Tested But Not Crushed

Tested but not crushed

As you get to know me, you find I become very passionate about people or things that help me grow. A friend emailed me a link to Flylady and said, someone might find this helpful.

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Why fitness reminds me of jobsearch

This blog topic today was inspired by her virtual personal trainer, Jonathan Roche. I reached a plateau with my fitness goals.

I wasn’t working hard enough to be tested!

My target heart rate this morning was 153. Jonathan teaches how to use intervals. You work for 3 to 5 minutes to get to a specific heart rate. Build those incrementally through a 30 minute workout with recovery time between each 3 – 5 minute build up.

On non-interval days, he advises you to do his No Excuses Workout which works on strengthening your muscle groups.

His pet phrase is “We want to test you but not crush you.” He encourages you to meet the goals each session but not to the point of hurting yourself.

Test you but not crush you – not pushed beyond your limit

As I think about “test you but not crush you”, it reminds me of a Bible passage that talks about not giving you more burdens than you can bear. (1 Corinthians 10:13).

He’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to see you through it,” is how my Message version of the Bible puts it.

With the challenges of the economy, Wall Street, election, and everything else happening on the news these days, I think many of us feel crushed.

I pull all my resources together at times like these. This means I read the Word more. Network with friends both to stay positive and let them know I am looking for business.

I’m working on learning new marketing strategies. Catch up on all the projects  stuck while I was so busy for years.

I use strategies Flylady taught me, like using her timer, “You can do anything for 15 minutes” to keep working toward goals.

Again, all of my resources get pulled together. I am being tested but not crushed and I think this is critical for all of us.

What about you? Are you being tested?

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About Julie Walraven

You quickly see why my unique interactive coaching and strategic resume writing process isn't a cookie-cutter solution. You and I create your personalized job search strategy and define your value and showcase your accomplishments in your resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letters, and so much more.