Newsletter : Retraining Your Algorithm

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I have hired a new virtual assistant to help me with my social media strategy. During our conversation, she mentions that we need to retrain your algorithm because I have been posting on Facebook too much. That phrase is right on time as we are transitioning from summer to fall.

New PositivityChange Articles

Retrain Your Algorithm: http://positivitychange.com/2016/09/week-pcm-retraining-algorithm/

Managing the Remaining 1/3 of the Year: http://positivitychange.com/2016/09/week-pcm-managing-change-remaining-13-year/

Welcome Nena Lucero to the Phenomena Corporation Team!

I would like everyone to welcome Nena Lucero to the Phenomena Corporation Team! I have hired her as the company’s virtual assistant. She is responsible to implementing my social media strategy and has total control over my business Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages. Her work has already increased my Facebook engagement. Speaking of Facebook, if you have not already done so then subscribe to my Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/carlarjenkins/

Increased Facebook Engagement

I have been listening to my community. It seems to engage more when I post native image content only on my Facebook site that they cannot see anywhere else. I have devoted at least one positive quote per day on the Facebook page. In addition, I have started doing more Facebook Live to increase my engagement. If you have not already, like the PositivityChange Facebook Page:

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For a limited time, both the Expand Your Personal Brand Book and Workbook are on Sale

For a very limited time, both my Amazon bestselling Expand Your Personal Brand book and its corresponding workbook are on sale. The ebook’s price is now $7.99. The workbook’s price is $3.99. Purchase them here:

Book: http://expandyourpersonalbrand.com/book

Workbook: http://expandyourpersonalbrand.com/workbook

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This Week in PCM : Retraining Your Algorithm

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Algorithm – a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.

I have hired a virtual assistant to handle my social media accounts because I admit that this has become overwhelming. I have so many and even with HootSuite, scheduling my own social media has been cumbersome. However, now I am free. There are two benefits in handing over my social media accounts to a professional. One benefit is direct while the other is indirect. Freedom is the direct benefit. Knowledge is the indirect benefit.

Yesterday I had our first weekly follow-up meeting with my virtual assistant. She said that we had to retrain my Facebook business page’s algorithm because I was posting too much. She recommended only posting 2-3 times a day on my Facebook business page else the social media platform would think that I am spamming. Her using the phrase ‘retaining my algorithm’ has gotten me thinking about how to apply this thinking in my personal and professional lives.

‘Retraining the algorithm’ means taking positive action steps towards reshaping your personal and professional lives. Here are my four steps towards retraining your algorithm:

  • Admit what is not working and stop doing it
  • Write down what you want to accomplish with action steps
  • Take action
  • Measure the action

Admit what is not working and stop doing it

First and foremost, be honest. Admit what is not working and stop doing it! You are digging a deeper hole for yourself taxing your energy, emotions and spirit. Using myself as an example, my planning my own social media accounts has drained me. Once I hire the virtual assistant, I am free to pursue other business activities.

Write down what you want to accomplish with action steps

Write down what you want to accomplish. You cannot only hope and fantasize that what’s not working. Devising an action plan is a must because it creates a framework towards getting things done. Moreover, this action plan holds you accountable because you have crafted it yourself. You are taking ownership with an action plan.

Take action!

You must active instead of passive. There are so many people who write action plans yet take no action. Do not be one of them! You must implement your action plan. Remember, every day you take action you are putting the things that haven’t worked for you farther away in your rearview mirror.

Measure the action

Of course, you have to measure your progress. This trips a lot of people up. They have the action plan and are taking action; however, they don’t know how well they are doing or how to build upon the progress that they are currently making. This is where creating metrics come in. It is crucial that you know how well (or bad) you are doing. Measurements give me a tangible way to create a baseline and evaluate yourself. A baseline is essential because it’s a standard. Anything above the baseline is good and anything below it is bad. The baseline also lends towards continuous improvement because you can create additional metrics on becoming better.

These four steps will help you ‘retrain your algorithm’ for greater personal and professional success.

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This Week in PCM: Managing Change for the Remaining 1/3 of the Year

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Today is September 1st, the ninth month of this year. If you haven’t completed what you want to thus far, I have good news and bad news. First, the bad news: 2/3 of this year is gone. Now, the good news: 1/3 of this year is left and you can still accomplish your goals with four months remaining. You can divide your tasks into quarters. September is the 1st quarter. October is the 2nd quarter. November is the 3rd quarter. December 4th quarter. Prioritize your must have tasks by quarters. Next, fast-track and accelerate mandatory tasks during the 1st quarter (September) by doing more than one task at the same time. Fast-tracking would increase risks which is why you would develop a contingency plan to handle any potential bottlenecks. Monitor the fast-track items’ progress with biweekly reporting to determine if you need to reallocate your resources. Finally, create a monitoring schedule for October through December to complete the fast-track tasks before the end of this year. Following these steps will ensure that you can still complete your mandatory tasks in the final third of the year.

This Week in PCM: Knowledge is Power

This week most children will return to school. Here at PositivityChange, knowledge is power! Below is a quote from Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nelson Mandela about the power of education. Wishing all students regardless of age, a happy and productive back to school!

08222016 Education is the most powerful tool

 

 

This Week in PCM: People Not PCs Drive Change

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We are in the middle over a Big Data movement. Everything numeric is being converted into data and then mined for profits. Everything from your gym member to your cell phone is part of a Big Data campaign. Some of these simulations are great helping companies create specific products for our needs. However, sometimes companies can become over reliant on data. This change management article highlights the importance of putting people over personal computers. In it, the authors decipher why humans not computer drive change management.  Read it here: http://data-informed.com/analytics-success-depends-on-people-organizational-change/

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Positive Change Radio : Mindfulness Mobile Apps

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Tomorrow at 6pm EST on this all-new episode of Positive Change Radio, hostess Carla Jenkins will discuss mindfulness mobile apps. Practicing mindfulness is essential towards manifesting positive change. Click the link to listen to live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/missphenomena/2016/07/14/mindfulness-mobile-apps

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PositivityChange.com Newsletter – Issue 3

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In this issue:

  1. I am an Amazon bestseller
  2. Expand Your Personal Brand workbook is available on Amazon for pre-order
  3. Facebook Live Q & A event July 15, 2016 at 8pm EST
  4. Personal Branding Strategy Teachable webinar course now includes the Expand Your Personal Brand Workbook in PDF. It is still $97 for now.

Upcoming:

  1. July 17th: Survival Network
  2. July 18th: Janet Taylor’s Got Cluttered, Get Organized interview at 8pm EST.
  3. July 22nd: Facebook Live Expand Your Personal Brand Amazon Release Day Event July 22, 2016 8pm EST
  4. July 23rd: Goddess Fish Facebook Party for Expand Your Personal Brand Workbook Amazon Release

Carla’s Corner:

July is mindfulness month. This blog’s editorial board will provide our community with all of the latest mindfulness applications and articles. Here is an article highlighting the free mindfulness mobile apps. Check them out and continue to be mindful when evoking positive change!

http://www.mindful.org/free-mindfulness-apps-worthy-of-your-attention/

Welcome everyone!

I am very grateful that you are my subscriber. I am appreciative. There has been a lot been of positive changes since last week.

Expand Your Personal Brand Book is an Amazon bestseller in Two Categories

Last Friday, my book, Expand Your Personal Brand, became an Amazon bestseller in two categories. It was #47 in women in business and #80 in job hunting. Below is the photo collage!

Expand Your Personal Brand Workbook is Now Available on Amazon for Pre-Order

I am very happy to announce that KDP Amazon has approved my workbook. It contains 40 exercises and costs $5.99. Furthermore, it is available for pre-order and will be released Friday, July 22, 2016. Here is the pre-order link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I46RCWK

Expand Your Personal Brand Workbook Facebook Live Q & A Session this Friday, July 15, 2016 8pm EST

This Friday, I will be holding a Facebook Live event where I will discuss my workbook and answer your personal branding questions. This is free. Click here to join:

https://www.facebook.com/events/658854077607071/

Personal Branding Strategy Teachable Course Now Has the Expand Your Personal Brand Workbook!

My Teachable webinar, Personal Branding Strategy, now includes the Expand Your Personal Brand workbook in PDF. It still costs $97 (for now). Adding my workbook gives the student extra personal branding help. Here is the link: http://carlarjenkins.teachable.com/courses/personal-branding-strategy

Upcoming

Sunday, July 17, 2016: I will be on the Survival Network. The link has not been made available but once it has, I will provide it to my community.

Monday, July 18, 2016: I will be Janet Taylor’s Got Clutter, Get Organized show at 8pm EST. I will be discussing how to apply project management towards home organization. Click here to listen live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/janettaylor/2016/07/19/project-management-made-easy

Friday, July 22, 2016: My Expand Your Personal Brand workbook will go live on Amazon. Also I will be hosting a Facebook Live event celebrating its release. The Facebook Live event is free. Click here to join: https://www.facebook.com/events/1082591635122200/

Saturday, July 23, 2016: Goddess Fish will host my Expand Your Personal Brand workbook Facebook Party celebrating my Amazon release. Although the contract has been finalized and deposit made, I don’t have the link yet; however, I will provide my community with the link once it is made available.

 

PositivityChange.com Newsletter – Issue 2

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Thank you for subscribing to PositivityChange.com newsletter. Our goal is to help you manifest and manage positive change in your personal and professional lives.

In this Issue

  1. July is mindfulness month
  2. This Week in PCM: 5 Ways to Practice Mindfulness at Work
  3. Expand Your Personal Brand Received Its Fourth 5-Star Rating

Catching Up

  1. Positive Change Radio : Mindfulness at work

Upcoming

  1. Facebook Live broadcasts
  2. Expand Your Personal Brand workbook
  3. Expand Your Personal Brand audiobook
  4. Carla R Jenkins will be on Janet Taylor’s Got Clutter? Get Organized broadcast July 18th

July is Mindfulness Month

PositivityChange.com will devote the entire month of July towards mindfulness. Mindfulness is the latest buzzwords but we will break it down for our readership to help you manifest positive change.

http://positivitychange.com/2016/07/month-pcm-mindfulness/

This Week in Positive Change Management – 5 Ways to Practice Mindfulness at Work

Here we write about the five ways to practice mindfulness at work. Read here:

http://positivitychange.com/2016/06/week-pcm-5-ways-practice-mindfulness-work/

Expand Your Personal Brand Receives Its Fourth 5-Start Rating

This past week, Expand Your Personal Brand, received its fourth 5-star Amazon rating. Once again, this reinforced that my book solves personal branding problems at a cheap rate. You can buy my book here:

http://carlarjenkins.com/shop/

http://expandyourpersonalbrand.com/shop/

Catching Up

Positive Change Radio: Mindfulness at work

http://tobtr.com/s/9050151 .

Upcoming

Facebook Live Broadcasts

I have been active on the Facebook page lately. I use Facebook Live to inform the community and update them on my latest movement. Watch them here: https://www.facebook.com/positivitychangenow

Expand Your Personal Brand Workbook

The workbook has been updated and will go to the printer this week. This new version of the workbook will contain 40 exercises instead of 20 exercises. My goal is to solve personal branding problems at an affordable rate.

Expand Your Personal Brand Audiobook

Phenomena is in the process of creating an audiobook. There are a whole lot of business people whom listen to podcasts during their commutes or train and plane layovers. There is a lot of market share out there for Expand Your Personal Brand audiobook.  It should be available around the end of July/early August.

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