No High School Diploma

No High School Diploma

Part 1 of a 2 part series

By Alys Sadler

I’m the first to say…

…general education is a basic necessity as it applies to the world of work. Such is the high school diploma. Career education may not require a high school diploma for entry. It is specific, short term, and touches mostly on general education as it applies to the career discipline therefore, the high school diploma may not be required for jobs with that type of training.

Nowadays,

the high school diploma is a qualification listed on most all job postings. However, in my experience as a professional career coach and employment specialist, when it comes to employer needs right now, I have found that there are exceptions to all rules.

Job postings as a rule require a high school diploma to apply. 

However, I have had clients who do not have a high school diploma and their educational extent is from “On-the-Job” training. I’ve learned that currently, (emphasis on currently) there are those employers who may be pressed to overlook the educational requirement in lieu of the skills, knowledge, and experience of the applicant, including that of a high school diploma.

Love and light,

 

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Instant Reset

Instant Reset

By Alys Sadler

Feeling energetically drained and you haven’t started your day yet?

Do this:

Say to the Universe “You know what – I’m not feeling good today” acknowledge it, just put it out there.

Then say:

Universe, assist me. Allow me to release and let go of whatever energy it is that I have absorbed. It does not belong to me, it isn’t mine.

I release it and I let it go.

Now, continue in your day knowing that as you move through your day that everywhere you go and everything you do you are protected.

All is well.

It is done.

It is so.

And so it is.

Love and light,

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Cover Letter

Cover Letter

Part 2 of a 2 part series

By Alys Sadler

I heard a tale that I’ll share. The caterpillar said to the butterfly “you’ve changed” the butterfly responded “ Isn’t that what we’re supposed to do?” Ok, could be considered corny but think about it. Have you ever seen someone you haven’t seen in a long time and you or he or she says, “You haven’t changed a bit.” Oh God! I hope that no one ever says that to me! I treasure the idea of change. I haven’t always been quite that flexible and I realized how much of life I was missing, simply because I was thinking in a box.

We adopt our thinking early on from our sphere of influence and the next thing you know those ideas, thoughts, beliefs that were someone else’s became yours and mine. Guess what? For me, they didn’t fit and I finally figured it out. Hey, good for me! Have you ever thought of that? 

What or how you think just isn’t working anymore – maybe because those old ways aren’t really your way. Consider a change. Just change your mind. Make small changes to begin with and then change something else – keep going – you’ll get the hang of it and before you know it, it’ll be time to change it yet again. Keep it new, exciting, always fun. It’s your life your way. Try it on – see if it fits. If not, change it!

Love and Light,

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Cover Letter

Cover Letter

Part 1 of a 2 part series

By Alys Sadler

Today a client called…

…to ask me to review her cover letter. I agreed, and what I found was that she had a full page of information describing her resume. Wrong:)

It’s interesting that for the most part, what I proof read in people’s cover letters, that they write, is just that. It’s a detailed explanation of the information found in the resume. Now, there’s no reason to read the resume – oops! I just want to clarify the purpose of the cover letter.

The cover letter to a resume…

….is simply a way to draw the reader’s interest into reading the resume, the resume is to draw the interest enough to get an invitation to an interview and the interview performance is how the candidate gets the job offer. That’s the sequential purpose of those application components.

The cover letter has 3-basic parts. 

Unless otherwise asked for in the job posting, the cover letter has three paragraphs. The first paragraph is to inform the reader what job title you’re seeking, where you found the job posting, and the invitation to read the attached resume.

The second paragraph is to engage the reader with information that shows them what you can do for the company based on what is important in that position that has been written about in the posting. It’s imperative that you use the job posting information to know what is important enough to the reader for them to want to read your letter. In just a few short sentences, this is the opportunity for you to tell the reader why they want to read your resume.

This brings me to the point…

…of knowing the information in the job posting in order to respond to the posting through what you say in the second paragraph of the cover letter, short and sweet. It’s an invitation to the resume, not a biography of all the work in your history of employment with every detail!

The third paragraph is simply asking for the interview to explore your qualifications and the position in greater detail.  That’s it.

Love and light,

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How to Email a Potential Employer

How to Email a Potential Employer

Part 2 of a 2 part series

By Alys Sadler

A Letter of Interest is a little different. 

In a Letter of Interest you are asking about something you know of within the company that already exists and may apply to you and you are asking for more information. Let’s say someone told you about a potential job opportunity and you missed it. A Letter of Interest is the way to inquire about whether you could potentially be a fit and are interested in knowing if you are. A keen recruiter or business owner will be able to identify whether you could be a match and speak with you about future possibilities.  

If you are specialized, 

and you know it is a fit, meaning that you fit into a specific niche that aligns with the company, point that out in the letter and the links to your electronic information will show what you can bring to the table. Don’t be surprised if you get an invitation for an interview. Not a job interview – but a possible candidate interview. It’s a way for an employer to explore a potential opportunity. If they don’t have something now, they may have something later.

The important thing to remember…

…is that you are sending an email to a person who probably gets a lot of email. They will look at it because of the subject line  –  very few people know to use this approach. What you don’t want to happen is that it’s so long or wordy and then they close the email and don’t respond.

Keep it short, and to the point. 

Your letter/email should be simple and direct with the electronic links I mentioned above to validate your statements. Again, don’t send a resume and if you don’t have electronic sites set up, then do that first. It will be worth your investment in time to brand yourself for a particular company that you may want to work for before you send them either of these types of correspondence. 

Good Luck!

Love and light,

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How to Email a Potential Employer

How to Email a Potential Employer

Part 1 of a 2 part series

By Alys Sadler

Emailing a potential employer would depend on why. 

The  most professional way, if you’re considering any company as a potential employer, or a business contract partner, is to send them a Letter of Inquiry. There is also a type of letter/email that you can send called a Letter of Interest. These are two different types of letters – or in this case, email. Your Subject line should indicate which type of inquiry you are sending.

Is your interest in the organization or a particular job within the company? Decide that and then write to them about it. Don’t make the email long. Keep it brief and objective.

In a Letter of Inquiry…

 …you are attempting to create something for yourself – possibly a position or a contract opportunity. The letter is about a specific topic e.g. how your qualifications fit into the organization and how you might apply, or, if you are interested in an internship and you want to know if they would support that type of position.

Also, whether it’s a Letter of Inquiry or Letter of Interest, 

be sure to attach any kind of electronic information that you have, like a link to your website and/or a link to your LinkedIn account. Do not send a resume! You’re not asking for a job – you’re inquiring.

Love and light,


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Online Presence

Online Presence

By Alys Sadler

Thinking through what you convey on social media? 

Good idea! Think about how it can have a lasting impact in your job search efforts. A positive online presence can be extremely beneficial in your job search and the interview process.

Employers will check, 

no doubt. So, be certain that your profile tells the story you want people to know. It’s a good idea to optimize your LinkedIn profile as well and utilize other social media channels to convey what you know best represents you, who you are, and what you do.

Be ready…

…to tell someone who you are and what you do as in an elevator speech. You never know when an opportunity may show up where you can talk about yourself and the job you’re seeking.

Be confident.

Remain confident.

 Love and light,

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The Bright Side

The Bright Side

By Alys Sadler

Look on the Bright Side!

There is always a bright side, you just have to see it.

Look closely, open your mind.

Don’t let the forefront of whatever it is blind your ability to see it in a different way.

Search for it. You will see it – it is there.

The light always feels better, go within and see it.

It’s there. Know it.

You’ll know you’ve found it because it feels better.

Feel it? Even if it’s small, don’t let that go.

Hang on – focus. Allow the good feeling.

That’s the Bright Side! See? It is there.

Stay there.

Love and light,

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Age 50+ ?? You’re Invaluable

Age 50+ ??
You're Invaluable

By Alys Sadler

I work with clients every day that are age 50+ 

…who may be reentering the workplace and they’re worried. Worried that they will be competing with younger workers, against college degrees, or having been out of the work environment for a while. Well, worry no more 50-somethings! You meet and beat the competition!

If you are 50+ you are a commodity in a hot job market!

As job candidates graduate from college, they have excelled educationally. However, the little or no work experience that they bring, doesn’t always make them the best candidate for the job from an employer’s perspective.

Employers are screaming for seasoned workers… 

…that bring to the workplace the ability to apply their skills to a particular job. While some job candidates have great education, they don’t necessarily have the skills necessary to hit the ground running with the ability to get the job done. Employers need employees who have skills and can get the job done without spending a lot of time and money on training, mentoring and shepherding a new employee such as they would someone with no real work experience.

I also have clients who are into their 60’s

…and with a tightly woven resume, they get the interviews. While the resume is certainly important for the potential employer to see what the job candidate can bring to the table, and the interview skills meet the expectation of the interviewer/s, the bottom line is, the candidate can do the job – without question. Moreover, when the candidate is “packaged” in the resume, and “performs” well in the interview – it’s a no-brainer. Easily it’s the seasoned, experienced candidate who gets the job offer.

So, 50 and 60 somethings, bring your skills, knowledge, and experience to the applicant table and see how great that “seasoned” label can feel. You’ve earned it, so bask in it – no fear – no hesitation.

Land that Dream Job,

Change Your Life!

Love and light,

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Return After Lockdown Continued

Return After Lockdown

Part 2 of a 2 part series

By Alys Sadler

I have consulted…

…with those who have and who have not remained employed during the pandemic. Many of those who didn’t have a job, cultivated and/or trained for new skills, created businesses, and/or redirected their paths toward something completely new. Many did jobs they didn’t want to do, but they did them anyway. They were productive with the time they did have off and created new routines for themselves. They saw the time off as a way to begin again. 

Consider that. 

A new way to begin again. Employers have figured it out – the paradigm has shifted and flexibility, adaptability and communication is key for everyone to embrace all that is new.

What if you said yes? 

It’s not the forever job, it’s not the forever pay rate. Perhaps the opportunity is for another reason not yet considered? 

Momentum. 

When one takes action to get the ball rolling, it picks up energy along the way. Couple that with positivity and you really have something that attracts something more into your journey back to the future.

Give it a try. 

What could it hurt? Maybe you’ve never done it before. Maybe it’s not what you want or the time at which you want it. Now could be the opportunity to try something you’ve never done before. Right now – Yes, right now! 

Just say yes to a new opportunity and see where it takes you because you just never know where the unknown will lead you. It could be great. If you say no, you’ll never know.

If it doesn’t work out. What did you learn? It’s never nothing, it’s always something – and learning is always good.

This is just a way to help you stair step your way back into the workforce. It’s a new day, it’s a new way. Try it on and see if it fits, even if only for a short time.

A reason, a season, or a lifetime? 

You won’t know unless you start. 

Be grateful for the open door to new opportunities – no matter how it looks. Don’t judge it – just say yes with a grateful heart and see what happens. You just never know.  

Gratitude is a feeling. 

It’s your energy. It’s powerful. It’s yours. Use your power through gratitude to empower yourself into something more than you know.

Say yes to the new. Right now.

Love and light,

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Return After Lockdown

Return After Lockdown

Part 1 of a 2 part series

By Alys Sadler

Someone suggested…

…that I might clarify how employers view job/career candidates – currently employed or unemployed. There are so many ways that employers view candidates right now and the variety of ways is broadly based on specific industry and level of entry into the employment position. 

Right now, post pandemic? For the most part, things have changed. Not for everyone, but for most.

The thing that hasn’t changed…

…is that employers like to hire candidates who are currently working. Certainly, for some, if you are not or haven’t been working, a little of that is acceptable. However, if you have an opportunity to return to work – take it. So it’s not the job you want. It’s not the pay you want. 

The bottom line is, employers like to hire those who are already working. 

Why? 

People who are working are in a routine to work, manage their personal lives, and stay focused. They say, if you want something to get done, ask a person who is busy. Employers know that when you’re working, you’re probably organized. When work isn’t currently the priority, it takes time to get back into a routine. Employers know. They’re human too and they’re simply looking for candidates who can hit the ground running. They don’t have to wait for them to get up to speed.

Love and light,

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The Unexpected

The Unexpected

By Alys Sadler

Ever have a day when your expectation happens in an unexpected way? How do you respond?

Frustration? 

Slow down.

Anger?

What’s the trigger? That’s the past showing up in the now.

Let it go –

Laugh? There ya go! Have a good time with the unexpected. 

If your plans flow even mildly near your expectation only with some unexpected follies – let it go – just laugh.

Maybe the universe is trying to tell you to relax. To allow things to flow organically. You’ll see, there’s always enough time and there may be more in the experience than you expect. You never know what you’ll learn or who you’ll meet. 

Go ahead, let it go, relax. Be free of the itinerary and allow the universe to manage your experience. Just enjoy it…and laugh.

 Love and Light,

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Inner Child

Inner Child

Part 3 of a 3 part series

By Alys Sadler

My obsessive thinking is over

The barrier is old, crusty, and broken. I see it all laying around me like dense pieces of old and tattered, dense, discolored clay. It’s broken off of me laying around me on the ground and I see myself stepping out of the rubbish of it. I took a step out and the step itself appeared under my foot. It was my step, intended only for me. I’m free. I allow myself to be free. It’s new. It’s a new way.

I’m slowing down

so that I can listen to my heart and feel the feeling. The feeling of guidance, the discernment, the knowing. I ask, ha! Who knew? We must ask. So, I ask. Then I listen with my heart to know the answers. The answers are the Truth of Me and for me. All I ever had to do was to listen with my heart, my innermost being and believe enough in It – the It I now know as Me, my True Self.

There it is.

I feel the wholeness, the completeness, the un-stuckness. It’s a relief, I don’t have to think it over, obsess, or calculate. I just let go and feel. It requires me to go within, get quiet and listen with my body, my heart, my feelings. It’s intuition, it’s discernment. It’s allowing me to be guided by something bigger than my mind. It is the Universe and the magnificence of It in Me.

It’s the beginning. A fresh start – today, now.

The child I am inside, knowing, listening, learning. My child, Me, knew all along that I was denying Me. Now, I’m letting Me be me, that nurturing, loving, free childlike being that I am. I allow her to be the gift she is. Her gifts, talents, and uniqueness are real. It is the feeling inside.

The outward appearance is genuinity, loyalty and light. It’s confidence, freedom, and simple truth.

It’s easy.

It’s Love.

Love and light,

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Inner Child

Inner Child

Part 2 of a 3 part series

By Alys Sadler

I am conscious of Myself.

I’m going along thinking how much I’ve grown and evolved spiritually. But I felt like I should feel more complete; that I should have a feeling of achieving a great accomplishment, or the fulfillment of a task, or a job done. I could feel there was something more. I just didn’t know what it was or how to reach it, but I could feel I wasn’t at the end or what I thought was the end of my journey within.

What I didn’t know is that the end IS the beginning.

It is the ultimate discovery of what I wanted, what I was looking for, what I wanted to feel. That feeling within that nothing outwardly could satisfy.

What I also didn’t know

was that it would come in the peace of the night through my willingness to feel. I let go of thinking and allowed myself to just feel. I began to speak out loud the feelings that were impressed upon me. Funny thing, I thought I was speaking outwardly about someone else.

As I began to write down what I was speaking

I could tell it wasn’t exactly about someone else. I decided to type out what I had written down during this experience in the night and realized something more. I reiterated to myself what my experience was, I had felt these feelings, then I spoke what I was feeling, then I listened to what I spoke, then I wrote it. As I typed it out I realized that what I had spoken out loud about, to me, was about me. There it was. My breakthrough. Now, was the choice I had to make.

I could deny any of that experience, or, I could choose to believe the happening of it. The next choice was to allow it to be – without thinking. I chose to continue to feel without thought. I gave great consideration to this event that was taking place inwardly. I allowed it to continue.

I wondered is this real?

Is it true? Could it be true? Can this feeling of deep knowing be what I was seeking that whole time? I realized, I was thinking. Quickly, I checked back in to my feelings and yes, it was that feeling of fulfillment that I hadn’t quite reached before. It was a knowing and I was right there at the moment of decision. Sort of a cross road, that road to change. The choice was – should I choose to believe my feelings or return to my thinking?

I chose to believe my feelings

and let go of my thinking. I choose it now. This is my break out moment. The old barriers I put around myself with my thoughts. I’ve been holding myself in bondage for so long it just felt normal.

Love and light,

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Inner Child

Inner Child

Part 1 of a 3 part series

By Alys Sadler

This morning I’m guided to write about my child. My inner child.

I have had a breakthrough

and I’m breaking out now – into this new beginning of me. I’m conscious of Myself. I now have a new way of moving through life. It is with feeling and discernment instead of the mental barriers of thought. Thought so deep into itself it ends up in fear, the stagnation of fear, the confusion of fear. That is what stuck is for me.

I’ve heard that no one is ever stuck. 

So true really. Becoming what we call stuck is really where we face our barriers to freedom. Freedom comes from within. We are all free to be who we really are. Mostly, even if we know who that is we don’t believe it. We stay there, in the mind, thinking that this is the furthest we can go, when that isn’t the truth at all. The truth is we are all so much more.

The Moreness of who we are is inside. 

It’s all there and it seeks to emerge and be Itself, free, as Itself. My breakout has been this realization and recognition of myself inwardly. The biggest fear I faced was my magnificence. I see how extraordinary I am and it’s all inside of me, always has been.

I knew I was special, thinking back. 

And, while I’ve been through that healing process to rediscover myself, I still hadn’t fully allowed Me to be in charge of me. Well, today is the beginning. It has become clear to me what this new beginning means. Funny, it isn’t hard, it’s not rocket science or woo-woo as some might call it. It’s almost unbelievable – ha! Yes, unbelievable it was, or so I thought, until now.

Love and light,

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Realization

Realization

Part 3 of a 3 part series

By Alys Sadler

It’s the mystery we’re not used to. We plan, we organize, we meet our own expectations, we control. What if we didn’t or even what if we did and we let that go (change your mind) for the thing that’s new, unplanned, unexperienced, or at least unexperienced in this way or at this time, the Now. There it is. The Now.

Embrace it.

No matter what’s showing up. No matter how it looks. Allow the Now experience and see where it leads you.

It feels free. It feels good, unlike anything else.

And guess what? It’s not scary. The past is where we get scared. The past is not real anymore – it’s over – it’s past.

So, don’t remove yourself out of allowing the Now experience. When you allow it you won’t feel scared. You are entering a time of belief. A time of new. Feel it. Allow it. There’s noThing like it – nothing like It. It.

 Love and light,

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Realization

Realization

Part 2 of a 3 part series

By Alys Sadler

Surrender to yourself and the new possibilities of the pathway before you. It feels like a crown of glory each time. Amazing. That’s what I can say. The experience is so amazing.

It’s that change. It’s my road to change. It found me. It’s genuine, it’s happy. I’m grateful.

Energy, it’s all moving now. I look forward with each step and allow the mystery, the unknown to show me the next steps to what’s even better.

The road to change gets better and better with every step. It’s time. It’s Now. Go ahead, let go.

It’s been a while and I realize it Now. Thank you.

Realizing anything can be astonishing. It can feel like a blast of air hitting you – full force – all at once. Suddenly, you’re awake! It’s incredible, it’s an experience.

It’s singular, individual. Every day is different. Everyday is new. It’s not the same, if I allow the different to just be. It’s something I haven’t planned or thought of.

May I have had a desire I wasn’t aware of? A thought that I brought into my experience? 

Sometimes I don’t realize there was a desire until it shows up and it feels like a pleasurable experience as it opens up, lies before me to choose to allow it, the unknown experience. The answer is – it’s me, I created this. 

Then there’s choice. I can say “no” (and then tell myself to get into my routine – the familiar) then choose to let the new, the experience pass me by.

Let go.

Say yes.

Allow the change to take you somewhere new. A new experience. Go for it.

Love and light,

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Realization

Realization

Part 1 of a 3 part series

By Alys Sadler

This is about me but it’s for you.

I know not where I go. I know that when I go I have love as the desire and I feel like I’m at the door. I feel a step and I take it, and the ground shows up underneath my feet.

I know it’s the right pathway…

…or else the ground wouldn’t be there – the experience when I arrive on that step, shows up. Although I know it’s true, I trust it, I know I’m experiencing it, yet to my (maybe it’s amazement, maybe it’s a surprise?) Otherwise, why would it be, I ask? And, then there’s another experience. The experiences show up for me. Something to realize, a lesson, maybe a material object, or another step to take. 

I accept the Now…

… of the experience with great gratitude. I choose belief, then another step comes, I feel it. I take it and another miracle happens, then I’m shown another step. I take the step and the ground, once again, fills the space underneath my feet to support me in the new, the Now. That spot in time and in the moment’s experience.

Wow! This is my experience in moving on. Moving forward, trusting, listening, feeling.

Certainly, it takes focus. Let not the naySayers get in the way. Even the ones in the mind. Shut them down. Don’t think. Just trust and focus, step forward.

Love and light,

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Grace

Grace

By Alys Sadler

Whether a verb, a noun, or an adjective, the definition of grace, according to the dictionary, means the same thing.

Verb: To treat with honor

Noun: Favor or goodwill

Adjective: Relating to, or noting honor

Perception – all the ways we can choose to see or feel the knowing of Grace. Have you ever thought of how you think of allowing grace for others, or how you are given Grace? It can be given and you might not recognize it. When you’re aware of Grace you’ll know when Grace is given over you.

I once was walking in New York City at night and looking for a restaurant. I had just left Grand Central Station and walked a couple of blocks. I was drawn to walk through a nearby park. It was dark and there was no one around. Why did I go through that park you ask? I just don’t know why. I could see a light on the other side of the park, but it was dim and I wasn’t sure what it was, but I felt like I should walk that direction.

I was a little nervous as I looked around. It had been raining, the ground was wet, and it was cold and dark. As I glanced over to the left, there was a large building. On the front of the building there were no lights but I could see writing on the building in big 3-D letters. G R A C E. That’s all it said. I still don’t know what kind of business was in that building. I was so taken by the message – G R A C E. That was it. I felt safe. I knew I was safe and I continued to walk further into the park.

As I got nearer to the other side of the park, I could see that the ambient lighting I saw was from a restaurant. It looked to be a nice place and there were many people inside. I opened the door and was greeted by the hostess and felt so welcomed. I was seated and I noticed all the people at the tables in the restaurant were happy, laughing, and enjoying themselves at dinner. I proceeded to have a very nice dinner, in a very nice place surrounded by a very nice clientele. It was a blessing to me. I was hungry, the food was wonderful, and the experience was full.

My point? My experience of G R A C E. Although it’s just one example, it was my awareness of the word, that size, affixed to the front of a dark building that I happened to look up and see. It was a feeling. Ever know intuitively that Grace is over you? Isn’t it nice when you know? All of this is to say that if ever you’ve experienced what Grace feels like or you’ve seen Grace happen before your eyes, the question arises…are you able to have grace toward others? We get back that in which we give out. Do it for yourself and see how good it feels. It feels LARGE – it feels GOOD – and it’s a feeling you get to keep. Take notice, take pleasure, live it.

Love, Peace and Joy

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The Water’s Journey

The Water’s Journey

By Alys Sadler

The water’s journey, isn’t it like our journey? It could be if we let it. It moves, it travels, it doesn’t know where it’s going and yet it is always guided. At times it goes outside of its guidelines, the boundaries set forth – what happens?

Sometimes awareness, sometimes (what we call disaster) – a tower moment – resulting in the experience of a new territory, a new place, and a new day – recognize it, explore it, acknowledge the realization.

The water either rescinds to its original flow of guidance or continues in a new way – a new direction – and always forward – no going back, always moving forward. The moments, they’re always forward, even if it seems like it’s two steps forward, one step back – it’s still movement forward. It’s part of the process.

Aren’t we just like the water that flows? If we let go, so is the flow, easy. Allow, release, and let go. Songwriter, Karen Drucker, wrote a song titled “Let go of the Shore,” that has a line saying “let go of the shore, float into the mystery.” So true, letting go can feel like a mystery. No plan, just inner guidance. Can you feel it?

We are, so trust. It may feel like a mystery, but it’s not. Trust in new – trust in forward.  No matter how it looks. If it feels like you’re going out of the boundaries of the past, let go.

Allow the new. Experience the growth of you in a new way.

It’s life. Live it.

Love and Light

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Purpose

Purpose

By Alys Sadler

The purpose we serve – ever wonder why you’re here? I just had this thought today so I thought I’d write about it. I’ve thought it many times within my life, so far, and the question arises for me – do we have many purposes as we move through stages in our lives?

I believe that love should be easy and life should be fun. If we free ourselves from drama and self-inflicted mental bondage it can be so. Therein lies the work.

My thoughts are that we have 2-parts to our journey. One is our purpose and the other is, being the life we live. For me my purpose has been mostly about my career field although not solely. Along the way I know there were periods of life that were on purpose and it was absolutely not within my career arena. 

There’s a way to tell if you’re serving your purpose in your here and now. Do you feel on purpose? Just ask yourself – am I on purpose? Is how I feel purposeful for me? Is there a reciprocal feeling that when you give it out you’re getting back? Not from another but from yourself, inwardly? Ask yourself: Is there something I feel like I need to do? Maybe you feel that way and don’t know how or where to start – a purpose you are here to serve and haven’t found it yet…

It is about you – how does it feel? If it feeds your soul, beats your heart, floats your boat, you can’t wait to wake up and do it again and again – then you know you’re on purpose. If not, then you’re probably not. Rethink what you’re doing.

Purpose can be the work in you’re here and now – personal or professional. Allow your purpose to flow through you – you’ll see. It will be easy and it will feel good. Again, if it doesn’t flow then it’s not your purpose, it’s time to rethink it – time to consider a change.

Serving our purpose, living the experience of life = the journey. We’re Spirit beings having a human experience. “as above so below” – that feeling is a great feeling to live!

Love and light,

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Love

Love

By Alys Sadler

We are love at our core (our soul). Our breath – our beating heart – our smiling face.

Love flows freely – love is intended to be easy – flowing through us – seeking to be all that it is through us.

External conditions as in social domestication press the human emotion. Coupled with societal, peer, familial, cultural and religious traditions we’re influenced from the external and our core stays silently inside wanting to express who it really is, as us, through us and we don’t allow.

Is it fear – shame – confusion – emotional chaos – uncertainty?

I think so.

Love is easy – that’s real.

Genuine love is a feeling deep in the core of who we are. We can allow our soul to open to its truth.

Are you strong enough to be the love you are? The love you seek?

Truth in the love you are feels free like freedom, joy, laughter and peace. 

Yes, allowing yourself to be the love that you are in your core, the inner you. The feeling? Freedom – ease. Plain and simple. 

Want peace – freedom?

Don’t be afraid to be the love that you are.

 Love and light,

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What Can You Do?

What Can You Do?

By Alys Sadler

What can you do? Have you ever thought about how many things you know how to do and how transferable the things you know how to do are? Many times I talk with people about the kind of work they’ve experienced in their work life. It always surprises me when they don’t see how so many of the things they know and know how to do, not only from within their career, but what they carry in their toolbox of knowledge, that they don’t equate to a new career pathway.

There’s probably nothing more exciting for me when I see a client recognize their skills from an augmented perspective. So many things we as humans are capable of doing yet, we only see the road straight in front of us. What if we saw our unlimited potential taking a turn off the road we’re on to discover what may be down the road to the left or to the right?

We take for granted sometimes what we know and don’t relate it to skills, knowledge or experience that would apply to a career field simply because we think we haven’t used it in an employment position. Think about all the things you know how to do that you’ve never done before in a job and see how much more you have to offer an employer who has an opening for the job you’ve dreamed of doing but, you thought you weren’t qualified or couldn’t do.

I see it all the time. People are amazing and have so many talents and abilities that they don’t recognize transfer to industry. So, next time you do something phenomenal, think about the possibility…think a new thought…a change…think… phenomenal and transferable.

Love and light,

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Modern Resumes: Just The Facts

Modern Resumes:
Just The Facts

By Alys Sadler

How modern do you need a resume to be? Certainly, we all know that your resume depicts what you can do for a company in a particular role and your credibility based on where you’ve done that before and/or your educational background.

Resumes were changing just a couple of years ago to include formatting differences to be able to transmit through a robotic type of reader called an Applicant Tracking System. Up to 75% of resumes never reached a human being because they didn’t make it through the ATS system. Employers found that they were missing out on many qualified candidates due to resumes not written or formatted to make it through.

Times are changing. Resume submissions are changing – yet again. The modern resume while it is also a written document, the document has taken on a more personal style. If you saw the movie Legally Blonde – the writers of the movie weren’t that far off when at one point Elle (played by Reese Witherspoon) made a video of herself, while standing in a swimming pool in a bikini, to send to the admissions panel for entry into Harvard Law School. It was her personal resume.

I’m not saying that employment candidates will be wearing bikinis to create their personal resumes, but video resumes are not just in the movies anymore. That’s where we are now! We are looking at personal resumes of an employment candidate speaking to a potential employer via a performance of their verbal resume. Whoa!! Who knew??

Are you ready? This is the age of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Chat Bots. If you are preparing for a career move whether it’s for change or advancement, and you’re considering preparing yourself to compete for that sweet job you know about in the company of your dreams, this is how you’ll get noticed. Where preparation and opportunity meet is the crossroad called Success! 

Love and light,

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Be Grateful – It’s Simple

Be Grateful -
It’s Simple

By Alys Sadler

Everyone is unique and it may be that recreating yourself is where you will begin. For others, it’s something else. In any case it begins with self, the innermost part of who we are. So, here we are. At the beginning, a new beginning – a fresh start. 

They say it’s all about timing. For me this is the time. It’s because of you that I’m doing this…and I know if you’re reading this, this is the time for you. Consider the words to a song by Ricki Byars Beckwith, “more than I have been, more than I will be, All that I am.” Your purpose; what is that?

For me this is about anyone who is embarking upon a new way of seeing, doing, and being themselves in their life; change and the courage it takes to do that. Life is change. Change is living life.

Are you living your life or are you just moving through it? Are you the More of you? 

Love, Peace and Joy

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The More of You

Be Grateful
It’s Simple

By Alys Sadler

There’s a way to begin. Start with being grateful for everything and for nothing.  Look out and where there isn’t something, there is nothing…no thing. There is a no thing you know?  Yet it is something – Invisible Presence. Be grateful. It’s simple.

How about being grateful for your breath? Are you breathing? Imagine if you had to think about and remember to breathe. It breathes us and we don’t even have to think about it. Be grateful. It’s simple.

How about the laws of the Universe like gravity? Were you ever grateful for gravity?  Be grateful. It’s simple.

How about your senses? That may sound as if you’d be thinking unnecessary thoughts however, it’s more than that. It’s a way to move away from other thoughts that may be consuming your thinking mind. Try it. The goal is to be in the nothingness (no thing ness) where no thought takes place.

Listen: What do you hear? There is an inner ear, listen to that. It’s real.

Feel: What do you feel? There is inner wisdom, feel that. It’s real.

That’s the beginning – nothingness. The beginning is where It begins.

Be grateful. It’s simple.

Love and Light,

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Tell A New Story

Tell A New Story

By Alys Sadler

How does your internal thinking differ from your external thinking? Ever have your gut tell you something then your head gets in the conversation and changes your mind back to the old way – or, talks you out of something new all together?

Do you know a belief is just a thought you think over and over again? Don’t let what you have always thought or what you’ve always done or known keep you from change.

Tell yourself a new story. Tell it over and over again, even if you don’t believe at first, it will become your new belief – oh, and keep practicing. Take a different road next time you travel somewhere and notice, just ask yourself, am I seeing a new road in the same way I saw the old one? Or, can you create a new way of seeing it? Try it! It’s about creating change for yourself and seeing that you can do it.

When it comes to our careers, our money, and our life, where and how we live, and the basis of what supports that, it’s easy to see how our thoughts influence us. Our career life and our personal life are so greatly commingled. 

How important is what we do and how we feel about that? It may be the most important thing that we consider right here, right now in this new way of living we’ve all been exposed to. So, to a great extent we’re faced with change and it truly is the opportunity to create the life we want and change the career pathway that supports that. 

We can choose to believe we can or we can choose to believe we can’t. I’ve heard it said  “either way, you’re right.”

Love and Light,

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Change: Interesting – It’s Never Done

Change: Interesting - It’s Never Done

By Alys Sadler

I heard a tale that I’ll share. The caterpillar said to the butterfly “you’ve changed” the butterfly responded “ Isn’t that what we’re supposed to do?” Ok, could be considered corny but think about it. Have you ever seen someone you haven’t seen in a long time and you or he or she says, “You haven’t changed a bit.” Oh God! I hope that no one ever says that to me! I treasure the idea of change. I haven’t always been quite that flexible and I realized how much of life I was missing, simply because I was thinking in a box.

We adopt our thinking early on from our sphere of influence and the next thing you know those ideas, thoughts, beliefs that were someone else’s became yours and mine. Guess what? For me, they didn’t fit and I finally figured it out. Hey, good for me! Have you ever thought of that? 

What or how you think just isn’t working anymore – maybe because those old ways aren’t really your way. Consider a change. Just change your mind. Make small changes to begin with and then change something else – keep going – you’ll get the hang of it and before you know it, it’ll be time to change it yet again. Keep it new, exciting, always fun. It’s your life your way. Try it on – see if it fits. If not, change it!

Love and Light,

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A New Day: Comfort Thinking

A New Day:
Comfort Thinking

By Alys Sadler

It’s a bright crisp morning and waking up to a feeling of freedom is a real place.

A place found within, beginning in the mind.

Remembering who you really are is the foundation of that feeling of freedom. Peace, love of self, and joy is true freedom. Most people’s thoughts are about external circumstances – conditions. What tends to dominate the mind are the thoughts moving between the past and the future. The funny thing about that is that now gets overlooked. But that (conditions) type of thought is not freedom.  

Love and Light,

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Just For Today

The Story Behind
The Road to Change

By Alys Sadler

Today I decided to write a blog. 

It’s the first time for me to put thoughts, feelings and/or information publicly for people to read. This feels like a part of my Road To Change. Anyone can move forward on his or her road to change, even me. 

I started a website…

…to begin a business and I wanted to offer more than employment readiness services and career coaching. I could feel it. I wanted to meet people right where they are, wherever that is, and shepherd them in the discovery of themselves and their latent potential, the Allness of who they are. That could be in life, career, or both. What I know is that we’re affected by our careers in more ways than just money.

Now more than ever before we are considering how we feel about what our jobs are, how and where we do the job, where the job is taking us, and how we feel about what we do – if you are the person who has lost your job, therein lies yet another component to work through. We can see it as a loss or we can redesign our thinking and see it as an opportunity to begin again, in a whole new way. I know you’ve probably heard that a million times – right? But it’s true. 

Sometimes what’s difficult…

…is to believe that we have the ability to change what we don’t want for something we do want. People sometimes stay in the same job/career when moving forward because the past is familiar. It’s comfortable. What we love and hate, at the same time, is change. Change is scary sometimes only because we don’t see what is ahead of us. We don’t have a vision of how it will happen. Well, it requires trust and faith. Trust is the beginning and faith is the follow through. As simple as that sounds, that’s where the work is for each of us. It’s an independent thing, involving no one else, just our self. It’s simple but it’s not easy.

Some call it a paradigm shift…

…some call it thinking outside the box. No matter how you label it it’s the same thing. Gaining a new perspective on old thoughts and beliefs will bring change. Wow, imagine that! New thoughts that create new beliefs that lead us to replace what we don’t want with what we do want. Say yes. Just say Yes to the opportunity. 

Love and Light,

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