Every now and again, you get deliciously lost in your imagination.
Sometimes the thoughts are so delicious that they almost seem real.
Living in a fantasy world for any length of time is not to be recommended, but sometimes you just can’t help yourself. You. And your boss….. I’ll leave the rest to you.
Except, on this occasion, I won’t.
I want to explain just how essential it is to fantasise about your boss.
Your future boss….
Now, I am sure that you get on fine with your current boss, but you are unlikely to be in a position to change them significantly. Like it or not, that is not the way the power dynamic works. Nope, in order to find your dream boss, you will likely have to look elsewhere.
Every job search should contain a significant amount of fantasizing about what sort of boss you might want to work with. If you have taken enough time to picture exactly what sort of working relationship you are looking for, when you meet a potential match you will already have a scorecard in your head as to how they might measure up.
When fantasy meets reality, expectations inevitably lower, but if you are not aiming high in the first place, you will never know what is really important to you.
How does your dream boss treat you? How do they interact with others? How would your personalities click? What would you like to learn from them? What are their expectations of you? How will you feel when you walk into the office and greet them every morning?
This is your fantasy, not mine, so I will let you fill in the gaps.
Some people believe that imagination can manifest into reality if you devote enough energy into making it come to pass. While I am not sure on that one, I do know that an active imagination plays a crucial part in any job search. You cannot possibly know the reality of your future job, but you can paint a picture in your mind’s eye.
Wouldn’t it be nice if, one day, you worked for the boss of your dreams? If you have fantasised about them enough, you know exactly what is “good for you.”
Go on. Close your eyes.
Think about it.
Lose yourself in the possibilities.
Fantasising about your (future) boss could be the best thing you do today.