So this guy I met a year ago is obsessed with a few things about me…some not fit for discussion on social media.
When we finish our workouts in the morning he often says, “that was a good workout, you’re really good at what you do.” And he always says it like I don’t know that already, which is cute, and flattering. And you would think that he would get tired of saying it, but he doesn’t.
He’s also fascinated by my ability to remain calm in nearly any situation. Traffic, spilled milk, government announcements, parking issues….not much phases me. I spend a lot of time breathing through things, I know how to handle some of life’s most unimaginable losses and come out the other side…and I have an incredible “just figure it out” attitude. I have also fully embraced the concept of “you can only control your own reaction”…mental note, write that blog sometime soon.
But this blog isn’t about his fascination with my ass or my workouts or my uncanny calmness. It’s about his fascination with how good I am at manifestation – I make shit happen. Often.
He says this often, “Uh oh, she said it three times, that means it’s going to happen.” Now, I will confess that sometimes this statement is about a retail purchase of some sort. But it is also said and is true of non-purchase related life events.
At the start of this pandemic I told myself…I just need to focus on continuing to serve my existing clients, giving them an at home experience that will keep them engaged and motivated. And I focused my energy on retention so that I could keep paying my bills and stay open. I also told my clients that for me to survive this, I would need them. I asked them what they needed from me, and I told them what I needed from them.
This is how manifestation works. You have to ask yourself what you need to do to make something happen, but you also have to “put it out there”…literally say it, to yourself, to your clients, your spouse, AND the universe.
And if you’re me…you do that three times and then magic happens. Like this week when I made one of my dreams come true and booked my first retreat and an entire ISLAND for my tribe.
Then last night I made my 12th pandemic rent payment. And I thanked my clients. Both in person and virtual clients. Without them I would be just another gym statistic. The comments back will earn some of them burpees…making me cry is a punishable crime.
“You are really good at what you do and are passionate about your work. It shows and is contagious.”
“And you’ll pay every month going forward because I don’t believe any of us are going anywhere. You’re a life changing force of nature Michelle, for so many women. So: you lead a tribe of wild, wise, VERY strong and determined women. (It’s like geese, no one gets left behind. It’s a group thing.)”
This week has been another of anxiety and stress around possible and frustrating government policy. And yes I have expressed some of that frustration, and yes I cried a few times. And I wasn’t always calm. But I’ve also shifted that to manifesting something that has been super important to me from the beginning. Staying open. And being stress free when I am open or closed. And what that means for me is creating and maintaining a stable online income. So that the opening and closing and changes to policy will be a minor annoyance…but not shake me like it has this last year.
So I put my energy there. I have had at least 3 conversations with Johnny and many more with incredible women who I am forming content partnerships with…and in each of these I have said “create stability in my operations by….” And outlined my plans for that.
And just like that. Put it out there to the Universe, take the right actions…and opportunities start to present themselves. This weekend I’ll be launching my 3rd online group…this one strictly focused on Nutrition and in partnership with an amazing woman, Jodi Frances. We will be combining Nutrition and Somatics in a program that I truly feel will be life changing for people struggling with food and emotions.
Third online group…my heart is full.
My next task is to sit and write down how I want to spend my days when the gym doors officially open back up. Exactly how I want to be spending my time. And then I will go about manifesting that.
My track record of manifestation success is pretty wild…if you had told me that this would all be happening a year ago I would not have believed you. But here I am.
Fascinating myself and my man on all fronts…
Photo credits: Tabitha Rees Photography
I am Michelle. Above all I am a mother of four incredible little beings. I am a certified Personal Trainer and Precision Nutrition Coach, an educator and a Yoga Instructor. I am a coach who also participates fully as a fitness enthusiast, a runner, and a swimmer. I speak from the heart and have no filter left to tolerate bull shit.