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Steps to landing a full time job in a different city

If you were like me, you are feeling trapped, knowing that you need a job because there is no security otherwise. Knowing that you are planning a move to a city that can give you more meaningful employment, value your contributions and that your children will thrive and be happy in is a good enough reason. I knew that I would have a few job opportunities and a few was all I needed, with a side business meant that my current life situation would improve greatly because having a job an in addition, running a business would simply mean one thing that was missing from my life: job security. Many people laugh at the word job security, I am never sure what they are laughing at? Everyone needs a job or job options.
How to forward but how with no job
Deciding what skill set you can offer, that will possibly lead to part time employment and hopefully full time employment is the first thing you will need to do. What I did was used Google as a search engine and joined onto Indeed.com where jobs that I wanted could be searched and tailored to my skill set. Plug in those key titles, even adjectives, and these jobs would come right to your email. Doing a search on Google and finding out local organizations, colleges, universities or other places of potential employment was also useful.

For me,  I applied for a part time occasional job in an area of mine and was recruited by a coordinator who needed someone with my exact skills. She also looked up my work experience on Linked In. Its your choice how you want to share, and so on.  In a few weeks, I was being interviewed and had secured an online distant position as an instructor, something I had previous experience in.

I’d recommend helping to support any place you want to work from afar because you can learn a lot about the work subculture, and any pertinent information about the company in the meantime. From here, you can make connections with other organizations or companies that work for the company you have been hired through networking.

By making connections, you will make other contacts. Here, if you share that you are looking for more work, because you want to make that move, maybe someone can share with you about other possibilities. This was my case. Within three months of being told of the position, I sent in an application and was actually working at the site location within that time frame.

Let no time and space stop you

Sometimes in life, we get that connection or offer we know we cannot say no to. It is an up level from our previous lives because securing a position gives us that stability. Landing a job that pays you what you would consider as a bare minimum to get you going is always a possibility to get you moving into a direction you want to be in.
Knowing where you belong
Reaching inside and asking those important questions about job satisfaction, city satisfaction, quality of life, and happiness are key in knowing where you are headed. Deciding what is negotiable or non negotiable, what you can take to your new job, and new city, and knowing what you can leave, what have you outgrown, what and where can you make new impacts, produce even new knowledge, and build towards what you are meant to do. Sometimes refining your entire vision of where you currently are is necessary until you get to where you want to be. Sometimes this manifestation is fast. Accept all help to get to where you are going. When we moved it was NOT an easy process. I had to accept help to literally toss old belongings that I know would not be useful. Bringing what was necessary was what we had to make the executive decisions to keep, was up to us. Moving is hard work: spiritually, mentally and physically, one everyone. But the tradeoffs can be entirely worth i.
Manifesting Dreams
Moving forward towards your dreams is a huge. I’ve done huge moves a few times. Once at the age of 25, I moved to attend a Creative Writing Program about 3000 km from home. Another time I had moved to the same city I live in now, for employment. These decisions are not an overnight process, but the decision to build that dream can begin in just one night. Sleeping on that decision, will help build clarity. Meditating on your newfound dream, helps to solidify what it is you are striving for. Being as clear as possible and focusing on your dream is necessary. Know what and where you want to also live is critical. Decide what sort of home you want? Right down to each detail. Knowing what you want, where you want to be, and what sort of company you want to be in are all important and critical questions. Inner work will prepare you for your change ahead, and you will need to take the time to do this and not overlook it.
New jobs, new life
They say our new life will cost you your old life. Money is energy. Money is a relationship. Knowing what you can expect from your relationship with money and where and how you see yourself being in your new location, is really also about being willing to pay that new vision. Learning from past mistakes, compromises, and blocks can also justify the new cost of your new life. Knowing that the job that you land, may not pay for the new life you have, and there maybe some bumps along the way, but remembering to stay true to who you are is key. You will meet people in your area of expertise. You will also make new relationships where you can support change and transformation, as well as gain experience in your given area. Sometimes moving is the only option.

Using Instagram

See this Forbes article which features Celinne Da Costa is an international life design and story coach story on how she used Instagram to grow her business.

Da Costa writes:

I started to take my Instagram account seriously in the beginning of 2016, after I realized that people were making money from it. I developed a content strategy and began carefully curating my content, trading in the selfies and oversimplified emoji captions for highly visual and professional images that involved travel, lifestyle, and design, as well as captions that focused on storytelling. Visual cohesion and a compelling tone of voice are extremely important when it comes to creating a successful Instagram account.
I built my personal brand by positioning myself as a marketing and brand strategist, photographer, and graphic designer. As my Instagram grew, I began to get inquiries via email and Direct Message from companies who found me through the platform or my blog and were interested in my work. Clients also found me through my use of hashtags, geotags, user recommendations, the Explore page, comments on similar user’s pages, and interaction with their content.

 

Indigenous Knowledge Conference, November 13-14, 2018.

beSuperior Consulting operates out of Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada.

Being located in the north end of Ontario, means that offering an Indigenous Knowledge Conference here provides a unique opportunity for Education Directors, Health Directors, Entrepreneurs, Educators, Leadership and Chiefs and Delegates, Frontline Workers in all sectors, Elders, and youth and Professional Staff to come together for two days, to have a unique opportunity to experience What Indigenous Knowledge is. While  a conference setting is perhaps limiting as it is not on the Land, beSuperior wants to bring people together still, to think, remember, experience and show support for Indigenous Knowledge and the ones who truly ignite and work in this field often with little or no support.

The purpose of coming together is to build a place where connections can happen. What happens in events such as this is good for the spirit and good energy, it is also a place of transformation, change and new experiences.

Over the past two conferences as it was decided these would be offered twice a year, opportunities to bring together people where old and new ideas have shifted.

I envision a time where this knowledge is offered to all learners where all learners including my children and your children will know that we are holding space for them. Where it is okay and honoured to share without judgement with the intent of claiming, doing, believing and being ok with knowing this is a very old and sacred space.

As visionaries and writers we have been holding space for a long time. Having opportunities to share our insight deeply and carefully shows our tenacious love. Love is what keeps us doing what we do each day, from the early morning to the evening, and everything in between.

Details still coming.

Tickets are up on Eventbrite: Tickets

Speakers and facilitators please reach out to besuperiorlearning@gmail.com by September 14, 2018.

beSuperior offers their first Online Course

This four week online course will take place on a Facebook Group called Courageously Resilient which is about understanding resiliency, and why it is important.

Being resilient and learning about vulnerability as a source of strength as it comes from your most authentic self.

What and how to become aligned & stay aligned, Self Care & Land Connection.

This is beneficial for entrepreneurs, leaders, and learners of all kinds.

This mastermind will include pdf worksheets for participants, reflective journalling prompts and a place to a zoom session for one hour for each Module. One on one through facebook messanger for the duration of this program upon scheduled request.

We will also meet up on scheduled dates on Zoom.

This online course is developed to reach an online audience to reach as many people as possible in a safe repective manner.

Here is the link: Courageously, Resilient

Using Pinterest To Design things

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I have lived near the Lake for most of my life and been drawn to its beauty. One day I went for a walk with my family and found sea glass in the jewel theme colours of lavender, pinks, clear, green, then imagine sand and turquoise themes, hence colours of the water and land near a beach. There are many ways you can go with this them.

On Pinterest, you would Create a Board. Match up colour themes to that main picture you have chosen as your guiding colour theme.

So I came up with: THIS

#Approvals #Gifts #Worth #SelfWorth

Being  courageous is hard enough in a world that sets judgement calls on how you look, what you wear, who your are and possibly sends messages about your value. Remembering that your self worth is your everything.

Remembering our role as teachers and leaders that everyone has a space and needs to be respected for their individuality.

Your Are Sacred ‘Last Jedi’ actress Kelly Marie Tran breaks silence about online harassment

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Planning for your future


Living in the past is so not a good way to be. Many of us can get stuck in the past. I know that I have lived in the past ALOT. Dreaming about other places. Better places. Getting stuck in your head is not a good thing but maybe a way to sort out being unstuck.

When I plan for my future, I honour my choices. I honour my ability to CHOOSE where I want to be.

  • I can make that shift to be a better more focussed person.
  • I can implement simple change into my life, even MOFO baby steps help one to get unstuck.

We all have a WHY? A why and an ability to figure out what that WHY means and is.  John Maxwell writes in Intentional Living, about the great WHY? His first question is, What makes you cry.  What deeply disturbs you?  What causes you discomfort?

Maxwell adds is Question 2: What do you sing about? What makes you joyous? What brings your heart content?  Giving yourself time and space to feel joy, is necessary. One of my joys i love metaphysics, and the universe. I am also inspired by pop culture. I love music.  What do you sing about? Are you a wonderer, or a wanderer. What is it you are looking for?  Maybe you are a deep girl, seek truths and simply, want to know.  Knowing what you sing about is part of figuring out how to lay down your now.

Question 3: What do you dream about? Living a life that matters is perhaps one of the greatest goals. Question like “What skills do I have to help others?”, What does my soul crave”, “How can your unique worldview and spark, inspire, help, build?”

Possible ways to help you in your journey:

How can I express my answers in a peaceful and joyful way?

How do I also inspire others?

What and where can I make these shifts in my life?

Where is my tribe, my team, my alliance?

When I feel it in my heart, where is this place?

Describe the place, and be in the places that serve you to know that higher purpose. 

As for the future, laying out the straight up questions first, than make an effort to stay informed on your area, and field. Build a platform, or portfolio. Place yourself where your heart wants to be.  

The best thing about planning for your future, is choice. The choice is yours alone, for up levelling, upshifting and being there.  

Showing up is the first step. 

 

Writing a Compelling Sales Pitch

We write a sales pitch to our best friends.

According to the statistics across the nation, Indigenous children make up the highest percentages of a growing demographic across Canada. In some cities, this means it is our children who are fastest growing demographic.  What that means is what sources or resources, or entry points are there to help not only our children but ourselves, move forward into a pathway of light, innovation and prosperity. While we know about the negatives, we strive to have a peaceful place. That home. That energy of love and light. Community and belonging.  This is not some far off thought. This is truth.

Yesterday when I sat with a group of moms, the themes that came up were,

-We want the best for our children

-We feel language programming in our Indigenous Language or an Indigenous Language would serve our children in a deep healing and supportive way, though it is not happening. What would and could make that happen? We do know models that work.

-We know we deal with racism and feeling safe in most aspects of our live, racism is tiring, though something we don’t want to use as an excuse but something we want to be seen as a real lived experience. What and how to create safety and mentor positive relationships?

-Safety knowledge is different for us when we leave our homes to the cities, and the friendships we also build are very unique, to other moms,

-We know that education starts and stays with us as knowledge keepers of our culture and communities, which becomes very difficult in a city and with new relationships to make with classroom teachers, principals etc.

-We know that our communities may thrive and our kids may thrive off better back home in our communities, though we are in the cities for work, for school, for health.

-We do feel we lack connectedness to resources.

-We feel compelled to show leadership to our children in our many amazing fields of knowledge bases. We are teaching our children many amazing things thanks to help as well from the frontline workers who are acting too like family to our families.

-We carry within us strengths.

-We’d like to be able to build upon those strengths in places where we can be mentored.

There are many more stories here. When I sat with the women, I shared my own stories as well. Like constellations of some distant star, we mapped out our stories in a short visit.  There certainly was time for more.

Writing a compelling sales pitch is about spending time with those stories that sit close to your heart. It is about exposing your vulnerable truth. That is by the way your gift. It is then finding your tribe. 

The one thing I learned a long time ago: deep sharing and sharing about our lives is not ego driven, or egotistical. Deep sharing or even sharing in general is a way we identify ourselves. When we can talk about vulnerable issues without even thinking they are vulnerable we are moving past ego. We are shifting a mindset that has been blocking us, our relationships, even our own view. We are moving into a mindset that serves to help, to build, and to ignite.

The answers really do lay within us.

We only turn to books and research to verify what we already know. Books are amazing things that we should all be writing too.

Carrying a gift is really something we need to honour. We know that because our Elders tell us that. Understanding what our true north is and believing in that, is something all of us wake up to do each day. We also know what is within us, and what makes us feel inspired.

What you love to do may not be expressed on paper. Finding what you love to do is about aligning your heart to your mind. This is your sales pitch. That story there which you dream about and know about because it feels like your voice is parallel to the other voices who also speak, or express that same vibe.

Some of us have to remember those “omg yes” experiences to remember that is your passion. Your kindred moment.

That is your sales pitch.  That place that warms your heart.