See It In Your Mind!

Visualization is a powerful tool.

And it all starts by planting a seed in your mind. Then imagining what it would feel like to experience it.

Your dreams could be your reality. Are you willing to try?

“For if you can SEE it in Your Mind, You will HOLD it in your Hand”

Happy at Your New Job?

So, you recently accepted a new position. And after working there a few weeks you begin to question – are you happy? Or has your new boss asked you if you were happy with your job? Only one of my bosses during my entire work history has ever asked me if I was happy working at an organization. When he asked, he then took the time to listen to my response, and I felt reassured that my happiness at work was important to him. And that he was genuinely interested in whatever he could do to help make my transition into a new job and organization as pleasant as possible.

When it comes to finding a certain level of happiness at a new job there are some factors that are within your control. Being aware of these factors could make the difference when planning your next career move. Here are just a few recommendations of what you should consider when strategizing for your next employment opportunity.

Conduct an Informational Interview

It’s okay to learn as much as you can about a potential employer before you take on a new position. Make inquiries about the position, the organization, and any aspect that you may need clarification on before you take on a new role.

Know Your Strengths

Another name for your strengths is your gifts – spiritual gifts. These are the natural abilities that you have been blessed with to perform a task or job description. When seeking new employment opportunities seek out opportunities that utilize your gifts or strengths.

Stay Focused

Know that the specific job(s) that will bring you happiness is attainable, but it’s up to you not to get distracted by applying for positions that are not in your best interest. Rely on your intuition as a guide to help you identify positions that you are a great fit for. If you don’t have peace about it – don’t apply.

Charlotte Crown Presents – Dr. Cris

The Charlotte Crown Black Real Estate Association welcomes Crystal Green Brown, Ph.D., a Spiritual Life Coach certified in career development, education, health, and nutrition. This best-selling author has written several books including ‘Visual Prayer: How to Create a Spiritual Vision Board” and a wellness book, How to be School-Girl Skinny.”

This month’s meeting is a wake-up call to not only invest in your businesses but also in your spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Let’s face it: without one’s health, there is no foundation to build the life of one’s dreams. Dr. Cris will provide a blueprint of steps to get started followed by Q & A on some of the most pressing issues facing business owners and entrepreneurs.

Mindset Shift to Manifest!

Spiritual growth indicates that you are open and willing to make changes in your life to manifest and receive the type of lifestyle that produces blessings.

And it all starts with a shift in mindset. By unblocking, a fixed way of thinking that could stifle productivity, wealth, and abundance.

Here are a few mindsets shifts that could help you with your spiritual growth.  And could also help you to manifest blessings in your life and career.

Mindset Shift to Manifest! Spiritual growth indicates that you are open and willing to make changes in your life to manifest and receive the type of lifestyle that produces blessings. 😇

And it all starts with a shift in mindset. By unblocking, a fixed way of thinking that could stifle productivity, wealth, and abundance.

Here are a few mindsets shifts that could help you with your spiritual growth. And could also help you to manifest blessings in your life and career.

Visualize Your Blessing!

Visualize Your Blessing!

When I think 🤔 about all the blessings that I have received from God, I realize that I had to do my part to manifest and receive His gifts 🎁. Typically my part always included visualization. Simply imagining how wonderful my life would be like after the blessing occurred.

Have you ever tried visualization? I promise you that it is easy and it works. Just close your eyes and imagine living in the moment of receiving your blessings.

For those of you who have not tried visualization, it could be why you are challenged to manifest and receive all that God has for you, and much more.

ATS Proof Your Resumé

A common reason that resumes are rejected is that they do not meet ATS standards. What is ATS? ATS or applicant tracking systems are resumé screening software that uses algorithms to streamline the hiring process for recruiters when an open position generates hundreds of resumés. 

Although there are different types of ATS, most operate as a filter to help recruiters and hiring managers to reduce the candidate application pool. ATS can make this determination by scanning resumés, then sorting and ranking applicants to determine which candidates most closely align with the open position based on qualifications and the use of keywords. 

If you are planning to submit a resumé soon, there are a few dos and don’ts that I typically share with my internship students to help them ATS proof their resumés. Noted below are a few ATS strategies to keep in mind. Good luck!

Dos

  • Use a professional resumé template
  • Make sure your resume is scannable
  • Quantify your work experiences
  • Tell a story of your past successes using the CAR Method
    • Challenge
    • Action
    • Results
  • Use bullets
  • Use universal fonts (Times New Roman, Arial, Cambria, Garamond)
  • Use keywords from the job description
  • Use standard headings such as
    • Work Experience
    • Education
    • Skills

Don’ts

  • Use tables
  • Use pictures
  • Use graphics
  • Use images
  • Use 2 columns

Follow The Promptings!

Follow The Promptings!

Some call it intuition, some say they hear a still small voice, and some may refer to it as a prompting. In the #1 best-selling book Visual Prayer: How to Create a Spiritual Vision Board, the phrase Spiritual Enlightenment is commonly used. Spiritual Enlightenment or promptings means that you recognize and acknowledge a knowing that is deeper than your natural understanding.

A knowing that is intended to help you, guide you, and provide you with a connection to an unfolding of wisdom unlike you have ever experienced before. So, what should you do?

Follow the Promptings!

Know that these promptings are God’s way of sharing with you …

  1. A form of communication
  2. Guidance to receive your prayer requests
  3. Warning of a potentially harmful situation

Your Response to Promptings.

Acknowledge and obey. Trust God’s love and His desire to provide you with a prosperous future that is filled with hope (Jeremiah 29:11). So, follow the promptings!

Know that with continued acknowledgement of promptings and practice of prayer and meditation, that your promptings and Spiritual Enlightenment will become more frequent and insightful.

Spring is A New Beginning!

Spring is a New Beginning!

One aspect that I love about spring, other than it is the season for my birthday, is that it’s a great way to think about seasonal beginnings. Spring represents a fresh start and is commonly associated with rebirth, renewal, and resurrection. This sense of renewal is expressed in one of author Robert Orben’s quotes that states, “Spring is God’s way of saying, one more time!”  After long and cold wintry days, spring provides hope and rejuvenation. Cold crisp days of past thaw to express the warmth of the morning sun that provides an inviting reawakening.

Our fur-covered friends emerge from hibernation. Rain showers douse the dry stiff ground, giving life to blossoming flowers and budding trees. Birds fill the air with joyful songs. When we think about spring holidays and celebrations, environmentalists support the preservation of our planet through Earth Day, and Christians partake in one of the most sacred days of remembrance and celebration – Resurrection Sunday.

For those of you who are spiritual vision board enthusiasts, this is a great time to begin or revise your spiritual vision board. Focus on that goal, dream, or vision that God gave you and take the first steps in manifesting and receiving it.