By now, most of you have heard of “The Secret”. But what does it have to do with your home?
The Secret is based on the Law of Attraction – the belief that what you focus on will come to you.
If you have seen The Secret DVD, you may recall the story of one of the teachers, Dr. Assaraf.
Many years ago, he created a ‘vision board’ – a collage of pictures that represented the things he wanted in life, including the home he wanted to live in.
Over the years, he relocated and his vision board ended up in a storage for five years.
Finally, he and his family ended up in California, bought and renovated a place for a year and were getting settled in their new home. His son entered his office and noticed a few boxes sitting by the door and was curious about their contents.
Dr. Assaraf was trying to explain that his ‘vision boards’ were inside, and showed him the board he created five years prior.
He was shocked to see that the picture of the house he had put up so many years ago, wasn’t just like the home they were in now. It was the SAME house.
He had bought his dream home and hadn’t even realized it.
Why is this important? For a few reasons.
I’ve had different clients…ones who have a strong long term vision of the home they want and a plan to get it.
And then there are the ones who continually focus on the negative…they’ll never get approved for a mortgage, they can’t find a home they love, they don’t deserve to live in a certain home etc…
There is a big difference between those clients. One ends up in a home that they love, the other never seems to get there.
You may have some limiting thoughts that you didn’t even realize were happening!
My wife used to think that she didn’t deserve to be in a great house until she reached a certain age or point in her life. That she somehow shouldn’t have a home nicer than what her parents had at her age.
Now, I’m not suggesting you buy a home that you cannot afford. Focus on the process of getting to that home.
Here is a little bit of homework you can do to make your dream home a reality:
1. Describe your dream home in vivid detail…
– where is it located?
– what is the view like?
– how many bedrooms?
– how big is that plasma tv in the media room? (sorry, this was mine)
– is it full of character or contemporary in design?
2. Does this home exist?
If so, get a picture and put it up at your desk or on your fridge – somewhere you see on a daily basis.
I’m not suggesting you light up the incense and start humming with your legs in a pretzel (but please do so if this works for you). But take a moment to focus on visualizing yourself in this home and owning this home on a daily basis.
4. Eliminate all negative thoughts associated with your ability or likelihood to have this home one day.
Trust me, this does make a difference.
If you want to take the next step towards your dream home, contact me and my gift to you and anyone you refer to me will be a copy of ‘The Secret’ so you can learn more about it.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to attracting great clients and helping them find their perfect dream home. 🙂