The truth: I’ve manifested everything I’ve really wanted in my life.
Manifestation — also known as the law of attraction — has become popular the last few years. For me, manifestation has been a part of my intuitive practice for as long as I can remember.
My approach to manifestation has been a tried-and-true method that helped me become one of the youngest female Vice Presidents on the trading floor of Goldman Sachs and is the foundation of my entrepreneurial success as a founder, CEO, and leader. Manifestation has given me the confidence and determination to continue to create the vision for my life.
My Manifestation Method
If you’re ready to embark on your manifestation journey or are looking to supplement your current technique, here’s a look into my practice.
MANIFESTATION IS NOT PASSIVE
There’s this analogy that I really like to use: The universe is a GPS system, and it is always conspiring on our behalf. But, just like when you tap into your GPS, you need to ensure you’re clear about where you want to go. Once you’re clear on where you’re headed, then comes the part of manifestation that many people miss: You’ve got to take steps to get there.
You’ve got to turn on the engine, press the gas, and then you need to drive. This combination of a clear vision and taking action is often overlooked. While manifestation does require us to trust the process and to be patient with time, it is not meant to supplement the time and energy it takes to reach our goals or see our dreams flourish.
“The sad truth is that most people don’t see their dreams or visions come to fruition — not because they’re unattainable or farfetched, but because they give up too soon.” – Nancy Twine
MANIFESTATION REQUIRES GRIT
Let’s stick with the GPS analogy for a moment longer: You’ve gotten in the car, typed in the address, and you’re driving along your route when suddenly, there’s a detour. Your GPS doesn’t notify you of the flooding, road closure, or accident that has thrown you off your path. What do you do?
Most of us would say we’d simply find another way. We’d go as far as to say we’d work our way around the detour and trust that the GPS would reroute us toward our destination. But when it comes to manifestation, when our path is blocked or we are redirected, most of us turn our backs on the GPS (aka the universe) and do not trust that a new path will lead us to our destination.
The sad truth is that most people don’t see their dreams or visions come to fruition — not because they’re unattainable or farfetched, but because they give up too soon.
MANIFESTATION IS A MENTAL MUSCLE
So much of manifesting is about mindset. To have clarity on what you want and to muster up the will to stay the course requires a lot of discipline. Investing in your mental muscle is an investment in your overall wellness routine, just like lifting weights. By consistently working out your mental muscle, you’re able to build resilience and have a relentless mindset toward achieving your goals.
The stronger your mental muscle, the better you can manage stress and disappointment when things don’t go your way. You’re better equipped to manage the inevitable disappointment and rejection that comes with pursuing your desires because you’re equipped with the tools to process and bounce back.
How I Build My Mental Muscle
1. Your thoughts shape your reality
So for me, a foundational component of my mental muscle is meditation. The more that I train my brain to latch onto the thoughts around positivity and optimism and release the things that are opposite of that, the more I’m able to strengthen my emotional resiliency.
2. Boundaries are essential
Especially with yourself. One boundary I honor is never taking on too much. If you try to tackle too many goals at once, you start to lose focus, which can impact the quality of your work. I always take an audit of how many things I am trying to achieve to prioritize and distribute my work over time. Think long-term success versus short-term satisfaction.
“I’ve noticed the times in life when I had the toughest experience manifesting was when I had people in my sphere who were bringing in negative energy.” – Nancy Twine
3. Start to assess your social circles
Surrounding myself with the right, positive people has helped me get to where I want to be. I’ve noticed the times in life when I had the toughest experience manifesting was when I had people in my sphere who were bringing in negative energy. (Negative energy looked like gossiping, saying things to make me second guess myself, or actively engaging in bad habits I started picking up on because of proximity.)
PRO TIP: A quick way to audit relationships? Ask yourself: Is this person helping me and supporting me in ways that give me energy, or are they sucking that away from me?
4. Physical health matters
If I want to do good, I need to feel good. Investing in my physical health through nourishing meals and life-giving movement allows me to have the energy and focus to make clear decisions, improve my mood, and feel grounded in my body.
5. Review your goals
To avoid doing too many things at once (see point two), I do a weekly breakdown and review of my vision in bite-sized tracking and reassessment. By creating a weekly goals list for what I want to achieve in 3-6 months allows me to have more focus and less frustration.
Are you ready to manifest all year long? Share what steps you want to try or resonate with in the comments.