What defines a dream job
Sedona, AZ (PRWEB) May 29, 2008
Hale Dwoskin, featured teacher in the blockbuster book and film "The Secret" and CEO of Sedona Training Associates, has revealed how to finally land that dream job.
Nearly four out of five people in the United States are not in their "dream job," according to a survey of more than 6,000 people by CareerBuilder.com.
"Eighty-four percent of U.S. workers reported they are not currently in their dream jobs," said Richard Castellini, vice president, consumer marketing at CareerBuilder.com.
"What defines a dream job," he says, "is surprisingly reminiscent of childhood wishes for many workers. Workers said they want to enjoy their work experience, apply their talents and feel like they're making an impact. Having fun at work was the most important attribute of a dream job for 39 percent of workers, which heavily outweighed the 12 percent who said salary was most important."
Meanwhile, it seems Americans may be further from their dream jobs than they have been in two decades. Fewer than half of Americans say they are satisfied with their jobs, which is the lowest amount in 20 years, according to the Conference Board's Consumer Research Center.
Why don't people go after their dream jobs?
By the time we're 30, most of us have given up on finding our dream job. It's as if once we realize we're not going to be a professional baseball player, ballerina or a trapeze artist with the circus, we give up all hope of loving our jobs.
In reality, it is typically a mixture of procrastination, low self-esteem, and simple disbelief that it's possible that keeps most of us from going after our dream jobs.
"The most common barriers that prevent most people from either pursuing or allowing themselves to have their dream jobs are the same obstacles we all experience to allowing ourselves to have what is best for us," says Hale Dwoskin, CEO and director of training of Sedona Training Associates.
"There can be feelings of non-disserving or a lack of self-confidence," he says. "There also can be old memories of trying and failing or of other people doing the same thing."
But life is truly too short to spend it doing something that's not fulfilling, or worse, that people loathe.
And having a dream job is not impossible. Right now, one in five of us is at it already, enjoying and really living their dream job. Everyone can be that person too, but first they need to let go of their self-sabotaging feelings using The Sedona Method.
"Whatever the emotional reason you are using to hold yourself back, remember that these are just feelings -- they are not facts and they are not who you are," Dwoskin says. "Simply allow yourself to welcome how you feel and let go of any feeling that may be holding you back. Then set up having the job as a goal and release whatever feelings are standing in the way."
People will find that as soon as they believe they can and should have their dream job, the opportunity will open up.
To help people start releasing their limiting feelings today, right now everyone can get the free Insiders Guide to The Sedona Method email course sampler by inputting just their name and email in the sidebar on the right of the article at http://www.sedona.com/stopdreaming.aspx .
For more insights on the topic of releasing, Hale Dwoskin, New York Times Best-Selling author of The Sedona Method, featured expert in the film and New York Times bestseller "The Secret," and CEO and Director of Training of Sedona Training Associates, is available for interviews. Sedona Training Associates is an organization that teaches courses based on the emotional releasing techniques originated by Hale Dwoskin's mentor, Lester Levenson. Dwoskin is an international speaker and featured faculty member at Esalen and the Omega Institute. For over a quarter century, he has regularly been teaching The Sedona Method techniques to individuals and corporations throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Visit http://www.Sedona.com.