How Your Home Can Help You Travel the World

Do you know that staying at home can inspire you to achieve a voyage to incredible destinations?

It’s true: Your home can be the starting point for the wonderful discovery of new people, places and experiences.

One of the things I really enjoy in my life is travelling to amazing places around the world that I see in magazines, books and films. Once I actually trekked around Egypt for a week with a postcard in my hand trying to locate the same location as in the picture so I could photograph it.

Over the years, I have managed to travel to many incredible destinations, from Greece, Egypt and Africa to Indonesia, Spain and Japan.

I’ve experienced dozens of marvelous adventures that I’ve been fortunate to share with my family and friends, and I have a secret weapon that has helped me do that. I call it a Dream Destination.

We often travel to a destination, take photos and buy a souvenir or two and bring these home to proudly display and keep as a memento of our trip. But have you ever thought about displaying an item in your home that actually represents somewhere you want to visit where you haven’t yet been or maybe somewhere that you want to go back to? A Dream Destination helps you achieve that.

Dream Destination Anchor Morocco

A Dream Destination is a cluster of one or more items that you display in your home that represents either a destination where you’ve been that holds great memories for you, a place you want to revisit or a place you want to experience.

This is called a positive Anchor in the Design Your Home For Success process. You can use this Anchor to have your home help you to travel anywhere in the world, from Paris to Panama, from Colombia to Croatia. It’s also a great thing to do before your family vacation to get everyone excited about an upcoming trip you want to take.

In my home, I set up a Dream Destination Anchor for Morocco, which consisted of two Moroccan lanterns and a pillow on my couch. I left if up for a year, and last year on my honeymoon, I was able to spend 2 incredible weeks in Morocco.


I have another Dream Destination set for Africa – a display of a magnifying glass and a beautiful photography book on Africa– because I want to take a trip there with my family and friends. This particular Dream Destination has been set for a year and I’m constantly reminded on a conscious and subconscious level of my dream African excursion and I’m excited about taking it, even though it hasn’t yet happened. A Dream Destination is a great way to keep yourself reminded about what you want and the wonderful adventures coming your way. You can display them in any room of your home.

Here’s a terrific tip for when you’re on holiday: Instead of buying a lot of cheap souvenirs and local trinkets, instead purchase one or two more valuable items that you can put on display in your home when you get back. This Dream Destination will not only remind you of that wonderful holiday, but perhaps inspire you to revisit it one day. Or provide you with an idea for another destination you’d love to experience.

If you want to start using your home to help you travel the world, and receive some fantastic ideas about how to begin, click the link below. And thank you for sharing your comments!

Why its important to use your good China

Have you ever been served a nice bottle of wine out of a plastic cup? It doesn’t compare to the experience of drinking a nice wine out of a nice glass. High quality wine glasses, plates, pots and pans are powerful touch point anchors that connect you to the life you want to be living.

Anything that’s chipped, old or worn, has got to go as it’s holding you back from the life you deserve. So what are you waiting to use your good China for? Time to start using it!

How to Design Your Home for Success in 3 Simple Steps

Do you know the most common mistake people make when trying to create a life they really love? They ignore the primary space where life happens: their home.

When your home represents negative things from your past, it holds you back. When rooms are cluttered or negative Anchors are present, your own mind, mood and vibe are adversely affected.

When the place you call home is uninspiring, cluttered, outdated or chaotic – can you imagine how spending your time there will affect you? How it might affect your family, friends and guests? The crazy thing is that we can see things that are not working in other people’s homes much easier than we can see and feel what’s not working in our own.

If you’re serious about intentionally designing the life you crave, then you cannot afford to ignore your home. Fortunately, you can achieve the results you seek by following a simple 3-step process and making small changes to your home that will have an incredible impact on your life.

THE 3 STEPS TO CREATE A HOME THAT BRINGS SUCCESS, ABUNDANCE, HEALTH & HAPPINESS

The 3-step process presented below is best applied fully to one room at a time. For each room, you will begin by clearing it of all clutter and negative Anchors. After removing the elements and objects that are not serving you then it’s time to intentionally introduce positive Anchors that represent and connect you to achieve the ultimate life you desire across all 5 life categories (your LifeVision). Finally, the most important step is to then put your positive Anchors to work with intention and focus so that they actively assist you in transforming your life. Trust me, it’s simple, it makes sense and it works!

Step 1. Clear Clutter & Negative Anchors

Clutter in your HomeSpace is basically anything that you don’t use, don’t like or don’t have any space for. It also includes any elements, objects or images from your past and present that aren’t serving you in attracting and experiencing your desired future (negative Anchors).
Clutter also represents all those limiting beliefs and fears from your past that you’ve been trying to let go of. Clearing the clutter in your HomeSpace will help you begin to clear that clutter from your MindSpace.
Do not underestimate the impact clutter and negative Anchors have on your home, your guests and your life. They can often be the hidden culprit keeping you stuck in unwanted patterns, experiences and emotions.
To begin de-cluttering your HomeSpace, tackle one room at a time as part of the 3-step process, and complete it entirely before moving on to the next room. The secret to de-cluttering is to consider the things you will keep versus the things you will remove. Does the item raise your vibe and help you connect with your LifeVision or not? When you approach de-cluttering with this perspective it’s easier to let go of the stuff that’s not serving you.

Step 2. Establish Your Positive Anchors

Collectively, positive Anchors are the primary asset in your home that helps you connect with and achieve your LifeVision, without sacrificing functionality and design.

Think of a colorful woven basket from Zimbabwe anchoring your dream to go on Safari, or specific books and inspiring objects that represent a career you’d love to have, or maybe an object representing the level of financial abundance you want to experience in your life.

Kevin Hart, one of the world’s top comedic actors, has several portraits of his favorite comedians displayed on the wall above his stair case including Eddie Murphy & Richard Prior. Every morning Kevin walks down his stairs and when he sees the portraits he affirms ‘Eddie was great I want to be great, Richard was great I want to be great’. These portraits are Kevin’s Focus Point Anchors and they inspire and motivate him every day to achieve his incredible success.

When selected and placed with intention, items become powerful Anchors that create positive connections to the vibe of your future dreams, right here and now in your home.

When you learn the power of Anchors, you will start to look at your HomeSpace as an environment where images, objects and sensory elements connect you consciously, and subconsciously, to the look and feel of your ultimate life experience – what we call your LifeVision.

Step 3. Anchors In Action

This is the step that transforms home design into lifestyle design, putting your positive Anchors into action so that they support you and work actively on your behalf.

The process for Anchors in Action is deceptively simple, consisting of 3 simple steps. However, it’s the crucial step in designing a HomeSpace that will help you achieve the success you deserve in your life.

SEE IT: For at least the first 3 weeks after you have established a positive Anchor, you want to consciously acknowledge it and what it represents, at least once a day, when you see or experience it.

In doing this, you are effortlessly training your brain to focus on and look for the positive things you want more of in your life. Just as Pavlov trained dogs to salivate when they heard a bell ringing, you want to train yourself to connect with the vibe of the result that the positive Anchor represents whenever you see or experience it.

FEEL IT: Each time you consciously acknowledge a positive Anchor in your HomeSpace, take a moment to feel the vibe of the result that the Anchor is connecting you to, as if it was already real for you right now. For example, if you were already enjoying the loving relationship you dream of, or the ideal job you feel passion for, how would you feel? It would feel pretty amazing right? Take a second to feel gratitude for that awesome result in your life as it if had already happened. This adds powerful momentum and connects you to the vibe that aligns you to achieve that result. Just as like attracts like, vibe attracts vibe.

ALLOW IT: The final stage of this process is actually allowing the result to come into your life. This may sound strange but once things start to align and shift you’ll notice that opportunities begin to present themselves to you. Oftentimes, at this stage, we can hesitate or accidentally sabotage ourselves due to an underlying fear or limiting belief.

Simply put: when opportunities start to present themselves to you it’s time to trust this process and just say YES! Then simply allow the great things to flow into your life. Remind yourself that you deserve it!

We have numerous resources across this site to help you with implementing the details of each step, but you can start to experience results right now by deciding to make some small changes today.

What bits of clutter or negative Anchors in your HomeSpace can you remove immediately? What item could you feature as a positive Anchor? Share any inspiration or your plans in the comments below!

How Kevin Hart’s Home Helps Him Achieve Success

Focus point anchors involve bringing positive objects into your home space and connecting with these objects to bring success into your life. Kevin Hart uses focus point anchors in his home which he acknowledges daily to achieve success in his career and his finances.

All it takes is 3 simple steps; removing the negative objects, bringing in positive objects to connect you to the life you want to be living and utilizing these objects to move you forward and achieve those results.

6 Things You Can Do Now To Feel More Abundant

One of the things I always encourage people to do when using the Design Your Home for Success process is to immediately use the process to feel more abundant and to increase financial abundance – oftentimes much faster than you might imagine.

It all starts with using a type of positive Anchor called an Object of Abundance Anchor. In this article I’ll share with you how this type of anchor works, plus 6 ways you can begin working with Object of Abundance Anchors to plant powerful seeds across your HomeSpace and watch your financial abundance grow.

IMPROVING YOUR FINANCES WITH OBJECT OF ABUNDANCE ANCHORS

What is an Object of Abundance Anchor? It can be any object with a higher value to you than other things in the room, representing your Finance and Lifestyle goals (which are outlined when you create your LifeVision using the Design Your Home for Success process.)

When you are furnishing or updating your HomeSpace, it’s fine to buy the pieces on sale or with a budget in mind, but, it’s crucial to mix in a few key pieces that represent a higher value to you.

I don’t mean something that costs ten times as much as everything else (although Object of Abundance Anchors often have more financial value). It’s really the story, the experience and the feeling associated with that item that creates the “value” of it.

6 WAYS YOU CAN CREATE AND USE OBJECT OF ABUNDANCE ANCHORS

Look at your living room, your bedroom and your home office, if you have one. Look at the objects in each space and check out their level of value. Identify any objects that trigger a story or experience of lack. For example, everyday items bought on a budget to fill a room offer a very low, uninspiring vibe to you and your guests.

Ask yourself what object in each room in your HomeSpace is aspirational in terms of representing a higher level of financial abundance and lifestyle for you. There may be an object with that sort of significance that you didn’t previously consider as an Object of Abundance Anchor.

If you can’t identify any item in your home that could be an Object of Abundance, consider acquiring some higher value objects.
Begin to see certain objects as indicators of what you expect your level of Finance/Lifestyle to be. You don’t have to blow the budget here, it’s your intention that you place on an Anchor that counts.

Consider utilizing something with an inspiring color, a beautiful light fixture or lamp as an Object of Abundance. Such objects can serve a dual purpose, such as offering a soft, flattering light while being aesthetically pleasing. Another example would be a beautiful cashmere throw that adds color, warmth and texture to your couch, achieving multiple objectives at once. Anchors can often fill multiple purposes using the 3-step Design Your Home for Success process.

Drop a well-placed hint with friends and family during the holidays or your birthday (or any other special occasion) that you would prefer to get one special thing that you love, rather than a variety of small presents. 

I know this may sound presumptuous, but heck, if you don’t ask you won’t receive. Wouldn’t you rather get something you treasure instead of a bunch of stuff you really don’t need or like but feel obliged to display and use?

In addition to helping you feel more abundant now, the above steps will help you align with a more financially abundant mindset. Over the years my Object of Abundance Anchors have become more valuable as my finances and lifestyle have improved, and now they are in every room of my HomeSpace.

See these as investments that remind you constantly of the financial path you’re on and the lifestyle you want to be experiencing. Whenever you connect to an Object of Abundance, you can imagine feeling total financial freedom and the reality that all the objects in your home are becoming Object of Abundance Anchors.

Share in the comments below what you’d like to set as an Object of Abundance Anchor in your HomeSpace. I look forward to reading your answers!

How to create a home that smells, tastes and sounds like success

One of the most powerful anchors that we can utilize in the homes is called stimulate the senses. Today I’ll show you just how easy it is to heighten your home experience through what you’re smelling, tasting and listening to.

Start thinking about all the senses that you can be stimulating in your own home, from the candles you burn, to the music you play, to the scents of the foods you cook. These are powerful anchors that you can use to connect you to a great experience.

Why Your Budget Mindset Could Be Costing You Your Fortune

One thing I’m often asked is whether you can do the Design Your Home for Success process on a budget? You most certainly can.

When I first stumbled onto this process, during my struggles to break into the photography scene in New York, I completely transformed my life by making small changes over time to my home and, as a result, to my mindset. I started this process by buying a $60 candle and upgrading my toilet paper.

One of the most important shifts I made was to realize that I could be on a budget without living with a budget mindset. It’s a key distinction. Having a budget mindset can hold you back from achieving the financial abundance you desire.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING ON A BUDGET AND HAVING A BUDGET MINDSET

What is a budget mindset exactly? The lack of financial resources is an issue that causes stress and frustration for many people. When are you being responsible and facing up to reality, and when are you holding yourself back with a limiting mindset?

Think back to when you were growing up. Can you remember what your parents’ attitudes were about money? I recall hearing, “Money doesn’t grow on trees,” “We can’t afford that,” and “We aren’t made of money.” Unfortunately, we often inherit these same limiting beliefs from our well-meaning parents, teachers and the media. If a scarcity mindset follows you into adulthood, most likely you’re going to experience scarcity in your finances.

The good news is you don’t need to have buckets of money in order to make the Design Your Home for Success approach work for you. This process is based on the idea that you can begin to create a balanced life that is rich and full, whatever the current state of your finances.

But you don’t want to have a budget mindset, which is limiting.
When you look at things you want in life that may be out of reach for you financially right now, you may be tempted to say: “I never have any money,” “I hate that I’m always so broke,” “I’ll never be able to afford that,” or “Why does everyone else have money and I don’t?”

You begin to shift out of a budget mindset when you catch yourself saying or thinking these things, and begin shifting these beliefs slightly to recognize that you deserve financial abundance and that you will allow it into your life.
For example: “This item is more than I wanted to spend at the moment, however, I know I’m deserving of financial abundance and welcome it coming my way.” Every time you declare your future financial abundance using this process you are putting powerful intention behind that reality. What you say to yourself on a conscious level becomes a subconscious belief.

WELCOMING WEALTH AND LUXURY WHILE BEING ON A BUDGET

Here are 3 key things you can do right now to begin welcoming wealth and the luxurious things you desire in life, while being on a budget:

  • Upgrade little things in your home that you touch or use every day so that you experience quality and luxury without breaking the bank. Imagine that you were already living the financially abundant life that you dream of living, how would the small household items in your HomeSpace look and feel? I recommend upgrading your toilet paper, hand towels, napkins, bed sheets, flatware or plateware. If you like to cook and can upgrade something a bit pricier, go for a high quality set of pots and pans. Focus on things you’ll enjoy using.
  • A positive Anchor that will allow you to focus on and align with more wealth is called an Object of Abundance. This is an object that holds more value to you than the other objects in the room. You don’t need to break your budget when you select this Anchor. My first Object of Abundance Anchor was a small, luxurious berry scented Parisian candle that cost $60. Placing this Anchor in your HomeSpace with intention and acknowledging and feeling what it represents daily will align your vibe with the vibe of the lifestyle you want to experience.
  • Have less, more valuable, items in your home rather than a whole lot of cheaper ones. Create more space and clarity in your HomeSpace by clearing out clutter and donating or getting rid of anything you no longer use or want. Making space is a crucial step for welcoming something new that you desire. You’ll also find that the more spacious, clean and tidy your HomeSpace is, the more clarity and peace of mind you’ll start to experience in your MindSpace.

Don’t let their simplicity fool you. These steps, as well as the entire Design Your Home for Success process, work and will improve your financial situation and the outcomes in your life. Align your desire to the small changes you’re making in your home by holding the intention that everything you do is serving your goal to increase wealth and improve your abundant lifestyle.

Because your HomeSpace is connected to and affects your MindSpace, it will help you break old mindset habits and change those limiting beliefs. Since embracing this process myself I have let go of my limited beliefs around finance that I picked up from my parents and the media and I’ve been able to bring in more wealth with less effort than ever before.

This process helped me change my attitude towards finance, what do you remember your parents saying about money when you were a kid? How have they affected the way you set up your HomeSpace and your financial outcomes?

10 Ways Your Home is Holding Back Your Success

When people feel stuck, frustrated or like they’re running around in circles, the last place they often think to look is their home. Yet there are hidden culprits littered all over your home that could be holding back your success, sabotaging your efforts and squashing your mood.

The good news is, once you identify these culprits, they’re pretty easy to remove. You just have to know where to look.

Here are 10 common culprits hiding out in your HomeSpace that could be holding you back from the life you want to be living:

 

  1. Clutter you can see which includes anything you don’t use, don’t need or things that don’t add value to your vibe.
  2. Clutter you can’t see hiding behind closed doors, in junk draws, under the bed or on top of shelves.
  3. Photos of you, your friend or family on display where you were unhappy or unhealthy.
  4. Gifts or memories from past romantic relationships that were not healthy.
  5. Gossip magazines and newspapers on display.
  6. Books or magazines on display with negative, depressing or shocking titles.
  7. Artwork or photography that is dark, moody or has a strange uninspiring subject matter.
  8. Plastic plants or fake flowers.
  9. Cheap generic toilet paper, broken or chipped china or glassware, thin rough towels, worn ripped dishcloths, wire coat hangers, sloppy soap containers, worn or ripped bed sheets, dirty windows or any other worn, ripped or broken household items or furnishings that you have kept for years.
  10. Over lit rooms, unattractive odors from food, pets, mold or mildew, and out of place furnishings like large exercise gear or a massive television that’s too large for a small room.

At first glance, these items might not seem so bad and we can all quickly justify why we keep them. Yet clutter and negative Anchors can have an adverse effect on you and your goals. In particular, negative Anchors can tie you to your past, making it hard to create a new future. These items have a conscious and subconscious effect on you and your life.

It always surprises me how many people keep items that actually remind them of unhealthy relationships, people who broke their heart, of depressing memories and the person they were when they were unhappy. It’s also common for people to always spend the least amount of money on the small generic items such as toilet paper, dishcloths and bath towels. If you were really living the life you dreamt of living how would these generic items feel? Cheap and thin or soft and indulgent?

In our own HomeSpace, we get used to living a certain way with certain things around us, and we can’t see the forest from the trees to understand what needs to change and why. We also hear our parents’ voices in our heads telling us to budget or to not spend money on certain things they believed weren’t important.

That’s why starting now you’ll want to begin looking at your HomeSpace through fresh eyes. Take a look around your bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom and see how many of the above items you can find in your home.

Remember changing the small things in your home won’t cost you the earth, but they represent a very different lifestyle experience, the one you dream of really living. Changing the small things in my home to better quality products was a real light bulb moment for me and it allowed me to connect with and achieve the life that I really wanted to be living. Let me know if you think of things you could be changing in your home and what you plan to do about it.

Why Your Home Vibe Might Be Preventing Success

Did you know that your home gives off a distinct vibe that affects how you’re feeling and living every day, as well as those around you? It can have a positive or negative impact on your relationships, career, finances, your health and ultimately your whole life experience.

Unless you’ve been intentional about creating the vibe you want in your home, chances are its current vibe might not be supporting your goals, dreams and desired future. For most people, their HomeSpace doesn’t represent and connect them with their future desires and goals. The good news is you can change that, and quite quickly, by considering the vibe of your current HomeSpace and making a few simple changes.

Ask yourself these questions about your current HomeSpace:

  • When did you set up your HomeSpace and what was going on for you in your life at that time?
  • How does it feel for you to be in this environment?
  • What is it about your HomeSpace that inspires you?
  • What does your HomeSpace mean to you?
  • Does this environment represent your future dreams and goals?
  • Do you feel peaceful in this environment?
  • Are you proud for people to visit your HomeSpace and does it represent who you are and where you are going in your life?

WHY VIBE MATTERS

As humans we all give off a certain vibration or “vibe”, and depending on how we’re feeling, our individual vibe changes accordingly. These vibrations (or energy) pass through the physical body and interact with the objects and environments around us.
Really.

Math and physics help to explain what’s going on.

Brilliant physicists such as Albert Einstein, Max Plank and Niels Bohr, to name just three, spent their lives studying energy in its various forms. They brought us quantum theory and quantum physics (the branch of physics that reveals what happens inside atoms and between subatomic particles), and subsequently a much deeper understanding of the world we live in and the universe we’re part of. As a broad overview, quantum physics says that when two subatomic waves meet, they either meet in sync, creating a harmonious effect, or they meet out of sync, creating a destructive effect in which they cancel each other.

How does this relate to you? Well, you’re made up of atoms, as is everyone and everything on the planet. Each atom has its own frequency, vibration or vibe. When these atomic waves meet and are in sync (“good vibes”), it feels good. A collision of waves that are out of sync (“bad vibes”), feels bad.

If you look at the five people with whom you spend the most time, your work environment, the state of your finances, your health/wellbeing and the home you live in, you get a pretty good indication of how your vibe is at the moment.

Be honest with yourself: is this the life you dreamt of? If not, maybe it’s time to try a new approach to achieving the life you really want. That’s what Design Your Home for Success is all about.

Change your home; change your life. Because if you can’t feel good in your home, how can you hope to align with the people, things and experiences that do feel good? You’ve got to begin where your lifestyle does: at home.

How would you describe the current vibe of your HomeSpace? Let us know in the comments below.