There are tons of gurus out there who talk about the power of manifesting money and attracting abundance into your life.
We have movies like The Secret and The Moses Code which claim to teach the key to manifesting money.
There are a plethora of self-help authors, life coaches, wealth experts, business geniuses, millionaires and psychotherapists who credit much of their success to manifestation.
The topic is so heated that I had to address it in the second book. (Sign up for the newsletter to stay updated on when it will be available.)
Over the last year or so I’ve secretly put this notion to the test.
Can we really attract more money? Is there something to this whole manifesting money thing?
The short answer: yes and no.
Why it does work.
There is undoubtedly something to be said for the power of the mind.
We won’t get paid what we deserve unless we believe we can.
We won’t be successful unless we know without a shadow of a doubt that it’s ours to have.
Furthermore, there is something to be said for random synchronicity that occurs all the time in my life.
I got a check from American Express for a credit I don’t know how to explain on an account I closed months ago.
I get those rare and miraculous medical refund checks every once in a while.
A recent medical claim that I filed got accepted immediately with no issues.
Money (and sometimes a lot of it at one time) shows up almost immediately after I give up doubting my ability to make it.
I visualize my lectures and talks being wildly successful and participants buy out all the books I have on me.
I visualized the success of my book and it hit Amazon bestseller status in two categories.
I started randomly telling people I was a speaker and lo and behold I’ve now spoken at conferences and have organizations emailing me asking about my rates.
So yes, to a certain extent I think manifesting money does work.
There is absolutely 100 percent power behind words and the mind and I’ve done everything possible to make sure it’s in tip top shape – meditation, visualization, subliminal audio, you name it.
All in all I find that if you work it, it works.
So why does it seem to work for some people and not others?
Why it doesn’t work.
When it comes to manifesting money people often times gripe about the fact that it’s not working.
They visualize, meditate, make vision boards, say affirmations and still find themselves broke.
Many people mistakenly assume that manifesting money is like some magic pill that will solve all their financial woes.
I feel like this is where there’s a huge disconnect in the manifesting community: you can visualize all you want, and opportunity will show up, but you have to put in the work.
Manifesting money doesn’t always mean you win the lottery or own a Ferrari. It also doesn’t always mean that money shows up out of the blue.
Often times money shows up in the form of work. Real work. Hard work.
I would not have gotten a claims check had I not called Aetna and complained that they didn’t cover me when they should have.
I can make a lot of money at one time because I’ve learned how to sell and ask for it.
I can close great writing deals in an hour because I have spent years building my online brand and know a good opportunity when it comes my way.
This doesn’t mean I don’t apply a lot of the tools and techniques about manifesting money that many people teach. We’ve already established that I most certainly do.
It just means that I don’t wait for it to just fall into my lap.
Sometimes it does.
But often times I have to meet the Universe halfway.
For more on this topic feel free to check out this really fun podcast interview I did with Moving Millennials a while back.
This is by far one of my favorite interviews to date because we really get deep into this topic.
What are your views on manifesting money? Do you think it works? Think it’s all new age horse shit? I’m curious to see so sound off in the comments.