Moving for Work? How You Can Tackle These Tasks Efficiently and Effectively
When you're a busy working home relocating for a new job, time can fly by. Your days (and nights) are likely to be filled with moving preparations. To ensure you attend to all the important tasks on your to-do list, POWER invites you to check out the following tips to help you stay organized.
Make a Plan
Moving for work presents an exciting but hectic time. To make the process as smooth as possible, it's important to create a moving plan that includes everything from packing your belongings to setting up your utilities. If it helps, break everything down into bite-sized tasks so you don’t become overwhelmed. You can also delegate chores to family members so that everyone is contributing to the big move.
Start by giving yourself plenty of time to pack, and be sure to clearly label all boxes with their contents. If possible, try to schedule your move for the weekend so you have more time to tackle everything. Once you're all packed up, notify your utility providers of your change of address and set up a forwarding service for your mail. With a little bit of effective time management, you can make sure your relocation goes off without a hitch.
Choose a Home
Your budget determines how and where your house hunting begins. Plan to spend no more than 30% of your monthly income on your mortgage payment. The more you save for your down payment, the better. If you put down less than 20% of the purchase price, you will need private mortgage insurance.
Keep in mind that you'll have additional expenses. For example, in Mississippi, closing costs usually come to around 0.85 to 1.27% of the total home price, and you’ll need to pay for a home inspection and possibly a land survey. You also need to budget for a moving company and storage space.
As you begin house hunting, it helps to make another checklist of each family members' must-haves. Do you want a large backyard for kids and dogs to play in? Is closet space non-negotiable? Do you need to live near a bus stop for your work commute? These are all really super important questions to ask.
Focus on Location
When deciding on a neighborhood, there are many factors to consider. One of the most important is how appealing the neighborhood is. A home in a desirable neighborhood is more likely to hold its value or even increase in value over time.
Another important factor is proximity to schools, grocery stores, parks, and work. If you have to commute for work, you'll want to choose a neighborhood that's close to major highways or public transportation. By taking all of these factors into consideration, you're more likely to find a neighborhood that meets your needs and that you'll be happy with for years to come.
Look for a Good School
According to the National Association of Realtors, 25% of home buyers consider school quality a deciding factor when purchasing a home. If finding a high-quality school is on your priority list, take some steps to find your ideal location:
Plan for Necessary Home Services
Beyond getting ready for your move, you’ll need to prepare for it after you arrive. There's a lot to think about when you move into a new home. In addition to unpacking and getting settled, you'll also need to take care of some maintenance and repair tasks following your home inspection. Depending on the age and condition of your home, you may need to have the plumbing inspected, the electrical system serviced, or the roof repaired. You may also need to repaint the walls, refinish the floors, or replace the carpets. If you choose a home with a yard in rough shape, you may even need to work with lawn fertilizing services.
While your realtor will be able to point you toward some services, they might not be able to help with everything. That’s why it’s beneficial to look to online directories that offer ratings and reviews so you know you’re choosing a reputable provider. Simply search for the best plumbing, electrical, painting, flooring or lawn fertilization companies near me to connect with local pros.
A major move like a career relocation as a busy working woman takes a considerable amount of planning to pull off successfully. While there are likely to be hiccups along the way, setting yourself up for a smoother transition from the beginning will pay off. Start by making a solid plan for packing. Look for a home that fits your needs and budget, carefully considering what you can afford. Keep an eye out for the right schools, and be prepared to connect with local service providers once you get settled. By tackling the big stuff now, you will be better prepared to get to work and hit the ground running once your move is complete.
As a business owner, you know what it's like to feel stressed and frustrated. You may be at a loss for ideas about how to progress in your business, too. If you're experiencing this, consider hiring a business coach to get you out of your slump and on to greater business success. Keep reading these tips from The Power Group to learn more about business coaches and what they can do for you.
Signs You Need a Business Coach
If you're experiencing business burnout, constant stress and frustration in your work, or a sense of being completely overwhelmed, Fast Company notes that you may need a business coach to help you work through those issues. Even if things are going fairly well, you may simply want to learn some new skills, have a mentor to discuss ideas with, or need a bit of extra motivation. Finally, if things seem a little “off” in some areas of your business, a business coach may be a good option to get your company on track.
How to Find a Business Coach Freelance business coaches often advertise online, so if you're thinking about hiring one, check out their websites, and read about their qualifications. Contact a couple of likely candidates for more information (including success stories and the possibility of a free initial consultation) and choose the one that seems to be the best fit for you and your business. You can also ask fellow business owners for recommendations.
What a Business Coach Can Do for You
A business coach can help you improve your business and your mental state. Bidsketch points out that they can assist you in fine-tuning your business plan, adjusting your marketing, or improving your efficiency. Your business coach can also push you to articulate your ideas, give you strategies to deal with stress, motivate you to make a deeper commitment to your business, and provide options for learning new skills.
What to Do if You Can't Afford a Business Coach
You may be thinking that all of this is wonderful, but you simply can't afford a business coach. In that case, consider taking advantage of the free business courses offered online by reputable schools. You can also learn by reading credible websites and using convenient services. For instance, by reviewing this great how to guide on starting a business, you can learn about developing a marketing strategy, structuring your business, choosing a name, registering your business, and more.
And don’t forget networking, which is a tried-and-true way to not only connect with other business professionals but to also seek out a mentor. Sign up with the chamber of commerce and local business groups to find opportunities to meet people. Just be sure you have a handful of business cards you can give away. Don’t have any? Easy! You can quickly make business cards online through free template tools that allow for custom design with a variety of fonts, colors, backgrounds and images.
You Might Need a Business Coach
If you think you may need a business coach because you're starting a business, struggling with stress, or feeling overwhelmed with your responsibilities, do your research, and see if you can find one that's a good match for you.
I recently came across this article about how SLACK expanded their hiring pool to include returning citizens who have been impacted by justice. It really made my heart shine, because this is how we are going to get out of the rut of retaining qualified candidates who are hungry for another chance to prove their worth.
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Here we are again at a crossroads sharing about inmates being mistreated while they are trying to serve their sentence. In order for us to begin to re-build relationships, we have got to begin with ensuring the staff is being vetted on so many levels. Yes, people are human, but where does humanity begin? Often times, correctional officers come from a broken place such as being bullied as a young person, to now serving in leadership over someone. Makes a recipe for a horrible outcome such as this.
Please take the time to read the article
Ex-Tennessee corrections officers charged with inmate assault cover-up (wate.com)
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It is with great honor and privilege to announce our board members for Power Housing Institute. Our mission and vision is to model adversity and empowerment for our community. People come from all walks of life and our journey together can make a difference in the world that we occupy. Our board members are active within the community and support our re-entry efforts and MPOWER utility stipend program for caregivers.
William Anthony Walker, MPD officer for more than five years is married with and beautiful family of eight girls. He and his wife are business owners of Aerial Perspective located in Memphis, TN.
Tyler Blocker, MFD/EMT officer for more than three years is the proud father of his son, Tyson, and spends most of his time with family and saving lives.
Our board members are actively engaged in our focused fundraisers and donations for the MPOWER program which pays $300.00 stipends to qualified caregivers based on our online demographics. Our onsite case manager conducts a site visit and once approval has been granted we pay $300.00 towards utility assistance. Donors are more than welcome to donate at any time. Our goal is to help 8-10 families by the end of 2022.
The story released 2/24/2022 by The Grio gives way as to why young men of color are so fearful of interaction with law enforcement. One can only imagine the nightmare of being in such a position. As you read this story, please consider supporting organization such as ours who are to help to help pick up the broken pieces and build young men up and restore them in their perspective place in society. Money doesn't make the emotional trauma go away, Money doesn't give you the time back, Money doesn't change the stigma of a criminal record any easier.
This Saturday, December 4 from 3 PM to 4:30 PM in Benton Chapel on Vanderbilt's campus, Vanderbilt Prison Project is hosting an event titled "Reimagining Reintegration". Many of those receiving this email have been crucial in bringing this event to fruition. We have linked our Eventbrite RSVP link below, as well as the Zoom link for the event if yourself or other representatives of your organization are only able to attend virtually. The space holds up to 380 people, so please feel free to forward the Eventbrite link to others in your network in order to make this event as impactful as possible. For those who have been waiting for the official RSVP- we'd like to apologize for the wait & thank you for your patience. Originally, we had planned that all representatives of organizations that aid in the re-entry process in Nashville would have spots automatically reserved and thus didn't need to register using the Eventbrite, but we understand that everyone would like to know they have a ticket reserved. Your attendance is very important to us & we appreciate your registration!
Eventbrite RSVP Link
Vanderbilt Prison Project Public Service Committee
Claire Rich & Kavi Palmer
Power was pleased to be a sponsor for this event!
Just wanted to share how much it means to really have support and positive affirmation when working with returning citizens. After serving, 25 years for a crime you didn't comitt