Light-Bulb Moment Anyone?

The power of realization.

Light-bulb moment anyone? I have a little test for you.

Have you tried to apply The Secret but it doesn’t seem to work? Or do you believe the whole Law of Attraction thing is a big crock of shit? I feel you… that’s why I’ve been identifying my own definition, called Hustle Believe Receive.

Do this for me:

Take a critical look at your life the past say 3-5 years. Get out a pad of paper and pen and start with a list of all the things that are total shit in your life.  All the things you hate about it; no money, bad job, bad relationships, your weight… whatever it is that’s making you stressed and miserable right now.  Write all those things down.

Then look at your list.  Think about everything on it for a while, pull up all the emotions that come with each of those items and start retracing your steps over the last few years.  What got you to the place you are today? Really ask yourself what was I thinking about a few years ago or maybe my whole life about X?

Example: If your overweight, have you spent years telling yourself how disgusting you are? That you’re worthless, unattractive… etc. All those crappy voices that we have running through our brain, all day, every day.  What was your outcome? Did you magically lose the weight? Or did you quit working out and start eating more, and now you’re heavier then ever? This is the perfect example of how our thoughts predict our futures.

Do that with all the items on your list.  Ask yourself; what is the story/thoughts you have always told yourself with each item? If it’s money, do you always say you’re broke and don’t have enough? Doesn’t matter the item, you get the drift.

When you’re done you will have in your hot little hands a case study on the #HBRMethod.  You will have PROOF that it works!! It’s been working in your life all along, just negatively, and without your awareness.  Believe it or not that’s the GREAT news!!!

Why? Because we are all simple beings when it comes down to it, and it’s easier to start believing in something when you have concrete PROOF it works! So now you do.  Now all you need to do is turn all that power around and get it to start working the way you want it to in your life. And honestly it’s really not that hard.  There are lots of books and theories on this topic, that make it so much more complex then it actually is. In my mind, it’s simple: Your thoughts today predict your future (whether that’s tomorrow or five years from now)

If you just did that exercise and the light went on in your head, to the point that now you REALLY GET THIS, than you are there! If you can believe that it worked in a negative way then it’s easy to believe the opposite is also true.

But how, you ask, do I turn it around?

It’s like playing soccer.  And no I don’t play soccer, haven’t ever even watched a game, other than my sons, so I know nothing about it. But I do know this much, if someone kicks the ball towards me I’m going to kick it back in the direction of MY goal, right? Simple enough.

That’s all I want you to do.  When a negative thought pops into your head about anything on that list, any of those thoughts that are so comfy in your brain they are subconscious at this point, those little bastards… when they pop into your brain I want you to kick them back in the direction of your goal.  Tell yourself the opposite of that negative thought.   

Example: “I’m fat and ugly.” Kick it back: “I’m healthy and beautiful”.  That’s it. That’s all you need to do to get started using Hustle.Believe.Receive. to change your life.  Just do that little exercise with EVERY SINGLE one of those crappy thoughts.  Find the quick opposite mantra, and say it to yourself ten times, then dismiss the topic in your brain and move on. Like kicking the ball. You’re not gonna kick it and then stand there for an hour dwelling on it, kick it and move on.  It’s the dwelling on the negative that becomes our stress.  That’s where all those horrid stressful feelings come from. So if you’re a beginner, just say the positive thought in your head and then move on to the next thought.  Doing that tells your brain, “yep I am beautiful and healthy. Next?”

Your brain at first will try to argue. It will try to be all; well that’s hilarious because you clearly haven’t looked in a mirror.  But you kick it back; “I’m healthy and beautiful. Next?” And your brain still might be all; well you would be if you quit eating crap all day and watching reality TV on the couch.  And you kick it back “I’m healthy and beautiful. Next?” And that’s when you drop something on your foot, so your toe hurts more then your super slow brain.  But it’s really not that hard. I mean if I did it  anyone can!

That’s the first and most basic step needed to be successful using  Hustle.Believe.Receive.  It’s the “holding pattern” you will need to return to every time you get tempted to dwell on what you DON’T want out of life.  It’s your “resting posture” for those of you who do yoga, you know what I mean.

It’s pretty powerful and easy when you think about it. Do it every day, all day, for a month.  Then tell me how you are feeling. It’s like exercising any muscle of your body, it takes conscious effort. But pretty soon you’ll start being aware of your thoughts and it will get easier and easier.  Until one day you wake up and realize that you actually believe for real, the new voices you’ve been laying down in your head.  You look in the mirror and see a beautiful person looking back.  You walk down the street like beautiful people walk down streets, because you really do feel beautiful.   And that’s when magic starts to happen, or in most cases already has started happening.

So don’t beat yourself up if your not manifesting a car! It’s not about that. I manifested a new mind before I manifested a single object. I manifested peace, and happiness, and a total release of stress which was eating me alive before.  I manifested confidence and self-esteem by doing what I just described.  And let me tell you all of that is worth more than any amount of money.  All of that is what changed my life.

*(But just in case your wondering if this works to manifest your dream life too…. read My Story and you’ll see dozens of actual examples of tangible manifestations too.)

This little concept has the power to change your
outlook on everything in your life. Then the other Steps to Success will start to
fall into place, as you start believing and seeing results.  You don’t need to go out and change
your life tomorrow
, for your life to change.  So relieve yourself of that pressure and the self-loathing that comes with failing at that never ending goal.  Let it go.  Just start playing soccer with your thoughts… the
rest will come naturally.

Light-bulb anyone??

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*If you’d like to learn how to change your life using the #HBRMethod sign up now for my #HBRBootcamp!



Sarah Centrella is the author of the book Hustle Believe Receive which teaches you how to apply the #HBRMethod to change your life and live your dream.

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  • Anonymous
    July 26, 2012 - 10:54 am | Permalink

    Thank you. That was a great post. For me I needed a simple process to change my life, like you just described. Sometimes it takes a little time to convince ourselves that we the cause of the state of our life and more importantly that we live in a friendly universe that wants us to succeed and wants to expand life through us.

  • July 26, 2012 - 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Thank you soo much!! We just need to keep doing it consistently!! so we can change our mood and life!!

  • July 26, 2012 - 9:20 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Sarah.. I get this. 🙂

  • August 8, 2012 - 1:40 am | Permalink

    I just stumbled upon your blog, and I must say – WOW! 🙂 I love this post – and am looking forward to reading the rest of your entries. I just started following this advice recently, and in fact, for about the last month or so, I’ve been writing down 3 good things that happen every day (it can be something as simple as didn’t get stuck in traffic today!) – and it makes a difference! As I was making doing the exercise you suggested and writing down “shit” stuff that’s in my life, my mind kept saying, yes but remember {insert positive thought!} ?


  • Anonymous
    January 10, 2013 - 1:14 am | Permalink

    Thank you Sarah for the simple explanation

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