Have you said these phrases recently when it come’s to your career journey?

-I’m sooooo over this!…
-What now?…
-Can I do that?…
-I’ll do it next year…
-It’ll fix Itself… etc..

Be honest…I have said this once before in my career journey too; however, when I began to change my perspective and rewire my mind on how I view my career (especially when I was in my 9 to 5 career journey) my days were so much better. Most of all what helped me rewire my mind was:

 -I changed how I spoke about the career circumstances I faced,
-Took steps towards my career goal and moved past the doubts/fears of failure, 
-Leaned on the true source, who is God, to fix my career circumstances

Bottom line YOU have to make the choice to be the change YOU want to see in your career journey. Why? Well it’s simple because change in your career starts with YOU!

Therefore, YOU should start to make the change during
National Career Development Month(SIGN UP HERE)!!!

Join in on ALL the career development festivities in November going down every Wednesday at 7pm (there will be giveaways only for those signed up!):

FREE Weekly Webinars: 
👉🏽👉🏽Got Goals? (11/4)
👉🏽👉🏽Career Acceleration Secrets Disclosed (11/11)
👉🏽👉🏽Discovering Your Divine Purpose (11/18)
👉🏽👉🏽Discovering the Ingredients of YOU (11/25)
Virtual Vision Board Party (11/21)-Time will be disclosed to those who register HERE!

See you soon!

You Can Make A Career Transition Too!

This week I celebrated my 1st full year of operating as a full-time entrepreneur in an industry that aligns with my divine purpose!

[Backstory] Approximately, 1 year ago I voluntarily left my 6-figure career as an IT Auditor/Consultant at a major organization! I’m still shocked that I did that.

Never in a million years did
I think could do it!

But the fact of the matter is that I did do it! I didn’t voluntarily leave because I was miserable at my 9 to 5 or didn’t like what I was doing. I left because I knew I was being called to work full-time in another industry which is the Career/Professional Development industry.

I thank God for giving me the courage and strength to transition into another industry within my career. Owning my own business and working in this industry literally ignites my soul because I love to serve people by helping them meet their career goals and see people happy with what they do within their careers. It’s a very rewarding experience.

If I can do it you can certainly do it too! Especially, if you know you’re being called to do it. I always say if you’re called to it you have no choice but to do it, it’s your responsibility (John 15:16).

If you are being called to a different industry and not sure how to go about making the transition let’s chat! Simply email me at hello@theyoubrandacademy.com so we can schedule a time to chat!
P.S. ‘This Girl Can’ is what I tell myself daily to speak life to myself in this career transition season because it aligns to one of my anchor scriptures Philippians 4:13…what’s on of your anchor scriptures

How Do YOU Level UP In Your Career???

I like to think of myself as the coolest Career Coach on Earth. Why? because no other career coach drops knowledge the way I do. I’m on a mission to educate individuals on how they can accelerate in their career journey and do it authentically! Interested in booking a consult to level up in your career, click the link below:

http://bit.ly/YouBrandConsult

This video is part 1 the Career Level Up Series (Don’t Befriend the Triplets In Your Career)!!! Listen up as I explain how you recognize the need to level up within your 9 to 5 career journey!!!

Additionally, I explain what the triplets are and why you don’t want to befriend them within your career journey!

Don’t forget to subscribe to The YOU Brand Academy’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpEByBxu-sBFvhuhw4Epw9A to see more of the Career Level Up Series (a new episode will be released each week). Share this information with whoever you know needs some encouragement in the career and wants to operate in excellence in their career journey.

Also, if you want more tips on elevating your career journey join The YOU Brand Academy’s mailing list at the following link: http://bit.ly/joinyoubrandlist

Don’t Disqualify Yourself!

Have YOU ever told yourself this before???

A little over a decade ago I graduated from college with my bachelors and what I thought would be the start of a great career ended up being horrible or what I like to call a career tragedy!!! After completing my third consecutive summer internship with a top accounting firm, I ended up not getting the job offer with the company I always dreamed of working for and on top of that I couldn’t get accepted in to any of the graduate schools I applied for without an acceptable test score. .My career plans were shattered and I felt unqualified for everything! I had experienced so much rejection that summer! A no here, a no there, a no everywhere! I told myself that I was not qualified because I faced rejection in my career AND I told myself that I was not qualified when things in my career journey got hard…my heart was completely broken…I kind of spiraled out of control and went into a mini depression state. .

You see I was dwelling on what I thought were failures at the time but it was really God redirecting me to where He wanted me to be in my career journey. After all, I had surrendered my career! As I think back now on what happened I thank God because I can truly say that my career tragedy is my value!!!! I am the solution to individuals that do not feel qualified and empowered to thrive in their career journey! .My clients are attracted to me because I know what its like to hit rock bottom in your career and I can truly empower them to press forward and show them how to clearly execute to get from Point A to Point B throughout their career journey!!!🙌🏽.

I’m currently creating a COURSE that provides individuals the blueprint to authentically excel within their career journey and take full ownership of their career!!!!

Email me at hello@theyoubrandacademy.com if YOU are interested in learning more☺️

Lessons Learned From Chadwick…

If PERSEVERANCE was a person it would be the late great Chadwick Boseman. He was the exact definition of  perseverance which is the ability to keep doing something in spite of obstacles. Therefore, people who persevere show steadfastness in doing something despite how hard it may be. 

Although I did not personally know Chadwick, I knew that he was an outstanding actor who loved his career. He persevered through his health challenges and produced great movies that all of us have the pleasure to see.  I’m sure being in the public eye, playing iconic characters on screen, and having health challenges could not have been easy but since he loved his career I’m sure he would say it was worth it!

His legacy will live on forever because he has made such an impact in our world. The top 3 essential career related things I learned from him are as follows:

1. LOVE what you do in your profession so you can be happy on a regular basis.

2. Whatever you do in your profession, do it with grace and excellence

3.  Despite what obstacles you may face in your profession, persevere through them because you are  VICTORIOUS and were made to WIN!!!


I want to encourage you to apply what I learned from him in your profession! Additionally, stay focus on the good and the positive things as you journey through your career.  Focusing on the negative just causes stress and brings your happiness levels all the way down. I say this time and time again so I’ll say it again, life is too short to be unhappy within your career and do nothing about it. So will YOU do something about it???

If YOU are ready to do something about it simply book a YOU Brand Consult at this link: http://bit.ly/YouBrandConsult

-Crystal

YOU Were Created for Greatness!!!

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Did YOU know you were created for greatness??? I just wanted to stop by to remind you of this very fact because it’s so easy to dwell on the negative facts but not the positive facts of life.

Also, did you know that YOU are the answer to someone’s prayers!!! The gift God has given you is meant to be a resource to help someone in need…to help the corporations/organization seeking your skillset, your work ethic, and your unique personality!
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-Display your greatness in your work environment regardless if you’re working from home due to COVID or going in to work on a daily basis! Whether you believe it or not someone prayed for the skillsets and greatness YOU bring to the table! So go do YOU unapologetically in the workplace and let your light shine so bright that others will see it (Matthew 5:16)
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#BeInspiredGoInspire
#GoBeTheAnswer
#Created4Greatness

A ‘NO’ Does Not Stop The Show!

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Have you ever received a NO throughout your career journey????? I certainly have but trust me it is not the end of the world!
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No doesn’t mean never it simply means NEXT OPPORTUNITY…closed doors in your career means God blocked it because He has something better for you elsewhere…something God sized…something much greater than you could even think, dream or imagine. Ephesian 3:20 says it best, ‘Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.’
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Trust me I know all too well what a NO sounds like and feels like!!! BUT it was in that season of my life (the career waiting season) I surrendered my career path to God, developed strategies to create a résumé that spoke to my brand, developed strategies to ACE interviews and build an irresistible YOU Brand. I eventually reached my version of career prosperity but I didn’t do it on my own strength, instead I allowed God to direct my path and I asked God to allow me to encounter whoever I needed to in order for me to truly excel to the next level within my career journey. I encourage you to do the same by asking God to direct your path on your career journey.  Remember the facts of your career circumstances are never to hard for God to solve so remove the anxious feeling you may have in this season and activate your faith and press on!!!
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#BeAnxiousForNothing #Philippians4:6-7 #CareerWaitingSeason #PressOn

Get To Know Me!

Good Day Folks!

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Allow me to reintroduce myself! My name is Crystal Williams and I am the Chief Career Transitionist at my purpose driven company, The YOU Brand Academy!!!(www.theyoubrandacademy.com, follow on Instagram (IG) & FaceBook (FB) @theyoubrandacademy) I’m also know as the ‘Career Coach for Millennials’!!

On this site you will receive a dose of career inspiration and learn tips on what you should do to maintain your sanity within your 9 to 5 career journey! Life’s too short to not be happy in your workplace atmosphere or be in a career you are unable to find joy! My goal is to assist you in shifting your career trajectory so if you know you need assistance and need to LEVEL UP in your career book a YOU Brand Consult ASAP at this link: http://bit.ly/YouBrandConsult !

In the mean time get to know me better by reviewing the interesting FACTS (See Below) about myself so we can connect on a personal level.  I love connecting with people so if you have any interesting FACTS that align with mine I would be happy to hear about it or if you just want me to elaborate on a FACT more (within reason of course) I would be happy to do so! Simply send an email to info@theyoubrandacademy.com so we can chat! (P.S. I do a LIVE Q&A session on both business platforms each Wednesday at 8pm (est) and answer career/business related questions…so join in on the fun!)

1. I used to walk in disobedience BUT now I walk in obedience by operating in my purpose as a Career Transitionist by positioning and empowering individuals, UNHAPPY at work, who are READY to make a drastic employment change RIGHT NOW! #FaithAndYourCareer

2. I discovered my passion and purpose through my pain experienced at the beginning of my career. I had a career tragedy at the beginning of my career but by God’s grace I was able to OVERCOME by developing strategies needed to excel in my career…it’s been 9 years since my career tragedy which I realize now it was just God’s way of gracefully breaking me to walk into the path he planned for me…#CertifiedMemberOfTheOvercomerSquad #WalkingInPurpose #CareerTransitionist

3. I had a very lucrative career in Corporate America and I loved it! I can truly say I experienced my version of career prosperity and I’m so ready to show you how! I have truly OVERCOME challenges in my career but I’m glad my testimony can now serve as a blueprint for someone else to authentically excel in their careers! #MakingAnImpact  #WorkingInCorporateAmericaOnPurposeByFaith

4. I’m a wife to a very loving and supportive husband!! He’s my best friend and boo thang for life 🥰 So honored to be his wife and to do life with him!

5. I’m a mother to a very beautiful and intelligent 2 year old daughter who brings me pure joy everyday! So honored to have the privilege to raise her🥰

6. I write poetry that will ignite your soul! Maybe I’ll perform for you one day. Currently working on a special poetry project so stay tuned! (P.S. Just know that it will inspire and empower you to be all that God has called you to be!)

7. I graduated from 2 illustrious HBCUs (shout out to North Carolina A&T: Accounting Major and Morgan State University: MBA). Additionally, I’m a life long learner because I simply believe education is a key to thriving in all areas of life.

8. I LOVE Jesus!!! I am led by God in ALL I do and wouldn’t be where I’m at in life if it was not for my faith! By no means am I perfect BUT who is🤷🏽‍♀️ I simply operate in faith not facts!!!

9. I’m originally from Chesapeake, VA (#757) but now I reside in Upper Marlboro, Maryland!!! If you’re in the DMV area and want to talk business I’m all ears. There is power in collaboration especially if it’s a divine connection! (which is the only connection I’m interested in making!) P.S. if you are not in the DMV area we can still connect because technology is a beautiful thing! #DMV #entrepreneur

10. I absolutely love TV!!! I gave it up for lent one year because my TV addiction was horrible it became distracting and I could get nothing done! So I prayed about it and NOW I have the ability to watch TV or a movie with a purpose! Every time I watch TV now I pretty much have a revelation afterwards…I like to think of it as a little gift from God since I love TV and certain movies so much 😁

****Bonus Facts****:
-I am the President and Founder of a nonprofit entitled The First Suit Project, Inc.(www.thefirstsuitproject.org) Follow on IG and Facebook @thefirstsuitproject. We celebrated 5 years of
operating this year!

-I just launched my fitness company entitled PRAISE FIT, LLC!!! Check out the link to learn more https://bit.ly/praisefitllc ! Follow on IG @praisefit4all and FB @PraiseFitLLC

-I am the host of my very own podcast entitled, Peculiar Career Chit Chat!!! Check it out on all major podcast platforms (Apple Podcast, Spotify, etc.)

 

FAITH IS…🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

(NOTE: Oh Happy Day! Soooo I’m truly convinced that this message below is meant for someone to see and share…why!? Because I thought I posted this wayyy back but I found it in my drafts this morning. So if this is for you or anyone you know I hope you’re blessed by it😊.)

Greetings! This blog just like every other blog is personal to me but if you don’t get anything from this…please get that FAITH is key no matter what you are going through.

Quick question: How would you respond if you saw your available balance in your bank account was $0.00 as shown in the picture above???? (Feel free to discuss in the comment section!)

Well in full disclosure this was me some time ago…yes that’s right me and it wasn’t because I was being reckless or irresponsible or spending beyond my means. It was because I felt (and I was led to by God) the money would be more useful to someone who needed more.

I was more than happy to help them out even if it meant my bank account having an available balance of $0.00. After all, At the top of my budget spreadsheet it states ‘Trust the Lord and NOT your bank account’. So that’s exactly what I did…God is my source….my job is my resource…so As usual I trusted, had faith and knew God would provide no matter what! So today and everyday I encourage YOU to do the same too.

Until Next Time,

Crystal

It’s Been Awhile BUT Never Again

WOW can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted a blog up here! Sooo many life changes have happen and continue to happen.  One being I am now a mother!! So I took some much needed time away to adjust to my new family situation but now I’m back to business so expect to hear from me more often! First and foremost I want to apologize for not connecting with you in so long BUT that will never happen again! Why you ask??? Because I officially said YES to my assignment God gave me!!!

That’s right, I’m on assignment to officially bring the HAPPINESS factor back to the workforce!!  The YOU Brand Academy will be my vehicle to do just that.  I’ll be taking career coaching to another level! Why because it is too many people’s happiness at stake and too many people internally screaming to transition to another career opportunity but unfortunately just don’t know how. That is where the services of The YOU Brand Academy come in! If this sounds like you then we definitely need to chat sooner rather than later! Click the link https://www.theyoubrandacademy.com/book-online to book a YOU Brand Consult ASAP!

One thing I have learned in these past couple of months is that when God speaks you listen, be obedient, and adjust your life (aka get in formation so that He can use you as His vessel). So that’s exactly what I’m doing! It’s not by coincidence that you are a member of my mailing list so please feel free to reach out via email info@theyoubrandacademy.com to let me know what things you are yearning to know in order to navigate successfully within your career.

Talk to you soon,

Crystal Williams
www.theyoubrandacademy.com