8 Woo-Woo Things I Do Even Though I’m Not Superstitious

8 Woo-Woo Things I Do Even Though I’m Not Superstitious

Marketing legend Dan Kennedy is known for poking fun at new age, spiritual, and religious practices.

In the same breath, by his admission, he still practices what many consider “woo-woo” rituals.

I feel much the same way. I don’t know how much I buy into the woo-woo, but if you observed my actions even for just a week, you’d realize relatively quickly that some of what I do appears the furthest from logical and practical.

Here are eight woo-woo things I do even though I’m not superstitious.

I Meditate

Let’s start with what is probably the least superstitious thing I practice… meditation.

I was first introduced to it when I had a run-in with severe anxiety, and I did it out of necessity. It seemed to help.

In the years since I have tried many forms of meditation and have used it to visualize, change past events, uncover my spirit animal, and even more esoteric things.

It took a long time to cultivate as a habit, but it’s getting harder to imagine not meditating daily now.

I Declutter

When business is not flowing, one of the first things I do is declutter.

I’ll recycle old to-do lists, file away bills, take out the trash, take bottles and cans to the bottle depot, donate some things to Value Village, and so on.

Usually, after this has been completed, business starts flowing again, as if by magic. It’s also a documented phenomenon in Robert Anthony’s Beyond Positive Thinking.

A recent trip to Value Village did appear to set some things into motion in my life, though I can’t say for sure that there’s any correlation.

I Attempt to Feel as Good as I Can

This was instilled in me through various personal development programs like Your Wish Is Your Command.

I’ve become increasingly skeptical as to whether feeling good or “raising your vibrations” does anything to attract what you want, but all things being equal, it’s better to go through life feeling good rather than feeling bad, isn’t it?

I Whiteboard What I Want to Manifest

You could also call it goal setting. I’ll whiteboard a revenue goal for each month, and if I am compelled to, as I was during the recent total solar eclipse, I will also write down the things I want to manifest.

You don’t want to keep anything on your whiteboard for long, as the tool itself is designed to be used and reused.

So, if there’s anything I want to show up in my life, and I decide to whiteboard it, I will put a tighter timeline on it.

Though I do feel whiteboarding is a good way to keep my goals in front of me, I’m not certain that it has any inherent magical power.

I Feng Shui My Workspace

I’m not a Feng Shui master, but I do listen to those who are, such as Marie Diamond.

As a result, my desk is always facing the door, the direction of opportunity. I keep some (golden) currency on my desk as well. That’s about all I know to do, besides decluttering.

So far, I can’t say that it has helped in one way or another.

I Document My Income… in 3 Places

A bit of a weird habit, I suppose, but I document my income on my whiteboard, calendar pad, and computer.

The thought process is – the more I handle and manage money, the more I think about it, the more I document it, the more will come my way.

I used to think it made a difference, but I can’t say it has done anything for me lately.

I Affirm

Whenever I receive money, no matter the amount, I repeat the phrase in T. Harv Eker’s Secrets of the Millionaire Mind:

I am a money magnet. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

There is evidence that gratitude is a good thing, so this might be a worthy habit to perpetuate. The word is out on whether it magnetizes you to additional income though.

I Pray / Ask for Spiritual Gifts

I talk to the Universe almost daily.

As for spiritual gifts, I was not in the habit of asking for them previously, but I’ve seen Gary Spivey do it on his live streams, so I thought “Why not?”

If I get them, I’m better off. If not, I would be in the same position I was in before I started. What have I got to lose by trying?

Final Thoughts

Do you have any weird habits, rituals, or practices, even if you don’t entirely believe in them?

What things have you tried that seem to work?

What have you tried that hasn’t worked?

I look forward to your comments.

4 Things You Can do to Create Financial Flow in Your Life

4 Things You Can do to Create Financial Flow in Your Life

When it comes to money, there’s a simple truth we’re slow to embrace:

Millions and billions of dollars are changing hands every single day.

Then why does it seem like it’s so hard to earn a little extra? Why does it seem like there’s always more month left over than money?

Well, I’m not here to share about creating wealth. That’s another story for another time.

What I intend to cover here are a few simple things we can all do to create more flow in our lives. And while these steps may be “simple,” they are also life altering if engaged in consistently.

Read on to find out how you can create financial flow in your life…

Declutter

What I know for sure is that when you declutter – whether it’s your home, your head, or your heart – it is astounding what will flow into that space that will enrich you, your life, and your family. – Peter Walsh

Walsh’s quote says it all.

Whenever I file my mail away, clean up the desktop and downloads folder on my computer, or let go of things I no longer need, I am blessed with remarkable inflow – often in the form of new business.

Dr. Robert Anthony’s Beyond Positive Thinking also lends credence to this counter-intuitive truth.

Decluttering is also a form of completion. Rarely do people complete anything in their lives, and often hold onto objects charged with emotion, tragedy, and trauma. Letting go is healing, It’s an opportunity to complete what isn’t complete in your life. Completion doesn’t just show up – it’s created, and you can create it anytime you want.

Give & Be a Contribution

Giving does not only precede receiving; it is the reason for it. It is in giving that we receive. – Israelmore Ayivor

I went through a long period of being a people pleaser, but I eventually realized that there was nothing in it for me beyond self-sacrifice, and at some point, autoimmune disease.

The turning point for me came several years into my foray in network marketing. One summer, I lost the girl, I lost my business, and I even lost my faith. My prayers were hitting the ceiling, and I was – and I don’t use this word lightly – depressed.

That was the moment I decided to begin acting with agency. Making decisions for myself (especially financial decisions). Acting selfishly. And that worked for a while.

But eventually I got to the point where that simply wasn’t working anymore. And now I’m finding a balance. I’m discovering that giving and being a contribution out of abundance creates flow like few other things ever do.

How much should you give? Give generously.

Who or what should you give to? People or causes you’re passionate about.

What does giving and contributing do for you?

Just yesterday, my post about my productivity tool stack was bombarded with hundreds of views, I added a new subscriber to my online academy for artists and creatives, and I landed a new ghostwriting opportunity.

(Now all I need is an assistant or writing partner to divide and conquer my workload with…)

Express Gratitude

Look for good things about where you are, and in your state of appreciation, you lift all self-imposed limitations – and all limitations are self-imposed – and you free yourself for the receiving of wonderful things. – Abraham-Hicks

If you’re always looking to the future for the fulfillment of your dreams, it means you’re discontent in this moment. Because you’re discontent in this moment, you can’t attract or create what you desire. What you lack is gratitude for all that you already have.

If you are grateful and happy for what you already have, it creates a space for what you want to enter your world. Remain in that grateful, happy space and you won’t just feel better, but you will also see your desires manifest.

If you are grateful and happy for what you already have, it creates a space for what you want to enter your world. Share on X

Recently, my friend reminded me of this simple truth.

Step into Your Calling

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.’ – Martin Luther King Jr.

There is no hiding in 2023. You either step into your calling and prosper or you shy away from your greatness and languish in obscurity.

In 2023, I am embracing my personal brand. I’m embracing all I am instead of trying to contain my interests in neat little niches.  That has never worked for my anyway. I’m stepping into who I was always meant to be, making the difference I was always meant to make.

If you choose to step into your calling, know one thing – it will invite change into your life. Your friends will change. Your community will change. Your career, or profession, or business may change. Remain open to change.

Final Thoughts

Are you looking to create the best year you’ve ever had? Then you would merit a reading of my Start Your Year the Right Way, an inspirational work guiding you through goal-setting, planning, and achieving, complete with prompts you can follow to self-diagnose and identify the steps necessary to having your best year ever.

When Nothing is Moving in Your Artistic Career, Do This

When Nothing is Moving in Your Artistic Career, Do This

There often comes a time in one’s career where despite a lot of activity, nothing really seems to be moving.

You’re doing work, but money’s not coming in. You’re making calls to venues, but no one’s returning them. You’re posting on social media, but engagement is down.

We often write these off as the ebbs and flows of life, and many times they are. But the universe might also be calling your attention to something else.

In author Dr. Robert Anthony’s Beyond Positive Thinking, he talks about how clearing the clutter in your environment can invite fresh opportunity into your life.

And while it sounds kind of fluffy, I have experienced this on too numerous an occasion to call it serendipity.

Most recently, I spent some time sweeping the floors, taking out the garbage and recycling, getting rid of old to-do lists, going through my emails, cleaning the dishes, and filing away my mail.

The effect wasn’t immediate, as I’ve often experienced it, but after doing a little outreach, sure enough, new freelancing opportunities started lining up. Miraculously, one of the freelancing contracts that I thought was going to be terminated ended up being renewed!

When nothing is moving, oftentimes, it’s just the universe telling you:

Look, I want to give you new stuff. But right now, you’re holding onto too much. So, I’m going to have to keep these blessings in escrow until you start making room for them.

And understand that “space” doesn’t just mean physical space. It can also mean mental and emotional space. Sometimes, what we’re thinking, and feeling is so dense already, there’s no room for anything else to get in.

So, in addition to things already mentioned, here are some other ways to start clearing space in your world so you can receive fresh blessings:

  • Clean up the desktop and “Downloads” folder on your computer
  • Meditate and surrender
  • Finish errands, to-do items, and projects so they aren’t occupying mind space anymore
  • Get out into nature (two hours per week is recommended for your well-being)
  • Change your environment and leave town for a few days
  • Get a massage
  • Go through your garage and junk drawer and purge, sell, or give away things you no longer need
  • Pay your bills, as falling behind can create unwanted financial blockages
  • Clear the air with a coworker, colleague, significant other, friend, or family member
  • Seek out coaching or counseling

It should be stressed that breakthroughs are often available in communication, so whenever you’re stuck, it’s worth getting into conversation. Bear in mind, though, it’s the opposite of what you’re going to want to do when you’re feeling down, so you might need to push through the discomfort to initiate.

When nothing is moving, look for opportunities to clear the clutter in your environment.

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