Your Biggest Vision Ep. 30- Train Your Brain to See Opportunities, Not Obstacles

Do you see opportunities or obstacles? Yes, you can choose which one you see!

You may have heard the importance of mindset, gratitude, and seeing lessons instead of failures. But how does all this actually play out? And, when we do make these shifts, how can they really make a difference in our lives?

On today’s episode, I’m sharing a true story I’ve never told before. This is how I learned, first hand, the magic that can take place when you choose optimism.

You’ll hear:

  • How being alone in Bangkok changed how I view the world
  • How a simple gratitude practice can truly CHANGE your business
  • The daily affirmations I use to maintain this mindset

This episode is all about seeing opportunities instead of obstacles. I talk about the benefits and freedom that come along with making this lifestyle transition.
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Leah Gervais:

Welcome back to the Your Biggest Vision Show. I am your host Leah and today we are talking about one of the most important shifts I have made in my business but also in my life, and that is about turning obstacles into opportunities. I’m really excited to share a story that’s very close to my heart about how this came to be in my own life and how it’s really easy to say that we have to be grateful for things and we have to see the good in things and we have to see the opportunity. And I believe that all, but it’s not the easiest thing to apply into our day to day lives, especially when all these obstacles seem real and they seem big and you’re not quite sure how you are going to get through them. So I wanted to share a little story of how this really showed up in my life, how I really learned this lesson. This story is actually not about business at all or entrepreneurship, but I think it is what taught me how to think like this and it has carried over into my business.

A few years ago when I first started urban 20 something, I was in a very confused state in my life at the time. I had declined my law school acceptances. I had quit my job as a paralegal. I no longer wanted to work as a paralegal when I knew that I wasn’t going to go to law school, but the problem was I had no clue what else I was going to do with my life at all. Right? Like I had put all these eggs into this law school basket, so to speak. I was working as a paralegal. My then boyfriend, now fiance, who was an attorney, I didn’t really know how to do anything else. The only job I had had out of college was working as a paralegal. Sorry you guys, it’s loud. Just one second.

 

Okay. Thanks for bearing with me. So on that morning when I woke up and I thought, you know what? I’m not gonna do it. I’m not going to go to law school. I am not going to follow the status quo anymore. I’m going to fight for my freedom. I’m going to fight for a different life for myself. I’m going to fight for a different business. I had no idea what I was going to do instead, none. But I knew I was not going to follow this path. So long story short, I quit my job. I don’t know what I want to do. I decided to go travel, right? Why not? I didn’t know what other kind of career path I wanted to do. So I didn’t know what other type of job to get in New York. I didn’t really have the money to be living in New York without a job because it’s such an expensive city.

 

Long Story Short, I buy a one way ticket to Cambodia. Now I’m not going to get into my whole Southeast Asia trip for you guys, but I want to sort of set the stage here. So I was very excited to go to Cambodia. I had been once before, so I was familiar with Siem Reap the, the town there that I was going to stay in. And at that point I had literally bought a one way ticket. I had reserved five nights at a hostel in Siem Reap, a pretty nice hostel. I think it was so only like $10 a night but for a shared room. But you know, I hadn’t saved up for this trip. I didn’t know how much longer my money was going to last. I didn’t know when I was going to run out. I had not made one penny from Urban 20 Something yet at that point.



So I wasn’t really relying on that. But I stayed at this nice  hostel and I just sort of assumed that after a couple of days I would get the feel for what I wanted to do there. Maybe I would make some friends find a place to live. I have no clue what I was thinking. Long story short, it was not that smooth. I learned a lot during that time. I had a lot of scary experiences where I was staying in places I had no business saying in just because I didn’t know what to do. It was crazy, the whole time all I had was this one backpack on my back, this big backpacking backpack with all my stuff. I had no ticket home. I had no income. I was just chilling there in Southeast Asia, in Cambodia, by myself. Now here’s where I want to talk about where I started adjusting my attitude and the opportunities that came when I did. So fast forward a couple of months, I had been there for a couple months now, but I hadn’t stayed in Cambodia, so I had gone from Cambodia to Laos, to Vietnam, to Myanmar to Thailand, to Bangkok. So at this point I’m sort of thinking, all right, you know what? I had a lot of fun in Southeast Asia. I learned a lot. Urban 20 something was making a little bit of money at that point. Not much, but a little bit. But I still didn’t know what to do next. I didn’t know if I should come back to the U.S. and try to get a job here in New York. I didn’t know if I should stay in Southeast Asia and try to make a life for myself there. I didn’t know if I should try to build Urban 20 Something into something even bigger than it was. St the time I didn’t understand how online businesses worked. I didn’t know how to make money, so I didn’t even know what that would look like. I was completely lost, completely lost, and so maybe if you’re listening to this, you have been in a similar situation. Maybe you went to school for something that you thought you’d really love, got a job in it and then hated it and you feel lost. Or maybe you’re in a job now that you don’t love and you feel lost, or maybe you’ve started a business, but it’s not really picking up momentum and so you’re feeling a little bit lost. We’ve all been there. When you feel like you just have no clue what’s next. You don’t know what to do. You don’t know who to turn to. You don’t really feel like anyone understands you. That’s where I was in Bangkok at the time.

 

So, I decided to go to Bangkok from Myanmar because Bangkok is a very easy place to be in Southeast Asia. In comparison to some of the other places. It’s definitely the most Westernized. It’s quite developed. There’s Wifi, a lot of places, really good wifi. A lot of people speak English there. You know, it’s not all that expensive. It’s just an easy place to live. Especially in comparison to where I was in Myanmar where no one spoke English and there was not Wifi, you were just kind of on your own hoping that everything was going to be fine. It wasn’t scary or dangerous. But being a girl traveling by myself, I was, I felt kind of like a fish out of water. So I wanted to go to Bangkok and sort of get my feet on the ground and feel a bit grounded. So I check into this hostel in Bangkok and I have all this optimism that things are gonna work out for me there.

 

I’m like, this is the city. I love that city. And I just thought Urban 20 Something’s gonna take off. I could tell you guys this story another time, but it was when I tried to do my very first webinar and just how catastrophic it was, but I was really in this good frame of mind. I worked myself up to be in a positive place and I just thought, you know, I can do it. Here’s where things are going to start taking off. My website is going to start taking off. I’m going to start making money. I’m going to decide if I want to stay here or if I want to go back to New York. If I go back to New York, I’m going to get a good job. Like I just decided things were going to be easy, but of course things were not easy.

 

So I do this webinar. I try really, really hard to make this work and it’s a total flop. I eventually, in this hostel, they run out of rooms. The only rooms that they have are one of like 12 people. So it would be me and 12 other people, which when you’ve been traveling for that long, you don’t really want to be around all that many other people. You want your alone time, you want your space. So I wanted to be in my own room that they were running out of space. I also was running out of money, I think the one bedrooms at this hostel where like $25 a night, which was a lot for me at the time. I had not saved up money and I just, I didn’t have that much money. So, I was clueless. You guys, I can’t even say enough how much I had no idea what to do next and how I just felt paralyzed and nothing was working out and I had tried all these different things and they weren’t paying off and things were my fault.

 

So ask yourself right now if you’ve ever felt any of those things or even if you’re feeling some of those things now. iI things aren’t working out quite the way you want them to, are you thinking in the back of your mind, this is because of something I did or didn’t do. This is my fault. Maybe I don’t deserve to have these goals that I’m working toward happen. Maybe I should just be grateful for what I have instead of wanting to work for more. If any of this resonates with you, let me know what sounds familiar and let me know how you feel because I can relate to it too. So I’m like, okay, I’m going to give this one last go to try to figure out what in the daylights I need to do with my life to start a new chapter because I was so lost.

 

So when I was in high school, I had studied abroad with the Rotary Club, which is an international philanthropy organization. Maybe some of you are familiar with it. They do a lot of volunteer work. They do a lot of donating and they also do exchanges and there’s a lot of rotary clubs in Bangkok. So that’s what I did. I decided to look up the Rotary, you know, haven’t been to a Rotary meeting in years, years and years, but I decide I’m going to look it up and see if there’s one that speaks English in Bangkok. Sure enough, there is, I think it was like on Wednesday’s at noon there is a rotary meeting at a hotel in Bangkok.

 

So I decide to go to this meeting and see if this would maybe give me some direction in my life and I am on the train from this hostile that I’m like about to be kicked out of because they don’t have any room for me anymore, going to this meeting and I’m listening to one of these youtube audios. I’ll put it in the show notes or something here because I still listened to this day you guys. It’s like a power thought audio and it was just like a pep talk in my ear. They were just saying, you’re in the right place at the right time. Things are always working out for you. Believe in yourself. Don’t give up, do the work, make things happen. Be better than other people that quit. So I go into this in that frame of mind and that’s when I start accepting what this whole podcast episode is about, which is, that’s when I start saying, you know what, whatever obstacles are in front of me right now, and there were many, are opportunities. All of them are opportunities. And to be honest, I had had that mindset like most of the time I was in Southeast Asia, the reason I had to get myself back to it was because I felt like all these obstacles that I wanted to be opportunities, we’re just not becoming opportunities. You know, I tried, I was trying to meet new people. I was trying to get my website off the ground. I was trying to figure out where I could work in Southeast Asia or where I could work in New York and just nothing was seeming to come together. It was so mixed and matched and at this point in Bangkok and had kind of felt like a low, like just everything was working against me. So anyway, I get off the train to go to this rotary meeting and I’m in like the best frame of mine ever. I’m totally back to my most optimistic self where I just know things are working out for me. Things are always working out for me. I believed in myself. I’ve always believed in myself. That’s why I decided not to go to law school. That’s why I started a website. That’s why I quit my job because I believed in myself and I just really channeled that, you know, more than like I had in months. I go to this meeting and I ended up sitting next to a woman who spoke English. When I told her I was from New York, she let me know that her and her family, her Thai family had lived in New York for a couple of years when her kids were younger because she works for a Thai Bank and they have a branch here in New York. And so she had been relocated here in New York for a couple of years, some years ago.

 

So we really hit it off and she loved hearing that in New York and my life in New York. We just had a lot to connect about, which was so great. So I ended up kind of befriending her and I remember leaving that meeting and thinking, oh my God, you know what? This is an opportunity. For some reason I felt like this is an opportunity. Keep saying in touch with her, Leah, like my gut was saying, this is an opportunity. So here’s like little lesson number one, you know, how often do you just talk to people on the street or on the subway or at work even or on the Internet and you have some sort of connection and you let it fizzle out? Maybe you can tune into your gut more and think, is this an opportunity? So I keep in touch with her and eventually she invites me to go to the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra with her and her family.

 

And I’m like, oh, that sounds great. You know, that sounds fun. And very cultural. So we pick a date this Friday that she had tickets for or something like that. I take the train from my 12 person hostel where I had only my backpack on my back. Actually at this point, I think I might’ve gotten kicked out of that hostel and I was in another one, which was like not a nice place. The shower smelt like there was like gas coming from it the whole time. There probably was honestly because it was in the middle of Bangkok. Anyway, I take the subway. I have no nice clothes, I only have a couple of outfits and I go meet her at the symphony and we have a nice time, the symphonies really great, it’s feeling really lively. I’m really excited to be there.

 

I don’t really see an opportunity, but I’m kind of letting that go and just letting it take place. I’m not really sure why I’m supposed to be there, but I just kinda felt like I was and I was feeling really grateful to connect with this amazing Thai family and see the orchestra for free. So we leave the night, you know, they go home and I am getting back onto the Bangkok subway by myself at night walking there. Bangkok is safe, I’m not trying to, you know, say that this was dangerous, but I’m just trying to really illustrate how lost and alone I was. So, I’m walking back to the subway and kind of in the distance I see someone standing near the subway with a big cello silhouette and I’m like, oh my God, that must’ve been one of the cellists from the, from the orchestra that I just saw. So I decide, because again, I’m in this opportunity versus obstacle mindset, you know, how often do we not say things to people? I decided to go up to her and I said, were you just in the orchestra? Turns out she speaks English really well. She’s not Thai. There are Thai people that speak English really well, that’s not what I’m trying to say, but she’s very fluent and it’s clear she lived in the United States. So she starts speaking to me, she says, thanks so much and we ended up connecting and we even ended up kind of being on the subway together. I don’t know why she was taking the subway with her cello, but she was, it’s neither here nor there. We start connecting and she starts telling me that she is actually from Israel, but her and her family had lived in Chicago for a couple of years before they moved to Bangkok now for her to be in the orchestra here.

 

But she said that her oldest son, well all her three kids, but especially her oldest son, had really grown up and learned English in Israel. So though he speaks it fluently, he has a very thick accent and she said she has been looking for an American in Bangkok that could come over and help her kids with English, especially her oldest son who has this accent. What are the chances of this happening? Really? I mean there I am, an American came in Bangkok with like no clue what’s going on and this very sweet, woman kind of takes me under her wing and she says, why don’t you come teach my kids English? And she said she would pay me sort of a tutor rate. That would be the equivalent to the tutor rate in the U.S., which in Bangkok is like a ton of money.

 

So lesson here number two, how often do you see someone that you admire, whether it’s at the gym or on Instagram or at work or in your day to day life and not let them know that you admire them? This was a huge lesson for me. I really try to go out of my way now all the time to tell people when I think that they’ve done something great or when I look up to them or when they’ve done something to inspire me. Because first of all, it’s just the right thing to do to tell other people that you know, they don’t go unnoticed. But also this led me to this woman ending up hiring me to tutor her kids. Now this wasn’t like the end all solution to life I was looking for of course. But it was a huge financial relief for me because I just hadn’t been making all that much money at the time. I didn’t know if I should be trying to find a job in Bangkok, because I could be staying or one in New York. I was like all over the place. But I end up going over to her house a couple of days later, meeting her husband, meeting her kids, they are all divine.

 

So, three days a week after that, I start going over there and working with them for an hour each on English and then I start getting to know them better and teaching them English and things are getting a bit better for me. Then I start as I get to know them better, they kind of asked me about myself and I ended up telling them about my website, Urban 20 Something and they went, is that a website that you built on wordpress? I was like, yeah, I do use wordpress and the middle son kind of comes out and he’s like, oh my God, I want to learn wordpress. I’ve been trying to teach myself wordpress and I don’t know how. So then they end up hiring me additionally to teach their son wordpress once a week, which they pay me more for than just English tutoring again, what are the chances? You know, I had just learned wordpress about six months before, not even when I started my website and just because I had talked to these people about it, I ended up getting this job now tutoring them in English and then also on wordpress. Met these people on the subway. None of this would have happened if I didn’t go to that one Rotary meeting and then meet those people. It gets better. The final icing on the cake was after a couple of weeks of getting to know this family really well, feeling close to them, feeling close to their kids, they let me know and, and by the way, this is still when I’m living at one of these scary hostels by myself, not knowing how much longer I can do that because it’s starting to rack up and it’s expensive and I don’t know what’s next. They let me know that they actually have a second apartment that the woman uses to practice her cello in and that they would like me to just go ahead and move in there.

 

So there I am, like a month after I go to Bangkok with nothing but a backpack on my back. Nothing but my laptop. No money coming in, no plan on when I should go back to New York, no plan on when I should be doing in Bangkok, running out of money, staying at these hustles that like are the worst, you know, not knowing what’s going on or what I should be doing. I ended up moving into a two bedroom apartment in the middle of Bangkok on the 30th floor overlooking the skyline, free of charge, not paying rent and working with this family, still getting paid to tutor their kids all within a month. All because I opened my mind to think that there could be an opportunity, even though at the time all I could see was obstacles. So I think of this story all the time. Whenever I’m confused about how something is happening in my life, why it’s happening from my life, if it should be happening in my life.

 

I remember how quickly I went from utter confusion, even some despair, and just complete blindness to what was actually about to happen to me. And tuning into trust and faith and opportunity and staying open minded and leading it to me to live in Bangkok, make good money, live for free in a two bedroom, live in a high rise apartment, experience that completely free of charge. Get my website off the ground, get a job back in New York and really truly live out the best thing I could have imagined for that time in my life. And you know, it was all those blessings of meeting this family, of getting that money going, of getting my website going of getting my job. They are incredibly huge and things I’m so grateful for. But the biggest lesson of all was faith and belief that something is always happening for your greater good.

 

That things are always working out for you. Yeah. I love your guys’ comments here. God is good. Faith not fear is so powerful. I think about it all the time. So whenever you are feeling like things aren’t working out for you or you’re not sure how things are going to work out for you or you’re unclear if they are working out for you, channel back a time for yourself when you had no clue how things are going to work out and they did. And you can’t even tell me that you don’t have one, because I know you do. I mean this is an amazing story for me. It’s one of the more profound ones. But I could think of hundreds of times when things worked out exactly the way they should for me and so can you. So, I hope that my story reminds you that even when you are feeling like things aren’t working out or that you’re at, you know, the lowest of the low, especially for those of you that feel like you’ve given up something or you’ve taken a risk and it hasn’t paid off because that’s what I see happen a lot and that’s what happened to me. You know, I felt like I did take the risk. I did say no to law school. I did have the courage to quit my job. I did have the courage to see what else is out there. And I just felt like I was almost a fool to some point cause I thought, well this, but this isn’t working out for me. You know, and other people have secure jobs, they have stable incomes, they have a stable life. They went to law school so that they didn’t have to deal with feeling completely lost like this. And I thought maybe they were right. Maybe I was foolish in my thinking and that I just thought I was deserving of more than I was and I should should’ve just been grateful for what I have.

 

So if you’ve ever felt like that after you’ve taken a risk, just know that that is not the case. That is not the case at all. And in fact, if you are in that situation where you’re feeling like something you’ve done hasn’t paid off, just know that even now you are braver than most people on the planet because you even dared to question your reality. When you are that level of brave and when you have that level of courage, you have a level of strength that will get you through the lows and up to the highs that you are searching for all along. So don’t think that just because someone else has, in my case it was quitting my nine to five job, but you can think about whatever risks you’ve taken just because someone else hasn’t taken that risk and they might seem more stable or more secure or less confused that they are doing “better” than you. That’s not true. You were the brave one. You dared. Look, I’m not saying that people that don’t take risks aren’t happy. That’s not the case. I’m just saying that if you’re comparing yourself to them because you think they’re happy or just to know that if you wouldn’t have taken the risk, you wouldn’t have even had the bravery or strength to ask yourself what could be better for you. That is the most powerful thing of all. To me, that’s actually a quite holy thing as well. You know there’s so much to be grateful for in this world and you had the courage to go out and seek it and experience it and live it and live through it and share it with others. That is the greatest thing you can do in my eyes as someone on this earth. So some practical ways to stay in that frame of mind, to stay in the opportunity verse obstacle are to first and foremost, always stay in gratitude always.

 

So in my situation when I was on that subway listening to affirmations instead of trying to dwell, look, I’m not saying it’s easy, but just to give you the example, instead of dwelling on the fact that I didn’t know how I was going to pay for my hostel that night, I didn’t know if I should be in Bangkok. I didn’t know how I was going to get back to New York. I didn’t know if my website was ever going to take off. I didn’t know if anyone was reading anything. Focusing on the fact that you know what, I am in Southeast Asia, I am young, I have time to figure things out. I’m smart, I’ve made a website, I can figure things out. I can do this. You know, always focusing on the good in that situation. That is what will lead you to this opportunistic mindset. If I was so wallowed in the challenges that we’re presenting me at that time, then I would have just stayed in my hostel bed and tried to sit on my computer and work and work in Google what the heck am I supposed to do with my life and how to get a job and been really frantic, which wouldn’t have gotten me anywhere, but I chose not to. I chose to say in the gratitude and in the opportunity and that is what led my mind to stay open and opportunities to flood to me because in that situation, you know, those opportunities were always there for me. That Rotary Club was always there for me. People wanting to meet me were always there. That family always needed a tutor. They always had that extra bedroom that always had happened. It was only going to be if I chose to open my mind and stay in an opportunistic mindset, that is what was going to determine if I actually got to experience it or not.

 

So I want you to apply that to your life. Whatever you’re wanting right now. If you want business success, if you want a higher income level, if you want a different job, if you want a different relationship, if you want a better body, if you want to feel healthier, whatever the case is for you, just know that those possibilities, those realities are already in existence. The only thing that’s going to make a difference about whether or not you get to experience them is how you open your mind to ways for them to come into your life. And it’s not going to happen if you stay in this obstacle or victim or complaining mode. It’s just not. So don’t kid yourself into thinking that there is no way for you to lose weight. There is no way for you to get a higher income. There is no way for you to get a better job because again, all of those things actually are already happening right now.

 

It’s just up to you to open your mind and see them and this is huge for you entrepreneurs out there. The thing that’s going to make or break you is not how smart you are. It’s not how good your branding is. It’s not even how genius your product is. It’s about whether or not you’re going to see the many, many obstacles that come into your life as an entrepreneur, as opportunities or as obstacles and you know this doesn’t mean having everything be in la La fairyland. I’m not saying that every time an obstacle comes up you need to say, Oh, I’m okay with it. That’s not really an obstacle. I can’t think negatively. That’s going to ruin this. That’s not the case at all. You can call an obstacle, an obstacle, the differences, how you react to it, you know, we don’t need to think that having no sales is not an obstacle or that having debt is not an obstacle or that having a lack of clarity is not an obstacle they can be, but how are you going to move forward with them? That’s the question.

 

So don’t sit here and listen and think, well Leah, you don’t know cause you don’t really have obstacles. I really do have obstacles. There’s real obstacles, I get it. It’s not about being in denial. It’s about being proactive and being empowered enough to treat them like opportunities even when they are obstacles. Does that make sense? So that is my takeaway. That is the story of how I learned that your mindset is the only thing that is separating you from the things that you want. They’re already there. They’re waiting for you. So how are you going to open your mind today to be the person who sees opportunities all around you to get there and go for them and make them happen and grasp them for you. They are yours for the taking.

 

Okay. That was a lot. I hope you guys enjoyed this story. Let me know what you think. If you have any questions? Let me know below whether it’s on now or after. And in the show notes I will put that Youtube Video in there. And I also have a case study that I’m going to share in the show notes and this is also in my Instagram bio and I’ll put it below the Facebook page as well. It’s just sort of a little case study of when my business really did start to take off and really did start to make the money that I needed instead of me just wondering how it was going to happen. Okay. Thank you for your question. What are your daily affirmation examples?

 

So I think it varies depending on what I’m working on or what I’m really working toward in life.

But, some of the things I do regularly are just make sure that I write down 10 things I’m grateful for every morning. One of the things I have really enjoyed doing that is to physically feel the gratitude for each thing you write down. You know, so sometimes I feel like we can write gratitude lists and it doesn’t actually help because we can kind of treat it like it’s just a to-do, you know, it’s just like, okay, I wrote down one, two things, whatever. So I would write down one and then really soak it in and really think like, okay, today, you know, I’m writing down that I’m grateful for my parents. The way you can think about it is all five of your senses, you know, how can all five of your senses feel that thing you’re grateful for?

 

So that’s something that’s really helpful. And then on my desk, you can see right now, I’ll show you on Instagram, but I always have three post it notes that I cycle through every couple of months as I’m working toward a new goal. So for a long time it said I make $10,000 a month or more each month. And then I did that. And so now I replaced it with a higher income goal. So one is always an income. The other is more just about like belief in gratitude. So for a long time it was, she believed she could, so she did. I love that affirmation. Now it’s expect miracles. So, you know, finding the affirmations that make the most sense to you. I definitely always recommend starting the day with gratitude. I don’t think you can ever go wrong doing that, in whatever way makes the most sense for you.

 

Then another thing I find really helpful is at the end of the day, to make a list of all the things I accomplished and that I’m proud of that I had done that day. Because I find that if I don’t, then I sort of never feel done. You know? Do you ever lay your head on the pillow and just think, oh, I have so much more to do. I have so much more to do. I have so much more to do. If you, instead, if you sort of write a list of things that you have already done that day, you go to bed with a sense of accomplishment, you go to bed, really proud of everything you’ve done and your kind of ready to take on the next things the next day. So I hope that’s helpful. Those are some of mine. Someone else asked a question, how to overcome negative self talk you just can’t stop?

 

Thank you so much for your questions. So that’s definitely a big one. I don’t know if I could answer the whole thing in one and you know, maybe I’ll do another episode on that. I do these every Monday morning at 10:00 AM. Thank you guys so much for tuning in live. So I appreciate your suggestion, but for negative self talk, I love audios. I love like the Youtube videos that have a lot of really power thoughts. My favorite ones are by Louise Hay. I love her voice. It’s so soothing and it just really resonates with me. So I would download one of those that you like and then listen to it in the morning that just really talks about yourself worth and how capable you are. And why you’re safe in the place that you’re at and how you are responsible for every good thing in your life until you get to a place where you really believe it.

 

And I also would recommend using the suggestion I just gave, which is at the end of the day, writing everything you did that day so you can see how capable you are. Then the other thing that I would recommend is, you know, thinking about a desire that you have. I did this a lot when I was starting out and I had my mastermind clients do it often. Thinking about a goal you’re really working towards, maybe that’s starting a business or a new income goal or quitting your nine to five job and write down all the reasons why you deserve to make it happen. And if you want to be really proactive, I would write it down every time a negative thought pops up. So you can just kind of like have a pen and paper on hand and every time during the day something goes through through your head that says, you know, you’re not smart enough for this or you don’t have enough money to do this or you’re not as good as so and so who did this. Actively write down something else. Write down the opposite. Like even if you want to write down your negative thought and cross it out, just so you have the feeling of eliminating it from your mind and then replacing it with one that’s helpful, that’s contrary and that is supportive to you. I hope those help. Louise Hay, she started Hay House, which is a big publishing company. She was very into personal development and I love her audio’s. She’s really good with powerful thinking. You know, it’s not just audio’s like, I am happy, I am smart, I am pretty. She really sort of explains why your thoughts are so powerful and what you can be thinking to channel that power.

 

Okay. This was great you guys. Thank you so much for your questions. And for those of you that turned tuned in live, I’m Leah, this is the Your Biggest Vision Show. We do this like every Monday on Facebook and Instagram live at 10:00 AM and if you can’t catch a live version, don’t worry because these are all available on my podcast. The your biggest Vision Show. I would love it if you would subscribe and leave a review. A hugely it, they are always available the Tuesday after the Monday live and then on Thursdays we also release interviews with people that are the biggest visionaries out there. They’re super inspiring. So, I think you guys would love any of that. I hope you have a truly magical Monday and week. Today in the beginning of the day, I did an hour of yoga at my yoga studio and I got up and my whole intention that whole time was to get myself into a miracle minded thought process and I totally am. So that’s what I wish for you too, is to just expect miracles, know that they’re happening, and be excited to experience them. All right, everyone have an awesome day and here’s to your biggest vision.



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