The Pain of Growing Vs. Remaining Stagnant

I have a very BIG CONFESSION to make:

I HATE BEING A BEGINNER!

 

As a Type A professional, I love being an authority. I truly hate being a beginner because that means that I am making dumb (in my mind) mistakes that I wouldn’t make being an expert. However, I know that this the start of the process towards becoming an expert. Still I detest this part of the journey because I am bumbling and feeling my way through the process until I start becoming competent. I have shot a FB Live video discussing my loathing about starting out as a beginner but it is better than staying stagnant.

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Catch Me Live at 8pm EST Tonight on The One Habit At a Time Show!

I have a big announcement: tonight at 8pm EST I will be a guest on Nkechi’s One Habit at a Time FB Live show. One Habit at a Time is a weekly show featuring guests who discuss how to break bad habits and implement good one. I am honored for this opportunity because it gives me a platform to discuss the importance of positive change and how to manifest it. Check me out tonight at 8pm EST on Nkechi’s FB page.

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I look forward to seeing you in the audience.

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Taking a Break

 

I am enjoying time off and smelling the roses (or in this case, the cherry blossoms). Giving my brain a break from routine and work to just enjoy other things is essential towards staying positive. It’s all a part of self-care. Downtime enables you to recalibrating and bouncing back better. It  also lets you avoid burnout. So take a break, go outside and enjoy life.

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Spring Clean Your Brand

Spring is here. Your personal brand should change along with it. You clean your inside and outside windows getting rid of the snow, sale build up and mildew. Now it’s time to do the same for your brand.

One of the biggest misconceptions is that you have to wait until you are deeper into the year to change. No you don’t! Now is a great time to examine your brand by keeping what works and ditching what doesn’t. Right now, you have enough evidence to know what isn’t working. Why wait until July 1st, because that’s the halfway mark? Change your vision now especially if it differs from the New Year.

Vision – Your vision is how you see yourself. We are a couple of months into the New Year. Has your view about your career changed? If it has, change your brand’s vision statement.  Your brand cannot suffer blurry vision and still be strong and competitive in the global marketplace.

The next four things build upon your vision. They are: products and services, photo, content strategy and social media strategy.

Photo – how old is it? No selfies please. So what if you’ve taken it on the new iPhone? It is a camera phone; and a selfie is still an unprofessional photo.

Products and services – has your audience, industry or tech changed affecting your business? A marketplace shift means a pivot is needed to stay relevant.

Using myself as an example, I am a certified project manager. The project management’s industry certification guide has switched. This means that all of my project management products and services must be compatible with the new change. Stop fearing midyear changes because spring is still close to January. Market shifts don’t adhere to calendar. Change your products and services to adapt to the market.

Tip – you may say that you don’t have a product. Well, yes, you do: yourself. Your professional reputation and what you do are services that must be properly managed to achieve maximum exposure. Give you an example: the person who receives his promotion has managed his brand better than his coworker who hasn’t received one.

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Content strategy – renewed vision means renewed content strategy. Your life is different now versus January. Content means video, audio, photos and in-person communication. Has your industry changed since the New Year? If there are any new industry news, inventions, services or developments that have transformed your field, your content strategy must reflect these changes.

I will use the banking marketing department as an example. You work in the bank’s marketing department. Right now putting mobile messaging (Facebook Messenger and text messaging) on your resume, will get you hired faster than online banking. Mobile messaging is new, cutting edge with less people. Online banking is a more mature market.

Social media strategy –  this is a very big part of your brand. Here I am dealing with LinkedIn because it is the business social media. Review where your audience is. Check to see the activity and your participation in groups. If some of your groups have been inactive or your current career trajectory isn’t aligned, leave the groups. Quality over quantity is the rule. I have over 500+ connections but they are all relevant to my work history. You want a cohesive LinkedIn profile to attract the right people and propel you to the next level.

Now is as a great time as ever to spring clean your brand. Dust off your vision statement, photo, products and services, content strategy and social media strategy to rejuvenate yourself; and, make the rest of this year better than ever!

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How to Make Change Less Painful

Change is hard and it can be painful. We are creatures of habit; and, habit is comfort. We love routine for good or bad. That’s why habits are hard to break. Changing a bad habit is hard because that very bad habit makes you feel comfortable.

You are reading www.positivitychange.com because you desire positive change. Here’s a resource to help you ease into change. Quartz for Work says that a visualization tool can make it easier to implement change into your life. What more can you ask for? Here it is here: https://work.qz.com/1240167/change-management-is-easier-with-this-simple-diagram/

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Here’s to a Wonderfully Productive and Peaceful Week

This Monday morning I have just felt something in my spirit to write this affirmation. I want to have a great week both personally and professionally.

Affirmation: Here’s to a wonderfully productive and peaceful week full of favorable outcomes and full cooperation.

At first I was reluctant to share my affirmation because of the holiday, however, I’ve told myself I can always reshare it again tomorrow and the next day. I can recite affirmations at any time. Don’t be constricted by when and what time you share them because affirmations are good for you.

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Respect Your Limits

I have received this golden nugget while participating in today’s TheSwayLife Twitter chat. I am telling the moderator about how I stopped blogging on www.carlarjenkins.com because I had so much stuff going on in January. She said that sometimes you have to respect your limits. Isn’t that a word. Yes, my blog’s Google Analytics and Alexa numbers are in the dumps; but, they can be recovered. I am happy that I have recovered bouncing back and contributing on both here and www.carlarjenkins.com

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There Is Room for Everyone!

Oftentimes people feel as if you are competing against others, and quite frankly, the world. However, you are really only competing with yourself. I have shot this video because I am very proud of my friends’ accomplishments. I’ve seen how far they’ve come and what they are achieving. I am happy to see their personal and professional growth; and, am not threatened by it. I have never understood why anyone would be mad that someone achieves something before you. Actually, it makes your journey a whole lot easier because you have a roadmap. And with so many new tech discoveries and fields opening up, there are bound to be even more opportunities, and, more firsts; thus, proving that there is room for everyone!

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A Bundle of $avings!

 

I know that we have just turned the page on the calendar; and having the best career possible is one of your New Year’s Resolutions. However, less than one week in, the novelty of the New Year has worn off and you’re feeling stuck. Well, I am here to help. Of course, I have not 1, not 2 but THREE ways to get you unstuck! And the best thing is that none of these solutions will cost you an arm and a leg (because I am ALL about getting the most of your money)!

As a loyal reader, I know that YOU aren’t a slouch. You are highly invested in yourself and your career. However, for the life of you, you can’t understand how you keep going in circles. You have tried everything. You’ve read every book and signed up for every professional training but gotten nowhere. I was once there. There is a way out. It doesn’t have to be this way. My 5 ways to stop struggling and start succeeding will remove the mental stumbling blocks that get in the way of success. Buy today for $7

Maybe you have overcome the road blocks and want to sustain that momentum well into the New Year. As you know, career management 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. A personal SWOT analysis is just the tool to smoothly guide you from one career reinvention to another. What is a SWOT analysis? SWOT stands for strength, weakness, opportunities, and threats. For $17 you can get a fool-proof blueprint for increasing your strengths and opportunities laying the foundation for a prosperous 2018. 

After creating a sound bulletproof SWOT analysis, you want make career planning and execution strategies. I got everyone! My How to S.W.O.T. The Competition is chock full of these strategies to get you to the next level. In less than 60 minutes, I kill the learning curve and help you avoid the landmines and pitfalls that can permanently derail careers. You may not know what’s ahead but with a plan you will have the resources to get to your destination. A one-hour investment of your time to put you on the pathway to professional success. All yours for $47.

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Until next time everyone,

Carla

 

Want to Work with Me in 2018? Here’s How!

2018 is (literally) right around the corner! I welcome any and all people who want to work with me. A little about me: I am a certified project manager who loves helping people achieve results by streamlining your time and money. Everyone wants to have a better 2018 and I would love to be a part of it with you.

What You Will Get? Results!

My goal is to help you get them personally and professionally.

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