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Crash through the walls between you and your dream career

Are you struggling on your path towards your dream career? It happens to the best of us, it happens to all of us.


Are you struggling on your path towards your dream career? It happens to the best of us, it happens to all of us. We all have roadblocks that we have to break through on our path towards the final goal whether that’s becoming the manager of a superstore or becoming the head of the company. Each little step comes with new challenges and there are certainly problems that you will need to conquer and eliminate.

If you’re ready to do this, then it’s time to take action and there are a number of ways to proceed. Let’s start by thinking about your levels of confidence.

Be Confident You’re Going To Win

If you are, then you, according to the Law of Attraction, will. It’s as simple as that. If you think you’re going to achieve your goal or succeed in pursuing your dream career you will. There are various businesses, books, and studies into this idea and companies that have been set up around passing this lesson onto other people. Andrew Shorten and others have worked hard to create texts and other media that people can use to unlock the potential of wholeheartedly believing and indeed living your life based around this concept. It’s important to understand that this isn’t just about the power of belief.

There are constructs embedded in this idea that are based on sound scientific research. For instance, did you know that when you are happy you will make other people happy? Nope, this isn’t just a Disneyfied form of psychology it’s based on actual studies. As well as this, simply smiling will increase your mood possibly due to associative behavior. By making others happy, you will show them that you are a positive person. You’ll become more likable and people will gravitate towards you. That, in turn, will help them want to hire you for a job or give you that promotion.

Remember, people will decide whether they want to hire you five minutes after meeting you. That’s not enough time to wow them with fancy degrees. This means that your best and brightest chance of getting a job is to click. To do that you must be both confident and likable. Using the law of attraction, you might just achieve both.

Go The Extra Mile

You have to get comfortable with the concept of paying your dues in your career. What does this mean? Essentially, we all need to start our time at the bottom and rise to the top. Now, immediately bright sparks will notice an issue here because if you know someone or you are highly intellectual you might just manage to skip the queue.

That’s true but the majority will find they have a ladder to climb, which is fine, as long as you know how to do it. Ultimately, you need to be willing to put a little more work than what is on your job contract. Work the late hours, get your bum in the chair when the office door opens and don’t, whatever you do, give the bare minimum. Giving the bare minimum is a great reason for employers to pass you over for job interviews and essentially just forget about you completely. Essentially you need to be the one that they rely on rather than the one that they barely notice is even then there.

Fight Back Against Prejudice Or Discrimination

How do you fight against prejudicial views and discriminatory attitudes that can stop you from getting a job or stop you from getting a promotion? It would be nice to think this type of behavior no longer exists but it does. People with disabilities are still stigmatized with employers thinking that they won’t work as hard as other people and this is just one example. First, protect yourself from discrimination by not giving any information about yourself that you don’t have to. You are not legally obligated to tell a potential employer your gender, sexual orientation, religious belief or even disabilities that won’t impact your work. That’s your right so you shouldn’t let anyone take it away from you.

You don’t even have to put your full name on your job resume. If you think this gives away your culture and you are not completely convinced that the business is an equal opportunity employer, put your initials. Once you get the interview, you will have an opportunity to show that they have made the right choice and prove that you should be hired. If prejudicial views still exist after this then you may want to explore other avenues.

Be Who You Are

There is no point in pretending to be someone that you’re not in a job interview. If you do this, then you’ll be pretending for the rest of your working life or at least the time you spend at that company. You don’t want that because that’s thirty percent of your life where you’ll be wearing a mask.

Besides, being you could be a massive benefit. When people talk about getting dream jobs and moving forward in career, they often reflect on USPs or unique selling point. That’s something that is worth exploring, but it doesn’t have to be a particular qualification, work experience or life skill. It can just be who you are. If you’re a bubbly happy person, for instance, this could be an asset for a lot of different jobs and careers.

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Don’t Fear Rejection

Rejection is just part of pursuing a dream. Regardless of what that dream is there will be people who don’t believe in you or who don’t see your potential. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have any. There’s a brilliant story about this where a man wanted to be a musical theatre director so he wrote his own musical. He sent this to an agent who immediately rejected it. However, as well as rejected it, she also sent him a scathing reply claiming he would never be successful. Of course, ultimately his dream came true and one day when his play opened on the west end he had a party to celebrate. The agent was invited and there hanging on his was, framed was the letter that told him he would never succeed. The moral? You can turn people’s rejections into your greatest forms of motivation.

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