Mindset Mastery 152 – Get What You Want

Mindset Mastery eBookNapoleon Hill takes a different approach to finding satisfying work and opportunities. He puts you in the seat of control, rather than having you play the begging victim. It’s an interesting perspective that makes all too much sense. Why haven’t we thought of this before?

How To Get The Exact Position You Desire

Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work they are best suited for. An artist loves to work with paints, a craftsman with his hands, a writer loves to write. Those with less definite talents have their preferences for certain fields of business, industry, and technology. If America does anything well, it offers a full range of occupations, tilling the soil, manufacturing, marketing, computing, technology developing, and the professions.

First. Decide exactly what kind of a job you want. If the job doesn’t already exist, maybe you can create it.
Second. Choose the company or individual for whom you wish to work.
Third. Study your prospective employer, their policies, personnel, and chances for advancement.
Fourth. Through self analysis, analyzing your talents and capabilities, figure out what you can offer, and plan ways and means of giving advantages, services, developments…ideas that you believe you can successfully deliver.
Fifth. Forget about “a job.” Forget whether or not there is an opening. Forget the usual routine of “have you got a job for me?” Concentrate on what you can give.
Sixth. Once you have your plan in mind, arrange with an experienced writer to put it on paper in the form of a professional, concise resume and cover letter, or portfolio if your profession demands it.
Seventh. Submit your package to the proper person with authority and he or she will do the rest. Every company is looking for men and women who can give something of value, whether it be ideas, services, or “connections.” Every company has room for the person who has a definite plan of action which is to the advantage of that company.

This process may take a few days or weeks of extra time, but the difference in income, in advancement, and in gaining recognition will save years of hard work at small pay. It has many advantages, the main one being that it will often save anywhere from one to five years of time in reaching a chosen goal.

Every person who starts, or “gets in” half way up the ladder, does so by deliberate and careful planning, (excepting, of course, the Boss’ son).

Pave Your Own Way

Now more than ever you have a world full of opportunities open to you. Choose your own path, pave it, or build it yourself—any way you choose, there is no good reason not to live the life you want!

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
Aussie Internet Marketer © 2004 – 2009

About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.


  1. Well indeed, why hadn’t we thought of this before. To pave our own way into the career we want is what I call a brilliant piece of strategy. It’s not the mindset anymore of: ‘what has the company got for me’ instead it’s the thinking of: ‘what can I bring to the company to improve sales and services to the customer’

    Thanks Sean. you just keep on, keeping on with all the valuable information. This one is especially good on, learning how to: get-what-you-want.

  2. I love the “go get’ em” attitude of this approach. Not for the faint-hearted.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..How to make comments online and build your online persona =-.

    • Hi Lina,

      I’m with you. It’s isn’t for the faint-hearted but fortune favours the brave or so they say. I always find that the greater the risk you take, the greater the reward.

      Every time I go out on a limb, I find that I can make a success of any situation. Then again, persistence does play a huge part. 🙂
      .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Finding Your Passion =-.

  3. Oh bummer – wish I had read this post a few weeks back – I found the perfect job that I would love to do (with a passion)…..and applied for the job. I never got the job, but I was not smart enough. I cut corners and did not get my resume and application letter professional presented. Kicking myself at the moment…if only I had read the above hints and tips – again it proves that to have the right knowledge you will end up with the results you are after.
    Next time I will know what to do!!
    .-= Lisa Wood´s last blog ..Its Meant To Be =-.

    • Hi Lisa,
      think of it like your resume is going to the interview for you. Once you go yourself you also make sure you look your best, are prepared (have a few questions to ask them back) and don’t go in your PJs. Right?
      Same counts for your resume. It is a representation of your persona so it should reflect all your good traits, including that you take care of yourself and know how to present yourself.
      I am sure you will have the best possible presentation next time 🙂
      .-= Renee´s last blog ..Overcoming Procrastination =-.

  4. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    Great advice for getting the job you really want. I’m definitely going to give this a try the next time I need a new job because it will really help me stand out from the crowd.

  5. I think it is brilliant to “create your own job”, find the company you want to work in and convince them that they must have you. That shows a lot of (leadership) qualities, determination and trust in your own ability.
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Motivational Music =-.

  6. The company you want to work for may not pay as much as you want in the beginning but if you’re happy where you are you’ll get there. I left a job I hated, sacrificed a few thousand a year but love where I went and now make more than I ever could have at my other job. That was the scariest risk I took, career wise, and it paid off wonderfully. I love to write and am in a position where I can be a full time writer with a paycheck that reflects that. I’m inspired in my full time job even more to come home and write fiction but absolutely love the position I’m in and the fact that I have a regular income.
    .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..I Am Attracting You and Your Vote Via Law Of Attraction =-.

  7. Hi Sean

    I really like this article because of it’s positive drive to help you know how to succeed in the workplace.

    This is not only great information for those who want to get the exact position they desire but also great advice for people wanting to win a contract or go into a joint venture.

    It will require a bit of tweaking but it teaches us how to show initiative, drive, forward thinking, self confidence, ability to be self motivated and ideas/planning abilities to name a few. All the things employers look for in a prospective employee.

  8. I think that the 4th and 5th point are the kernel of that list – finishing with “Concentrate on what you can give.” ….. which when you consider it is a good motto and goal for internet marketing – in any of its forms.

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