I belong to few groups on social media that focus on entrepreneurship. In one of those somebody posted the following question: What is your #1 money-making tip that ALL entrepreneurs need to hear?
The answers came from everywhere and with all kinds of tips. All the books one would need to read, all the courses to be taken, actual advices about investments, the path to follow to make money through real estate, talks about honesty and commitment, talks about budgeting, and so on. Pick any perspective or angle, and you bet the answer was there.
My answer was: You need to feel happy, at ease, free, abundant in order to attract it (money). You cannot attract abundance while feeling poor, or feeling lack. Once you are there, your actions will support your intention… (and then I added a little heart).
I think we can agree that all the answers are “correct”, right? They all work. However, I have to say that I was the only person who talked about our inner-work especially before taking any action.
Taking action with the right emotional state for me
In our previous blogs we have talked about beliefs, focus and, emotions. Let me take that information a step further. What we think about, and how we feel, always matches with what we attract or with what we experience in life. This is how we create our own reality.
Are you with me?
It’s not only important to make sure we feel good, as we spoke in previous blogs. It is very important to feel what we want to experience, in this very specific case, abundance of money.
As I said in my answer above, if I am feeling lack and take action feeling that way, what is it that I am attracting?
On the other hand, if I am feeling abundant and I take action feeling that way, what is it that I am attracting?
Can you see the difference?
This is the one of the big differences between massive action and inspired action.
Definitions: Massive action vs inspired action
Massive action is that action that drain us out. It is the working hard piece. It is an attempt to make things happen with action alone, as if we were not supported by the universe. It is that belief that says ‘I will just keep sending resumes and one day, one day, I will get my dream job’. It is the doing without the connection. It is the doing without trusting with certainty that what you want is yours. For many (!) people, massive action is a worth earning practice, is the “paying your dues” part of the equation and when you finally become deserving of what you want, if ever, what you want happens, although it is not for sure.
Inspiring action is the opposite of that. Inspired action is starting with the inner-work and that is already considered action, even though it may not be considered physical action. For example, include visualizations as part of your actions. You are working the energy, it is where it all starts. These are very important steps! The inspiration to take action then will come to you when you become familiar with what abundance feels like, or whatever it is that you want. Once you get where you want to be emotionally, the ideas start to come, the events, the people, start to show up and you just follow the thread. It is allowing what you want to happen and contributing with your inspired action. It is the doing with the connection. It is the doing trusting with certainty that what you want is yours. It is the having fun on the way to where I already know I am going.
Which one is more appealing to you?
Most importantly, which one do you believe delivers the best results for you?
Another big difference is our ability or even interest to enjoy what we do as we take action, whether it is internal or external, meaning mental/emotional or physical.
When we are taking massive action, maybe at the beginning we are excited about it, hopefully. I think most of us have been there, where we get a new job and we are giving our best at it but things start to happen and we lose that eagerness and excitement and it can become a “let’s get it over with” attitude.
It becomes more of an exchange process. I work or do for you what we agreed on and you give me my money or what we agreed on.
When in reality the circumstances are different.
Let’s rewind a little bit. Now we know that it all starts with my thoughts and how I feel. I am using the very specific topic of money but in reality, it applies to everything in your business, or even to everything in your life. It’s just good to narrow it down to an example.
So, if I am feeling abundant and I am thinking mostly thoughts of abundance, ideas will come to me, sometimes to do something or sometimes just an idea to later develop. Either way, it is important to dare to trust that what we want, in this case abundance of money, is already yours.
How do we do that? As we practice those thoughts and feelings of abundance, we will feel as if that is the way it is now, not later, not in the future but now.
As we practice it and become steady in that “vibration” we start to expect it, just by being steady inside. As we start to expect it, we start experiencing it. We will start to become aware of abundance in the world and eventually, in our own life and experience.
We are deliberately creating abundance. We are deliberately creating it from the inside out. We are evoking those feelings of abundance deliberately to later experience them in our reality.
Can you see that you are not creating with your action? You are creating with your thoughts and focus and your actions are a way to contribute, to realize what you already created internally.
Does that give you goose bumps or what? It does make my mind explode every time I think about it. When I understood this concept of taking inspired action, whether it is working or visualizing, it had a completely different meaning and became a lot (a lot!) more enjoyable! I consciously take my time to do what I have to do, including writing this blog, and enjoy it, savour it, allow the inspiration to come and flow with it.
It has been a game changer for me and hope it becomes a game changer for you as well.
One more tip
Abraham Hicks says:
“If there is something that you have to do, resist the temptation to do it under duress. Ask yourself, ‘What’s the worst thing that would happen if I didn’t do this?’ And if you can get away with not doing it at all, don’t do it. And then imagine what it would feel like to have this done. Spend a day or two, if you can, just 15 minutes here, 5 minutes here, 2 minutes here, here and here, imagining it completed in a way that pleases you! And then, the next time you decide that you’re going to take action about it, the action is going to be a whole lot easier”.
We are talking about finding this balance, this flow that works for you. If there is struggle when taking action, it means you may be acting physically when it would be better to still be visualizing and allowing the energy to create momentum so that you can take action and participate in the creation process.
I am not encouraging you to be or feel lazy, I am encouraging you to listen to yourself and flow with what feels best for you and what you are creating. If the impulse or the nudge is about doing nothing physically at the moment, well, so be it. And let’s learn to be ok with that.
If the impulse or the nudge is about doing something then, feel free to jump right on it.
The purpose here is to participate in a creation process where you are the decision maker and the universe is the guide on the path. It is about enjoying the journey as much as the destination. If you take action under duress, it won’t be the case. You may still be able to receive what you want but, we are getting to a point where you don’t need to settle on what you want nor on how you will receive it. It is about having it all! It’s about having the goods and the awesome experiences because my friend, you don’t deserve anything less.
CPA, CGA, Self-love and Wealth Coach, Founder Intuitive Living Path
Genoveva Vazquez, founder of Intuitive Living Path is a former accountant transformed into a Self-Love and Wealth coach. Genoveva is very passionate about helping people fall in love with themselves and with their lives all over again. Since she went through that moment of “wanting to throw in the towel” she has lived her life knowing that there’s more to life that what is showing up for many of us. We do love ourselves, we do have power, we do create our lives, we just need to start it all from the inside out.