How my theme song helped me gross a half million in my business

Your theme song is meant to raise your energy, increase your mojo, and focus your mind so that you can make more money and create the life you want.

The year was 1998. I had just landed my dream contract as a brand new business owner of my boutique PR firm.

That contract was with a PR agency in Portland, OR – two hours north of Eugene, OR where I lived. My business was on contract through the PR agency to represent Microsoft’s Healthcare Vertical Industry to national media and industry analysts.

Each week I commuted two hours up and two hours back to work in the office one day a week.  The rest of the week I worked in our 400-square-foot studio behind our home.

Occasionally I stayed overnight in Portland.

One week I forgot my hair brush and comb.

Another week, I brought two different shoes.

I took this as a sign that I needed another option.

I came up with a plan.

I convinced my husband John that we buy a condo in Portland since we would eventually move there.  I started looking with a realtor and we were attracted to an up-and-coming-area in Portland called the Pearl District.

We decided to buy a two-bedroom condo in the Pearl District of Portland as an investment.

I created a plan that my business would pay a portion of the rent, and I’d get a roommate to pay a portion.

Our accountant said that I could claim this as a second residence.

We bought a two-bedroom condo on the 4th floor of this building facing a beautiful park.

One day on my drive up, I started singing the theme song to The Jefferson’s, which was one of the longest running sitcoms in the mid 70s to 80s.

The lyrics always put me in an upbeat mode and inspired me to move on up in whatever I’m trying to achieve.

Well, we’re movin’ on up (movin’ on up)
To the east side (movin’ on up)
To a deluxe apartment in the sky
Movin’ on up (movin’ on up)
To the east side
We finally got a piece of the pie….

I decided then and there that this was my theme song.

I felt motivated and empowered to move on up to the next level of income and lifestyle each time I heard it.

That theme song helped me not only build my PR business into a business that grossed a half million in it’s 4th year, but it inspired me to encourage John to invest in a condo in Portland.

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My theme song helped forge a new habit that programmed my subconscious to continuously help me move to the next level in my business and life.

I love this song so much that it’s become my life theme song.

I was 46 years old at the time I started my first business – the boutique PR firm.

I was 58 when I started my second business as a business coach and money/mindset mentor.

I was 64 when I became a certified yoga teacher.

Next year, I turn 65 and on my birthday I’ll self publish my first book and become an author.

My theme song helped me move up to new levels and achieve whatever I believe I can achieve.

If you believe you can do it and you take inspired action, you can do it.

You must take action to make it happen and understand that your progress is a journey. You have to start and be consistent and persevere because you’ll definitely face challenges that are part of life and business.

When Napoleon Hill published his book Think And Grow Rich in 1937,  people wanted to know how manifestation changes thought to reality.

People wanted to learn how the Law of Attraction actually works.

Here’s Hill’s formula:

Desire + Belief + Expectancy + Action = Manifestation

Any thought that passes through your brain is an energetic process, and that energy can be converted to a material form in the real world.

Habits are automatic – in fact 95% of your habits and behaviors are driven out of your conscious awareness by your subconscious mind.

An action only becomes automatic when you make it a routine – then it will become ingrained in your subconscious.

Habits are pathways in your brain that have been strengthened by repetition.  When you begin the process of creating a new habit, remember it takes time and practice – some say more than the usual 21 days but up to 30 or 60 days.

You can create a habit if you continue to remind yourself to repeat the action. This will help anchor the habit into a mental trigger.

Tony Robbins has mental triggers he uses every time he goes on stage. He has a habit of getting himself psychologically ready each time he performs one of his seminars. 

Robbins has a pre-speaking ritual that involves incantations, affirmations, and movement about 10 minutes prior to taking the stage.

His goal is to get his body “awake and alive.” He jumps up and down, spins around, fist pumps, stands with his arms outstretched, and even bounces on a trampoline.

How will you get in the zone?

Perhaps every Monday you listen to your theme song before you start the week. Every Monday at the same time. 

This trigger will help you visualize yourself as capable of achieving your goal.

When you play your theme song, feel the feelings in your body – notice your energy and if the song energizes you. See yourself as happy and having exactly what you want to have in your life or business.

This is how you attract what you want to you – the tone your energy emits is what the Universe will bring you.

You become a magnet that becomes a new identity as the kind of person who is capable of achieving what you want.

This is a way of bending time. You become your future self now;)

You must believe you can achieve your dream.

You must take action to make it happen and understand that progress is a journey and that you have to start so that you can get where you want to be. This is a growth mindset.

An action only becomes automatic when you make it a routine then it will become ingrained in your subconscious.

Habits are pathways in your brain that have been strengthened by repetition.

When you begin to forge a habit, it will actually take a lot of effort in order to make it a habit.

If you are not able to believe in yourself or go 100% after your goal, you will need to clear your mental clutter first – limiting beliefs, fear and stressful thoughts.

Movin’ on Up has helped me move on up and achieve whatever I believe I can achieve.  The sky is the limit if you believe you can do it.

Now it’s your turn to find your own theme song that raises your energy and state of mind to help you get more of what you want in life.

Here’s my Spotify motivational playlist to help you get started.

Let me know what you selected for your theme song.  If you liked this article and want more weekly actionable tips and trainings, sign up for more at

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