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An Abundant Career: 3 Steps to Get Rid of Your Tired, Old Limiting Beliefs

Finding a great job that enriches your soul doesn’t just happen randomly. An abundant career comes as a result of releasing limiting beliefs.

There’s no career fairy that blesses some people and dooms others. If you feel like you have a permanent residence on the doomed list, it’s time to start a career filled with abundance.

You can do this now with no physical change in your situation. The process starts in your mind.

Your new career begins with a thought.

Thoughts influence your actions.

Your actions shape your reality.

Wouldn’t it make sense that changing your thoughts changes your reality? You have the power to change your career into an abundant career in just a few minutes with an abundance mindset.

What is an Abundance Mindset?

An abundance mindset is defined as a belief that there is an infinite amount of resources for you to use.

Resources could mean money, a “lucky break,” help from others or a new opportunity. I have struggled with believing this myself.

It seems so simple and more like wishful thinking. But, ask yourself this: Would you rather believe there is not enough and be mad at the world, OR believe that you have more than enough and be grateful and happy about what you have?

If you have a hard time embracing that you have plenty when your pantry says otherwise, think of abundance as you would think of unconditional love.

Both are infinite and available to you. It’s also the belief that someone does not get abundant from someone else being in lack.

There is an infinite amount of abundance and everyone is entitled to experience it. You can start cultivating an abundance mindset today by taking these 6 steps I wrote about in another post.

What is an Abundant Career?

An abundant career is a way of working that exceeds all of your needs — financially, spiritually emotionally and intellectually.

It’s the result of a Soul-based Job Search. Your work provides you with all of your physical needs food, shelter, fun money, a new car and you are on solid financial ground.

When I say spiritually, your work should stir your soul. It should consume your thoughts and light you up in the best way. It should also bring you joy, make you feel good.

It would also challenge your mind. Keep you sharp and learning.

How to Create an Abundant Career

As simple as it sounds, having a great career begins with an abundance mindset. You can look at everything in a filter of scarcity and lack or you can look at it with abundance.

Which one sounds like more fun? Would you rather be angry all of the time because Bob from accounting makes more than you and there’s only so much to go around? 

Or would you rather believe that there is an endless supply of abundance and you are part of it?

1. Change How You Think About Your Career

Your thoughts become your beliefs. Those beliefs shape your actions and experience.

Some beliefs are not factually true, but we believe them because they fit our circumstances. For instance, if you always think I’m never going to get a promotion, you’re right.

If your beliefs don’t support receiving abundance, you won’t get it. In one of my favorite abundance mindset books The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace D. Wattles says being rich is as easy as thinking rich.

He points out that any person is capable of having abundance because they believe they can have it. I wrote about this amazingly quick read here

If you are not where you want to be in your career, then you have to look at your beliefs around your career. There was a time in my life where I had thoughts like I hate my job. It’s a dead end.

I’m never gonna get anywhere. It wasn’t factually true, but I made it true by supporting those thoughts. I was grumpy and people interpreted that as not being a team player and having a negative attitude.

How to Change Your Career Thoughts

Then I learned that simply eliminating these limiting beliefs can change my reality. I started with small, but believable changes in my thinking. I am a valued member of the team.

I enjoy the people I work with and the tasks I do. I have a wealth of talent to create my own opportunities.

Pretty soon, the drudgery of my job disappeared.

I was given more responsibility and praise. I also felt and acted more confident. So how can you release your limiting beliefs for an abundant career?

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Action Steps to Create an Abundant Career

Challenge the Negative Talk

Suppose you held the belief that you’ll never amount to anything. Where did the belief originate?

Did your dad always tell you that when you refused to clean your room? Was it something you learned in algebra class when the teacher told you to not pursue an engineering career.

Is this belief of never amounting to anything true. Even if you are pushing 40 and still living at home with your parents, you have something to offer the world.

You live in the comforts of a rent-free home. You get to do things you enjoy because you don’t have to worry about money. That’s not nothing.

Is the statement of never amounting to something true? No.

Did the person who told you that hold you to that? No. You and dear old dad get along great, you mow the lawn and cook him dinner three nights a week.

He was frustrated at your 10-year-old slob and was afraid you’d never hold down a job.

How has this statement shaped your reality? You have a job and the credentials to get a promotion.

Ask yourself why you are stalling your own success? Does it have anything to do with believing you’ll never amount to anything? It might. It might not.

Create a new career belief that serves you.

It’s not enough to let go of a belief. It’s important to replace it with a new perspective.

If your belief of not amounting to anything is holding you back, then go for what Wallace Wattles wrote: “Anyone can attract wealth and abundance.”

Whenever I am feeling down on myself, I repeat the following affirmation: I am enough. I have enough. There is enough.

  • I am enough. This reminds me that I have everything I need in myself and do not need validation from anything or anyone.
  • I have enough. This reminds me that all of my needs are met and there is no need to worry about current circumstances.
  • There is enough. The universe has enough abundance to give everyone what they need, they just have to ask.

Let’s say that your new belief is I have the talent, resources, and skills to create an abundant career. It’s time for the next step.

2. Prove Your Career Belief

List your skills and talents. Then research careers where they would be in demand. Find examples of successful people in those careers.

  • Have there been times when you used your new belief and your reality reflected it?
  • Make a list of all those times. It may take a little while to see the results of your new belief, but it beats your old belief.

3. Get Excited About the Future

Visualize yourself living your new belief. How would your life change? How would that make you feel? What would you accomplish?

Keep going until you are excited about the possibilities ahead. Repeat your new belief to yourself several times a day.

It’s easy to slip back into old patterns of thinking. So keep at it. Even if you have doubts, feel silly or don’t see instant results.

You must change your beliefs about yourself and know they are true.

Your beliefs shape your results and your future. Find beliefs that fill you with love and appreciation for who you are.

You are valuable and have unique gifts that only you can give. Don’t limit yourself.

Embrace your abundant career. Good luck and good thoughts only.