Make a Change – It’s Never too Late!

I am so incredibly blessed to be surrounded by several brave men and women who have had the guts to make a change later in their lives. Today, after you’ve taken a hard look at your current situation, I want to encourage you to make some big, exciting changes if you so desire. However, before you dive headfirst into the next chapter of your life, I encourage you to do a few things first. DECIDE WHO YOU WANT TO BE You were...

How Your Decisions Indicate Your Direction

While we can’t control what life throws at us, we are in full control of our choices, actions, and responses. We can let "destiny" happen to us as inaction carries us along, or we can make deliberate decisions that will steer our destiny in the direction of our dreams. Below, I will show you how our decisions indicate our direction and how we can be more deliberate in what direction our lives are heading. ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS If your mouth...

5 Simple Ways to be More Intentional

Over the past few months, I have not been intentional with my time. I have often felt like I’m running on autopilot, more than I care to admit. I get up, I clean the kitchen (I am notorious for not doing it after dinner), feed the dog, make coffee, and scroll social media. For hours. Before I know it, it’s lunchtime, and I have completed absolutely nothing. Then I try to work frantically to play catch-up while helping my...

Why is Networking So Important?

While most professionals widely accept that networking is vital to career success, it still might not be at the top of your to-do list. I get it – networking can be draining, awkward, and stressful, not to mention time-consuming on top of an already busy schedule. But when you do networking well, it can help you advance your career or land a job faster. Networking isn't about begging for favors. Think about networking as professional relationship building. It doesn’t have to...

20 Retreats for Veterans and Active Duty Military

This week I came off a relaxing week at a totally free retreat for military veterans and their families in western Michigan. As a result, I was inspired to share with our largely military clientele base a list of 20 retreats for veterans and/or active duty military. Many of these retreats are available to significant others and families as well. What’s even more amazing is that all of these retreats are FREE! However, a few require a small, refundable commitment fee,...

The Importance of Having Hobbies

An article about the importance of hobbies from a company that helps you in your job search may seem a little counterintuitive. However, we at Vision to Purpose are firm believers in working hard and playing hard!  We find that hobbies are a fantastic way to keep stress levels low – an essential part of a successful work/life balance. WHY HAVE HOBBIES There are many reasons to have a hobby (or two, or three). Here are our biggest reasons: Hobbies Relieve Stress A...

Don’t Be Discouraged

FAILED JOB INTERVIEW Getting discouraged by a failed job interview is not an uncommon reaction. But there are several reasons why you shouldn't let a failed job interview get you down. THE STATS First, let’s look at some statistics: The average job opening attracts 250 resumes. Only 7-8% of people who apply for a job online actually get a job. The average job search takes five months. Only 2% of applicants are called in for an interview. Surprise! Only one person gets the job. That’s a lot of...

Body Mind Soul

It is just as important as ever to take daily steps to keep your body, mind, and soul healthy during this global pandemic of the Coronavirus.    Below, you'll find a list of free resources that I've compiled to assist you in this task, but this list is by no means exhaustive.   BODY - Exercise  Regular exercise, restful sleep, and nutritious food are three essential foundations to consider when taking care of your body. Lucky for us, there are hundreds of companies that...

Determine Your Worth

This month at Vision to Purpose, we’re talking all about knowing your worth, and I can’t stress enough how important of a topic this is. There are so many lies and opinions out there that shape our sense of self-worth, and I’m here to tell you which voices you should ignore, and to which you should listen. WHO Does Not Determine Your Worth Before I tell you who determines your worth, I’d like to take a moment to list who does...

Career Change

Make a Career Change in 7 Easy Steps Humans are creatures of habit, but when it comes to our careers, repetition of “the daily grind” can leave us feeling uninspired and stagnant. Throughout our lifetimes, we continuously grow and evolve, acquiring various skills or honing natural talents. You might find that, as you expand and better yourself, you need to also seek other career paths that will allow you to prosper. Whether you are looking to transfer to a different...