Maybe you’ve heard the terms “manifestation” or “the law of attraction.” They’re pretty huge in the world of business in regards to creating a positive mindset and reaching success. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, don’t worry! This post will go over the best books I read that helped me get started in my own manifestation journey. They will help teach you how to manifest money and success in your life, business, and relationships.
First off, what is manifestation?
Exciting right? Or maybe you are very skeptical of this seemingly “woo woo” concept.
It’s a nice thought though because it’s essentially explaining that you are the creator of your own reality. I know you may be saying, “But Shea, I didn’t choose to be stuck in this job I hate, barely being able to pay rent.”
Hate to break it to you, but you did.
Whatever you focus on (consciously or subconsciously) will show up within your life experiences.
If you’re constantly complaining to yourself and those around you that you’re “always broke” and “you’ll never lose weight” or “you’ll never find your soulmate” then guess what? That’s exactly how your life will continue to be as long as you continue to tell yourself that.
The Law of Attraction, which is tied to the concept of manifestation, is a Universal law that states that like attracts like. So, in other words, energy attracts things of like energy to itself. See where I’m going with this?
Suddenly believing you’re a millionaire won’t make you a millionaire…
Don’t get me wrong, waking up one morning and telling yourself, “I feel like being a millionaire today” won’t suddenly transport you into your ideal, luxurious life you’ve always dreamed of. It isn’t that easy.
Manifesting amazing things into your life takes time, so this isn’t an overnight gig. You have to invest in yourself and do plenty of mindset work. It has its ups and downs and things won’t immediately be easier all of the sudden, but the power of positive thought is stronger than you think.
Where do you start?
When I first learned about the Law of Attraction, I immediately was like, “Oh yes this is my kind of thing!” I listened to a ton of podcasts, read numerous blog posts, and ordered a bunch of manifestation books online. Now after practicing daily affirmations and journaling exercises, meditating regularly, visualizing my dreams and desires, and taking action towards my goals, I’ve manifested some fantastic things into my life that I NEVER thought were possible.
Don’t believe me? Let’s dive into a quick rundown of what the law of attraction has brought me.
Let’s roll back to January 2019, so basically a year ago. My boyfriend at the time had just broken up with me around Christmas and I was still devastated. I was living at home after college and pretty much felt like a failure, I had no idea what I wanted to do and for once in my life, I didn’t see my future laid out ahead of me.
I. Was. Terrified.
As I worked on my blog and YouTube channel in the following months and tried to freelance, I just kept this negative attitude about everything and prepared myself to be a waitress or something for the rest of my life. I was not looking forward to anything.
Finally, my mom convinced me to take a shot in the dark and move back to Los Angeles so I could find a job out here. I was again, extremely skeptical about anything working out for me, but decided this might be the leap of faith I needed.
Fast forward 3 months and I still had no job, not enough money to pay rent, and felt worse than ever. But in that last month of the summer, I started journaling and writing out my dreams about where I wish I was in life at this moment. I wished I was with someone I loved and someone who cared about me and that I had a well-paying job and lived in my own apartment.
The turning point…
The day I had to move out of my apartment so I could go sleep on my sister’s couch in Hollywood, I got a call with a job offer from a place I interviewed at the week before. Oh, and I had just started dating this wonderful guy who is now my wonderful boyfriend ;).
That was the tiny win that I needed to get me excited about my future.
I had a new job offer, and beautiful growing relationship, and a sister who graciously agreed to have me stay with her until I could afford a place to move into.
I once heard that before you start manifesting your greatest life, you go through some of the lowest lows in order to make room for the new, greater energy. I’ve never felt that more than those few months after graduation.
It was almost as if my life was purging itself for a fresh new start, taking me down with the breakup, the frequent job rejections, and the depleting bank account. I often told myself I should just give up, but I’m so glad I didn’t.
So I want you to realize that manifesting the great things that you want in life will never be easy and you might go through an extremely rough period. Just have faith knowing that it truly is a part of the process.
Alright, fast forward to where I’m at now as I continued to raise my positive energy by journaling, reciting my affirmations, and meditating throughout the week. My ability to manifest has become stronger and stronger and now this is where I’m at:
- I got a new job that gave me a 25% salary increase from my last one
- I live in a house 1 mile from the beach in LA
- My YouTube channel blew up and I now make a substantial income every month from it
- I have a supportive, loving, wonderful boyfriend
- I feel secure in the amount of savings I have and no loans to pay off
A year ago from today, I was living a completely OPPOSITE lifestyle. It’s insane! While working on a positive mindset played a huge role in my ability to believe I could achieve this, I also made sure to take necessary action.
People always forget about the action part. You can’t just dream about it and hope it will come true. Dreaming that $100,000 will just fall into your lap won’t make it fall from the sky someday. You need to take positive, constructive action towards your achieving your goals.
Alright, that’s enough of me blabbing about it, but this stuff truly makes me excited. If you’re ready to learn more, I highly recommend these books that will help you manifest money, relationships, and everything you desire in life!
Kathrin Zenkina is the ULTIMATE manifestation resource. Her company, Manifestation Babe, is where I sought out everything I needed to know about the Law of Attraction. Her life story is insanely inspiring and I listen to all of her podcasts when I drive to work. She delivers MAJOR results and knows what she’s talking about.
I love this book because it provides actionable steps you can take over the course of 21 days to manifest money and see actual results. She’s so wonderful and motivating as a coach. There’s a book copy and a Kindle copy, so take your pick!
Again, this book focuses not only on the positive mindset aspect but also about taking action. In fact, Sarah Centrella’s motto is, “The universe rewards action” and she shows you exactly how to see those rewards for yourself. Even if you’ve been manifesting for a while now, this book has some new and very helpful concepts that even the advanced manifester would benefit from.
You probably have already heard of this book or seen it in bookstores. It’s extremely popular and after reading it, I totally understand why. Jen Sincero has an awesome writing style that’s witty, unapologetic, and makes you feel instantly connected to her.
I LOVE reading this in the morning for some motivation to kick ass that day. She focuses not only on manifesting money, but also how to improve your self-confidence in order to achieve your best badass self. I love how she created a follow-up to the original that’s purely focused on making money for all the growing entrepreneurs.
If you still aren’t sure about the whole manifesting thing, this book is perfect for you, as it never gets too spiritual or deep with the law of attraction stuff.
Woo workbooks! I love having some sort of exercises to complete or journal prompts to answer. I recently bought the kindle version of this and it’s fantastic. This book will help you clearly define your business goals. If you’re looking to make money from a business of yours or are just looking for some other ideas to attract more money into your life, this is a perfect workbook for you.
Good Days Start With Gratitude: A 52 Week Guide To Cultivate An Attitude Of Gratitude: Gratitude Journal
Finally, it’s best to start your manifestation journey by getting a gratitude journal. Finding gratitude in your everyday life will help you raise your positive vibrational energy so you can focus on what you currently have that brings you joy. In doing so, you’ll feel immense satisfaction with your life. You’ll also learn patience by trusting that good things are on their way.
You could buy a regular lined journal for this practice, but this guided gratitude journal provides thought-provoking prompts and quotes to help keep you on track. Seriously, practicing gratitude helped kick start my manifestation journey and even now I find myself feeling grateful over the smallest things. It’s truly a wonderful feeling and makes you much more content on a day to day basis.
If you want more resources on manifestation, check out my past blog posts below. I look forward to continuing to write about the Law of Attraction and how you can successfully use it to manifest money, relationships, and other forms of abundance into your life!
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