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/

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

 

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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Life-Changing Decisions: BUDGETING

Most rich people live by a budget.  I had to start with that statement because sometimes when we talk about budgeting, it seems like it’s only a solution for people who are having problems with their money.  On the contrary, most people who have become successful in their personal finances got that way because they 1) decided where they wanted their money to go ahead of time, and 2) they tracked their money to make sure it got there.  Rich people can’t stand losing or wasting money.  Therefore, they make sure that it’s doing what they want it to do. But what if you don’t really want to be “rich”?… Continue reading “Life-Changing Decisions: BUDGETING”

Christmas in July 

Yesterday my calendar read “153 Days until Christmas”.   I’m passing this along so that you’re not caught unaware like I used to be.  I cannot tell you how many years we went into debt over Christmas spending – and I hate debt. When I look back though, it really came down to being unprepared.  Christmas comes at the end of December every year, yet I would be thrown off when it arrived. I had some money saved, but every year it wouldn’t be enough.  Then I would scramble and try to exchange money from our November and December budgets to try and make up for what I was spending.  After the money ran out, I just started using my credit card.  Come March, I was still paying off the balance from December… Continue reading “Christmas in July “

Life-Changing Decisions: RELATIONSHIPS

The people you “hook up” with can change your life forever – literally. Now, the term “hook up” can mean different things to different people, but know this: if you don’t choose your friends wisely, the drama can take you out! Continue reading “Life-Changing Decisions: RELATIONSHIPS”