Blog Contributor photo   ALEX MORIN | GUEST BLOGGER • January 25, 2021 • 6 min read

How’s this for a lousy day?

It started when I woke up half an hour past when my alarm clock was supposed to go off.  You see, I was given a cheap little alarm clock from a company with whom I do a lot of business.  The clock was impossible to figure out, and apparently, I had set it for 6 am…, in the Philippines.  Darn!  And then, you won’t believe this, but my [bleepin’] tire fell off as I backed out of the driveway!  Why did it fall off, you may ask?  Well, it might be because my neighbour said that he could change my summer tires for a lot less money than I would pay at the shop I usually use!  Finally, after arriving at the office a full 2 hours and 13 minutes behind schedule, I was set to begin my workday.  There was only one problem: my computer wouldn’t start.  I attempted to call our IT coordinator, but the battery on my second-hand iPhone was already dead, and it was only, um… 1:13 am in the Philippines!  I could go on, but I will spare you the additional frustration.

Maybe none of the above really happened, but I’ve had similar days and made some pretty goofy mistakes in my lifetime.  Buying my first ever car from an unreputable used car dealer was a mistake that cost me a lot of money.  Buying a used laptop from a seller who I didn’t know was another error in judgment.  You’re probably wondering if I ever learn!  Well, I’m pleased to inform you that I do.  After years of personal growth and lots of good and bad experiences, I’ve realized something that’s improved my life by orders of magnitude.  I’ve discovered the power of alignment.  I’d like to share what “alignment” means to me and how it’s changed my life.  Perhaps it’ll serve as inspiration for you.

Learning Through Experience and Awareness

If you’re like me, you understand that experience is the mother of all teachers.  When you experience something, you’re given two things: awareness and opportunity.  Awareness is the realization of something hitherto unlearned.  In other words, you don’t know what you don’t know until you know it.  Once you know or realize something, you may begin to examine that newfound knowledge from various perspectives to make sense of what you’re observing.  The other gift you receive from experiences is the opportunities that they bring.  With awareness comes a chance to use your newfound knowledge in ways that promote your growth and development.  When we take awareness and use the opportunity that’s given to us, we are in expansion mode.

In the tongue-in-cheek examples provided above, what I was driving at is the realization that I cut my results when I cut corners.  We’re all guilty of cutting corners.  And why do you think that is?  I’ll offer a theory: I believe it’s because most of us operate from a mindset of scarcity.  There’s not enough money, time, energy, people, love, or whatever other resources you want to add here.  When we focus on scarcity, we make decisions that reflect such a belief.  For example, if I believe that I don’t have enough money in my bank account, why wouldn’t I try to save money on my purchases by seeking discounts and “too good to be true” prices?  It’s because my energy focuses on holding on to my money, which causes me to believe that it’s going to run out.  When we shift our mindset and realize that money is abundant, we begin to make decisions that align with that mindset.  Let me ask you a question: If money wasn’t an option and your back hurt, would you want to get a massage from someone qualified to alleviate backache, or would you trust someone who has zero training?  To me, the answer is obvious.  Now, it may cost you more money to get a massage from a trained expert, but what value would you put on your mobility?  What price do you put on your wellbeing, your happiness, or your ability to live pain-free?  I’m sure you get the point. You’d pay a lot to be pain-free.  Because when you do spend what is necessary, and you realize that you created a healthy back out of your sensible decision to hire a proper masseuse, you’ll begin to understand that life is a lot like fixing your aching back.

Possibilities in CREATIVE Positivity

Almost anything is repairable, and it’s usually possible to create something positive.  This includes your health, your wealth, and your relationships.  When you purposely decide to “pay” for the BEST or align with the BEST, then you can expect the BEST results.  While this isn’t a paid advertisement for CREATIVE Promotional Marketing Agency, I’m going to make them a case-study.

I’ve been fortunate enough to know many of the staff members at CREATIVE for nearly twenty years.  In that time, I’ve seen their people create, grow, help, and turn into a team that is so aligned in their purpose that they consistently achieve their objectives and create positive outcomes for anyone who works with them.  Wow! That’s quite the testimonial, isn’t it?!  I wouldn’t offer it if it wasn’t true.  When you deliberately choose to work with CREATIVE Promotional Marketing Agency, you are deciding to create your reality through experience and vision.  (Ahh! There’s that experience word again!)  Experience is what the staff brings to the equation, while vision is what you contribute.  Think about it – the only reason you would contact the fine folks at CREATIVE is that you have a need.  Needs are just your vision of what is required to attain your goals.  When we share our visions with experienced, educated people who are knowledgeable, empathetic, focused, and driven, then the magic begins.  Your thoughts (visions) start to crystalize into reality – not someone else’s reality, which doesn’t accurately seek to understand your vision, but your reality.  Isn’t that wild?  What I’m telling you is that proper alignment with real professionals is the road to the fulfillment of your vision.  Now you may begin to see how it’s entirely possible (and, I’ll argue, necessary) to shift our perspectives from scarcity to abundance if we’re seeking growth and expansion.

Achieving Alignment and CREATIVE Accomplishment

Nearly anything is possible.  Do yourself a favour and make a tiny mindset change that’ll transform your results.  Do you want more abundance, better health, and stronger relationships?  If your answer to that rhetorical question is “yes,” then it’s time to find alignment by working with the best of the best.  You don’t have the time to be an expert in everything, but you should take the time to make decisions that allow you to accomplish anything.

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ALEX MORIN  |  Alex is the creator and host of the Almost Enlightened Podcast and the Almost Enlightened Coaching & Transformation Academy founder. The podcast is available on all podcast platforms, while coaching is by invite only.