Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)
How do we attain barakah (blessings) in our time?
Ask Allah for this, have conviction and resolve in your affairs, do not be lazy and do not procrastinate. Truly seek assistance from Allah and rid yourself of the illusion of possessing any power or strength. Strive to engage in that which is beneficial and that which helps you to focus upon Allah. Striving at the beginning of the path will lead to witnessing at the end of the path. That which tires you at the beginning will bring ease at the end.