THE MANIFESTATION CRAZE… HAVE YOU TRIED IT YET?
More and more, you hear people talking about manifestation or manifesting things to themselves. If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s about believing you already have something and letting it come to you, by using active words. For example, instead of wishing you had something, literally speak it into existence. Change the way you verbalize things. Instead of saying, “I want that job” say “I’m going to get that job” or by giving thanks for something that has not yet happened ,”I’m thankful that I got the job because I can now take care of my family”. Not only speak it verbally, but believe it in your heart as if it is currently true and happening in real time.
There are some that equate manifestation to the scripture “walking by faith, not by sight”. Have you heard the saying “Act like you have your blessing before it arrives?” They basically have the same premise or meaning. I know you’re probably wondering does it really work? On a whim I began manifesting one thing in particular. I was working in a manufacturing plant and would get complimented on my voice all the time, and people would say to me you should be on the radio. Ironically, that’s where my on air name came from, my old job.
I started really thinking about what it would be like to be on the radio. I was almost 40, and had what many people considered a “good job”, so why am I thinking about a job in radio? I started calling myself an on air personality. I even assembled my friends and started my own podcast for fun. What I noticed, is the more I said it, and acted like a “real on air personality” … the more opportunities came my way to showcase my voice. I left my job in 2006, with no experience, to start a career in the radio.
Since faith without works is dead, I enrolled in a vocational school to get some training. I sought and obtained my first unpaid internship at 36/37 years old. I was soon hired in a full time position in the industry, but not on air. So close, yet so far. I took that as a sign that I’m headed in the right direction.
I continued to try for more almost 15 years before I got my first paying on air position; a full-time position here at Kiss 107.1. There are some who will say I was lucky or in the right places at the right time. I’d disagree and say that I decided what I wanted, gave thanks for it before I had it, and worked towards my goal though I couldn’t see the finish line with my eyes. I could see the finish line in my mind and heart, and that’s all that mattered. I encourage you to do the same! You can do it!
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