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Hate Your Job? 8 Steps to the Career of Your Dreams

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At one point or another, everyone has found themselves wanting to quit their crappy job.  Whether it’s the long hours, mundane work, or the manager who doesn’t treat you like a human being- we’ve all been there!

Here are 8 steps you can take to free your mind and nail your dream job:

1. Leave your job happier than you found it

In many of the “crappy job” scenarios, you’re not the only person at your job who doesn’t like it. It can be very tempting to engage co-workers in gossip and negativity, especially if you know you’re about to quit. Even if your job is beyond reconciliation for you, it’s always a good thing to leave a place happier than you found it.  People will remember how you made them feel, and this could make a difference at a later time in your career.

2. Go with the flow

Yes, your boss’s demands are ridiculous. Yes, you are underpaid and overworked, but what you resist, persists. When your work becomes more of a chore than a passion, let it! By resisting what you don’t like, you are focusing on what you don’t want and you are ultimately aligning yourself with more of that reality.

If someone on your job is crossing a boundary with you (i.e. workplace bullying, harassment etc.), that’s different, and you should definitely speak up to the appropriate authority figure and/or remove yourself from the situation as quickly as possible.

However, in the case of non-human rights violations, by taking the path of least resistance, you will preserve your energy for focusing on the things you are excited about when searching for your dream job!  Life is all about perception, so take tough moments as an opportunity to remind yourself of how excited you are to look for a new and more aligned opportunity.

3. Why do you really not like your job?

This step is important! If you know why your current situation is problematic for you, you can decide more clearly what you actually ARE looking for in your next position. I’ve witnessed friends and co-workers over and over who look for a new job out of desperation, thinking anything will be better than this!  Unfortunately, they hadn’t actually decided on what they were looking for so they ended up taking the first offer that came along and 6 months later…same boat.

Take your time, and choose wisely! Jobs are not band-aids, and can drastically affect your quality of life. Ask yourself: Did you outgrow the work? The position? Maybe you need more of a work-life balance? Whatever the case, vow to make your next job, and not let your next job make you!

“You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.” – Sammy Davis, Jr.

4. Make friends with the unknown.

Searching for a job can be scary in a world that will constantly tell you how hard it is. But the truth is, even though there are infinite ways the unknown can challenge you, there are also infinite ways it can bring you exactly what you desire.

Stay focused on the vision you have for yourself, as your ability to do this will determine the manifestations that come forth. Watch videos about folks who landed their dream job. Read about people that leaped headfirst into their dreams! Do everything you feel inspired to, and know that the universe is conspiring with you!

5. Get excited about life.

The workplace can become a bit of a fishbowl, and it’s easy to forget that there’s a whole wide world out there. While you are job hunting, challenge yourself to think outside of the cubicle you’ve been sitting in. You will begin to open up your perception to potentially fulfilling opportunities that you may not have noticed otherwise. This moment is just another junction on the road of life, and you now have the chance to realize much more of your potential.

6. Have FUN with your job hunt.

If you are a funny person, and you don’t get hired because you made a joke in your interview- you will likely not enjoy working there anyway. Take it as a positive and keep pushing! Remember, you are interviewing your potential employer as much as they are interviewing you. By being yourself and interviewing for a position you believe is a true fit for your skill set and personality, you have a greater chance of feeling confident when presenting yourself.

7. Rejection is a good thing.

If a potential employer doesn’t think you are “the right fit for us at this time,” there are still countless opportunities for you to get a job that’s equal or better. Next time someone turns you down, remember this: it’s impossible to take something away from you that is in alignment with you.

So really, it’s not the “no” that determines how far you get, it’s how you perceive the “no”.  If you hold on and look at rejection as a reflection of your self-worth, you are likely to carry that vibration to your next interview, or even (God forbid) decide to stay where you are.

“Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions.” – Harvey Mackay

8. Stay positive.

Before I tell you why being positive is so important, let me first tell you what being positive actually means. For many, being positive means pushing their sadness down and holding onto the appearance of happiness such as telling themselves it’ll be ok, even if they don’t really feel that way.

What being positive actually means: face the perspectives that are holding you back.  Empower yourself to become aware of the thoughts you are thinking most often. Only then can you begin to tell yourself a new story.  

Choose a new job and a new perspective that excites you. You will be of the most service to yourself and to the world when you are emitting joy and passion!

What is the career of your dreams? Let us know in the comments below so we can find ways to help!

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Chloë DeChelle is an Empowerment Coach based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She teaches concepts based in Eastern philosophy, Quantum physics, and law of attraction with a heavy emphasis on empowered and conscious creation.  Her philosophy is simple "By being aware, we are always adding momentum to experiences. Why not choose what experiences we add momentum to?" To find out more about Chloë, visit her website or follow her on Facebook.

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The secret to happiness lies in the way you live your life. People think of happiness as some destination they’ll reach when they’ve accomplished the hundred things on their life to-do list. Happiness is often associated with money, material possessions, or even great relationships. (more…)

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We all strive to be better every day. Most of us want a new day to bring something new, and we plan for it as well. Of course, the execution is debatable as procrastination is real and it becomes an overwhelming feeling at times. Also, not to forget the customary practice of making resolutions on new year’s eve!  All of us are fascinated by the thought of preparing long lists of resolves to mark the beginning of a new year. Not sure how many people are able to translate these resolutions into functional realities. (more…)

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4 Reasons Why Content Is Pivotal For Mental Health Healing

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One of the most important things for an entrepreneur’s mental health is expressing their feelings, thoughts, and emotions. This is where content creation and writing becomes pivotal. Whether you read something that resonates with you or you write a compelling blog post, the act of expressing yourself through content can help to put a smile on your face and make you feel better about things.

Most entrepreneurs don’t spend as much time taking care of their mental health as they should. Over the course of your career, you will experience a lot of ups and downs; these emotions have the potential to take a toll on your mind and body if you don’t learn to manage them properly.

Here are four reasons why expression through content is pivotal for healing, slowing yourself down, and giving yourself grace when the going gets tough.

1. Content can be a form of self-expression

When you are an entrepreneur, you frequently face feelings of insecurity, doubt, fear, apathy, and exhaustion, just to name a few. Some days it feels like no one is on your business’s side and everyone else has it all figured out. On those days some of us try to look at our website’s analytics to cheer up. 

But an even more freeing task is creating content. You create content to improve your business and reach more people’s lives. But, there is something special that happens when you write with the intention of expressing your thoughts and feelings — you open a door to yourself. 

Content is inherently personal, which means content creators open themselves up when they share their thoughts on a platform. Everything from the title of the post, the keywords they choose to include, and even the content itself helps you to understand who the author of that post truly is. And as an entrepreneur, this can be an important experience because it allows others to empathize with you.

2. Self-reflection will lift you up

As you think through what to write about and how to express yourself, the process of self reflection is a valuable step you need to go through. You’re able to reflect on the blessings you have, assess what you learned from the negative experiences, and create a plan on how to maintain the positive experiences you’ve had. 

There are a few ways that self reflection can help you with mental health healing. The act of reflecting on your experiences helps to create clarity in feelings, thoughts and emotions which will eventually lead into acceptance for what has happened or is happening currently without feeling overwhelmed by it all. This process also leads people towards finding new things they enjoy doing. Self reflection is therapeutic and can be implemented anytime you feel the need to overcome overwhelm.

“Writing in a journal each day allows you to direct your focus to what you accomplished, what you’re grateful for and what you’re committed to doing better tomorrow. Thus, you more deeply enjoy your journey each day.” – Hal Elrod

3. A sense of belonging and camaraderie

It is important to have a support network of people who will listen and understand what you are going through. When you post a blog or upload a video on YouTube, there are others who feel the same way and experience a sense of connection with you.

When you put time, attention and thoughtfulness into your writing, it is amazing when someone reads what you’ve written and comments on it thanking you or expressing how they resonate with what you’re going through. It’s hard to put into words how powerful it feels when someone who has gone through the same experience and reads your words then reaches out.  There is power in expression but miracles happen when people bond over a similar experience.

4. Library of content to share with more people

It can be very difficult to know what content to share with people as the symptoms of mental health disorders (anxiety, depression, etc.) vary from person to person. But as you accumulate more and more content, this will increase the number of articles or videos available for readers to choose from depending on their specific purpose. It also builds your personal library of resources you’re able to share to different people you encounter or engage directly with.

As chaotic and distracting social media can be, it can also be a beacon of hope with the right content. Many people share viral posts, or content that interest them. Since your content is valuable and personal, the more you share it, the more likely it is to be shared with the right audience.

You never know who is watching (reading)

Your content is speaking to someone and even though they may not be actively engaged, their experiences with your work are impacting them. Think about the last time you watched TV: did everyone in the room have something entertaining to say? 

You never know who’s watching because there’s always somebody reading your posts or viewing your videos-even if they just skim through it briefly. This is why creating content worth consuming is critical, not only to get you out of your funk, but also to serve your audience.  Be authentic and stay true to yourself; make every post count as an opportunity for connection with your best self and for potential readers to bond with you.

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5 Ways To Invest In Yourself and Change Your Life

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Warren Buffett once said, the best investment you can ever make is in yourself. Time and money spent on bettering yourself are never considered a waste. Whether it’s through learning how to make money online, exploring new ways to increase your financial security, or watching TED talks to expand your knowledge. Do not be stingy when it comes to self-improvement because it will definitely pay off in the end. 

Need some ideas to get started on your journey to becoming a better you? Here are 5 ways to invest in yourself and transform your life. 

1. Change Your Self-Concept

Having a negative self-concept can have a tremendous impact on your life. Limiting beliefs and self-doubt are some of the main reasons why many never achieve or attempt to pursue their dreams. Take a moment and think about all the negative thoughts you have repeated to yourself throughout your life. How have these thoughts impacted the way you live life? From now on, create a new self-image by turning these negative thoughts into positive ones and appreciate your good qualities. 

2. Sign Up For An Online Course

If you’ve been wanting to brush up on your Photoshop skills or learn how to code professionally, this is the perfect time to get started. As long as you have a stable internet connection, you can access an endless amount of valuable information online. For example, sites like Coursera and Youtube are both awesome resources for online learning. With a few search strings and clicks, you can find all the information you need. 

“Investing in yourself is the best investment you can make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.” – Robin Sharma

3. Learn From a Mentor

No matter which stage of your life you are currently in, working with a mentor can help you stay motivated and focused on your goals. Not only can they guide you in the right direction, but also transform your vision, provide you with new insights, and connect you with amazing resources. If you’re feeling unmotivated or unsure about what you want to do in life, consider finding a mentor to help you navigate this process. 

4. Start A Side Hustle

The salary from a 9-5 job would rarely allow you to reach your maximum income potential. Why not achieve financial success while pursuing your passion by starting a side hustle? Whether it’s through starting an ecommerce business, freelance writing on the side, or starting a Youtube channel. There are infinite numbers of ways to make money, and there is bound to be one out there that fits your passion and skills. 

5. Nourish Your Body

As many may say, “health is the new wealth”. Without a healthy and functioning body, living a fulfilling and comfortable life becomes difficult. To take care of your body and prioritize your wellbeing, start with small habits such as eating healthier foods and exercising regularly. Bike or walk to work instead of taking the car, and opt for a healthy protein bowl instead of greasy burgers at Burger King. With time, these small habits can make an incredible difference.

Check out the infographic below, to see more ways you can invest in yourself:

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