Achieving success in any business venture takes time and effort. This is especially true for creative businesses such as crafters, artists, and writers who have to put a lot of work in at the beginning to see lasting results. You can get started on the right path by preparing your mindset for success in your creative business. There are 4 simple steps that you must take if you want to learn how to manifest business success.
What is Manifesting?
Manifesting is taking something imagined and making it a reality. Many great success gurus have talked about the power of manifesting, such as Jack Canfield, Tony Robbins, and Napoleon Hill.
Manifesting may sound strange or impractical, but the idea is actually based in science. You may think you make decisions with your conscious mind, but psychologists are finding that your subconscious plays a much bigger role in decision making than we ever realized.
Manifesting is about teaching your subconscious mind how to adopt a success mindset and then watching the changes that happen in your life as a result. Successful manifestation begins with your mindset and ends with you taking the appropriate actions towards your desired outcome.
I have seen manifesting work in my own life, and the lives of other people around me. Some people believe that manifesting relates to cosmic energy and the law of attraction. This may be true, but I believe that the real power of manifesting comes from preparing the path for our minds to find the solutions that were already there to begin with.
Changing your mindset will set you up to make the right decisions in your creative business and pave the way for business success.
Four Steps To Manifesting Business Success
In my experience, there are 4 main steps to manifest success in any area of your life, including your creative business. They are Say It, See It, Write It, and Do It.
Any one of these steps will help you change your mindset and manifest success, but when you put them together, you set up a powerhouse of manifesting potential because they work together to train your subconscious.
“Say It” refers to saying identity statements out loud. There are two types of identity statements- affirmations and cancellations.
Affirmations are positive statements that program your subconscious mind to believe in what is possible. Our subconscious minds cannot tell the difference between something that we imagine and something that already exists. By saying affirmations, you are training your mind to believe that your business is successful, and your mind will work behind the scenes to figure out how to make it so.
Cancellations are negative identity statements that “cancel out” or deprogram limiting beliefs that you already had. These statements help you take control of your mindset and any negative thoughts you may struggle with. They instruct your mind to adopt the beliefs you choose to have about yourself, rather than leaving your subconscious identity up to chance.
You should say all identity statements out loud and in the present tense. Strive to say them without reservations or excuses.
Affirmations (programing statements):
Try the following affirmations in your creative business:
- My business brings in the income I require.
- My business easily attracts my ideal clients
- My business attracts money and sales.
- I bring in six figures of income in my business every year.
- My business is organized and optimized.
- Success flows into my business easily and naturally.
- I am a successful business owner (artist/writer/blogger, etc)
Cancellations (deprograming statements):
Try these “I Don’t” statements for your creative business:
- I don’t believe in failure in my business.
- I don’t compete with other businesses because I believe there is room for all of us to be successful.
- I don’t skip tasks I know are necessary for business success.
- I don’t fear running out of clients or money.
These two types of statements will help you manifest business success by training your mind to believe that your creative business has the right and ability to be successful.
Seeing isn’t believing, but it helps. When you visualize something that you want or that you believe should be yours, your subconscious mind starts to find ways to make it yours. The easiest way to do this is by creating a vision board.
Your vision board can be physical or virtual. It just needs to be in a place where you can look at it every day. Once again, your subconscious doesn’t know the difference between something that is yours versus something that you imagine is yours.
So look at your vision board at least once per day and imagine what it will be like to achieve the success you desire.
If you need help with your business goals check out this post: How To Set Achievable Goals That Actually Motivate You
What to put on your vision board:
Your vision board should be full of visual representations of what success in your business means to you. Find pictures that showcase what you think of when you imagine success in your creative business.
- Does success mean hitting a specific sales goal?
- Would you like to have a certain number of clients or followers?
- Is there something that you would like your business to buy for you or provide for you?
- What will your life look like when you finally reach your business goals?
Find pictures of these things in magazines or on the internet and put them on your vision board. Then look at them every day and remind yourself that they will be yours. Let the images and what they represent reinvigorate you and boost your drive towards business success.
Writing and journaling are powerful reinforcement techniques that have many psychological benefits. Journaling helps you prioritize and clarify your business goals. It also helps you envision your goals in greater detail and reinforces the mindset work you are doing on a deeper level.
To take advantage of this manifestation technique, start a journal to write about the success you want to achieve in your business. Your entries don’t have to be long, but they should include as many details as possible.
When writing in your journal, write in the present tense as though you have already achieved the results you are looking for. Use phrases like “I have” and “I am” instead of “I want” or “I will.”
These positive, present tense phrases strengthen the beliefs you want to adopt and have a strong positive impact on your mindset.
In your journal, talk about what success in your business will look like. Write about what changes you have made in your business to be more successful, and what you are most excited about concerning success in your business. Write something on this topic for a few minutes every day.
“Do It” refers to the actions that you will take to begin treating your creative business as though it were already successful.
This is much easier to do once you have visualized business success using your vision board and written about the details of that success in your journal. These activities help you delve deep into the truth about what business success will require from you so you can start acting on it.
Once you decide to treat your business as if it were already successful, you no longer have an excuse to treat it like a hobby. You have to be honest with yourself about what you are and are not doing in your business to reach your goals.
- What things are you avoiding in your business right now that you would not avoid if your business were more successful?
- Are you checking your metrics daily?
- Are you keeping up with your inventory and budget like you should?
- Are you giving as much attention to your marketing as you should?
- What things are you indulging in concerning your business that you would not be indulging in if your business were more successful?
- Are you spending more time scrolling social media recreationally than you spend making content for your brand?
- Do you allow yourself to get distracted or leave your work space disorganized?
- How often do you put things off for “later” when you know you should do them now?
Think about what differences you would see in your business habits if you had already reached your business goals and start behaving that way now. Once you commit to this, you will start seeing real change in your business.
How To “Do It”
Treating your business as though it were already successful does not mean that you should spend money you don’t yet have, or spread your resources too thin. You must be strategic about how you enact this step.
One way that some people enact the “do it” step is to dress like their business is already as successful as they want it to be. By seeing themselves in successful clothing, they reinforce that positive idea in their minds.
Another way you may choose to enact this step is by intentionally connecting with others who have already achieved what you want to achieve. Believe that you have the right to build positive business relationships and go after them.
And, of course, treat your business as if it were valuable to you. Don’t take it for granted or skip steps on your journey. Give your creative work the full effort it deserves, not just in the creation phase, but in the researching, budgeting, marketing, and all other phases as well.
Your actions make these peices of your creative business successful or unsuccessful. Its your choice.
Manifesting business success is a powerful first step to achieving your business dreams and reaching your goals. To manifest success in your creative business, implement these four steps: Say It, See It, Write It, and Do It.
Say identity statements, see representations of success on your vision board, write in your journal and detail the success you would like to manifest in your business, and do it by acting as if the success you seek is already showing up.
To manifest business success, you must change your mindset and start accepting success into your business. Once you change your mindset, you will clear the way for the success you want to experience.