THIS BOOK BEGINS WITH A premise that you must accept in order to benefit from its powerful message: You and your life are unlimited. YOU are a beautiful, blessed being. The energy that animates your body, that moves the air in and out of your lungs, that arises in your mind as impulses and desires, and that is expressed through your unique interests and talents . . . the energy that flows through every aspect of your body and mind is the same energy that governs the process of all creation—whether the creation of a single cell or an entire universe. By whatever name you call it—life force, Mother Nature, Spirit, source, or God—you are an extension of this powerful force. You are the furthermost tangible expression of it, in fact: a divine being living in a seemingly material world.
You have arrived here, at this particular juncture in time, with all of your particular characteristics and circumstances, for the purpose of realizing your own divinity. You are here to experience the fullness of your power, to make manifest your heart’s desires, and to create a magnificent
life that continues to surprise and delight not just you, but everyone in your personal and professional realm.
Although you have taken form as a human being who is temporarily focusing through your unique body and this particular lifetime, you are not separate from the energy that created you, from the energy that creates worlds. You come from the same source from which all things arise, and to which all things return. You are part of the ocean of consciousness that contains everything, and you are here to allow your life’s journey to guide you along a unique and winding path. And once that path has reached its fullest expression and farthest expansion, the essence of you will rise like rain evaporating back into the clouds, and the river of your life will merge into and again become one with the broader ocean.
While you are here in this lifetime, you will be called by many streams of interest, and each one of them will provide you an opportunity to flow your energy and your love. Your career is one such tributary—one that holds unlimited potential for inspiration, expansion, contribution, abundance, and, quite frankly, the most thrilling ride of your life.
Your career is a living, breathing, evolving manifestation that has the potential to contract, stagnate, wither, and die, or to grow, blossom, expand, and thrive. In the same way that a child, a lover, a pet, or even a houseplant is responsive to the quality of attention you focus upon it, this aspect of your life responds to and will reflect back to you the quality of energy you give to it. This book will guide you through each stage of this becoming—from the earliest conception of the vision in the inner world of your imagination and emotions, to its full manifestation in the external world of form and phenomenon. And once you have brought into full fruition the vision of your ideal career as you can right now conceive it, this book will show you how to periodically re-create that vision so that it continues to fulfill your ever-evolving desires.
Your career is a living, breathing, evolving manifestation that has the potential to contract, stagnate, wither, and die, or to grow, blossom, expand, and thrive.
Growing your career into a perfect manifestation of all that you want it to be is a process of bringing all aspects of yourself into resonance with the energy of what you want to create. You do this by first identifying the emotional, vibrational essence of who you want to be and how you want to feel in the area of your creative expression, and then by bringing your vibration—meaning the sum total of your dominant thoughts, feelings, moods, and emotions—into energetic harmony with that vision. Said another way, in order to create outrageous abundance in your career, you first have to become a vibrational match to the energy of abundance. If the energy you offer in relation to your career is one of anxiety or frustration, you will unwittingly hold apart from yourself the abundance you’re seeking. In this book, I will show you how to purposefully adjust your energy so the vibration you are sending out is consistent with the success you desire. When that shift occurs, you will no longer find yourself striving for success. Rather, success—in all its forms—will pursue you.
When I was first introduced to the principles of deliberate creation nearly twenty years ago, the circumstances of my life were far from how I wanted them to be. I was thirty pounds overweight and nearly $60,000 in debt. I wanted to get married and start a family, but had a knack for consistently attracting the “wrong” kind of men. I worked at a job I hated and lived in an ant-infested room that I rented in someone else’s home because I could not afford my own apartment.
Wanting very much to transform my life, which felt at the time like a constant uphill struggle, I devoted all my nights and nearly every weekend to studying the principles that I’ll be sharing with you throughout this book. I learned about the nonphysical forces—such as
polarity, clarity, alignment, resonance, momentum, and magnetism—that coalesce and join together to create and organize everything we experience in our physical, manifested world, from the degree of health and vitality we feel in our bodies, to the circumstances of where we live, to the level of success we realize in all our endeavors. And then, determined to test the accuracy of all that I’d learned, I decided to apply these principles to the conditions of my own life—and my career (or, more accurately at the time, my lack thereof) offered the perfect environment to conduct these experiments. I began a daily practice of meditating, visualizing, magnetizing, and connecting with the energy of success, in order to determine the outer effects of these internal practices.
Over the course of the next five years, I went to work for a series of companies—and each new position I accepted offered a higher salary, more benefits, better working conditions, and greater freedom. A couple of years into my “experiment,” I decided to pursue a career as a pharmaceutical sales representative, and eventually accepted a position with Janssen Pharmaceutica, where I became the number-one rep in my district. Everything I had intended was unfolding more easily and abundantly than I could possibly have imagined. And when at the peak of this newfound success I was asked to resign from that position, I trusted that the universe had better things in store for me, and immersed myself even deeper in my metaphysical practices. I was beginning to understand that by holding steady to my vision and aligning with the essence of what I wanted, I would eventually call that reality into my experience. And that’s exactly what happened.
After being asked to resign my position as a pharmaceutical sales rep, I didn’t work for more than three months, yet, amazingly, made more money than when I was working full-time. Thanks to a generous severance package, some unexpected bonuses, and windfalls that seemed to come out of nowhere, hardly a day went by that I didn’t receive a check in the mail. During that three-month period, I also wrote my first book, Perfect Pictures, and when it came out and I began promoting it,
the VP at the new company I’d started working for invited me to do a book signing at one of their national conferences.
I was happier than I’d been in years. I loved my coworkers and my customers, and although I was still relatively new to the field, I was entrusted with a very big territory. Soon I was making so much money in commissions that the company had to instate a policy to cap the monthly income of its sales force! After this occurred, a job recruiter I’d never hired called me offering a position that was even more ideal than the one I was in—with no caps on bonuses, a smaller and therefore more manageable territory, and a product that was easier to sell and more in line with my values.
I continued applying these universal principles, and everything in my life kept getting better and better. When statements from the Social Security Administration came in the mail that showed the dramatic increase in my income, it was incredibly empowering to see the tangible evidence of my expanding abundance. When I began my experiment, I was earning $32,000 a year. And when I decided to leave corporate America to start my own coaching practice so I could teach others all that I was learning, that number had skyrocketed to $186,000. In case you’re wondering, it’s grown by almost a full zero since then.
In this book, I’ll share the success principles I’ve applied since the very beginning—first to become increasingly successful in my sales career, then to launch my coaching business, and finally to support its exponential growth. I’ll walk you through the proven formula I’ve developed as a result of more than twenty years of studying, experimenting with, and applying the universal forces that govern all manifestation, and show you how to harness it to create or re-create a career expression that is ideal for you in every imaginable way. I’ll show you how to establish an inner relationship with future clients, associates, and employees long before you ever meet them; how to work with light and energy to magnetize the opportunities and resources that will contribute to your success; and how to create a culture of value
and appreciation around you that brings out the very best in everyone you come in contact with.
You were born with great purpose, and when you allow yourself to align with—rather than resist, contradict, or deny—that purpose, you thrive in every possible way. Quantum success is the natural consequence of this alignment. It is a state of appreciating all that we have created, even as we recognize that we are in the process of creating so much more.
You were born with great purpose, and when you allow yourself to align with—rather than resist, contradict, or deny—that purpose, you thrive in every possible way.
Quantum success is not the result of hard work alone, of effort or struggle. Rather, it unfolds naturally and exponentially once we learn how to harness the power and energy of the universe. It is the kind of success that is created from the inside out. Each of us will define quantum success in our own terms, according to our own values, unique interests, and goals. But regardless of what it looks like on the outside, it is always marked by an internal experience of happiness, joy, vitality, aliveness, and unlimited abundance.
While some may regard a desire for this type of success as superficial or materialistic, success that arises from a state of inner alignment is a deeply spiritual pursuit, because the only way to attain it is by deciding to use this lifetime to realize the fullness of your divinity, your power, and your ability to create. You are in a continual process of becoming, and by consciously choosing who you want to be and what you want to create in the area of your career and self-expression, you accelerate this evolution.
No matter where you are right now—whether you’re actively seeking to work your way up the corporate ladder, or you’re reevaluating your current career path; whether you have aspirations that you don’t yet know how to achieve, or you’re the head of your own thriving business
and are ready to create even more success with greater ease—the process outlined in this book will help you to determine with greater clarity what you now want to create, who you want to become in the process of creating it, and how to align yourself on every level with that vision.
If you desire to find and express the essence of who you are; if you are ready to allow yourself to move with clarity and momentum along the river that is your life; if you are eager to experience the exaltation, abundance, and joyful motion forward that is naturally produced from a state of internal alignment, this book will be your guide.