The other day, I was asked what serendipity means to me.
I responded by saying, “you know, it’s those times when you run into your publisher the day after you talk about wanting to reconnect with her to discuss finishing your book — and you haven’t seen her in two years? That’s serendipity!”
It’s like a coincidence but SO much more magical.
Judging by the response of the person interviewing me — “no Tonia, I don’t know what that’s like, I’ve never had anything like that ever happen to me, and I don’t think many people have ” — I knew I had to share the story more, and explain how accessible serendipity is, so EVERYONE can get some.
So here we go…
A while ago, I had an idea for a book.
I had a catchy title, a publisher, and even wrote chapter one.
While in the process of writing, I came up with the concept of YUOLOGY and I started doing talks to women on how to be their boldest, most confident selves in life and business, and the book got shelved, as I grew my talks into an online course (called YuSchool) and delivered live workshops.
After I was underway with teaching YUOLOGY, and producing YuSchool, I had a HUGE epiphany that my book, titled, Stiletto’s in the Snow – 25 steps from stuck to serendipity, is the exact same concept that I teach in my workshops and course! WOW!! And I didn’t even plan it this way.
So now that I was reignited to start writing again, I started to think about how much I’d like to reconnect with my publisher. It had been quite a while since we last spoke, and she doesn’t live in Vancouver, so it was not very likely that this would happen.
Then the VERY next day, after telling a friend about my epiphany, I literally bumped into my publisher! No joke. And here we are – ready to get started again!
So why am I telling you this story? Because ATTRACTION is real and it can change your life.
Here are 4 steps to attract more serendipity into your life:
1. Know WHAT you want. You can’t attract the ‘perfect’ scenario until you’re clear on what it looks like. This might sound simple but when you’re experiencing change, you may be uncertain about what you want next.
Whether it’s a new job, relationship, city to live, or starting a new creative venture. Be clear on what makes you come alive. What makes you feel excited? What brings you joy? What do you lose your time in without noticing?
2. Say it! Once you’re clear on what you want, put it out there. Tell yourself everyday that this is important to you and claim it as if it’s already happening.
For example, if you want to feel creatively inspired by starting video blogs, tell yourself you have the best blog out there, give it a name and list out your intentions for it. Tell people that will support you about what you’re doing and be excited about it. When you have positive energy about anything that you’re doing, you’ll attract more.
3. JUST DO IT. It’s easy to talk about the things that you want, but you need to actually DO it to make it happen. A friend once told me that a dream without action is a hallucination, and I totally agree. Even if you don’t feel like you’re ready (don’t worry, nobody’s an expert in something they’ve never done before) — go for it anyway. What’s the worst thing that could happen? Maybe things won’t work out exactly as you’d hoped, but you will learn from your actions, and will do it better next time. Remember, clarity comes from action, and you’ll never know unless you try.
4. Leave room for serendipity. After you’ve got the ball in motion, and you taken massive ACTION with clear intention, let the rest happen. There’s only so much you can DO and when you push it, you’re not allowing for things to come together organically.
Don’t get me wrong, you must focus and do what you gotta do’, but after you’ve done everything you can possibly do, you can let it go and see what comes to you.
You’ll find that new opportunities arise, people will enter your life, and you’ll start to have conversations about how cool it is that you seem to be attracting EXACTLY what you’ve been asking for.
Remember, you become what you believe. So be mindful of what you choose to think about and draw into your life.
If you want to get unstuck, and start manifesting more of what you want, let’s have a chat! I’m currently offering free, no pressure 30 minute alignment sessions. Book your free alignment call.
Once you’ve tried the serendipity formula, I’d love to hear how this was for you.
What did you manifest?
Leave a comment below and let me know.
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Thank you for being here and choosing to be you, with confidence.
With love and support,
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