How to Take Control and Move Your Life Forward

Chances are, you’ve heard about people resetting their lives and becoming more spiritual and super successful. People who achieved authentic success.

It seems like they’re so lucky because they get to be themselves and let their light shine, and the more they do it, the more success they attract.

Maybe you’re a little skeptical, and rightfully so. We all know better than to believe every story we read on the Internet or hear on the tube.

But here’s the real question:

Should YOU start over and shift into this delicious energy? Could YOU realistically expect to have success by shifting your focus toward your true desires?

And that’s a tough one to answer, especially if you’re not already a spiritual person (… well you are, you just don’t know it yet *wink*).

If you Google it, you’ll find lots of information about the Law of Attraction and manifesting, but you probably haven't embraced it yet.

What if you could completely change your life by putting your thoughts, focus, and intentions on your dreams? But maybe — and this is kinda common — you’re not even sure exactly where to start.

I get it. In fact, I felt like that a while back when I was curious about the same thing. I’ll bet we’re not the only ones either. So, I’m going to clear it all up for you.

Let’s start at the beginning…

Think of it like an activation. Activating your authentic success.

Authentic success is when you gain success by being your true and authentic self. There lies your true power. Following your heart and doing what you love. Being a “deliberate” co-creator of your life.

Before you tap into your authentic success, you’ve got to understand the power you hold. You have the power to create fortune or misfortune. If you come from a mindset of poverty, lack, or being less fortunate you will attract misfortune. One the other hand, if you come from a mindset of abundance, plenty, and being fortunate (blessed), you will attract fortune. That’s the concept of the law: like attracts like.

You’ll have the self-confidence, self-esteem, and boldness to delve into your dreams and start making them happen when you believe in your power to manifest them.

To tap into your authentic success you’ll need to follow up your belief with intentions. What do you intend to create? What do you want to manifest? Once you get clear about what you want and set your intentions, you’ll be able to focus your efforts on them.

To tap into your authentic success, your intentions must be supported by four things:

  1. Your heart’s true desire (your intentions must match what’s in your heart)

  2. Your beliefs

  3. Your thoughts

  4. Your actions

Once you’re turned on, you’ll have access to everything, on a limitless basis.

Simple enough, right?

I’m sure you’ve noticed how when something goes wrong in your life it creates a whirlwind of things going wrong. You believe you’re unlucky and attract bad luck, but yet you don’t believe you have the power to attract good luck—on purpose. It’s a phenomenon I call the ‘belief gap’. Meaning, even though your belief in attracting negative situations, people, and things is going up, trust in your ability to attract positive experiences is going down.

You spend your time focusing on what's not working out and what you don't have rather than what IS working out and what you DO have.

Here’s the thing. You can’t be in scarcity and abundance at the same time. You’ve got to choose. If abundance and success is what you truly want in life, you must shift the energy of your heart and your mind toward abundance and success and away from scarcity. You must focus on what you WANT, not what you don't want.

You’re either in one (scarcity) or the other (abundance).

Not both.

I'll explain.

The more you focus your intention on your success and allow it to amplify the energy in your heart and mind, rather than your misfortune, you’ll begin to open up a flow of ideas, opportunities, and people that will be placed in the right place at the right time (that’s divine timing) to help you manifest your dreams.

And finally, let’s flip your perspective.

You may be thinking of your success in terms of money. Of course people desire money. That’s a logical way of thinking. You’d be inhuman if you didn’t. If you have money, you’ll then be able to do the things you love.

Certainly money is part of it. And a necessary resource to sustain your life. But, what if I told you, you’ve got it all backwards?

It’s not about money. It’s much more than that. It’s about abundance. Focusing only on money is like buying a piece of fruit that will feed you one time rather than buying the seed that can be planted and feed you for a lifetime. Abundance encompasses everything: health, wealth, love, and happiness.

When you’re happy focusing your intentions on your dreams and creating a life that you love, abundance follows. Not the other way around.

You’re convinced now, right?

Hmmm, I have an inkling you’re still wondering.

You know it’s a good idea. You’ve heard the success stories. But… what if your life is the exception? What if you are the exception?

But that’s not the real issue. Here it is: Could it be that a sneaky fear of not living up to it if you put your dreams out there is lurking behind the charade of ‘will it work for me’?

Regardless, now is the time to step up and decide. Because you’re only ever one decision away from changing your life. Could this be one of those decisions?

If you’re not intentional about your life, it won’t shift. You have to choose. Do you want scarcity or do you want abundance?

Focus on what you want and you will attract or CREATE what you want or focus on what you don't want and you will attract more of what you don't want. You can't build a dream home when you're following the blueprint for a barn. If you want a dream life, it's time to create the blueprint for your dream life.

If you choose abundance, let’s take look at a few steps you can take now so you’ve got some momentum.

  1. Write down your million dollar dreams. All of them. What do you want? This list may change over time, but for now go with your heart.

  2. Next, write your "why" for each one. Why do you want money and success? Is it because you want to enjoy life? Is it because you want to help others? Is it because you want freedom?

  3. Next, focus in on how it would make you FEEL to have each of those dreams come true. Write it down as if it has already happened. Having _________________ makes me feel _______________.

  4. Tap into THAT feeling.

  5. Now visualize you stepping into that life. Close your eyes and actually see yourself living out your dreams, enjoying the finer things in life, smiling and laughing with family and friends, toasting to another successful venture.

I’m guessing though, because you’re a passionate person with your heart set on your dreams, that you’re keen to discover a bit more about how to shift into this energy.

I invite you to check out the course Holy Shift: Change Your Mind, Change Your Life.

I hope that you discover what you’re looking for. That you’re able to connect with your true self and manifest all that your heart desires. Create your life with infectious enthusiasm and cultivate the FEELING of success.

All the best,




Wanauma Graham is the founder of, a hub for self-development content for women entrepreneurs. Wanauma’s books include Totally Unstoppable, Her Mark and a collection of journals and planners.