Have you ever wondered what your dream career looks like? Duh, of course you have. That’s why you’re here.
Now let me ask you a different question: have you ever wondered would your dream career would feel like?
(Uh-oh, you’re probably thinking, here she goes into soft, fluffy woo-woo land, where we talk about our feelings, talk about our feelings, and talk about our feelings.)
But that’s exactly what I want you to do: talk about your feelings about getting into a creative groove, starting a new career, and making money, because I know that the only reason why you want any of these things anyway is because you think it would feel freaking amazing to get them.
I also know first-hand that tapping into a consistent feeling of positive expectation is the quickest, easiest and most satisfying way to get you where you want to go.
Now let me go back to my original question: what would your dream career look like? Maybe you’ve seen other people who are doing some of the stuff you want to be doing. Maybe you’ve got your eye set on a dream salary. Maybe you’ve even considered going to grad school, where you’ll learn a specific career path to work in a specific field to make a specific income. But you’re just not sure what your dream career would look like for you.
And the truth is, you don’t need to know. Because your dream career doesn’t look like anybody else’s. Your dream career is entirely unique to you. You can’t even imagine what your dream career would look like from where you stand right now, because it’s a synthesis of all of your dreams, desires, and passions that are entirely unique to you.
I’ve discovered that when I tap into the feeling of something that I think I want, it shows up in a form that’s even more exhilarating, satisfying, and more perfect a “fit” for me than what I thought I originally wanted.
So, just for a while, I want you to stop trying to figure it all out, stop trying to get to the end result, stop trying to visualize it and make it happen right this second. Instead, I want you to make a commitment to yourself: to tap into what you want your dream career to feel like. And see what happens.
To try this out, make a list of 3 – 5 goals that you think you want to accomplish in 2015. They could be related to personal finances, to relationships, to creativity, anything you think you want this year.
1. I want to start making art on a consistent basis again.
2. I want to incorporate more ritual into my life.
3. I want to move to Los Angeles.
Then, follow each statement with an emotional statement of why you want this particular thing to happen.
I want to start making art on a consistent basis because it’s fun to just create things for the sake of expressing myself.
I want to incorporate more ritual into my life because I know that it helps me feel more centered and connected to myself.
I want to move to Los Angeles because it’s a city that has always fascinated me, called me, and because I like being in the center of a big, exciting city.
*Notice how my only ulterior motive in setting any of these goals is because of the way that it would feel to me.
Play around with this exercise, and just for a while, resist the temptation to try and make something happen (while being painfully aware that it’s not happening!) Just take pleasure in the feeling of what it would feel like…
With Love and Mischief,