Nov. 12th Session: Health & Finance – Living on Purpose

Living on Purpose! For our November 12th session we’ll discuss two topics that can help determine your life’s prosperity: health and finances. What does it mean to live purposefully when it comes to your body?  What about with your money?  If you need a boost in either of these two areas, then don’t miss this session! Also please bring your GOAL SHEETS for those who attended the last session. We will have extras.

Sunday, November 14th, 2017     
2:30pm – 4:30pm
@Grace Refuge Chapel 
10711 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, 48223 

See you soon!

~ Nicole
Know Better. Do Better. On Purpose.

Crazy in Love – Feb 11th Session

Welcome back ladies!  For this month’s session we will be discussing relationships:  why do we do what we do?  What are your experiences and expectations?  Is a great, lasting relationship possible?  Come join us and bring a friend. Light refreshments will be served.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

2:30pm-4:30pm

Grace Refuge Chapel
10711 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI. 48223

For more information, please email nicole@designerpurpose.net

January 14th Session – The Money Check Up!

Ladies, we’re starting the year off right with a money check up! Are you on track to make a difference in your own life and in the lives of others? Come join us and make sure you’re ready to begin a successful year. Light refreshments will be served.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

2:30pm-4:30pm

Grace Refuge Chapel

10711 W. Outer Drive

Detroit, MI. 48223

Enjoy the Season!

Okay, so if you’re still wrapping and cooking (like me) you may not be able to sit back necessarily, but we can still relax and enjoy. Enjoy family. Enjoy friends. Enjoy your home. Enjoy driving. What’s the other option? Irritated, frustrated, and negative? No thank you! We are blessed to be here, so avoid any temptation to be caught off guard by normal! You know I’m preaching to myself, right?!😄😘

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thess 5:18

May we never forget the reason for the season. Love you ladies. Looking forward to an amazing New Year! ~Nicole

Living on Purpose – Session Overview

Session Overview for October 8, 2017: For today’s session, we answered the question:  “Am I living on Purpose”?  This question has a simple answer, based on how you answer the following questions:

  1. Do you have your goals written down?
  2. Do you review your goals on a regular basis (at least weekly)?
  3. Have you revised or updated your goals based on your progress or new information?
  4. Do you back off of your goals when they’re no longer easy?

If you answered YES to #1, #2, and #3 – and NO to #4, then CONGRATULATIONS! You are living on purpose!!

If you answered NO to #1…

Today is your day! Living on Purpose does not have to be a difficult subject.  It’s just something that you have to choose to do.  When you decide that you want your life to be productive, you will live on purpose.  When you realize you don’t want to live in regret, you will live on purpose. If you don’t want to waste years of your life barely making progress, you will live on purpose.  People often confuse “Living ON Purpose” with “Walking IN Purpose”.  They don’t realize that most often, you find out what your purpose IS by doing #1, 2, and 3 above.

The first step to Living on Purpose is setting goals.  If you’ve never set goals before, or if you’ve just gotten out of practice, here are a few things that the ladies worked on today during our session.  First, what areas should you make goals for?  The graphic below represents Zig Ziglar’s 7 Areas of Life.  The understanding is that these are basic areas that all need to be dealt with on a consistent basis – in order for your life to progress in a positive direction.

Next, for each of the 7 areas, we answered the following:

  • What is my goal for this area?  It has to be specific.  I want to lose weight is not a specific goal.  I want to lose 20 pounds is a specific goal.
  • Why am I setting this goal?  Is it because I want to come off of medication?  I want my knees to stop hurting?  I want to have more energy?  I want to look and feel better?
  • What is my Timeline?  You can make a long-term timeline and a short-term timeline.  For the goal above, a long-term timeline could be “I want to lose 20 pounds in 6 months”.  Your short-term (or check-in) timeline could be 3 weeks.
  • What is a Success Indicator for my goal?  This should be a number – a measurable indicator that what you’re doing is working.  Again, using our 20 pound example, an indicator of success could be: 3 pounds lost in 3 weeks, or 2 pounds in 14 days.  Put a date on it.  That means you’ll need to weigh yourself now and check in with yourself in 3 weeks.  If your methods (whatever methods you choose) are working, then you will have achieved your first success. Great job, and keep going!

Living on purpose requires work.  You may have to learn more about some strategies to get where you want to go. It takes time and intentionality to change your own life. The other option is to stay the same.  For us, that’s never an option….

Please know that I and the Designer Purpose Ladies are cheering you on!  We will check in with our successes in order to encourage and motivate you to keep going.  We’re all in this together!

~ Nicole Crockett, Designer Purpose
Know Better. Do Better.  On Purpose.

Zig Ziglar’s 7 Areas Graphic: https://chrislocurto.com/zig-ziglars-wheel-of-life/

Are You Living On Purpose? Session Overview

Session Overview for October 8, 2017: For today’s session, we answered the question:  “Am I living on Purpose”?  This question has a simple answer, based on how you answer the following questions:

  1. Do you have your goals written down?
  2. Do you review your goals on a regular basis (at least weekly)?
  3. Have you revised or updated your goals based on your progress or new information?
  4. Do you back off of your goals when they’re no longer easy?

If you answered YES to #1, #2, and #3 – and NO to #4, then CONGRATULATIONS! You are living on purpose!!

If you answered NO to #1…

Today is your day! Living on Purpose does not have to be a difficult subject.  It’s just something that you have to choose to do.  When you decide that you want your life to be productive, you will live on purpose.  When you realize you don’t want to live in regret, you will live on purpose. If you don’t want to waste years of your life barely making progress, you will live on purpose.  People often confuse “Living ON Purpose” with “Walking IN Purpose”.  They don’t realize that most often, you find out what your purpose IS by doing #1, 2, and 3 above.

The first step to Living on Purpose is setting goals.  If you’ve never set goals before, or if you’ve just gotten out of practice, here are a few things that the ladies worked on today during our session.  First, what areas should you make goals for?  The graphic below represents Zig Ziglar’s 7 Areas of Life.  The understanding is that these are basic areas that all need to be dealt with on a consistent basis – in order for your life to progress in a positive direction.

Next, for each of the 7 areas, we answered the following:

  • What is my goal for this area?  It has to be specific.  I want to lose weight is not a specific goal.  I want to lose 20 pounds is a specific goal.
  • Why am I setting this goal?  Is it because I want to come off of medication?  I want my knees to stop hurting?  I want to have more energy?  I want to look and feel better?
  • What is my Timeline?  You can make a long-term timeline and a short-term timeline.  For the goal above, a long-term timeline could be “I want to lose 20 pounds in 6 months”.  Your short-term (or check-in) timeline could be 3 weeks.
  • What is a Success Indicator for my goal?  This should be a number – a measurable indicator that what you’re doing is working.  Again, using our 20 pound example, an indicator of success could be: 3 pounds lost in 3 weeks, or 2 pounds in 14 days.  Put a date on it.  That means you’ll need to weigh yourself now and check in with yourself in 3 weeks.  If your methods (whatever methods you choose) are working, then you will have achieved your first success. Great job, and keep going!

Living on purpose requires work.  You may have to learn more about some strategies to get where you want to go. It takes time and intentionality to change your own life. The other option is to stay the same.  For us, that’s never an option….

Please know that I and the Designer Purpose Ladies are cheering you on!  We will check in with our successes in order to encourage and motivate you to keep going.  We’re all in this together!

~ Nicole Crockett, Designer Purpose
Know Better. Do Better.  On Purpose.

Zig Ziglar’s 7 Areas Graphic: https://chrislocurto.com/zig-ziglars-wheel-of-life/

Welcome!

“Designer Purpose” is for all women who are working to make their lives better in every way.  We hold monthly information sessions in Detroit, MI where we discuss relationships, money, starting & growing our businesses, educational planning, health & fitness, image, raising kids, excelling in careers… we talk about everything! As women, taking time to talk about these things is essential for learning, growing, and living our best lives. If you’re ever in the Detroit area, please contact us for the next session. We all need a little motivation to get better – and the girl talk doesn’t hurt! This website was created as a go-to place outside of the sessions for the ladies (and now for you) to find information and the spark needed to plan and improve their lives – to live out their Designer Purpose. As you browse our categories and see what we’re pinning on Pinterest, we hope you are inspired as well. Welcome!

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October 8th Session – Are You Living on Purpose?

Are you living on purpose? How do you know? This October 8th session will walk us through identifying where we are in our purpose and next steps for living a fulfilling life! We will leave with a plan that we can use every day.  Don’t miss this one – it’s a setup for future success!

Sunday, October 8th, 2017     2:30pm – 4:30pm

@Grace Refuge Chapel: 10711 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, 48223 

Welcome Back – Sept 17th

Designer Purpose – Welcome Back 2017

Sunday, September 17th  2:30pm-4:30pm

Grace Refuge Chapel, 10711 W. Outer Drive, Detroit

Welcome Back to never being the same! We welcome you to come out and join us in “Real Talk” as we find answers to our everyday challenges.  There’s nothing like hanging out with the ladies – God knows we need it!

See you soon,

~ Nicole

 

How are you REALLY doing?

Girlfriend check-in time!  How have you been?  And better yet, how are you really doing?  Are you taking care of yourself?  When is the last time you did something for you?  When is the last time you did something you enjoy? For those of us who tend to over-work, I’m reminding you to get in some girlfriend time.  As much as we love our men, they are NOT our girlfriends.  Sometimes we get so caught up with our relationships and taking care of everybody else that we neglect our own souls.  And we often don’t recognize self-neglect until we’re going off on everybody, having crying fits, or so exhausted we’re no good to anybody…

Take a quick minute and do a self-survey.  It is vitally important to your purpose that you give yourself permission to regenerate: refresh, relax, relate, and release.  All of us need that girlfriend or two who we can be real with. Those relationships are precious and deserve our attention.  Is it time to make a phone call?  Don’t give in to the temptation to isolate yourself and suffer unnecessarily.  God made women with a need for communication, so take a minute and send a quick text – “Girl, let’s get together!”  She probably needs it just as much as you do…