Beyond Conscious Efforts: How Your Subconscious Mind Can Impact Your Career Growth

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Amy Bracht

Coach | Change Agent | Dream Manager

As a career coach, I have observed how some people seem to achieve career success effortlessly while others struggle to make any headway. Through my years of experience and research, I have come to understand the role of the subconscious mind in career growth and how it can have positive and negative effects. 

In this article, I will share with you how your subconscious mind can impact your career growth, the common subconscious beliefs that limit career growth, and techniques to reprogram your subconscious mind for career success.

Introduction to the Subconscious Mind

The subconscious mind is the part of our mind that operates below our conscious awareness. It is responsible for our automatic thoughts and behaviors, habits, and emotions. 

Unlike our conscious mind, which can only process a limited amount of information at any given time, the subconscious mind can process vast amounts of information simultaneously. It is like a powerful computer that stores all our memories, experiences, and beliefs.

Some estimates suggest that the human brain can process up to 11 million pieces of information per second, much of which occurs at a subconscious level.

How the Subconscious Mind Works

The subconscious mind is constantly influencing the conscious mind through a variety of mechanisms. Here are a few examples:

  • Emotional responses: The subconscious mind is responsible for processing and generating emotional responses. These emotional responses can then influence our conscious thoughts and behavior.

 

  • Habit formation: Habits are behaviors that have been learned and repeated so often that they become automatic. The subconscious mind is responsible for storing and executing habits, which can then influence conscious decision-making.

 

  • Memory consolidation: The subconscious mind is involved in the process of consolidating memories, which involves transferring information from short-term memory to long-term memory. This can then influence conscious recall of information.

 

  • Intuition: Intuition is a feeling or impression that something is true, even if we can’t explain why. The subconscious mind can generate these feelings or impressions, which can then influence conscious decision-making.

 

  • Cognitive biases: The subconscious mind can also influence conscious decision-making through cognitive biases, which are systematic errors in thinking that can lead to irrational or illogical decisions.

 

Overall, the subconscious mind plays a significant role in shaping our thoughts, behaviors, and decision-making processes. While we may not always be aware of its influence, it is constantly at work behind the scenes.

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The Impact of the Subconscious Mind on Career Growth

The subconscious mind has a significant impact on our career growth. It shapes our beliefs about our abilities, our self-worth, and our potential.

Our subconscious beliefs can either empower us or limit us in our career.

For example, if you believe that you are not good enough or smart enough to get a promotion, your subconscious mind will create self-doubt, fear, and anxiety that will hinder your career growth.

Common Subconscious Beliefs that Limit Career Growth

There are several common subconscious beliefs that limit career growth. These beliefs are often formed early in life and are reinforced by our environment, upbringing, and experiences.
Some of these beliefs include:

  • “I’m not good enough”
  • “I’m not smart enough”
  • “I shouldn’t be here…when they figure it out, I’m screwed.”
  • “I don’t have what it takes”
  • “I’m not lucky”
  • “Success is only for the privileged”
  • “I don’t deserve success”


These beliefs can create self-doubt, fear, and anxiety that will hinder your career growth.

Negative subconscious beliefs hinder career growth

Techniques to Reprogram the Subconscious Mind for Career Success

The good news is that you can reprogram your subconscious mind for career success.
There are several techniques that you can use to change your subconscious beliefs and create new empowering beliefs.

Some of these techniques include:

Visualization and Affirmation for Career Growth

Visualization and affirmation are powerful techniques that can help you reprogram your subconscious mind for career success. Visualization involves creating mental images of what you want to achieve in your career. Affirmation involves repeating positive statements to yourself to reinforce your new beliefs.

For example, if you want to get a promotion, you can visualize yourself in the new role, see yourself performing well, and feeling confident and happy. You can also repeat positive affirmations such as “I am capable of getting a promotion” or “I deserve to succeed in my career.”

Meditation for Tapping into the Power of the Subconscious Mind

Meditation is another powerful technique that can help you tap into the power of your subconscious mind. Meditation involves quieting your mind and focusing on your breath. This can help you access your subconscious mind and reprogram your beliefs at a deeper level.

During meditation, you can visualize your career goals, repeat affirmations, and feel the emotions associated with your new beliefs. This can help you create new neural pathways in your brain and reinforce your new beliefs.

The Role of Self-Awareness in Harnessing the Power of the Subconscious Mind

Self-awareness is a critical element of harnessing the power of your subconscious mind. By becoming aware of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, you can identify the limiting beliefs that are holding you back and replace them with empowering beliefs.

Self-awareness can be developed through mindfulness practices, journaling, and seeking feedback from others. By becoming more self-aware, you can take control of your subconscious mind and create the career success you desire.

Brain Reprogramming through Suggestion

Hypnosis is a technique that can be used to access the subconscious mind and help to reprogram it.
A trained hypnotherapist can guide you into a hypnotic state and then suggest positive changes to your subconscious mind.

It is important to note that reprogramming the subconscious mind can take time and effort. Consistent practice of these techniques is essential for creating lasting change.

Additionally, seeking the help of a trained therapist or coach may be beneficial for those struggling to reprogram negative behaviors on their own.

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Success Stories of Individuals Who Leveraged the Power of the Subconscious Mind for Career Growth

There are many success stories of individuals who have leveraged the power of their subconscious mind for career growth. For example, Oprah Winfrey has attributed much of her success to visualization and affirmation. She visualized herself as a successful talk show host and repeated affirmations such as “I am worthy of all the good things that come to me.”

Another example is Jim Carrey, who wrote himself a $10 million check for acting services rendered and kept it in his wallet until he achieved that goal. These success stories demonstrate the power of the subconscious mind in achieving career success.

Emphasizing the Importance of Aligning Conscious Efforts with the Subconscious Mind for Career Success

In conclusion, your subconscious mind plays a significant role in your career growth. Your beliefs about yourself, your abilities, and your potential can either empower you or limit you in your career. By using techniques such as visualization, affirmation, and meditation, you can reprogram your subconscious mind for success.

However, it is important to note that aligning your conscious efforts with your subconscious mind is critical for career success. You cannot simply rely on visualization and affirmation without taking action towards your goals. You must also take practical steps towards your career goals and align your conscious efforts with your subconscious beliefs.

By aligning your conscious efforts with your subconscious mind, you can achieve career success beyond your wildest dreams.

So, start today by reprogramming your subconscious beliefs and taking practical steps towards your career goals.

The power is within you.

If you’re interested in learning more about how to harness the power of your subconscious mind for career success, book a free discovery call with me today. 

We can discuss what is holding you back and how to remove those obstacles in your career growth.

As a career coach, clients often ask me about how to align their purpose with their career.

If you’re in need of this kind of support, please reach out to me for a complimentary consultation to explore working together.