Want More Opportunity? Here’s How!

Everybody wants more! More money. More opportunity. More. More. More. But, know how to go about it? Well, that’s always the problem.

Until now.

So you say that you want more opportunity?

Here is the secret:

Make it easier for them to give it to you!

Below is my video showing you how to get more opportunity each and every time.

 

Need more help in getting even more personal and professional opportunity? For a limited time, I am opening my calendar for only 5 more productivity strategy sessions. Click www.carlarjenkins.com/bookasession to get more opportunity. I am here to help you get more!

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Don’t Miss This Important Step in Going from Negative to Positive!

You hear the popular saying ‘go from negative to positive’ but what about the in between? You know when you are in the process of going from negative to positive. I have heard from someone mentioning going from negative to neutral to positive.

Yes, neutral. Neutral is neither positive or negative. This is the missing component.

Think about it as a number line. Negative is -1, neutral is 0 and positive is +1. It is hard to go from negative from positive. However, it is manageable to go from negative to neutral. Going to neutral takes the negative emotion and stain from the situation. Neutrality stabilizes that situation. Removing the negativity allows you to position yourself towards accepting positive energy.

Don’t miss going to neutral, the most important step in going from negative to positive!

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Always Put Your Best Foot Forward

 

Hey everybody! Life can get you down sometimes because of all of the negativity that swirls around us. I admit that it can be rather challenging to forge ahead and finish with all of these obstacles in your path. It is possible and here is my cheer up video telling you to always put your best foot forward.

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I Struggled So That You Don’t Have To

I have a very big career confession to make:

I have been in situations where I was overlooked for promotions, didn’t have enough money even though I was working a full-time job and receiving praises on my job, being at many forks in the road without knowing how to make the right decisions and still made it. But you don’t have to go through these seasons alone.

For those of you who know me, know that I am truly a very big giver. That’s why I am putting both my Expand Your Personal Brand book and workbook on sale for $1.99 apiece on Amazon and in my store.

I want to kill the learning curve, setbacks and disappointments that I had to weather for over 10 years. Expand Your Personal Brand will get you over the hump with 20 top business lessons in the book and 40 completely different personal branding exercises. My book and workbook are all about equipping you for your next level on your own terms.

Check out the links below:

Expand Your Personal Brand book $1.99 store  Amazon

Expand Your Personal Brand workbook $1.99 cents store Amazon

Expand Your Personal Brand bundle (book + workbook) $2.99 store

I only ask for one thing: write me a positive review.

You and your career deserve better.

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Personal Branding Tips for Under $1! Get Them Now!

This is a kind reminder everyone that both my Expand Your Personal Brand book and workbook are only $0.99 until June 15, 2018.

What do you get?

The book has top 20 business lessons to expand your personal brand. It contains all of the blood, sweat and tears that I have gone through for 10 years (so that you, everyone, don’t have to!). I am all about killing the learning curve. DON’T GO AROUND THE MOUNTAIN AGAIN! Expand Your Personal Brand can prevent this and it is ONLY 99 cents from now until Friday!

The workbook has 40 SEPARATE personal branding exercises. If you need more scenarios and ways to plan out your career strategy, then this workbook is right up your alley.

The bundle is the best of BOTH worlds! It has no 20, 40 but 60 personal branding exercises. The bundle gets to the root enabling you to pull the weeds that threaten your career harvest.

I have been where you are. I have taken the company training, done the work, volunteer for extra assignments without results. Expand Your Personal Brand will help you stop spinning your wheels; and, the book and workbook are only 99 cents!

BUT only from now until June 15, 2018!

Expand Your Personal Brand book $0.99 cents store  Amazon

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No One Remembers Normal!

I am just going to this right here: no one remembers normal. Ever! Don’t even remotely try to fit in because no one will ever remember you. The only way to stand out is to be extraordinary!

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Sunk Costs and Moving On!

I have some hard-earned wisdom that I have impart to all of my readers. You know that this place is all of being positive; but, sometimes, you can negative situations that lead to positive outcomes. I have recently had one.

I hired help to schedule my projects. Things were going okay but I felt that there was a communication issue. It got to the point where I felt that I wasn’t being heard so I hired book coach to help me with my goal. Less than one week later my book and workbook were steadily selling. The person I hired to help me sent me a very nasty email questioning whether or not I was coachable (for the record, I had two other coaches that said that I listened and did all of their assignments). That email showed me who she really was. I paid this person way more than the other coaches and didn’t get a fraction of the results.

And this is where wisdom and maturity kicked in…

I didn’t get mad. I just chucked it up to sunk costs!

I would never get my money back and even though I was in between jobs at the moment, I decided to focus on my moneymaking activities and put all of my effort and energy into promoting my book and workbook sales. That money was sunk cost. I mentally moved on from her. Yes, I completed the month’s contract but didn’t renew the contract because it was not working and I could get much more return on investment from my other coaches.

I go back to what Dr. Maya Angelou said: When people show you who they are, believe them. I truly believe this.

The person I had helping me was not going to change; so I decides to change by taking my money and energy elsewhere. I suggested you do the same whenever confronted with these types of people and situations.

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Expand Your Personal Brand Book and Workbook Are On Sale for 99 Cents for a Limited Time

From now until June 15, 2018, Expand Your Personal Brand Book and Workbook are on sale for 99 cents!

I have done this because I want you, the reader, to experience the same professional growth that I have experienced. I already know that you are no slouch. You are a high performer constantly giving your all at work but you are frustrated because you feel as if you are being overlooked. You feel like you are spinning your wheels and no matter how many hours you work or company trainings you take, you aren’t getting ahead.

I have been there before. I have been stuck working long hours for $10/hour. I felt like I was doing everything right but I was stuck spinning my wheels. I was emotionally exhausted from doing everything right but getting the wrong results. I wanted change and so I started investing in myself.

In my book, I discussed why self-investment is the best investment; and, how I save a percentage of my non-rent paycheck every month and enrolled in continuing education courses. Initially it was hard because I wasn’t making much but I stuck with it. Changing this one habit created a snowball effect. It just kept growing. The more I invested in myself, the more success I experienced.

I want the same thing for you which is why I am putting my book on sale at 99 cents for the next two weeks. And I am NOT stopping there! My workbook is also on sale for 99 cents in my store and Amazon. My Expand Your Personal Brand bundle is available for $1.49. I truly want you to win in June and BEYOND. I only ask for one thing: please leave a kind review.

Expand Your Personal Brand book $0.99 cents store  Amazon

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Expand Your Personal Brand bundle (book + workbook) $1.49 store 

I am also hosting a new webinar next Thursday, June 14, 2018 7pm EST. As a loyal subscriber, everyone, you will be the first to know when to sign up.

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Learn 5 Easy Ways to Make Bank by Branding You

Developing a personal brand strategy is essential towards career advancement. It’s not just who you know, it is also who knows you! This is why your personal brand is major towards you getting promoted (aka making bank!).

Even before you walk into the office for an interview, your personal brand proceeds you. You want people to say good things about you don’t you? Of course, you do! Here are several tips towards creating a dynamic personal brand strategy.

Your Competitive Advantage is Your Foundation

Your competitive advantage is the one thing that you do better than anyone else. It is also the foundation towards building your personal brand strategy. You must discover then market it to employers to guarantee landing that job offer that you cover. The main question you must ask yourself is what sets you apart from everyone else? (I discuss competitive advantage steps in my article here: http://bit.ly/1ZXCRzH)

Know your target market (companies that would benefit from your talents)

This is a critical step. One of the biggest mistakes that people often make is being everything to everyone. Well, you cannot do this which is why I stress knowing your target market. Once you’ve discovered your competitive advantage, research which industries are best suited for your talent. For instance, if you are a fashion designer, you wouldn’t apply for a construction job. You must know which industries complement your competitive advantage in order to successful craft your strategy.

Know how you want to position your brand

Brand positioning is another critical component. How are you marketing yourself? Are you entry-level, mid-level or senior-level? These are just the basics. We can drill deeper down into a category. For example, at the senior level, are you vying for a director, vice president or chairman position? These three different jobs require three different brand positioning strategies. That’s why you cannot be general here because you will get too many jobs that are not great fits. These generalities also waste a lot of your time sifting through these numerous positions.

Develop your pitch

Whether you like it or not, you are always in the business of selling yourself. Developing your pitch is your way to communicate your personal brand strategy. Your pitch should be in between 15-30 seconds long and include these four factors:

  • who you are,
  • what you do,
  • what you are looking for and
  • how you can solve a problem

 Own yourself and your content

In the 21st century, owning your name domain is essential towards controlling your personal brand strategy; but, there are so many people who don’t own it. You must have your own platform to control what kind of message you want to transmit. Although social media is free, you don’t want to be at the mercy of Twitter, LinkedIn or any other sites to communicate your message. Go to Name.com, Domain.com or GoDaddy.com to search your name. If it is available, then buy it. Next, buy a self-hosted WordPress site not anything with name.wordpress.com! That’s unprofessional but more importantly, WordPress controls your platform. Go to WordPress.org, BlueHost or HostGator for self-hosting sites. There are many others.

I would also recommend that you start blogging on your site. Part of crafting your personal brand strategy is positioning yourself as an expert. Blogging about your professional expertise is a way to get noticed. Create content that supports your brand positioning. Write articles around your competitive advantage. The majority of my articles center around economics, brand management, change management and project management. For example, I publish my articles on my blog first before posting it on LinkedIn and Medium. There are so many people naively posting on LinkedIn who don’t have their own platforms. You cannot control your message when you don’t own yourself. LinkedIn owns all of your copyrights when you publish there first.

Develop a comprehensive brand marketing strategy

In marketing there are 4 Ps : product, price, place and promotion. Here you will create a comprehensive brand marketing strategy in order to capitalize upon all available opportunities. Once you have completed all of the previous tasks, doing this is fairly easy. Here is my 4Ps:

  • Product: you
  • Price: current or future salary
  • Place: Anywhere or your preferred region
  • Promotion:
    • In-person
    • Online: LinkedIn, social media, blog, website, podcasting

 

You are the product. The price is your current or future salary. If you are going for a promotion, research salaries through sites like Glassdoor.com, so that you aren’t lowballing yourself. You can also look at professional organizations because they keep salary profiles. For place, you can market yourself in a specific region or be open to relocation. Your strategy will change based on this. With promotion, you can sell yourself online as well as in-person. Always have an in-person component because you need to meet real people because it will be they not the computer algorithm that hires you.

Want to learn more about how make a bankable personal brand? For a limited time from now until June 15, 2018, I am selling my Amazon bestselling Expand Your Personal Brand book and workbook for 99 cents! I truly am a giver and want you to WIN!

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