What is it that you desire?
In today’s episode, I share how I manifested my dream house and the strategies I used, so that you too can manifest the things that you desire in your life.
In this Episode:
02.41: Getting specific on what you want
04.56: How to manifest what you want
09.42: The balance between money manifestation and money management
In today’s episode of the podcast, I want to share with you how I have manifested my dream house and the strategies that I used so that you too can manifest the things that you desire in your life. Doors to my course Million Dollar Money Management are now open. This course is for you if you want to create the mindset of a million dollar business owner even if you aren’t even close yet. Inside this program you’ll learn how to manage your money well and how to magnetize more. If you’d like to join this live round of the program, you can do so by clicking in the link for the show notes for today’s episode. I’d love to welcome you in and help you manage your money like a million dollar business owner.
Hello and welcome to the Clare Wood where myself and incredible guests share about money mindset, financial successes and how to manage your money in a fun and practical way to create wealth and abundance in both your business and your life. I’m your host Clare Wood. I’m a business coach and a money mentor. I strongly believe that money has the power to positively change the world. I can’t wait to help you transform your mindset around money, create a love of numbers and build the business of your dreams, so you can live a life of financial freedom, giving and global impact.
Before we get started in the nitty gritty, in the sake of transparency I would like to share that at this point in time we have put an offer in on a house that has been accepted however, it is still subject to building, past and finance, so we are awaiting on a few final things to go through before we definitely own the house. However, I am claiming this and owning it now because I am really confident that it’s going to come together. Even if this particular house doesn’t come together, what this whole process has taught me is how close I might be to purchasing the dream home that I desire, so let me backtrack a bit. When exactly did I decide that this was my dream home? Well it’s actually been years in progress. When my husband and I first met, we were living at a house that he owned in Sydney and it never really felt like my home and we’ve moved into interstate and we’ve been renting for about five years now, and in that time we spent a lot of time exploring where we actually want to live and what our dream home looks like.
Getting specific on what you want
Something that I really believe if you are wanting to manifest or create something in your life, is that you need to be really specific about exactly what it is that you desire and why, so for so long we were going in circles not really knowing where we wanted to live, what the house would look like because we’ve both got really different tastes in terms of architecture. I much prefer things that are new and modern and my husband prefers things with a lot of character so we’ve really struggled to find homes that we both like. We’ve struggled to pick a neighborhood or even a city that we both want to live in.
I know that for so long this has been blocking the process of us coming closer to the dream home, so stop right here. If there is something that you really desire in your life, are you really, really clear about what it looks like? A lot of times people say “I want to find my dream man” or “I want to make a lot of money in my business”, really start to define what that looks like. If it’s a house where is it? If it’s a partner what are the like? If it’s a particular amount that you want to manifest in your business, what’s the amount and what does that represent to you? Then take it to the next level and really dive into why you want this thing in your life. For me moving into this dream home represents abundance.
I am such a big believer that the physical environment around you, plays a real impact on your energy levels and for me as a coach, I want to be living my most abundant life to be inspiring my clients and for me to be performing at my best level, but for so long I didn’t really understand that. I just through that I wanted a nice place to live, so really dive into why you desire this thing. Start to unlock what it would represent to you.
Once you’ve got really, really clear about what it is that that you want, the next step is to start taking action closer towards it.
How to manifest what you want
When manifesting this dream house I have spent a lot of time driving around beautiful houses and if you follow me on Instagram you will have seen this happening over the last couple of years, me doing tours of different neighborhoods, looking at various house and I’ve been sharing that journey a long the way.
Recently we’ve really upped the anty on this and we’ve started going to open homes of really beautiful, next level houses. Something funny happens when you start to walk through really nice homes. Firstly, you start to realize that it’s not actually that scary. You look at the other people walking through the homes and they’re just normal people, just like you and me. The other thing that you’ll notice is that sometimes you’ll be in a house and go “Oo, I don’t like that” or “I don’t like that layout, that wouldn’t work for our family”, so we recently we’re wandering through an open home purely from a sense of let’s just go and check out some houses in this neighborhood and after we walked through the home, we got back and sat in the car and my husband and I looked at each other and just said “Oh my goodness, we love it” and I cheekily said to him “Should we put an offer in?” He agreed.
At this point in time we had no idea if we could get the finance, but we decided to put in an offer and we knew that we could always make it subject to finance. We put in one strong offer and we decided that if it wasn’t accepted it wasn’t meant to be. After some negotiation we did come up a tiny bit, but our offer got accepted and so the next step that we’re going through now is the financing process. We have no doubt in our capacity to be able to afford this place particularly because we have decided to de-risk the situation, which I’ll explain a little bit more about later, but the challenge is convincing the banks that two self-employed people can afford it because they have really funny metrics when it comes to assessing someone’s capability to afford finance so, let me tell you a little bit more about this home.
For a long time I have known that I want to live on or near the water and the reason is, is that when I’m around water, I feel calmer. There is just something so magical about the water that’s always been calling me towards it. I love to do beach holidays and I started to realize that that is where I wanted to live. As we got clearer and clearer about the kind of home that we wanted to live in, I started seeing a house on the water, so actually living either on a beach or on a canal front and then as I got clearer and clearer about it, I realized that I really wanted to live on a canal. Since making this decision I have continually been visualizing this. I often lie on my bed, which at the moment just looks out at a road and I pretend that the road is a canal. I pretend that it’s water. I look out there and I imagine how I would feel if I was in that beautiful home literally living on the water and of course, this house that we went to is on a canal. It is absolutely incredible. It also has a swimming pool, which is something else that I really desired and it has really big bedrooms, which again is something really important to me, so visualization can be a really strong part of the manifesting process.
Imagine yourself in the relationship, having published the book, whatever it might be for you. For me, this process starts to normalize that the thing I desire is possible because in my head I’m starting to see myself there already. I also have a lot of other tools that I use in manifestation. Many of them I’ve shared here before on the podcast, which are journaling, doing manifestation mediations and telling people about the thing that I desire.
You might be listening to this thinking, hang on, how are you suddenly buying a waterfront home, when it wasn’t even something you were considering before, but truthfully it’s something I’ve been thinking about for years, so the next thing you might be wondering is well how the hell do you suddenly come up with all that money and this is where the other thing I spoke about before de-risking the situation comes into play.
The balance between money manifestation and money management
I’m a big believer in manifestation, but I’m also a big believer in the principle of money management. It’s all well and good to go, “I really want something, I’m going to go and get it”, but you really need to make sure that you’re doing it in a mindful way that takes into account what you can actually afford, so after we found this home and fell in love with it, we were trying to think of a way that we could de-risk the situation and make sure that we were moving in at a time when we could really comfortably afford the repayments, so an idea that we came up with is that we will buy the house and rent it out. Because it is a really beautiful big home, we know that we’d have no challenges leasing the property out for a period of time until we can comfortably afford it ourselves and not get into a financial position where we are financially distressed.
This is something I’ve spoken about many times before. This delicate balance between money mindset and having an absolute belief that something is certain and it’s destined for you, but it also needs to be balanced with sound principles of investment and money management, so if you are looking for something that feels really expansive, do it in a way that feels good and aligned for you, that you’re not going be over-committing yourself. These two concepts of money mindset and money management and how they two of them marry together are things that I teach about inside my course, Million Dollar Money Management and at the time of recording, the doors are open, so make sure that you go and check it out in the link for the show notes for today.
So, what next? If you want to create something in your life, do you just think about it, visualize it and it comes to you? Is it really that straightforward? Sometimes, truthfully it is. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve even just cast a thought somewhere and what I have desired has come to me and other times, it has taken me years and years and years for it to come to fruition, so how does that work? Well, manifesting isn’t a perfect art. Sometimes it takes us a little bit longer to get what it is that we desire. Sometimes what we desire comes to us in a slightly different package to what we thought it might. This is actually in itself part of the process. You can want something, be super super clear about it. Desire it, believe that it is yours with no sense of reservation, but then be able to let go and trust that whatever comes to you, is for the greater good.
I feel exactly this way with this house. As much as I’m calling it my dream home, if for some reason it doesn’t all come together, I know that there’s something even better out there for me, at the right time. Letting go can be one of the most challenging parts of money mindset and of manifestation. If you want something really, really badly though, you can be patient because when you trust that it is coming your way, you don’t need to worry about the timing. This might sound a bit confusing, but I bet there’s times when you look back on your life and you have wanted something and been so, so impatient for it to materialize and then when it does, it feels like it’s always been there and for some reason it was just meant to come to you at a later stage. I definitely think of that meeting my hubby when I think about the letting go process. For years and yeas I was looking for someone, as soon as I let go of the idea of even meeting someone, that’s when he came along and in hindsight the timeframe doesn’t really matter. We’ve been together for years now.
So, if you really, really desire something do the mindset work. Implement some practices of manifestation that’ll work for you and then let go and trust that what you want is coming your way.
Thank you for listening to today’s episode and if you would like to learn more from me about moving mindset and balancing that with money management, doors to my course Million Dollar Money Management are open now, so make sure you check it out. Have a beautiful week and I look forward to chatting to you guys again very soon. I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s episode and if you would like me to help you build a million dollar money mindset so that you can start scaling your business towards the million dollar mark, you can join me in my course Million Dollar Money Management and the doors are open now. You can join by clicking in the link in the show notes for today’s episode.
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