[PositivityChange Post Issue 38] My Life, My Life, My Life, My Life in the Sunshine

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It is getting very hot here in the US! Right now where I live it is boiling and will get even hotter as the week transpires! This issue is about keeping cool and staying healthy during summer (because NOT having a sun headache is ALWAYS positive!), While I am talking about shining bright, I am happy to announce that my article Increasing Your Career Savviness has gotten over 100 likes and 200 views on LinkedIn! I am overjoyed by the response because all I initially wanted to do was show people that the very same tools that big business used for your own personal career.

Now onto the summer health care:

Shape Magazine gives us 7 ways to avoid sun damage

Increasing Your Career Savviness Has Received 200 Views and 100 Likes on LinkedIn!

Positive change is contagious! It is more evident with Increasing Your Career Savviness article getting 200 views and 100 likes on LinkedIn! Remember, what I have said. The reason why I wanted to write this was to show people that you can use the same business tools and techniques that corporate America uses in your own life and career. I am extremely grateful that my article has resonated with readers. Here’s to spreading more positive change right now and in the future!

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PositivityChange Post : Issue 37 : Change is the Only Constant

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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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Phenomena Corporation is now on Acuity Scheduling. If you are a professional, executive, solopreneur or company in need of positive change management or a turnaround, book us now! We’ve selected this platform because it’s easy, one-stop shopping to get on my calendar. We are now accepting appointments from solopreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses. Phenomena Corporation advises its clients in the areas of time management, organizational, project management and business management. Schedule an appointment here: http://positivitychange.com/booksession

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Spring Clean Your Digital Devices

Happy April everyone! Welcome to the second quarter. We here at PositivityChange hope that you are experiencing more positive change in both your personal and professional lives. We are still focused on spring cleaning. Most people think spring cleaning is confined to your house or your car; but, we live in a digital world and need to spring clean our devices too. This morning, I have migrated all of my project management videos from my phone to Google Drive. I have already posted them on Instagram and YouTube plus they are taking up data. I have them stored on the cloud plus I can start off my second quarter right with a clean slate! So here’s my reminder to you to start April and the second quarter by spring cleaning your digital devices. A clean slate = a clean break!

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PositivityChange Post : Issue 27 : Staying Positive Past the First Quarter

Hey everyone! I know that I have been hiatus but for good reasons: a lot of positive things have been happening over here. I am very excited to return to PositivityChange because I know that you probably have been experiencing the same amount of positive change that I have. And, if you haven’t, well, that’s what this newsletter is for! Our mission is to help you manifest positive change in both your personal and professional lives. That’s also why I’ve named this newsletter ‘staying positive past the first quarter’.

Staying Positive Past the First Quarter

I know that for some, the New Year’s luster has worn off and 2017 is looking and feeling like 2016. That’s why I’ve included Positive Change Guru’s article about how 90-day goals will change your life. The editorial board wants you to have a better 2nd quarter than 1st quarter.

Freebie Alert : Positive Self-Talk Worksheet

If you need a more immediate pick me up, here’s a self-talk worksheet from my second favorite social media platform, Pinterest! This worksheet will help you navigate through all of the negative self-talk replacing it with positive self-talk. 

Be on the look out for more positive change articles on the blog site this week and April. We have a lot of articles, resources and podcasts coming this second-quarter!

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This Week in PCM : 5 Ways to Stay Positive

When Negativity Rears Its Ugly Head, here are the five ways to stay positive!

We all have our ups and downs. No matter how positive we try to live our lives. We here at PositivityChange truly understand this which is why we provide resources to guide you through a rough patch. Here are my 5 ways to stay positive:

  1. Have a positive support group

Being superman is the worst thing to do right now. That’s what friends are for. And if your friends are responsible for the negativity, that’s what meet-ups and support groups are for! Find a positive support group that will help you through the storm. We have a Facebook group that will help you accomplish this.  

 

  1. Express gratitude

Be grateful for something, anything. Expressing gratitude stops the continuous negative thoughts. You don’t want to stay down. Expressing gratitude is the way to start climbing out of the pit of negativity.

 

  1. Find ONE thing that’s positive

I know that being a negative slump can be nasty at times. To halt the slide, find ONE thing that’s positive about yourself and your situation. Finding this one thing is your way of regaining control of the situation.

 

  1. Get some exercise.

Exercise is a way to shifting your energy. I walk every morning and it releases yesterday’s energy. In addition, I shift and re-center myself before work and the day gets started. Exercise has very good health and mental benefits. Moreover, exercise helps you focus on something different.

 

  1. Be pro-active and start planning your exit

You cannot stay negative because that’s regressive. You need to be progressive. Sometimes you have to leave your current situation when things don’t change. I know that it’s hard when it is a workplace. That’s why this step is planning your exit from negativity. Even if it is a lateral move to another department, get away from people, places and situations weighing you down.

Source: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/5-tips-stay-positive-negative-situations.html

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PositivityChange.com Post: Issue 26 : Spring Clean Your Career with a Pivot!

Hey everyone! I hope that you are having a positively spectacular week! Spring is nearly upon us and it’s this time of year where we start going through our stuff discarding what we won’t be using once the weather improves. We spring clean our houses every year. Why not spring clean our career? Think about it. We are in the third month. By the end of March, we will have 90 days’ worth of career information. We will have performance metrics. 90 days into 2017, we know what’s working and what is not working. Therefore, if some things are not working well, then it is time for a career pivot.

The PositivityChange.com editorial board has dedicated all of March towards writing down 20 reasons why you should consider a career pivot. There will be 4 articles containing 5 reasons per each article. Read the first installment here.

Spring Cleaning Podcast

If you are on the go (manifesting MORE positive change of course!), I have a Positive Change with Carla spring cleaning mobile apps episode. Hey, most people are on their cell phones. Chances are you are reading this email on your phone. Listen to my podcast episode to learn the latest spring cleaning mobile apps to get your life and career in tip top shape!

More spring cleaning resources!

Payscale has a great article listing 5 ways to spring clean your career. It is a great read which will give you insight on how to spruce up your career prospects. 

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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.