I have seen so many brilliant women entrepreneurs with spectacular vision and unique ideas, and yet they fizzle out. Their business fails to exist because they fail to commit, streamline, align and harness their energies to their ideas. They fail to connect the disparate dots in their lives and small business perspectives through a solid plan. In order to be successful, we need to understand that growth cannot be haphazard, and that, progress is systematic and disciplined; long-term success is not a matter of fluke. Entrepreneur or not, everyone, including you, need a plan, an integrated roadmap and a blueprint to invite abundance into your business and life. A roadmap is like the GPS system that helps you arrive at your destination, with ease and confidence, without which you would have gotten lost. Don’t have a blueprint for your life and business yet? Here is how to start:
Critically Assess What You Have and What You Want
Assess your life situation at this point honestly. Understand where you, your personal life and your business stand currently. Write down the existing strengths, weaknesses, and the limitations of your business.
- Understand “what” you want to do as a woman entrepreneur (your unique talent)
- Determine “why” you want to do it (your passion and motivation)
- Decide “when” you want to achieve this (a deadline)
- Establish “how” you want to do this (resources: background, education, skills, contacts)
The below given mission statement encapsulates all these points in one sentence:
“By 2018, I want to launch my business as a professional health coach because inspiring myself and others to lead a healthy lifestyle is my passion, and I will use my education in Food and Nutrition, and my yoga training to prepare personalized health and wellness plans for my clients.
It’s your turn now! Try to write your own mission statement by working on the ‘when’, ‘what’, ’why’, and ‘how’ areas, in the following sentence:
By (when), I want to be a (what) because I like to (why) and I will do this through (how) ……
Commit to a System
This step is the elaboration of the ‘how’ part. A successful blueprint contains directions and actionable points that help you achieve whatever you want. Progress is not possible without productivity, and productivity is not possible without a method, process, and a system. It requires conscious and systematic efforts, and a certain degree of discipline in your thinking and regimen. It can be a small but productive habit that is bound to make your roadmap impactful. For instance:
- Waking an hour early every day.
- Setting aside half an hour, everyday, to work on a new business aspect.
- Calling up 3 new prospects every day.
- Saving some money every month for investment in stocks.
Cultivate a Positive Mindset
Change comes from within, so work towards building a solid foundation. Positive thoughts fuel positive actions, and ultimately, a positive life.
- Learn to curb fears, negativity, and pessimism, etc. Work on your self-esteem, confidence, self-belief, vision, values, and cultivate positivity in each aspect.
- Adopt a progress-oriented mindset, instead of an absolute success and failure one, which means that you see every step, big or small, as progress and a learning opportunity. This progress-oriented mindset helps you keep going despite difficulties, challenges, and failures encountered on the way.
- Adopt a prosperous, wealthy, and abundance mindset, and start seeing your talent and your business as a chasm to attract the abundance that the universe has to offer.
Hello! I am Luci McMonagle, a Miracles Abundance Coach. I believe that we all are surrounded by miracles, magic, and prosperity that the Universe is offering to all of us indiscriminately, but we need to open up ourselves, energize and synergize our efforts in the right direction, to attract this abundance. Developing an Abundance Roadmap is a fundamental step in doing so. Don’t know how to develop your Abundance roadmap? Fret not! For starters, check out my training calendar and block a date for an exclusive one-to-one, free session with me.
Through personalized advice, referrals, empowering tools, exercises, visualizations and power hacks, I will help you create a comprehensive life by building a business roadmap for an abundant, prosperous, and fulfilling life.
Energy is present everywhere, in everyone and everything. Things, people, thoughts and emotions all emit energy. Energy is constantly affecting us and shaping our lives. To the skeptics, this is mere mumbo-jumbo or motivational nonsense that doesn’t work in the business world. The world of business is equally governed by natural, spiritual and universal laws of manifestation. Negative energy creates blockages that prevents positive energy from flowing freely through us. As a result, female entrepreneurs struggle, falter, shrivel inwardly and look worn-out and burnt-out to the world. When we suffer, everything around us suffers; our health, relationships and business. Here are some ways you can understand your energy blockages and remove them:
Replace Self-Limiting Beliefs
Self-limiting beliefs are negative thoughts or beliefs like ‘we are not good or worthy enough’, ‘ I am unattractive, clumsy, under-qualified, doomed, unlucky’ etc. This makes us feel that we don’t deserve good things in life. These beliefs hold us back from doing our best in life and in business and from giving the best to our customers. What we believe in ultimately becomes our fate. That’s why you must replace your self-limiting thoughts and beliefs with self-liberating ones, in a realistic and fruitful manner. Look in the mirror and tell yourself:
- I am worthy of happiness, wealth and all good things in life.
- I am improving, everyday and in every way.
- I can learn this eventually.
- I have great skills and experience.
Manifesting positivity in our lives and businesses removes blockages, obstructions, negative patterns; it helps us open ourselves to life force, energy, creativity, possibilities, wealth and happiness.
Become Aware of Your Feelings and of Others
For service based businesses, the ‘feeling’ and ‘experience’ is most relevant because it deals with people, thoughts, relationships, emotions, creativity, etc. The more aware we are of how we feel and how we make others feel, the better able we are to evolve ourselves, our services and our brand. So consciously approach your clients with a mindset that is:
When you feel all of the above, you are able to transfer the same positive energy into your services and pass it on to your clients. If your services make a customer feel great/important/taken care of, he/she is likely to not only buy from you again but also recommend you to others.
Let Go of Fears
Fear is the basic-most emotion. It keeps us safe from harm but excessive and unrealistic fear holds us back from experiencing new things, getting things done, exploring newer horizons and doing our best. That’s why most people end up staying stuck like a dead-end in their jobs and relationships because they fear change, failure, judgement and ridicule. Learn to deal with your fear in a realistic manner. When you are afraid to take a decision, the best way to go about it is to:
- Sit with a friend or a mentor and discuss your fear.
- Understand the consequences; good and bad.
- Calculate the risks.
- Chalk out the benefits.
- If the benefits outweigh the risks and consequences, go for it.
Take small, calculated risks on a daily basis and build your risk-taking portfolio and ultimately, your confidence!
Surround Yourself with Positive Energy and People
You cannot swim in a sea of negative energy and expect yourself to stay unaffected and positive. We are like magnets: positivity creates pathways and helps in attracting more positivity; while negativity creates blockages and breeds more negativity. So make willful and conscious choices to surround and abound yourself with positive energy in all forms:
- Change your company.
- Change your lifestyle.
- Change your scenarios.
- Befriend happy and productive people.
- Read good books.
- Cultivate good habits.
- Seek inspiration and motivation from others.
- Exchange thoughts.
- Cultivate ideas.
- Express gratitude.
I understand this because I have lived through it. I felt frustrated and stuck in my business until the day I realized what was holding me back: negative energy manifested by a limiting mindset. Our hidden, negative and self-sabotaging mindsets stop us from living the life of our dreams. Proper mindset training and exhibition of one’s innate abilities help you shift your paradigm from a negative to a positive one and create abundant wealth, success and happiness.
As a Miracles and Magic Intuitive Coach, business trainer, I ( Luci McMonagle) have/has been training women entrepreneurs like yourself to transform mindsets, remove energy blockages from their lives and unveil wealth and happiness.
To live a happy and healthy life, the energy within your body and that which surrounds you has to stay positive. Naturally, everyone feels stressed or depressed at times, depending on the circumstances, but staying this way for longer periods is something which not only harms you spiritually and mentally, but also physically.
It is always easy to distinguish between those who have negative energy and those who have positive energy, as it tends to control a person’s feelings and behavior. A person’s energy normally comes from past events that have affected their life, what problems they face today and their mindset.
Additionally, the negative energy that surrounds a person can build up over time. This is because, in our daily life, we are surrounded by negative energy all the time. From the traffic that we face every day to the stresses of work, the negative energy that came from our interaction with someone can stay with us and impact our life and the way we feel.
To protect ourselves and our homes from unwanted energy, there are several methods that can be employed. One of the tried and tested methods to combat negative energy is the use of essential oils.
Essential oils are basically extracts of different plants and herbs, where the plant is crushed and distilled to give a purified version of the essence of the plant. With technology, essential oils have become easier to manufacture since they can now be found in packaged bottles, available for purchase. However, the use
of essential oils dates back centuries, with the same plants that we now use to extract the oils from being used for various purposes.
One of the best things about essential oils is the fact that they can be used for practically everything, even for warding off negative energy and encouraging positivity. Here are the essential oils which can be used specifically for protection.
Essential rose oil, also called Rose Ottos, are used to counteract stress and anxiety, both of which can result from being subjected to negative energy. Additionally, it is also used to help people heal after the loss of a loved one or any other cause for grief, proving to have a marked effect on the person’s mood and psyche.
Rose oil is currently produced with the most frequency in Turkey, and historically, the Turkish have been the masters of the rose oil trade since decades as they found the plant in Bulgaria and began the distillation process at the time.
This essential oil is one which, according to several sources, was mentioned in the Bible. Other than that, its use can be traced back to the time of the Pharaohs where it was used for various purposes such as embalming and healing wounds. Other civilizations such as that of the Greeks and the Chinese have also used
myrrh essential oil.
It is a tree resin and has strong protective properties against negative energy, dispelling any unwanted energy in the environment.
The aroma of Peppermint is one which all of us are probably familiar with, owing to how commonly it is used nowadays. Though its parent plant originated in the Mediterranean, it is widely produced in numerous countries all over the world.
Peppermint’s flavor and aroma are extremely soothing and can release tension in the body and even within a room. They have been used for their physical qualities over the years, but have become quite popular for their use in getting rid or acting as a shield against any form of negative energy within or around a person.
This essential oil is one which possibly has the greatest historic importance considering how the Romans made use of it on a regular basis while they were bathing, as a soothing and cleansing agent. Furthermore, lavender has also been mentioned in the Bible as part of the Song of Solomon.
Lavender essential oil is used regularly as it stimulates the brain to calm down and can even be used as a sleeping agent for its relaxing effect on the brain and the nerves. Another one of its attributes is its ability to reduce anxiety and tension, again protecting against negative energy.
An extremely valuable essential oil, this product is currently marketed by countries such as Oman and Somalia, though several other countries are creating this oil as well.
Its value goes back centuries where it was used excessively as incense in religious ceremonies. The reason for its use is that the aroma of this essential oil is soothing and also helps dispel negative energy. Today, it is used in several religious locations and still holds a significant value for many.
How can essential oils be used?
Essential oils can be used through several techniques.
They can be sprayed, especially after diluting them with water as some oils are quite strong. You can dilute them depending on your preference.
Furthermore, essential oils can be dabbed onto your skin or on your belongings, especially your pillow or blanket when you need to relax before sleeping. You can also add them to your bath, which is also used as a relaxation tool.
Lavender, though mostly used as an essential oil, can also be used in the form of dried up remnants of the original plant.
Essential Oils and
When using essential oils, something which you need to keep in mind is how they tend to effect babies, children and pets. Pets especially can be averse to essential oils due to the toxic effects of these oils on them. Cats dislike lemongrass and peppermint while germanium can harm animals such as spiders and turtles. When using an essential oil, read up on how they effect animals if you own any pets.
Keeping negative energy from entering and then harming the balance in your life is essential if you want to live a fulfilling and successful life. Negative energy has the power to affect your professional and personal life, so don’t take it
Using essential oils can go a long way and the main reason for its excessive use is how they are easily available on the market and the methods with which they are applied are quite straightforward.
Today, I would like to talk about some stone-cold facts. Did you know that the practice of using crystals in healing rituals date back to 6,000 years? At the time of Sumerians of Mesopotamia, crystals were used to ward-off negative energy. In Ancient Egypt, quartz was placed on the eyes of the dead to guide them into after life. Perhaps the true use of crystals has been mastered by Chinese and Hindus. The former race of people uses it as a concept of chi or qi, and the latter people use it as a concept in aligning chakras (a word from Sanskrit that references to the spiritual energy center that lies within the human body). In some cultures, it is also believed that a healing stone takes the brunt of the challenges coming your way, sparing you. The after effects become visible on the stone in the form of cracks.
Healing Crystals for Beginners
These vibrant colored and polished energy muse stones are used in alternative medicine to transmit energy. These crystal stones are also used for healing and in chakra-balancing. Chakra refers to the disk or wheel of energy within the human body, and tumbled stones are placed on different points to relieve the human body of physical, mental, emotional as well as spiritual discomforts.
Since these stones are small and portable, you can easily fit them inside a purse or pocket. Tumbled stones are widely used for good luck, as well as keep the negative energies surrounding you at bay. Tumbled stones can also be used for Chakra healing. Placing a stone on your energy sensitive spot will help you connect with your inner self and bring peace and comfort to your
It is rather confusing when it comes to selecting a stone that will connect with your energy source. Therefore, here is a list of colored stones that can bring about relief to different body parts:
- Red & Black Stones – Root Chakra (Base of the
- Orange Stones – Sacral Chakra (Lower belly, lumbar
vertebrae and genital area)
- Yellow and Gold Stones – Solar Plexus Chakra (Upper
belly or diaphragm)
- Green and Pink Stones – Heart Chakra (Center of chest)
- Blue Stones – Throat Chakra (Throat or Neckline)
- Indigo and Purple Stones – Third Eye Chakra (Between
the eyebrows or above the bridge of the nose)
- Violet and White Stones – Crown Chakra (Top of head or
While healing stones are real and do work, you also need to know about the placebo effect. It is possible that any ailment you have might not have been healed by the crystal, but due the positive thoughts and routine you adopted once you had it on you. Before making up your mind, here is what the father of physics, Albert Einstein had to say about healing crystals and stones:
“Everything in life is vibration, and just like sound waves, your thoughts match the vibrations of everything that manifests in your life. Therefore, if you think crystals have healing potential, the positive vibes of the stones will amplify those thoughts”
7 Must Have Crystals for a Healthier Life
When you are curious about crystals and their role in harnessing their power in your life, you will go to extreme lengths to understand the different types and their benefits. While the tumbled stones mentioned above are more common, here are 7 crystals that have amazing and long-lasting effects on your mind and body:
Turquoise is for Healing
Often referred to as the master healer, it bridges the energy gap between heaven and earth. From ancient scripture, Turquoise is known to provide protection and good luck, and that the healing properties are magnified by 100 if given as a gift.
Bloodstone for Energy
Often worn as an amulet, Bloodstone helps purify blood. Our health and optimized functioning are associated with blood and energy flowing smoothly through our veins, and Bloodstone is a powerful stimulant that helps overcome negative thoughts, self-doubt and lethargy.
Smoky Quartz for Letting Go
This stone transmutes negative energy, acting as a protective shield against undesirable energy. It helps release old, blocked and stagnant energy, allowing new energy to run through your body and ignite hope again.
Rose Quartz for Love
This stone helps to heal the energy of your heart. It encourages forgiveness, and emits vibration of love, compassion and beauty that will relieve you of stress and embrace everything with open arms.
Carnelian for Creativity
Carnelian (also referred to as an actions tone) removes stuck or blocked creative energy that may be dominating your mind, leaving you depressed and uninspired. The vibrant orange color stimulates passion, restores motivation, joy and confidence.
Celestite for Stress
The blue color of this crystal will induce peace and happiness into your body. Celestite is ideal to place in the bedroom, and will bring in harmonious energy and tranquility, encouraging a sound sleep. If place directly on your body, Celestite helps release stress from different areas of the body.
Shungite for Protection against EMF
An ancient crystal found in Russia, Shungite is still being researched for its magical and heavenly properties. It is known to act as a powerful shield against EMF, (electrical magnetic forces). It helps absorb pollutants and other negative energies surrounding you. All you need to do is place a piece of the stone next to your computer or wear at around your neck as an energy shield.