#044: Setting Goals That Put You on Your Path to Purpose


Hosts: Nikki Romani + Betsy Ramser Jaime

How are you feeling about 2019? Are you HOPING that this is the year that you’ll follow through on your goals and finally figure out your purpose? If this is you, you’re in the right place. Betsy here and today Nikki and I will talking about how we can set goals that align with our purpose. We’ll discuss setting a vision, choosing the right goals, some of our best tips for goal setting success and lastly, we share some of our own personal goals for this year.

Setting a Vision:

  • Setting goals that put you on your path of purpose is about goal setting that truly aligns with what you love and who God has created you to be.
  • Don’t let the word, ‘purpose’ overwhelm you. It’s a journey. Also, for more info about purpose being a journey, check out this previous episode: Episode 28: Purpose is a Journey Not a Destination
  • We don’t have one purpose (yes our purpose is to live for Jesus), but our purpose is changing depending on the season we are in.
  • Think about your ideal life and what that would look like. Consider your passions, giftings, and causes that God has placed on your heart.
  • Brainstorm and write it all down.
  • What are the goals that will move you closer to that vision you have for your ideal life?
  • Break it down as much as you can so it’s as simple as possible.
  • If your goals or ideal life seem too big, then you’ll never start.

Choosing The Right Goals:

  • Following through with goals can be really hard so make sure that the goals you’re setting really light you up and get you excited.
  • Make sure that they’re true to you, not the goals that your parents want for you, or the goals that your friends have.
  • Change or re-work your goals every 90 days.
  • Make sure that your goals are a little scary but also attainable. If the goal feels impossible, it’s unlikely that you’ll keep going.
  • Building and maintaining momentum is really important.

Tips for Goal Setting Success:

  • Goals are a great way to set direction. It’s important to put systems in place in order to accomplish those goals. (Atomic Habits by James Clear)
  • Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many goals. Just stick to a few. 2-4 seems to be a good number for me. Consistency is key.
  • Write them down and put them in a place where you’ll see them daily.
  • Share them with a friend so that you’ll be held accountable!
  • Work at it daily.

 

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#043: Life As a Business Owner with Kristin Brewster


Host: Betsy Ramser Jaime

Interview with Kristin Brewster

Notes from the Episode:

  • It’s ok to have a challenging re-entry or season, and that’s normal. A single season does not define who we are.
  • God prepares and equips us for whatever we are going to do down the road.
  • If you aren’t sure what you want to do, sometimes it helps to confirm what you absolutely don’t want to do.
  • The importance of community + teamwork.
  • We can speak life into whatever environment we choose to be in and really change the atmosphere of that.

Kristin’s Advice for those interested in Entrepreneurship: 

  1. Stay encouraged.
  2. Surround yourself with mentors or people to support you.
  3. Remember the big picture.
  4. Find resources and do research! There is so much information available on the internet!
  5. Find somebody already doing what you want to do and talk to them!

Quotes From Kristin:

  • Not knowing exactly what you want to do is completely normal!
  • The in between, and learning, and finding out is a big part of the journey.
  • Take some time and sit still.
  • Explore. Don’t be afraid. Just try something out. Eventually you will find what you do like.
  • Abundance in today’s world is health and happiness.
  • If I don’t plan it, it probably won’t happen.

Recommended book: Grit by Angela Duckworth 
Kristin’s word for the year: Steadfast
Kristin’s Advice for Re-Entry + Transition: 

  • Don’t do it alone! Life is not meant to be done alone.

Also, if you want to check out the spreadsheet that Betsy mentioned in the episode, you can click here to download it.

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#042: The Re-entry Team: Interview with Neal Pirolo


Host: Nikki Romani

In today’s episode, Nikki had the opportunity to sit down face to face with Neal Pirolo. Neal is the author of The Re-entry Team and Serving as Senders Today, and the founder of Emmaus Road International. He is 80 years old and actively on mission to help missionaries with re-entry.

Neal travels all over the country and the world speaking on this topic. He shares of upcoming seminars and speaking engagements in this year. He is traveling to Africa where his book is being translated into a language of Southern Malawi in East Africa.

Neal is passionate about the topic of re-entry and refers to the Bible for principles and the 5 patterns of re-entry he shares about with us, which we at M2B have been using for our share term missionaries (we give the credit to Neal).

Five Patterns of Re-entry:

  1. Alienation
  2. Condemnation
  3. Reversion
  4. The Ultimate Escape
  5. Integration

Neal and his wife Yvonne are an inspiration. They have been married for 61 years and are traveling all over the world doing kingdom work. Neal gives all credit and glory to God. 

Neal is so passionate about this topic, he even gives out his cell number for you to connect with him! Listen for it towards the end of the episode.

To learn more about what they are doing, visit their website at eri.org

To get “The Re-entry Team” book click here. Or visit the ERI website. To get “Serving as Senders Today” click here.

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#041: A Quick + Simple End of Year Reflections Process


Host: Betsy Ramser Jaime

Do you feel like you’ve had enough of this year and are just ready to move on with the next one? Or, maybe you had a great year and are excited to continue the momentum into the coming year. Either way, evaluation is really important. Betsy here and today I have a solo show for you on how to do an end of the year evaluation to review the positives from the year.

It’s always a smart idea to look back before you continue to move forward. In today’s episode I’ll be talking about a simple way to take stock of this year, to help you prepare and thrive in the coming one.

 

Step 1:

Start by reminding yourself of where you were at this time last year. And then take a moment to think about how you’ve changed.

For example, maybe you’ve become more patient, more grateful, more present.

What are the intangible ways that you’ve grown or changed in the past year.

 

Step 2:

Next I want you to get a piece of paper or a Google doc. And if you’re driving I’ll include this in the show notes so you can refer back to this.

I want you to write down about 6-8 important areas of your life and then we’ll go through and evaluate each one. Just to give you some ideas,

Mine are: Family, Marriage, Faith, Career, Friends, Community + Giving Back, Personal Growth, + Travel

Now I want you to go through each area that you chose and really take some time to write and reflect on how you’ve grown and if need additional ideas you can always ask people who know you in these areas.

 

Step 3:

The final step is about getting out your goals that you made at the beginning of the year.

Look at them as though you’re an outside observer and they’re someone else’s goals. Rather than being critical just observe. Did you reach any your goals? If not, that’s ok. In fact, I think that often when I don’t reach my goals it’s not because I’m lazy or a bad person, it’s actually that I didn’t set very good goals in the first place.

Finally, keep dreaming!

 

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#040: Processing Your Mission Trip


Host: Nikki Romani

It was around the holidays 4 years ago Nikki returned home from the mission field after being gone for 11 months. She will share with you 6 ways to process your mission trip.

This time of year, busyness is taken to another level. Shopping for gifts, going to parties and all the holiday festivities. We can sometimes forget why we celebrate Christmas. There’s so much to do so little time and somehow we need to squeeze in processing a mission trip.

Nikki gets real and shares her experience coming home the night before Thanksgiving. It wasn’t easy. She let the distractions of the holidays take her away from what she actually needed to do, process. She also shares a more recent occurrence when she had a slight panic attack the week of Thanksgiving this year. Nikki walks with you through her own process and gives these 6 tips:

1. Pray and ask God to reveal something to you
2. Journal
3. Tell trusted friends
4. Talk it out with people who may understand- fellow missionary friends
5. Go to therapy- [email protected]
6. Allow space to process one thing at a time

Resources available for you:
1. Who Am I? online course m2b-ministries.teachable.com/p/who-am-i
2. Missionaries in Re-entry course (holiday special!)
m2b-ministries.teachable.com/p/returnin…ssionaries
3. This podcast! For more podcast go to m2bministries.org/podcasts/
4. Navigator Mentorship m2bministries.org/navigator-mentorship/

Remember, processing will take a lifetime and that’s ok. We will be in different season. Triggers will happen and that’s not a bad thing. This gives us a soft spot, compassion for those around us going through similar things. It also allows us to remember something that was so life changing and get us to pray in the moment for that memory or situation.

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