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LIFE is a highway, but the quality of the ride depends on the driver, says author Elisabeth Fayt.
All the horsepower in the world won't take you where you want to go if your attitude is the mental equivalent of a beat-up jalopy, in other words.
So if it feels like you're chugging down an empty road, Canada's abundance expert suggests it may be your outlook that needs a major tuneup.
"What we have in our lives is a reflection of our state of mind and our belief system," Fayt says. "If we want to transform our lives on the outside, it means a total transformation of the mind."
The key to a balanced and abundant life, she says, is consciously choosing it every day. Decide what you want, then tell the universe via your thoughts. Fayt calls it "pre-paving."
The Calgary-based international motivational speaker explains the process in her new book, Paving It Forward: 120 Pre-paves That Will Put You in the Passing Lane, a guide for "consciously choosing how you want to look, live and feel through every part of your day and every part of your life."
Fayt will give Winnipeggers a primer in pre-paving and otherwise using the universal law of attraction to manifest change in their lives this Saturday during a full-day Total Transformation workshop at the Park Theatre (698 Osborne St.).
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will also feature Daniel Gutierrez, a California-based motivational speaker and business consultant and author of Stepping Into Greatness: Success Is Up to You. Tickets are $99 and available at Park Theatre or through www.elisabethfayt.com.
"It'll be an all-inclusive, life-altering event," says Dan King, a former Winnipeg pro-wrestler turned events promoter who currently counts Deepak Chopra and Sylvia Brown among his clients.
King, 30, credits a personal awakening in 2003 with steering him toward his current mission: "Bringing the next era of inspirational icons to the masses." He'll make his own motivational speaking debut at Saturday's workshop, which also features musical performances from spiritual recording artist Anthony Burbidge.
"We're all spiritual beings on a physical journey," says King, "and when you can tap into the part of yourself, your soul, it has the power to create anything, including peace and harmony. If you ask me, there's not much more we need to create in the physical form."
Fayt, 45, knows a thing or two about manifesting in both realms. After 10 years as personal assistant to Canadian billionaire Ron Joyce (founder of Tim Hortons), she spent another decade studying with Indian mystics. She's the founder of RnR Wellness, a national chain of spas that offer in-room hotel service, and appears in the documentary The Opus (sequel to 2006's The Secret).
People spend more time choosing what they're going to wear in the morning, she says, than they do choosing how they will feel or what they will accomplish.
"Pre-paving is choosing everything you want to experience in your life -- from how much money to how much love."