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My # 1 Tip for Manifestation (and a mistake to avoid)

One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to manifesting is leaving dreams and desires up to random chance. This isn’t how the most incredibly amazing things happen in our lives (even winning the lottery isn’t random, you have to actually buy a ticket).

When it comes to manifesting and creating the lives we dream of (and deserve!), there is one thing to know that just might be the difference between the people who dream and achieve, and the people who just dream.

The thing to know is this: The most important part of manifesting and making dreams a reality isn’t intention, thoughts, or gratitude (although all are a very important part). It’s highly targeted action steps.

Know what you want to create, design an action plan, and take laser-focused action with consistency until you make your vision a reality.

A few years ago, I had the absolute pleasure of sitting next to the wonderful Bob Proctor at a fundraising dinner. You may know him from the work he did inspiring millions around success, abundance, and the law of attraction (he was also in the movie The Secret). He’s truly missed, and I’m so grateful that his work and contributions continue to inspire. We had the best conversation about this exact topic.

I remember him looking around the room and saying to me, “Most of these people will never get to where they want to be. Because most just won’t do what it takes to make it happen. It’s that simple.” Mic drop. I remember thinking, “Okay, that’s it. I’m going to be a make-it-happen-person. No more random chance.”

After that, I never again approached any meaningful dream or goal without an action plan – and actually taking the steps. Have I failed? Yep! Hard. And, I’ve also succeeded so many times using similar formulas and approaches, along with frameworks I’ve developed to help me along my way (I love sharing these in my coaching, by the way).

Remember, it’s not, “If it’s meant to be it will happen.” It’s “If it’s meant to be, it will happen if you take the right actions to make it happen.”

And, the reality is that sometimes this also requires extremely hard work and dedication for an extended period of time. If your dreaming of spending some time on a white sandy beach (a regular dream for me! lol), just thinking about it won’t get you there, right? So, whatever your “beach” (aka dream) is, create your plan and get going.

Keep going. Be part of the small percentage of make-it-happen-people who are willing to do what it takes. You’ve got this. Life is working in your favor.

Love & happy manifesting,



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Kristi Ling Spencer

Kristi Ling is a happiness strategist, internationally known life and business coach, bestselling author, and inspirational speaker who works with individuals and organizations on building a firm foundation for lasting happiness and success. She has been featured in numerous media outlets such as Oprah Daily, Woman’s Day, Oxygen, Entrepreneur, Mashable, Reader’s Digest, and Women’s Health. Her popular TEDx Talk on The Power of Re-Thinking Happiness has been shared across social media, and she has appeared as a keynote speaker for major companies and events. Her bestselling book, Operation Happiness – The 3-Step Plan to Creating a Life of Lasting Joy, Abundant Energy, and Radical Bliss was chosen by Success Magazine as one of the best books to make you successful. It’s available now wherever books and audiobooks are sold.

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