Newsletter : Issue 12 : Happy Thanksgiving

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Hey everyone! I am wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from the PositivityChange community! As you are sitting down with your families and exchanging memories and food, I want to always be grateful for what you have. Here at PositivityChange, we post a lot applying positive change to improving your future. However, we also would like for the reader to just be happy in his current state. Below are two articles on the importance of gratitude.

How Gratitude Can Change Your Life

https://www.happier.com/blog/how-gratitude-can-change-your-life

The Science Behind Gratitude

http://www.happify.com/hd/the-science-behind-gratitude/

In Case You’ve Missed It

This Week in Positive Change Management – Urgent versus Important

A lot of people are running full throttle during this fourth quarter trying to get things done. Oftentimes we confuse what is important versus urgent. This article not only details the differences but also provides four strategies on how to categorize what is important versus urgent.

http://positivitychange.com/2016/11/week-pcm-urgent-vs-important/

Positive Change Radio – Urgent versus Important

Last Thursday’s Positive Change Radio discusses the difference between urgent versus important.

http://positivitychange.com/2016/11/positive-change-carla-urgent-versus-important/

Special Episode of Positive Change Radio – HER Chronicles Volume 2

I have recorded a special Positive Change Radio episode last Sunday. HER Chronicles volume 2 is an anthology of women’s stories highlighting survival, sacrifice and spiritual awakening. I am a coauthor along with 10 other women. My story is entitled ‘Fighter: We Aren’t Born, We’re Born!’

http://positivitychange.com/2016/11/positive-change-radio-special-chronicles-2-episode/

You can buy HER Chronicles volume 2 here: http://herchroniclesbook.com/

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Positive Change with Carla : Urgent Versus Important

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Read the original Carlarjenkins article here:

http://carlarjenkins.com/positive-change-carla-urgent-versus-important/

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – On Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 6pm EST there will be an all-new episode of Positive Change Radio. Hostess Carla R Jenkins will discuss the difference between urgent and important. This is a very important topic and helping you learn the difference will allow people to experience positive change. Below is the PositivityChange article: http://positivitychange.com/2016/11/week-pcm-urgent-vs-important/

Click here to listen live:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/missphenomena/2016/11/17/urgent-versus-important

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This Week in PCM : 5 Ways to Practice Mindfulness at Work

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Mindfulness seems to be the new buzzword today. Everyone discusses it but few people actually know what mindfulness really is. Here is a definition. Mindfulness is a ‘mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings thoughts and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.’ Awareness is the cornerstone of mindfulness. Are you aware of your surroundings? Are you aware of the attitude you bring the office? Here are my 5 ways to practice mindfulness at work.

  1. Take time to be conscious

 

Yes, work is a routine. Oftentimes, you may do the same thing, but, remember that there’s a difference between Monday versus Tuesday versus Wednesday et cetera. Take time to take in a new day. View this mindfulness activity as a restart button. Being conscious that this particular day is different from yesterday helps you get off on the right path.

 

  1. Be mindful of eating breakfast

 

Most people want to skip breakfast and go straight to work but doing this has dire mental and dietary health consequences. From a mindfulness perspective, skipping breakfast means bypassing a daily time to process your thoughts. Breakfast can serve as an opportunity to be mindful and reflect on how you’re feeling before work starts. This meal serves as a buffer providing with you a chance to be still before the workday gets started.

 

  1. Use mindfulness to respond versus react

 

Things happen in the workplace. People get sick on presentation day. You get placed on a project without any knowledge on how to contribute. Life happens. Instead of automatically reacting, take time to process what’s happening and your feelings about it. This mindfulness activity lets you remove the raw feelings and knee-jerk reactions. Furthermore, this gives you the chance to be mindful of the long-term consequences from a short-term reaction.

 

  1. Apply mindfulness during your breaks

 

This is a great opportunity to practice mindfulness. Breaks give you a chance to recalibrate your thinking which you’ll need throughout the day. You can take 15 minutes to shift your thinking and use unorthodox problem-solving approaches. Some of my best breakthroughs have come during my morning and afternoon breaks.

 

  1. Practice mindfulness at the end of the work day

 

Has the day ended the way you wanted? If not, use your evening commute to apply mindfulness. Rewind the day and see where you could have responded better. Look for areas of improvement. Do you need to pack a healthier lunch? Does your workbag need more organization? If so, use this commute time to reclaim the rest of your day. In addition, you can still apply mindfulness at dinner, with your family and before bed. This evening gives you with the chance to think about a more meaningful future; because tomorrow is the future.

 

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PositivityChange Community Inaugural Newsletter

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Welcome to the inaugural PositivityChange community newsletter. PositivityChange’s motto is to help you manifest and manage positive change in your personal and professional lives.

Monitoring Your Plan

When the original plan is not working, people automatically ditch it and go to Plan B. That would be premature because you do not have any measurements to evaluate performance. It is essential to know what is wrong with your original plan and how you can fix it before going onto plan B. You need to have some metrics that will let you know when your original plan is not working.

http://positivitychange.com/2016/06/week-pcm-monitoring-plan/

Upcoming

  1. Positive Change Radio – Owning Your Own Platform
  2. PositivityChange Google Hangout webinar

Positive Change Radio – Owning Your Own Platform

Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 6pm EST, hostess Carla R Jenkins will broadcast an all-new episode of Positive Change Radio. She will discuss this week’s news of Microsoft buying LinkedIn for $26.2 billion and the importance of owning your own platform. You can click the link below to listen live:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/missphenomena/2016/06/16/the-importance-of-owning-your-own-platform

PositivityChange Google Hangout webinar

PositivityChange will hosts its inaugural Google Hangout webinar. The topic will be the importance of continuing positive change during the summer months. Furthermore, I will discuss some additional positive change tips that you can implement to manifest personal and professional change in your life. The private webinar will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 8pm EST. Click the link below to join:

https://carlarjenkins.leadpages.co/positivitychange-webinar

Buy my book, Expand Your Personal Brand:

You can buy my newest book, Expand Your Personal Brand, here:

http://expandyourpersonalbrand.com/shop/ . It is available in ebook, paperback and hardcover. Expand Your Personal Brand provides 20 top business lessons to help professionals achieve branding success.

 

4 Ways to Create a Positive Work Environment

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Whether we work for someone else or for ourselves, we spend 1/3 of our lives working for a living. We would like work to be a positive experience. Oftentimes it is not. The workplace can be a minefield. Smart Hustle Magazine’s has written an article 4 Ways to Create a Positive Work Environment. The four ways are:

  1. Hire the Right Employees
  2. Engage with Your Employees
  3. Listen to Your Employees
  4. Reward Your Employees

You can read the article here:

http://www.smarthustle.com/tips-for-creating-positive-work-environment/?utm_content=buffer4df59&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Keep reading PositivityChange to manifest and manage positive change in your personal and professional lives.

This Week in PCM: 5 Areas in Need of Spring Cleaning

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Continuing the spring cleaning series, this week’s positive change management article will focus on 5 areas in need of sprucing. These areas are: finances, network, sales leads, website and operations.

Check your finances

Tax season is a great time to conduct a personal audit. If you spot problems, then you can resolve them or at least meet with an accountant and devise a repayment plan. Moreover, it is better that you conduct your own private audit rather than the IRS.

Reexamine your network

Right now who are you hanging around? Jim Rohn says that you are the average of the 5 closest people whom you associate. Evaluate your inner circle. Are they holding you back? If so, then find some new people to surround yourself. Your network is supposed to be your wings not your anchor.

Evaluate your sales leads/funnels

Are you optimizing and leveraging your technological resources to maximize your profits? Have you looked at incorporating new technologies like live streaming for news announcements or live product demonstrations? People and businesses are social selling through Periscope, Blab and Facebook Live. Social selling is selling goods and services through social media. Furthermore, can you generate more sales through a mobile app? You have to go where you customers are; and, the mobile market is ever increasing. Investigate all revenue generating avenues to meet or exceed your targets.

Review your website

Does your website look outdated? Check the photos, links, and copy. Also look at competition for new color ideas. In addition, remember that content is king. Is your blog informative and adhering to industry standards? Does your company have a blogging editorial calendar where it routinely publishes its articles? Reliability is key towards building an audience and increasing brand awareness resulting in customer retention.

Review operations and procedures

Are your business standard operating procedures (SOP) outdated? Do they make it harder to do business? If not, ditch them. You have to evaluate your firm’s growth. What works as a sole proprietor doesn’t work when you have employees. Reviewing your SOPs ensure that your business is nimble enough to compete in the global marketplace.

Check out the first article in the spring cleaning series: http://positivitychange.com/2016/03/this-week-in-positive-change-management-spring-cleaning/

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Success Magazine’s Positive Quotes

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                We here at PositivityChange always like infusing positivity whenever it comes our way. While perusing the Internet, we have come across Success Magazine’s positive quotes article. Although Monday may spell miserable for some readers, fear not, these quotes will uplift you giving you your second wind of today. http://www.success.com/article/15-uplifting-quotes-for-positive-vibes

This Week in Positive Change Management: Spring Cleaning

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                March is the first month of spring. Spring is a season of renewal where nature blooms and everything grows. The editorial board at PositivityChange is devoting this entire month towards spring cleaning. We will offer tips on how to rid yourself of wasteful and useless practices hindering your personal and professional growth. Check back frequently for more beneficial articles to help effectively manage positive change.