A 5-Step Strategy to Manifesting Work You Love
Let’s face it, for a lot of highly conscious people, finding work that feels aligned with their heart and spirit can be a huge challenge. It can feel as though you’re operating on a totally different wavelength than the rest of the work-world.
But here’s the good news: that’s changing.
Just like with everything else, “work” is going through its own transformation. And, it’s happening from the inside out. Meaning that even out there in “corporate America” there are people who are waking up and realizing that work needs to change.
The Shift, the Ascension… this global up-leveling of our consciousness is playing out everywhere, including how you show up for work.
That doesn’t mean you need to go find some rare alternative job or build your own business.
More and more job opportunities are being created that support those who have visions of a better world, who desire more supportive work environments, and who recognize that their work is a huge part of their own spiritual journey.
I grew up with the constant message that “work” was drudgery; you simply had to do what you had to do, to make a living. I’ve also fought that idea all my life. Deep down I knew that work was spiritual for me. It was a way to express my own divinity; to do what I was here to do.
I believe that for you as well.
More and more, people are coming to the realization that what they “do” matters and that finding work that is aligned with their heart and spirit is critical to them showing up and offering what they have to give.
And yet, what that is and how to make it happen is still a mystery.
The trick then is to pull back and do some inner work to re-ignite what is important; to come back to what you know.
So here’s my 5-step strategy to manifesting work you love… work that lets you create a soulful living.
Step 1. Understand “that thing you do,” AKA your genius.
You can call it your genius, your purpose or your magical mojo, but no matter how you look at it, you have a way of doing life that makes you uniquely qualified for work in the world that feels like it was made just for you.
And, for a lot of us, stepping into the power of that is scary.
That thing you do, however, is what makes you unique. It’s how you show up to life and add your energy into everything you do. It’s how you see the world and how you create solutions to problems. It’s how you understand and organize your own reality.
So more than asking, “What is that one job that will fulfill my purpose?” Ask yourself about that thing you do… your genius.
Think about what makes you tick. What do you do naturally… not what you wish you did, but what you do. You may not even think twice about it or see it as a valuable commodity.
It may be hiding in plain sight.
It may be that you always see the big vision and naturally map out how to make things happen. Maybe you have a knack for seeing the most creative solutions and always seem to be the one people come to when they need a shot of inspiration… a different way of doing things. Perhaps your genius is that you have a mind for numbers or money or are fearless and willing to put yourself out there in ways that most people run from.
What’s your thing? I know you have something that is as natural and instinctual to you.
Explore that. See this within you and honor it. And then, watch for how this thing you do shows up in what you actually are doing — including your work.
Is your genius showing up in your work? If not, you’ll feel its absence.
Step 2. Find your passion.
This one may be hard. If you feel been burnt-out or shut down in some way for a while, your passion may be buried. If that’s you, you’ll want to do some inner work to disconnect from what’s restricting your own energy, and reconnect with you… what is important, interesting, and motivating to you, before jumping ahead.
But simply put, passion is where your attention goes. It’s what interests you. So, before you try to figure out what job you want, think about all the things that you feel passionate about.
Then consider work. Where does your attention go there? How could you marry your passion and your genius?
Make a list. Really. I bet you’ll surprise yourself that there are many jobs out there where your genius can flourish that are also interesting!
This is about creating possibilities. Widen the field. Get some energy moving around what would be awesome work-wise. Don’t shut it down; it’s just a list to get some energy moving toward what your heart wants.
Step 3. Get past “I don’t know.”
If you are thinking you have no idea what your genius is or what you’re passionate about, take a breath. You do.
When people say, “I don’t know” to me, there are usually a few things in play.
Often, they do know but are afraid to own it. The other is, they have been so burnt-out, put down or restricted in some way that they can’t find their own magical mojo anymore.
Look within to see if you are scared to answer or really feel lost. Scared will feel a bit like you go on the defense when someone asks you what you want. And lost, well… it will feel like you go numb.
Play a game with yourself and don’t let yourself off the hook. Tell yourself what you know about what work you want. Again, make a list. Keep asking yourself, “What else I you want? What else do I know about what would make me happy?” See what you tell yourself.
And, if you really do feel like you just don’t know, you go blank at the idea of saying and claiming what you want, then it’s time to step back and work with the energy around you opening back up to you. We’ve got to work through where you are shut down and possibly working off of someone else’s agenda.
Step 4. Love the job you have. Yes, you read that right.
Seething in work-hate is not the vibe that will get you to something better. So, when you want to up-level into work you love, you must find a way to love the work you have so you open the flow of energy toward something better.
Even if it sucks.
Think about what you do love (or like) about your current job, and focus there. Maybe it’s the people. It might be a level of training that your job offers, that you can take to your next job. What’s good might even be that your job right now is generously letting you see where you need to grow; what the vibe is that you must learn to embody to manifest that next best thing for yourself.
Find something to be grateful for with your current work. See that as a blessing, while you focus your intention on your next step.
Step 5. Do your inner work. Know who you must be, to call in the work you seek.
Finding work that you love requires more of you than simply being able to feel joyful about something new and interviewing for that.
First, you must fully step into the frequency of the next best version of you… the version of you who can energetically own work that takes you to your own next step in life.
I’m not talking about you taking the next job that comes along just because it’s there. This is about you finding work that lets you do what feels true to you, what puts your magical mojo into the world and lets you step into your power and own it.
And every single one of us, to get to that next place, has to work through our stuff that keeps us playing small or in fear of being that next version of ourselves.
So imagine your next best version of you, who has that job that feels so right and so supportive. Who is that? What does he/she have that you don’t yet? How is that version of you different than you right now?
Your job, before you get that next job, is to reconcile those differences. When you do, you’ll be in a better position to manifest the work you seek.
So there you go; 5 steps.
Working through these steps isn’t always easy. But if you focus there before you start working on your resume, you’ll have done the inner work to create the transformation you might just need to truly change your life… your work life.
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