The Law of Attracting People


Who Shows Up And Why Should You Care?

I want to elaborate on some of the ideas in my comments three posts back on The Power And Potential of The Company You Teach.  As a subject for consideration in your quest for more of anything good in your life, I did it less than full justice. I got this in a conversation with Rupa Cousins, one of the brightest and most intuitive and most beloved people I know.


Rupa said, in our conversation this morning, that she now seemed to be attracting clients who could take her services as a bodyworker extraordinaire (my description of what she does combining The Alexander Technique and Rubenfeld Synergy Method) and therapist and integrate them in a way beyond even her expectations. During a coaching session, we came up with the title The Connected Self to describe what she does.

Old friends who know of our long history going back to the 1970s asked me whether I charged Rupa for that coaching session. My answer is that, though I am always available to discuss anything with her and advise her in any way, of course I charged her–full price–and that was the way she wanted it, to reaffirm her commitment to take what we discovered together seriously.

Advice From John F. Kennedy

This follows some advice I took from JFK, who was inundated with friends asking for free copies of his first book, Profiles In Courage. He said that if they were true friends, they would be happy to buy the book as a measure of support for him.

Rupa pointed out a sentence in that earlier post that perhaps I didn’t give enough emphasis, when I discussed the fact that we should all have a new aspiration: “To attract a select group who will love what we do and use if for their highest good and that of others.” She repeated this line in a comment she just added to that post, and came up with her own realization about the clients that seem to be showing up after our coaching session:

They love what I do, and I love who they are and who they are becoming.

No Greater Aspiration

I ask you: Can there be any greater aspiration for those of us in the teaching, writing, speaking, and motivational/inspirational professions–or in any field where we provide human services of any kind–than to attract people who love what you do, and are so exceptional at taking in what you offer that you can’t help but love who they are and who they are becoming as a result of what you and they create together?

If you think about it, that’s pretty essential and profound stuff we’re talking about here, and it could make all the difference in the world to how your life is working.

In Moneylove, I talk about loving yourself enough to be willing to receive abundance in your life, loving what you do to earn your money, loving and serving those to whom you offer your products or services or information, and loving the prosperity you therefore create. But I didn’t talk about attracting an audience who loved what you did, and perhaps took whatever you were delivering to a new level, thus honoring you and validating the value of who you are and what you do.

And make no mistake about it, you will affect the quality of the people showing up if you have the specific intention to attract this select group of whom you can say, as Rupa says:  “They love what I do, and I love who they are and who they are becoming.”

Build that intention and they will come.



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