This is Step 1 of my experimental ten-step method to manifest money. Please read the previous post for an overview of the method and the thirty-day experiment (March 13 to April 11).
During this money experiment, I will be posting each of the steps on Mondays and Thursdays (with an extra post tomorrow to jumpstart your goals). Please subscribe to receive the posts by e-mail in the right column, or follow me on Twitter or on Instagram to see the links as they are posted.
Step 1: Know What You Want
The first step is to decide what you want. It’s the first step for achieving any goal, but since we’re talking about manifesting more money, you may ask yourself the following questions:
- How much extra money do you need?
- How do you want to receive it, as a lump sum or as a monthly income?
- Why do you need extra money? How do you intend to use it?
- When would you like to reach that goal?
- What are you willing to give in exchange: your time, your expertise, your talent?
Take some time now to give it some thought and answer each of the questions today. You may want to use a notebook for this experiment and write down your thoughts every day as they come to you. This will especially be useful in steps 3 and 4 when we start exploring ideas and experimenting with them.
It’s okay if you don’t have all the answers yet. Start with what comes to mind. You can always readjust along the way.
Don’t worry about whether you think your goal is possible and how you will achieve it. Dream big! Let go of the “how” for now and just focus on what you would like to achieve. Whatever you can visualize is within your reach vibrationally, or you wouldn’t be able to visualize it. In the next step, we will address any limiting beliefs you may have that prevent you to fully believe it’s possible.
As an example, I will share with you my answers to the above questions.
I have decided that I want to earn an extra $1000 net per month to start with, just to teach myself that it’s possible to earn an extra income and to be able to live more comfortably: go on adventures, take a trip to a new place with my kids once a year, and start investing. As a bonus, since we’re in the realm of manifesting and anything is possible, I would LOVE to have an extra $50,000 as a lump sum to be able to buy another house, either as a real estate investment or to move in and lease the one we have now. It would give me a lot more options for my future.
My deadline for these two goals is August 31 2017, which gives me a little over five months. If I break down my goal into monthly goals, I want to be able to earn an extra $100 in April, $400 in May, $700 in June, $1000 in July, $1000 in August, then earn $1000 regularly. The $50,000 lump sum can come any time between now and August 31.
I intend to generate that money by doing something I’m passionate about and offering a service that will benefit a lot of people. And I want part of this income to be passive income, either through investments or royalties. I have some ideas about what I want to do specifically, and I will give some examples in Step 3, but for now I’d rather keep it general.
I encourage you to do this exercise right now, even if you only have ten minutes. You will get a chance to revise your goal if needed along the way. If you don’t have a notebook yet, use a piece of paper, or your phone’s memo app, or write an e-mail to yourself. Just get started with something.
Writing down your goal may trigger some limiting beliefs to come up, such as “There is no way I can achieve this goal. Nobody I know ever started a successful business. Who am I to think I can succeed? I don’t have any skills to offer that people would be willing to pay for.” That’s good! Welcome them. Write them down. We will address them tomorrow.
Overview of the Next Steps
Tomorrow we will explore Step 2: uncover any limiting beliefs you may have and work on rewriting them to make them serve you better.
Then on Thursday we will do Step 3: unleash our creativity and come up with ideas on how to achieve those goals.
We cover three steps this week, because I want you to get started on your goal as soon as possible. Then there will be two steps per week for the rest of the experiment.
Good luck, and have fun with this! View it as going on a treasure hunt. Who knows what you will uncover!