When life has become fickle and unstable for a considerable amount of time you begin to wonder – God, what did I do to deserve this? You start to think back… way back, of all the times you could have done better, should have done better, and it is easy to slither down into the bottomless pit of depression. But, there is a much better approach to all the madness and despair. You possess a wonderful asset and it is right between your two ears. Your mind is a powerful tool so use it to your advantage. In times of panic and when you’re down and out – BE GRATEFUL!
I know you’re probably saying I don’t have anything to be grateful for, you do – you’re still breathing aren’t you? Unless your 6 ft. under there is something you can do about your situation. So snap out of it, change your perspective and you have already won half the battle – BE GRATEFUL! Once you have stopped the fireworks going off in your head and you are in a descent state of mind, then you will be ready to ask God Please Help Me Find a Job. Why? Because then you’ll be able to listen to your instructions.
A great exercise to help you to be more grateful is to start a journal. In your daily journal just dot down what you are grateful for everyday. This will instantly make you feel happier about your life and create an aura of positivity that will surround you. As you monitor your day-to-day events you will be inspired by new and exciting goals.
“What you are grateful for the Universe will provide you with more of it.”
How to Find a Job = Your Purpose
“Change” the Perfect Formula and the Affect Theory
The term “affect” in the philosophy of Baruch Spinoza; is the modification or variation produced in a body (mind included) by an interaction with another body which increases or diminishes the body’s power of activity. In Spinoza’s view, since God’s activity is infinite, any affection which increases the organism’s power of activity leads to greater perfection. Affects are transitional states or modes in that they are vital forces by which the organism strives to act against other forces which act on it and continually resists it or hold it in check. – Wikipedia.org/wiki/Affect
In plain terms – when you are dealing with the transitional state of change you must be aware of your power of choice. How you deal with your transitions either positively or negatively is what empowers you or defeats you. The circumstance is not your enemy you are who determines your power or defeat. Either you act upon your desire and appetite to change your circumstances for the betterment of you, or you feed into the pain and sorrow of your instability. Due to change a human being is able to grow. Change is good it can make you stronger, if it doesn’t kill you – it is truly all up to you.
While in a transitional period of change your decisions become more vital than ever before. Spending the majority of your energy and time on meaningless activities that does nothing to further your goals is only wasting your energy on someone else’s agenda. Embracing change, and not avoiding it, allow you to remain motivated and focused towards unexpected career opportunities that may become available to you. Change always proceeds before a difference in perception equaling success. Stay alert and always be ready!
“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” – Albert Einstein
Don’t React Be Pro-Active – Have a Game Plan
Most people don’t understand that complaining or having an excuse for why your circumstances are what they are is just another way of avoiding your present moment. Never allow the weak emotion of fear to get the best of you and determine your actions as to accept defeat. Where there is a will there is certainly a way. Re-assess and always maintain power over self. Our overall purpose as humans is to take hold over our creative power that is itching to be released if you have the guts to let it.
But, no system works effectively without balance and organization. You must have a plan to achieve any goals. It’s imperative that you learn to establish boundaries for your time and energy in order to achieve a work/life balance. Having a mentor in your life for guidance and support is always a good starting point when undergoing any new venture. Life is designed to be a continuing educational process. Learn from those who you admire and have proven themselves resourceful enough to show you the way. A leader never achieves anything on their own.
“You are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life.” – Anais Nin
Education is the Key to Success
In today’s modern and advanced society we all know that education can be a wonderful opportunity to improve our work skills. Although the percentage of students in college over the age of 25 has raised considerably in recent years, there are still too many adults pass the age of 35 who think themselves too busy to even consider the possibility and look upon education as more of a dream or permanent fixture on their “wish I could do” list. The reality is that you “can do” anything you put your efforts into. It’s all a matter of priorities and education should be a top priority for anyone who aspires to do better and achieve more at any age!
It’s very easy to adopt limited perception/limited thinking. Education provides an avenue to acquire specific skills and the opportunity for you to increase your salary. Time spent on education is never a waste. Time is not money – time equals opportunity, so regardless of your obligations, responsibilities, employment or lack thereof, remember to always take the time to keep on learning.
Don’t wait for opportunity to knock at your door, choose career satisfaction and MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Avoid Career Mistakes & Maximize Your Career Happiness – Be Future Minded
It is possible for whatever line of work you are in to fulfill your purpose in life instead of living paycheck to paycheck. Imagine if more people rather than not were satisfied and enjoyed their career. I believe most people would love to welcome that opportunity but don’t know how to even begin to make that change. The journey to career bliss requires a change in perception and expectations. The human being needs to be happy to live a rewarding and successful life. Being rich is not a necessity or requirement – although it is nice! But in reality to live a happy balanced life, your attitude and emotional well-being at your job should mirror your feelings outside of work and both should be a healthy environment.
Knowing yourself thoroughly and gaining confidence in yourself is a powerful tool that assists you to manifest your desired outcomes. I am not talking about being arrogant or even having a warp view of yourself that is not based on truth. I mean analyzing your past experiences, culture and family and truly being familiar with what you are made of and why you have certain habits and disposition traits. Your past influences your reality and decisions and your success in life is often formed by your culture. But the “Good News” and key to life is to know that you can reprogram your perception to achieve your desired reality.
In Positive Psychology there are 3 components of happiness: Enjoyment, Engagement and Meaning. Unlike traditional psychology, which concentrates on studying psychological disorders and their negative effects, the new study of Positive Psychology emphasizes the capacity of mental wellness and the positive qualities attributed to having joy. If the stress of your job environment or lack thereof gives you no joy or you do not feel proud of yourself, think back on a time when you were. Determine what specific qualities you emanated and begin to demonstrate those qualities once again. Reminding yourself of your internal path and spiritual needs is called Positive Psychology Intervention.
Never allow fear to paralyze you. You will never be able to improve your situation without making wise conscious decisions and taking action. Make sure to assume full control over your career change process in order to increase your level of happiness and satisfaction. You must be committed to being happy so don’t despair if things get worse before they get better. Remember it is just part of the process. Nothing in life is forever and if you truly understand that concept then you will take a healthy approach to your job(s) and view your position as a possible temporary assignment in life. Change does not have to represent loss you could choose to have it represent promotion. You never find career bliss you CHOOSE career bliss!
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.” – Albert Schweitzer
Follow Your Passion & Start Your Own Business – Work From Home
Most successful people are resilient and are able to bounce back after a job loss. Yeah, sure you see them while they are on top of the mountain but, you don’t realize that for most, it took a bunch of tries and a whole lot of work to get there. To be a successful entrepreneur it is a must that you possess the skills that have been previously discussed in this article.
1) Know thy self
2) Be confident
3) Have a plan
4) Have a positive attitude/self motivator
5) No Fear
6) Allow others to help you
7) Be grateful that you know how to pray!
When you own your own business you must learn to schedule your time wisely and as well take breaks in order to maximize your efficiency. To be an entrepreneur, independent contractor, self-motivator, then you must be a creative individual. You have to be a thinker to be a leader and unfortunately creativity cannot be rushed. So take your well deserved breaks from time to time to ease the mind and refresh your thoughts.
To excel in business you NEED:
- Strong belief
- Product knowledge
- Leadership skills
Those qualities are what it will take for you to continue to press on as you make mistakes, face adversaries, make mistakes, become confused, make mistakes, hit dead ends and make mistakes as you crawl your way to success. But it will be all worth it as the view from the top is beautiful. Remember to much is given much is expected.
With the new opportunities available to us all via the internet there is no excuse for the go getter to not go get. There is a plethora of information, training and resources you can get your hands on as you dive into the internet sphere. It will take much work but it is doable. The word for the day is research, research, research. Remember to keep realistic expectations as you venture on the journey of entrepreneurship, knowing that all good things take time.
NO GUTS NO GLORY!
“To play it safe is not to play!” – Robert Altman
“Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” – Joseph Campbell
The god of Money – Recognition, Status and Salary
Traditionally people working in education, government, large corporations or health care receive top-tier benefits compared to others. That is usually what discourages workers from branching out on their own and transitioning from employee to business owners. The biggest scares for entrepreneurs are salary, benefits and prestige. God is so gracious that he has designed life in such a way that as you enter the space of glory you have to check your ego at the door. Unfortunately once we have arrived, we stiff neck people have a way of finding our egos once more. Once again this is when it’s good to have a solid realistic view of what your needs are and what you require to live a happy existence. Again, if you want to make it to career freedom and govern your own path your way it takes much sacrifice. If you choose to start your own business you will have to forget about caring if others admire your decision or not and be prepared if others mock you due to the possible lack of instant success. You may also undergo financial struggles until you get yourself off the ground. But not to worry, people have a way of getting instant amnesia once you become successful and will swear to it that they supported you all the while long. During your struggles and fight towards career freedom all that matters is what you think of yourself, and how you encourage yourself. Are you proud of yourself? What are your views about yourself? Your view about you is the most important view of all.
If you have your sights on being a top employee then make sure that you clearly think about what benefits are most important to you and your family. Make sure to thoroughly research your employer’s policies and know all the benefits that you could be eligible for. Access all of your needs. Are you looking for paid vacation time, coveted parking space, flexible working hours, health insurance, sick leave, tuition reimbursement, telecommute, dental, 401K? There are many options and you need to be well aware of all the benefits that you can have. Also be aware that terms of your jobs perks can always be re-negotiated at a later time.
“Don’t set compensation as a goal. Find work you like and the compensation will follow.” – Harding Lawrence
Try the Volunteering Approach
I know it seems odd to think you could land a job while volunteering at your favorite charity or community shelter but just hear me out. The act of volunteering carries many wonderful opportunities that you may have not even thought to explore. Number one being that you would be doing an activity that would be extremely rewarding, while you volunteer you are also acquiring new skills that can be an impressive addition to your resume that any prospect employer you might have in mind would respect. You also should never rule out the fact that if you do good enough work, you may be a candidate that the organization may consider to add-on as a salary employee. You could also think about doing missionary work that would require you to travel internationally. Your salary does not determine your worth and does not indicate your value to the world. There are opportunities all around you all it takes is to see them is a different perspective.
When success finally begins to manifest in your life don’t make this critical mistake:
And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto they fathers, as it is this day. And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish. Deuteronomy 8:17-19