A year ago, you wouldn’t have caught me dead writing a blog post about the Law of Attraction.
The concept seemed way too abstract for me, and didn’t appear to be grounded in any sort of science.
I thought, “how can sitting at home and ‘intending’ for something to happen really do anything?
I honestly believed it was some sort of hoax used to get lazy people to believe they could achieve their dreams…
But over the past few months, some CRAZY things have happened in my life…
And I’ve had had no choice but to change my mind. I’ve been converted into a believer.
I now believe that the techniques used to harness the Law of Attraction are among the most powerful Jedi Mind Tricks available to us.
Today, my intention is to share with you my story with the Law of Attraction to illustrate how well it can work, and to give you the tools to utilize it in your own life.
Whether you’re totally skeptical about it like I was, or you’re already using some of these techniques… you’ve come to the right place.
Now sit back, relax, and let me tell you a little story…
The Universe Introduces Me to The Law of Attraction
It all started in August 2012.
After spending July at The Bold Academy, I went back to my hometown of St-Bruno for a vacation and some family time.
I spent the next 2 weeks relaxing at my Mom’s place, watching the Olympics, swimming in the lake and hanging out with old friends.
All I wanted was to recharge my batteries and get in the right mindset to make big things happen when I got back to Boulder.
It was a lovely vacation, and on one of my last days in St-Bruno I went for breakfast with my mom’s best friend, Estelle.
Now Estelle is one of the most interesting people I know: she’s deeply spiritual and always turns me on to some cool, mind-opening stuff.
Earlier in the year, she had introduced me to Dr. Wayne Dyer, who has become one my favorite spiritual teachers and has been a huge influence in my life ever since.
When we got together for breakfast, Estelle told me cheerfully, “Phil, I’ve got some good news for you… I ordered some new personal development material, and they sent me everything in double. I’d love to give you the extra copies.”
I got really excited and immediately retorted, “Awesome, bring it on!!!”.
After breakfast we went back to her place, and she joyfully handed me a copy of Wayne’s book Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting.
She also gave me a 6-CD set of a talk he gave about the art of manifesting.
The Universe had just dropped some Wayne Dyer material on my lap…
Call me crazy, but right there and then, I knew something special was going to happen.
I picked up the book with curiosity, and read from its back:
“This book is dedicated to your mastery of the art of realizing all your desires. The greatest gift you have been given is the gift of your imagination. Everything that now exists was once imagined. And everything that will ever exist must first be imagined.
Wishes Fulfilled is designed to take you on a voyage of discovery, wherein you can begin to tap into the amazing manifesting powers that you possess within you and create a life in which all that you imagine for yourself becomes a present fact.”
Sounded pretty interesting to me!
I got home, opened the book, and embarked on a new spiritual adventure…
Learning About the Law of Attraction
Because of my deep respect for Wayne Dyer’s work, I decided to put my skepticism about the Law of Attraction on hold and to give this whole thing a fair shot.
I started learning and applying these new concepts diligently, hoping for big results.
But then… nothing happened.
I figured I probably just needed to keep practicing the different techniques before I could unleash their power.
A few weeks past, and one day, I received a random email from a reader telling me I should check out this audio program called Your Wish is Your Command.
I had no idea what it was, but I was intrigued so I clicked on the link.
It was a 13-CD set on practical strategies for applying the Law of Attraction.
The Universe had struck again.
I loaded my iPhone with the tracks and got busy learning.
Over the next 13 days, I listened to one CD every day, trying to implement as much as I could.
As soon as I finished the program… I started on track 1 again, and went through the whole thing a second time to make sure I really got it.
After that second listen, I knew I was ready to start manifesting some cool shit.
Let the Fun Begin
The first thing on my agenda was to manifest a successful result for my new course, The Superhuman Blueprint.
I was just starting to create and promote the course, and it was a HUGE task in front of me. It was scary, intimidating, and I really wanted it to work out well.
For the next 4 weeks I applied all the techniques I had learned and set my intention on attracting 40 applicants for the course.
I worked my ass off every day, putting in the time and effort needed to create everything… But deep down knowing I had a trick up my sleeve thanks to the LoA techniques I was using.
In the days leading up to the application deadline, I focused twice as hard on keeping a clear intention to attract 40 applicants for the course.
Finally, on October 1st at 8pm, the application for my first ever online course closed…
I tallied things up, and was both amazed and mind-blown when I realized that I had received… exactly 40 applications for the program.
Maybe that whole manifestation thing wasn’t so crazy after all…
Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good
Fast-forward to a month later.
I was getting ready to launch the second version of the Superhuman Blueprint, this time aiming for 30 applicants (because I had less time to promote).
I started using the techniques again, while working super hard at the same time.
Despite my best efforts, 1 week before the application deadline, I only had 11 applications…
I started to doubt. My optimism dwindled.
But then I remembered that one of the critical components to manifesting is TOTAL BELIEF.
I got my head straight, and kept on pushing.
A few days later, on the last day of applications, I received the 29th application… 20 minutes before the deadline.
Over the next 20 minutes, I hit refresh on my inbox constantly .
3 minutes before the application closed, here it was… the 30th application.
I was blown away…
And little did I know there was more to come…
Keep Riding the Wave
2 weeks ago, the craziness continued.
On the plane ride home from Jonathan Budd’s Unstoppable Entrepreneur seminar, I made the conscious decision to lead my own live event in 2013.
It was an equally exciting and scary thought, and I had no idea how or when it was going to happen, but I decided to start using the LoA techniques and make it come true.
3 days later, I get a phone call from my buddy Dan Adams.
He excitedly tells he’s thinking of organizing a personal empowerment summit based on the Hero’s Journey in 2013…
And he wants us to partner up and create the event together.
Within minutes I tell him I’m in, and we start brainstorming ideas for the event.
I can’t believe my luck.
And then, that night, I get home and check my inbox… only to find an email from a guy named Evan Clark, telling me about 6-day empowerment retreat he wants to organize in California in the summer of 2013…
And he’s offering me to be the Lead Coach for the event.
Woah. This is just too good!
How YOU Can Use the Law of Attraction
I hope that by now it’s clear that even though 4 months ago I didn’t believe in any of this stuff, there’s really something special happening here.
Now, I want to give you the tools I’ve used since August to manifest all these great things, so you can do the same.
Just like I did when I started out, I invite you to suspend any skepticism you might still have, and to just give this a fair shot.
What’s the worst that can happen?
Here, my friend, is the step-by-step framework on how to manifest your dreams.
1. Decide What You Want
The first step is to decide what you want to manifest.
Is it a new job? A girlfriend/boyfriend? The perfect roommate? Some new clients for your business?
What is it that you really want?
Note: You can choose to attract a specific thing (ie, I want to get 40 new applicants), a general thing (ie, I want to have more money), or a feeling (ie, I want to feel fulfilled and joyful)
2. Get a Burning Desire for its Achievement
Whatever you want to manifest, you must WANT IT BAD. Like, deep down to your core.
This is very important.
The stronger your desire, the stronger the vibration you’ll be sending out… and the greater your motivation will be to take action.
Note: To increase your desire, it can help to write out a list of 5-10 reasons why you really want that thing to happen.
3. Feel Good
While listening to Your Wish is Your Command, something funny happened.
Kevin Trudeau spent 2 full hours talking about the importance of FEELING GOOD, and I realized that The Feel Good Lifestyle might be even more powerful than I had originally thought.
He made it very clear that each day your #1 priority should be to feel good: joyful, enthusiastic and energized.
This will send out a positive vibration in the Universe, will make you more inspired, and make you more attractive to others.
Exercise, meditation, gratitude, time with friends, helping others, time in nature, a “glass half-full” attitude, and doing work you love, are all great ways to feel good.
If you want to hone your skills in feeling good, check out my eBook The Feel Good Guide: 25 Strategies to Increase Your Energy, Happiness and Mojo.
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”~Napoleon Hill
Whatever you want to manifest, you must have an unshakable belief that it is going to happen.
When you think about it, it should feel totally natural; you should be excited, like a kid before Christmas.
If thinking about your dream creates negative emotions, it means that you don’t really believe in it. You need to recalibrate.
There will be times when your belief might dwindle, and in these times you must stay strong and keep faith. The moment you stop believing, it’s game over.
5. “Feeliualize” Every Night
This might very well be the most powerful strategy of them all.
In Wishes Fulfilled, Wayne Dyer makes it crystal clear that the last 5-10 minutes before we go to bed are the most important time of our entire day.
Why? Because we are about to go into our dream state, and whatever we consciously think about in the minutes leading up to sleep will “marinate” in our subconscious mind for the next 4 hours.
What we put into our consciousness in those precious few minutes literally reprograms our mind and shapes our future.
Right before bed, close your eyes, and visualize + feel what you want to manifest, from the perspective that you already have it.
Feel the joy, the excitement and the gratitude. The more vividly you can see and feel it, the more potent the technique is.
It is highly beneficial that you do this every night, and turn it into a habit. I personally decided to take it a step further, and do it both at night and in morning after my meditation.
6. Take Massive Action
This is where most people get caught up. From my experience, it’s combining the strategies I’ve outlined above with MASSIVE action that really pays off.
It’s like this: if you want the Universe to deliver exactly what you want into your life experience, you must be willing to do your part of the deal.
You must “co-create” the result you want.
When we put ourselves out there, are willing to take risks and do the work… the Universe always rewards us one way or another.
“Being infinitely patient means having an absolute knowing that you’re in vibrational harmony with the all-creating force that intended you here. You know that everything will happen at just the right time, at just the right place, with just the right people.” ~Wayne Dyer
I have to be honest… There are things I’ve been visualizing since day 1 that haven’t happened yet.
And that’s fine.
I believe that everything is happening in divine order, and the Universe always delivers what we need, when we need it.
There’s no such thing as overnight successes, and while you’ll occasionally hear crazy stories of everything working out perfectly, that’s generally not how it goes.
Stay on the path, keep applying the techniques, do the work… and everything will work out exactly as it’s meant to.
My friend, if you’ve been intrigued by the Law of Attraction for a while, I hope you see this post as a nudge from the Universe to start applying it in your life.
I gave you a quick overview of the principles in this post, but I highly encourage you to go more in depth to really understand them.
Here are some fantastic resources to do so:
Now I’d love to hear from you. Have you ever had successes with the Law of Attraction? Any crazy stories?
And if you’re just starting out, did this post open up your eyes to new possibilities?
Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think!
Here’s to enjoying our present reality… and creating an even better future!