The Power of Thought: Your Thinking Can Make or Break Your Business

68 Seconds to Manifest What You WantToday we’re going to talk about the power of thought: Your thinking CAN make or break your business.

Did you know that it only takes 68 seconds of pure, focused thought to activate the Universe to manifest what you want?

Astounding I know!  So if it’s this easy, why are so many people struggling?  BECAUSE most people focus their thoughts on what they DON’T want, and they don’t even know it.

Let me explain.  Typically when I ask a client what they want, I get responses like “I don’t want to be in debt;”  “I want to up-level my business and serve more clients;” or “I want more time for myself and my family.”  On the surface, it would appear they are describing what they want but if you look closer…you’ll see, these statements actually focus on what they DON’T want.

Let’s break these down:

1.  “I don’t want to be in debt.”

This statement is completely focused on what you don’t want:  debt.

When asked to rephrase this statement, I often hear something like “I want to be debt free,” but to be debt free, means to be free of debt.  The focus is still on the debt you don’t want.

Another rephrased statement I get is “I want financial freedom.”  Closer, but this also states that you want to be free from something (usually debt or worrying about money) which is a subtle way of focusing on what you DON’T want.  Tricky, I know.

Focusing on what you want is not as simple as it would seem to be.  That’s because you’ve been conditioned to think in terms of scarcity and lack.  To rephrase this statement, simply focus your thoughts on prosperity, and all that being prosperous means to you.

2.  “I want to up-level my business and serve more clients”

The statement is more subtle.  On it’s face, it appears that you are saying what you want: to up-level your business and serve more clients. BUT (you knew a but was coming)…it is actually focusing on where your business isn’t and the desire to have more clients.  (Whenever you use the word “more” you’re identifying a level of lack.) There’s an implication that there’s not enough.

Another way to restate this “want” is:  bliss.  Bliss is the joy you feel when you are doing what you love and making a difference in someone else’s life.

3.  “I want more time for myself and my family”

Which brings us to the third example.  Have you figured out what the focus of this statement is?  Lack of time.  Remember what I said about the word “more?”   This statement implies that there is a lack of time.  Lack is a limiting, scarcity way of thinking.

Alternatively, what you truly want is:  love.  You want to be with the people you care about and share the love you feel for them, and from them.  And you want to take care of your body, develop your mind and connect with your spirit.

The power of thought: Your thinking CAN make or break your business.

To quote an old adage: “What you think about, you bring about.”

When you focus on what you don’t want (whether you are consciously aware of it or not) you activate the Universe to manifest more of it.

I heard Vishen Lakhiani, founder and CEO of Mindvalley, speak about the early years of what is now a multi-million dollar business.  He said that when he first started, he used to brag to his friends about the cup of Starbucks coffee that his $4 a week profit bought him.  And when those profits increased, he celebrated with a Subway sandwich AND a Starbucks coffee, with whipped cream!

THIS is what I’m talking about.  Focusing on what you want brings more of what you want!  Vishen focused on what his business was generating.  He celebrated it!  He didn’t think, “Oh what will I do?  I ONLY made $4 this week.”  He thought “YES!  MY business has generated enough profit this week to buy me a Starbucks coffee, which I LOVE!”  Is it any wonder his business is where it is today?

When you focus on where your business isn’t yet, on the clients that you don’t have or on the money you aren’t making, your thinking will perpetuate what you are already experiencing…a lack of what you want.  Your thoughts can make or break your business.  

It’s time to retrain your brain!

So how do you focus pure thought to activate the universe to manifest what you want?  Learn how to control your thinking.

Ask yourself “What am I wanting?” and see what thoughts come up.  If you notice your thoughts are focused on what you don’t want, recognize that there’s nothing wrong with you, it’s just the way you’ve been conditioned to think, and simply choose a new thought that focuses on what you DO want.

Then, think only about what you want, for 68 seconds.  Infuse your thoughts with what it feels like to have that (what ever that is for you) as part of your new life, your new reality.  “See” yourself in your mind’s eye living it, experiencing it, BEing it.

This also may not be as easy as it would appear.  In addition to being conditioned to focus on lack and scarcity, most of us are not taught how to focus our thinking.  Focus is a way of exercising your brain.  It may take some practice.

If this is you, no worries, start out by setting a timer for 17 seconds and build from there. According to the Law of Attraction, 17 seconds of continued focus elevates the vibration of a thought to the next level of manifesting, connecting it with other thoughts that support your desire and increasing it’s power with each 17 second increment.  68 seconds of continuous, focused thought brings what you want into the “seen” world and the realm of probability.

Do this every day and watch what “appears” for you, including inspired thought and opportunities that help you to bring what you want into your life.

The Universe works in co-creative partnership with you.  You tell it, through your thoughts and actions, what you want and it gives you the opportunities to make it happen.  Every YES you tell the Universe, through the thoughts you think, the choices you make and the actions you take toward making what you want a reality in your life, brings more and more opportunities to manifest it.

Your thoughts are POWERFUL!  Use them wisely.

Pay attention to what you are thinking.  Choose only the thoughts that support what you want.  Follow inspiration, take advantage of the opportunities that the Universe brings you and watch your business grow.

4 thoughts on “The Power of Thought: Your Thinking Can Make or Break Your Business

  1. lisa

    THANK YOU PAULA HOUIIHAN FOR THIS INFO. MUCH APRECIATED AND AS YOU SAY THERE
    IS ALWAYS A “BUT” HA HA I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST THAT YES WE HAVE TO LIVE AND
    EXPRESS THE DREAMS AS IF THEY ARE ALREADY THERE .AND THEY ARE JUST NOT ON
    THE MANIFEST LEVEL AND LATELY WE GET SOOOO MUCH INFO FROM SOOOO MANY SIDES
    HOW TO MANIFEST AND ALL IS VERY GOOD INFO – BUT – IF KARMICALLY YOU ARE
    NOT WALKING THE ROAD OF A BILLIONAIRE AND YOU DO EEVERYTHING SUGGESTED TO
    WALK THAT ROAD IT WON T HAPPEN BECAUSE THAT KARMA IS PART OF YOUR LIFE S
    LESSON

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    1. Paula Houlihan Post author

      Great point to consider Lisa. So here’s the thing…being prosperous and abundant means different things to different people. It does not always mean becoming a billionaire. What it does mean is that you are in a position to live your life from your bliss, expressing your gifts (as you are here to BE) in a way that allows them to be shared.

      For some, the work you are here to do is vast and will be supported through great wealth to do that. For others, the reach is not as wide, but will still be supported financially to achieve the work you are here to do. And here’s the fabulous piece, your life lesson is tied to your purpose, your mission here on this planet! Therefore, your karma will support what your heart calls for. The key is to listen to your soul’s calling, the things that make your heart sing. When you follow your heart’s calling, you will be supported in the way that allows you to share your gifts as Source intended. I also caution that too often our spirituality can be an egoic disguise of why we can’t stand in our power and be the brilliant light that we are meant to be. I love Eckhart Tolle’s work on this topic. <3

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  2. Kellie Stone

    Paula,
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful wisdom. I needed this clarity check right now. It really is amazing how our thoughts can deceive us and create the things we don’t want. I love how you have broken down the “positive” thoughts to show how we can always create tighter focus on the emotions.

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  3. Jacqueline Conroy

    Paula wonderful post – Yes we can train the mind to change the brain to change our minds! Powerful knowledge. Thanks you for your practical tips and approach to changing my mindset about building a prosperous biz. It is up to me and what I see as prosperous and abundant IS unique xox

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