He loves what he does.
Phrases used to describe his work include:
Get a load of this excerpt from his wiki page:
“Between October 2002 and March 2003 Grohl was in the number one spot on the Modern Rock charts for 17 of 18 successive weeks, as a member of three different groups.”
Wowza. That’s a guy who’s got a handle on success.
But in his 60 Minutes interview Dave said he didn’t do any of his work for the fame or fortune. He simply did it for the love of playing music.
Conscious creators who are looking to manifest rewards for their work can learn a thing or two from Dave’s example.
In fact, spiritual teacher Teal Swan said in her Salt Lake workshop earlier this month that “We experience abundance in direct proportion to the amount that we love what we do.”
Meaning, if you want more money, prioritize your joy.
That’s something Dave’s apparently tapped into from the beginning – the joy of making music.
When Anderson asked about his success (pointing out that money has never been Dave’s motivation), here’s how Dave responded:
The reward of playing music should be playing music.
That’s the way I felt before any of this happened.
I wasn’t doing it so this [huge success] would happen. I was doing it because I loved it.
The love of playing should always be the heart of music.
That hit home since I sometimes see coaches and other business owners creating something in order to get the payday.
In the process of manifesting the financial rewards, they sometimes lose track of why they engaged this work in the first place.
I’ve done it myself, so I know how easy it is.
Yes, money matters. We (believe we) have to make a living.
But that is much easier (and more successfully) accomplished when we stay connected to the love of our work. That is, when we let the work be its own reward.
You’ll find another LOA tidbit in that interview if you tune in, but in the meantime, here’s to engaging our work for the enjoyment of it.
Leading with love, joy and passion is bound to bring other rewards on its heels.
All of these tips come from deliberate creators who used them successfully!
First up …
If you’re currently employed, do your best to:
Love the job you’ve got.
I know, I know. You’re thinking if you could love the job you’ve got, you wouldn’t need a new one.
This can be a little tricky – but it’s incredibly helpful to minimize dread for your current work. The reason is because “like attracts like” – so if you’re hating your job, that’s going to continue to manifest – even in a new one. You’ve got to change the vibe first, not the job. Otherwise it’s just out of the frying pan and into the fire.
You can manage your vibe by finding things to appreciate about your current position. It’ll make all the difference in the world.
And for those of you wondering if finding ways to like your job will just keep you stuck in it, read this post. (It’ll do the exact opposite by helping you align to work you love even more!)
Just remember: the best way to get a new job is to love the job you’ve got. It’s highly aligning.
If, on the other hand, you’re currently unemployed, an important tip is to:
Appreciate your down time. It’s easy to be stressed out while you don’t have work. But that stress sends a signal to Universe that it has to match. (One way or another.) So finding a way to relax, trust, and maybe even enjoy this time off would be ideal.
That doesn’t mean you won’t be taking action to get a new job. Just do your best to minimize complaints or feeling stressed about your situation. Fear, anxiety and resentment can serve as blocks to manifesting your dream job.
So try to limit your freak out time. It’s normal to be worried when we’re without work and the pressure is on, and it’s natural for that stress to increase the longer we’re out of work. But that’s why you’ll want to consciously manage the “freak out” factor. Feel your feelings, and then get lined up. This is vibration management 101: find thoughts that feel better. You can do that.
You’ll notice both of those tips – whether for the employed and looking or unemployed and looking – is to ENJOY. Appreciate. Find something good where you’re at right now. The more you resist your present circumstances, the longer you draw them out.
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Tips for all job hunters (whether currently employed or not):
Watch Your Language
Stop talking/thinking about how much you hate this job, need a new one, or are scared that you won’t find one. As you speak, so shall it be. So dial in on thoughts that serve you, okay?
Instead of, “I’m never going to find a new job” switch it up with something like “My time will come” or “Things have a way of working out.” Just soften up how you’re speaking and thinking about it, so you give Universe something to work with. If you keep saying, “This is impossible” it surely will be. (You can find help with new thoughts here at the New Job activation.)
Open Your Mind
Be open about how your new job might show up. Let Universe surprise and delight you in just how easy it can be to get a new position. I’ve heard many success stories from fellow creators about how it came “out of the blue” in a way they never would have expected. The more open we are, the more fun Universe can have with us.
Get to “Work”
This tip might sound contradictory to the “enjoy your down time” tip above, but it doesn’t have to be – and it can incredibly powerful to let the new job in. I’m talking about behaving like a happily employed person does. Meaning, wake up, get ready, and get something done with your day. Make sure you’ve got the wardrobe you’ll need, and brush up on any required job skills. It’ll help you feel confident and ready, and it sends the message to Universe that you’ve got something to do and somewhere to be.
“Acting as if” can be a great way to create the vibrational alignment that requires a job to manifest in your world.
When you see a possibility you’re excited about, don’t get attached. Sometimes we slip into scarcity thinking that this is our only shot, and we better make it work, and all is lost if this doesn’t happen.
But that vibration not only prevents other opportunities from revealing themselves, it also makes us an unlikely match for getting hired. (Desperation and neediness are repellent energies.) Keep those unhelpful vibes at bay by reminding yourself you live in an abundant world with lots of possibilities. If not this, something better. That’s how the system works.
Choose Inspiration Over Desperation
The more nervous or anxious we get about finding new work, the more likely we take actions that don’t help. Unhappy energies don’t lead to happy endings, no matter how much action you take to “make it happen.” So get lined up first by visioning your desired end result, feel the joy of it in advance, and then take action that feels good.
Thanks to Good Vibe University members for sharing their best job manifesting tips for this post. You can read other great LOA articles on job manifesting here and here.
We’d love to hear your success stories and best LOA friendly pointers in the comments, too!
As part of our vibration activation series, this post by Greg Gibbs is designed to help you manifest a fabulous job.
Use it when you want to align with getting a promotion or creating new work.
We know this works because whenever we find a way to feel what we want like it’s already here, it cues Universe to make it happen.
One read through should be good for a 17 second vibe activation, and that’s all it takes to make a shift. All you have to do after that is honor inspiration (that is, do what feels good).
(Share your favorite stories about manifesting new jobs in the comments to give this vibration extra strength.)
Enjoy the vibration of your fabulous new job:
This situation has been in the works for a while, that’s for sure. I had my share of challenges when it came to getting work that I loved, but it’s all paying off now.
There was a time when I wasn’t sure things would work out, but it’s all unfolded so perfectly! All I can say is it was SO worth the wait!
In fact, I couldn’t have asked things to turn out any better. In hindsight, it makes perfect sense why things happened the way they did. I’m so glad I didn’t give up, because …
… I simply LOVE my new job! It’s like it was MADE for me! I honestly couldn’t ask for more.
This position and its responsibilities are perfect for me right now. It’s almost like I wrote up a dream job description for myself! I mean, I’ve enjoyed other jobs before, but this is amazingly delicious. It’s like Universe custom-made this one for me it’s so perfect. There are so many aspects of this position that match my skills and experience. What I also love are the aspects that I don’t know much about yet, but I am so looking forward to learning more. Yay for more expansion!
And yay for the people I get to work with! It’s like they all tumbled out of my vortex! Several of them it seems like I’ve known all my life. We get along so well already! There are some I haven’t met yet, but I’m looking forward to developing, fun, productive relationships with them, too. Everyone is so like-minded here yet it is such a rich, diverse collection of smart, intelligent people from all over the world who “get it.” There’s a strong sense of collaboration, respect, and support. Not to mention appreciation! What a great vibe this place has. And who would’ve thought I’d work for a company that was genuinely interested in employee opinions and asked us about our own intuition/guidance?! Miracle!
And oh my, I’m being paid fabulous money to work here, more than I expected and certainly more than I needed. What a nice change! Getting paid to do things that are fun, natural, and easy (for me)! And the benefits are great, too. Universe has outdone itself! The bonus program, the training, the mentoring – it’s totally blown me away. And that I get to create my own hours?! I’m in heaven!
The location is perfect, too, and my work space is better than I’ve ever had. These guys love their technology, too – all the best tools are here to help boost my creativity and productivity. Experts abound to show you what you need to know, all patient, kind, and happy to support. Each moment I think it can’t get better than this, it does!
I have to admit, I do deserve this. I did the research, I opened myself up to endless possibilities, I dared to dream and think outside of the box. Most importantly, I did the “work” for this job, well before it showed itself to me. I did the alignment and kept myself steady for as often as felt good each day.
I did my best to feel and allow my way into this new job knowing that Universe would do its part! I played with the driftwood and the contrast it brought—I loved how that helped me to push the envelope and go for what I really, truly desired. No compromise. It was easy once I aligned and allowed it.
I love my new job!!
Thank you, Greg, for a fabulous new job activation. 🙂
Gregory Gibbs is a life coach and faculty member at Good Vibe University (hosting regular Pure Awareness calls and presenter of The Grid series).
My good friend and ex-beau, who moonlights as my dog walker, lawn scooper and grocery shopper came by this morning to medicate feral cat Roxy.
(Roxy had a bunch of teeth pulled last week and is on pain meds and antibiotics. You might imagine a feral feline in pain isn’t the easiest cat to medicate!)
Anyway, my ex asked why I was on the computer on a Sunday morning.
I showed him an inbox with over 120 recent emails from paying clients, people who want to be paying clients, colleagues proposing collaborations, etc. and told him I also needed to get an article in to my editor and post something new on the blog.
That’s why I’m in the office on Sunday.
My ex (who is somewhat LOA savvy after his time with me) said to me, “If it’s work, it doesn’t work.”
Words he shared to help me remember that spending Sunday with an overflowing inbox and writing deadlines and a phone that kept ringing wasn’t actually the best thing I could do for myself if I wasn’t enjoying it.
If it’s work, it doesn’t work.
I’m shaking off a little embarrassment that I needed the reminder.
When we try too hard (or try at all) to make something happen, we keep that very thing from happening.
Not that “work” is bad in and of itself. It’s just when it feels like work, in a hard and exhausting way, rather than in an enjoyable and uplifting “flow” kind of way, that it’s not serving us.
We know the difference, right? If not, we’d be well served to get a handle on it.
It’s just like Abraham’s upstream vs. downstream analogy. When we’re paddling upstream, we’re headed in the exact opposite direction of what we want, because everything we want is downstream. And it’s not hard work to float downstream.
Ever since Fen posted in the Good Vibe U forum about “Allowing vs. Doing” I’ve been thinking about how sometimes it is enjoyable to do something, rather than just twinkle our nose and have it done immediately. (Although there are times that “instant” is my favorite way to go.)
Like putting Good Vibe U together – that’s been “work,” but fun work. Mostly, anyway. Helpful virtual assistants were happy to load content to the site, but I rather enjoyed the process myself. (Even if it wasn’t the smartest way for me to spend time.)
I could tell when it crossed the feel good line, and started to feel a little heavy. Which was my sign to back off till it got fun again, which it quickly did once it had a little space to.
Our opportunity as deliberate creators is to be sensitive enough to recognize once we’ve engaged the push or the try or the hard work energy. That vibe won’t take us where we want to go.
So on this Valentine’s Day, for some of my love-challenged clients, I would remind this:
If the relationship isn’t flowing naturally, that’s our cue to get looser, get easier, to shake it off and get our focus on something that does feel good. To take a deep breath, relax our grip on it, and remember what is right about the world.
Which, brings me back to why I’m still sitting in my office chair on Valentine’s Sunday morning. This is without a doubt one of the things I love most in life – engaging with you on the fascinating and somewhat challenging subject of deliberate creation when it comes to love, money, and everything else we ever wanted.
Life is good, huh?!
Happy Valentine’s Day, lovers.
If you’re familiar with Byron Katie’s Work, you may have wondered how (or whether) the Inquiry process works with the Law of Attraction.
I myself use Katie’s process personally and with clients as a tool for releasing thoughts that keep us stuck in a vibrational pattern that doesn’t serve. (If you’re not familiar with her questions, it’s basically to question your painful thought with 1) is it true? 2) can you know that it’s true? 3) how do you feel when you think that thought? and 4) who would you be if you couldn’t think that thought?)
Katie’s recent post about the Secret is more focused on the movie than the Law of Attraction itself, it seems. But it inspired me to offer my two cents’ worth on how the Work and LOA fit together.
Along with Sedona Method, EFT, ho’oponopono and various other release techniques, I believe The Work has the potential to help us free ourselves from thoughts that generate lower vibrations within us. As we use whatever technique best suits us to release these negative thoughts, we can more easily embrace thoughts (i.e. a new vibration) more in alignment with the good things we’ve been wanting.
I’m wondering if Katie doesn’t do a lot of deliberate creation, because she’s more focused on accepting reality than creating it. As Abraham would say, there is great power in making peace with what is, but that seems to me just the first step. So much more is possible for us when we embrace our creative powers!!
Yes, the habit of not fighting against reality is surely a peaceful one. And THEN … I’m going to usher in a reality that really floats my boat. I mean, I am. I don’t know what anyone else wants to do – but that’s where I’m headed next. And that doesn’t mean I don’t accept reality. It just means I have fun molding it, all the while perfectly accepting (okay, not perfectly – but that’s where Katie’s help comes in) what is present now.
I think Rhonda and Katie make a pretty good combination.
And I’m open (as Katie might say) to other perspectives. Your thoughts?