“I am a writer,” I tell people when they ask what I do.”
I get the usual response: “Really?” They are intrigued.
To this day it still feels a little awkward saying, “I am a writer.” It also feels a bit surreal. I mean, I'm actually doing what I love to do, but now I make money doing it. It was 12 years ago that I was thinking, “Wouldn't it be nice to get paid to write?” In my mind only famous book authors and journalists for high profile newspapers got paid to write. Little did I know that this thing called blogging would take off and soon after I started my own blog I would be hired to blog for a startup.
What have you always wanted to do?
What have you been dreaming of doing and getting paid for it?
Why not declare it right now?
“I am a ______.”
All it takes is that simple sentence to be that person you’ve always wanted to be - a mere 5 seconds to say that sentence and now you’ve changed the trajectory of your life forever.
I truly believe that the power of an “I Am” statement summons unseen energies that create synchronicities and circumstances are attracted to you providing evidence of who you are. Pathways clear up. Doors open. Opportunities come “out of nowhere”. This may sound a little “woo woo” to some of you, but as someone who believes in and has written about the Law of Attraction for many years now, I have experienced the power of I Am.
For me, I Am is just a tad bit more powerful than saying, “I can”. I Am takes you into that part of the mind where there is no doubt. No “I wish…” or “If only…” enters the mind.
I Am means you are already there. You ARE already that person.
Be Who You Are Now
I say all this with one caveat, however.
When you say, “I am a _____”, that means you have to begin doing those things that encompass what you have declared. If you are an artist, you paint. If you are a photographer, you photograph. Every day you put yourself in that energy of being and doing. Declaring I Am without taking action just makes you a Dreamer. Not that there’s anything actually wrong with being a Dreamer, but who want to become just ends up living in your imagination.
If what you have declared yourself to be seems just a tad bit terrifying (like me declaring to be a speaker. I even have a hard time just typing these words), then why not start with baby steps? You could start by doing things that are comfortable and fun, then decide to take action in areas that are out of your comfort zone. For me, when I declared myself a writer, I started with writing about my passions and life experiences, then worked my way up to writing for magazines and businesses.
My current I Am is being a world traveler. I’ve already had some practice being this world traveler because as a Navy brat I lived in the Philippines during high school and traveled to Japan and Korea for basketball tournaments. I’ve also traveled to many other places including Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Amsterdam, plus traveled to other states across the U.S. Traveling is just in my blood.
My next step is being a world traveler and getting paid to do it.
I am a world traveler.
I just felt the rush of endorphins overtake my body when I said that.
Now you try it.
Does it feel exciting?
Now go do something that inspires you and supports this new idea of who are.
In the meantime, I’ll be planning my trips to Costa Rica and Egypt.