Shrink to Expand : 5 Ways to Get Laser-Focused to Chase Your Dreams!

Because life is too short to be a spectator in the game of life!

I am all about chasing your biggest dreams and accomplishing everything you heart desires. I want you to squeeze every bit of juice out life and get the most out of it. This also means staying laser-focused in order to pursue these dreams. Oftentimes, our dreams get derailed by people and things that distract us. I have fell victim to them too but overcome them to make my dreams come true. You can achieve the same thing.

Here are my 5 ways to get laser-focused and chase your dreams. Because life is too short to be a spectator in the game of life!

Eliminate all distractions.

Distractions derail you from your dreams. Busyness is particularly sneaky distraction because it masked itself as productivity. Busyness will have you spinning your wheels thinking that you are making progress but all you are doing is getting frustrated that you’re in the same place as before. Sometimes you are worse off due to busyness.

Busyness is not the only thing to guard against. Be on the lookout for energy and spirit vampires. These are people who jump in your face stealing your time and self-esteem when they see you on your way to greatness. Drop them like a bad habit because these vampires distract you from your goals.

Pick one thing.

You can only chase one dream at a time. You are a junior level analyst wanting to be a senior manager. Before you become a senior manager, you must get promoted to middle management first. See, picking one thing gets your laser-focus because you are dead set on one specific outcome. The way to realize your dream to achieve a specific outcome.

Set deadlines with scheduled breaks.

A dream without a deadline is a wish. Setting a deadline makes the dream real because there is a timetable with some accountability. I have also mentioned incorporating scheduled breaks during milestones. Why? Because you are a human not a machine. You need rest. You would be amazed at how many schedules don’t have any breaks. Scheduled breaks eliminate burnout. You DON’T want to be burnt out chasing your dreams.

Visual reminders for positive reinforcement.

You need positive reinforcement throughout your journey. Having visual reminders will keep you motivate to stay the course. Now, I love Pinterest boards but you can do Instagram, Tumblr or paper collages. Find photos of your dream life to get to your next life. When you visualize your dream life, you know that you are closer towards achieving it. Visualization helps it become second nature. That’s when you know that your own your way.

Celebrate

Reward your being laser-focused with a celebration. You have been disciplined, accountable and now have achieved your dream life. Take time to reflect on all of the things that you’ve overcome to arrive here.

These 5 ways will increase your focus, getting you closer towards living your dreams.

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Want to Learn How to Better Manage Risks? Let Me Teach You How!

I get it. You are frustrated from working so hard on your projects yet things keep popping up out of the blue. You and your team hold endless meetings, planning, discussing progress, and then out of nowhere here comes a crisis. You’ve been blindsided more than you care to remember. You just want out of this madness but don’t know how.

It’s called risk identification. You need to better identify, manage and respond to risks whenever they happen. Want to learn how to better manage risks? Let me teach you how! This Thursday at 2pm EST, I am hosting a FREE Managing Risks for Project Managers webinar. I will give you all of the information you need to master risk planning, identification and responses. Because no one likes being caught off guard. Join me here: http://bit.ly/managingriskswebinar

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How to Write a Personal SWOT Analysis

Career savviness is learned not taught. You learn through trial and error. After a while, you get the hang of things. This is not a one-time event. You have to continually stay current regarding your own skills and your industry. Whether you feel like it or not, you will have to reinvent yourself in order to keep working. This requires an easy to use tool to make the process easier. A personal SWOT analysis is just the tool to smoothly guide you from one career reinvention to another.

Everyone knows what a SWOT analysis is. This is a tool where you assess your business’ strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. However, do you know that you can apply this same tool to yourself? Yes, indeed! You can conduct a personal SWOT analysis.

For more insight, read this: http://positivitychange.com/2017/05/increase-career-savviness-writing-personal-swot-analysis/

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The Importance of Support

Positive change is very hard without support. Here is my Facebook video magnifying the importance of support in what we love to see in this world.

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I Am (Positively) Back!

I am BAAACK! After one month’s hiatus, www.positivitychange.com is back up. Of course, I have been active on the Facebook page; and as always, you can subscribe to my newsletter at www.positivitychange.com/mailinglist to receive positivity in your inbox.

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Tools to Triumph This Final Third of This Year

This is the start of fall and the final 1/3 of the year. I am here to get you off to a roaring start! Whether you’re in Corporate America, entrepreneur or somewhere in-between I have the remedy (and the articles) to make this YOUR season for success!

If you’re working on perfecting your personal brand, now is the best time to review your resume against the current trends for strengths and weaknesses. You have one-third of the year remaining and can still make a positive professional impact. In How to Create a Personal SWOT Analysis, I go into detail about how using the SWOT (strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis will help you better manage your career.

Here are some additional articles to help you better manage and prioritize your time:

Managing change for the remaining 1/3 of the year

http://positivitychange.com/2016/09/week-pcm-managing-change-remaining-13-year/

Urgent versus Important

http://positivitychange.com/2016/11/week-pcm-urgent-vs-important/

The End of Summer Sale is Continuing for the Rest of This Week

Need additional help ending your year on a positive note? Visit www.positivitychange.com/shop for the best products and services to reclaim your lost time and accelerate you to the finish line. You want to be able to look back on December 31st, 2017 and say that because you’ve decided to invest in yourself today that the end 0f 2017 is much better than the beginning of 2017.

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PositivityChange Post : Issue 48 : Doubling Down on Positivity

I would like to thank you for completing the community survey! I welcome and appreciate all of your feedback into making this email the best place to experience more positive change. The community survey results say that you want to see more videos in this email.

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August 2017 Progress Report

As I posted on August 1st, I laid out my August goals. It is the halfway mark and I am returning with a progress report.

What I Did Do

  • I’ve celebrated my 2-year anniversary
  • More guest blogging

What I Did Not Do

  • My blogging series
  • Do a Positive Change Radio livestream
  • Promote the online store
  • Create a new email sequence

Celebrating my 2-year anniversary has given me clarity shifting my goals. I have also done some guest blogging. However, I have been focused on Facebook page and the community survey. Furthermore, I am downgrading my Selz store monthly membership. I will do my blogging series and create a new email sequence based on my blogging for two years.

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5 Reasons to Always Uphold Your Brand Promise

In business, your brand promise is everything. It tells your customer exactly what he should expect from your brand. It is your form of goodwill which you must uphold at all costs.

Here are 5 reasons to always uphold your brand promise:

Brand promise sets your apart from your competition

Regarding my online eBay store, I ship only domestic and global USPS priority mail. I also offer reasonable prices on tall women’s affordable luxury fashion. The customer knows this every time she enters my store. View your brand promise as your competitive advantage. Your competitive advantage is something that you do better than everyone. 

It’s all about integrity

What does your brand stand for? Regardless of business cycle, maintaining your brand promise is a non-negotiable in business. Brands that don’t uphold it go out of business soon.

Enhances your customer’s experience

Your brand promise enhances and enriches your customer’s experience. Your brand promise creates a tangibility to customer. Since most business is conducted online, tangibility is a great service marker. Upholding your brand promise also means repeat customers and great word of mouth to potential customers.

Internally, as a business, your brand promise connects to your branding strategy

My eBay store motto is ‘giving you Neiman Marcus merchandise at near rock bottom prices’. Combining my motto with my brand promise, strengthens my brand strategy. My brand strategy is to serve tall women (and the men who love them) affordable luxury fashions. Knowing that she’ll get all of these benefits from my store enticing her to buy. This branding strategy also results in a 100% positive feedback rating.

No confusion about what I do (and don’t) offer

I focus on tall women’s luxury fashion. That’s it. Upholding my brand promise clearly communicates this message to the marketplace.

Business cycles fluctuate. Your brand promise shouldn’t. These 5 tips will help you avoid any lapses.

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