The concept of the Vision Board was presented to the world in such a clever way thanks to the Secret. I have no memory now of who the person actually was in the DVD, that told the story of how he’d seen a photo of an amazing house many years earlier, then somehow at some point in his life, he without realizing it, actually bought it.
He believed of course that he’d kind of put it out there to the universe by programming that picture into his mind, by looking at it and saying “that’s my house”, that he literally attracted the house right into his life.
That sure had me running for the Home Beautiful trying to decide which house was mine. But I can’t say that I ever found it, so I never really tried this to it’s full potential. I will though one day.
What I found the most useful of all ‘tools’ or sorry, ‘secrets’ that the DVD gave me was how we must be careful of the words we choose about what we want in our life. For instance, saying “I want to pay off my debts”, means you’ll spend your life doing just that. ‘Wanting’ to pay off your debts.’
Instead I learnt that saying “I will pay off my debts”, means ‘I will pay them off’.
When I decided that I definitely wanted to work in radio, I put this theory to the test. I had nothing to lose, and I didn’t realize but I was obviously starting to open myself to spirituality – albeit it, baby steps.
I had shitty self esteem at the time so what is a seemingly easy process of just choosing words relating to what you want and repeatedly saying them to yourself for a period of time, should have been a no brainer. However what I found initially was that I’d say “I’m going to work in radio”, in my head, or out loud, or to a friend, I would quickly follow with that voice in my head going “yeah well, you’ll try anyway”, or “why would they choose you?”
Once I was aware that these words, wherever they were coming from, were sabotaging my testing the theory, I learnt to shut down those thoughts and say back “No, I WILL work in radio.” Kind of with more authority as if I was sort of telling the ‘doubting’ side to SHUT UP, I’m in charge now.
And then once I’d mastered that, I did the other thing. The really exciting thing that worked in freakish accuracy for me.
I wrote down in my diary for two weeks only, I GET OFFERED A JOB IN RADIO, BEING PAID $$ A YEAR” I did write the exact amount I wanted by the way, but that’s ‘my secret’.
Again the idea being that if it’s there for you to see each day, then you remember to think it and say it. Which I did.
Of course I didn’t just sit there waiting for a radio boss to walk into my house with a contract. I also tracked down the boss of Austereo’s email address, and I emailed him a simple ‘hey this is me, and I’d love to work in radio so please keep me in mind’.
So the ball was rolling, and gobsmackingly he called me the next day. Just note here that there is a bit of ‘your destiny’ that comes into play here and I do believe that radio is meant to be part of my journey, so that part flowed easier as others that have found the right thing would feel there’s did.
By the end of the two weeks of pages in my diary that had my little note written each day, I got offered a job in radio being paid, exactly what was written down. Weird? Totally.
It’s strange that having had such amazing success with trialling the Secret – that I don’t do it with everything. To be honest, I’m scared that it won’t happen again, and I’ll lose my belief. How stupid is that?
Although I’m coming up with a new chapter in my life, sort of crossroads like I was back then. So I’m going to give it another shot. If you haven’t yet, give it a go. After all, as I said to myself back then, “you’ve got nothing to lose”.