Ask, Believe, Receive.
I had been in a job that was stressful and hard. I had applied for multiple jobs and sent my CV off to easily over 100 positions and either got no response or got to the interview stage only to be rejected. A friend introduced me to The Secret in January 2015. I read it and wished I had read it as a young person. Despite reading it in early 2015, there was no real change to my career but then things gradually began to change. I really started to appreciate my job and the money it gave me. The fact that it had enabled me to save so much and give so much to others. There were vacancies in the team that made my job difficult but gradually excellent candidates were found and the team culture was the envy of the rest of the organisation. I was grateful for the team and prayed for the best for them and others in the organisation. I stopped applying jobs as the team spirit was keeping me going.
At the start of the year two things happened. I told my friend that 2016 would be the year that I would get a good job. My sister also started looking for a job herself after leaving her last role following a challenging time with her boss. After I told my friend that I would find a new job, I told others the same and rather than saying ‘If I find a new job…’, I would say ‘When I find a new job…’. I prayed hard for my sister to find a new job and when she did I was genuinely happy for her.
Then a role on a job site popped up on my email and I thought it looked interesting even though there were no salary details on the advert. I wrote a simple covering letter and my CV highlighting my salary expectations. I spent hardly any time on sending them. I sent them over to the hiring manager at the company with my good intentions. The only person that knew I applied for the job was my husband.
What happened next was a string of events that just felt holographic.
A couple of days later the hiring manager at the company called me asking for a telephone interview. The salary for the role was not only the exact salary that I was asking for but there was also an annual bonus. At the end of the telephone interview, which went very well, I was asked for a second, face to face interview which I accepted. On my way back to the office after the telephone interview, I saw my salary figures on an office building in big numbers. At that point I knew something was happening.
A few days before the face-to-face interview, by complete coincidence, or perhaps because I was on the right frequency, a colleague at work sent me a resource via email from a company that happened to have the same name as this company. I couldn’t believe it.
I attended the second interview and it went incredibly well. I left the interview on a high. In fact, it didn’t even feel like an interview! After the interview, I sent myself offer letters from the company and start date emails from the HR manager. I even drafted my resignation letter and sent it to myself daily. A few days later I was invited for a third interview. I started researching the company and came across a great report on the sector they were in. The following days were crazy. A former colleague made contact with me and when I looked at where she’d been working she had worked at the company that wrote the sector report. Another colleague told me about a big pitch she had coming up in the same location as this company. A colleague from a different department, who hardly spoke to me because we didn’t have much opportunity to chat, told me she was pitching to a competitor of the company. There were so many coincidences I lost count. I told myself that I would be offered the job within hours of the third interview and knew exactly where I would be when the job was offered to me.
I had the third interview and it went really well. At the end of the interview, I asked when I would hear the final decision. I was told the decision would be announced the next day. I was disappointed the decision wasn’t going to be made the same day as I had kept telling myself it would be within hours of the interview. In any case I left the interview again on a high and excited about the role.
Three hours later, and not the next day, the HR manager called me on my mobile. I went to the place where I had imagined I would take their call and they offered me the job with the salary that I wanted. The whole experience was surreal. I wanted to write it all down so that I could remember the whole experience again and again. I asked, I believed, I received. I haven’t been this happy in a long time. There are other areas in my life that I would like to change and I will use The Secret to change them.
I am truly grateful to my friend who introduced me to The Secret. I’m taking her out for dinner to celebrate the new job. I am also truly grateful to my older siblings for helping me to get to where I am in my career and all those other companies that rejected me for jobs that were paying a lot less. I am also grateful to Rhonda Byrne for sharing The Secret. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.