Job Success I Never Expected!
Brace yourself, this is going to be long.
I was never a great student at school. I do not, by any means, consider myself less intelligent than those who did brilliantly. However, it just wasn’t my thing. I was more interested in pursuing more interesting activities at that time. Needless to say, my grades were never excellent.
After I finished off school, somehow managing to qualify for my degree, I found myself in and out of jobs. Once again, I found myself in various different types of jobs that I thought might be interesting.
So then, at the age of 31, I had many different short term job experiences but not a stable career. This time however, I was more aware of the shortcomings of my resume. I didn’t have the confidence to apply for higher level jobs because my lack of work experience or good grades was always at the back of my mind.
Then I met my boyfriend who introduced me to The Secret and the law of attraction. I was hooked! I watched the movie over and over, especially when I was discouraged. I did the exercises in The Magic. I went to the library to search for books on LOA, I surfed the net for more information. I immersed myself in it. I remember thinking that The Secret was just the beginning. Then I read a book by Mike Dooley, one of the people involved in The Secret. In it, he mentioned something that really struck a chord with me. He said “Do something! Anything”.
He said that most people read the book, watch The Secret and expect their dreams to fall into their laps. However, The Magic only starts working when we take the first step and do whatever we can with whatever we do have. It’s only then when we see opportunities, circumstances rearranging itself and all The Magic unfolding. If you don’t know where to start, then just do anything.
Let me give you an example. One of things I really wanted to do once I found a good job was to join a gym but I needed a job to pay the monthly fee. After reading the book, I decided that I may not yet have a job to pay for the membership but I could already start myself on a fitness program to prepare for it. So I went on YouTube and took the 30 day yoga challenge and decided to go for runs at the park.
So anyway, I took this lesson and decided that I’ll try for a job that I do want regardless of whether I thought I qualified, forgetting about the “cursed hows” as Mike Dooley puts it. I sat down and thought about what I wanted in a job; A big multi-national company, a salary of such and such, etc., etc.
I applied for tons of jobs, ignoring the nagging that I lack the experience. It wasn’t easy because the site shows how many people apply for each job and it was an average of about 150 candidates per job. So I was even more at odds.
After a week, I got a call for an interview at a multi-national company. I was so surprised and psyched. Alas, when I went for it, everything that could go wrong went wrong, the agent mixed up the address, I got caught in the rain, I couldn’t get a taxi, etc.In the end I couldn’t go for the interview despite my best efforts. I came back home terribly disheartened. It was almost as if the universe was insistent that I should not attend that interview.
Anyways, I decided to let it go and just keep trying. Two days later, the agent called me back to say that she had the interview rescheduled. I went for the interview and the hiring manager told me that I lacked certain important skills he was looking for and that he will let me know the outcome later as he still had a few more people to interview.
Despite that negative feedback, I wasn’t disheartened because I did whatever I could with what I had. I applied for tons of jobs and I showed up for the interview. To me, it’s not about whether or not I got that job, it’s the attitude that will help me get what I want.
I did not hear back from them and went on to apply for other jobs, attending one or two other interviews but I knew that those were not for me. In my mind, whenever I pictured my ideal job, the image would be of that office of that multi-national company I went to for the first interview.I kept my mind open to other opportunities though.
Then out of the blue, more than 3 weeks after the interview, I got a call from that company. I got the job!!!
I was so surprised and grateful. Imagine beating out hundreds of applications with such a modest resume. And I screwed up the first scheduled interview. On top of that, they offered me the salary that I had asked for!
So, let me encourage you, don’t focus on your lacks at all. Trust me. My resume makes me cringe in embarrassment but I didn’t care. Just trust that there are higher powers at work and only focus on what you want. On top of that, do not be idle. Do something! Anything! With whatever you do have. Keep active, keep happy, keep doing things that make you feel alive. That’s what brings The Magic into your life.