Look at where you are right now. Are you satisfied with how this year has gone? Why or why not? If you are great. Still start looking at how you can still make this the best 21 days left this year. If not, then see what you can do or which area(s) you can start to improve with 21 days to go.
Find one things that you can do right now and finish it
Okay so there may be many unfinished things in December; but, find one thing that you can finish by year’s end. Tying up loose ends give you an emotional boost. It is the small wins where you can build momentum towards the New Year.
Start planning for the New Year Now
Regardless of how this year has gone, start planning for the New Year now. Do not wait until January 1st to plan for it. Starting now means not only writing down your goals but immediately testing out these ideas. Why wait until next year to see if your ideas work now. These next 21 days give you more than enough time to determine whether your ideas are worth pursuing in the New Year.
These three things will help you be your most productive self during these next three weeks of this year; and, well into next year.
Hey everyone! Here is an all-new PositivityChange newsletter and I am here to spread positive cheer! This has been a busy (but productive) week here. Remember, there is still a whole lot you can do now in December to end this year on a high note and to start off January on your best footing. Here is the PositivityChange article ‘Happy December! There Still Is Plenty to Do!’ as a reminder:
I am extremely happy to announce that the PositivityChange online shop is now open! I have switched my online store platform from WooCommerce to Selz. The difference has been amazing. Selz is more user friendly and can hold large digital downloads. My store has personal branding and project management items. Here is a product highlight:
Expand Your Personal Brand bundle ($15)
This bundles contains the Amazon bestselling book and workbook. My personal branding book giving you the top 20 branding lessons to ensure success. After each chapter, there is a corresponding exercise allowing me instantly implement all of my personal branding advice. My workbook has 40 separate personal branding exercises. That’s a combined total 60 exercises all
I am happy to announce that http://positivitychange.com/shop is live! This shop is an extension of the Carlarjenkins.com/shop. This store contains all of Phenomena personal branding, project management and change management products and services. his includes the Expand Your Personal Brand products. Below is a sample of available products:
Expand Your Personal Brand bundle ($15)
This bundles contains the Amazon bestselling book and workbook. My personal branding book giving you the top 20 branding lessons to ensure success. After each chapter, there is a corresponding exercise allowing me instantly implement all of my personal branding advice. My workbook has 40 separate personal branding exercises. That’s a combined total 60 exercises all for the price of $15! http://expandyourpersonalbrand.com/bundle
Top 40 Project Management Terms Online Course ($197)
Project management is the hottest trend and the latest industry buzz word but how many people actually know what it is? As a licensed Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) who teaches you the top 40 words using in the industry. All terms come from the Project Management Body of Knowledge, the same industry standard which all PMPs. In addition, to the video, there are slides and bonus documents. There is no fluff!
Project Management Primer Audio and Video Bundle ($67)
If you are new to project management, the project management primer audio and video products will help you. Here I provide an overview of the project management plan and the 20 things all success project managers must know. These products will save you time, money and frustration enabling you to have a successful and productive career. http://carlarjenkins.com/primerbundle
Today at 6PM EST/ 3pm PST, I will broadcast an all-new Positive Change Radio episode. The topic will be Happy December! There is still plenty left to do because there is. There are 31 more days left this year and you can still make a personal and professional impact. Even if all you do is devote this entire month towards getting your tax receipts and your performance review paperwork together, that’s more than enough good work.
Happy December everyone! I know that this is the final month of the year. Your mind automatically glazes over to the New Year but there are still 31 days left. There is plenty that you can accomplish; so, set some goals and finish this December – and this year – strong!
Hey everyone! I am wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from the PositivityChange community! As you are sitting down with your families and exchanging memories and food, I want to always be grateful for what you have. Here at PositivityChange, we post a lot applying positive change to improving your future. However, we also would like for the reader to just be happy in his current state. Below are two articles on the importance of gratitude.
This Week in Positive Change Management – Urgent versus Important
A lot of people are running full throttle during this fourth quarter trying to get things done. Oftentimes we confuse what is important versus urgent. This article not only details the differences but also provides four strategies on how to categorize what is important versus urgent.
Special Episode of Positive Change Radio – HER Chronicles Volume 2
I have recorded a special Positive Change Radio episode last Sunday. HER Chronicles volume 2 is an anthology of women’s stories highlighting survival, sacrifice and spiritual awakening. I am a coauthor along with 10 other women. My story is entitled ‘Fighter: We Aren’t Born, We’re Born!’
I have just done a very powerful and timely Periscope today entitled ’45 Days Left, Make Them Count!’. Today is November 15th. There are still 45 more days left in 2016. We have 6 more weeks to get whatever you want done right now. Do not delay until 2017. Do it right now. Take full advantage of these remaining days to position yourself for a very strong 2017. Even if you have finished all of your 2016 goals, use these last 45 days towards testing out your 2017. Remember time is the one commodity that you cannot get back. Once time is spent, it is spent. Watch the video below:
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – On Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 6pm EST there will be an all-new episode of Positive Change Radio. Hostess Carla R Jenkins will discuss the difference between urgent and important. This is a very important topic and helping you learn the difference will allow people to experience positive change. Below is the PositivityChange article: http://positivitychange.com/2016/11/week-pcm-urgent-vs-important/
Most people use urgent and important interchangeably because we are busy. As I have mentioned in a previous article, busyness is not productivity. Words have power and these two words have distinct meanings. Below are their respective definitions:
Urgent – (of a state or situation) requiring immediate action or attention
Important – of great significance or value, likely to have
As you have seen these two words have different meanings. What is important is not what is urgent; but, what is urgent is always what is important.
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If it is urgent and important then do it now! Examples are these two are crises and emergencies. A water main break in your house is both urgent and important.
If it is urgent but not important then delegate Examples of delegating to others are errands. Let me break it down. You are a blogger who knows that social media strategy is critical towards spreading your blog’s content; however, scheduling all of your social media channels consumes a lot of time. Therefore, you save money and delegate this task a social media manager.
If it is not urgent but important then decide how you want to handle this. A way of deciding is to ask yourself whether or not to pursue this goal is ‘ will this goal put me in a greater long-term position?’ If the answer is yes then do it. Conversely, if the answer is no then drop it.
If it is not urgent and not important then delete it. Eliminate the mental, emotional and physical clutter that drains you. Removing the non-urgent, unimportant tasks give me more time and energy towards things that matter.
Knowing the difference between urgent and important and how to act upon these two situations will help you create, capitalize and maintain positive change in your personal and professional lives.
Positive Change Radio hostess Carla R Jenkins broadcast a special show discussing her being a coauthor on the HER Chronicles 2 anthology. Ms. Jenkins’ chapter is entitled Fighter : We are not Born, We are Made. You can buy the book pre-order here: http://herchroniclesbook.com/ .