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Applying the Law of Attraction to Your Job Search

The Law of Attraction simply states “like attracts like.” According to the theory this means that our current situation is a result of the thoughts and feelings we have each day. So in other words, that means if you have a lot of debt, it’s probably because you constantly think and worry about your debt rather than focus on becoming wealthy. Apply this same principal to losing weight, dating, and landing your ideal job.

The famous book “The Secret” describes humans as magnets that attract back whatever thoughts are “put out” into the universe. Therefore, if you are looking to change something in your life all you have to do is change your thoughts and feelings. Beware: thinking about what you don’t want will give you just that. The Law of Attraction does not know the difference between good and bad thoughts. Rather, it gives you what you are thinking about.

3125019223_9fd22e14ae_mSo, how can you use the Law of Attraction in your job search?

-Pay attention to how you are feeling to ensure you are thinking positively.
-If you are feeling discouraged, think about what you are thankful for to shift your thoughts back to the positive. In Jack Canfield’s words “energy flows where attention goes.”
-Believe and feel that you can get your dream job. Imagine it, think about it and talk about it.
-Don’t talk or think about NOT getting a job.
-Make sure your thoughts and actions are aligned with what you want. For example, saying you want job x, but feeling and thinking that the economy is too terrible for you to ever get it will not work.
-Believe in yourself even when others don’t.
-If you don’t get a job you interview for, think of it as a good thing. This means that it wasn’t the right job for you and the right job is coming, you will find out why down the road.
-Believe and think that there are more than enough great jobs to go around rather than assume there are not enough.
-Be aware of your intuition.
-Write down what you want in a position, and read it daily to keep your specific goal top of mind.

Although this might seem like a tall order, I think you will find that the more you start to think positively the more good things will come. From there, changing your thought patterns will become more natural. Good luck!

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Focus Only on What You Can Control

Happy Monday Morning! It is officially 2009. For most of us that means packing our gym bag and salad2434937424_1724677f60_m today, and bringing an unusually positive attitude with us to work. We are hoping to make things a little better than last year.

Today will be full of meetings, 2009 planning and organizing. There may be new policies and procedures that you aren’t comfortable with. Your email box may be flooded from the long holiday break.

If you are truly committed to making 2009 the best year yet, remember this: ONLY FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL.

My first manager gave me this simple advice. When followed, it can change many aspects of your life for the better.

You may not like all of your co-workers, you hate the new computer system, or you are stuck with a difficult client: if you can’t change it, adapt and start caring about something you CAN change. Like your attitude.

Dwelling on the bad weather, the traffic jam or a down economy is a waste of your time. If we do this, we are basically letting all of our co-workers and competition pass us up. Winners don’t have time to moan and complain about things they cannot change, they are busy innovating new ways to make their conditions work for them.

Try it out today and let me know how it went. I guarantee you will have a lot more time in your day and attract more good things by thinking positive and focusing on what you can control.