Episode 112: Kicking Off 2024 With Intention and Purpose
Hey Family! As we bid farewell to 2023 and welcome the fresh start that 2024 promises, I’m thrilled to share with you some reflections and actionable advice that can help you navigate the new year with confidence and purpose.
A Year of Growth, Learning and Purpose
As we gather around the warmth of community and conversation, I find myself pondering two pivotal questions that I believe are essential for personal and professional development. The first question is: What was one of your biggest lessons in 2023? For me, the past year has been a profound teacher, emphasizing the importance of slowing down and deepening my relationship with God.
Proverbs 16:9 reminds us, “A person plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” This verse has been a cornerstone of my year, teaching me that while we may have our plans, it’s crucial to align our steps with divine guidance if we are to live and working according to our purpose.
Looking Forward with Anticipation
The second question I pose to you is: What are you most looking forward to in 2024? Whether it’s professional milestones, personal growth, or strengthening relationships, setting clear intentions for the year can be incredibly powerful. I encourage you to take a moment to write down your aspirations. Visualize them, pray over them, and prepare to take actionable steps towards achieving them.
The Soundtrack of Our Lives
Music has always been a source of inspiration and motivation for me. That’s why I’m excited to share with you some of the latest tracks that have touched my soul. Pastor Charles R.’s “Acquittal” and Monster Tarver’s “Praise Yah” are just a couple of examples of the incredible talent that has emerged in 2023. If you haven’t already, I urge you to experience these projects in their entirety.
Crafting a Resume That Opens Doors
As we look to the future, many of us are considering new opportunities and career paths. A strong resume is your first impression and a critical tool in your job search arsenal. Here are some key tips to ensure your resume stands out:
- Ditch the Objective Statement: Avoid limiting your potential by being too specific in your objectives. Instead, let your experience and skills capture the attention of potential employers.
- Incorporate Keywords: With technology playing a significant role in the hiring process, including relevant keywords is essential for passing through applicant tracking systems.
- Showcase Achievements with Data: Quantify your accomplishments to demonstrate your impact. Metrics and data speak volumes about your capabilities.
- Be Concise: Time is precious, and so is the attention span of those reviewing your resume. Keep it succinct and impactful.
As we continue our conversation, I invite you to share your reflections and anticipations with me. What have you learned, and what are you looking forward to? Your stories and insights are what make our community vibrant and full of hope.
Remember, as we step into 2024, let’s do so with intention, faith, and the readiness to embrace the blessings and challenges that lie ahead. Here’s to a year of growth, success, and fulfillment!
The biggest lessons of 2023 (00:00:15) Discussion on personal and professional lessons learned in 2023, emphasizing the importance of slowing down and spending time with God.
Looking forward to 2024 (00:01:10) Encouragement to ponder and articulate personal and professional goals for 2024, including career changes, household finances, relationships, and health.
Tips for creating a strong resume (00:07:40) Practical advice for creating an effective resume, including ditching the objective statement, using keywords, highlighting relevant skills, demonstrating achievements, and being concise.
More tips for creating a strong resume (00:12:18) Additional tips for creating a strong resume, such as proofreading, being aware of applicant tracking systems, linking to professional profiles, using original templates, and mastering the design.
Customizing each resume (00:16:22) Highlighting the importance of customizing each resume for different sectors, being cautious with technology usage, checking bullet point density, and addressing employment gaps.
Sharing 2024 Goals (00:18:10) Host shares listeners 2024 goals and aspirations, including career ambitions and personal growth.
Encouraging Personal Growth (00:18:56) The host acknowledges and supports listeners’ goals, expressing encouragement and positivity towards their aspirations.
Commitment to Reading the Bible (00:19:49) One listener expresses commitment to reading the entire Bible in 2024, and the host shares his appreciation for this goal.
Engaging with Audience (00:20:52) The host encourages audience engagement by inviting them to share their 2024 goals and aspirations on the website or Instagram.
Closing Remarks (00:21:02) The host shares closing remarks, advises safety during a storm, and provides information on upcoming events and donations.