I moved to Paris…
I grew up in chaos. I struggled to complete my BA. I let many barriers get in my way. Looking back, where I was successful I was unknowingly living The Secret. Before I moved to Los Angeles from Toronto I visualised living in Los Angeles. After I arrived, I went to dealerships and sat in the car I wanted, visualised driving it – and then bought it.
It hasn’t been perfect of course, because I hadn’t always understood The Secret – I often obsessed about the negative.
In February 2005 I fulfilled a long time dream of going to Paris. When I arrived I knew I wanted to move there. In August 2007 I did. The story was not perfect because I attracted some drama as well. But I can tell you that in January 2007 I watched The Secret for the first time. When I was stressed at work – worried about being fired – I would open Google maps satellite images and zoom in on Charles de Gaulle Airport in France and imagine getting off the plane to live there. And I did less than 8 months later.
The obstacles I feared manifested. The ideas I was absolutely clear on manifested.
I decided I wanted to do my Masters degree in Luxury Brand Management in Paris. When I mailed my application I told the USPS worker they didn’t know it – but they were accepting me. And I was … just a few days after I finally finished my BA.
I had to pay for school. I told myself every day I would have the money. In 2005 my income was about 45k. In April 2007 I wired 16k to pay for school and departed for France in August 2007 with about 22k in savings and a freelance consulting job valued at 70k per year.
And what I have found is that when I obsess on what I’m afraid of – it manifests. When I focus on my dreams – they manifest. Learning to focus your thoughts doesn’t happen over night – but you will see the results – and it will become easier.
I love The Secret.