This is the fifth in a series of 10 guest posts that will show you how to successfully apply the Law of Attraction.
By Heather Mathews
Author of Manifestation Miracle
My name is Heather Matthews, and I am a transformational speaker, life coach, and an expert on energy flow.
I spent years of my life chasing the carrot of more money and more time all because I believed that if I just worked hard enough, I’d eventually get there…
Yet all I needed was one simple secret technique that turned everything around for me… the secret that allowed me to get more, while doing less – the secret behind “The Secret”.
Plain and simple and as crazy as it sounds, the only way to quit struggling and instead start feeding endless cash and abundance into your life like an ATM machine on hyper-speed… is by giving up on hard work and forcing the Universe to give you everything you’ve ever wished for.
So, how do you do that?
It’s surprisingly easy to get started. You just need to follow these 10 Super Simple Steps to Attract Everything You’ve Ever Wanted:
Step #5: Never stop growing
It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts – John Wooden, legendary UCLA men’s basketball coach
So much is written about routine and the success it leads to. By definition, a routine is a sequence of regularly followed actions; a fixed program. It’s good to have a daily routine in your life – I’ve personally found success with the S.A.V.E.R.S. routine – but not at the expense of your personal development. Most people are so set in their ways that they’re afraid of the thought of doing something new, but new experiences, people, and opportunities are only found off the beaten path of your fixed programming.
Many people committed to a routine complain about their humdrum lives, or that some folks “have all the luck”, but they are unwilling to break out of their comfort zone. Admittedly, breaking out of your comfort zone is never an easy thing, but it’s a step worth taking. New learning results in growth; it keeps us fresh, current and motivated, and it is the impetus the drives development and progress.
No matter how full your schedule is, find some chunks of time to do things that will help you grow. Better yet, evaluate what is keeping you busy and determine to replace the less effective activities with fresh opportunities.
There has never been greater and more convenient opportunities for learning. There are now a myriad of sources for you to expand your horizons. Consider these:
Internet: The internet and content (various websites, blogs, forums, etc.) are incredible avenues of learning. There are the traditional learning sources such as encyclopedias, newspapers, magazines, and books that you have access to at any time. Additionally, there are blogs, forums, and online communities that you can join and share ideas with. Exploring blogs is a great way to learn the insights of others and perhaps hear persuasive arguments against your own viewpoint.
Online Universities, Training Tools, Webinars: On the Internet, where everything is available, you have access to the best, most unique material from the world’s top scholars. Distance learning — especially given the advances of high definition video conferencing — has long been touted as an option to conventional educational techniques. Online learning exists from kindergarten to doctorate programs. You can take a webinar or earn an entire degree. The continually improving reputation of online learning has helped fuel its expansion. It is widely believed that online learning can be just as effective as face-to-face education.
Cable TV: Cable and the related technology have opened a plurality of doors for learning. The day of 3 or 4 network channels has long passed. Cable today offers hundreds of stations. These stations are the avenues to knowledge. With traditional broadcasting, 24 hour news stations, international stations and educational stations, learning opportunities abound.
CDs, DVDs, MP3s: The learning content available from CDs, DVDs, MP3s and other online video sources numbers into the millions. You can master a new skill one hour at a time. Motivational speaker, teacher and trainer Zig Ziglar recommended turning your car into a “rolling university.” He explained that you could listen to motivational seminars, hear great speakers, learn a new language, or brush up on some sales skills during your morning and evening commutes. According to Zig, anything you want to learn can be one cassette tape away.
Network Groups: One of the greatest sources of learning is other people. Networking is actually about building long-term relationships and a good reputation over time. It involves meeting and getting to know people who you can assist and who can potentially help you in return. Your network includes everyone from friends and family to work colleagues and members of groups to which you belong. Business Networking is a really valuable way to expand your knowledge, learn from the success of others, attain new clients and tell others about your business. Social networking is also a great way to meet entirely new people. You can seek out groups that are focused towards your special interests and hobbies and connect with local people that share the same interests.
Mentoring: Be a mentor. Be a mentee. Be both. The benefits from both are endless. Mentoring is a relationship which gives people the opportunity to share their professional and personal skills and life experiences. Both the mentor and the mentee will grow and develop in the process. There are no basic skills required to mentor. The mentor merely uses his knowledge gained through experiences to teach, coach, advise, guide, encourage, promote, etc., another. It can be done face-to face or it can be done remotely e.g., via the internet or by telephone.
We all act as mentors and are mentees. Every time we offer advice we are mentoring, and each time we receive advice we are the mentee. This process occurs throughout our life; it is part of learning and self-development.
The benefits of a mentoring relationship are innumerable. For the mentee, priceless advice, direction, problem solving, coaching, etc. is received. Mentees can gain perspective from the mentor’s experience that might have otherwise taken years for the mentee to gain through their own experiences.
On the other hand, the mentor not only receives the satisfaction of helping others, but s/he has the opportunity to learn from the mentee as well. Mentors and mentees should both be sponges soaking up knowledge, perspectives, and experiences from each other.
So whether you consider taking an online course, joining a community, or taking up a hobby, give yourself the chance to attract new and exciting things in your life. Sarah Caldwell, 20th century American opera conductor summed it up when she said, “Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.”