It first happened a few weeks ago.
I was more than ready to throw the towel in the ring and call it quits on my coaching business; who was I kidding? I’d surely never have another paying customer again!
In fact, I had given myself until the end of this year to get one client, or else I’d end the existence of my business on January 1st.
Or 2nd, probably, seeing as everything is always closed on New Year’s Day.
My business coach (I am currently enrolled in a programme trying to figure out how this “running your own business”-thing works) tried to talk some courage (read: sense) into me.
She even went as far as to congratulate me: “You are now really a business owner, an entrepreneur,” she exclaimed. And then she had the audacity to – literally – applaud me for the pain I was going through.
“It’s all part of the process” – Eugh. Where have I heard that before?
(Hint: that was in coaching school. And that teacher had been right)
Anyway, that’s when I heard about alignment, inner beings and manifesting.
Basically, according to the Universal Law of Attraction, we can get anything we want, as long as we believe in it. If we believe it can happen, no matter how, when or where, we can attract anything we wish for in our lives.
(That’s the short version, for more info on manifesting and the Law of Attraction I highly recommend spending some time on Google on a lazy – and possibly rainy – Sunday afternoon)
All that we are is a result of what we have thought
So I did the unthinkable. Which is kind of my thing, but still.
What I did was this: I sat for a bit, alone in my room, and just shouted internally: “I want a client! I WANT A CLIENT!!”
Clients don’t fall from skies, I know, and just wanting something alone won’t make it happen per se.
But here’s where it gets a bit… odd.
Also a few weeks ago I entered an online challenge to learn Google Ads, my best friend and forever nemesis in one (it’s possible).
I did everything I was taught and more, and after a while I had created an online ad to attract more traffic to my renewed website – first get the data before you can measure the data.
However… Google kept saying the ad wasn’t showing. All zeros: zero shows, zero clicks, zero costs.
I did everything I could, searched all over the web, but failed to find a solution for my problem. Switching the ad off and on and off again did nothing; the zeros remained.
Until I checked my billing info, where it said my ad had generated over 100 clicks within a few days… Whut?
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
So, somehow, my ad was working, even if the results were not showing (this issue is still to be resolved by Google).
Here’s the breakdown: as I was shouting at the Universe that all I wanted were clients, my underdeveloped online ad was silently luring people to my website. My website, that I had just renewed with the helps of my business coach to speak more to my ideal client. Really grab their attention.
And somehow, some of those people stuck around.
On the same day my frustrations were growing so intense I was counting down the months to go before I could call it quits, I got an email request from someone who’s now my client.
They are the first of three. In three weeks’ time.
Have I suddenly made it as a coach? Am I suddenly successful? Nope, nowhere near.
But I am on my way again.
And I have learned something: maybe this whole manifesting what you want isn’t such a crazy idea. Perhaps there’s actually some truth in it.
Plus, truth or not, at least there’s no harm in trying.
I’ve stocked up on 10 tests and 10 special binders for my clients. Let’s see if I can manifest all of them to be used up before the end of this year 😉
Do you believe in the Law of Attraction and manifesting your wants? Or do you have other ways of dealing with frustrations and desires? Let me know in a comment!