Searching for a new job or pursuing a coveted promotion as a retail dietitian can be one of the most challenging and emotional experiences of your life. Here are five tips from Tricia Molloy, Corporate Leadership Speaker on Work-Life Balance and Achieving Goals, to help you capitalize on the power of your subconscious mind and use strategies like affirmations and gratitude, to gain the clarity, confidence and commitment you need to succeed. By following these five steps, based on Tricia's "CRAVE Your Goals!" program, you’ll have a competitive edge to secure the position that’s right for you.
1. Clean Out the Clutter.
New opportunities and helpful people can’t reach you if physical, technical and emotional clutter are blocking the way. The law is the universe abhors a vacuum. When you clear out the clutter (paperwork and old emails, as well as forgiving your last employer for letting you go, or belief that you don’t deserve the promotion), you create the space for the universe to fill it with what serves your highest good.
2. Raise Your Energy.
Often retail dietitians are working in unchartered territory, which can create fear and doubt when seeking a promotion within your company. This leads to vibrating at a low, negative level. We are all vibrational beings, and we vibrate at different levels at different times. Vibrations is just another word for feelings and emotions – your attitude. The universal law states that energy attracts like energy—just like a magnet. When we feel good and appreciated and are taking good care of ourselves, we vibrate at a high level, and we attract people and circumstances that vibrate at that same positive, constructive level. Increase and maintain a high vibration by eating healthy, staying active, getting enough sleep, spending time with positive people, enjoying nature, finding reasons to laugh, and practicing random and not-so-random acts of kindness.
3. Affirm Success.
Studies show we talk to ourselves at least 10,000 times a day, and 80 percent of that talk tends to be negative. Be aware of what you’re saying to yourself when you wake each morning, before making phone calls, at networking events and as you prepare for interviews. Keep it positive in the present and brief. Consider using affirmations like these: “I attract ideal job opportunities today.” “I am guided to make smart job search choices.” “I have all the skills and abilities to be a valuable asset to this company in this new position.” “I am a talented and successful retail dietitian!” Write your affirmations down, post them, say them with a smile, and, when appropriate, say them to others.
Every top athlete has harnessed the power of visualization. The runner sees herself breaking through the tape at the end of the race and the golfer sees the hole in one. What can you visualize about your promotion pursuit? Perhaps it’s making the best impression during a job interview. Or, you might visualize yourself working at your ideal job. A picture is worth a thousand words but it takes more than just seeing to get the results. Visualization is a three-step, repetitive process that connects you with your subconscious mind. To give it the power you need to succeed, engage all your senses. What do you hear, smell, feel and taste? And, infuse it with the positive emotions you would feel if this were a reality—like happiness, pride and maybe even relief. Commit to seeing your goals as real, and they soon will be. Consider creating a vision board to accelerate the visualization process. See more on this from my Working with Wisdom newsletter.
5. Express Thanks.
What you focus on expands. What you appreciate appreciates. A few nights a week, write in a gratitude journal. Include the typical list of your good health, family, friends, skills and experience. Commit to include at least one original entry each time, like you scheduled two promising interviews. By being aware of what’s going right in your job search, you increase the flow of more good things. Writing in your journal at night will also help you get a good night’s sleep and be at your best the next day. Remember to take the time to thank those who are helping you on this journey.
Whether you’re looking for a promotion or choose to excel at the job you have, these five strategies will support your success.
Tricia Molloy speaks for organizations that want their people to reduce stress, improve work-life balance and achieve their goals faster and easier. She is a corporate leadership speaker, the author of “Working with Wisdom,” and a mentor for professional women who crave more success at work and in life. Sign up for the Working with Wisdom enewsletter for more information and inspiration at www.triciamolloy.com.