Does It Really Work??
“Does it really work??”
That’s the question a first date asked with complete skepticism years ago when I explained what law of attraction coaching was. He’d never heard of the law of attraction, let alone life coaching.
Suffice it to say, hearing about the power of our thoughts, the effects feelings have on our lives, and that we all have a vibration – it was very strange stuff to an MBA grad biz owner.
But it was a first date, and he was polite about hearing me out even if he thought I was nuts.
(This was before The Secret and before Oprah and Larry King brought the concepts of manifesting to mainstream media. So I probably sounded pretty “out there.”)
Anyway, I explained that the process of segment intending (aka pre-paving) was an easy way to start building manifesting muscle.
Simply hold in mind the outcome you want, imagine it happening, feel the feelings you would feel as it’s unfolding, and then relax and go about your activity. It’s that simple.
Since he had stopped responding, I changed the topic as we drove back to my car. Less than two minutes later his cell phone rang.
When he saw who it was, his jaw dropped. He stared at me in disbelief. Since he was speechless, all he could do was show me his caller ID – as if that would explain everything.
I didn’t understand what the big deal was. (But I did know that answering a phone while on a date with me is a great way to ensure there won’t be a second.)
It turns out that while I was explaining segment intending – and talking about our power to create whatever we want in life – he wasn’t wondering what kind of crackpot he was on a date with. Rather, he was already starting his first manifesting project: hearing back from his ex-girlfriend.
Apparently he was still hung up on this fabulous girl, and had tried everything to reconnect with her. But she wouldn’t answer letters, texts, emails, phone calls, nada.
Until that day. Two minutes after he imagined how thrilling it was to be in touch with her again, to hear her voice, to have another chance to talk with her – that’s when she called. After months of no communication.
Needless to say, he was sold on LOA. (I was not sold on him as a date, however; although he did retain my services to help turn his business around. We’re friends to this day.)
I marveled at my powers to manifest myself right out of a new date while successfully teaching LOA to a skeptic, and thought maybe I should practice what I preach and segment intend my first dates a little better than that!
That’s one example I share with clients when they ask how long it takes for deliberate creation efforts to pay off, and how much they have to practice it before it works.
It doesn’t take long and you don’t have to be an expert. (Or even believe in it, for that matter!)
If it’s been a while since you played with segment intending, I invite you to pick it up again and impress yourself with your manifesting prowess.