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How to Consciously Create Yourself in 3 Easy Steps

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For many of us, to consciously create yourself at any moment is foreign language. All we know is how to routinely survive through life by first making a living then followed by making a life. How many times have you heard someone say that they can’t wait to get off of work, can’t wait for vacation or even can’t wait until an event happens so they can feel “alive” again.

Why is it we are always waiting for a special moment to finally seize it? What about right now? How can we enjoy this very moment that is occurring? How can we make this moment and day just as exciting as our next vacation? It all starts with our conscious.

Ever since I was young, I have always been fascinated with the mind. I even wanted to become a neurologist because of all of the fascination that the mind brought to my attention. Instead, I took a different route and decided that I wanted to be in business for myself and also study the power of the mind and how it works.

When I was nine years old, my mother introduced me to the law of attraction and even told me that we can obtain our desires with our minds. As a young girl, this was so exciting to experiment with. Although I did this, it only lasted about a week before I forgot all about it, and went back to the life of survival.

It wasn’t until I was in my early twenties that I started to really take this seriously, and I first started by consciously creating myself as a person. During this time, I was very negative, angry, and excessively indulged in alcohol. I knew that I couldn’t live like this and that I had to make drastic changes fast.

During this period, I was very depressed, isolated myself from friends and family, and even wanted to give up on myself. I began to read books again on the Law of Attraction and any book that would basically help me use my mind to achieve anything I truly desired. In my heart, I knew that it was possible to do this, I just had to believe that it would in my own life.

I started to become fascinated all over again with how we can consciously create our lives with our minds. However, even though I was extremely fascinated, I also had doubt in the back of my mind which would occasionally creep in and convince me that this was impossible. We are constantly fighting the voices in our heads that are telling us that we cannot achieve something.

When this happens, I have learned the three steps that I outline below help eliminate those negative voices:

1. Everyday visualize the end result

In my case, I was constantly visualizing a happy woman with amazing energy and aura all around her. A woman who was approachable and helps as many people as she came into contact with.

“Envisioning the end is enough to put the means in motion.”- Dorothea Brande

2. Spending 10-15 minutes psychologically traveling into the space of my desire

For example, if I wanted to travel more, I would consciously travel to the place of desire and imagine myself being there at that moment and literally living the current world that I was living in. I started to do this so often that I would sometimes forget that I was here on earth. Once you begin to do this on a consistent basis with all of your desires, you start living in the moment of your dreams and goals.

At times, I get carried away, thus when I come back to the present moment I begin to name some of the things I am grateful for to stay grounded. It is easy to flow away in the future and abandon the present time and moment. We don’t want to do this either because we want to enjoy the present moment as much as we can.

3. Feeding your mind the right thoughts

I like to think of our minds as gardens. When we are constantly taking care of our minds with the right thoughts, we eliminate any weeds (negative thoughts) that try to grow in our gardens. When we feed our minds with the right things, we give our focus to positivity and our goals and dreams.

Think about this for a moment. When you encounter something negative, does your mind become sucked into that energy that it might throw off your whole mood and even affect your day? I know it has for me which is why I am so careful with where I am investing my mental energy.

If negative energy comes my way, I immediately ignore it so that I don’t give it the attention it wants to possibly grow into a bigger issue. The next time a negative thought tries to enter your conscious, ask yourself “Is this really worth my mental energy?” If not, dismiss it, and immediately replace it with a positive thought that resonates with your dreams and goals.

“A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.” – David Bailey

How are you making sure you are the best version of yourself you can be every day? Make sure to let us know in the comments below!

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Christina Araujo is from San Francisco, CA and still is residing in the Bay Area. She is a life coach, investor, and influencer. Her passion is helping people love themselves and finding their passion in life. Christina is committed to personal growth and has a strong desire to help as many individuals as she can and start traveling to third world countries to also teach. She believes that life is meant to be lived being truly happy and falling in love with your gift every single day. You can contact Christina through her Facebook page.

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  1. Lovey

    Oct 9, 2017 at 2:17 am

    Perfect testament to the power of our “conscious efforts” in the moment. The present is where are most important lessons are learned. Thank you for sharing your story and your light Christina.

  2. vladi

    Oct 5, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    nice article

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Don’t Want To Feel Like A Failure Anymore? Stop Doing These 6 Things

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It’s pretty annoying isn’t it? All those great and accomplished people telling you that FAILURE is a necessity on your way to success. Yeah, that’s easy for them to say; they’re already ‘on the other side’! You on the other hand, are still struggling all day everyday to get your business lifted off the ground and are really not that sure if you’re indeed going to make it.

There’s that little voice in your head that keeps telling you that you don’t have the stuff to make it all happen. Not now and not ever. You feel like a failure…it’s holding you back and you don’t know how to deal with it. Well you could do yourself a favor and start dealing with it by doing the following things:

1. Stop Denying You Feel Like A Failure

Telling yourself things are going great when they’re not is one of the biggest, though most useless, coping mechanisms human beings deploy in rough times. Common denial signals among entrepreneurs: trying to regain more control by working even more hours and on the other side compensating this by letting go of all this control by partying and drinking way too hard.

What you’re doing is denying yourself the opportunity to actually feel what’s going on and acknowledge the problem; that both you and your business are in a bad place. Without acknowledging it, it’ll be pretty difficult to actually STOP feeling it. And remember, just because you feel like a failure, this does not mean that you indeed ARE a failure!

2. Stop Making It Bigger Than it Really Is

This is one of those other ‘fun’ things human beings do; we blow things way out of proportion in our heads! In business, when you lose that big client you’ve been working on for weeks, it feels like it’s the end of the world. You start doubting yourself, your strategy, your entire business model right up to the point where you barely sleep because you’re working on pivoting the whole thing.

But what if that customer simply didn’t have the money to go for your service anyway? Or what if they just decided to go for someone who is cheaper but who offers less quality? Does that mean there’s something wrong with YOU? Or that this was the ONLY customer out there and that you’re now doomed forever?

Of course not, it simply means that THIS CUSTOMER wasn’t a match. It’s a bit like dating actually…So if you take this into consideration, could it be that you just feel like a failure instead of really not succeeding in that what you want to at this point in time?

3. Stop Thinking You’re The Only One Who Feels Like This

You’re not! With the possible exception of the true sociopaths, that feeling you’re feeling is very normal to EVERYONE. It might not seem like it on the outside – because people don’t like to acknowledge this remember – but I can guarantee you that it’s true. But unlike 99% of the world’s population, YOU’RE not going to let this feeling stop you in your tracks. Are you?

4. Stop Thinking You’re Supposed To Be Superhuman

In fact, it’s very likely that you’re already doing, learning and succeeding at WAY more than most other people are. But for entrepreneurs, somehow, that never seems to be enough. You don’t just want to be successful after a few years of hard work (which is normal). You want to be successful after only a few months. Because you’re special…or at least you think you are…

Well, here’s the truth: you ARE special! But…it’s just not very likely that you’re one of those – very very rare – entrepreneurial superstars that – seemingly – just added some hot water and got instant business success as a result.

5. Stop Being So Incredibly Stubborn

Entrepreneurs are stubborn…almost by default. It’s what makes them push forward in the hardest of times. But…if you’re not doing the right things right you might just be hammering a square peg through a round hole. Which will only add to that frustrated feeling you’re already having. So why not stop being so stubborn for a moment, stop hammering away on that what obviously is not working and ask for help?

No matter who you ask – a business mentor or coach, a befriended entrepreneur – someone with a neutral perspective on you and our business will be very likely to see what’s going on with a lot more clarity than you can and can guide you to a place that will feel a whole lot more comfortable.

6. Stop Being Afraid Of Failure

I know, I know, you’ve heard this a million times before and you wouldn’t be in this pickle if you could do this. Right? I’m right there with ya!

But, if you get really rational about it, what’s the worst that could happen?

  • You might have to get a ‘real’ job for a while and start over on the side;
  • You might not be able to afford your rent anymore…but with Airbnb on the 1 hand and couchsurfing on the other, you should be able to work it out somehow;
  • You’ll have all the more experience to start over a whole lot faster;
  • You’ll be no less respected by anyone because it’s clear you gave it your all;
  • In a few years, when you’re an established and supersuccessful entrepreneur you’ll also have a cool failure story to tell;
  • None of your limbs will fall off;

Now that’s not too bad for a plan B is it? Failure is such a negative word. And the associated feeling is terrible and numbing. But really…how is giving it your all and not succeeding really the same as failing? Shouldn’t the definition of failure not be along the lines of ‘not even trying’ or ‘giving up when it gets hard’?

In other words: stop beating yourself up over this!

There’s really no need to feel like a failure at all because you’re sticking your neck out, you’re trying to make a difference and you’re still moving upward on that treacherous entrepreneurial mountain.

And that…is what success REALLY is.

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Quotes To Live By:

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

“If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want” – Richard Yates

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“We are all failures – at least the best of us are.” – J.M. Barrie

“Success is stumbling form failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill

“Don’t let success go to your head and failure to your heart” – Will Smith

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