#053: Processing Through Transition


Host: Nikki Romani

Nikki is a life coach and helps individuals through transition. Transition can mean as a missionary off the field, transition into a new job, new city, graduating college, ending your sports career and finding other passions. Or transitioning from being stuck in a rut and need help creating more meaning to your life.

What is a life coach? A life coach is someone who helps bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to be. If you don’t know where you want to be, a coach helps you figure that out as well. We create goals, systems, and make new habits to be able to achieve what you want to in the next season of life.

Listen to the episode where Nikki explains all about life coaching here
m2bministries.org/what-is-life-coaching-2/

Things to keep in mind:
-Reflect
-Give yourself necessary time to work through an emotion
-Write it down!
-Enjoy the season you are in and don’t rush to the next one
-Talk to a trusted friend, coach, or therapist

Questions to ask yourself through any transition:

  1. What have I learned in the season I am leaving behind?
  2. What mistakes have I made and how can I learn from them?
  3. What emotions am I feeling as I leave the past?
  4. What am I looking forward to in the next season?
  5. What emotions am I feeling moving into this new season?

Books to help with transition:

 

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#052: Working Remotely- Interview with Betsy Ramser Jaime


Host: Nikki Romani

Interview with Betsy Ramser Jaime

If you listened to the episode “Where We Are Headed: New Things to Come”, you would have learned Betsy is no longer a part of this team. However, she remains a friend and in today’s episode, Nikki interviews her about working remotely.

Betsy Ramser Jaime has been working remotely for over 6 years. Betsy got her masters in entrepreneurship. She has worked with an entrepreneur doing social media and business management. As her first experience working remotely with coworkers all over the world, this made her realize this is what she wanted to continue doing. Now she works for herself teaching business english online mostly working with Chinese managers and engineers, proof reading and editing, works with a micro-finance organization, and has her own blog and website discussing productivity and working remotely. Visit her site https://www.betsyramserjaime.com

Betsy and I talk about the importance of having multiple streams of income. Also Betsy shares about the many ways you can work remotely and if this would be right for you.

Working remotely is not for everyone and that’s ok! We discuss ways you can figure out if this is for you. The best way is experimenting.

If you are interested in working remotely, Betsy shares how she schedules her day in order to get everything done she needs to. She is also available for you to ask her any questions if this is something you are interested in. Email her at [email protected]

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#051: Where We Are Headed: New Things to Come


Host: Nikki Romani

Change is occurring here at M2B Ministries. Change can be hard, but it’s also necessary for growth and improvement. In this episode, Nikki shares updates and keeps you in the loop with the changes being made in this organization.
Don’t worry! We aren’t leaving and our pursuit to help short term missionaries with re-entry remains the same.

We have added 3 core values:

  1. We believe by providing a Community of people who have experienced a similar transition individuals may feel known.
  2. We believe through Connection of resources, trainings, and networking we can help individuals navigate through re-entry.
  3. We believe individuals experience a shift in their spirit and through healthy processing it can create a deeper sense of their Identity in Christ.

Some changes occurring are:
1. Name change to The Great Return (now the organization will have the same name as this podcast!)
2. The remaining team members are Nikki and Victoria
3. We are growing partnerships to come up with a roadmap to re-entry.
4. Improvements in our curriculum for the Navigator Mentorship
5. We are focusing on transition coaching, mental health, Navigator Mentorship, and trainings.

A lot is happening here, but all good things. We are trusting God and following his led. We are believing God has big things in store for this ministry and we are on the path of preparation and development. Make sure to stick around and share what we are doing with your friends.

If you would like to be a part in what we are doing make sure to donate by going to m2bministries.org/donate

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#050: Dream Interpretation with Gary McGinnis


Host: Nikki Romani

Interview with Gary McGinnis

Gary and Nikki met when he and his wife were Nikki’s coaches while she was on the World Race in 2014. More than 4 years later and they still remain friends with a going friendship.

Gary has the gift of dream interpretation. In this episode, he shares how he learned this was a gifting of his back in 2000. He has been through the Master Certification Process (no longer offered) with Streams Ministries . Today this ministry offers many great resources such as their “Understanding Dreams and Visions” online course. Check out the website for more information.

Though he has been through this training, Gary shares with us that he is continuously learning about dreams. He says this is an area we will never be able to master.

Questions Gary Answers:

  • How do we know a dream is from God?
  • How do you know if a dream is important?
  • How does someone interpret a dream?

Things to Consider:

  • How does a dream make you feel?
  • Vivid, bright, colorful, light dreams are from God
  • Whether you have black and white dreams or colorful, God can use any dream
  • Value the dream
  • Write it down and focus on it
  • Have intimacy with God
  • God will tell you through the Holy Spirit what the dream means- ask him.
  • Depend on the Holy Spirit for interpretation

Quotes:

  • “The hardest dreams to interpret are your own because you are too close to them.”
  • “What you focus on you make room for, what you fear you give power”
  • “Holy Haunting: a thing inside of you that won’t let you go from the Holy Spirit.”

Books:

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#049: Habits That Will Set You Up For Success


Host: Betsy Ramser Jaime

Behind every successful person, you will find successful habits. Right now Nikki and Betsy are both reading a really good book called Atomic Habits by James Clear which talks all about the importance of habits and how they are really the foundation for a great life. In today’s episode Betsy will go through some examples of foundational habits that will set you up for success in every area of your life.

4 Areas to Look At:

  • Health
  • Faith
  • Family, Friends + Relationships
  • Career + Personal Development

Health Habits:

  1. Sleep: Choose a consistent time to go to sleep and wake up.
  2. Exercise: Start walking, going to the gym, on a regular basis.
  3. Water: Keep a tally or track how much water your drinking.

Faith Habits:

  1. Going to Church each Sunday.
  2. Reading the Bible or going through a devotional daily.

Family, Friends + Relationships:

  1. Set a weekly or regular time to chat with family members or friends.
  2. Have a weekly dinner.

Career + Personal Development:

  1. Take a course that will help you in our career.
  2. Read daily or listen to a podcast.

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