If you have the precise life recipe, you can increase your opportunities for creating and sustaining a happy, affluent lifestyle. But sometimes, you must change your direction to make this path more defined, more reachable. Here are four tips to design the life you’ve always wanted, and how to maintain this lifestyle until you’re ready to move on to the next level of success:

1. Are you ready to go the distance? Step up to the plate. When you’re next in line to bat, you need to be mentally, emotionally, and physically prepared to knock a home run. It’s a heck of a long sprint to home base if you haven’t readied yourself for the journey. When your mind is in sync with your spirit and body, you can accomplish amazing (and sometimes “impossible”) things in your life. To do this, you must simply level out the playing field by re-patterning your thoughts and focus. By tossing out the wasteful thoughts of your mind, you can keep an open mind to new possibilities. This also helps you to keep your eye on the ball, and gives you the clarity to see where you need to hit the (metaphorical) ball to hit your home run.

2. Concentrate on commitment. Even when you intuitively know that you are going to achieve your anticipated result, you must always bear in mind that “things” may happen. Sometimes, we are presented with challenges and roadblocks that may temporarily obstruct our plane of view. I want you to look beyond those challenges and ask yourself why some of these challenges have come your way. Rest assured that the Universe doesn’t interfere with your life; it merely intervenes in your life so that you can see the potential that you may not have seen or realized before. In almost all cases, individuals have discovered newfound joys and wealth where they may not have in the past.

3. Live in the Present Moment. Too often, we get so caught up in living in the past that we forget that we still must live for today – in the moment of now. When we embrace the essence of right now, right this very moment; our higher consciousness is more fully aware of the happenings that are occurring all around us. From the breeze of a passing wind, to the silence of night - we are more fully connected with the Universal flow of energy and with our intuitive sense of cognitive command. Remember, when you are in control of your conscious thought processes, and you are fully aware of your surroundings, you are much better equipped to contend with perceived obstacles and better aligned with the light force that resides inside you. That is what enables you to manifest powerful and rewarding opportunities into your life.

4. Reaffirm your confidence. Whether you choose to see it or not, you are the leader of your life. Choices that you made yesterday, are making today, and will make tomorrow are based on what you want in your life; and more importantly, they are all choices that you have personally made. I want you, from this moment forward, to reaffirm your confidence to make wise choices for you and for your life. Know that these choices come from the breadth of your vision and a belief that there is a plan for you. Where do you want to be this afternoon, next week, next month, and next year? Being the leader of your life comes with responsibility and the conscious understanding that what you do today can and will affect tomorrow. Don’t do it the hard way by making the same choices that have led you down a crocked and bumpy path; instead, choose to make your way through the pathway that is clearly marked: “ Infinite source of possibilities and potentialities.” This path is the one to follow if you choose to trust the process of life and believe that remarkable experiences are coming your way. When you learn to live from this perspective, then you are the one manifesting everything.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for September 14, 2009 for a rare, transformational opportunity to speak one-on-one with renowned Intuition Master, Joan Marie Whelan. Come share in the excitement of Joan Marie’s FREE abundance discovery teleclass, which promises to give you a taste of what is to come in her upcoming Strategy Action Recovery Program– designed only for those of you who truly want to become leaders in the art of manifesting wealth, health, and prosperity in every aspect of life.

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About the Author: Joan Marie Whelan, an internationally known intuitive specialist, business consultant, medium, and coach travels throughout the United States sharing her gifts and the Manifestation Method with solo-preneurs, professionals, small business owners, and large companies