Financial Preparedness

Welcome to February. This month on the blog we will be talking about financial preparedness. When our blog team met in January to pick a theme, this had been heavy on my heart for a while. With my own experiences over the past two years and from the comments you all have shared here on the blog in the time …

Starting the New Year with Purpose

‘But those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint’ – Isaiah 40:31 Welcome to 2021! I’d like to take a moment to pat everyone on the back for surviving 2020. I’ll admit, I’m not usually one for …

Are you thankful…for you?

What are you thankful for?  As I started to reflect on this inevitable question through a Crossroads Career lens, I thought I would take a little different angle on how we might answer that question. Our Crossroads Career approach is grounded on love.  First, loving God completely.  Second, loving ourselves correctly, and third, loving others compassionately. So, this week, are …

6 Tips to Find a Job with Indeed

When I took the position on the Board of Directors here at Crossroads I had no idea just how relevant what we do would be to me. In the past two years I’ve left a career, spent time unemployed, found a new job, experienced the fear of layoff during Corona, and found yet another job. In fact, this year when …

When You’re Facing a Layoff

This has been my first year in charge of the Crossroads Career blog and I hope if you’ve been reading for a while you’ve felt our boards desire to reach you where you’re at in these difficult times. We don’t just pray for you and seek to give sound advice. Many of us are have been or are right there …

Work Life Balance with Clyde Christensen: Coach of Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, and now Tom Brady

I grew up the middle of three daughters born to a football coach. My childhood was a lot like training camp. My sisters and I would be gathered to practice good, firm handshakes or how to the answer the phone properly. I remember spending summer vacations practicing how we would turn down drugs when we got older (I was currently …

Unhurried

It has been a strange couple of months. It is often hard but important to appreciate the good that comes of challenging times. For me, I’m grateful for how I was forced to slow down during these past 3 months. My younger sister who lives in Texas quarantined here in Tampa with me for several months and I loved getting …

Work/Life Balance

Welcome to the month of June.  Halfway through May in the middle of a pandemic I thought – this year is going horribly slow because of the Corona Virus lockdown.  Suddenly though, it’s summer.  New Years feels like yesterday and somehow schools are getting out and the temperatures are rising as we approach the middle of the year.  Can you …

When You Find Yourself Without Work

The number of people in the US currently without work is staggering.  Laid off, furloughed, let go, or temporarily on hold; you’ve found yourself suddenly with an abundance of time and possibly feeling overwhelmed figuring out how you will spend it.  You’re not alone.  Last year I was without work for three months.  It was the first time since I …

The Year of Not Being Busy

2020: I refuse to edit a month of blog posts about productivity without sharing my stance on busyness. So today I’m excited to share with you a blog post I wrote several years ago (2018) when I fasted the use of the word busy for one whole year (2017), and what I learned about the value of time. ‘Being in …