Life-Work Balance

After-work meditationLet’s start by acknowledging the bias of the popular phrase work-life balance. The conditioning clearly places the emphasis on work. We’ll begin by flipping these two into their proper perspective. Work is something you fit into your life. Life is not something you live around work.

Certainly, there are companies that have an authentic concern for their employees’ well-being. If you work for one, congratulations. Most companies today give lip-service to life-work balance. It’s kind of politically correct to say it. The main thrust, though, seems to be rejuvenating yourself so you can get back on the job and contribute to the bottom line.

The fact is, with our 24/7 devices, most 21st century employees only get the life-work balance they create for themselves.

This is not an attack on going after your career goals. It is a reminder that your career goals are a part of you. They are not you.

These affirmations help you to focus on maintaining your life-work balance. Use the ones that resonate with you.

  1. I give my job a solid 8. The rest belongs to me!
  2. I have a job, but I refuse to let my job have me!
  3. In the balance between life and work, I choose life!
  4. I work hard and I claim my just rewards for my hard work!
  5. Today and every day, I make time for career AND personal success!
  6. Today I make time for work and time for me!
  7. I am a high-achiever, but when I need downtime I recognize it and I take it!

You’re in the driver’s seat in your life. Don’t just go along for the ride!

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s spent more than 25 years studying personal development and especially writing, recording, and using affirmations to achieve his goals. His eBook – The Power to Be You – offers 416 life-changing and original quotes, ideas, and affirmations to take you to new levels of achievement and reflection.

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51 Career Affirmations

man-3365368_640This blog has been a long time in coming. I’ve been posting Career Affirmations on Twitter for a long time, but I have never compiled them in a blog. A friend of mine on Twitter who is currently looking for a new job inspired me to finally do it.

Looking for a new job is like looking for a new relationship. We don’t do it all the time and when we do, we’re a little out of practice. Other people are happy in their current job, but want to make it more fulfilling.

These affirmations are written to help you build the confidence that can and you will find the right job for you or the fulfillment you seek in your current job.

Attract your perfect career while you work, drive, or at the gym. Audio affirmations are the perfect way to infuse your mind with empowering thoughts.

Attracting the Perfect Career MP3 Affirmation

  • “Right this moment I am attracting the perfect career into my life.” (four times)
  • “Right this moment you are attracting the perfect career into your life.” (four times)

Here’s the no music version of The Affirmation

I’ve included previously tweeted affirmations and some new ones I wrote for this blog.

Job Search Affirmations

  1. I deserve my ideal job and today I find it!
  2. Right this moment, my resume is being seen by all the right people.
  3. My resume gets me interviews and I show up to seal the deal!
  4. Right now, the job I am looking for is looking for me!
  5. I am recession proof! I have the skills and the talent to compete in any economy!
  6. I am a great employee! Any employer is lucky to have me!
  7. I am an asset to any organization and I prove it in every interview.
  8. My confidence is building! My ideal career arrives in my life today!
  9. Every time I interview, I exude confidence and energy!
  10. Every time I interview, I exude credibility and capability!
  11. Whenever I interview, I always impress!
  12. I am ready for my interviews. I am confident in my interviews. I am successful in my interviews.
  13. Amazing jobs are appearing in my life out of nowhere!
  14. As I put my intention for a great job out into the Universe, the Universe responds with great job opportunities.
  15. I am creating the career of my dreams. It appears in my mind and then in my world.
  16. Career change is an opportunity to have the career I want. This time I choose a great career for me!
  17. No more excuses! I deserve a job that fulfills me and now I am ready to find it!
  18. My perfect job is on a direct collision course with me right now!
  19. I committed to my happiness in this job search and my determination pays off!
  20. I am ready to work! I am ready to contribute! I communicate that energy in every interview!
  21. Every no for my wrong job gets me to closer to the yes that is perfect me!
  22. I close my eyes and I see myself in my ideal job. I open my eyes and I go make it happen!
  23. Breathing in, I know I am worthy a great career. Breathing out, I have it!
  24. I ask and I receive! I seek and I find! I ask for my ideal and today I find it!
  25. The negative news about jobs is about averages. I AM above average!

Job Fulfillment Affirmations

  1. I am the engine of my career success!
  2. I work hard! I work smart! I deserve the accolades I earn!
  3. I am excited to have this job and I make the most of it!
  4. I am the director of my career and I take the initiative to have the career I want!
  5. My career happiness is my choice.
  6. I mold my career to my goals!
  7. Today I see the ways this job contributes to my growth.
  8. Today I see the ways this job contributes to my happiness.
  9. Today I see the ways this job contributes to my financial well-being.
  10. Today I see the ways I contribute to this organization and I feel good about my contributions.
  11. Today I choose to grow and get better through collaboration with my colleagues.
  12. I have the freedom to keep this job or find a better job whenever I want to.
  13. Today and every day, I use my talents in satisfying ways!
  14. My career is what I make of it and today I make it a happy and successful experience.
  15. I climb the corporate ladder with integrity and confidence!
  16. My career is MY career and today I take ownership of it!
  17. My job does not define me, but I can define my job!
  18. What I do in my job makes a difference! I feel it! I see it! I know it!
  19. As I align my career with my true talents, the money and the happiness flows to me!
  20. I refuse to see deadends in my career. I always see possibilities!

Change Affirmations

  1. In my career and in my life, change is constant. I accept change and make the most of it.
  2. I easily and effortlessly learn new system and processes.
  3. I am always ready to learn and grow in my job!
  4. I accept constructive feedback and put it work for my benefit!

Career Specific Affirmations

  1. I am a world-class (insert career) and I prove it every day!
  2. I became a (insert career) to make a difference and today I do!

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray Davis is a 20+ year Human Resources professional and founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s spent more than 25 years studying personal development and especially writing, recording, and using affirmations to achieve his goals. His eBook – The Power to Be You – offers 417 paradigm-shifting and original quotes, ideas, and affirmations to take you to new levels of achievement and reflection. He’s also the author of the SciFi novel Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation.

Quitting is the Answer – The Affirmation Spot for Thursday December 13, 2007



Today’s affirmation:

“Today I am ready to convert my perseverance into success.”

Quitting is the answer to your dilemma. You know you want to give up. So, do it. You have a dream, but it is just pie-in-the-sky nonsense. What are you thinking? Are you crazy?

Do you really believe you could be the next great childrens author. Are you really visualizing yourself sitting on Oprah’s couch discussing your latest best seller? YOU??? Come on! Get real. You’ve sent 20 manuscripts out and how many rejection letters? That’s right. 20.

And you, thinking you are the next great country music star. You’ve made five demo records and not one call back. You’ve been at this for three years now. When are you going to face reality?

Oh, and Mr. basketball, you have dreams of a major college scholarship and then the NBA? Yeah right! You play three minutes a game on your high school team. The coach barely knows your name. And you think you’re the next Michael Jordan? Face it, my friend, basketball is a dead end for you.

Do you ever have thoughts like these? Do you ever hear those around you say things like this because they “care about you”? There’s always someone around to shoot down your dreams, if you are not already doing it. In some cases, it’s even an expert – an editor, a coach, or record producer. I mean they know what they are talking about, right?

The next time you have these kinds of thoughts I want you remember the following.

His sophomore year in high school, Michael Jordan didn’t even know he was the next Michael Jordan.

Michael JordanHe was cut from his high school basketball team. I don’t know if that high school basketball team was unbelievably talented or the coach just wasn’t a very good judge of ability. Can you imagine arguably the greatest basketball player ever cut from his basketball team? The coach was presumedly an expert.

Michael could have taken the expert’s word and given up. He could have taken up the vilolin or given up on school activities all together. Instead, he worked harder; became more determined. Three years later he was starting for one of the top college programs in the country and on his way to a Hall of Fame NBA career and six NBA championships.

What if Michael Jordan had accepted the judgment of an expert and quit? The man revitalized a sport, gave a city with a reputation for losing the opportunity to be champions, inspired millions of young athletes, and gave every fan a highlight film that will run in their minds forever.

Back in the 1920s there was an unknown cartoonist from the midwest shopping his idea for an animated cartoon featuring a mouse. Walt Disney made two cartoons featuring Mickey Mouse that were rejected by distributors. Then timing and adaptability intervened.

disney.jpgDisney latched on to the new sound technology in Hollywood and created a third Mickey Mouse film with sound called Steamboat Willie which debuted in New York on November 18, 1928.

The mouse and Walt went on to do quite well for themselves. A major media empire and the world’s number one tourist destination bear the name Disney because he believed in his idea and he did not stop at “no”.

Had Disney quit generations would have been deprived of the eternal childhood represented by Disney message.

A retired motel and restaurant owner in his 70s spent two years driving the country pitching his secret recipe for fried chicken to restaurant owners. The story goes that Harland Sanders heard no over 1000 times before someone finally said, “yes”.

Today Kentucky Fried Chicken is served in more than 80 countries around the world. Everyone knows about “The Colonel’s secret recipe.”

What is the common element here? Belief? Yes. Commitment. Sure. The real common element here is perserverence converted into success. These people pushed through their own doubts and the opinions of others to achieve their goals.

They also didn’t listen to the experts who said it couldn’t be done. The experts thought the train, the automobile, the airplane, radio, television, and the Internet would never succeed. Experts are always learned people about “what is”. They are entrenched in “what is”. Experts are weak at seeing what “can be.”

That takes a visionary. Find a visionary who believes in you and what you are trying to accomplish. That restaurant owner who finally said yes to Colonel Sanders was a visionary.

The world would have been worse off if any of these men had given up. What will the world be missing out on if you quit on your dream?

So how about it? Are you up for that 21st manuscript submission? Are you ready to make another demo and make this cut the one that gets noticed? Are you ready to give a little extra at practice today and let the coach really see what you can do?

If you are inspired to keep going, continue visualizing Oprah. If you are motivated to take Nashville by storm, keep seeing yourself accepting your award as newcomer of the year in country music. If you are ready to take the court with a new purpose and determination, then keep dreaming of the NBA.

Others are going to call you crazy. “They” called Jordan, Disney, and Sanders crazy too. “They” called the Wright Brothers and Edison and Leonardo Da Vinci crazy.

You might have another bout of you calling yourself crazy. That’s normal. Just don’t give up on your talent, don’t give up on your passion, don’t give up on the promise of your dreams.

Start right now by restating your dream to the universe and your commitment to achieving it. I’d be honored if you began by leaving a comment on this blog.

Quitting is an answer. It is just not the right answer when it comes to your dreams.

Be peaceful Be prosperous

Ray

The Affirmation Spot

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