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Career Trends for 2021

Career trends for 2021 have everything to do with the impact of the pandemic. And although there’s some hope with news of a vaccine, the reality is this strange new normal will continue to persist into the first quarter of 2021.

With that in mind, for those of you who are considering transitioning to a new career, strategists at Career Group Companies have developed a great list of careers that are gaining traction in the industry, but most experts agree that the #1 position that organizations have transitioned to is the hybrid role. Why? Primarily it’s more cost effective.

Hybrid Jobs are a blend of multiple responsibilities, such as in a project major’s role where employees can take on technical as well as administrative responsibilities. In other words, employers can save money and, employees can gain an opportunity to get their foot in the door by using their past experience and soft skills to carve out a unique job opportunity for themselves during these uncertain times. Noted below are just a few other career trends that might be:

  • Digital Marketing Specialists
  • Graphic Designers
  • Marketing Strategists
  • Data Analysts
  • HR Professionals
  • IT Professionals

You Were Created to LIVE an Abundant LIFE!

You can receive all the blessings, prosperity, and abundance that you have been hoping, waiting, wishing, and praying for. Now that 2020 is coming to an end, so many are anticipating a new beginning that 2021 will bring.

 As we transition into a new year, there will still be a few challenges, but I know that we are better equipped to overcome and succeed. But your primary focus should be on YOU! One great way to prepare for your abundant new life is to set goals and use the #spiritualvisionboard process to achieve them. And I would love to help you.

I’ve guided 100’s of clients and students through the easy 4 step process of creating a spiritual vision board based on the #1 bestselling book Visual Prayer: How to Create a Spiritual Vision Board, and I would love to help you too. Stay tuned for more details on my latest online Spiritual Vision Board course launching in 2021.

Stay Encouraged!

It may appear that your vision is fading but faint not, it’s closer than you think.

Sometimes it can be disheartening when you’re waiting patiently and expectantly for your vision to manifest, but it seems as if nothing is coming to fruition. My mom used to say, “Cris stay encouraged, your blessing is just around the corner.” I would respond, “well I wish my blessing would turn that corner.”

For today’s post, I would like to share 3 spiritual vision board tips to help you stay encouraged.

  1. Your Vision is for an Appointed Time. In Habakkuk 2:3 we learn that after God shared with Habakkuk to write his vision down and make it plain, God then shared with him that “the vision is for an appointed time…and to wait for it.”
  2. Start your day with Mantras and Affirmations. Staying and remaining positive is easier if you begin each morning speaking positive mantras and affirmations that will keep you focused, energized, and hopeful.
  3. Practice Gratitude. Your thankfulness is a conduit for changing the dynamics of your life. The more that you are grateful, the more doors of opportunity will open for you.

Learn more about the spiritual vision board process when you pick up a copy of the #1 bestselling book Visual Prayer: How to Create a Spiritual Vision Board.

The Power of Networking & Recommendations

You may have heard this before when it comes to getting a new job; it isn’t what you know but who you know. I can personally attest to that, my very first job, and one of my previous jobs I received a personal recommendation for. And I have also given recommendations to quite a few of my friends and colleagues for various positions. 

Personal recommendations and networking are favored among organizations to fill open positions. In fact, according to the US Bureau of Labor statics, 70% of all jobs are found through networking. Some career experts report that statistics to be closer to 80 or 85%. Noted below are just a few networking statistics identified earlier this year by 42Review.com.

  • 85% of positions are filled by networking
  • 70% of people found a job through connections in a company
  • 61% of professionals agree there are opportunities to be found through regular communication and networking
  • 35% of LinkedIn users got job offers from casual communication on the platform

Delight Yourself in the Lord!

Typically, when I share posts on the spiritual vision board process, I have shared nuggets of information on one of the 4 steps in the development process such as– ask, believe, receive, and revise.

But today, I would like to share with you an equally important aspect. An aspect related to 1 of the 4 principles of success that is foundational to your ability to manifest and receive your vision. That principle of success is putting God first, and the related aspect is to “Delight yourself in the Lord.” 

When you delight yourself in the Lord, you are sharing with Him that you are willing to:

  • Trust Him
  • Praise Him
  • Have Faith and
  • Align Your Vision with His Purpose

As praises go up, blessings come down. And those blessings can usually take the form of the manifestation of your vision. I don’t want to make this process sound simplistic; any quality relationship isn’t easy.

And that is what we should be mindful of, you are developing a personal and intimate relationship with God – who desires to bless you beyond what you could ever hope for or image. Now and then I believe that we all need a reminder that God has a plan for us, and that plan includes prosperity and hope for the future (Jeremiah 29:11).

Here are just a few additional scriptures that might help you know just how much God desires to bless you. In Isaiah 30:18 it shares that He is looking for someone who is expecting and believing for His favor. In Ephesians 3:20 it shares that He can do exceedingly and abundantly above all that you dare ask or think. And in Psalm 37:4 it shares to…

“Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of your heart.

Career Tip Wednesday: Continuing Your Education

No matter how old you are or how many degrees you have, you can always learn something new.

Here are 3 great reasons to consider continuing your education:

  1. You are preparing to transition into a new career
  2. New skills can provide you with an increase in salary or promotion
  3.  Improve personal development

Continuing your education can be convenient and affordable, specifically with so many organizations offering courses online. Noted below is a shortlist of just a few online educational platforms that you can consider:

It Was Hard to Get Started, But Once I did the Blessings Were Overflowing!

Sometimes the hardest part of starting something new is simply getting started. If you are anything like me, occasionally we can talk ourselves out of the best blessings that we could ever receive because we are just afraid to start something new.

We may come up with all kinds of excuses like maybe I’m not worthy. Or maybe I don’t deserve to be blessed or happy. But once you get sick and tired of trying to do it on your own, you’ll realize that if you partner with God, it becomes so much easier.

My frustration with being single, lead me to recall that God has a plan for my life and that His plan includes promises. One of His promises I began to repeat as a mantra over and over again. Then God reminded me about the power of visions. And how Habakkuk had to write his vision down. In other words, he had to see it. That’s when I realized that I also had to do something different if I wanted to manifest and receive God’s plan. So, my prayer process turned into a visual prayer process – a spiritual vision board process.

In this new visual prayer, spiritual vision board process I asked God to guide me to the man that He wanted me to be with. A man that I could be a helpmate to. An equally yoked man, and man that He handpicked. And the rest is history.

Randy and I have been blessed together for close to a decade. Last year we moved into our #dreamhome. God has also blessed me with my #dreamjob and #dreamcars. The more that we ask and are obedient, the more He pours down blessings. 

This first picture is of me and Randy on our 3rd date, when I knew that God delivered His promise of my husband. The next picture is of us on our wedding day in St. Thomas.

·         If you are serious about creating a vision board that really works – spiritually.

·         Serious about manifesting and receiving the vision that God has placed on your heart.

·         Serious about turning the rest of 2020 into a blessing, then all you need to do is download the free “Getting Started” guide. Click on this link below to get started.

SVB “Getting Started” Guide

My Favorite Mantra!

I share a lot about the power of affirmations and how useful they are to developing a spiritual vision board. But I don’t spend quite as much time sharing the benefits of mantras and motivational statements which are the other verbal aspects that are used during the spiritual vision board process. 

So before I share with you my favorite mantra, allow me to share with you what a mantra is. A mantra can be a word, statement, or slogan. Consider it as your verbal calling card. It’s your opportunity to speak into existence the desire of your heart. So with that opportunity, what would you say? How would you describe the You that you desire to be or the opportunity that you desire to obtain? 

Would it be a bold word that commands a breakthrough of your mind, body, and spirit? For example, I know that a lot of people use the one-word Mantra “Brave” or “Fearless” to capture the essence of who they long to be. I love both of these mantras because each is easy to remember and repeat consistently throughout the day to encourage and uplift you. Although my favorite mantra is not one word, I have condensed it from the original prayer that Jabez asked of God so that it’s more specific to my desire and easy to repeat throughout my day.

Favorite Mantra

Enlarge the territory of my service for You Lord.