Journal Writing ENERGY?


During this blog I really want to emphasize how unique and special you are, because for many of us, it has been a rough week, uploading resumes, interviewing, and waiting for that call. “THERE IS NO ONE LIKE YOU” and if no one has NOT told you this today, let me be the first: to all my women listeners, you are beautiful; to all the men you are handsome, a and to each and every one of you reading this blog, you are magnificent, talented, and gifted, and Resume Energy, and the Clarity in Communication Project is here to help and support you.

The table has been set, and I would like to talk about the power of transformational writing. I am beginning here because typically when I provide one on one coaching sessions, a journal is given to you on your second session with me.

It is so important for you to realize that if you are having any doubt and lack any confidence about your job search, it shows up. This is what my clients have taught me. Getting a new job involves more than polishing off your resume and putting on a new suit or dress.

More important than networking and setting up a LinkedIn account is all your thoughts about “YOU” during this entire process. I know I am not the first to say this, but when things are not working out in our lives, what we usually do is try and fix first, what we can see. We get a haircut, dye our hair, go to the gym and plan to finally lose that weight. We go shopping for new clothes, and so many other things we begin, because it’s always easier to FIX the outer you first. But that is not where we really need to begin. We must do inner work, because transformation of any kind beings internally.

Are you ready to experience this “career miracle”? Follow this question and see where it takes you. Have you ever, ever told yourself that you are the best job seeker, or job searcher, (whatever you call yourself) “collecting unemployment” in the world? I bet no one has ever said that to themselves. Go ahead and say it please, repeat after me. I am the best job seeker in the world. Say it again. I am the best job seeker in the world. This is an affirmation. Affirmations are positive statements that can help you create joyful, abundant life experiences with every word, and thought. When these statements are often repeated, they get impressed on the subconscious mind, and consequently, trigger it into positive action. If you follow me, you will soon learn about their affect. I am not going to talk about the power of affirmations today, but this process is essential to changing your belief about what is going on in your life right now.

First of all the words, “unemployed” create images and feelings of being victimized or being unworthy in everyone’s mind. I know that you have been tough on yourself for losing your job, and so are the media, the job boards, the unemployment office, your spouse, your mother, your family, your relatives, your emails, and even your bank account. You have been beaten up, I understand. And believe it or not, you need a significant amount of encouragement and support. Here is my coaching advice to you:
You need to stop right now, and honor you for all that you’ve done and accomplished so far in your career. You need a cleansing. You need to be in the presence of some good feelings again. Now these good feelings unfortunately, can’t come from your husband; or partner, your children, or that loving pet. They can’t even come from a walk in the park or on the beach. It has to come from deep inside you. You are most likely burnt out. You need to improve your relationship with yourself, or some might even say, improve and raise your personal vibrational level or “career frequency”, a new term I am coining. I believe that you have a “career frequency” that is much like a setting. And that this frequency dictates the job you get and how soon it comes. Simply adjusting this frequency is a tool that you can use, daily to go inside yourself, that has the power to completely transform your life. I used this tool when I lost those contracts I talk about, and I suggest that all my clients use it, because I firmly believe that real transformation begins where, “from the inside”. No, I didn’t get those exact contracts back, but once I used this tool, I upgraded my career. Look at me. I am a radio host, a career coach.

Back in the day, most young girls were given this tool to process their thoughts. Our parents were so smart. They knew the power of daily writing in a journal or diary. They knew it was not just about keeping a record of our daily events –it was about processing and focusing our thoughts. I have prepared a laundry list of the benefits.
• Increased awareness
• Sharper focus
• Creative problem-solving
• Broader perspective
• Active thinking
• Empowers brainstorming
• Deeper level of analysis
• Stronger sense of self
• Generation of new ideas
• Clears the mind
• Life-changing potential
• Builds self-confidence
• Development of action plans
• Brings clarity of thought
• Greater honesty
• Self-paced learning
• Allows self-expression
• Integration of ideas, perspectives
• Uncovers unknown needs/wants
• Enhances self-expression
• Release of fears/tensions
• Awakens inner-self
• Stimulates self-growth
• Improved communications skills
• Better physical and mental health

So go and get yourself a blank book, it can have lines or it doesn’t have to, it can be plain or fancy. For my IPad/Iphone users there is a great “Secret Diary” app you can use that works wonderfully. Or you can just open a word document and sit down and write. There is no special way this should be done. But this is what I want you to do. Spend some time writing to yourself; writing only what is good and loveable about you. I want you to spend all week, until we meet again, writing only what is good and loveable about you. Not your husband or partner, or your children that you love.

Review this list of at least 21 things and then next week I want you to call me and tell me what marvelous event happened in your career search.

Over the upcoming weeks, we can take journaling and affirmations a bit further, but for now, all I want you to do is write about what is good about you. We have to rise how you feel about yourself, and this will do the job. You need a boost. (PAUSE) This simple activity will help you get back into the driver’s seat of your life. Read them each day to yourself. Post them where you can see them. Put them on your Facebook page, I don’t care. Just check in on that list each day until our next show. Make a promise to yourself. I guarantee you that by next week; a career miracle will have happened. We need a plan and structure to feel good about our self, during a job search. I want you to be passionate about you when you get out of bed in the morning. This is my coaching for you this week.

My Best Regards!

P. S.
Follow the link and listen to the archived Resume Energy Show. The first Resume Energy showed debuted, Monday, February 18, 2013. The shows are on “live” on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard time. Please follow the show and call her on that day at 347-826-7596 and join in!


Career Miracle ENERGY?

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For about year now Resume Energy has been attending job fairs throughout the Philadelphia area, providing free resume critiques. Often when we arrive at the job fairs, people are lined up in droves, waiting to have their resumes looked at.

But get this. One of the companies that host the job fairs was recently purchased by an even larger company, and the new company would rather POST “how to videos” for the unemployed, on their website, rather than sponsoring more job fairs. That decision just didn’t resonate with me.

When I heard that I used Resume Energy’s twitter account for the first time, and I tweeted; “Even through this, something good will happen”. I was so disappointed. Job fairs are intended to be a “grass root” opportunity for the unemployed, not only do they bring hope to the people, but employers, to the communities. At the last job fair we attended, a company representative was standing at the job fair, handing out the company’s website information, on a card, for the job seekers to get this “upload” their resumes. They were not even taking them. What’s going on out there? Is this also happening to you? “The unemployed are becoming more and more isolated”, they really need someone to talk to.

So as I tweeted, something good did come out of that, I decided to use the air waves, and this remarkable technology, at blog talk radio, to actually critique resumes, and share my job search strategies or “career miracles” that I lovingly call them. These “career miracles” are both spiritual and practical. The goal of finding heart centered employment is the apex of my career coaching. I believe that we are all spiritual beings living in a physical universe, and we must live from love and open up our hearts. Many of us live too much in our heads. We need to get our heads and get our hearts and heads to work together. You can always check my “career miracles” against your own inner thoughts and feelings. If they don’t resonate with you, don’t use them. These “career miracles” have been used over and over again to help job seekers like you find heart centered employment.

Today’s job market is a living nightmare for some. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average time to find a job is now 33.6 weeks – that’s more than 8 MONTHS. Then add the advances in technology, job hunting has changed. In only 10-15 seconds, I said seconds, a resume must show Human resources, what they want to see and read.

Resumes today must be energized! Most companies, as you are aware, have a web page and an applicant tracking system (ATS) like Bullhorn to parse resumes. Recruiters are getting more and more creative with their sourcing techniques. In 2013, it is imperative to have an account on at least one of these networks (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) to raise your resume’s energy level.

Here’s what actually happened to me. I needed a career miracle. I woke up on Friday morning with a very lucrative contract that supplemented my income, and allowed me to have this “wonderful life”, and was told that evening, it was gone, done.
For those of you who know me personally, I am successful. I am accomplished. I don’t fail. (PLEASE this couldn’t be happening to me. I jumped in my bed, pulled up the blankets over my head, and had a pity party.

During that time of self pity, a little reflection and plenty of ice-cream and take out, I tapped into a power greater then my problem, and experienced my first “career miracle”. I first accepted my situation as one that I could not solve alone, and pleaded with God to help me. I did prayer rounds, created affirmations for employment, lit candles and wrote in my journal, and tapped into an arsenal of activities that I knew could help me.

I needed a partner, someone who could ease my pain and relieve my fear. I’ll never forget hearing those words whispered into my ear “you write a damn good resume”. Wow, that was true, almost 25 years ago I was one of the best resume writers and career coaches in South Jersey, and I just closed the door to that gift, believing that I needed more education, more degrees, and newer opportunities.
I had no idea how those words, and that time tapping into my spirit, would create this vision that is now propelling me forward. A vision filled with “career miracles” that I teach and use in the lives of my clients.

Those “career miracles” brought forth that part of me that was lying dormant, my courageous self; and my confident self. I want to teach them to you, so that you can land where you are hungry to go, finding your heart centered employment.

This is my coaching to you for today. The first career miracle is very simple. You must develop a spiritual partnership. You and I are both here to live our highest expression. We are both here to be our beautiful, empowered, sacred, without apology, without judgment or without explanation self. We must have inner peace to thrive. I am not telling you what to do; I am just telling you that you must have a regular spiritual practice.

I’ve also learned this and I must share this with you. Fear is all the undigested stuff from our past, and ALL JOBS ARE TEMPORARY. This will be my tweet after this show. ALL JOBS ARE TEMPORARY.
It is all your losses, your beliefs that you are not good enough, that you are not fast enough, that you are not this, nor that, that is fear! Fear tells you that you are incompetent.
Get this, if there is fear, doubt, worry, or resistance, you are trying to do or handle this job search or job loss situation alone, and you have lost your connection.

Being laid off, losing your job is a reset button. That allows you an opportunity to start fresh, to review, and to change. It is also an opportunity for you to surrender your life over to God, spirit, infinite love, divine power; divine love, Jehovah, Jesus, whatever you call it. Because when we are connected, we want for nothing. That’s another tweet!

Our “career miracle” is to bring light to fear and having a spiritual practice or partnership will do this. Having a spiritual practice teaches us how to embrace our fear, and to integrate our fear. I realized that it is okay to be afraid, we are all human. But being afraid and allowing it to control you or me is two separate entities. This is my first “career miracle”.
Let’s help you create your “career miracle”.

My Best Regards!

P. S.
Follow the link and listen to the archived Resume Energy Show. The first Resume Energy showed debuted, Monday, February 18, 2013. The shows are on “live” on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard time. Please follow the show and call her on that day at 347-826-7596 and join in!

Blog Talk Radio ENERGY?


Dear Family and Friends:

A New Blog Talk Radio Show “Resume Energy” with host Kim Gardner has hit the airwaves. Kim is an Intuitive Career Coach and new blogger, who promotes the empowerment of having a heart centered career, even in this “dumpster” economy. She has a lot to say. She wants to introduce you to her career seeking philosophy and help you create yours.

Want to achieve your deepest career desire? Need professional and career focus?

Join her and set your career goals in motion.

Follow the link below and listen to the archived shows. The first Resume Energy show debuted on Monday, February 18, 2013. The show runs live on Wednesday’s at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard time. Please stop in and list to the show. If you have a question, call her and maybe she can answer a question you have on their air! The number to dial in the United States is 347-826-7596.

My best regards!