5 Minutes of FABruary: How I Manifested My Job
After a week of interviewing, receiving an offer, and declining an opportunity at an amazing company (that I would've been honored to work at, but the timing ain’t right RN) I want to get candid with you about my work and my mindset around my business. I’ve been working as a Digital Ad Sales Executive at Rolling Stone for a little over 3 years now. It’s some of the most creative, challenging, invigorating, frustrating work I’ve done in my career. The highs are so sweet and high and the lows are faced with depressing, rejection filled lows. So in the midst of all the ups and downs, I find it comforting to remind myself of what I know is true… I manifested this job. I asked for it. I prayed for it. I literally declared that I wanted this exact job at this exact company long before I ever worked here. Here are the 5 steps that lead me to the phone call I always dreamed of, with my current boss on the other end of the line asking, “So, do you want to work at Rolling Stone?”
Long before I had my job, I worked with my current boss and my current co-worker/ soul sister. Early in my career, straight out of college, I met them both and felt an instant connection. I felt warmth, openness, and genuine good vibes from both of them. I didn’t ignore those feelings (I was actually super tuned into them) and as I continued to grow and shift in my career, I kept in touch with these wonderful people. I emailed, planned lunches, coffee dates, and dinners here and there, and authentically wanted to continue my relationship with them. I never would have thought that I could be working with them one day, but by tapping into my love for connection, they thought of me first when a position opened up.
A year before I got my current gig, I started my meditation practice. I started slow by sitting for about 2.5 minutes most mornings. This would be the time for me to be quiet, to reflect, and to feel fabulous too. During this time, I started to realize that my soul was speaking to me. I felt all the feelings: profound sadness that I was in a job that was dimming my light, discomfort with where my life was, and moments of blissful serenity too. My meditation practice became my guide, my clarity, and an empowering tool on my career journey.
3. Getting Clear
Through meditation I started to get clear on my passions. I started to remember what I loved as a child: music, TV, movies, theater, culture. When I got clear on what I love, I knew I needed to proactively insert the love into my career. My expertise is digital media advertising and I knew that I would be successful and happy if I could take this expertise and apply it to a company that focused on music, entertainment, and culture. That is when I realized that Rolling Stone was where I wanted to be.
I started to declare out loud that I wanted to work at Rolling Stone. I got really bold when talking about my career goals with my boyfriend, my friends, and my family. I wrote it down. I said it out loud and whole-heartedly believed that I was worthy of it.
Lastly, I started to visualize myself in my role. I would do this during my meditation practice. I started to see myself walking into the Rolling Stone offices. Smiling at clients. I saw myself beaming with pride every time I got to share with people what I do for work. I even visualized my 8-year-old self to ask her for approval. I saw 8-year-old Nina Daisy with the Mariah Carey and Tony Bennett cassette tapes that I loved so much smiling back at me. To this day, when people ask me about my job, I always say, “I’m pretty sure my 8-year-old self would think this gig is pretty cool”.
Babes, my “dream job” (for right now) is far from perfect, but it lights me up and I am eternally grateful for that. Ultimately, I get the chance to represent a brand that also represents me and that makes me feel successful.
What job do you think represents you? Are you already doing it? If not, what’s standing in the way of you and your dream job? Are you clear on what makes you excited? If so, have you thought about making this part of your career? Have you given yourself a moment of quiet to reflect? Do you meditate? If not, would you be willing to consider trying?
I always love to hear from you. If you are open to meditation, please let me know and I will happily pass along resources that have continued to help me through my journey.