PositivityChange Post : Issue 37 : Change is the Only Constant

Hey everyone!

Welcome to June! There is a whole lot in store this month for PositivityChange.com. I will be posting more resources to help you manifest more positivity in your personal and professional lives. I will also be doing my version of summer school where I find new books and articles that you can read to stay positive while at work or vacation. Starting off this week, here are 7 books that Psychology Today recommends for summer reading: 

Reminder: This Friday at 8pm EST, I am hosting a FREE How to S.W.O.T. Away the Competition webinar where I will help you stand out from everyone. Join me here: www.carlarjenkins.com/swotwebinar.

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PositivityChange Post: Issue 32 : May Your Experience More Positivity

Happy May everyone! I have returned with an all-new issue. And with this being May and us being on the cusp of summer, I hope that your 2017 is heating up! My newsletter is always here to help! As always I am bringing you the best in positive change because I want you, name. to experience way more of it.

You have to start somewhere. If you are currently in a funk this May, here’s Success Magazine article giving you 7 tips on achieving a positive mindset.

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Spring Clean Your Career with a Pivot

 

Springtime is often a time when people start reevaluating their careers. We are already a couple months into the New Year and you can see (or not see) progress. Here at PositivityChange.com, we aim to supply you, the reader, with all of your needs to help you manifest positive change in your personal and professional lives. Let’s start with a definition. A pivot is a change in direction. After a couple of months, some people are feeling stuck in their job. This year is starting to look like last year. You want change; however, in order to change, you must do something different. So viola! This March we are starting a spring cleaning career pivot series. This series will cover the top 20 things related to why you are considering a career pivot. This series will be 4 parts. This first article covers first five career pivoting reasons.

  1. The passion is gone
  2. Sunday nights fill you with dread
  3. You’re counting the years, months and days until retirement
  4. You’re going nowhere
  5. Everyone else is doing it

The average person does not know what career pivoting is. Yes, you are making money but your paycheck probably hasn’t kept pace with inflation. You admit that things aren’t the way they used to be at work. A couple of years ago, your salary would be sufficient to live and have some money left for play. Now it appears that inflation is taking all of your free money away.

Furthermore, your work environment has changed and not for the better. You are not alone in having a shrinking paycheck. This has hurt morale. People are dreading going to work. You cannot believe that there is a disconnect between what you read about your company in the papers versus what is actually happening in the workplace. Furthermore, you don’t understand why you and your colleagues’ paychecks are shrinking but upper management’s seem to be expanding. These are signs that you need a change.

I have included Inc magazine 20 ways to tell is you need a career pivot. These are 20 red flags for pivoting. This is an exhaustive list because career pivoting is not a minor undertaking. Your career impacts your life and deciding to move must be done carefully. Your personal life is funded by your job. These five things tell you that it is time to move on to someplace else where you can thrive personally and professionally.

The passion is gone

When you first started, this was your dream job. You awoke everyday with purpose and passion about your job. However, now the tables have turned and that passion has been extinguished. What once ignited you no longer did. You are now looking for challenges and more rewarding work.

Sunday nights fill you with dread

You know that you have a problem when you are giddy to leave the office on Friday yet dread Monday mornings. It is reported that the majority of heart attacks occur Sunday night because people fear returning to a job that they hate. If you are feeling this way, don’t kill yourself, decide to pivot.

You’re counting the years, months and days until retirement

Work shouldn’t be like prison. You are not serving a 30-year sentence. You can move freely to another position. If your job has become an environment where you are literally counting down the days until you qualify for retirement. You would be more productive spending your life somewhere which you can flourish and contribute in a great environment.

You’re going nowhere

Careers are all about upward mobility. Although you are producing great work and are highly professional, you have noticed that you are being bypassed for promotions. It is subtle occurring over years. At first you’ve thought that it is because of the new boss or administration; however, after years of happening you’ve reached the conclusion that you’ve been shut out. In addition, you notice that you are being excluded from meetings and other highly visible events. You’ve plateaued. Once you’ve realized that you are not going to receive any more promotions, then it is time to go and look for a new job.

Everyone else is doing it

If your work environment is that toxic that everyone is jumping ship during the first time an opportunity is presented, then you need to reevaluate your staying. There are many reasons for people abandoning your company: it is in a dying industry; it is under investigation; it is a toxic work environment; or there is no chance of promotion. Your career is more than just one job and if the reasons that I’ve mentioned are reflected in your company, then it is time to move on to another position.

Look forward to the next installment (6-10) reasons to career pivoting.

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The First 60 Days of the Year

Hey everyone! Can you believe that today is March 1st. It is the 60th day of the year and a great benchmark to look at your progress. I have experienced a lot of positive and negative growth these first two months. PositivityChange has grown too. We have incorporated Facebook Live, created more freebies and have crossed the 25th issue threshold. I have some more freebies and articles that will help you make the next 60 days even better!

I am focusing on time management because time is the one commodity that once it is spent, it is gone forever. 60 days are already gone. It is essential that you manage your time during the next 10 months to experience more positive change in your life. Moreover, this PositivityChange email list’s goal is to provide its readership with the best resources to have it experience more positive change!

Last year I wrote about assessing your 60-day progress. This article gave the reader guidance on how to see what is and is not working. http://positivitychange.com/2016/02/60-day-check-up/

Moreover, I am offering you my FREE time management replay that I did this past December detailing 10 ways to get more time back in your day. http://positivitychange.com/timemanagement

Finally, if you dislike where you are right now on March 1st, here is another article to help you regain focus. http://positivitychange.com/2016/09/week-pcm-retraining-algorithm/

Let March 1st be the beginning of the new 60-day period. Hopefully, these resources will help you become better.

PositivityChange Post Issue 25 Taking the Pulse on Positive Change

I am very happy to have reached 25 issues with you! This newsletter always makes me think and gives me hope towards being optimistic about the future. Through this period, you have seen the changes. I have responded to subscriber surveys to give you, the reader, the stuff that you truly want in your inbox. This issue is no different. Last week I gave everyone a survey and here are the results: you want more professional resources. You got it!

I have found a change article from the Kotter International. For those who do not know, the Kotter International is one of the preeminent change management organizations in the world. It partners with Forbes and Huffington Post sharing its change management theories. In the Forbes article, Kotter International dishes on the five ways that both workers and companies can balance change without blaming each other. This article aligns with PositivityChange’s mantra of helping you manifest positive change in your personal and professional lives.

Freebie!

It is not only the end of the month but also the 60-day check-in for some companies. This means that there are a lot of busyness. 5 Differences between busy vs productive handout.My goal is to be productive regardless of time of year. Post this on your wall as a reminder.

Tomorrow is the FINAL Day to Save 10% Off with the LOVE10 Discount Code

Remember that I am still offering the 10% off LOVE10 discount on my online store. Our digital products will help you improve your personal and professional development at your own pace and on your own time. We offer the best-quality business products and services that complement your lifestyle not compete with it.

 

 

 

PositivityChange Post : Issue 23 : Learning, Growing and Earning

Happy Monday everyone! The PositivityChange.com newsletter is back with an all-new name (PositivityChange.com Post) and another lesson on manifesting positive change in your personal and professional lives. This is a very different newsletter because I have learned something over the past week because a lot of things have happened that I want to share with you! As this Post’s title says, it is all about learning, growing and earning.

 

Learning

I have also done a PositivityChange Facebook Live about what I have learned from my first 71 Blogtalkradio episodes (Combining my 23 Project Management Minute podcasts and I have done 94 episodes’ worth of content). It is amazing how many things podcasting have taught me about content creation and time management.

Growing

When you learn, you grow and on last Thursday’s Positive Change Radio, I discussed how you can stay positive during growing pains. Remember, growing pains represent your new normal. You are outgrowing your current life and need to acquire some new skills in order to be your best. Sometimes growing pains can be a sad process because it means shredding the familiar people and comfort zone you’ve come accustomed to; but, when you grow, you cannot EVER return to your past life.

Earning

Last week I had found an error that has (positively) impacted my ability to earn. I switched online store platforms 3 months ago and wondered about below average sales. I didn’t know what was happening until I debuted my store blog. When I tried republishing it onto Medium, I received an error. What I later learned was that there was a code blocking customers from buying my items. I fixed not only the blog’s code but all of my URL shorteners resulting in a new sale that Thursday night!

Now that everything is right, I have a very announcement to make: my entire https://carlarjenkins.selz.com  store is 10% off using the LOVE10 code! From now until February 28th, you will receive 10% off all purchases. This means that you can buy my Amazon bestselling Expand Your Personal Brand book, workbook, and the bundle.