I've come to the conclusion that most of life is just like dating--the job search, climbing the corporate ladder, or working as a consultant. Generally speaking in life everyone is out to make a connection, a sale, more money, or their soul mate. The law of attraction is widely accepted and thought of in a romantic context. And since most business relationships require a form of emotion, attraction, or connection between two people--a buyer and a seller. I call this "the Law of Business Attraction."
The Law of Attraction became widely popular after the release of The Secret, a 2006 film by Australian television writer and producer Rhonda Byrne. Byrne followed up the film with a bestselling book of the same title and appeared on a series of talk shows in 2007. The law of attraction refers to an idea that thoughts influence chance. Most of us have had a chance encounter after missing their flight or someone stiffing you for dinner. Simply stated the law of attraction says that if you want someone bad enough, things just happen to go your way.

And unlike The Secret's three step process--Ask, Believe, and Receive I have found that in The Law of Business Attraction there are four stages:

  • Know. Understand and know what you want, how, why, and when. Otherwise you might ask for a pony when you should have asked for a horse farm and stable or worse yet not having a rough plan or idea of how to accomplish your goal.
  • Ask. Whether it's asking yourself, your spouse, your God or the universe this is where is all begins. Asking is best accomplished by putting paper to pen or keyboard to computer. Let the universe and yourself know you are serious about your goals and intentions.
  • Believe. Act, feel, and behave as you already have what you have asked for. To me Believe simply is "Fake it till you make it" so do it.
  • Receive. These are subtle messages form the universe that result in those seemingly chance encounters. Be ready.

In business, this chance encounter goes from connection to transaction and often very quickly. The seller offers a product or service (consulting, expertise, software) while the buyer is in need of a certain product or service to improve or grow their business. Outside of the motivation or belief that something will happen, the transaction begins with a connection, a passing glance, confidence, and a well-rehearsed business pitch.

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