When is the last time you dedicated guilt-free time to your short-term or long-term goals? Time that others may not feel is productive, but you know is exactly what you need to be doing in that moment?
There are so many issues that I care about that I often struggle to connect them consistently in the work that I do today. I have a clear picture of how they all connect in my future.
- I’ve wanted to live on a farm since I was a little girl.
- I am a master of research and independent study but my Sociology and Social Work degrees have elevated my many interests to new levels.
- I have always been fascinated by the independence and sustainability of living off the land – from pioneer ‘settlers’ to farmers to homesteaders to tiny house dwellers.
- Environmental justice, lack of affordable housing, educational inequality, food insecurity, workforce development, economic empowerment, and sustainable agriculture are issues that swirl around in my head literally daily. Stay tuned… because I have LOTS of opinions LOL!
I spent 3 hours watching videos about Black farmers and sustainable farming on Monday. Those 3 hours were dedicated to Today Nicki and Future Nicki. Today Nicki needed to slow down, relax, and let her mind rest. Future Nicki needed to see the possibility of her dreams. My dreams are not traditional or average so every now and again I need a reminder that all things are possible.
I decided this past Monday that I would show you all a little more about my 100-acre agricultural dream and how career coaching fits into it! Affirmation: I make significant income by making a significant difference in the world!
I am in a valuable stage of my social entrepreneurship journey – and I embrace it.
What is your big dream? Do you have a super big dream?
Career Tip: Stay focused on your super big dream – even when it seems far away!!
Keep on dreaming!
Nicki Sanders, MSW, CEO, is a Career and Empowerment Strategist who helps high-performing women of color in management go from overworked, underpaid, and unappreciated to energized, well paid, and appreciated. Through Nicki Sanders Leadership Consulting, she also helps businesses recruit, hire, train, and retain great employees. Nicki has an extensive background in developing and managing successful programs and leading high-functioning multi-disciplinary teams. She is an accomplished professor, coach, trainer, and group facilitator who has combined her gift for authentic relationships, Master of Social Work degree, and over 20 years of diverse work experience to create a life she loves. Nicki is a lover of cupcakes, travel, and 80’s hip hop and R&B music.
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