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Red Cross Speech

I’ve gotten lot’s of requests from readers/followers to see the video from the speech I gave yesterday

for the Red Cross’s Hero’s Breakfast.  The video will be out shortly but for now I thought I’d post my actual speech.  You can read posts on my blog about what life was like when our home flooded and see the videos.  Yesterday was such a special moment for so many reasons.  To me it’s the ultimate proof that everything happens for a reason.  Who would have thought that almost two years ago when that disaster struck that it would turn into the fulfillment of my ultimate dream.  There were nearly 1,000 people at yesterdays fundraiser including executives from Costco, Boeing, Microsoft and Puget Sound Energy.  To share my story in a way that helps to give back to an organization I believe so strongly in was amazing.  And yes I cried at several places in the speech, and at one point the audience gave me a full round of applause during the speech! It was a pretty amazing moment. Dreams do come true. I am proof.    

My Speech

First let me say what an honor it is to be here with you all this evening, and to share my story.  I feel like it’s a moment I’ve waited for ever since that fateful June day.  A day where I can say from the bottom of my heart, Thank you.

On a June afternoon in 2011 I tucked my twin daughters into their bunk beds for their afternoon nap, and went back downstairs to continue my search for a job. I’d been laid off suddenly two weeks before, and was doing all I could not to panic.

And then I heard a bloodcurdling scream coming from my daughter’s room, followed by the sound of an industrial size sprinkler, exploding.

Within minutes water from the in-home sprinkler system, began rushing down the stairs, and pouring from every conceivable light fixture like a faucet.  In the eight minutes it took the fire department to respond, all three levels of the home we were renting, filled with standing water.

What I remember most about that day, was milling around a place that was, in an instant, no longer my home.  Trying to get my mind around what that really meant for my family.  The fire chief was trying to explain that I needed to call someone, find a place to stay.  That we couldn’t come back here, not tonight or anytime in the foreseeable future.  I watched as crews went to work, moving furniture, stepping in, and trying to stop the damage.  And finally I sat on an overturned bucket, put my face in my hands and cried until my whole body shook.

I had no idea what to do.  I had no job.  No savings, and now no home. As a single mom I’d been working nonstop, living paycheck to paycheck for the last two years, just trying to make ends meet after my husband left. I couldn’t imagine how I could possibly get through THIS.  The more the gravity of how desperate our situation really was, began to sink in, the harder I cried.

When my older sister called from California to tell me I should call the Red Cross, I almost laughed. “What can they do?” I asked her. “It’s not like this is hurricane Katrina.  It’s not a national disaster”.

“Just call them”.  She insisted.

I didn’t call.

I felt too foolish and I didn’t want to waste anyone’s time.

Before the fire chief left, he told me our home was considered a “Natural Disaster”.  “It’s unlivable” he said.  Then he handed me his card and said “Please call the Red Cross, they can help you.  You shouldn’t have to go through this alone”.

Ten minutes after making the call an elderly gentleman with a Red Cross vest, walked into what was once my living room.  And he gave me a hug.  It was the first hug I’d gotten all day.  I’d been in the house for hours with over a dozen firefighters, but no family.  No friends.  That hug, from a total stranger, was exactly what I needed in that moment.

We both sat, and in the kindest most compassionate way imaginable, he quietly asked me what I needed.  I couldn’t even think.  Part of me was in denial.  I was still thinking that somehow, once everyone left, I could put the kids to bed in their rooms, and that this would have all been just a terrible nightmare.  But he had the good sense to think for me.  To realize the state I was in, and to recognize that I couldn’t make a cohesive thought.

And then, as if reading my thoughts he said something I’ll never forget.  He said “it’s ok.  I’m here to help, with whatever you need. You are not alone.   Everybody needs help sometimes.  And that’s okay.”  

He asked if the kids and I had a place to stay that night, or for the next week.  I said no.  He asked if they had dry clothes, ones not damaged by the flood water.  I couldn’t think and didn’t want to be selfish, but he reminded me, that he was there for just that purpose; to think of what I could not.

Then, he called in a hotel room for us, one with a refrigerator because he knew the kids would need one.  He asked if I needed dinner for the kids, and handed me a debit card and said, “Just call me if you think of anything at all, anything we missed”.

He stood up, and reached in his bag, and handed me three Mickey Mouse toys, “these are for your children, just in case their toys are all wet, that way they have something tonight.”

Everything about that day was so blurry.  Everything but him, and the warmth, love and support he brought into a waterlogged, disaster ridden home.

He brought compassion in a way that allowed me to keep my dignity.

In a way that made me feel like I wasn’t taking a handout, but accepting a hand, from a friend.

So let me take this moment to say thank you, to all the volunteers, who open their hearts without judgment to people like me.  Who are there with a hug on what is possibly the worst day of a person’s life.  On a day when hope seems to be lost.

What you did for me was keep my family together. That is what the Red Cross did for me. You allowed me to continue to be a mother during an intensely difficult, scary and uncertain time.  For four weeks we were homeless, and jobless.  And for four weeks you held us together.  You made it possible for me to still take my son to his school, to still sing their songs at bedtime, and read to them while they took a bath.

Without your help I could not have taken care of them though that time.  The thought of that is unimaginable to me.  There are no words eloquent enough to express my gratitude for all you did for our family.  For thinking and acting for me, when I wasn’t capable…and for doing it all with love.

You help also inspired me to get back on my feet, and gave me the motivation to provide for my family in a way I’d never been able to do before this tragedy.

And so it brings me great joy and personal pride to be in a position now too give you this (hold up my personal check/donation) … a $100 donation.  It’s nowhere near what you have given me, but it’s a start.  It’s for the money loaded on my Red Cross debit card, and I’m honored to now be in a position to return it.  Please load it on another card, for another family who’s in the middle of the worst day of their life.  I pray it makes them feel as I did, that they are not alone, and that even a total stranger can love and support you.

The Red Cross is a non-profit organization that relies solely on donations to survive.  All local funding comes from the generosity of individuals, businesses and foundations within our own community.   These donations help to fund all of our local disaster responses, our free preparedness training; they help us connect military members and their families during emergencies, and teach kids first aid  ……… so today I ask you to contribute.

I want to be clear…your donations funded the disaster relief that gave me food and shelter. Your donations are what kept my family together and gave me a chance to be a mother…but there are still so many more to reach, so many more kids and families that need help. The Red Cross responds to two disasters every week here in the Northwest. Those are not statistics, they are people, just like me that need your help.  I’m asking you to donate on their behalf.  If everyone here gives $100 or more tonight, we will make our goal of $100,000.

Please pick up the large envelope on your table and pass it around.  Inside the envelope are donation cards, smaller envelopes, and pens for your use.  Please fill out a donation card, place it with your donation in a smaller envelope, and then put it back in the large envelope.  Cash, checks and credit cards are all accepted.  There is also a place to sign your company up for a matching gift.   I’ll give you a moment pass around the materials and then I’ll continue.  (…Pause approx. 10 seconds…)

I don’t know how much you have to give today, maybe you have $25, maybe $250, $2,500 or $25,000 but I need you to know that every dollar you give goes to help families like me.  I’m here to say, that your money is soooo well spent! Your money fed my children when I couldn’t.  It clothed them when I couldn’t.  It put a roof over their heads when I could not.  What could be a better use of anyone’s money than that?

This is where your money goes… to people like me and to children just like mine. And we just want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

You were there when we needed it most. Thank you!

I so used the whole thing!!!

Forever a Red Cross evangelist


so happy my babies could be there


My girl Sarah came with a bottle of wine that first night in the hotel. Was so special to have her there yesterday.
Above a pic of my vision board, Red Cross logo and a mic… I KNEW one day I’d be here.. was exactly what I envisioned.

Read the story of us in the hotel.



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Motivation & Inspiration

Top Motivational Hip Hop Songs

I love hip hop

As you may know, if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, I’m a Hip Hop fan.  I became one right after my ex-husband left, because I needed something, anything to lift my spirits.  I knew I needed all the help I could get to keep from falling into depression, so I turned on T.I.. and Fabolous, and Eminem.  The music instantly put a smile on my face and made me want to dance.  But more importantly I began listening to the lyrics and pulling out anything I could relate to, or draw strength from.  The more I listened, the more those songs became my mantras, my anthems and my go-to’s when I needed to get a lift out of a self-pity sinkhole.

I worked out to it, played it in my car.  Cranked it in my headphones as I walked around New York city.  Everywhere I went it went with me and reminded me of my dreams, what I wanted to achieve and that I could.


Music has always had a power over me.  A sad song can instantly ruin my entire day.  It can put me in a funk and the more I listen to it the more upset I get.  Knowing how powerful music is in my life, I’ve realized that I can use that influence for good.  And that’s what Hip Hop has done for me, turned that energy around.

It’s A New Day…

And now four years later, as I’m starting my motivational speaking career, I’m again looking to those songs, some old and some new to get not only me fired up, but you too!

Listen to the lyrics of each of these songs.  I love them because the writing is really cleaver and sometimes I have to think on it a while before I get it… but I hope these inspire you to achieve the life you deserve as they have me.

Hip Hop


Here are my favorite hip-hop motivational songs: 


WORK: by Iggy Azalea

This song is all about #TheHustle. “I’ve been up all night, tryina get that rich. I’ve been work, work, work. Workin’ on my shit.”

Impossible is Nothing: by Iggy Azalea

The title says it all. “This dream is all that I need, cuz it’s all that I ever had.”

I’ve Made It:  by Kevin Rudolf

I remember first listening to this song in 2010 when I was training for the Portland Marathon.  I’d let my mind create a vision so clear of the day when I’d “look up to the sky and say I’ve made it”.  The day came later that year, as I sat in the back of my town car, my driver crossing the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan for my first NYC trip.  I looked up to that skyline, played this song so loud in my headphones…. and lived that moment.  It made me cry.  No lie.

The Show Goes On: by Lupe Fiasco

Favorite line: “When times is hard you stand up.” I love this mantra.  Just stand up. Keep going no matter how hard times get.

Lighters: by Bad Meet’s Evil and Bruno Mars:

When this song came out all I envisioned was one thing: it playing before I take the stage to give a Key Note Motivational Speech.  The chorus would play….

“This ones for you and me, living out our dreams. We’re all right where we should be. With my arms out wide, I open my eyes and now all I wanna see… Is a sky full of lighters”.

My Time: by Fabolous

Love this song so much. This is the one I put on when I need to remind myself of where I came from and where I am going.  Nothing get’s me up like this song. I can relate to the hard work and hard times it talks about and the fact that “It’s my time” now.

Moment 4 Life: by Nicki Minaj

Whenever I’m living a Pinch Me Moment, I always think of this song “I wish that I could have this moment for life”.  It reminds me to savor every win, live in the moment and give thanks for it.

New Day: by 50 Cent

Love the work this song talks about, coming up from the hard times and living the moment you’ve worked for.  I also love the line “I’m strong as an ox mentally” ... nothing can break me.

Written in the Stars: by Eric Turner

“I’m on my way”.  Can’t tell you how many time’s I’ve cranked up this song and sung that line, and BELIEVED it.  “It feels like a long time comin’ round, since I thought of that cunning plan of how to turn a $10 into $100 grand”.  Yes sir!

 All the Above: by Maino

Tell me what do you see when your lookin’ at me? On a mission to be what I’m destined to be.” That has got to be my all time favorite line in any song.  If you follow me, then you’ve seen me use that line as my status update soooo many times.  And when I post it, it’s because I am at a low point and needed to be reminded, that I’m on a mission to be, what I’m destined to be. I done been through the pain and the sorrow, the struggle was nothin’ but love” meaning that it didn’t break him. I so get that. It’s my anthem.

Believe: by Justin Bieber

I cranked up this song so loud this week when I drove my new Benz home.  I rolled down the windows and sang it so loud. It was that moment.  The one you live for, and can’t find words for.  But felt amazing. “Didn’t matter how many times I got knocked on the floor, I knew one day I would be standing tall.  Just look at me now.  Where would I be, if I didn’t believe?”  So perfect.

Girl on Fire: by Alisha Keys

Well… listen to it.

Good Life: by OneRepublic

Hard not to feel blessed listening to this song.

Effing Perfect: by Pink

I’ve quoted these lyrics so many times on this blog and my status updates.  There’s a line that I have printed out and taped to my wall at work.  It’s a reminder that this line, sums up everything I believe in.  “Change the voices in your head.  Make them like you instead.”  Whenever I want to get down on myself I say this mantra and remind myself that what I focus on is what I get… so I better like myself and train those voices to as well.

Live Your Life: by T.I.

This song reminds me to count my blessing and be thankful for what I have and stop complaining.  Enjoy life, right now.


Not Afraid: by Eminem 

This is the song I listen to when I’m frustrated, or distracted by “the haters”.  On days when I question what I’m doing and if it will ever amount to anything or if I’ll ever actually live out my dream. I put on this song and hear that line: “I’m be what I set out to be, without a doubt. Undoubtedly.”  And then I remember….

My Last: by Big Sean

“I’m just doin’ better then what everyone projected.  I knew that I’d be here, so if you ask me how this feels? I’ll tell you it’s everything I EXPECTED”.  Drive, vision and work got to that moment.  Love it.

Beautiful: by Akon 

I listen to this song to get me out of a self-loathing funk…. we’ve all been there! Gotta have Akon tell us we’re beautiful some days.. hey, whatever it takes!

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Your Dream Is Waiting.

Your dream is waiting.

You know that place, the one where you’ve been working your ass off forever and it feels like your not making any progress? You know you’re on the right path, and that a break has gotta be coming soon, but you feel stuck, like you are never going to break through that wall.  That’s kinda how the last few months have felt.  I worked and worked, day and night preparing for what I know is coming.  Yet it felt like I was running in place.  It’s the place where 98% of people quit, and 2% push through.  Napoleon Hill says that the 2% who push through that last level, the one that seems like you’ve done all in your power and it’s just never gonna happen, he says those are the ones who reach their ultimate dream.  That it’s right on the other side, waiting for them.  But those other 98% just couldn’t see it any more, couldn’t believe anymore, and couldn’t keep on pushing.  So they quit, not knowing that right on the other side of that wall, was the success they had been working towards all along.

When I read that, I knew what percentile I wanted to be in.  I made a mental commitment to myself over a year ago after reading Think and Grow Rich, that no matter how tough it got I’d never quit.  I’d keep pushing, because the thought of giving up at the finish line seemed, oh so tragic.

See Below for explanation

I’ve proven his theory to be true to myself so many times.  I will go through that phase of non-stop hustle and feel like it got me nowhere, then I’ll question what I’m doing, and then I’ll kill the doubt and walk right into that wall.  Well today was one of those moments when I got through the wall and my dream was on the other side.  I signed my first official contract to give the Motivational Key Note Address at a function in April in Los Angeles.  My ultimate dream. Not only that but in the course of a little over 24 hours I was approached by three different organizations to give the Key Note Address at various events.

One of the events is a moment I’ve pictured in my head for almost two years.  It’s giving the Key Note at the annual Washington Red Cross fundraiser.  Since my home flooded I knew I wanted to give back to the Red Cross in some way, and have been approached about speaking at their events in the past but something had come up.  This time all the stars aligned and as fate would have it, it will be my first ever speech of it’s kind. How fitting is that? Something that at the time seemed like the world had just fallen apart and that I’d never recover from it, turned into the gateway to my ultimate Big Picture Dream…. That’s the very definition of Hustle.Believe.Receive.

Push through the wall, your dream is waiting.

*The picture above is of my vision board at work (also on my Pinterest board) of a microphone, to represent my dream to be a motivational speaker. I put that up in 2010 long before anyone was reading my blog, and long before I really thought I could ever make it happen.  Next to it is the Red Cross logo which went up after our home flooded, I put it next to the mic to remind me that one day I wanted to thank them in a speech, to give back.  The picture below is my first ever speakers contract which I signed today.  Three years after putting that goal/wish/dream/vision out into the world.  Dreams come true. I’m living proof that anything is possible for anyone.

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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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The Law of Attraction is for Christians too.

*I wanted to share this letter (with permission), because I think it does such a great job of touching on the topic of the role that God, and or religion can play in using Hustle.Believe.Receive.  I think traditionally Christians have discounted the Law of Attraction or The Secret because of it’s focus on The Universe and materialism.  I don’t focus on either of those things, and I feel that faith and belief is spiritual at it’s core no matter what. I think that HBR works so well for me because it allows me to believe and have faith without religion, but it works just as well with it. I’ve gotten many questions on this over time, and I think that Mariah does a great job talking about how they coexist and work together. 

Dear Sarah,

I appreciate the opportunity to share with you what an amazing difference you have made in my life since reconnecting with you. The Lord has no doubt gifted you with amazing abilities to encourage, lead, support, strengthen, coach, and reconnect people with their God given ability to dream.


I am sad to say that as a Christian it had been far too easy to become like the children of Israel and quickly forget the miracles God had performed in my life. Sometimes it felt as if I constantly bounced from one trial to another without a reprieve.   I may have seen God working in our lives during our struggles but all too quickly forgot how He brought us through the last struggle as we faced the new one.


Sometimes, when life got so overwhelming or the next hurdle came along I would immediately cry out to God forgetting the miracles He just completed in my life. You helped change that mindset and focus. Even as a Christian when life beats you up sometimes you forget to dream and you forget to focus on the amazing bounty of grapes God has set before you.   It had been a long time since I had really dreamed. Being a responsible wife and mother didn’t seem to coincide with the luxury of “dreaming” I didn’t feel I had those luxuries. I had to stay focused and determined. Unfortunately, I stayed focused and determined on the wrong aspects of life. You helped change my mindset and got me to dream again, to dream of the possibilities, to dream of all the amazing things God could do and desired to do in my life.
The freedom just to dream brought amazing freedom and growth in my faith. God doesn’t want us captive to our own thoughts or feelings of despair. He calls us to a life of prosperity and fullness in Him. To me a vision board is not about “stuff” but about a lifestyle and a life in Christ that He desires for me to have. Planning and dreaming offers a life that frees me from the captivity of lies and self pity that the devil is selling.


God is so amazing and I am so thankful to Him every day for your willing, kind, giving, tender heart, and gentle spirit that He has blessed you with. Thank you for your generosity and for your mission to make a difference in the lives of everyone you can


With love,

*Meriah Mathews is the author of the blog Godly Girl Power.



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Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

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Should I stay or should I go now?

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of reader letters about what to do if you find yourself in a marriage where one person has made the ultimate sacrifice, and moved to a new location for the other.  In some cases it’s been across the world, others across the country, but the story is basically the same.  They find that after a few years no one is happy. The one who wanted to move is holding firm to that decision, and the one that came to be a supportive spouse, is feeling resentful, alone and unhappy. They are constantly fighting, and the marriage is disintegrating.

I found myself in a similar situation when I was first married. I’d moved to Portland from California for my ex-husband when we got married.  Secretly I’d always felt like I was the one sacrificing more. I was
the one that had to leave the place I loved for him. I probably always held it over him in some way, and I’m sure I resented him for it as well. So I get it.

If there is one thing I’ve learned this last year living in Seattle, it’s that location makes a really big difference in your happiness.  If you hate where you live it’s pretty darn hard to be happy.  Hence the reason I’m moving back to Portland in June!

As I see it, if you find yourself in a situation like this, you have two options:

1. You leave.  If you have done the soul searching, looked at your life and realized that you are not happy, and that this is not the life you intended or want to live, then it might be time to call it quits.  I believe in marriage, but I don’t believe in prison.  It’s a marriage which in theory means that two people work together to do what is best for all parties involved.  If that’s not the case, and one spouse is making all the decisions and not willing to counter sacrifice or compromise, then to me that transitions into a prison.  There shouldn’t be walls around your life to the point where you feel like you have no choices, no options but to continue to live a miserable existence. I’m sorry, that’s just crazy to me.

We get one shot at life.  There are no retakes. If you wake up and find yourself in a life you can’t stand, and you don’t recognize the person you’ve become, then have the courage to chose happiness.  Have the faith to know that when you make choices that are in your best interest and ones that are healthy for you, that you will be rewarded. It’s not selfish to chose happiness over misery.  It’s not selfish to chose healthy over unhealthy. And for parents with kids, the same is still true. Kids aren’t stupid, if they see you constantly fighting, and miserable they will be more affected and broken from that than you making a chose that is in yours and their long term best interest.

2. The other option is of course to stay.  However if you stay, you need to realize that from this point forward you are responsible for that decision.  In other words perhaps what got you there in the first place was doing what many of us have done, which is to support our partners wishes, so we followed them.  In a way that was more of a compromise, and a support decision and less of a choice on your part.  But if you’ve given it time, and things have gotten progressively worse, and you find yourself at this cross roads… the one where you weigh all your decisions, and you make the choice to stay… from that point on you need to be accountable for that choice. From that point on you can’t complain to him/her about it, cant hold it against them, cant silently resent them, cant bitch about it… none of that.  Because the reality is that we always have a choice, and until you take responsibility for making it, you wont ever be happy and things will continue to get worse.

So if you stay, stay consciously.  Stay with a determined will, that you can and will turn the situation around.  That you will change your mindset about your circumstances, that you will throw yourself into your situation with 110% effort.  That you wont speak of it negatively any more, and that you are committed to making your dream life, right there.

Both options are a serious decision to make. Both require commitment and determination to find happiness, and the tensity to let nothing stand in your way. You just need too ask yourself the tough question… what do I really want? Because at the end of the day, no other person (spouse included) is responsible for making your happy.  That is your job.  The ability to find happiness is in whatever decision is right for you. But make it with a conscious mind, and remember that you are responsible for your choices and for the direction and outcome of your own life.


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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A picture is worth a thousand words…..

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Want Your Vision Board to Work?? Here’s The Secret to Manifesting


Want you vision board to work? Here’s how!

I’ve had so many amazing manifestations the last few weeks, that it has gotten me so excited about the power of my Future Board. I want to tell everyone I know, and I want them to understand it the way I do, so they can use this simple, free tool to change their life. If you have been a  skeptic, or if your unsatisfied with your life in any capacity…. I challenge you to make a board.  Just do it!  What in god’s name do you have to lose? You have everything to gain. No offense, but if you don’t have one yet, and you read my blog and/or follow me on any social media… you are crazy! I have way too much proof that it works for you to still be sitting there, bitching about your life and not have done these simple steps to change it.

So you ready? Let’s go!

Here’s the secret for getting your vision board to actually work:

1. PUT IT UP!!!!


Want Your Vision Board to Work?? Here's the Secret to Manifesting Success I can’t tell you how many people tell me they have made a board (like I did) but that it’s in their closet.  Or on Pinterest, or on a phone app.  I hope this is clear enough….. THAT’S NOT A VISION BOARD, AND IT WONT WORK!  If you want it to work, YOU need to work! So take the time to go on Pinterest make a “dream life” board, pull it up on your phone (so you see all the thumb nails) and then screen shot that… email that pic to yourself, then print it and put it on your wall, in a place you will see it every day!!! It is critical that you see every single day.

It’s the simplest, cheapest, no risk way on earth to totally change your life.  If you don’t have one up at home and at work, then you’re not practicing Hustle.Believe.Receive.  So don’t write to me complaining about how it doesn’t work…just sayin! Do the work! 

2. Focus on the experiences you want to live out. Want Your Vision Board to Work?? Here's the Secret to Manifesting Success

I’ve written a lot on this, so I’ll refer you to my video on this topic. But it’s a critical component to getting results. 

3. Take time limits and “how” out of the equation. 

When you make your board, realize that you are drawing up a plan (much like an artist does) of your future life.  So make sure it reflects all the areas of your life, and make sure you are dreaming big. This is your future. Period.  You WILL attract this life, over time.  But you have got to take time limits off the table. You don’t control the “when” or the “how” so just let that go. Who cares if it took me years to get to Disneyland…. It was more than worth the wait. The point is that I attracted it. I manifested it. And you will to. Don’t get frustrated, don’t get discouraged, just get excited because that life is coming your way. And it feels awesome let me tell you!


4. Believe it will happen. Want Your Vision Board to Work?? Here's the Secret to Manifesting Success

Once you have really and truly implemented #3 then this step is just the logical aftermath of that.  If you understand that at some point in your life you will live out those experiences, then that naturally leads you to believe.  At this point in my personal journey, I honestly just KNOW that what’s on my board will one day show up in my life.  I don’t know when, and I don’t really care. I just know it will come true.  And it has.


5. Take Action. 

I can’t overemphasize this point enough. This is recognizing an opportunity when it comes to you. This is the part that most people miss. They are expecting the exact thing that is on their board to fall out of the sky and into their lap. They are struggling to make it happen, instead of relaxing into the fact that it will in it’s own time… and they miss the open door.

Manifesting often show’s up as opportunity before your dream is realized. It’s often subtle, and will always require a leap of faith. You will need to take a step through that door knowing that the other pieces to the puzzle will come together naturally.  But nothing will happen if you don’t take that step. So be aware. Be soooooo aware in your life. Don’t miss those doors and don’t be afraid to walk through them. That’s how you get to the reward, it’s the only way.

That’s really all there is too it. It’s not complicated. It’s not too hard. It doesn’t require and “initial financial investment”. There is no scam. There is no marketing promises. It’s simple. Make a plan for your future, make it clear and precise, follow the steps above and start living the life you KNOW you are capable of.

Want Your Vision Board to Work?? Here's the Secret to Manifesting Success Example I’ve had this vision board (and that picture) up since I took this job in Nov of 2011. I’ve had the picture of Disneyland on my board since 2006.

Today I had just come back into the office after being out on vacation with the kids in LA this past week, and was sitting at my desk, when all of a sudden, I saw it.  A little picture in the center of one of my boards, a photo of California Adventure.  I’m not even sure I knew what it was when I put the picture up on my “travel board” on Pinterst, I probably just liked it.  I’d not spent a lot of time focusing on it, in fact I don’t ever really remember looking at it, considering my vision board takes up one whole wall in my office.

I’ve told my kids for years that one day we WOULD go to Disneyland. We’ve talked about what we’d do when we got there, what it would feel like… all of it. We KNEW we would go, it was only a matter of time.

One New Years Day of this year I was checking Alaska’s website for mileage deals and shockingly found four tickets for 10k miles each, I had 40k miles saved up, and immediately knew this was the opportunity I had waited for, to make this dream a reality. I booked the tickets that day, on TOTAL faith that some how, some way the trip would all come together and I’d be able to afford it. I knew I’d probably never be able to fly us all down for essentially free again. This was my open door and I walked in, having no idea how I’d manage the rest of the trip. But I had faith that some how it would fall into place, because I’d taken the first step.

The trip wound up exceeding by far any expectation that I or the kids ever had. It was truly magical beyond words for so many reasons.  And just like magic does, I wound up getting a bonus check before the trip, the hotel lowered their rate because their rooms weren’t full… and on and on.. all trip long, totally perfect, it all just fell into place.

When I went to purchase the park tickets for Disneyland, they were running a special where we could go into all the parks for the same cost as just Disneyland, so I figured “why not?” I didn’t know much about California Adventure and had never been. We went the last night and it was amazing.  So back to my realization today at the office, that the picture in the middle was a replica of one I took last week. I got chills, like I always do when I realize a manifestation from my board.

It really is amazing how powerful this thing is.  BTW the pic above of my board on Pinterest, I’ve manifested three of those five items, check out my Instagram (SarahCentrella) Facebook or Pinterest for the pics).

So what are you waiting for????


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