New Job By Magic And Faith
My previous job was not going great guns for quite sometime and I had resigned myself to fate. The work was not challenging and I was getting no visibility and I was too disinterested and lazy to change jobs. I didn’t want to move out of my comfort zone, especially since my boss was a nice guy.
Suddenly there was an organizational change announced and my team was changed. I was made to report to another boss whose style of management was really bad! I was so upset and expected the worst. I could not deal with this for almost a month and a half. I had no idea where I was headed and was pretty depressed. Then my old boss gave me some good advice, he said, “If you don’t know what you want, at least start figuring out what you don’t want”. As I thought about this, I decided that I don’t want to report to the new manager and so I will quit my job. Deciding that gave me enthusiasm and energy to make a fresh start.
Then I started thinking about my options and being in the field that I am, options are very limited. Then I thought of one of my clients in my previous job which was this nice company in which there was this great team where I would fit really well. I knew someone working in that company and asked him if he could find out if there were any openings for my area of work knowing fully well that in India, there was not much happening for my area of work. Still I kept an open mind, did not worry about it at all and actually thought of other options and didn’t pin all my hopes on this. Then surprisingly, my friend told me that there was exactly one position open in the exact team and my exact area of work. Keep in mind that this kind of position for my area of work had not ever existed earlier in the India location at all.
I was thrilled – this cannot be a coincidence. Now I put all my hopes on this and I decided that this position was mine. I got a call in a matter of days for this position. I was on cloud nine, full of confidence and excitement. I even started preparing for my resignation from my old office-I cleaned up my office laptop and transferred all the personal stuff, cleaned up my mails, cleaned out my desk, even wrote out my resignation and goodbye emails as drafts.
In the meantime, I bought the book “The Magic” and started following the exercises in it.
The phone interview had been great and the interviewer promised to get back to me about a face-to-face interview. But he didn’t call back and days became weeks and weeks became a month. I started losing confidence. I tried following up and the interviewer replied with vague answers. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t want to look for other jobs since I believed that this opening had been created for me. Still, I was frantic with worry and doubt.
I had promised myself that this job would be my birthday gift to myself. The day before my birthday, I had still not gotten my callback, I prepared my own offer stating that I had been offered the job. I started reading it repeatedly to reinforce my faith. I also created a visiting card in the exact style of the new company’s visiting card and imagined myself handing it out to people. Whenever I went to visit clients in this company as part of my old job, I imagined that I was already working there. I visualized driving to my new job everyday. I pretended that the path to my old job was actually the path to my new job, even though the roads were completely different.
I then read more on the LOA which is when I realized what I was doing wrong. I realized that my faith was the problem and I had to rekindle it. I was doing everything right from sending out positive vibes, visualizing myself in my new job, showing gratitude for what I have but I had this worry and fear inside me thinking – “What if I don’t get it? What would I do then?”.
Usually I worry this way for each and everything and always come up with back up plans like if this is not available, I will go for that. But this time I definitely could not stay in my old job….so I had no backup and no choice.
Since I had no choice, I decided to take a leap of faith and decided that things were going to work great for me. Whatever the best job for me is will come to me very soon. God and my Guru have a plan for me and everything will work out. Now it was almost 2 months since my phone interview had happened. During this time I saw a lot of people in my old office quit and it is not that I didn’t feel bad about my status but I tried to be happy for them and wish them luck whole-heartedly. Also, it is not that I never worried after this- the worry and fear did come to me but I pushed them away strongly saying “Things are working for me now, the best job for me will come to me soon”.
Then I heard that the company I had interviewed with had announced a hiring freeze. I said a prayer and contacted my interviewer requesting him to tell me one way or the other once and for all since I need to move on. He immediately responded saying he would like to arrange my onsite interview the next week.
Then everything moved along very quickly and I got the offer in 10 days.
The very next day I happily handed in my resignation at my old job shocking everyone. I profusely thanked my old boss for showing me the right direction. I also thanked my Guru and God for helping me.
This experience re-awakened me to the power of The Secret that I thought I was incapable of using. Thank you Rhonda and team for these wonderful books. They have given me courage and strength during tough times. I am also grateful to the other books I read on this subject that helped me understand what I was lacking.
Last but not the least – a big thanks to everyone who posted on The Secret website. You guys kept me going when so many times I felt like giving up.
For those who are struggling to use The Secret, here are my suggestions:
First know that you need to have unwavering FAITH. Always tell the Universe (or God or your Guru or your guardian angel, whomever you can believe will help you) that “I have complete faith in you. You know what I want. Please get it for me”. Also, feelings of fear, doubt and worry will come as you are human. Don’t give a thought to these feelings. Instead make an effort (not easy) to turn away from them and say “I know that I am being taken care of”. Fear (or anxiety or worry) can be dispelled only with faith. Fear will push away good things and Faith will bring to you good things. So replace fear with faith.
Secondly you need GOOD FEELINGS. The saying “act happy and you’ll be happy” is true. Google it if you like. Make sure you feel relaxed, happy and confident. Don’t take life too seriously…let go of things that depress and sadden you. I know that it is not easy to let go and it takes a lot of effort but it is important to do it. So remember to let go and lighten up.
Lastly and most importantly, say THANKS and be grateful!!! Count your blessings – always!!!!
All of these things Rhonda has described in her books beautifully. Faith and Good feelings are just another way to say Believe and Receive!
Good luck to all of you out there and wish that all your dreams come true. Love ya all!!