I love that the first ‘focus’ is ‘attraction’! That connotes a purposeful flow of energy that arises when one is focused. When our attention is focused, I believe the Universe lines up to support our intention.
I’ll never forget all of the things that came to me when I started my first business, Laibon: Charms for the Soul™. It was a jewelry
design and retail company.
I won’t go into the entire creation of it, but here’s the short version. In a guided meditation, a voice said to me, in a very matter-of-fact tone, “You should make jewelry.”
I love jewelry and ALWAYS stopped by jewelry booths at art & wine festivals. So, even though I had only made one pair of earrings in high school art class, I said “OK” to the command in my head.
I left the session and immediately began telling people I was going to start a jewelry company and as a result, amazing things began to happen.
One person told me about a great place I could go near where I lived to take a class on how to make jewelry.
Another told me about a fabulous bead store, also close to my home.
A different person told me how to get started selling at the art and wine festivals.
An author shared with me his publications that rated the shows from the artists perspective and said which ones were retail sales winners and which to stay away from.
A hypnotherapist offered to put my first batch of creations on display at her kick-off-the-new-year workshop.
An attendee said “I LOVE your work. I’d pay more than that for these!”
A bead store sales person said “When you collect sales tax, immediately transfer it to a different account so you don’t spend all your earnings and then have nothing left to pay the quarterly taxes” (Great advice)
So, why is focus so important?
1. When you focus, you get excited.
Nothing robs your energy like not sitting around doing ‘whatever’. Once I got clear about my new venture, I was on a mission. Even though I knew next to nothing about making jewelry, I new I was on to something I loved and I was like an eager little child, all wild-eyed and bushy-tailed (where did that expression come from anyway?)
2. When you focus, it’s easier to make decisions
Procrastination often arises from confusion. So when the confusion is swept away, taking action is easy. Any other thing you could do becomes less desirable and drops to the bottom of the to-do list (if one even exists).
3. When you focus, the world lines up to support you
I recall the quote attributed to Goethe (that apparently may not have been truly his –
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back–
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth
that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans:
What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it;
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
That jewelry company birthed my entrepreneurial spirit and paid for a 3 1/2- week trip for a safari in Tanzania and a week in Zanzibar.
So, take heed. Take a stand. Take action. Grab life and move forward.