Back in February I shared my intentional manifestation blueprint that I named ‘Tea & Intentions’. Stop. If you have not read that post (link provided) you may want to start there as none of what I say going forward will make sense. At the time of that post my accountability partner and I had been working together for about a month. We saw the results of our work but I don’t think anything could have prepared us for what we have done in this span of time.
I had this idea in mind of six months. I would dedicate six months of intentional work and focus on whatever I could dream up. It started with this blog, picked up my makeup artistry and took me on a journey for which I had no road map. It paid off in ways I could have never imagined.
What worked? As I stated in the first post, focusing on goals at such a micro level with someone who holds you accountable is life changing. Looking at your tasks every day and being able to check them off as you complete them keeps you going. A sense of pride is instilled in you and it propels you to the next thing and the next, so on and so forth.
You carve out a blueprint to success and though it seemed like things were “just happening”, I believe I willed them to happen by being dedicated and focused. I began to seek out ways to be better instead of looking at what others were doing and wondering why it wasn’t me.
What didn’t work? Losing focus. Life still happened. Struggles still occurred and there were times when I wanted to quit. There were times when I did quit. There were times when anxiety laughed at my dedication. In those times, I allowed my confidence to waver and because of it I actually missed out on a few opportunities. The clear outlook I had in the first quarter of the year? I only just recovered it last week. I knew what I needed to do, I just hadn’t done it. Absurd right?
If I am totally transparent, I still struggle…
I did not plan on doing a list of accomplishments but I believe that it is helpful to grasp exactly what I was able to intentionally manifest so that you see what is possible.
- Every revenue goal I set each month I not only achieved but surpassed (this was outside of my day job)
- Envisioned and launched the Polished & Pretty Experience
- Launched and sold out my first Polished & Pretty Pop Up
- Hosted the DC screening of ‘Black Girl Church’
- Pitched and secured multiple sponsors for both live events
- Established a relationship with a major sponsor for my next event (both in product AND financial sponsorship)
- Guest appearance on radio
- Guest appearance on multiple podcasts
Most importantly I got out of my comfort zone. There are things I did not list that mean just as much to me simply because I took a chance on myself even if it did not result in a tangible win. It was successful because prior to ‘Tea & Intentions’ I may not have even attempted.
What’s next? We are still working. We did take some time off because I don’t think we anticipated the level of success that would come from it. More opportunities means more work. In completing this work together we have been asked repeatedly to expand it or serve as accountability partners for others on an individual basis. We have not quite figured out the next step but will definitely keep you posted.
I will share that my blog will be changing soon. I share quite a bit here but I want to do more – more for me, but most importantly more for you – because I truly appreciate you for taking time out of your day to read, share and encourage. I know that the audience as a whole will not be ready for this next chapter so as not to offend or upset anyone I invite you to sign up for my email list. That way you can decide just how much you want to be put on about (get it? Shana Janelle On…ok great). Those on the email list will get EVERYTHING as some content going forward will be for more VIPs (the one’s on the list), the more tame content will be made public. If you wish to be, a VIP, click this link, and sign up with me (DJ S&S – private joke but if you are a VIP you would have got it LOL) ok fine just click the link- https://mailchi.mp/ff6eb950c437/shanajanelleon
How about you? Have you been able to do any intentional manifestations this year? What worked for you? What didn’t work? Have you started your planning for 2020?