“It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it” ~ James Ray
Career advancement comes from doing things a certain way. I’m in a career transition right now. My advancement will be into an entirely new career. This career advancement came from doing things a certain way. This article will teach you how to advance your career by using the creative method.
Career advancement can come in one of two forms:
- moving to the next level or position within your existing company or business
- moving from your current company or job into an entirely new business or industry
Both types of advancement require that you follow the same process. That you do things in a certain way, just as Wattles describes in his book, The Science of Getting Rich. Some people are conscious of this process and others are not. The process is very simple and straightforward, it’s no wonder why more don’t follow it.
If you follow this process, you must advance your career. Remember, this is not a philosophy or an idea that hasn’t been tested. This is a creative approach to career advancement. It’s the Science of Getting Rich. It works when you work it. It must work because it is Law.
I’ve used this process to advance my career. You could do the same. There are 3 governing principles to advance your career. It doesn’t matter what industry or career you’re considering, the principles are the same.
In order to advance your career, you need to follow these simple instructions:
- Hold the image of the career or job you want
- Act on your present environment
- Make an impression of increase
1. Hold the image of the career or job you want
Wattles says that you must hold the image of what you want. If this is your career then you need to imagine yourself doing the things you would do in that career. Imagineering or visualization is not a new topic but it is often overlooked. If you really want to advance your career then you have to picture it. Get yourself a pen and paper and write down the details of your dream career. This description will help you crystallize the image in your mind.
There is no magic here. Use your creative mind and create an image of the career you want. Impress this image upon your subconscious mind. This image will naturally be impressed onto the formless intelligence. And the formless intelligence will send thought signals to the infinite. The infinite will do the work that you can’t do.
Visualization works, if you work it. Have you ever thought about what happens when you’re really hungry? You probably can’t stop thinking about food. Ever wonder why? It’s because all you see is food. You make pictures of food and those pictures create feelings of hunger.
Remember to hold the image of the career or job you want.
2. Act on your present environment
You have to act on your present environment and keep your image impressed upon your mind. I learned this the hard way. I thought I would advance my career by looking for other jobs during work time. It doesn’t always work that way.
I’m not saying it couldn’t work that way. It really depends on what you mean by advancement. If you want another job with slightly higher pay, then start looking for another job. That is probably the easiest work for you to do.
On the other hand, if you’re looking to drastically quantum leap your income, then follow these simple instructions. I know they work because I’ve worked them. I’ve adjusted my financial thermostat for inner wealth. This process never fails unless you fail to apply the process.
You must act on your present environment. You don’t act where you aren’t, you act where you are. This means taking action on the work that you currently do. If you want to advance by the creative method then you must act on the people and things in your present environment.
What if you want to change careers?
You still act in your present environment. I’ve done this with my current job and it has worked wonders. I keep my focus on the work at hand, my job. And as I act where I am, I receive regular phone calls and emails from recruiters looking to hire me. I don’t have a clue how those recruiters found me, but they did.
Now I’m not looking for another job, but there is a hidden gem in all of this. As you begin to act in a certain way you will begin to grow. And as you grow you will expand beyond your current environment. You must because you’re following the natural process of evolution. Continuous acts in you present environment will cause an impression of increase.
3. Make an impression of increase
You must make an impression of increase. An impression of increase comes from acting efficiently. Doing every job as if it was your last. Do the work you do and do it well. If you don’t work this one principle, then forget it. You’ll never advance your career by the creative method.
“The key thought of all your efforts must be to convey to their minds the impression of increase.” ~ Wallace Wattles
You must act in a way so that people see you’re an advancing person. You want to more than fill your present environment. Everyone you meet in person, on the phone or by email must believe you’re advancing. You want to impress the advancing thought onto those in your environment. When you make the impression of increase you’re advancing. And your advancement is the result of your growth and expansion.
This expansion will cause you to move beyond your current environment. It’s a natural phenomenon. Once you grow larger than your present environment, you have to move out and into a new environment. It’s law.
People are attracted to others who advance. Why? Because human beings have a natural desire to advance and become more. It’s a part of our natural way of being. We desire to become more and want to surround ourselves with people who are becoming more.
An impression of increase comes from taking action. If you look at the last five letters in the word attraction, you’ll see: A-C-T-I-O-N. When you take action you grow. And your growth causes your expansion.
You will not advance your career without taking action. And if you’re not taking action, then you will not attract the people, circumstances and the career you want.
The impression of increase is a real living principle. If the impression you give others is one of growth and increase then you will be more than filling your place in the world. And when you more than fill your present place, the Universe will shift to further your expansion. Your environment will literally shift around you and transform. It will do this in response to your expansion.