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How I became self employed through positive thinking

Updated on March 27, 2013

Have you ever been fired or laid off from a job?

I worked in a big office and thought it was fun and exciting. It paid well and we worked on interesting projects with important people.

Eventually the fun stuff disappeared, and the economy went south. My co-workers started getting laid off – or even fired. The atmosphere was dark and people were whispering behind each others’ backs. We never knew which coworker would be ditched next. We weren’t sure why people were disappearing. One day their desk would be empty.

The head honchos would meet behind large closed doors and if you were high enough on the food chain, you would be called in to speak with the board on your project or assignment. Your presentation could make or break your employment, and people were ‘shown the door’ with regularity.

Every day I hated going in to work.

Abraham Hicks

Two years of waiting my turn

It took two years before my turn came – far to long to drag around under the haze of impending doom. The budget crunch eventually put me from salaried to part time hourly without benefits.

One day I was summoned to meet with my boss who handed me an exit check, and I was done.

An interesting thing happened that I didn’t expect. I was thrilled.

I excitedly gathered up my belongings into a couple boxes and cleaned out my desk.

I was prepared.

When good things happen

Right now, I’m sitting in front of my computer in my robe and jammies (slippers too) – at work. Later, I’ll take a shower and head out to a networking meeting. This afternoon, my job will consist of working with team members for my writing and networking businesses.

Two years later, I am still self employed. I got unemployment for a long while although I didn’t like taking it. Mentally, I still felt tied to my old job.

Could you ever quit your job and be self employed? Could you do it?

I’ve been listening to Abraham Hicks for several years, and she tells you to imagine yourself doing what you’d like to do, and making money at it. Just imagine in all the detail you can muster – even write it down.

Imagine the checks being deposited into your account. Picture yourself going to the bank and what it feels like. Describe it. Write it down. Feel it.

That’s what I had been doing all that time without realizing it. It just took a long time because I was focusing on what I didn’t like instead of what I liked.

Anyone can do the same thing only faster than I did.

Try by listening to Abraham Hicks, who channels positive thinking and explains it through the voice of Esther Hicks. Positive emotion causes a positive change that can bring you the results you want – just by feeling it, and experiencing it.

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      Casimiro 

      5 years ago

      I put up with the corporate world for about 20 years. At first, it was exciting, but the grating against my independent spirit was too much eventually, so I found my way out. I always tell my kids that when they choose a career, try to make it based on self-employment, or running their own business. Thanks for a great hub!

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for sharing. Glad the Abraham-Hicks principles worked for you. The video is powerful.

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