Have you ever wondered how some people manifest dream jobs or careers? More importantly, have you ever wondered how to manifest your dream job? I too wanted to find my own “dream job” or career but didn’t know where to start.
There are vivid memories of the misery I felt going into a dissatisfying and low-paying job many years ago. I was miserable and tired of feeling stuck in an unfulfilling job.
My finances were also in shambles and I knew that it was time for me to take charge of my destiny and make changes to improve my future.
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How to Manifest Your Dream Job Basics: Mindset Before Magic
Before we jump into the 5 ways of how to manifest your dream job, I want to share the book that opened my mind to the possibility of creating a better opportunity for myself. Around the time I started to gravitate towards change, I read the book, The Secret.
I’d originally learned of the book at some point in my life on the talk show, Oprah. At that time, I didn’t think too much of it nor did I make an effort to read it or to watch the movie. I’m not sure how or why it came back across my path at that time, but I’m certainly glad I took the opportunity to read it years later.
By reading The Secret, I learned that in order to manifest anything 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 or find your dream job, you simply have to decide exactly what you want and then begin to move in that direction.
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 that I desired at the time.
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1. Be Grateful for What You Already Have and Have Faith
One of the biggest mindset shifts you’ll need in order to manifest your own dream job is to begin to move 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.
As I update this post in 2022, I want to say that it’s easy to get out of this habit…but don’t! When things are tough at your “dream job” or any other area in your life, take inventory and give thanks for everything anyway. Ask yourself, what can I learn from this challenging experience? How can I grow from this?
Have Faith in the Possibilities of Manifesting Your Dreams
Another mindset shift involves deciding to have faith that your circumstances can change and that you can, in fact, manifest your dream job.
Faith is not always easy to have, but necessary so that you’ll continue to move towards your 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.
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 on the Dream Job You Want
Deciding exactly what your dream job looks like may sound elementary, but you’d be surprised at how many times jobseekers say they’re unclear on exactly what they want to do in life.
Aren’t you tired of applying for and taking on vague opportunities only hoping you’ll be happy?
As a recruiter, I come across resumes quite often of those who in no way meet any of the requirements for a role they’ve applied to nor have they taken any steps (i.e. education, apprenticeship) to gain the necessary knowledge to perform in the role.
How can you manifest your dream job if you don’t even take the time to take inventory of yourself and then deciding what you want to do?
In some ways, that was me. I always felt 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 have a general idea 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 thrive.
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 housing crisis and I took what I (thought) I could get at the time. I basically went for the low hanging fruit so to speak. Instead, I should have still reached for the stars despite what was going on in the world around me.
When I finally got serious about my future, I had little 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 this is difficult, 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, take action! 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.
When you start to manifest your dream job, 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. This step is essential in helping you to discover and then manifest your dream job.
You can also try journaling if vision boards don’t interest you. Whatever you decide, write your goals and look at your goals often as a reminder of the promise you’ve made to yourself to go after your dreams.
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 and visibility.
- 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. Affirm Your Desires
Now that you’ve decided 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. And yes, it seems silly until it works!
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. The work I do is satisfying and fulfilling”. At the time, 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 actionable steps I incorporated 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 love 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.
So tell me….what tips do you have for manifesting a dream of your own? We’d love to hear from you!