In today’s job market, it can seem tough to find ANY job, let alone one you love. Unless, of course, you use the leverage of the Universe, by taking an energy-based approach. Today’s post will show you how to determine what kind you job you actually want, and give you concrete methods for how to conduct an LOA based job search. Watch the video below to get all the goodness!
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Awesome Dudette’s Burning Question:
“I’m in the process of reading your book, which is great, but I felt inspired to search your blog for career articles/advice. I have been applying to jobs that I believe will be a good fit (although as some of them get filled I realize that I’m actually not all that excited about the job description), and I have yet to get a call for one interview even though I know I’d be great at the job and also have a pretty good resume and cover letter, in my opinion. I’m searching for jobs at colleges and universities, and I only want to look within a certain area because I want to be close to home. I’m using this as a reason for why I can’t find more jobs (even though I shouldn’t). I have read your articles about loving your sucky job, but what about when the job search isn’t going as planned?”
Well Awesome Dudette, the clue is, as usual, in your question. You’re doing too much planning and not enough feeling. Remember this isn’t an intellectual journey; it’s an emotional one. When you say that you are applying for jobs that you think you’d be good for, but that you’re really not that excited about, this is at the crux of the issue. Why aren’t you applying for jobs that you are excited about? Why aren’t you spending some time getting excited before even going on a job search? It’s so much easier to do it that way. Remember that the progression of manifestation is 5 stages. This is something that I talk about in my book, so I’m just going to review it very quickly here.
The 5 stages of manifestation
Stage 1 is Focus, and you don’t really know where you are focusing unless you get some feedback. For example, when you put a laser point against the wall and you don’t really know where you’re pointing it until you see the little red dot.
Stage 2 is Emotion and that’s your first feedback. This is why we’re always working with emotion and when you generate the emotion you want, that means you’re lining up with the frequency of the manifestation that you want. If the emotion is something other than that, you’re lining up with the frequency of something you don’t want.
Stage 3 is Thoughts, Memories and Ideas (yep, those aremanifestations, too). When a thought pops into your head that feels a certain way, that lets you know that this is what you are lining up with – something that feels like that.
Stage 4 is Synchronicities, which are small, easy to miss and dismiss manifestations that are usually only meaningful to you and nobody else. For example, a song on the radio, or a snippet of a conversation that you’ve overheard. All of these different stages are there to amplify the emotion.
Stage 5 is where you get the big physical manifestations and that’s also where action lives. I always say: if you are trying to change your reality via action, it’s a little bit like trying to get healthy by putting vitamins in your poop. It’s too late in the process; it’s too late in the progression.
How your mind can get in the way
What you want to do first of all is to start to focus on something, anything – it doesn’t have to be job related, that actually gets you excited. Then start to visualize what you want your job environment to feel like, what you want your daily activities to feel like. At this point your mind is going to want to try and fill in the details and figure out what that exactly has to look like, i.e. the job description. Don’t fall into that trap. You’ll want to focus on generating the emotional state, so don’t let your mind jump in there to try and fill in the gaps. As you then get that procession going, manifestations will come in, but you want to watch out for your expectations because if your expectations are too specific, in other words, “It has to be in THIS industry”, or “It has to have THIS job description”, then you are limiting what you are able to manifest.
Manifestations are going to want to come in that match the progression you’ve started, and you’re not going to recognize them, because they are not going to fit that very specific expectation that you’ve got. Look for things that feel the way you want them to feel and then trust them. Trust those manifestations, because that’s the path opening up. Often times, your mind doesn’t have the capability to actually come up with these exact job descriptions that are amazing for you. You are not going to want to miss them, if they don’t look the way that you might think they should, or you might expect them to look. You want to be open to all possibilities.
This does not mean that you have to be open to jobs that are far away, because if that’s one of the criteria that you want, then that’s ok. You get to have what you want. Envision jobs that are close to home, where there’s not much of a commute, because a job close to home generates a certain feeling in you. Also think about things that get you really excited. If you have to switch to a different topic to get that excitement going, that’s also ok, because it doesn’t matter what you focus on. You do not have to decide, “Hey universe, I need this job description, so I’m going to focus on this job description until I get it.” Focus on things that feel the way that you want to feel and the universe will surprise you with what it can bring you that feels like that.
Your job is waiting for you. The reason that you’ve not been successful at getting the job is because you are limiting the possibilities of what kind of jobs you are looking for. You’re falling into the biggest trap when it comes to The Law of Attraction work; you’re trying to make it happen. And you’re not even trying to make something exciting happen… So, what the hell?!
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Huge happy shiny puppy hugs to all of you, and see you next time.