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Harness the Power of Your Subconscious Mind to Get a Job and Improve Your Career

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In this article Harrison offers an insight into the working of the subconscious mind in order to get success in one’s career and life. Visualizing the result beforehand is a powerful way to get what you want. According to Harrison, programming the mind through repetition almost tilts the results in your favor. Writing down goals and reading and visualizing them every day will make your dream a reality. Additionally, you can also charge up your mind through meditation and self-hypnosis. By positively influencing the mind, with the help of positive inputs, you can keep your subconscious state happy and harmonious too.

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I know of so many people who fail to get jobs and, ultimately, do not have good careers because they keep their minds cluttered with things that have nothing to do with their job search. I have wanted to write for some time about how to harness the subconscious mind in your job search. Many people get suspicious about this topic, however.

The wonderful thing about our minds is they can empower us. However, they can also lead us away from what we are trying to achieve. Throughout my career I have done my best to help people understand the power of the subconscious mind, especially in a job search. It is one of the most important factors to be aware of when it comes to looking for work. In fact, I think having an awareness of the subconscious mind is what enables the most successful people out there to achieve their goals.

I would like to tell you a few stories about very successful people I have known and how they’ve used their subconscious minds to really shine.

As a child, I grew up with a friend who was a championship swimmer. To look at him, I could not figure out why he was so successful. Where the other swimmers were long and lean, he was heavyset. He had a secret, though. A few hours before every swim meet, he would say he was going to take a nap. He would not sleep, however. Instead, he would visualize what he wanted to happen at the swim meet. He visualized himself winning each race. He told me he viewed this as more important than swim practice.


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My friend did this instinctively. No one told him to do it. No one taught him. He was naturally inclined to motivate his subconscious mind. He was creating the result he wanted by visualizing it. He saw what the race would look like, how hard he would need to push himself to win, what it would sound like when he won. This process worked for him.

Several years later, I was in Harper Library at the University of Chicago.  A friend next to me was studying for an economics test. This friend never studied for more than an hour or two for any test. Other students, like me, would hole up for weeks in the library cramming for the same tests. He would breeze through each exam and enjoy some downtime while others were studying. All he would do was look briefly at the page he was studying, then look up and begin thinking for a few minutes. I asked him later what he was doing. He told me he was visualizing what would happen in each economics problem. This was a unique use of his subconscious mind. Here, he was becoming incredibly familiar with the subject matter and incorporating it into who he was, and into his entire understanding about life. He was someone who received perfect grades and went on to do very important work in the field of economics.

There are many ways to program your subconscious mind in order to become the kind of person you want to be. Programming your mind can put you in the job you desire and get you the promotions and advancement that you seek, if you do it correctly. The most popular way to program your subconscious mind, of course, is through visualization. Visualize the result you want to achieve before the event–the interview or whatever you are pursuing. But it goes much deeper than this. To truly get the job you want and become the person you want to be, you must learn to harness your subconscious mind to the degree that your perception of yourself and the world changes.

I have read and studied a great deal about the subconscious mind in my life. Most studies recommend you write down the result you are seeking and then review this result one to three times per day and repeat it out loud to yourself. For example, you could write down:

By the first of January, I am employed as an engineering manager by a prominent midwestern company, earning at least $80,000 a year. I like my job and I have found a company that is a good fit for me in all respects. My company is stable and I like the people with whom I’m working. I have upward potential in the company and am on course to earn a bonus of at least $20,000 the following year.

By reading this over and over, you will magnetize yourself to attract this result. You will also see the world in terms of providing opportunities for you to reach this goal. You will constantly be reminded of this goal and your energies will be directed toward achieving it.

Some years ago, I became very interested in flying and I took pilot lessons. What is so interesting about flying is that you need to correct your course thousands of times during a flight in order to reach your goal. If you stop correcting, you will never arrive at your destination. In an airplane, you use the instruments at hand to constantly check whether you are on or off course. The goals you write down for your life are similar to these instruments. You need to constantly check them to make sure you will reach your destination.

Writing down goals is something you need to do to get where you want to go. You are the person you believe you are. If you set higher goals for yourself, you will likely reach them.

In addition to writing down your goals, another way to charge yourself and create lasting change is through self-hypnosis or life-hypnosis. I have been doing this daily in one form or another for more than twenty years. Essentially, this simply involves going into a deeply relaxed state and repeating to yourself what you want to achieve. You can do this yourself or you can purchase an MP3 to guide you into a state of self-hypnosis. I think these methods are extremely effective and should be used by everyone. They are a wonderful way to get your subconscious mind pointed in the right direction.

Most people will not follow the advice I am offering because they may feel it’s far-fetched. But I want to assure you that it works. Doing everything possible to positively influence the subconscious mind has produced consistently amazing results in my life and in the lives of others around me.

You will never reach the levels of success you are seeking, and deserve, until you have learned to visualize where you are going. Remind yourself daily of who you want to be and who you can be. Never stop reminding yourself of what you are going to achieve and become.

I want to describe a small exercise I perform daily, which has had fairly profound results in attracting positive energy. Remember, you are what you think, and the more positive you are, the more positive people you will attract in your life, and the more positive you will become.

Each morning I go running for about 55 minutes. During this run, I start asking myself:

-What am I happy about in my life now?

-What am I proud of in my life now?

-What am I grateful for in my life now?

-Who do I love in my life?

-Who have I helped today, and who do I want to help?

I constantly train my mind to focus on the positive, and I do this for no less than ten minutes a day. This makes me happier to see people throughout the day. It makes me excited to contribute and help others. It attracts people to me in positive ways.

Think about yourself. Do you get down about your job search? Are you angry about having to look for a job?  You need to stay in a good frame of mind, and to train your subconscious mind to dwell on positive, happy, and harmonious thoughts. This is the final factor that will allow your subconscious mind to guide you into your perfect job.

If you follow this career advice, you will actually get more than just a better job. You will change your entire life experience. Harnessing your subconscious mind is something that has changed the lives and futures of everyone I know who has done it, for the better. It will change your life for the better, too.

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  • Steve

    Thank you.

  • dennis schreibeis


    I would appreciate knowing what books you might recomend on this subject.



  • Jen

    Good Day,

    I am very interested in this subject of using the subconscious mind to create the life you want. I have read about this technique of writing down that which you want in detail and reviewing it out loud many times a day – almost like a prayer or mantra. I have used this with results yet recently when trying to create my “prayer” and in an attempt to attach my mind to it through the continuous reviewing, I have found that I am growing anxious in when the thing(s) I want most are going to come into my life.
    Might you have any techniques regarding how I can get around this “self-sabottaging”? Any suggestions or help you can provide so that I may achieve what I want in life, would be very helpful!

    Thanks for our time and assistance,
    – Jen

  • sylvester

    thank you very much for this wonderful article. it gives me great power when i read this over and over again. i love to visualize what i want to have in life, like a job the person i love so much. but, but…how do i remove the negative feeling that comes my way when i visualize? i need your help sir. i want to see my family happy and i badly want the person i love so much and a good job that i have thought in mind.
    i can be reached on the above mentioned email address.
    regards and god bless.

  • Marc Baldwin

    I think that is good advise that something I can use when looking for one and keep my head up and get the job do

  • trinity

    I love your contribution! I have been aware of the power of the subconsicous mind you have shown a new way of applying it to job search. I have been busy using it to attract health and the ‘right’ guy into my life and i have seen it work. I have had to do a lot of course corrections and am still doing those. On the job front, I have always wanted that money shoudl just come to me …like ‘royalty’ or something and i shoudlnt have to work for it wghen i dont feel like. In the process i have managed to land a job that is very felxible, fun and still pays me enough.. I have seen it work but the tricky part is you gotta believe it before you see it…no??

    I have a question for you..since you are aware of how to use the subconsious… please tell me how can you use it to take decisions? Thats where I get stuck.. when im faced with options.. i want to decide with my heart and mind in alignment but that rarely happens.

  • Neeta

    I found this article interesting, I read all of your articles as they come in my inbox. You are like my mentor and my bff inside my head. I have begun, even before you wrote this article, to implement tapping into my subconsciousness. And I see it yielding results immediately. I’m still working on and confronting certain things, but confronting these things, I feel myself propelled in a good direction. I found the job search getting me down, but I have turned a corner of determination and confidence I haven’t felt in a long time.
    I think prayer and reading many of your articles, and a few others..such as the secret, and a few articles by Joe Vitale and making application immediately in my life has put me in a much better place. I have received many interviews lately, and I believe I will find what I am seeking soon. Thank you! Your articles are contagious and motivating and has had a profound affect on people who enjoy reading your blogs.

  • raeleene

    Thank you. This is a great article.

  • Luke N

    Thank you great article sir.

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