Dream Job: How to Manifest Yours in 5 Easy Steps
The truth is, wanted my “dream job” but didn’t know where to start.
I vividly remember the misery I felt going into a soul-sucking, low-paying job several years ago. I was miserable beyond belief and completely sick and tired of feeling as if I was stuck in an endless rat race of an unfulfilling and mediocre job. Around this time in my life, other things began to fall apart as well.
My finances were also in shambles and I knew that it was time for me to take charge of my destiny and make the necessary changes to improve my future.
1. Dream Job Basics: Mindset Before Magic
Around this time, I began reading The Secret and that truly made all the difference in my mindset, outlook and approach to life.
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By reading The Secret, I learned that in order to manifest anything at all in life one must know and believe that Thoughts Are Things!
Actually, whether you believe it or not, it’s true.
Let that sink in!
Any and everything we’ve ever achieved in our lives has at some point been a by-product of what we’ve thought in the past.
In order to manifest your dream job, you simply have to decide exactly what you want and then begin to move in that direction.
Here’s what I did to go from earning below $30k per year at a job where I cried every week to nearly doubling my salary within 8 months of really practicing the Law of Attraction.
Had I known the power of being consistent and laser-focused, I truly believe I could’ve asked and earned more in a much shorter amount of time.
No matter what you do in life, your mindset must arrive in the place you desire before your physical body ever will!
This may be a tough pill to swallow but it’s 100% facts. Without first believing that you deserve better or that you’re capable of achieving more, you’ll never arrive.
To create a “can-do” attitude and changed mindset, I spoke life into myself daily. I uplifted myself in prayer and meditation and took inventory of the best qualities of myself. I then determined what I wanted to do and why I’d be the best person for the job.
Be Grateful for What You Already Have
One of the biggest mindset shifts you’ll need to have is moving into a state of gratitude. It’s important that you show gratitude for where you are currently in your career. I began to do this by creating a gratitude journal and by giving thanks out loud on a consistent basis.
This allowed me to reflect on the fact that I was already employed and I had opportunities to grow where I was already planted.
Have Faith in the Possibilities
Another mindset shift involves deciding to have faith that your circumstances can change.
Faith is not always easy to have, but necessary to develop so that you’ll continue to move towards your hearts desires.
One way we can develop faith is to look at the success of those who’ve gone before us and have achieved the goals we wish to achieve as well.
When you move into a state of faith that your dreams will come true, you’re actually moving into a mindset of receiving. Stay there, this is exactly where you need to be!
2. Decide What Career You Want
Deciding exactly what your dream job looks like may sound extremely basic, but you’d be surprised at how many times people say they’re unclear on exactly what they want to do in life.
Some don’t have a clue about their dream jobs or passions yet are always looking for a new but vague opportunity that they hope will make them happy.
In some ways, that was me. I feel as if I’ve always been destined to be a writer in some capacity but at the time I couldn’t see how this could be lucrative for me. Instead, I pushed my true passions down and moved into more “practical” and “safe” career options.
If you at least have a general idea or a high-level understanding of what you’d like to do you’re already ahead of the game!
Now you need to get crystal clear on the duties and educational requirements needed for your dream career. Find or create a road map on how to navigate from where you are to where you want to be.
Research was instrumental in deciding what I wanted to do as a new career outside of my then general customer service role. Although I had a college degree, I really had no real-world experience in the degree in which I’d graduated with.
When I graduated in 2008, the United States was in the midst of a recession and I begrudgingly took what I could get.
When I finally got serious about my future, I had no desire to work in the field I’d studied in undergrad. Go figure!
I then took inventory of myself and the things I loved to do as well as the type environment I wanted to work in.
Ask yourself, are you interested in a career where travel is mandatory or frequent? Do you desire an office setting or would you rather work from home? Are you someone who likes to work outdoors or do you desire to work around children?
Drill down into your personality and be honest about the things that make you happy! If you have a difficult time doing this, ask friends and family what they see in you as far as strengths and areas of opportunity. Think about your passions in life and and the things that made you happy as a child.
Be honest with yourself and understand that you don’t have to settle for anything you don’t want.
If a passion requires you to expand your knowledge or grow as a person in different areas of your life, don’t shy away. Embrace the opportunity to grow. And remember, for now this is only a brainstorming activity.
It’s important that you move into a career path where you use your talents and you thrive as a person.
Getting specific about your career may take days, weeks or longer. However this first step is crucial to your success in manifesting your dream opportunity.
Have fun with it but take it serious too!
3. Write Your Vision – Make it Plain
If you’ve never created a vision board you should give it a try at least once. It’s fun, therapeutic and helps bring your overall vision to life in pictures and deadlines.
Tips for a creating a powerful vision board:
- Use pictures from magazines to create a vivid collage of your future.
- Add 3, 6, 9 and 12 month deadlines to add a timeline to flow towards and to create a sense of urgency.
- Put your vision board somewhere you can view it in the morning when you first wake up and when you go to sleep. I prefer my bedroom for easy access.
- Create a vision board that sparks joy and excitement when you look at it.
- Add powerful quotes to your board.
- Consider different segments for your board: career, health and wellness, spiritual, family, personal etc.
4. Claim the Career You Want
Now that you’ve decide what career you want, it’s time for you to speak as if you’ve already manifested your dream job.
Once I decided what career path I wanted to follow, I began to use powerful “I am” statements.
I boldly declared my new dream job title and earnings as if those things were already true.
I’d say aloud to myself, “I am a Human Resource professional and I earn $XYZ per year. I love what I do and I work for company xyz”. I wish I’d asked for more and I wish I wish I was more specific when I first started affirming!
I didn’t realize how powerful the Law of Attraction really wats and I definitely shortchanged myself!
I became completely obsessed with declaring my new title and earnings. I’d speak my desires as if they already were.
Whether I was in the car or the shower, speaking my new reality became top priority.
5. Move Towards the Direction of Your Dreams
It’s time to take bold action into the direction of your dreams. Whether that means signing up for classes to learn new skills or reaching out to others in the field you’re interested in for advice.
It’s time to be bold and relentless in achieving your dreams.
Here are a few things I did that helped me to land my dream job:
- Envisioned myself in the role and doing well.
- Told others that I was looking for a career change.
- Updated my LinkedIn profile.
- Reached out to recruiters on LinkedIn regarding potential opportunities.
- Paid someone to create a professional resume and cover letter for me.
- Applied to job postings daily as soon as I saw jobs were posted.
- Asked others in the field how they moved into the field of expertise.
- Worked diligently to maintain a positive attitude about my desires.
I was truly able to manifest a career that I loved by implementing the steps above. I hope that you too can manifest your dream opportunity too.
My only regret is that I didn’t start sooner and that I didn’t ask for more money for the work I said I wanted to do.
Had I known how incredibly powerful the Law of Attraction was, I would’ve asked for bigger and bolder career opportunities!
So tell me….what tips do you have for manifesting a dream of your own? We’d love to hear from you!