By Shea Ki
I can bet that your cell phone will be fully charged for your next interview, but will YOU?
And although Arianna Huffington's powerful message about sleep is on point, I'm not just talking about deep physical rest. There is another element of having a highly successful interview that many are not aware of or do not make the time to do.
Through this recent blog series, we've explored ways to improve your mindset and body language on your big day. Now it is time to share this third step of the Upgrade My Interview™ method. I often tell my clients that I see it as the ultimate secret weapon to shining in the hot seat and attracting work that lights you up.
What is this third step?
Connecting to YOUR highest energy.
Even more unique than your fingerprint, nobody else carries the energy of all that you are.
All of your experiences, your likes, dislikes, triumphs, and lessons learned are yours and only yours. Combine these unique features about yourself with a strong alignment to what you believe is a higher source of divine energy and
You then upgrade the impression you leave on others because:
You are more you.
(Less trying too hard.)
You feel more comfortable and at ease.
(Less anxious and nervous.)
You become more present and confident.
(Less distracted, rambling or going blank)
What Is Energy Work?
We might each define source energy or divine love differently, but the positive results that happen when we align with our feelings of highest good are universal.
Trusting that the universe is on your side during your career journey is essential to attracting meaningful success. Connecting to an understanding of how your work fits in the much bigger picture creates inspiring, unstoppable momentum. Accessing this knowledge and higher energy is accessible to all and is achieved through energy work.
I help clients understand the benefits of energy work, or the third part of the Upgrade My Interview™ method, by explaining:
Energy work is any practice or activity that intends to create a soothing and inspiring vibration of YOU-ARE-ENOUGH into every cell of your body and deep into your soul.
Doesn't THAT feeling sound good to experience before an interview?
Imagine how different you might approach an interview the more you learned about and tapped into your highest energy. The results are often less butterflies and more unshakable confidence. Self-doubt fades faster and your authentic, powerful self emerges in the hot seat, where you need it most.
Putting intention, time and effort into energy work helps you be at ease and ready to represent your best self, even in high pressure situations.
Most of all, you exude genuine confidence that engages others to connect more meaningfully with you at the interview.
Discover What Lifts You Up
You might already be familiar with inner energy boosting activities like meditation, yoga, Reiki, tapping (EFT), guided imagery, practicing the law of attraction, or other methods.
Whether you have discovered a type of energy work that you love or not, did you know that many spiritual practices have been supported by science? Doing energy work consistently decreases cortisol (stress chemicals) and increases seratonin (neurotransmitter that contributes to well being and relaxation).
Yes, I know you are busy. But your future at work will be brighter when you can give yourself more time to enjoy the benefits of energy work before any interview.
Right now, take one minute to assess your connection to a higher energy. See how many "yes" answers you give to these questions:
Energy Work Survey
1. Are you familiar with at least two healthy methods of energy work that you know lift your spirit?
2. Are you exploring healthy ways to connect and spend time soaking in positive messages?
3. Do you regularly pause to set your intentions throughout the day?
4. Have you set aside DAILY uninterrupted time to charge up your own battery/connect to a higher source?
How many times did you answer YES?
What Your Total Tells You
4 = Way to go energy work rock star! All you may need is a refresher or someone to help you explore a new method to gain even more results.
3 = Keep up the incredible connection! Consider adding on to your support team to dive deeper into energy work, gain more momentum in your career and a more successful interview.
2 = You are on your way but the support of a holistic career coach will help. It's time to learn how to attract more success in your career journey and be more you in the spotlight. Did you know I offer interested readers of my blog a 30 minute sample coaching session?
1 = What might be holding you back from frequently activating your connection to your highest energy? You can keep doing things to gain career success the harder way and I wish you the best. When you are eager to find out more about how Reiki, law of attraction, mindfulness, guided imagery or other energy work can be of service to your career growth and interview skills, I'm your girl!
0 = You might have just discovered energy work or have not yet had successful practice with it. Keep reading and start unlocking more of your potential career momentum.
Lasting Career Benefits Of Energy Work
Most people I work with enjoy discovering the career benefits of energy work, but every now and then I do hear objections:
"But my plate is full and I don't have time FOR ONE MORE THING."
"So if I sit on a mat for 20 minutes a day, I'll get promoted? This all sounds so woo-woo."
It is common to question and even resist trying something new. Energy work is not an easy button or magic wand. It takes effort and time.
But the benefits gained from energy work to upgrade your interview are lasting:
A Video For Aligning With Your Highest Energy
I'm excited to share this video that I created to help you align with your highest energy before an interview. My intention is that it provides a break from any feelings of not feeling good enough and strengthens your confidence in how you will perform in the hot seat.
Spend time listening to this video at least once a day, more often if you have an interview coming up. Allow it to boost your connection to all that you are and the professional value you can offer others.
When you are looking to move up in your career or do more meaningful work, keep building on this feeling of being aligned with and fully supported by a greater force. Charging up in this way has been a refreshing, inspiring game changer for me. It is a privilege to get to teach about energy work in my coaching sessions and watch others open up to its many benefits.
I know for sure that consistent time spent doing energy work will make your career journey and interviews more enjoyable.
Your turn: It's easy to get disconnected from our strengths and inner light with all the noise, distractions, and burdens of everyday life. What has worked for you to stay connected to your highest energy, even under pressure at work?
Share with me in the comments below or ask me any question you have about how to attract work that lights you up.
Most of all, believe in you.
About the author:
Did you enjoy this post? My name is Shea Ki and I invite you to join my mission to end the interview struggle for talented women. My coaching sessions help you shine in the hot seat and attract work that lights you up.
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