Nothing Left But The Secret
After I was laid off from a well-paying job that I absolutely loved, it took me fifteen long, depressing, painstaking months to secure another full-time position, and even that was a dead-end entry-level job that paid half of what I’d been earning and for which I was highly overqualified. I hated it, but I stuck it out for four long years, thinking that “something good” would come of this. Oh, how WRONG was I.
“Be grateful and don’t make waves, man” was my mantra. Although I hated every hour of my workday, I learned to bury my feelings and maintain a minute ray of hope that something else would open up within the company.
Finally, after applying for more than seventy-five positions, being called for about five interviews, and receiving no offers, I was done. One day I just decided that I MUST STOP allowing life to happen TO me and start making it happen FOR me!
Enter The Secret! I’d read The Secret about a year prior to my day of reckoning and finally decided to use it. I created a daily journal, and in the course of my workday, I would record a world in which I enjoyed my job. I used all of the tips from The Secret by absolutely immersing myself in the world I created. I lived that world daily with every one of my senses. I saw my office; I touched the keyboard of my computer; I smelled the lemon Pledge scent emanating from my huge mahogany desk; I engaged in audible conversations with my team (I even gave my team members first and last names, physical traits, and personalities); I tasted the carne asada tacos I ate during my lunch breaks. I attended meetings and gave presentations. I was there, man! I was really THERE!
Then the Universe began to make things happen. I received more interviews. Then second interviews! Then, finally, TWO offers of jobs I knew I wanted and would enjoy, and I accepted one of those jobs!
The Secret: Believe it! Feel it! See it! Touch it! Live it! Expect it!