“IF YOU WANT TO GO SOMEWHERE, IT IS BEST TO FIND SOMEONE WHO HAS ALREADY BEEN THERE.” — ROBERT KIYOSAKI
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF? FOR ME, I HAD ALWAYS ENVISIONED MYSELF WELL ACCUSTOMED TO A LIFE OF LUXURY. AT A YOUNG AGE, I REALIZED THAT IN ORDER TO GET TO WHERE THE RICH WERE IN FINANCES, I HAD TO FIRST GO TO WHERE THE WEALTHY WERE PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY.
A few months ago, I was at a dinner party, speaking with a friend of mine about his first time coming to California. As he recounted his first memory of his first job, we both quickly realized that we had something in common. We had both attributed our success in entering the wealthy community to a single trip to Beverly Hills. As I began to tell him about my first time down Rodeo Drive, it occurred to me that we were both sharing stories in a billionaire’s home. It was one of those “full-circle” moments in my life.
This memory prompted me to think about what else I have done to inch my way closer to the wealthy. I started thinking about when I was in college, and how Starbucks was such a big social culture and I quickly remembered how much I hated it. Now, don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Starbucks, but I was against sitting there for hours with a thousand other students trying to focus on work and being my best self. I decided that it was not worth my energy being there. I figured that finding a more suitable place to work would make me feel more satisfied, and began looking into places around me that fit the ambiance that I was looking for. This is how I found my love for tea rooms, and begin to understand how they became a symbol of independent women.
REASON #1: FOCUS + COMMITMENT.
Research has shown that working inside of a positive office interior, or even a positive outdoor environment, can improve morale in the workplace. I don’t know about you, but this is especially true for me. We all have our different work styles, but you can’t tell me that working in a high-rise with the view of the city doesn’t sound amazing. I remember spending time with my mentor, when I received a request for a last minute coaching session with a client. Little did I know that by taking this call, I would change my life in such an impactful way. During this call, not only Dif my client have an extraordinarily incredible breakthrough, but so did I. As I spoke with her, I was watching myself from another view and just admiring the woman that I had become. I chose to take this call on the balcony of one of his guest suites, and honey it sure felt like I belonged there. That was one of the first moments that I truly believed that I deserved to own a house as beautiful. I felt unstoppable, and I began working even harder. Working in tea rooms offers me the same feedback, just in a different way. I don’t work extremely hard in tea rooms. Instead, I remain focused on my writing and developing my vision.
REASON #2: KINDNESS.
Being around people that are unhurried, and in an environment that is calm and not penetrating, I found that people are more kind and open. Yes, I am sure that if I paid a compliment to a woman in a Starbucks, she would be thankful, but she would likely rush off to work. This doesn’t really happen in the tea rooms. The women that I speak with are likely on their lunch break that they designed, or they are not working that day because they decided not to. These were the women that I wanted to be like, and because I was there, I had the opportunity to learn from them and gain insight. It allowed me to put myself in a state of gratitude and contribution, which is extremely important with manifesting. It also opened those lines of communication.
REASON #3: CONNECTIONS.
I have made some great connections with women and men by frequenting more affluent areas when working, and I have met incredible people through them. I discovered that the more I did this, the more comfortable I became with making connections with everyone and just commanding attention naturally. Thanksgiving of 2018, I decided to check into a hotel to relax and get away. We were still experiencing the fires, and with all of the chaos going home no longer seemed ideal. As soon as I walked inside, an attendant named Richard approached me asking if I needed assistance with my bags. And though I only had one bag, I allowed him to assist me and said “Thank you Richard,” being sure to make eye contact and shared a brief smile of approval. “You know, I just love your shirt,” I said smiling, “where’d you get it?” Thankfully he understood my sense of humor, and he definitely knew I was being charming. He just laughed and followed me to the elevator. After escorting me to my room, he asked if I’d like anything else, and before I could say anything, he asked if I like Champagne. I insisted on having a glass of wine, to which he delivered a bottle and a bowl of strawberries complimentary. When I went downstairs to the bar, the bartender tried to offer me a free drink, to which I told him that Richard had me covered and so instead he offered me free food. Now, of course, it helps to be attractive and charming, but I do believe that it helped that in between I inquired about their lives and family (since it was a holiday). Never underestimate the power of talking to people. The more you do it, the better you become. I definitely had no idea that this vacation would save me hundreds of dollars by getting to know Richard.
REASON #4: VISION.
The more I dine at five star restaurants, the more I become accustomed to it. It becomes my reality, and no longer simply a vision. Visualization is a powerful tool when it comes to manifesting, but it means nothing if you can’t associate your vision with the feelings and emotions of having achieved you vision. This is why tea rooms are a part of my #ManifestLuxe ritual. It helps to paint the picture so clear, that it not only feels real, but it is a part of my experience. You may find it helpful to read about how I used the Law of Attraction to manifest a membership at Equinox.
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