Speak Your Perfect Job Into Existence

To know what your ideal job involves, you need to review what you have enjoyed in your previous jobs and what you would like to avoid. Make a list of all the types of work you have done before, and categorize them (by job title, boss, location, time, etc). Make two lists of what you liked and what you did not like about each job. Prioritize these items to identify what you wish to have or to avoid in your next job. Remember, specificity of choice is an absolute requirement to manifesting or creating the lifestyle you want.  Challenge yourself to see your environment as malleable, and that malleability is directly linked to your thoughts or thought process.  For example, if you think it will be difficult to get the exact job you desire then it will be difficult. Why not think about your perfect job coming to you with ease. If you do, you’ll be amazed. I remember when my wife and I had our first son Addison, I told her she needed to go back to Social Work. You see, she is an aspiring TV actor and was a bartender at the time. That job didn’t allow enough money to meet the cost of the needs of a baby. We needed to both have secure jobs. Well, she was worried that she would have to give up her dream of becoming a TV actor. I suggested that she put out the possibility of getting a Social Worker job that fully supported her acting career. One that had a flexible schedule so she could go on auditions and take a day or two off now and then to shoot the guest star roles that she would often book. Well, she listened to my suggestion and got exactly what she put out to the Universe; she “spoke the perfect job into existence.” Now, of course she still had to take action by applying to jobs, going on interviews and other actions necessary to getting a job. But it only took about four months for her to get this job that offered her a competitive salary, benefits, vacation days etc. You can do the same if you challenge yourself as I have suggested. Good luck and have fun!

About Shawn Athanasios

A little bit about me. I received my BA from California State University, Northridge in Speech Communication and my MA in Culture and Communication from New York University (NYU). My Master’s degree was within the field of Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Management and my thesis topic was Meta-Cognition and Human Defensiveness. I wrote about the importance of individuals learning how to understand their defensiveness and negative thinking habits as a way to improve the overall cohesiveness within their human relationships. Curerently, I am an Adjunct Professor at SAE Institute, and my pasrt teaching experience includes several of the top Universities in the U.S. (NYU, LIM College, Pace University, Manhattan College & Georgia State University). My teaching experience includes the following courses: Interviewing Strategies, Intro to Human Communication and Culture, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, Principals and Theories of Communication, Public Speaking and Theories of Speech Communication I decided to create my own Coaching Business (JAAS Coaching) under the umbrella of Personal and Career Development for those looking to enhance their current profession, change careers, discover their deepest passions, communicate and manage conflict more effectively, achieve high levels of motivation, and find balance with their total self by offering a holistic approach to career and personal development. My eBook, "The Soul Search Before the Job Search," encompasses all of my work as a Personal and Executive Coach. My website/blog is www.JAAScoaching.comLinks to an external site. I have had many fulfilling experiences that include being raised in Laos, Ghana, India & Egypt by parents of the U.S. Foreign Service and Diplomatic community, teaching ESL in South Korea, serving as a Primary Counselor for kids out of Juvenile Hall, and mentoring grade school children through a Psychologist’s referred program. In addition, I am proud to have received a full scholarship for my Masters Degree at NYU, to have been the sole recipient of the Rosenberg scholarship and for graduating Magna Cum Laude upon completion of my graduate degree. I also presented two papers at the New York Speech Communication Association (NYSCA) conference while at Graduate School where I discussed the importance of taking full ownership of one’s shortcomings as essential to inducing change within oneself and one’s environment and how to be an effective interpersonal communicator. And finally, I was voted Faculty of The Year and Georgia State University after just one semester on the job! The article can be found on my website/blog. My volunteer work is reflected through participating in Buddhist Activities as a member of the Soka Gakkai International, the largest Buddhist lay organization in the world. Previously, I was the Young Men’s Division Leader for Houston District, I transcribed the World Tribune to audiotapes for the blind Buddhist members, I published an article in the Soka Gakkai’s Living Buddhism magazine and was a volunteer staff writer for the organization’s newspaper (The World Tribune). I continues to lead group discussions on Nichiren Buddhist Theory.
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