10 Ways To Make Space For Success


Photo1_WendyBraunWith a few more months left in the year, now is a perfect time to clear the clutter + create space for what you want to invite into your life. When you get rid of anything that doesn’t serve a positive purpose in your life, you make room for things that will.

Clutter-clearing is modern-day alchemy.” ~ Denise Linn

To invite more of anything into your life – career success, a loving relationship, money or anything else, you need to make space for it to show up + for it to want to stay with you.  It’s almost like preparing for a guest to show up in your home that you can’t wait to have visit.

When you hold on too tightly you actually block the flow of abundance.

Here are 4 ways we block success:

  1. Sometimes we hold on too tightly to money, not allowing it to flow to + from us.
  2. Sometimes we hold on too tightly to things that we don’t need or love.
  3. Sometimes we hold on too tightly to beliefs that just aren’t true.
  4. Sometimes we hold on too tightly to relationships that aren’t supporting us in the way we would like. (personal or business)

Why? We hold on out of fear.  Fear of change.  Fear of the unknown.  Fear of abandonment.

“Clutter is a physical manifestation of fear

that cripples our ability to grow.”

~ H.G. Chissell

Remember, that when you have a desire, then you have the means to achieve it. In fact, here’s an exciting realization: Your idea about what you want comes after the Universe has made it possible.


Here are 10 Ways To Create Space For More Success:

1) Take Inventory

To help you assess your clutter – physically, mentally, emotionally + spiritually, ask yourself these 4 questions:

  1. Where is there clutter in my physical space? Simply ask yourself, which rooms, drawers or closets are tiring just thinking abut them? Walk around your home, make a list + start with the first one.
  2. Where is there clutter in my mental space? Notice if you fill up your mental space with negative or positive thoughts + messages? Seek out blogs + books that inspire you.
  3. Where is there clutter in my spiritual space? How often am I taking time to simply be still + breathe?  Am I accessing my highest-self daily? Create a daily practice that helps you relax. 
  4. Where is there clutter in my emotional space? Am I holding on to emotions or relationships (business or personal) that I can now let go of? If you let go of fear, would you end it?

2) Clear out your wallet. Get rid of old receipts, expired coupons, and that guy or girl’s number that you’re never going to call. Align your bills to all face forward. Take care of your money as you would your lover and watch your money love you right back.

3) Actors, get rid of old headshots. Do you have a box of old headshots from 2003? Guess what? They’re outdated + taking up energy. Keep 1 if you must to show the grand kids one day + recycle the rest.

4) Clear out old DVDs. Actors, do you have your old reel on a DVD, or worse, a VHS tape? It’s time to transfer what you want to keep to a hard-drive and recycle the rest. It will feel so good to do this. You are making room for your future performances.

5) Clean out your car. The state of your car effects how you feel. Make sure it’s clean + organized, and that you get rid of garbage every time you get out of it, so it doesn’t pile up.

6) Clear out your closet. You’ve probably heard of the 80/20 rule. You wear only 20% of your clothes 80% of the time. So, if you haven’t worn it in a season or two or it doesn’t fit anymore, donate it. Then ask yourself these questions when you’re thinking about buying something new: Do I love it? Does it make me feel great? Will it be great for that pitch meeting or that industry event you are going to? Will it look great at auditions? (On camera, keep in mind that solid colors are always better than patterns + stripes.)

7) Clear out your inbox + paper mail. I’m still working on mastering this one, but when you tend to your mail + email every day + clear out what you don’t want + file the rest, you will create space for new messages + create a lot less stress.

8) Let go of energy suckers. These are people who literally suck the energy right out of you. When you let go of these types of people in your life you’ll make room for ones who uplift you. If they constantly call you to complain about their lives, try answering the phone less.

9) Let go of business relationships that aren’t serving you. Take a good long look at your year so far. If you have representation that is not helping you create the career you desire, ask yourself, is it time to let them go? Is it time to sit down a + talk with them? I believe in open communication first, but then let your intuition (not your fear of the unknown) guide you to create the career you want.

10) Clear your mind. Ultimately, making time every day to clear your mind will help you in all areas of your life. Exercising is a great “active” meditation, where you quiet your mind and only focus on the task at hand. Guided Meditation helps you focus your intentions + energy to bring you more of what you want + less of what you don’t. Whatever you do, make it a daily habit.

All of these ideas are easy-to-do, and easy-not-to-do….taking consistent action will be up to you!

Here’s hoping you begin to make space for more success starting today!

Love + Gratitude,

Wendy Braun

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