How I Manifested A Magnificent Career.
I would first like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Rhonda Byrne and to The Secret team. They have made a huge difference to many lives! I came to know about The Secret in 8th standard and I found it to be marvelous but I didn’t apply it until much later in life.
Throughout my student life, in school as well as in college, I had trouble concentrating. I never was among the toppers and was an average student, doing well in some subjects and not doing well in others. Also, I was a pessimist when it came to myself, feeling others were better off when it came to academics and being a topper or excelling never came to my mind. I felt I was different from most kids my age, in a good way, which I manifested. But along with it, I also manifested loneliness, being treated like an outcast, and a lack of appreciation for myself.
After the 10th standard, I opted for Science and Maths including Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. In 11th standard, I started preparing for JEE, the toughest undergrad exam in India and I did poorly. I failed to make it to the NITs and IITs and got enrolled in a normal deemed University which was reputed because it was pretty old and was a women’s University. Their Engineering stream was not really notable so there was no matter of prestige whatsoever.
I went about engineering and I was doing fine, but there was no academic excellence. I had difficulty in making good relationships with my peers and kind of manifested loneliness and unkind treatment due to my own negative thinking.
In my 3rd year, I by chance got enrolled in a Gratitude workshop over Whatsapp as a recommendation from my uncle. I learned about the various practices of Gratitude based on The Magic, without having read it. I started practicing them and that was when the shift started!
I started small, being grateful for little things like my bed, my comfortable and clean hostel, and the beauty of nature that surrounds me. It all started making me notice more and more things. My state of mind became really good. My focus was on feeling good, my mental health and my career. That was all that I used to write about.
Then came the placement season. One of the mass recruiters was an MNC, and my score was marginal so I was just eligible. I took the aptitude test and did fine. My interview was good and I got in. Which was good as I now at least had a job, and it was an MNC. But it was still not what I had asked for!
In my affirmations I used to write about a leading MNC, with the best brains in the world, in a splendid location, for a role that pays me well and enriches my life. I used adjectives like charisma, splendor, winning, abundance, and excellence. I used to visualize getting nice product hampers to take home, one of the privileges of being an employee at such an MNC. I used to feel really happy about it. I never attached a name to the company, or the designation. I just wanted the said things and I felt the things that I wanted to feel. It was too much to ask for for an average student, with no shiny acedemic achievements, coming from a decent college, right? Wrong!
It happened! Out of the blue!
In the last semester when we had a major industrial training, and I did not get any really good internship offers from my college. I turned to my father and through his sources, I luckily got an internship in a leading American FMCG. It was an MNC, in a toothpaste manufacturing plant of theirs in the Industrial area near my city. I knew of it since my 2nd year as I used to see it as my bus passed by the plant when I used to intern elsewhere. But I had never imagined that I would get to intern there at some point in time.
Anyway, I was an exceptional case there, as they used to have student interns only through the top MBA colleges of the country through campus recruitment only. They never recruited undergrads or had them as interns.
Also, in my case, there was no job offer as such, it was just an internship for 5 months. But I was positive that if I had made it this far I’d make it to being a permanent employee too!
I wrote in my gratitude journal daily about things that had already happened. While at work I imagined myself and acted as if I was a permanent employee there. As if I was special and everyone liked and admired me. I also worked really hard. And as I went about my daily manifestation routine, I got help from unexpected sources that helped me better myself, my work and hence increase my chances of getting recruited. That was during a time when there were no vacancies in the plant. I loved the place and gave it my all in all respects.
I had many wonderful experiences. I gelled in pretty well, and people liked me. I could feel energy shifts! They took me to a two day goal alignment that I really enjoyed. People got to know me better and I made a great impression. I was literally travelling with my recruiter and he was just getting to know me better. All good things were happening!
Finally 4 months into this I mustered the courage. I took a leap of faith and approached them. I asked them what prospects I had in the organization. And to my great surprise, my request was taken positively! Although there still were no vacancies there.
However, a few days later a vacancy did get created and it was for a role suitable for me. No, it was perfect for an Engineering grad. Only people from top NITS or IITs could have secured such a role! And the person who left the company happened to be the same person who took me for a plant tour when I first came in. It all happened in a matter of 2 months. Out of thin air, a way was made!
A few days before I left my internship, the plant manager made me a job offer. I was asked to report back after my college ended with a provisional degree! It happened just as I had wished for. They liked the way I worked. I was knowledgeable and hard working, they didn’t even consider my low scores! What American MNC would do that!???
The Universe can make anything happen. Trust it with all your heart. You just have to ask, believe and receive. The how is none of our business!
All the very best! Hope my experiences help everyone manifest their desires into reality!