Thursday, January 15, 2009

Announcing the winner!

Congratulations to Taradactyl in the Modern World, winner of the Style Statement workbook drawing! Email your mailing address to and we'll send it out!

Please contact us by January 30th or we'll have to choose another winner.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Manifesting Money and Prosperity (Yes! In This Economy!)

My thought process about life has changed drastically in the last couple of years or so. There have certainly been times that I've felt I didn't have enough. I have heard so many people say that business is slow because of the economy and their outlook is one of fear. They feel they will not succeed in present times.

My dad's catch phrase is: "Your Focus Determines Your Reality" He actually stole it from Star Wars, but it has still got to be one of the most brilliant things ever spoken. When he began saying it, I just passed it off as another one of his things that he says (and if you knew him, you'd know he has quite a few little sayings that he pulls out of his back pocket from time to time). As time went on, it sunk in deeper, and deeper, and deeper.

I began studying the Law of Attraction (LOA) over two years ago, and I am a believer. You are all probably believers and don't even know it. If you're a part of any religion or follow any spiritual teachings, there is a theme. Pray/cast spells/ perform rituals/ whatever it is that you do, and be FAITHFUL, and it will come to you. Ask and it is given. That is it. That's all there is to it. It sounds so simple, and yet your focus determines your reality. If you are focusing on a bad economy where you cannot thrive, guess what you get? A bad economy where you cannot thrive.

Practice being mindful of your thoughts, the things you speak, and the things you write. Keep your focus on the fact that there are still people out in the world with jobs that are still buying things (yes, even your product or service!!!) Focus on any incoming money you have, rather than outgoing money (hello tax returns!). Focus on the things that make you feel prosperous. Do you even know what makes you feel prosperous? Maybe that's a good place to start.

Here's a few resources for you deserving and powerful business women:

Multiple Streams of Income

The was written by my friend Melanie on her website: Aim for Abundance! Please feel free to peruse her site, I have a feeling you'll leave with inspiration.

Money and the Law of Attraction by Jerry and Esther Hicks (currently on sale- woot!)

Subscribe to the Everything LOA E-zine for tips in your email box.

A great video on "flowing downstream with money" here.

You can also join the discussions on money manifestation at The Wise Ways of Women.

Keep your vibe prosperous, and remember, your focus determines your reality!!!

Carly adds: My personal favorite is The Power of Positive Thinking, as it's more Bible-based, which is my faith preference. :-) When I started listening to the book on CD on my way to client appointments my sales skyrocketed! Believe it and receive it!

Monday, January 5, 2009

What's Your Style Statement?

Meet a workbook designed to shake you out of the things you've settled on (career, fashion, friends, home, etc.) and help you focus your intentions on what is truly right for your unique life. Is there any more powerful choice than to be authentic in every move you make?

You know the choices that you've made that bring you joy? Becoming friends with the right person, ditching a job that didn't fit, finding the dress that was exactly "you", art that grabs you by the eyelashes and won't let go? Take the time to discover your Style Statement and you'll find yourself making a lot more of those perfect choices. In Style Statement: Live By Your Own Design, you can take a profoundly fun journey to find the two words that represent who you are!

At first blush, it may sound over simplistic, self-absorbed, pretentious... but keep an open mind. I've started applying it to my life and already it's helping me to not only make wiser buying decisions but also to understand why I love what I do. There's also the added bonus of finding a newfound appreciation for yourself and what makes you tick.

Journeying through the many thought-provoking questionnaires and examples of others who've found their Style Statement, I found myself surprised by my own answers. I must have forgotten how much I yearn to travel, love sharing information, and want to wear dresses. (Dresses? Me? Really?).

The more true to your desires you are, the better able you are to fully love your life and make empowered choices. This is so incredibly important both for your business life (Seriously, why spend the majority of your waking hours doing something you don't find fulfilling? No excuses!) and for your personal life. It's important to be the fully realized version of yourself, especially if you have sweet impressionable children learning from your every move.

The book also has a "Lifestyle Map" which can be very helpful in keeping your goals balanced when putting together a visualization board/ Treasure Map. (We'll be discussing Treasure Maps in March).

I highly recommend working through the Statement slowly and mindfully. Relax and let it come naturally for the best result. Also, don't worry about what others think about your style statement. It only has to please you.

I enjoyed this book so much I gave it to all my girls for Christmas. Now we'd like to gift you with your own copy! We'll be randomly drawing one follower on January 15th. If you'd like to be included in the drawing please join our followers. We'll be doing a different giveaway each month!

Also available for purchase in our Amazon store.

(If you're curious, my style statement is Designed Celebration, and Dani's is Magical Visionary.)