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Clothes Help You to Achieve Goals

Clothes help you to achieve goals much like a vision board helps you to do the same. In either case, the desired outcomes can only occur when the intention is created.
Clothes help you to achieve goals much like a vision board helps you to do the same. In either case, the desired outcomes can only occur when the intention is created.

Sometimes, it takes a new experience with a familiar outcome to help us realize the obvious.  Oh gosh, this sounds a bit like a riddle. But, stay with me and I’m going to make sense of it and reveal something pretty amazing in the process.  Yes, clothes help you to achieve goals. I’ve known about this since I first hypothesized about it as a teenager.

I am hyper aware of the amazing outcomes that happen with my clients.  Similarly, I am attentive to the big-time shifts that have occurred in my life.  These outcomes and shifts are happening in large part because of the way in which clothes help you to achieve goals.  And yet, it happens so seamlessly that I can lose sight of this powerful example of cause and effect.

Back in May and before Memorial Day, I paid my astrologer a visit.  In the last year since I began to see her, she has proven to be so highly accurate about the direction of my life.  Even if I chose to not believe her, or to not listen to her counsel, the Universe would not only prove her to have been correct, but I would come to learn some very important lessons.  Having learned some lessons, the hard way, I decided that when I last went to see her, I’d listen to her every word, and follow through.

During this recent session, she instructed me to do a “manifestation meditation” on a certain day and at to begin at a certain time.  She even instructed me to have a shower at the starting time of this assignment.  What she was telling me was to create a vision board.

The Eiffel Tower, in a photo I took on my last trip to Paris in December, now has a place on my vision board. Yes, I've traveled to Paris many times, annually in fact, since 2007. I still am trying to figure out why this city is such a part of my soul. So, it's on the vision board.
The Eiffel Tower, in a photo I took on my last trip to Paris in December, now has a place on my vision board. Yes, I’ve traveled to Paris many times, annually in fact, since 2007. I still am trying to figure out why this city is such a part of my soul. So, it’s on the vision board.

The day before I was to create my vision board, I went to the art supply store, and found the sturdiest board you can imagine. I have big goals to manifest.  No flimsy cardboard or foam core would suffice for what I feel is on the precipice of achievement.  I ended up bringing home a 4-foot by 3-foot encaustic board, built on wood beams.  That would be the environment upon which this vision board would be created.

I followed her timing instructions to the second.  It took me all afternoon and into the night to work on the vision board.  Due to some printing issues, I put a work stop on the project at some point, and committed to finishing the vision board the next morning.

It’s only been about 50 days since having completed the vision board.  So many things are truly taking shape that are envisioned on the board.  And, some things that are silently pictured on the board, that I hadn’t even considered, are also in play.

Here’s just one example. The vision board is comprised of 47 words and images.  One of them is a photo of me and my Uncle Bob.  Another photo is of the Eiffel Tower in Paris gorgeously lit up at night. At the time that I created this board, there was only an intention to having a strong relationship with my uncle and to visiting my favorite city.  Three weeks ago, without any other forethought, I went online and booked a trip to Paris as a birthday gift to myself.

This "selfie" of Uncle Bob and me was taken at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe IL back in April. Having not seen one another in years, we have a very healthy relationship, and one that I could never have predicted would have ever happened. But, when the intention is put out there, just look what can happen! Can you imagine that clothes help you to achieve goals, too? It absolutely can help you to get to new places in life.
This “selfie” of Uncle Bob and me was taken at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe IL back in April. Having not seen one another in years, we have a very healthy relationship, and one that I could never have predicted would have ever happened. But, when the intention is put out there, just look what can happen! Can you imagine that clothes help you to achieve goals, too? It absolutely can help you to get to new places in life.

Recently, I was in Chicago where I got to spend some quality time with my Uncle Bob.  We talked about my forthcoming trip to The City of Lights.  He told me how he does not travel well alone, but thought it was cool that I was going.  It dawned on me in a flash: he should be there.  So, without any forethought, I asked him to join me.  And you know what? He’s coming.  Not only that, but two very dear and longtime friends who are also on the vision board will also come.

So, how in the hell does this relate to how clothes help you to achieve goals?  It’s so simple. I always explain to clients, or elsewhere in other blog posts, that wearing your intention is how you remind yourself of who you are and what your goals are.  This is how you manifest your goals.  Things happen.  And some things happen that you could not have ever envisioned.

It’s how each client becomes the best and fullest version of who they are.  It’s how one client came into her full power so that she was ready to meet the true love of her life.  It’s how one client came into her full power so that, after being out of work for a year, she landed the best job of dozens she interviewed for over the course of a year.  It’s how one client is reminded of her strengths and purposes as her kids have all left the house for college and beyond.  It’s how one client no longer faces antisocial pressure and bullying.  It’s how one client rose to become a company CEO.

On my vision board, I placed what intentions are most important to me.  The photos and the words symbolize what is literally there, and what is figuratively represented there.  I am trying not to own any outcome, but to be open to the biggest and greatest things that I can’t even envision.

Lo and behold! The way the vision board is working is exactly the same way I strongly recommend that people dress with intention.  I can’t tell you what great things will happen to you as a result of following my expert advice.  But, I can tell you that whatever it is will be great.

Joseph Rosenfeld helps successful Silicon Valley technology entrepreneurs and executives discover their personal brands and design their personal styles.  Get Joseph’s free report that helps you know “6 Secrets to Success in Silicon Valley.” Get details about Joseph’s proven program that transforms your life through personal brand and style development.

My role, as a personal brand and style strategist, is that of a storyteller. I learn about a person’s personality and strengths, translate that into an appropriate personal style aesthetic, and help each client to visually and non-verbally tell her or his story with ease and authenticity.