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

  • 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.

Claim God’s Promises

We know that life is not always easy. Sometimes we may struggle daily with any number of disappointments, difficulties, or dilemmas. But we also know that with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). “All things work together for good for those who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). And if we simply delight ourselves in Him, He will give us the desires of our heart (Psalm 37:4).

These scriptures are just a few of the basic promises that we can use as a source of strength and encouragement when times get tough. But we should also know that, beyond these general promises, God has also shared with us specific promises to bless us during any and all situations.

For example, during these challenging times, I hope to encourage all of you by sharing some of God’s promises each week taken from excerpts of the #1 bestselling book Visual Prayer: How to Create a Spiritual Vision Board. Enjoy!

Discover Your Purpose in Life

Sometimes we have to try out new things to determine if it is the right fit, that includes exploring new job opportunities. Especially now that everything around us is so different.

Now is a good time to consider what you were meant to do, not just what you have to do to pay the bills. Career Exploration is an insightful process that I love to share with my students to help them to determine what is the best possible career or purpose that fulfills them and ignites a fire within.

Abundance and Prosperity are at hand, all you have to do is Receive it.

Abundance and Prosperity come in several forms, not just financial. Consider what you may have a particular need for at this time in your life. Especially now that so many have been impacted by the pandemic.

Perhaps when you consider the blessings of abundance and prosperity your health is a priority. Or perhaps you could benefit from additional education or training. Or perhaps better quality relationships are exactly what you need.

There isn’t anything that is beyond the grasp of your ability to manifest and receive. Trust that God loves you and desires to bless you with the desires of your heart – abundantly!