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How to attract what you want in life…

I thought I’d update and reinvigorate this post I wrote when I first started my blog in 2009 – 7 years ago (post below). I can’t believe it has been that long since I’ve had this blog. A lot has happened in that time, as it does for everyone within that time frame.

I’m now 30, back then I was 23! Wow. Really. So much time has gone by. I’m 30!!! It’s very exciting, and funny that as I get older, the happier and more comfortable in my skin I feel. Feeling more secure, stable and independent.

The Power of Attraction is something I have always believed in, and continue to believe in. I’ll start off with a change I knew I had to make 3 years ago, even though it seemed like the hardest thing to do, ever…

I was in a job for nearly 9 years, which is a long time, especially for my generation (who always like to move around). I got really comfortable, and really great at my job. The money was great. But, I also felt bored, in a rut, and just stagnant. I felt like I had learnt all there was to learn in that job. It was time to move on. It was incredibly hard to imagine. It felt like I would have to take a million steps to make that change. Write a resume, apply for jobs, go for interviews. It just seemed so out of my comfort zone.

But, I did it. I knew I had to change jobs, otherwise I’d remain unhappy and not learning and growing.

So I took one step. I did my resume. That’s all it took for me to feel like this wouldn’t be so hard. I applied for 3 jobs. I got rejected for one, and thought, okay – not meant to be. And the next one I got a call to come in for an interview. I went for it, and got the job. I felt like a million bucks.

That was 3 years ago now.

Another time I felt like I needed to make a change was when I was feeling immensely tired, lethargic, and just plain unhappy. Everything in my life was great. Why did I feel like this? ….. no exercise, and not eating right, that’s what. Exercise? I felt like that was just soooooo too hard. I had no motivation for it. I couldn’t imagine making the effort to commit to it. I had tried and failed so many times before, as if I could make this change?

But, I did it. I knew I needed to exercise to create a domino effect that would also change my eating habits and make me feel so much better than what I was feeling.

I took one step, like I did 3 years ago when I needed to change jobs. I made an appointment with a local gym. It was a failure. Way too expensive and just didn’t feel right. So, I didn’t give up. I spoke to a few people. Mainly my boyfriend and manager (which I told you about here and here) and I made an appointment with a gym close to my work. And that was it. It felt right. My trainer is AWESOME. Yes, in caps. Saying it out loud. I consider her a friend now. She’s fun, motivating, smart and gets me to do stuff I never thought I could. Lift weights, box, cardio. Push ups. Pull ups. Squats. Rowing. Deadlifts. So. Much.

I feel amazing now, and I’ve been doing that for 1 year and a half. Started with one day a week. Then 2, and now 3.

How did I make these changes?

I take time to reflect. Taking a step back to look at my life. What am I grateful for? What do I want to improve? How could I make my life even more amazing?

A dear friend of mine, who has now sadly passed away, taught me how to set goals – especially at times I wasn’t feeling my best. I will always remember him for how much he helped me with an important life skill. Without these skills, who knows where I’d be.

Setting small, teeny tiny, small action steps.

It doesn’t take just one method to reach goals. I’ve read many books, watched many videos and do all sorts of things to reach my goals. Sometimes I’ll read and something in a book will inspire me to do something different. Or, I’ll write in my journal reflecting on my blessings and what I’d like to improve. I’ll pin things on my wishlist on pinterest, or create a vision board to visualise what I’d love in my life, like I did here. I talk to people about my goals, and take on the great ideas they have. It helps to write goals down, and write the small action steps associated with them in a planner diary of some sort. I surround myself with positive people. There are so many things you can do.

I think the key is being grateful for what you have, reminding yourself on a daily basis what you’re grateful for, visualising what you’d really like in your life and also reminding yourself of that, in many ways, as much as possible.

What I’ve achieved and grateful for:

  • God, first and foremost for his love, strength and guidance.
  • My wonderful boyfriend, Tim.
  • I finally got a dog, which has been a dream of mine for so long.
  • My apartment, purchased 4 years ago.
  • My new job as of this year.
  • Regular exercise and healthy eating habits.
  • Being able to eat delicious food. It’s all about balance.
  • My home is becoming a haven! Slowly, slowly.
  • My tablet, which I can read so many amazing books on!
  • My feeling of gratitude, my feeling of peace. And most of all for all my learning experiences, good and bad.
  • Time spent with amazing people
  • Travel! ! ! I’ve been to so many beautiful and awe-inspiring places.
  • My blog. Reviewing amazing products and experiences, and sharing that all with you.

… the list goes on and on. And so it should.


I’ve shared a lot with you here on my blog. My illustrations, outfits, makeup shots, inspirations, fantastic experiences I’ve had such as modeling and ballet as a child – and my day to day interests. I wanted to share with you a bit more about myself and hopefully inspire you =)

My main goal is to be happy. I work full time in a job I love and adore. The people I work with are wonderful, I feel motivated to go to work and the $$$ is great! So I  appreciate my job and always will. I think it’s important to feel grateful for what you have.

Another thing I am grateful for is my gorgeous little Peugeot convertible. You probably don’t know about it – until now – but I’m sharing it with you cause there’s a story behind how I got it.

‘The Power of Attraction’

Around 3 years ago, on a random day at home, my mum ripped out a picture from a magazine of a silver Holden convertible and gave it to me to visualise what my ‘dream
car’ would look like. When I first saw it I thought yeah yeah maybe one day, so I put it up on my wall thinking – no chance – at first!

As I saw it every day I wanted it even more and more!!! I was trying to find ways to be able to have a car like this.

In the meantime I was saving for a unit – but really needed to buy a car. I had sold my little $5000 Mazda and was ready for a new car. So I looked up on the trading post ‘convertible’. I thought it would probably be around the $50,000 dollar mark – which was definitely something I could not afford and was not willing to spend on a car. So I decided to see what I could find with the amount I had saved – which at the time was around the $20,000 mark. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw a Peugeot convertible going for $19,550 come up in the results! I never knew that this type of car was around this price range. And the car was even more amazing than the original car I had in mind.

I contacted the seller, who was selling the car because she was going overseas again and needed to pay off her $20,000 loan. Funny enough she lived in the SAME suburb (meant to be or what?!) I went to go and see it, test drove it and fell in love. So I made the decision to buy it! It was literally a dream come true.

I never thought I would end up getting a car like that when my mum first handed me that magazine tear sheet. But once the dream was in place, and the visualisation was there, step by step, little by little my dream was coming closer and became a reality in the end. I’ve had my little Peugeot for 3 years now and it’s still going great –
knock on wood haha.

I’ve read several books which cover this universal law of attraction. Two of them being – ‘The power of attraction’ and ‘the secret’. So now I live by it. If there’s anything I want – I visualise that I have it, imagine myself surrounded by it – and therefore attract it to myself.

My tips for you:

  1. Find pictures/videos or whatever you can of something you want.
  2. Place them somewhere you will see frequently.
  3. Visualise – imagine yourself having it. Be creative.
  4. Don’t worry about when it will come. It will, at the right time.

Good luck!




  1. Fashion_Loving_Stylist Reply

    >That is fantastic advice. Thanks cause I really needed to read that.

  2. Valencia Lia Reply

    >A really great and meaningful post girl:)

    I loved your story of how you got your car and its with you till now! I hope I'll get to ride in it when I visit. heeeee

    And its really sweet that you shared this with all of us !

    And I really think the car as meant for you !

    My main goal is to be happy in life too. Think that's very important:)
    and awesome tips Joelyne !

    big hugsssss

  3. >That *IS* really good advice!

    I'm usually pretty good at working to get what I want in life, and at the moment there's a few career goals I need to get on top of… I think this idea might just do the trick =)

  4. >Thank you so much for writing this – I feel like it was meant for me. I am in the process of trying to make a lot of things change and this was just the kind of encouragement I needed!

  5. sexylegsandbody Reply

    >Great post Joelyne, thanks for sharing with us!
    John Kehoe (not sure if the spelling is correct) wrote book "Mind Power" in which he says basically the same thing.

  6. >hi there! yes, i believe in the power of attraction too. but sometimes i forget. i need to zero in on my goals and concentrate so it will find its way towards me..
    congratulations on the beautiful car and hope you had a wonderful halloween weekend!

  7. >Great post!!! You're fantastic!!! Congrads for that fantastic job!

    Have a nice day!

  8. >That's a pretty cool story. Is it a Peugeot 206 CC? That's the one my mom has – in fire engine red 😉

  9. OceanDreams Reply

    >This was so inspiring – thanks love! How did you go about finding a job you truly love? I feel kind of stuck right now and not sure where I want to go…I need to decide though because I want to be truly happy with my career. Glad you are happy and that you have your pretty car. I have a car that I love and saved for too, my Ariel, aka Mitsubishi Eclipse. Hope you have a great week love – Mwa!

  10. >i love ur blog! you have such cute pics!


    lekisskiss.blogspot.com <– two girls living in nyc and chicago blogging all things fashion!

  11. >Great post!
    I like to know more about you.
    Great history, and I didn't know about this power of atraction, great tip! I'll start to do that.


  12. >Hey thanks for such an amazing post – I felt super inspired reading it, and am going to look into these concepts a bit more deeply because I feel as though I used to have this theory down pat but have somewhat lost it in the last few months. So thanks, inspiration to recapture!

  13. >that is such a great story…your mom sounds like an amazing lady!

  14. >Great advice! And great timing for me, because I was actually thinking about this a lot yesterday. I was in Borders and decided to flick through "the Secret", because I just heard about someone else's positive experience. So I'm definitely going to try writing down and visualising a lot more.

  15. >Great post!!! Congrats on the new car. And thanks for all the advice. 🙂

  16. >Hello from Russia!
    Can I quote a post "No teme" in your blog with the link to you?

  17. thesydneygirl Reply

    >dear anonymous from russia 🙂
    i'm sorry i didn't understand what you meant x

  18. vitaMinn style Reply

    >What an inspiring post! Congratulations on your hardwork and patience and most importantly, "belief", it sure did pay off!

    Now I'm so intrigued to read "The Secret" book. All friends of mine whose read it really recommend it.

    Wish you could post more pics of the Peugeot beauty! 😉

  19. >That's awesome! definitely a great life to live by, Im very happy for you!

  20. thefatandskinnyonfashion Reply

    >I hope you have a great week too! I have been trying to make a board with all of my goals on it forever. You are so inspirational.

  21. >This is a great post. I quite enjoyed it. You definitely filled it with some good points and insights. I'm glad that things are going so well for you. Take care.

  22. The Haute-Shopper Reply

    >A very inspirational post! I agree that this method works amazingly well and I'm glad you got such a great car when you needed it! My guy is actually really good at it as well… it's almost scary. Once he was in the UK and realized he'd need 50 EUR the next day because he was flying in to Germany and needed the money for the cab fare. He really didn't want to take out more money and then… guess what? He found a 50 EUR note on the steet… in London. And this happens to him all the time (with cash mostly).

    Hope you feel better by the way. I was ill the whole of last week and had to stay home, but thankfully these things go away at some point!

  23. >What a lovely post! Our little fam is going through some challenges right now. Prayers and visualization are just what we need!

  24. >Lol.. cute pictures, i am also planning to visit sydney in december. i need an advice is december the right month to visit sydney because i have heard that winter and summer season are very different in australia than rest of the world.

  25. Valencia Lia Reply

    >Re:Ohhhhhh,I'm a great cockroach killer! ahahaha

    and awww,your sweet comments all the time. Thanks girl,you make me smile everyday:)

    love love love you !! mwa big hugsssss

  26. >i looove this! thaaaank you! i totally agree with everything youre saying and this is very inspiring…
    if you dont mind me asking, what do you do for a living that you loooove sooo much???

  27. >i looove this! thaaaank you! i totally agree with everything youre saying and this is very inspiring…
    if you dont mind me asking, what do you do for a living that you loooove sooo much???

  28. Niviarsiaq Reply

    >this post was very interesting to read! I will have to try that method sometime. that's such a great story! -And might I add a very cute picture too 🙂


    >Very interesting indeed! I might just tryu this. It doesnt sound so lame coming from you!

  30. >Great post, hun!

    I love the story of how you got your car, it's wonderful how life turns out sometimes! Being happy is really my goal in life too:)

    Stay sweet dear!


  31. >oh lucky! im on a search for a convertable as we speak and funnily enough it is also a peugeot xxxxxxxx

  32. >LOVE THIS darling
    thanks for sharing
    and thanks for the sweet comments

    check out my blog @

  33. Johanna - MyShoebox.se Reply

    >That sounds like a really good way to live 🙂

    I´m doing great, I like everything I do right now, everything´s just going my way 🙂


  34. Fashion Cappuccino Reply

    >Hey Joelyn!! I love reading your post…it definitely makes me want to pursue my goals and be positive. I feel really inspired by your story! xoxxooxxoo

  35. twocoathangers Reply

    >wow 🙂 that's so great. I know a few people who live by these 'laws' aswell.. and it's worked for all of them! I think it's time for me to jump on board 🙂

  36. Valeriesoh Reply

    >darling… you are awesome!!!

    love that little story… it's super cute!! thanks for sharing that positive message. super inspirational… love it!!!

    I can't wait for my packatge!!!!

  37. >amazing mood lifting post honey. thank you for sharing this!!!!

  38. >To be honest, I just came back here to reread this last post. Great way to start tomorrow!

  39. Angie Karan Reply

    >My dearest Joelyne, i feel honoured to be a part of this blog my dear girl 🙂 and makes me happy i was able to inspire and motivate you in something so close to your heart and made your dream possible and then to coming true for you. I hope you continue to be inspired always, and believe in something you set your mind on, as i believe, for belief and motivation are one of many keys to a joyful way of living. I thank you for including me in this and for sharing it 🙂 Luv u?

  40. Kata Wagner Berg Reply

    >I like to read blogs where I got positive energy from! Thx to share you story!
    Now I have to decorate my wall 🙂
    Have a nice weekend beauty!

  41. Vintage Me New You Reply

    >Hello dear,
    this post really boost my energy for today, it was so nice of you to share this with us:)
    Have a lovely weekend.


  42. >Excellent post. It's important for people to hear about someone setting their goals and working hard to achieve them. Success doesn't come easy. Again, excellent post.

  43. >I love this post. Your so beautiful and sweet. Thanks for sharing. I love those cars too.

  44. >Being happy is the most important thing in life I think 🙂 What is your job ?

  45. New York's Mistress Reply

    >I think this is great! I'm a firm believe in this.

    Keep writing and be sure to check out the NY Mistress Blog.

  46. TheBeautyFile Reply

    >Love your attitude! It's amazing what the power of positive thoughts can do!

  47. What a great post! Thank you for inspiring me. Please continue to share on you blog, I love reading it so much! 🙂

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