Positive Change with Carla : 5 Ways to Turn Your Dream into Reality

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6pm EST on this all-new Positive Change with Carla episode, hostess Carla R Jenkins will discuss 5 ways to turn your dreams into reality. We all have dreams but without a plan that’s all they will be: dreams. Here Carla Jenkins discusses five ways that you can do it.

  1. Believe that you can accomplish it.
  2. Break down your big dream into smaller dreams
  3. Drop the deadweight in your personal and professional lives
  4. Start shifting your behavior to support your new dream.
  5. Detach yourself from the end result.

Click here to listen live:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/missphenomena/2017/01/19/5-ways-to-turn-your-dream-into-reality

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http://positivitychange.com/2016/01/5-ways-to-convert-your-dream-into-reality/

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Newsletter : Issue 19 – Ready to Make Your Dreams Come True? Read This!

 

Hey everyone! I am back with an all-new issue dedicated towards making your dreams come true. I am all about positive change so why not especially on Dr. Martin Luther King holiday weekend? It is important that entering week 3 of this New Year, that we still sustain our momentum in achieving all of our personal and professional goals. I want to see you win!

I have been working hard on realizing my own personal and professional goals. Personally, I have made a concerted effort to upload my weekly goals onto my 2017 Pinterest vision board. I copy and paste my MS Word accomplishments onto MS Paint then upload it every Friday night to keep track. I have created this system because my 2016 Pinterest vision board hasn’t held me accountable. I am realizing the results on my newly implemented accountability hack:

Below are two articles from the PositivityChange archives related to making your dreams come true:

Positi­vityChange Articles:

http://positivitychange.com/2016/01/5-ways-to-convert-your-dream-into-reality/

http://positivitychange.com/2016/01/this-week-in-positive-change-management-setting-clear-goals/

I have included some other very good articles about making your dreams come true.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/katie-morton/10-easy-steps-to-making-y_b_6014030.html

http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/3-proven-ways-to-make-your-biggest-dreams-come-true.html

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Your-Dreams-Come-True

The bottom line is that I want this newsletter to equip you the skills necessary to experience positive change in your personal and professional lives.

Facebook Live – What are you putting up with?

I am in the mastermind and I have to read a book. Its first chapter ‘What are you putting up with?’ hit me like a ton of bricks because it has verbalized my life. Watch my video here:

What Are You Putting Up With?

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Positive Change Radio Episode – 5 Ways to Convert Your Dream into Reality

This week’s I will be broadcasting an all-new Positive Change Radio episode this Thursday at 6pm EST. Click here to listen live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/missphenomena/2017/01/19/5-ways-to-turn-your-dream-into-reality

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5 Ways to Convert Your Dream into Reality

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What is your dream?

Whatever it is, everyone has one. It seems intangible like it will never happen but you hold close to you because your dream makes you feel like you are alive. When life gets mundane, it is the one thing that keep you going. Having a dream is commendable but it would great when you convert this dream into reality. Here are 5 ways to do just that:

Believe that you can accomplish it.

Believing that you can bring this into fruition is the first step. Don’t keep your dream inside. That’s irresponsible especially since you have the tools to actually bring it to reality. Currently, you are doing something different than your dreams. Now you can take baby steps towards shifting towards your dream.

Break down your big dream into smaller dreams

Oftentimes your dream is so big, it paralyzes you. Instead break down your very big dream into smaller dreams. I recommend creating a milestone list for your dream’s journey. For example, your big dream is home ownership and it takes 2 years. Break it down into smaller steps. Use the mortgage loan qualification process as a milestone list. It will guide you through the home buying process. More importantly, commit to writing it down keeping a dream journal if necessary to stay on track. Having a journal lets you not only keep track of your progress. It also chronicles your transformation.

Drop the deadweight in your personal and professional lives

Friends hold you back. The mistake that people make is that friends are temporary. There are 7 billion people on this earth. Certainly you can find some new people to support you.

Start shifting your behavior to support your new dream.

Bad habits are very hard to change. You can’t own a home if you’re buying the latest virtual reality gear over putting that money away in the bank. Write down your daily routine for one week. Look at your time wasters. If any of them are counterproductive, write down ways to eliminate them.

Detach yourself from the end result.

Be flexible. You may arrive at your goal quicker than expected. The result may even be different than your original dream. I have an example of this:

In late 2005, I decided I was sick of working temporary jobs and wanted to realize and be an economist. I majored in it during undergraduate and I needed to work in my major. It was dream. It was one thing to major in economics but working as an economist validated my dream. I applied for Cleveland State University’s Masters of Arts in Economics program. Initially I thought I would earn my MA degree in 2007 then start working as an economist. However, the Commerce department hired me as an economist in May 2006 and I only spent one semester at Cleveland State University. That experience taught me to be flexible.  Although I hadn’t completed my MA in Economics (yet), I had realized my dream of being an economist.

Bonus: Don’t fear being first.

As a dreamer, you will be the first to do something. Don’t fear, do it anyway. The fear of the unknown can’t zap your dream. On my journey, I have been the first person: 1) with an economics degree, 2) intern with the Washington Center on Internship at my college, 3) earn my MBA, 4) travel to a foreign country and not be in the Army, 5) earn my PMP certification, 6) live in Washington, DC and 7) make over $100,000. At some point, you will be first when pursuing your dream. Do it anyway!

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.