The Secret Sauce To Having A Brilliant Career Part 2 (The Power Of Intention)

Following on from Part One, let’s start Part Two by talking about the things you’ve probably do already that you think might work but actually don’t when it comes to creating your ideal path:

Mood boards:

Sitting down and making up a few Pinterest boards is not going to get you all the wealth and abundance you want. Sorry. They will work if you want to change the colour of your bathroom, but when it comes to manifesting your dream job, it’s really only half the recipe.


You might want to sit down painfully crossed legged for half an hour each day and focus your mind on visualising your ideal role without that thought of ‘what’s for dinner tonight?’ But, it’s not going to work on its own.

Sure, everything around you in your life, right now, started off as a single thought than then transferred to an idea before action took place, but it took a lot more than simply thinking about it. Your mind might be brilliant enough to come up with some pretty cool graphics after ten minutes of your eyes being shut, but with the secret element, the imagination won’t work to creating your dream career.

There is one key element you have completely missed out on.

You have to believe in what you want. But not in the way you think.

You need to EXPECT it. Like it’s a given.

Because everything you have in your life, right now, you expected at some point in the past.

That bad relationship you’re in? You expected that to happen. Even if your intention was different when it started out, there was at one point after that, that you expected it to be the way it is right now. So you got it.

Somewhere along the line, your thought process shifted. Even if you didn’t realise it at the time.

The universe will ALWAYS give you want you expect to happen.

Belief is one thing but expectation, is a whole new, very real ball game.

And this is where your inner marketing manager comes back in.

Your inner story is writing your expectations and your actions in the outside world will ensure that, that expectation will be carried out.

You might land the perfect job, but if you deep down expect to lose it as some point in the future, sure as heck, you will. Because your subconscious mind will ensure your actions will pave out the journey to that expectation, so it is carried out on time, right on schedule. The expectation is your belief and if your believe something will happen, it will.

So, how do you go about changing what we believe will happen in our lives? Well, we use dreams.

If you find it difficult to consciously think about how to change your belief system, then to intend to dream it instead.

Many of us will struggle to change our belief system simply because they are the beliefs and values we’ve had all our lives.  Yet using dreams can skip that and all you have to do is set the intention.

Dreams are hugely powerful yet we tend to ignore them as our mind simply going through what we think is the ‘sorting out of stuff we’ve done during that day or seen or TV.’ Yet they are much more than that.

You might have come across something called the power of intention.


So, here is a little trick for you.

Before you go to bed tonight and go to sleep, set yourself your intention for the following day and ask your subconscious mind to give you to, in a dream, all the things you need to make that intention come true.

Get used to using your imagination when visualising your dream scenario. You see, visualising will only work if you truly feel and believe what you are visualising is actually going to come true. Other wise, as we talked about before, just thinking about an image is not going to do the job.

You have to get emotionally involved in what you want or it won’t happen. Just thinking about the word ’emotion’ shows that you need to take action – ‘e-motion.’ To make something happen your life you first have to take the action for it to happen.

Then it will happen, but be warned. This can work for both positive and negative outcomes so be careful what you wish for!


Want to find out more? I love this post from Without Boxes on the Power of Intent – click here to read on. 

Missed out on part one? Click here to read it.


Michelle is an award winning marketing, PR and leadership consultant. She is has CoE Diplomas in Marketing, PR, Business Management and Accountancy, and is a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management and The Association of Integrative Psychology.

She is a keen mountain biker and once won the 42km cross country race for ChildLine raising over £1000. She lives in Wiltshire with her family and three cats.