I will never forget the day back in 2010 when I got the call. “Hi! It’s Iyanla. I got my Magical Toolkit and I want my 15 minutes!”

It couldn’t be! Why, just 2 weeks before I had been trying to find out what had happened to her. And now, listening to my voicemail, I was thinking, is this really her?

So I rushed to my computer to find her info and saw the opt in from “Iya Bandele.” Oh well, just a sign of land. Or that’s what I thought.

Let me backup for a minute. You see, back in the Spring of 2010 a couple of things were going on with me. For one, I had recently attended a law of attraction retreat where I got clear that, “I want to uplift and empower millions of people to transform the world.” At first I felt helpless to have such a significant impact. I mean, I only had 6 registrations to my upcoming class. How could I impact millions?

At that same time, I was interviewing successful entrepreneurs for a book on manifesting breakthroughs. I wanted to interview Iyanla Vanzant who used to be known as The Guru From the Hood back in the late 90s when she had a spot alongside Suzi Orman and Dr. Phil on the Oprah show. But she had left that show long ago and nobody had heard from Iyanla in years. I asked around if anyone knew how to connect with Iyanla but nobody had any good suggestions.

Then two weeks later I got that voicemail. So Iyanla and I got together to discuss her Attraction Plan and I didn’t even know it was her until we’d been talking over an hour and I looked at her website to see she was selling her own books, of course. This is how it went down.

“Oh, you’re selling Iyanla Vanzant books?” I said, still clueless.

“Yes,” she said calmly.

“Well, I’m a big fan. I think ‘In the Meantime’ is the best book ever written on relationships.”

“Why, thank you.”


“Is that you?” I said weakly.

“Yes, but I used my married name. You wouldn’t have known.”

Yeah, and she also called herself an EFT life coach instead of a 5-time NYT best selling author and TV show host.

“Well, Iyanla, if I’d known it was you I would have been a lot less informal.”

“Oh, Julia, don’t worry about it. I learned not to walk on water, it’s bad for my Jimmy Choo’s”

We had a good laugh and then I learned why we hadn’t heard from her in so many years. At that time she was recovering from so much loss that it’s amazing she survived: First she had left the Oprah Show for a show on Barbara Walter’s network, only to lose that contract plus a book deal when they ignored her vision. Then her daughter got cancer and after Iyanla spent her fortune in attempts to heal her daughter, her daughter passed away. After that Iyanla’s husband and love of her entire life (who In the Meantime was written about) left her via email. She lost her house. Then she nearly lost her life to suicide.

When we met she was working on a book about her ordeal and doing her best to get back into full alignment with her vision and her ability to transform the lives of millions. Though it took a number of months to actually get rolling, we started working on the website for her non-profit Inner Visions World Wide. I could see my Attraction Plan coming true.

Back in 2010, Iyanla had not spoken with Oprah since she left that show a decade before. As we worked together on her website, we kept revisiting her Attraction Plan. What was most important to Iyanla was her vision to help people gain peace, to transform their lives. In the past, some powerful people had thrown her off course from her vision but that was no longer going to happen.

I’ll never forget the day that Iyanla called me to say that Oprah invited her to be interviewed on her show about the new book Peace from Broken Pieces. It was February 2011 and we needed to get the Inner Visions website up and “Oprah Ready” in 2 weeks.

“Wow, the Oprah Show. That’s what you wanted!” I was elated!

“Well,” she replied, rather calmly, “we decided this was the best way to get our vision to the most people.”

When the show came, I was actually on the phone with Iyanla talking about what happened behind the scenes. What was clear to me on that day was that both of our Attraction Plans had come true.

Now Iyanla has her own show and apparently rescued the OWN network from it’s financial woes. Oprah is sure happy that Iyanla attracted her! In a way, Oprah owes me (LOL)

Amazing things can happen when you focus on what’s most important to you, your vision, and work your Attraction Plan to come into alignment with the future that is waiting for you.

I will be sharing the same powerful Attraction Plan I used with Iyanla at my upcoming afternoon retreat, Manifest Clients Now: How to Use the Power of Universal Laws to Grow Your Business Fast. We’re getting together online on Wednesday, August 23rd at Noon – 5 PM Pacific

This event and library of tools will support you to:

1. CLEAR PAST BLOCKS that have kept you from financial abundance.

2. Experience how to use the UNIVERSAL LAWS OF MANIFESTING to grow your business

3. Discover 6 MAGICAL QUESTIONS that 10’s of thousands of people around the world have used to attract perfect customers quickly… often within 48 hours.

4. Explore INTUITION-BUILDING PRACTICES that eliminate the need to follow others.

5. Learn the same simple steps I’ve used to attract perfect clients who brought me OVER $2 MILLION IN REVENUE, just by being myself.

6. Discover a new paradigm for Magical Marketing that is FUN, FULFILLING & SUSTAINABLE for you.


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