I was working an event this weekend, the Organic Brew Fest, for my day job. I decided to try and make a few bucks on the side.
My kids found this incredible tent at Ikea, it was ten bucks, and it’s shaped like an igloo. It’s easy to set up and break down, they play in it like its a hamster wheel, and have been in love with the darn thing for three weeks straight. SO I went back to Ikea and picked up 5 more, set one up next to my booth at the brewfets, and put a sign on it that said
“Nap Tent, Free to Try, $20 to Buy.”
For the first two days there were no bites. People and kids tried it out plenty, sure, but my pitch was still in development.
It was when I started running out of cash that I started manifesting.
I had been sampling the organic beers all day, and when I ran out of money, I realized I had forgotten to save $20 for my entrance fee into a networking event on Tuesday, something that I really need to go to. So, I envisioned myself paying the twenty bucks to get into this event, and an hour later, someone came to my booth out of the blue and said, “Is this where we buy the tents?” He shelled out a twenty, and I made a sale.
This was very instructive. When there was only ninety minutes left of the festival, I decided to focus on what I would do with the reward, instead of vaguely wish I had more spending cash in my wallet.
The T-shirts were eighteen bucks. Drink tokens were a dollar. I only wanted another one or two samples, and I decided I wanted a T-shirt. I visualized myself wearing the shirt proudly, knowing that because I was wearing it, I was a successful manifestor.
This emotion fueled the manifestation. I went up to a guy with two kids who was looking at the tent, gave him a pitch, and he seemed kind of stupefied as he said, “You know…I will buy that!”
It’s like he had this little voice in his head urging him to do this–it was his instinct, and he chose to follow it. We’ve all had that instinct before, to do something because its just a clear hunch.
I got to see the genesis of the hunch during this manifestation. And I like my new t-shirt.