Start a New Career
By Debra Lea Thorsen
After coaching hundreds of people on how to break free from the
corporate world, I have created 7 fundamental practices to help you
successfully start a new career. I share them with you here.
1. Center Yourself
When you are trying to start a new career, you may encounter inner
resistance and self-doubt. Before self-talk sabotages your dreams, learn
to disconnect from your negative thought patterns. I recommend centering
throughout the day to help you be a kind and patient observer of your
thoughts. Learning to center will help you to stay positive and relaxed.
Meditation, walks at lunchtime, yoga, and focused breathing can help you
to stay centered throughout the day.
2. Focus on the Positive
Television broadcasters, newspapers, and magazines make their money
on advertising. They sell advertising by focusing on the negative and
what is not working in the world. Turn off your TV. Stop reading
newspapers and news magazines. Surround yourself with positive people.
Read autobiographies of people you admire and who have overcome
adversity. If you pay attention to negative thoughts and events, you
will attract negativity into your life. Stay focused on the positive.
3. Live from purpose and commitment
Do you have a personal mission statement? What is your purpose in
life? Does your work forward that purpose? Spend some moments on
reflection and create inspiring and exciting purpose and mission
statements for yourself. If you need help with this, visit
www.fearlessguides.com to subscribe to a free ezine, get a home study
guide, or join a Fearless Action Group.
4. Perform essential actions that are on-purpose
If you are living from purpose and commitment, then it is much easier
to stay focused on essential actions that will further your purpose and
to eliminate actions that don't help you to achieve your purpose.
5. Have the courage to live your truth
Many people waste time avoiding negative consequences instead of
pursuing possibilities. Pursuing possibilities takes courage. Our
definition of courage is staying true to your values no matter who
disagrees. It also means being open to the world, not closed in a loop
of habitual thinking and behavior.
6. Jealously Guard your Energy
Evaluate all of the relationships and activities in your life based
upon whether they give you energy or take your energy. Eliminate
activities that take your energy. Eliminate negative people. Try to
shift relationships that take your energy or limit your exposure to
these people. To start a new career takes lots of energy. Jealously
guard your energy during this critical time and eliminate all energy
7. Be grateful
I believe that we have all chosen to be here in this physical world.
Our non-physical being chose to manifest here and now. And every day
that you walk on this earth is a miracle. Count your blessings. If you
find yourself in despair or unable to get out of a funk, start keeping a
gratitude journal. Every evening before you go to sleep, spend some time
counting your blessings. What are you grateful for in your life? You can
do this as a mental exercise or you can start keeping a gratitude
journal. Every day, write down five things that you are grateful for.
You might be surprised by how abundant your life really is.
About The Author
Find out how to break free from the corporate world. Debra Thorsen helps
individuals create real wealth and happiness without 9 to 5 jobs.