How to Manifest a New Career – One That Truly Makes You Happy

So, you wake up one morning (or many mornings!) and realize you are not where you want to be in your career.  You’re working too hard, earning too little, and worst of all, not enjoying yourself along the way.

This is bad news, right?

No!  It’s great news!   

The reason career discontent feels like bad news is because we think it means having to start all over from scratch.  But not only is starting from scratch not possible; it would be to no advantage whatsoever.

If you’re discontent in your career, you do not need to start over to get to a better place.  You can start from exactly where you are! Because everything you’ve lived has helped you to define who you now are and what you now want.   

Turning Contrast Into Clarity

The setbacks you’ve encountered have given you invaluable clarity about what’s really important.  Contrasting experiences (living what we don’t want) are as essential as holding a clear vision of what we do.  

Instead of viewing your work situation as a mistake, choose to see it as gold and mine it for clarity.   

As you read the list below, notice which of these conclusions are true for you:

I want …

  • a greater sense of freedom.
  • to spend my time doing things I sincerely love to do.
  • greater control over the amount of money that flows into my life.
  • feel the exhilaration of conceiving and then running with a new idea.
  • work with other stable, happy, productive, effective people.
  • contribute to the upliftment and happiness of others.

Once you’ve identified what you now want, take this inquiry one step deeper:  Ask yourself how you would feel if you already had already created it.  This will bring you to the energetic essence of what you desire.  

Finding the Energetic Essence of Your Desire

For example, if what you want is outrageous financial prosperity, uncover the feeling that you believe the money will bring.  To get to the essence of this desire, just ask yourself what having an abundance of money would mean to you. You might associate it with a feeling of worthiness, of empowerment, of self-love or freedom, just to name a few.

The desire for prosperity may be universal, but the feelings that drive this desire are unique to each of us. This underlying feeling is the essence of your desire. No matter what you desire in the outer world, what you’re really seeking is the feeling of this internal essence.  And when you’re connected to the essence of what you want, what you want finds you, without you even looking.

Here is a simple process for connecting with the essence of your new and improved career, so that you can draw it effortlessly into your life.  

  • Clarify Your Vision.

Bring to mind as many details about your ideal career that you can.  Do you want more flexibility in your schedule? More interaction or collaboration with people?  Are you looking for work that contributes to humanity in some way? Allow yourself to get a clear picture of how you want your new career to look and feel. What specific results would you most like to create?

  • Uncover Your “Why.

    Once you are present to what you want, begin to ponder the question, “Why do I want to create this?” What do you think the fulfillment of this desire will enable you to do?  How will creating your ideal career enhance you as a person?
  • Find the Feeling Place.  

Allow yourself to imagine this desire as if it were already fulfilled.   In your heart and mind, play with the feeling of having achieved every one of your career goals.  What quality do you hope you will experience as a result of creating this? Is it joy? Freedom? Love?  Maybe it’s a feeling of pride or accomplishment, or of contentment. Allow this feeling to wash over you, just for the pleasure of it.

  • Acknowledge Your Abundance. 

Having identified the feeling essence of your ideal career, notice in what aspects of your life this feeling is already present. For example,, if you desire financial prosperity because of the freedom it will provide, notice where in your life you are already free.  Now take this further and identify an action you could take that would enhance this feeling further. If you’re seeking a feeling of pride or accomplishment, what actions could you take to generate this for yourself?

  • Expand and Enhance the Feeling.

As you are taking this action, connect with this feeling essence at an emotional level.  Feel the vibration of it to permeate your body and radiate through every cell of your being.  Notice what new thoughts or ideas arise from this clarified state of being, and if it feels good to do so, act on them.  Return to this feeling state often – it’s as easy as turning to your favorite radio station when you get into your car. Commit to residing in this vibration each day, and watch what new experiences unfold as a result.  

Learning to attune yourself—in thought, emotion, and energy—with the essence of your ideal career is the key to attracting it, in living color, into your “real” life.

Christy Whitman is an energy healer, celebrity coach, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All: A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance. To understand how to more deliberately co-create the life you desire, visit and gain access to a free 30-day training.