If you believe that you must work hard in order to deserve the money that comes to you, then money cannot come to you unless you do work hard. Financial success, or any other kind of success, does not require hard work. It does require alignment of thought. You simply cannot offer negative thought about things that you desire and then make up for it with action or hard work. When you learn to direct your own thoughts, you will discover the true leverage of Energy alignment. ~Abraham/Ester Hicks
I am an entrepreneur. I have been my whole life. I’ve changed my career multiple times. Once because I could no longer physically do what I’d always loved - being a hairstylist.
Actually along with loving what I did, I was very good at my job. I always had a full book, many times with a waiting list that was booked two plus weeks in advance. I worked at one of the greatest salons in the world - Vidal Sassoon on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. I’ve also been an artistic and educational director with Carlton Hair International. And… I loved all the people that I met over the years.
The reason I bring up that career is that I was always abundant. From the get go as an assistant I was making, on some days, better money than the stylists (I was paid $1 per shampoo back in 1980). Worrying about my ability to make money wasn’t on my radar.
When I had to change my profession I first went into Real Estate… so not a good idea, for so many reasons! Then, my life became a real mess for a while and I finally realized that I had some major growing up to do. I went to therapy for a full year, then I began my spiritual journey and became a Licensed Spiritual Practitioner with Agape International Spiritual Center. I thought I could make it being a Spiritual Counselor… again for me, this alone, was not enough to own my abundance.
On September 11, 1999, I met my husband Nick, a Hypnotherapist. I quickly realized how powerful a modality for healing hypnotherapy is and went to Hypnosis Motivation Institute to become licensed.
I was able to get a fantastic job at Seasons Rehab Center in Malibu, and that was the big life changer.
I knew that the clients there would probably not appreciate any kind of a “Woo Woo” language, so I decided to focus on the Science aspect of Spirituality. I studied the hell out of so many cutting edge experts… Bruce Lipton, Gregg Braden, Deepak Chopra and many others. That knowledge changed everything. Clients resonated with the language of Spirituality that I speak, and many are, still to this day, not only sober, but LIVING A HAPPY LIFE.
But, this conversation isn’t really just about finding myself in my career. Let’s get back to the part about abundance.
I grew up with a mother who had a serious amount of fear around money. For her, there was never enough, and what she did have was spent on things other than me. So, I gained a belief that money is limited. If I wanted money (or anything) I had to work hard for it.
I finally got very tired of working so hard and never having enough, so I had to step back and look at my own belief system. I used the Plan of Creative Action, below, to come to my direct intention.
After reflecting on my belief system, here's what I came up with...
I have to say that it is absolutely a process. Owning that affirmation didn’t happen overnight, and I still have my days that are challenging. I am now more in alignment with my Power than my fear, and I'm so grateful for the tools that help to keep me focused and centered on what I really want out of this life.
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