I recently had a minor crisis. I had a sudden bill come up and I was short a couple hundred dollars in my checking account to pay for it. Needless to say panic set in. But I decided to use the opportunity to put my vision board/manifesting/whatever-you-want-to-call-it into practice, front and center in my life.
So I pulled out a piece of paper, wrote the exact dollar amount I needed and stuck it in the middle of my bedroom mirror. I spent about two days focusing in on it throughout the day, making sure my subconscious knew ‘This is important!’ I also began to try to figure out ways to make some extra cash (I had about a week before the bill would be pulled out). I knew that one of my clients had a invoice due that week, so I was just hoping to get that check into my account in time. However, there was still over half the amount of my bill that still needed to come from somewhere.
I thought about calling up a client and seeing if I could get paid ahead of time for future work (but realized that they kept a tight schedule and budget, so that kind of wiggle room was probably unlikely, but a possible plan B if I could not come up with something else).
My other clients had pay schedules out of my control, so I got paid on THEIR timetable, so no early cash there.
I thought briefly about asking one client if I could get paid early for a piece I had already sent in, but normally they pay on publication, not before, so I pushed them off to the side. However, after my vision board focusing started, I had someone suggest that ‘hey, why don’t you just ask them for early pay? You already sent in your work, so why not just ask to be sure?’ I reluctantly agreed and sent in an invoice. Incidentally, the amount they owed was the EXACT amount I needed for the remaining amount for my bill.
Imagine my surprise when they actually agreed to pay early! So that week I received both necessary checks in the EXACT amount I needed (not a penny more or less). The deposit was made and that bill was paid.
What did I learn through all this? That when we focus in, our brains start figuring things out. Even if we brush aside a suggestion, outside forces will also help to contribute to our success (in my case, the person mentioning that client).
This was the fastest success I have ever had with a vision board, showing me that when I need something in the future, to my mirror it will go.