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Treasure Map Your Way to a New Job!


new-jobIf one of your New Year’s resolutions is to find a new job, to help you keep your resolution, make a treasure map or vision board. A treasure map or vision board is a graphic representation of pictures and words representing the goals you want to achieve. You can paste your pictures on a manila folder, poster, or paper. Then, from magazines, cut pictures and words describing your next job. You can even draw your own pictures or create them using a computer. Examples include a picture of a smiling employee behind a desk; stacks of money; and the words, fulfillment, achievement, and satisfaction.

The key issue is to place your vision board in a place where you see it often and embed the images in your mind as a form of positive thinking. When you are specific about what you want, reality conforms to your view of it. Don’t believe the technique works? Just ask people who use this it to tell you their stories.

One woman used this technique to help her think positively about her upcoming operation. As a picture of vitality, she chose a picture of a French Can-Can dancer kicking her leg high in the air. Not only was her operation a success, but later in the year, she unexpectedly had the opportunity to travel to France. As the old saying goes, be careful of what you ask, for you just may get it. May your vision board help you find the job of your dreams. And, if you need any additional help, coaching is always available to help in making your dreams come true!

We hope this is helpful to you! Terry L. Wynne, Ed.S., LPC, BCC, Career Coach at

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