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Review: Excuse Me, Your Job is Waiting by Laura George

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excuse-me-your-job-is-waiting.jpgExcuse Me, Your Job Is Waiting: Attract the Work You Want
Laura George
(7/10)

A few days ago, I finished reading Excuse Me, Your Job Is Waiting, by Laura George. This book follows in the footsteps of another, Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting. The premise of both books is the “law of attraction,” which is generally interpreted in popular culture as the idea that events are influenced by the attitude of those involved. Positive thinking helps encourage positive outcomes.

Of course, none of this is scientifically proven, at least not within this book. However, there are enough anecdotal testimonies to convince people the concept is “true.” In this convincing, positive outcomes can be attributed to positive thinking and negative outcomes can be negative thinking.

I’m convinced, for the most part. Whether positive thinking actually influences outcomes in a cause-effect relationship, I’m not entirely sure. Positive thinking certainly makes one feel better, and this attitude can be picked up by others involved in active communication, and can be perceived as a connection, making everyone feel better about the relationship. If you’re on a job interview, this is a good thing.

The book goes much farther with this idea.

Laura George focuses on the act of finding a job and the way positive thinking can increase your chances of being successful. Even the act of sending out résumés can deliver different results depending on the mindset the job searcher has.

Despite the airiness of the concept of the “law of attraction,” Laura’s writing is down to earth and connects to the casual reader, who is perhaps becoming increasingly frustrated in her or his job hunt. While this individual is the primary target audience, this book is good for anyone who is not happy and searching for a possible reason happiness continues to be elusive.

The author sees the problem money and the feelings money evokes have on your success.

If you only work for money — and you don’t have a healthy relationship with money — you are working for a negative feeling. Many people who only work for money don’t work long. They get easily bored with a job and move on to some other job. Sometimes they get fired. Sometimes they simply walk away from their jobs. People who work for money attract flawed jobs — jobs that they want to leave as soon as their coffers are filled. So if your energy about money is all over the place, it’s no wonder that a job hasn’t fallen into your world.

I take this to mean that if your attitude about money involves jealousy (of those who have or display more) or financial insatiability, you will always attract jobs that satisfy the wrong part of the mind. Later on, Laura admits that people work for money, and even the most positive thinker would be looking for another job if their paycheck disappeared. The author provides some important tips for dealing with financial issues of a job at the right time — when you’re searching for work, not after you’ve been on the job.

Excuse Me, Your Job is Waiting, in addition to the touchy-feely concepts, is stuffed with great, practical ideas for landing the job you really want. Laura George has extensive experience as a human resources manager and consultant, as well as just as much practice being on the other side of the HR desk as a job seeker.

As frequent readers of Consumerism Commentary might expect, I have three copies of this book to give away to lucky readers, one of which is the copy I read for this review. (The cover is slightly creased and some pages have corners bent as bookmarks.) I’ll announce the “contest” to win a copy some time in the next few days, so check back soon.

Updated January 16, 2010 and originally published April 30, 2007. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Blain Reinkensmeyer

Have you ever heard of Steve Pavlina or “The Secret” the movie. Steve Pavlina is a machine man when it comes to the whole manifestation and personal development gig! The Secret is just a great movie :)

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avatar Maynard G. Krebs

Hmmmm, I’ve walked away from a few jobs (never fired) in my 28 years on this earth (and probably will again in the future) — guess that makes me a money grubbin’, unhappy loser since my “energy about money is all over the place” according to this broad…..and all this time I thought I was just living a low stress life in a splintered career path. Go figure!

Seriously, nice blog Flexo.

–M.G.K (the G is for William)

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avatar dong

I think you raise an interesting point when it comes to a fundamental attitude towards money. I imagine it’s important to cultivate the more positive motivations like ambition, desire to help others, social interconnections while minimizing the negative ones like greed, jealousy, insecurity. Of course it seems like money seems to in general bring out the worst in lot of people. It doesn’t have to be though

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,475 (Platinum)

Maynard: Maybe there’s a job somewhere that will allow you to live a low stress life so you don’t have to bounce once the pressures catch up with you… but if you’re happy, no reason to make any changes! “Work?!”

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avatar Aldian Prakoso

Hi,

I’m also a fan of The Secret and Law of Attraction.

I actually knew about visualization from Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich and Sandy McGregor’s Piece of Mind but I never believed and practiced it until I watch The Secret.

And the great news is, I’ve found out an audio that helps me visualizing easier :)

This audio is surely fantastic and it comes with 365-day money back guarantee. Plus you get a free report.

You can give it a try at http://www.AudioGettingRichScience.com.

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avatar Bobby

Flexo,

Very surprised to read that you dog-ear your books. I used to but for the past 15 years or so have just used a piece of paper as a book mark. You can make it is small/big as you like and I have found it handy to jot quick notes as needed.

Great site.
Bobby

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