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5 Quick Tips on Being Powerfully Resourceful

  There are numerous resources, supports and funding opportunities available, but not everyone knows or is able to access them. It’s not that they’re inaccessible, it’s just not highly advertised or easy to find unless you know where to look, what questions to ask, who to speak to or how to locate the information. What is important here is being powerfully resourceful. 

What does it mean to be powerfully resourceful?

To be powerfully resourceful means being able to find quick, clever, creative and inventive ways of overcoming difficulties, barriers, obstacles and issues. It’s using your problem solving, logic and critical thinking skills to achieve your desired results. Qualities of being powerfully resourceful involve taking initiative, advocating for one’s self or others, using out of the box thinking to explore and discover the available options or to create opportunities where non existed, and continuing even when there seems to be no other options available. Ultimately it is being relentless in looking for the alternatives, finding them and using them to achieve your desired outcome.

People always ask me how do I do what I do and know what I know? The truth of the matter is I don’t know everything, but I am willing to find an answer because I use my existing knowledge and the skill sets to be powerfully resourceful. I push myself to learn so that I can make a difference for my clients and the people I work with. We often hear people say knowledge is power. The truth of the matter is that it’s true, especially when talking about being powerfully resourceful.

I know it can sometimes be hard to know where to start. For this reason, I have provided you 5 quick tips to guide you in being powerfully resourceful.

Here are 5 Quick Tips on Being Powerfully Resourceful:

    1. Identify the resources you need. Seek information by asking questions:
      What you are looking for? Why are you looking for it? What tools can help you locate this information? Who do you know that might know something about this?

    2. To help you narrow down what you need, refer to reputable sources of information such as government websites, banks, books, articles, reports, and experts in the field. Always go directly to the source.

    3. Verify what you read by cross-referencing this information so that you have the most current information and aren’t mislead or manipulated by fake news.

    4. If you are having difficulties with sorting the information or completing any applications, ask for help. To do this seek support from a reliable source: organizations or individuals in the field, who can assist you.

    5. Connect with other people and organizations. One great way is connecting with resource groups or support groups in the area or field you are seeking support and resources. Power comes from being able to connect and share with others and it provides you an outlet to locate information quickly.

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