Tastes and preferences change throughout life; even if not most, inevitably a few. Think about foods and drinks you used to delight in but have no taste for now, the fashion you used to choose but now blush looking back on. There were places and activities you wanted to try but later realized you wouldn’t repeat the experience. We simply begin to enjoy different things over time; our needs change, we reevaluate and possibly face the fact that we deserve much more, grateful as we are for everything already experienced.
I have been an open, spontaneous, bohemian chic practitioner of life for many years. I wanted to experience a variety of places, individuals and lifestyles, all with the purpose of joy, new experiences and getting to know people inside out (something that inevitably benefited my work and research of manifestation!). I wanted to go everywhere and live each day differently from the previous – craving new experiences made me feel alive. I wanted to learn about and understand everyone and everything. And, I learned a lot. Suffering thaasophobia in the past, irrational as this fear of boredom can be, I suddenly wanted a life of novelty – and I wanted it all the time.
In other words, I was open to anything. From staying in a friend’s family mansion in Brazil with a group of college buddies, followed by moving into the largest suite of a five-star island resort, intertwined with paddle boarding, kayaking and sailing, to crashing in a stateside beach motel. From flying business class across continents to low-budget airlines with uncomfortable seats that even charged for water. From living in a studio apartment in Zagreb, Croatia, to a beautiful condo in the hills, with a private building entrance, overlooking the city. From living by myself in a gorgeous, sizeable apartment in Brussels, Belgium, to three equally gorgeous ones with roommates, and another with my parents back in high school. From completing an internship in a marketing company located in one of the wealthiest parts of the city, to working in a downtown pub. From staying in five-star hotels in multiple countries, private villas, sailing the coast of Croatia and island-hopping, to staying in budget-friendly travel hotels, one of which didn’t even have air conditioning. Enjoying cars with drivers, as well as buses and boats. From camping on the beach and music festivals through dining at NYC hot spots to street kiosks serving fries; from enjoying trendy fusions to hidden gem restaurants and authentic, homemade Chinese, Thai, Lebanese, Nepalese and Indian food in between. And I wanted to try it all. My goal was to not limit myself, getting to know the art of life and the world inside out. This was my lifestyle. I had been using these experiences to grow as a person, writer and life coach for the past fifteen years, hungry for the world and life. A lifestyle of variety was as unique of an experience as I’d hoped, and my adaptability made me feel attractive. It was a lifestyle of experiencing different lifestyles, from mine and other people’s points of view. This lifestyle gave me the ability to understand the world, having seen and experienced so much, and communicate our collective ability to manifest individually desired realities.
Now, I’ve decided to live (meaning, manifest) a luxury lifestyle full-time. Something I’d already been living in multiple ways to uphold my personal standards, this is a lifestyle I’ve embraced more than ever. The inevitability of such a manifestation feels very exciting to me already. I deserve it because I want it. The new me is focused on creating, expanding and building, instead of living mainly for the experiences like in the past years. Conversely, this lifestyle adjustment entails the strongest focus I’ve ever had on manifesting money; I always cared about it but never like this. I want to enjoy my preferred lifestyle with the people I want to spend my time with, some of whom served as a direct inspiration in the expansion of my focus on manifesting wealth.
My work of positive thinking, self-confidence and Law of Attraction teaching and coaching is a luxury service, yet a luxury we can’t live without. We can’t afford to live a life of not manifesting our desires, as one of my clients once said, of settling for less, living without self-confidence or struggling in any way which makes intentional manifestation a necessity.
LIFESTYLE THROUGH SELF-LOVE
I will keep the aspects of my current lifestyle that fit into my new one. I will turn my vegan blog into a sustainable luxury lifestyle guide, built on lasting and timeless qualities. I still want excitement but instead of unpredictable ones which I couldn’t tell where they might take me, I now want glamorous surprises. This category of surprises could translate into manifesting gifts and receiving the perks I would have otherwise paid for, and I have manifested such gifts and perks in the past (can you tell which ones they are in paragraph three?). Can you relate to manifesting such things? We deserve them!
Even thus far, I’ve created a beautiful, refined lifestyle that set a good example of standard and quality. Appreciating my living space by keeping it clean, praising it, enjoying it, choosing the items I loved to decorate it with and relishing in making in beautiful in any way always led to manifesting an increased quality of living arrangements and the appreciation would begin again. If I appreciate myself, I will attract other things I appreciate as well. This is Law of Attraction – what we cherish, love and value, we continue to attract. Is there a relationship you are looking to attract? Praise the person you want to be with for every single reason you love them! Want to attract money? Praise money and love it, appreciating everything it gives you.
For as long as I could remember, I have valued keeping my standards high – this has always been important to me. I cared about manifesting beautiful apartments, incredible experiences, appropriate salary and friends I deemed to have exceptional personalities. Keeping our standards high goes with attracting everything we value. Why? Because we can only truly want something we deem valuable, and we can only believe in having something we feel is on our own level of value. However, if you settle for less or agree to anything you don’t want, your level of self-value will drop in your own awareness. Suddenly, you will see yourself as someone who can only get what they don’t want, because you keep agreeing to less. Don’t do that! This is another reason why you must live in confidence – to know you deserve everything you want and allow yourself to manifest it. Another important factor of keeping your personal standards high is manifesting happiness. It’s hard to attract something you don’t believe will make you sublimely happy, and if the thought of living what you want doesn’t fill your heart with love, it will be hard to consider it to be deserving of you!
For as long as I could remember, I valued keeping my standards high…until somehow, in the past year, I had suddenly started to focus too much on the basics of life instead of manifesting it the way I feel comfortable. Maybe it was the circumstances surrounding Coronavirus, in which luxury came with a price of mask wearing, testing and quarantine while I was focused on social distancing for the first six months. Whatever it was, keep reading – I will explain everything soon.
LIFESTYLE THROUGH PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
I’m required to state my intention in order to manifest, especially as a Law of Attraction coach. I have friends whom I enjoy sharing this lifestyle with because I love them, and the friends who have created the same lifestyle so we share it. I want a luxury lifestyle to come as a result of my talents so I’ve added the goal of professional expansion to this manifestation whereas in the past I used work to live a life of variety. I would travel to and work from various locations, sharing those experiences with my readers and clients; now, I will still be traveling in addition to reaching an increased number of individuals who are looking for guidance on positive thinking, self-confidence, manifestation and the creation of a custom made, abundant lifestyle. I will also reach those who will be happy to have found inspiration, and those who didn’t even know they needed it. I don’t only want to manifest double the original fees or book sales I had intended thus far – now, I want money pouring in because I’ve become even better at what I do. This goal is inspiring me already! I love the thought of spending and sharing money, receiving even more of it in return because this is how energy moves. Give love, receive love; give money, manifest money.
Let me give you an example of a client who has recently attracted money through professional expansion. This individual manifested their desired lifestyle of professional and material abundance, attracted specific work and even out-earned their spouse in the process. They did so by disconnecting from any kind of worry about their manifestation, refusing to engage in it and trusting that opportunities would come while choosing to simply accept the current reality until then. Money and work began rolling in, to my client’s great appreciation, followed by offers with an increase in fees. My client’s confidence in their abilities, everyday joy and professional perks grew. What we appreciate, we attract, because appreciation is a form of positivity and even love.
WHY DID I DECIDE TO DO THIS NOW?
This is where I explain everything so thank you for continuing to read.
I thought long and hard as to why I wanted to manifest this lifestyle adjustment, since the desire started brewing in my mind over the past several weeks. And the answer is that, for the past year, I had begun to care about the basics and the essence of my experiences more than anything else. Only caring about what I feel is most important while deciding that aspects such as comfort matter less doesn’t feel like self-respect anymore; this isn’t who I am in my core, either.
A change of my awareness happened when I realized that I haven’t been giving myself all the quality I could, while I know we should never settle or accept less than what we want. Keeping my own standards not just high but as high as possible, as previously mentioned, somehow loosened its grip.
I recently attended a family wedding on my husband’s side and left all the travel arrangements completely up to him. I had told myself that bride and groom’s satisfaction was more important than anything else; in my mind, the weekend was about them. They had reminded all their guests that this was our vacation, too, yet I’d chosen to (only) make it my husband’s. I’d also told myself the trip shouldn’t be about me at all, and with that, made two mistakes. I disliked our arrangements after passing up the opportunity to make them more to my taste, and I had wrongly decided that every second of the trip should only be dedicated to the collective good, specifically my husband and his friends. I didn’t plan even one outing alone with my husband while other attendees engaged in both family and private time. Why hadn’t I done the same? Why did I decide my husband’s comfort and choice of accommodation was the reasonable choice, because it included his friends we hadn’t seen since last year? None of them forced any arrangements on me but I fully allowed them to plan it without me. Some family members only showed up for the wedding, retiring to their resorts and vacation homes for the rest of the weekend. They had combined this wedding weekend into their own vacation – another thing I didn’t do.
What would this trip have looked like if I had taken part in the planning? For one, we would have stayed in a hotel north of the ceremony location instead of southeast. (We stayed in a house far away from 80% of all other wedding attendees while cabs, Uber and Lyft were incredibly difficult to find). I would have made arrangements including the extended family member I spent most of my time with, three others we had fun with, and I would have been able to sight see. Why didn’t I just manifest this? Because I had said “whatever works!” for those few days, only to later admit to myself that I did care about every detail I’d been neglecting. My desires matter in every situation, even on a trip that isn’t for my personal occasion; I would say that ignoring this notion was a mistake but because of the way it all played out, I came to a reckoning that I am simply not an unconditionally flexible woman who is open to absolutely anything.
Seeing my dissatisfaction and agreeing that the location of our house was not ideal, my husband reminded me I had chosen to not get involved in the trip planning. He was right. He had invited me to help with the planning and make sure everything suited me which I declined. It was symbolic of the way I’d been living my life, just wanting to be surprised and dive into any experience. My biggest eye-opener was that I’d been so focused on just gaining new experiences in life, I began to seamlessly forego my standards in various areas. I wanted to be tolerant, open, agreeable and I wanted absolutely nothing to bother me. However, I feel equally good about myself when I admit that I am picky and don’t want to stay in uncomfortable arrangements just to save money or risk offending anyone anymore. I can manifest all the money, experiences and comfort I desire, and truthfully, so can you.
Some will feel that where we stay or how we travel to a brief event doesn’t matter as much as the event itself. I say, if you decide that what you needs matter less than everything else, you are opening yourself up to the perception that you should be okay with absolutely anything which will cause some people to disrespect your boundaries. Not making concessions in terms of your own comfort and happiness sets a much better example for the self-perception of high value and personal standards.
Ultimately, I am stepping into this lifestyle change for many reasons. Whenever I used to imagine how life would mirror my self-love, it was all about building confidence, reaching my goals of fulfilling work in my own niche of expertise, having loving experiences with the people I adore and thinking well of those I cherished and wanted to be a part of my life. However, my clients and readers had also used my coaching methods to manifest jobs, money, starting a business, pay increase, first class travel upgrades, cars and free trips, in addition to that confidence, a positive mindset, physical beauty, face and body changes (yes, they really did!) and relationships with specific people. Money is energy and yet another way we invoke and express self-love.
When we create a lifestyle we love, it is so much easier to imagine sharing it with a specific person because it gives us the most powerful awareness of our self-confidence.
Choose the lifestyle you want to enjoy every day. Do so without any guilt. Setting the intention of any desired manifestation will allow us to visualize having it, stay focused on it, not settle for anything less and ultimately, attract it. Manifestation is about creating a life that makes us happy and from now on, I am living a luxury lifestyle to enjoy my own value in every area of life.
HOW WILL THIS LIFESTYLE IMPROVE MY LIFE COACHING?
The chic part of my bohemian chic lifestyle was enjoying the beauty and the quality of everyone and everything, especially after discovering what made them unique (I still pride myself on being able to spot the greatest qualities of anyone and anything). I never knew where a hidden gem could be found, and my curiosity for the most special parts of any experience invigorated every part of my life. I wanted every person to know their beauty and qualities, and I wanted to become better and better at helping them connect with those things – I can’t wait to amp up those teachings as I manifest a luxury lifestyle because it will give me an additional boost and insight into energy, self-confidence and self-love to share with my clients. It’s going to make me even better at imparting self-confidence and personal value, as I plan on living this lifestyle to shower myself with increased appreciation.
This is just the first step – I will be updating you on this manifestation every step of the way, in addition to discussing all important manifestations and LoA methods, as usual. My lifestyle is changing slightly but my work of empowering amazing people is here to stay.