Anyone who really knows me, knows how much I love to read. I love real books, not online or Kindle editions, real books with pages I can fold or stick a scrap of paper between. I love to write in the margins of personal development and business books, with pencil, of course! To me, there’s something magical about books.
Those who know me well, also know a few other things about me. I’m a firm believer in God, quantum physics and the immense power we all have to create whatever we truly desire. We are energy. The life I live today is a direct result of my previous thoughts. Sometimes that truth hurts, bad. But, then there are other days that I just shake my head in awe. That head shaking has just happened again…..
During one of my recent thrift shop book hunts, I picked up a book by William J. Mann, How To Be A Movie Star – Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood. I’m fascinated with biographies, vintage things and old Hollywood, so this one seemed perfect. It’s the story of Miss Taylor’s time in Hollywood from 1960-2006. It’s a fascinating look at her life and the studio system. As I’m reading, I’m totally enthralled by the story and kept thinking, “Oh, I really want to get a bottle of White Diamonds!”.
White Diamonds is Elizabeth Taylor’s sheer floral signature fragrance. Taylor painstakingly created the scent side by side with her perfumers and brought to market in 1991. White Diamonds perfume remains the world’s best selling celebrity fragrance. Despite being launched 25 years ago, global sales of the scent, which is manufactured by Elizabeth Arden, reached $61.3 million last year.
On my next trip to the mall, I sampled White Diamonds and thought it was lovely. I talked myself out of buying it because I certainly did not need another bottle of perfume and had better things to do with $75.00. However, I kept thinking about it.
I’m not quite finished with the book yet, so Miss Taylor is still very much on my mind. And that’s how it happened….
On Monday, I received a brown box, opened it and there it was! A bottle of White Diamonds perfume! Incredible!
As a beauty consultant and blogger, I am often asked to try out different products. I’m not sure why, because I would never let a freebie influence my opinion or promote something that I didn’t really love, but they send them. Typically, the products are new to market and they’re trying to get the word out. The odds of receiving a bottle of perfume that’s been out since 1991 were slim and never crossed my mind.
I’m NOT trying to get you to go out and buy White Diamonds. My point here is, staying focused on your desire works. It works even when we’re not aware of what we’re thinking. It works for big things and small things. It works for positive things and negative things. It always works.
Guard your thoughts. Focus, LASER FOCUS, on what you desire, not what you don’t want, because what you focus on is going to show up.
Losing weight, getting in shape, redesigning your dietary habits, earning more money, getting into a better anti-aging regime, making a life change – anything – it all starts in your head.
Focus on what you WANT, not on what you don’t. Because it is going to show up.
Now, back to my book….