It’s PERFECT: The Mindset that Fixes Everything

I had one week left to prepare for an important event where I would be presenting some critical information about a business deal to some very important people. A knot would tighten in my gut each time I thought about it, but I consciously did my best to breathe deeply and relax, knowing the best outcome would happen, if I could only stay in a peaceful mindset.

The night before the presentation I wasn’t quite prepared, and I knew it, not for lack of trying, but merely for lack of time. I stayed up most of the night putting together the last of my research, trying to line it up to be a cohesive, logical persuasion for those who would be making a decision the next day. How well I did at the meeting could mean the difference between thousands of dollars down the tubes, or putting us potentially more than $100,000 ahead within 2 more months.

Not long before I was to speak at the meeting, I was given some new information about others who would be in the room whom I had not expected, which added to my pressure. Besides allowing myself to become overly concerned with ‘what should I wear?!’ I also had to be concerned with whether or not my equipment would work properly, with no time to test it thoroughly first.

As the meeting began, I knew I had done all I could possibly do to prepare. I had to trust that my best would be good enough, and that my faith in God would help make up for my human deficiencies. It would have to; there was nothing more I could do.

While I intellectually relied on God to make it all ‘okay’, I couldn’t seem to quiet my stressed-out, frantic heart. I was flustered, lost my train of thought frequently, and basically ‘blew it’. The opportunity to secure $100,000 slipped through my fingers as I pushed myself to just get through the meeting and finish saying what I went there to say.

I felt sick inside. What more could I have done? I had given it everything I had. I knew the principles. I knew that ‘when something is really, really horrible, it is in actuality really, really phenomenal,’ but no matter how hard I tried to think right, I couldn’t seem to shake the feeling that it had been a disaster, and nothing more.

I tried to call my mentor to help me get my head back on straight, because I knew that was critical if I hoped to glean whatever benefit there was out of the situation. I HAD to think right, for I knew that my future circumstances depended on it. However, I couldn’t get through, and my messages were never returned.

Finally, I thought of an old friend of mine whom I knew would understand and could help. Why I didn’t think of her first, I’m not sure. I gave her a call, and she laughed with me as I told her how pathetic the meeting had been, and after I had let it all out, she told me one thing that made all the difference.

She said, ‘Leslie, the meeting was perfect. You did your best, and everything that needed to be said was said in just the right way. Those people heard just what they needed to hear, and anyway, who do you think YOU are to decide what should and shouldn’t have been said?’

I knew she was right. I had done my best to prepare, and I had turned it over to God. So who DID I think I was, to pass judgment on what God made of it? Suddenly, I began to consider that maybe my mistakes were exactly what God knew would happen, and what He allowed to happen because He had some higher good in mind for me and the others involved.

Who am I to say that the deal should have happened the way I had wanted it to happen, anyway? One thing for sure, is that when something doesn’t go the way I think it should have, it’s generally because God has something even better in mind, and He is working to knock off my rough edges to prepare me to receive the very best He has to offer.

I choose to believe that.

There are a lot of things I may never know about what ripple effects came out of that meeting. I have since been made aware of some very important ones that did. But if nothing more, it has given me a new tool for the times I am struggling to feel better about a bad situation. I tell myself now, ‘It’s perfect’ even when I don’t see how it possibly could be.

Even the most painful, difficult circumstances in our lives are ultimately for our good. They give us experience, they teach us right from wrong, they help us grow toward our greatest potential if we don’t fight it.

Okay, so I messed up a presentation. I don’t really have it all that bad, do I? Worse things have happened, and besides, in some way, I know that it was all for my good. I came away a little tougher, a little more compassionate, a little more trusting in God.

No matter how painful or embarrassing it was, it’s ultimately for your good and perfect for helping you reach your highest potential.

Whatever seems horrible in your life right now, you can choose to trust. Choose to believe that it’s the perfect thing for your personal development right now. As you calm down and believe this, you’ll find that doing so makes a huge difference in where your life goes from there.

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The Kickboxing Bag

The following share comes from Mindset Mastery Program Honors Graduate Laura Da Silva, who writes:

“At the end of 2017 I became interested in learning kickboxing (it was like my body was “craving” it). So for Christmas my husband, Laerte Da Silva, got me 10 classes at a local kickboxing gym. I loved it! I loved the results!

“But I wasn’t impressed with the monthly price, so I decided I wanted to get a kickboxing bag so I could do it at home! In the meantime I continued to kickbox with just my gloves as I kept thinking how great it would be to have a bag.

“A few months later I wrote the following statement:

“‘I am so happy and grateful now that I have a kickboxing bag that is 69 inches tall (the one in the picture has 4 height levels to choose from!) and 18 inches in diameter. It cost $50. It is a free standing bag that is easy to fill with either sand or water. it has a vinyl cover and is made of high density foam, making it strong and durable. It is black and goes from the base up. I enjoy using it to strengthen my body. It is also a great way to release any negative emotions. I love using it, as I continue to love kickboxing.’

[An bag like this generally sells for $140-$300]

“Within a week my husband found one as described, and brought it home to me! So excited!”

Congratulations, Laura!

Laura da Silva owns a mental health clinic in Riverton, Utah called Lighthouse Counseling Services. She is the author of 3 articles: “Parenting – A Sacrifice Well-worth It,” “Battling on the Frontlines of Life”, and “Keeping the Flame of Motivation Alive”. She is also the author of 3 children’s self-help books: “When I feel Sad,” “When I Feel Mad,” and “When I Feel Scared.” In her practice, the laws of the Universe are practiced and taught. She also runs a family therapy retreat, twice a year, in Heber, Utah for families who are struggling with communication and unity. You can learn more about her services at: www.LighthouseMHCounseling.com

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Keep Calm and Watch What Happens


On Saturday, September 15, 2018 I will be teaching a class called “Keep Calm and Watch What Happens” at the Energy Healing Conference in St. George, UT.

I did a preview video of this class with the conference coordinator, Tammy Ward, who said this:

You know when you meet someone you REALLY look up to and have so much gratitude for them, their sacrifices, dedication and efforts because of how MASSIVELY it has changed your life?

Ya. This.

Meet Leslie.

Her story in inspiring.

It gave me hope when I was totally hopeless.

Yep.

Before I started producing conferences, we were dead broke. I was depressed, desperate and hopeless.

Ahem. Totally supported me.

Her books helped me upgrade my thinking.

Her perseverance has made a massive difference to so many people, especially me.

I cannot recommend this class enough. Get there!

Do you want a free ticket for you and a friend? Watch the video to find out more details on how I want that to happen for you.

Thank you again Leslie for who you are, how you have shown up and your vulnerability. You’ve blessed my life and allowed me to show up and be me. (PLUS do more than just eat. Abundance is possible!)

If you think you know the law of attraction, think again.

Come to this class!

So watch the video above, and then…

Click here to learn more and get registered!

Pass it on!

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Our thoughts do things

If I could sum up in just four words the life-changing concept that I’ve spent the last eighteen years trying to understand, practice, and share, it would be this:

Our Thoughts Do Things

And they do.

What I love about my work is that every day, I get to hear about other people’s experiences, as they begin to recognize the connection for themselves. And the more they look for evidence of it, the more they see it all around them.

And then, they can begin choosing their thoughts to be more in harmony with the Laws, and take some intentional control over the kinds of “uncanny” experiences they have.

The following share comes from Mindset Mastery Program participant Denise W., who writes:

“I have 2 stories I need to share. #1 – Today as I was studying, my doorbell rang, and as I answered it, it was my neighbor’s husband. He was frantic and asked me if I would like their fridge/freezer, which was only 6 months old. WHAT!!!! They are moving, and all of their household goods were already packed and shipped out. Our housing development told them they had to pay for a new refrigerator because their kids had dropped something and it put a very small ding in the bottom of the fridge. So, rather than leave it for housing to reuse after they where forced to pay for it, they gave it to us.

“…the crazy part is literally a couple days ago, I had a thought that it would be really nice to have an extra fridge so I could have space to make meals and store for the week, and here I am now with an extra fridge. I am still in shock over it.

“#2 – After learning about the laws, my husband and I have been changing our thinking about money and debt. Well, as my husband and I were reviewing our budget, he made a comment about raising his expectation to always having $4000 in savings, and if we can maintain that he would feel like we were doing ok.

“Well, I had higher amounts in my head, and we had been able to save and exceed the $4000… [but] within the month we had a car break down, had to help a family member financially, …and we had to pay for and arrange our flights to get [to some classes we wanted to take]. Well, when all was said and done, we had enough to pay for everything without going into debt.

“But guess how much we had left in savings? Yup $4000…

“The more I study, [the more] I have been becoming more and more aware of my thoughts, and I can see very quickly how things start to take shape after having the thought.” – Denise, Mindset Mastery Program participant

Yes! This is what I’m talking about. Thank you for sharing, Denise, and keep up the great work!

And that’s what it is: work. It’s not easy to choose thoughts that are contrary to appearances, but doing so really does make a difference.

As Bertrand Russell put it,

“Most people would rather die than think, and many of them do!”

I look forward to helping you experience the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for!

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