Mindful Manifestation with Daniel Mason Jones
How to Create Your Dream Life as a Stylist“Everything that we do, everything that we are, and everything that we will become, comes from manifestation.” -- Daniel Mason Jones
As stylists, we love our shears, our razors and our blow dryers. But the mind is the most powerful tool that we possess, according to stylist, business coach and branding guru Daniel Mason Jones.
Daniel is an Atlanta-based salon owner who is passionate about helping stylists reach six-figure incomes, crush their goals and create lives of abundance. He’s also a master of manifestation, the practice of intentionally attracting your desires via your thoughts and beliefs.
While there are lots of myths surrounding manifestation, the core concept is that your thoughts become your actions, and your actions become your results. Once you tap into the incredible power of your own mind, you can begin to manifest the life you want.
Whether you’re an experienced manifester or you’re just wondering what all the hype is about, Daniel Mason Jones will inspire you to grow yourself (and your salon business) like never before. Read on to discover his practical, powerful strategies for building your dream career and life!
Manifestation Basics“The words you speak become the house you live in.” -- Hafiz
What if your dream career, body, relationship and lifestyle was already yours for the asking? How would this change the way you show up-- in the salon, in your education as a stylist, and in your day-to-day life?
Manifestation is based on the concept that there is an unlimited abundance of opportunity, money, success, health, relationships, connections and more in the Universe. This means that what you desire is already there for you.
In order to attract what you want into your life, you simply need to ask for it, believe that it’s yours and put yourself in the right energy to receive it. Here are Daniel’s easy, actionable strategies for manifesting your dreams and goals:
Be mindful and intentional about setting up your day.
On busy days, it’s easy to wake up feeling stressed, hit the snooze button a few times, and then scroll through social media before even getting out of bed! But starting your morning like this makes it tough to get in the right headspace for the day ahead.
Creating a mindful morning routine can have a huge impact on your energy, mood and productivity all day long. Consider getting up 30 minutes earlier to do something that fills your cup, such as exercise, yoga, reading or journaling.
Create time and space to journal.
Journaling is a powerful technique for manifestation. Getting your thoughts out of your head and onto paper helps you clarify what you want to attract. Here are a few ways to journal for manifestation:
- Keep a gratitude journal. Expressing gratitude is SO important and puts us in the right energy to keep receiving. It’s a good practice to write down several things that you’re grateful for each day. These can be big things (family, health, etc) or little things (a perfect cup of coffee). Don’t forget to express gratitude for the things you’re currently manifesting as well!
- Get super-specific about what you want. What would a day in your ideal life look and feel like? Write it down in vivid detail. Daniel teaches that clarity is power-- the magic happens when you get specific!
- Set your goals and intentions. Your goals are the long-term outcomes you want to create. Your intentions are the daily actions that will help you get there.
Make a vision board (or a detailed mental picture).
A vision board is a collage of images and words that represent your dream life. This helps you to visualize your goals and get clear on exactly what you want to manifest. While people often make vision boards around the New Year, you can do this exercise anytime you want! If vision boarding isn’t your thing, just create a mental image of what you want and let yourself experience the emotions of already having it.
Protect your energy.
It’s important to keep your thoughts, beliefs and energy aligned with what you want. A few ways to do this include meditation, positive affirmations, creating a space that brings you joy, surrounding yourself with positivity and avoiding toxic people where possible. You attract what you put out into the Universe!
- Believe that you can have what you want.
Simply wanting something may not be enough to receive it. You must believe that what you desire is already yours, and then take action to achieve it.
Manifestation for Stylists“If you’re not getting what you want, the actions that you’re putting into play need to be changed.” -- Daniel Mason Jones
What does manifestation look like behind the chair? Most stylists have specific business goals, such as earning a six-figure income, staying fully booked, and building a dream clientele.
Daniel teaches that we are all six-figure stylists. A stylist earning $24K a year is probably performing similar services (cuts, color, finishing, etc.) as a stylist earning $100K.
Manifesting your desired level of income depends on levers such as:
- How much time you choose to invest in your craft
- How fast you can work
- Your belief system about yourself and your art
- How quickly and effectively you grow your clientele
- How you position yourself in your local market
- Your ability to communicate quickly and effectively with guests
- Your business and sales skills
- How you show up on social media and in-person
The good news is, ALL of these areas are within your control and can be improved upon! The first step is to see yourself as the stylist you want to become.
Try this: For one week, confidently say the affirmation “I am a six-figure stylist” at the start of every workday. Then do your best to conduct yourself like a six-figure stylist.
One way to achieve this? Set an intention for each day, such as total product sales, and challenge yourself to hit the target. Track your progress and watch yourself grow!
Manifestation Myths“Be mindful that everything is yours if you just ask for it.” -- Daniel Mason Jones
Manifestation has gained widespread attention over the past 15 years, but this powerful science-backed tool is often shrouded in mystery. As a result, there are many misconceptions about manifestation.
If you’re unsure whether manifestation is for you, read on to learn what it’s REALLY all about:
MYTH: Manifestation is about getting more “stuff” and being materialistic.
TRUTH: Many people think about manifestation in the context of attracting high-end cars, houses, clothing, or other luxury items. While manifestation can be used to get material things, it’s really about becoming the person you’re meant to be.
Manifestation is a tool for attracting the feelings, emotions, relationships and experiences you want into your life. It can also work the opposite way by bringing you things you DON’T want-- so be mindful of what you choose to focus on!
MYTH: Manifestation is just wishful thinking.
TRUTH: There will still be plenty of effort involved-- it’s part of the process! Manifestation isn’t a get-out-of-work pass, but it does help you to align your thoughts, words and actions with your goals. Once you get fully aligned with your calling and find joy in the journey, the work no longer feels like a grind.
MYTH: Manifestation is only for those with “woo woo”, New Age spiritual beliefs.
TRUTH: Manifestation is open to everyone. No specific religious or spiritual beliefs are required to practice manifestation. It’s simply about tapping into the flow of energy and abundance the Universe has to offer.
If the spiritual side of manifestation doesn’t appeal to you, keep in mind that this practice also has a solid grounding in neuroscience. Your brain is hard-wired to prove your thoughts and beliefs correct. This means that if you shift your thoughts and beliefs, your brain will work hard to shift your external reality to match.
MYTH: Manifestation delivers instant gratification.
TRUTH: It could take time to get what you want, and that’s a GOOD thing! Maybe you aren’t yet ready for it, or maybe there is something even better out there for you. As Daniel says, “When you believe it and you’re ready for it, you will receive it always”.
Conclusion“Just manifest, and know that there is enough. Get out of the scarcity mindset. Get out of the fixed mindset. Because you can have anything, you can be anything or do anything that you want to do.” -- Daniel Mason Jones
Whether you’re new to this concept or a manifestation pro, you’re already manifesting things every day!
Think back to the last time you thought about a specific friend or relative, only to have them reach out a moment later. Or how about when you’re in a positive mood and amazing things keep happening all day?
Conscious manifestation allows you to put the power of your mind to work FOR you! Once you get your thoughts, beliefs, energy and actions in alignment with what you want, there’s truly no limit to what you can achieve.
If you want to learn more about manifestation and growing your salon business, follow @DanielMasonJones on Instagram. And check back soon for more free education from Sam Villa to help you build your dream career!