5 sure-fire ways to find your ideal job
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Posted by: Barbara Francella
By Tricia Molloy
for a new job can be one of the most challenging and emotional experiences of
your life. But when you capitalize on the power of your subconscious mind and
use universal principles — like affirmations and gratitude — you will have the
clarity, confidence and commitment you need to succeed.
By following these five strategies, you’ll gain
a competitive edge to find a job that’s right for you.
Clean out the clutter. New
opportunities and helpful people can’t reach you if physical and
emotional clutter is in the way. The universe abhors a
vacuum. When you clear out the clutter (old email and paperwork, resentment against your last employer for letting you go), you create space for new and better things.
Raise your energy level. Looking for a job often creates fear and doubt, and that can lead to negative
energy. We vibrate at different levels
at different times. We have different feelings, emotions and attitudes. Our energy attracts similar energy like a magnet. When we feel good
and operate from a place of love and trust, we vibrate at a high level
and attract people and circumstances at that same positive level.
"Unleash your goals: Ask ‘why’ before ‘how’”
and maintain positive vibration by taking care of yourself. Eat healthy,
exercise, spend time with positive people, enjoy nature, find reasons to laugh,
enjoy a hobby, and practice random (or not so random)acts of kindness.
Affirm success. Studies show we talk to ourselves
about 10,000 times a day and 80 percent of that talk is negative. That’s
because we’re programed to protect ourselves against worst-case scenarios. Be
aware of what you’re saying to yourself when you wake each morning, before
making phone calls, at networking events and as you prepare for interviews.
Keep it positive, in the present and brief.
using affirmations like these: "I attract ideal job opportunities today.” "I am
guided to make smart job search choices.” "I have all the skills and abilities
to be a valuable asset to this company.” "I am the greatest [fill in your
profession].” Write your affirmations down, post them, say them with a smile
and share them with others.
Visualize. Every top athlete has harnessed the
power of visualization. The runner sees herself breaking through the tape at
the end of the race; a golfer sees the hole in one.
you visualize about your job search? Perhaps it’s making the best impression
during a job interview. Or, you might visualize yourself working at your ideal
job. A picture is worth a thousand words but it takes more than just seeing to
get the results.
Visualization is a continuous three-step process that
connects you with your subconscious mind. To give it the power you need to
succeed, engage all your senses. What do you hear, smell, feel and taste? Think about the positive emotions -- happiness, pride, even relief -- you would feel if your goal was a reality. Consider creating a "vision board" to accelerate the
visualization process.Commit to seeing your goals as "real”
and they soon will be.
Express thanks. Though your main focus may be that you don’t have a
job, there are many other positive things you do have. A few nights a
week, write in a gratitude journal. Include your good
health, family, friends, skills and experience. Commit to include at least one
original entry each time, like those two promising interviews ahead.
By being aware of what’s going right in your
job search, you increase the flow of more good things. Writing in your journal
at night will also help you get a good night’s sleep and be at your best the
next day. Remember to take the time to thank those who are helping you on this
journey. Emails are acceptable but a phone call or hand-written note is better.
you’re looking for a job or choose to excel at the job you have, these five
strategies will support your success.
Tricia Molloy is a corporate leadership speaker
and the author of Working with Wisdom. She works to inspire
professionals to be more positive and productive through keynote speeches and employee development
talks, workshops and webinars.
expressed in signed blogs are those of the authors and do not
necessarily reflect the opinions of the Network of Executive Women or its
Officers, Board members and sponsors.
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