Issue 20 : What Are You Putting Up With?

I have been participating in a business mastermind as of lately. The mastermind requires a book. I start reading the first chapter and immediately get hit with a brick from its title: ‘what are you putting up with?’ This title stops me cold because I completely understand it. I have experienced a lot of growing pains due to my refusing to put up with things. That title has hit me so hard that I have gone to the Facebook group to do a video.

PositivityChange.com is a place where we help you manifest positive change in your personal and professional lives. I am asking you what are you putting up with now? Watch the video below.

What Are You Putting Up With?

This Thursday at 6pm EST, there will be an all-new Positive Change Radio based on this article. Click to listen live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/missphenomena/2017/01/26/what-are-you-putting-up-with

Here are some additional articles to help you stop settling in 2017!

Thought Catalog: http://thoughtcatalog.com/kim-quindlen/2016/11/17-things-you-should-stop-settling-for-in-2017/

Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-twardowski/5-steps-to-stop-settling-for-less-than-you-deserve_b_7577716.html

LifeHack: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/11-warning-signs-that-youre-settling-for-less-life.html

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This Week in Positive Change Management: Be Courageous!

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                The world has been shrouded in fear as of lately. People fear living their lives, their health and their safety. All of these fears can be extremely detrimental to our health. To combat all of the negativity and random acts of violence it is essential to be courage and live your life on your terms. Living courageously defies the enemy because you are exuding positivity and resiliency in every breath you take. Positive change takes courage because most people view change in the negative. Change is seen as loss; however, there is positive change out here too. Being courageous is the embodiment of positive change.

This Week in Positive Change Management: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

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Last Tuesday I had my first radio interview promoting my http://positivitychange.com/ site. I admitted that I was scared because I had neither been an entrepreneur nor on the radio; yet I overcame my fear of the unknown. You can too move beyond your comfort zone by following these tips:

It Requires Courage

We are all creatures of habit and love routine. As humans we are scared of change because it is unfamiliar. Trying new things forces us to grow. With promoting PositivityChange, in general, and myself, in particular, I am going to have to speak up and give interviews. I cannot hide behind an Excel spreadsheet. Change takes courage to move beyond your comfort zone but it is necessary to get to the next level.

Face Your Fears

Although I had a Toastmaster competent communicator certificate, I was way more analytical letting the data speak for me. Now I had to speak for 20 whole minutes on a radio show. I did it and survived confidently. Facing my fears was essential towards communicating my brand and I live after the interview.

Know that worst thing that can happen when you try something new is that you might fail

I was the second of two interviewers. This order took some of the anxiety off of me, however, hearing the person preceding me made me nervous. This was not her first interview but it was mine. If I did not do well, I would had chalked it up to experience. Okay so what if I bombed my first interview? It happened to a whole bunch of newbies. Furthermore, at least the radio host was interested in me. However, I did not and managed to keep calm.

Make a Plan

Having some kind of organization calmed my fears. I wrote down my site and summarized a few articles. These things massaged my nerves enough to go on air and promote myself without any glitches.  I was able to confidently answer all of the questions.

Realize that the unknown will always be there

You can’t plan for everything so just set out with good intentions and do your best. I didn’t know that the interviewer would ask me about the future of the site. (I just started it in August so it was a curveball.). I survived that question by telling her about my dreams of expanding the site and possibly doing some cross-promotions. Also when she mentioned that my MBA/economics background was rare, that surprised me too. I had these degrees for over 13 years. Their rarities didn’t register with me because these degrees were second nature. I mentioned that just put one foot in front of the other and accepted no excuses. I didn’t know what questions I would be asked but by following these tips, I made it through successfully. Hey, if I survived the unknown and my first radio interview by moving out of my comfort zone so can you!

You can listen to my Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Sharvette Mitchell interview here on Soundcloud (http://bit.ly/1FYdyo5). Also check out http://positivitychange.com/ for more positive change tips.