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.

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…

Vision Candle Party – You’re Invited!

Ladies, join us for an evening of creativity, reflection, food and fun! You will design your very own Vision Candle.  No two will be the same as we are all unique!

Registration includes:

  • one large candle in a scent of your choice,

  • decorations, and

  • refreshments.

Feel free to bring any personal pictures, clippings, or details that are unique to you.  If you already have a vision board that you’re willing to share, please bring that as well!  For tickets, please visit –  https://dpvisioncandleparty.eventbrite.com

What Holds Us Back? Business & Career

If our businesses are not growing, is there anything we can do? What about on our jobs? Do we have any control over getting a promotion or being paid better?  The short answer is “Yes”! The long answer is, it usually doesn’t happen by itself. There are steps we can take to improve the odds and to put ourselves in position for increase.  Unfortunately, we may be doing things that ruin our chances for better businesses and better pay – and we sometimes have no idea…

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Red Flags: Dating and Relationships

Nobody wants to be stuck in a miserable relationship – especially an abusive one.  No little girl dreams of being with a man who puts her down, tries to control her, or thinks about his own needs most of the time.  No woman wants to be pregnant by a man she thought loved her and find out before the baby is even born that he’s been “loving” somebody else. No young lady wants to have little kids that she has to raise by herself because her boyfriend/fiance/husband got caught doing something illegal and is now dead or in jail.  Nobody wants to be with a man for 10 years and have their car or house repossessed because he gambled or smoked up the payments…  I know this post is starting out hard, but anyone who’s been through this knows it isn’t funny.  Anyone who’s going through this now wishes somebody had said something earlier.  Sometimes we have to start our discussions talking about what we don’t want before we can have a conversation about our “dream wedding”.  Even though it’s obvious that living hurt and confused is the last thing that a woman would want, we must be doing something wrong because too many women end up with men (or friends) who are toxic.  And while people tend to blame it on low self-esteem, I believe there’s another, less obvious reason…

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