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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It’s summer. You are thinking about slowing down, taking it easy and enjoying family time. Great but you are also suffering from FOMO (fear of missing out). Although you can live without reporting to the office for a couple of days, you feel that people are making moves without you or that your competition are one upping you. You are seriously fretting about how do I stay top of mind without being around. The answer is simple: develop your personal brand. The definition of your personal brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room. Before you suffer a FOMO panic attack, ask yourself what you do you think your coworkers will say about you? Now ask yourself another question: what do you WANT them to say about you? Compare the answers to these two questions. Are they far apart? If so, then your personal brand needs some work. The Expand Your Personal Brand system can help you!

I am a staunch work/life balance advocate but I also want you to move up in the world. My personal brand products help you achieve this. I have used this Expand Your Personal Brand system to achieve results. I am no different than you are. This year I want to land a new opportunity so I have shift my focus onto LinkedIn by sharing my content with my groups. I understand the power of Linked Pulse, LinkedIn’s blogging platform. People use LinkedIn Pulse to discuss their current industry trends and position themselves to be an expert. I have actively blogged on LinkedIn Pulse since September 2015 yet I have only started sharing my content in my LinkedIn groups starting last November. Writing content is a way of expanding your personal brand because readers will connect your writing with your expertise. You will stay top of mind with them. For instance, say your industry is manufacturing. If you write about how just-in-time manufacturing can improve American competitiveness, your readers (oftentimes your peers if you’re sharing in industry LinkedIn groups), will remember you whenever they have a conference or need someone to train their staff. Employing this LinkedIn Pulse group sharing strategy has resulted in my receiving a Skype interview from a LinkedIn group creator. See, the importance of having a personal brand?

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Spring Clean Your Career!

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  • Does your career and personal brand need spring cleaning?

  • Do you feel that your career brand and resume are outdated unable to compete in today’s marketplace?

  • Are you searching high and low for an affordable solution to polish your professional brand?

 

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Expand Your Personal Brand Bundle

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I Want Your Personal Brand to Pop!

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I want your personal brand to pop! It is important more than ever than you stand out in from the crowd. You are competing with so many people, you have to carve your own niche in order to be successful. That’s why I have written Expand Your Personal Brand.

My book eliminates the learning curve. It contains the lessons that I have learned through trial and error over my years’ in the workplace. Here is a sample chapter from my book. Avoid the same mistakes that I have made along the way by getting Expand Your Personal Brand.

Expand Your Personal Brand gives the reader 20 top business lessons that every professional must know to achieve branding success. After every chapter there is an exercise allowing to instantly get to work expanding your personal brand. Jenkins is generously letting people read a sample chapter of her Amazon bestselling author. I value people’s time and money so providing a free chapter is a great way to show my commitment to personal branding. Furthermore, I am very confident that the reader will like my content and message that he will buy my book.

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Carla R Jenkins

Carla R Jenkins, the CEO of Phenomena Corporation, a Washington, DC- based project management consultancy. She is a two-time Amazon bestselling author of Expand Your Personal Brand and HER Chronicles 2. Moreover, Jenkins has been selected as a Sn.ips Social Media Network participant. Sn.ips is a social media campaign which connects bloggers with businesses for marketing campaigns.

In addition, Jenkins is a stellar expert specializing in business, branding, project management and positive change management. Carla R Jenkins is a business visionary and trailblazer who coaches and leads organizations and individuals in meeting their business, economics, branding and project management needs. Furthermore, in 10 years’ work experience, Ms. Jenkins has received 4 promotions in 10 years. She is also the chief blogger for PositivityChange, a positive change management blog, and PM.Expert, a project management blog.

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Newsletter: Issue 18 : Keep Chugging Along

Hey everybody! I am back for this second week of 2017! This newsletter will be epic because it contains an enormous amount of positive, feel good, encouragement to keep you motivated and chugging along. I know that there are some people whom feel overwhelm and frustrated about how their New Year’s Resolutions aren’t working. Well, it has only been ONE week! This is week TWO of 2017! This means that there are 50 more weeks left. Do not get discouraged. Here are some PositivityChange and other articles to help you rebound:

Rebound from Negativity

http://positivitychange.com/2015/12/how-to-rebound-from-negativity/

How to Reposition Yourself When You Switch Careers

http://positivitychange.com/2016/01/how-to-reposition-your-brand-when-you-switch-careers/

Allowing Yourself to Be a Beginner

http://positivitychange.com/2016/10/week-pcm-allowing-beginner/

Retrain Your Algorithm

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

From the Huffington Post

How to Successfully Hit the Reset Button on Your Career/Life

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-kennedy/successfully-press-your-reset-button_b_10095068.html

In addition, to these articles, I have also done a free time management webinar helping you better manage your most precious resource: time. Watch it here: http://carlarjenkins.com/timemanagement

Be encouraged NOT discouraged because we are only in week TWO!

 

Upcoming

I am very goal-oriented right now because I want people to soar higher and do more in 2017. This Thursday, I am discussing 7 steps to creating a goal tracker on Positive Change Radio. Here is the link to listen live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/missphenomena/2017/01/12/7-steps-to-creating-a-goal-tracker

On Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8pm EST, I will on YouTube Live hosting my FREE 7 steps to creating a goal tracker webinar. Here I will delve deeper into the importance of measuring your progress. You need to know what is and is not working in order to correct it. http://www.pm.expert/goaltracker

Product Highlight – Expand Your Personal Brand Workbook

This week’s product highlight is Expand Your Personal Brand workbook. This workbook has 40 personal branding exercises to help you have a better personal brand not just in 2017 but beyond! You can start working on it immediately. All of these exercises come from my over 10 years’ worth of career knowledge. These workbook exercises are different from the book because I value your time and money. I am all about removing the learning curve helping you get results. You can buy it here for under $5:

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This $4.99 price will only be available from now until January 15th. The original $7.99 will be back so do not miss out!

As always, if you haven’t already like my PositivityChange Facebook page. This robust community is all about spreading positive change and helping you manifest positive change in your personal and professional lives. Like here: https://www.facebook.com/positivitychangenow

This Sunday I’m Throwing an Expand Your Personal Brand Workbook Facebook Party!

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Phenomena Corporation is starting off 2017 the right way by throwing a party with a purpose. This Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 12 noon EST, we will be partnering with Goddess Fish to host our Expand Your Personal Brand Workbook Facebook Party. Many people’s New Year resolutions revolve around getting a new job. Well, our Expand Your Personal Brand workbook will solve their pain points by providing them with 40 personal branding exercises.

The Facebook party will have games and prizes. Party goers will have the chance to win Jenkins’ Amazon bestselling Expand Your Personal Brand book, the workbook and a $10 Amazon gift card. Furthermore, they will also get to ask Jenkins about how they can expand their personal brand. And, it is free for all!

Goddess Fish, a virtual book promotions company, threw CEO’s Carla Jenkins’ Expand Your Personal Brand book. I am partnering with Goddess Fish because this company will get my message out to the masses. I have researched other virtual book promotional companies and Goddess Fish has a reputable track record. ‘I truly want to be part of this team and feel that Goddess Fish can take my book and author brand to the next level.’

Here is the Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1438602519524815/

I look forward to seeing you there!

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Newsletter : Issue 17 : Pivot on Positive Change in 2017!

 

Happy New Year everyone!

This year I am pivoting my life and career towards growth and experiencing more positive change. I am also in a very different position now than when I started this blog in July 2015. I am relying more on blogging than working a job. Also 2016 was my first full year of blogging. This demanded a whole lot of commitment. My 2016 highlight was the December time management series because I felt that these articles helped so many people maximize their time. I did a lot of livestreaming (mainly Periscope and Facebook Live) to expand my message. I ended the time management series on a high note with the FREE YouTube Live time management webinar. You can watch it here: www.positivitychange.com/timemanagement.

In 2017 my goal is to bring more positive change news. I will supply more change management resources. Also I will do more livestreaming and events. Speaking of events, this Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 12pm EST, Goddess Fish will host my Expand Your Personal Brand workbook Facebook party. I have decided to kick off 2017 with a party because I want people to manifest positive change in their personal and professional lives. My workbook accomplishes this for less than $10. You can buy it here: www.expandyourpersonalbrand.com/workbook.

 

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Here’s to a productive, prosperous 2017 filled with positive change!