“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” ~ Christian D. Larson
It is a good idea to remind yourself from time to time that finding your dream job is not a precise science. You may fail a few times; you may lose your compass and confuse priorities. You may even feel alone and completely exhausted. If it happens, allow yourself to pause and regroup. Learn from your mistakes but don’t despair. Persevere by the strength of your conviction and maintain focus on your vision.
One of the most important achievement habits and ingredients of success is to always celebrate your wins, because what you focus on expands! When you focus on what works, on your achievements (regardless how small they may be), you give energy and power to your successes instead of your mistakes. You get on a ‘success vibration’ and your success grows!
I invite you now to practice making some adjustments to the words and phrases you use in your thinking and speaking that can dramatically affect results as you move from being confused to self-reliant:
I need to I will
It’s hard I can do it
I don’t know how I’ll figure it out
I don’t have time I’ll make time for it
The old adage, “It’s not what you know but who you know that matters,” often holds true in life. You may have doors open for you just by association with the ‘right people’ and pertinent organizations. This happens when you publish articles in relevant magazines, newspapers or blogs; join professional associations; and share photographs of yourself with well-known professionals in your field on your website.
Establish accounts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets. Your membership in professional associations helps you build your credentials and create a professional network.
Surround yourself and spend time with positive, smart and inspiring people. You will need to take action to find these people but it’s worth the effort. Don’t squander your dreams by being lazy, stubborn or cheap.
Sometimes doing everything yourself is not the best strategy if you feel you can accomplish more by seeking the advice and assistance of coaches, lawyers or others professionals.
Obviously, the Internet has an enormous amount of useful information. Spend some time browsing in your subjects of interest. You may also find and talk to people in your field – professionals who do what you are inspired to do.
Find experts in your field of interest and establish a connection with them. Attend their presentations, sign up for their programs, invite them to lunch or schedule a virtual meeting or informational interview.
You may even get the opportunity to observe top experts in your field live and in person! Obtaining advice from those who succeeded in their profession and in the kind of work you’re inspired to do is priceless.
If your current financial situation allows you to sign up for a specific seminar or program that you believe will provide the necessary skills and exposure to the right people, go ahead and invest in your career and yourself. I like to use shortcuts where appropriate, available and possible.
If you have an important message to convey, a service or product to offer, you must learn how to get exposure and promote them. In every professional field, every business or occupation, those who are good marketers and promoters, win.
It may not be comfortable or easy for you to promote yourself, your products and your services. Note that this false belief about being modest when it comes to self-promotion may be one of the biggest obstacles you face in your career.
Instead of criticizing those who are good at promoting their message and their offerings, learn how to become really good at this skill. Looking at others and comparing yourself to them will leave you envious and broke, both emotionally and financially. Instead, research all the possible ways that you can promote your service, product or message and get busy.
Waiting to be discovered and recognized, working hard and expecting to be noticed and promoted rarely works in real life. C’est la vie.
It’s not enough to be the best at what you do – you must learn how to let the world know that you are valuable, that your services and products will solve people’s problems and therefore, are important for them.
* Some of the text is taken from my International Bestseller book “A Shift toward Purpose” available on Amazon HERE
With Love and Gratitude,
Millen is a Wealth architect and Financial Independence Coach, entrepreneur, and a bestselling author. Being a Possibilities' Catalyst, she uses her intuition, business, and investment expertise to support entrepreneurial women (like you) who want to master their money, live their purpose achieve financial prosperity and freedom. With her physics and business education, corporate and entrepreneurial experience, money management know-how, mindfulness practices and transformational coaching skills, Millen has a unique ability to guide and support clients in achieving extraordinary success in their lives.