How to attract work that you love
I wish I could tell you that there is a standard recipe for pursuing the work that you love, things would be so much easier! This isn’t the case because you are unique and what works for someone else may not work for you.
However, there are a few principles, that, if followed closely, will help you get you what you want faster and easier whatever your specific situation may be. They are easy to do and effective if you practice them consciously.
Appreciate where you are now
The present moment is your foundation for everything you want to build in your life. After all, the future is nothing more than a series of ‘nows’. If you love and appreciate what you have now – yourself, your skills, your experiences, chances are that no matter which direction you go in the future, you will be a magnet for more of what makes you feel love and appreciation. This can be work opportunities, people and life experiences.
When you appreciate where you are now, you’re at peace, you have positive energy to put into your side-projects, your passions and into taking those actions that will bring the work you love into your reality.
If you have a job you don’t like, you probably know that the more you complain about it, the heavier your energy gets and the more tired you feel and less motivated you become. So, if appreciating where you are sounds hard, try at least to just stop yourself when you feel like complaining about it. Instead, change the subject to something that works well in your life or meditate as soon as you get the chance.
Practice the feeling of doing work that you love
Some will tell you that in order to attract something you want, it’s very important to know what that is in as much detail as possible. That’s not necessarily true. While it can be helpful to know all the specifics of your dream work, there is a shortcut you can use to make things move faster: focusing on how you’d like to feel in your dream work. There are so many possible career paths that could make you happy and the truth is that you don’t know all of them. But if you focus on the feelings you want to have, then you’ll only attract those opportunities that will match your desired feelings. For example, let’s say that you want to have freedom in your work. You can focus on that feeling by remembering all the times when you felt free at work, or anywhere outside it; you can start imagining what it would be like to have more freedom. In what way would your life be different?! Notice that feeling every time you have it and I promise you that it’ll show up in your life more and more. You’ll either experience it in your current work of a new career path will open up that will give you the level of freedom you’re after.
Believe that you can have what you want
Our beliefs can be your greatest allies or your greatest enemies if you don’t pay attention to them. They are the backbone of all the decisions you make, whether to talk to someone who might help you, take a course, present yourself in front of clients and pretty much anything in your life, not just work. A person who believes in themselves will act and talk differently than someone who is insecure and lacks in confidence. I can’t stress enough how changing your unhelpful beliefs will transform your life. You can start by deciding what beliefs you need to have in order to be successful (or whatever it is you want to attract). Your next step is to notice all the experiences and thoughts you currently have that confirm those beliefs. Let’s say you want to become more confident. When have you felt confident before? Get in touch with that feeling. What are you telling yourself that makes you feel that?
My favourite method is the Theta Healing® technique because it’s very fast – it works by clearing unhelpful beliefs and downloading you with empowering ones in minutes.
In order to help you, I’ve recorded this meditation that will download you with a few essential beliefs you need in order to do work you love.
Take inspired steps
It doesn’t matter how big or small they are, but that you do what you feel called or inspired to do. What does that mean?! It’s about taking action because you want to do it, because it’s exciting and not because everyone else does it or because you should. So go to that class that sounds fun or sign up for that meet up about that unusual topic you’re interested in. Apply for a volunteer position because you care about a particular cause or take a break from work if you’re tired (yes, that still counts as action). Go with your gut feeling. This is your intuition, the wiser part of you speaking to you. It knows you, what you want and the best way to get it. So although some of the ideas it gives you might not seem like the most productive things you can do at the time, do them anyway. Because if you go to that meet up, you will meet someone who will tell you about a work opportunity; or if you give yourself a break, you’ll gain fresh mental energy and come up with a creative business idea. Taking inspired action is rewarding from two points of view: because it feels good in itself and because it helps you make progress through ease instead of struggle.
Surround yourself with encouraging people
It can be your family, your friends, colleagues or coaches. The truth is that when you want to make a big change in your life, not everyone will believe in you and your success. Don’t take this personally; they don’t do it because they don’t care about you, but because of their own mindset about what is possible and what isn’t. So don’t let them bring you down. For example, if your family isn’t supportive of you changing career, build a network of friends who are there for you instead. Find someone who does believe in being successful by doing work that you love. By encouraging each other you will build positive momentum and energy. Even better if you can find friends or mentors who are a step ahead of you and you can learn from. This will give you a powerful feeling of belonging; you’ll be reminded to stay positive even if you lose confidence along the way.
Some people also love the help of a coach, someone they can share their ideas with and who will support them without judgment. Having a coach usually make things move faster because they help you stay focused on what you want and on the steps you can take to get you there, instead of getting distracted or discouraged.