Here at SelfMadeLadies, I helped thousands to start new careers and manifest their dream job. And journaling has been proven to be a powerful tool for this.
Writing in a journal can help you clarify your job goals, identify any limiting beliefs or fears around your next career step, and stay focused on your overall vision.
That’s why today I love to share with you seven journaling prompts that can help you manifest the job you’ve always wanted.
Journal Prompt #1 – What does my ideal job look like?
As I mentioned in the intro, journaling is a great manifestation method when you want to reflect on your goals. The same goes for your job manifestation goals.
So let’s start with manifestation journal prompt number one: What do you really want?
Just let it flow, don’t overthink this. It doesn’t matter if a job like the one you’ll describe really exists; this is a subconscious process that will steer you in the right direction. For now, the HOW is not your job (we’ll get there at the end of the post).
The more detailed you get, the more powerful the message you send to your subconscious mind. And that’s where the manifestation process starts.
You need to signal your subconscious exactly what job you want to attract so that it can set its filter and guide you to the right opportunities.
Reflect on every detail and ask yourself questions like:
- Where do I work? (job location or home office…)
- What are my daily tasks?
- Who are my co-workers?
- What position do I have in the company? (Am I a regular employee, or in management, maybe even on the executive board…)
- What is my salary like? (Dream big! As I said, the HOW is not relevant here yet…)
- What are my working hours? (How flexible am I, what is my work-life balance…)
- What benefits does the company offer me?
And don’t forget the MOST important question: How does this make me feel?
How you feel is very important to reveal your true motivation behind your new career plans, and that brings me to the second journal prompt.
Journal Prompt #2 – Why Do I Want This New Job?
The WHY behind a goal is important for your motivation. And yes, you still need motivation when you manifest.
This is not a passive process where you just “order from the universe,” and then you wait for it to happen. Manifesting means “make it happen” – you will make your new career happen with your inspired action.
But to make these actions easier for you, we do the upfront work, as with using journal prompts, to align your subconscious with your job goals.
Why? Well, if your subconscious is on the same page as you, everything becomes easier. Also, the taking action part.
So the question of “why do I want to manifest this job” or “why do I want to change my career” is a good starting point.
But you could also go into more in detail here. You could take all the single points from journal prompt number one and ask why exactly you want this:
- Why do I want this specific job?
- Why do I want to earn this amount of money?
- Why do I want to have these specific work hours?
- Why do I want to work in this specific location?
Going deeper into your why, and asking over and over again, can reveal your true motivation behind a goal, and sometimes it’s not what you think it was when you started out with this journal entry.
Let me give you an example: You might want to get a job in a management position because you think that you can earn more. So first of all, your true motivation is the higher salary, not the job title. That’s important information to have.
Secondly, managing a team, and having more responsibilities, maybe not really be something you like. And as someone that did it in the past, I can tell you, it also doesn’t always mean that you will earn more money.
So why should you now set yourself a block and limit the universe by trying to manifest a job in a management position?
You see, questioning the WHY can bring out a lot of valuable insights and is a great journal prompt when you want to manifest a new job.
So let’s have a look at the third and last job manifestation journal prompt I like to share with you today.
Journal Prompt #3 – What Is Holding Me Back From This Next Career Step?
When you gained more clarity about the what and why it’s time to look into possible abundance blocks.
Manifestation blocks are natural, don’t worry. They will show up, especially when you use manifestation techniques such as journaling.
It’s actually a good thing because only when you are aware of possible blocks, you can actually do something against them.
And often, the awareness alone is enough. Because one thing I love you to keep in mind, it’s not about perfection. You don’t need to be free of all blocks to successfully manifest your dream job.
But do regularly reflect on them so that you are aware of the areas you should work on. And here are some great journal prompts to do so:
- What are my biggest fears or limiting beliefs when it comes to manifesting my dream job?
- How can I overcome these fears and beliefs?
- Why did I not take that next career step earlier? What was holding me back?
- What would happen if I didn’t take that next step?
The last question is an important one because it brings out the pain of not taking action on your job goals.
Often, when we’re faced with a decision or a new opportunity, it’s easy to stay in our comfort zone and avoid taking the necessary steps to move forward. However, when we ask ourselves this question, we begin to realize the potential cost of not taking action.
By considering the consequences of inaction, you can create a sense of urgency and motivation to take that next step toward your career goals. So the pain of not taking action can be a powerful motivator to push you out of your comfort zones and take inspired action.
How to Make Your Job Manifestation become a Reality
As I mentioned in the beginning, the how of your job manifestation is nothing you should think about when using these journal prompts. Journaling is a technique where it’s all about reflecting, getting into the flow of dreaming, and just letting your thoughts out (the positive and the negative).
Sure, after that, you still need to take action. That’s key.
You will never hear me say that the HOW is not your job when manifesting because I teach action-based manifestation, not hope-based manifestation, which in reality, is more luck than anything else!
(Btw. I teach the details about my action-based manifestation method in this FREE manifestation course, in case you want to learn more about it.)
So, at one point, you will need to start creating an action plan and take inspired action toward your goals. And that’s when you maybe want to review your journal entries and go more into detail on how you could reach a certain job or salary goal.
But the great thing is that with the work you did ahead, like using journaling as a tool or reflecting and working on possible blocks, you programmed your subconscious to become your best alley.
And that’s the secret behind manifestation. That’s when even your biggest salary goals, your dream job, and that huge next career step become a reality that already exists (and is waiting for you to make it visible!)
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