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Creating work you love is not difficult. It begins with loving the work you have.
“What!” I can hear some thinking, “But I don’t love my work now … in fact there are a lot of things I don’t love about it.”
That may be, but if you focus on what is good about it – the good will grow and the not-so-good will diminish. The next step is to “feel like you have” the opposite of what you don’t like.
So let’s say you have a job at which you love the people and most of what you do but the pay sucks. To change what you don’t like (the pay), change your emotions around it (the pay) and increase the positive emotions you already feel (the people and the work). So, every day spend some time feeling gratitude about the people, and doing what you like, if not love. Also spend some time feeling like the pay doesn’t suck. Feel as if the pay is three times what it is.
“But it isn’t three times …”
Yeah, I know, but pretend it is. Even if for a few moments – maybe just on the drive to work and the drive home. Pretend, as you get in the car, you have all the money you could possibly want, and feel gratitude for the abundance. Drive to work pretending you are in a car that you would buy if you had that income, or pretend your car is paid off.
My point is, you need to start flowing the energy of abundance if you want more of it. And your life will change. Be patient.
I know this stuff works – incredibly so. But you have to hold the resonance long enough to allow your reality to change.
I did it… and life became amazing. And then it wasn’t. The dream manifested more than I could ever hope possible. But then I started to become bored. And my company began to falter.
Some would blame it on the mortgage crisis and the floundering economy. I knew better. Whether I made it happen or let it happen, my company started losing money.
Why? Because I wasn’t flowing energy to it in the form of new dreams, desires, intentions. I was focused on other aspects of my life and ignored it energetically.
Was that a failure? There is no such thing as failure. There is only feedback. When you drive your car and take your foot off the gas pedal do you take it personally that your car slows down? Of course not. It is simply feedback that you need to step on the gas if you want to move forward.
Reality is the same thing – simply a feedback mechanism. It is a bit more complex than a car but once you learn how to “drive” it becomes much simpler.
So what did I do? I began to dream new dreams. I dreamt of writing, and teaching – the most exciting thing on the planet (to me). I changed the belief that said I couldn’t do both. And yes, my company began responding. It is back in the black (at the timing of this writing), and I’m thrilled to be writing from my new office (below).
Once you manifest your dreams, you simply dream more. Of course you’ll reach the limit on the trappings. One can only have so many cars, houses, clothes, until they become more burdensome than exciting. But there’s never a limit as to the joy you can experience, the creativity to tap, the love to flow into what you do and the lives you can impact by that joy, creativity and love.
Your work (and your life) can be and should be spectacular. No fine print. No exceptions. Is your time now?
In joyous creation,