How to Leverage A Life Change

Article by: Philip Garcia
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Learn how to leverage change in today’s “new normal.”

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The world has shaken us up with a surprise pandemic and a hard, cold resistance. Let’s face it: if we don’t adapt and conquer these new obstacles, we’ll get washed away, maybe even buried in our own pain.

If you want pivot and produce results, it requires investment: physical, emotional and mental labor. It starts with a healthy mindset. What story are you telling your audience?

More importantly, what story are you telling yourself?

1. What If You Reimagined Your Role?

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Today, is the “influencer” era.

More than ever, we really have to be entrepreneurs instead of employees. Why? 72 percent of U.S. entrepreneurs start their businesses at home. The old school system of working for a factory and retiring with benefits is fading fast.

Today there’s a new kid on the block and she’s taking over: the creator.

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She creates, serves, influences, learns and leads. Here’s what’s fantastic: most of the time, she does this at home. No matter where you are in your career, there’s always time to pause and re-evaluate.

How are you serving and giving value in a way that empowers your audience? 

“Do what you can, with what you have, right where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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2. How Can You Bounce Back From Failure?

The creator’s mind and heart is scarred with pain and beauty.

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We’re not all wired to be doctors, lawyers or architects. If you’re an artist, you’re also a thinker and a creator with deep emotions.

We’re always seeking answers in different ways. Many people struggle and share your pain. Here’s how you can transform your pain into your greatest asset.

Try asking yourself this question:

“How can I help people by channeling my painful experiences into a beautiful lesson?”

Imagine how different the world would be if we all did this.

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3. How to Adapt the Mindset to Serve.

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Through art, music, video, podcasting, or even your product or service, we were made to serve and empower. It’s naturally built into our everyday conversations. Whenever we give advice to a friend, we’re sharing our personal pain and a unique solution, like our VQS advice blog.

I challenge you with this today: How can you channel some of your past painful experiences into a short tutorial to help 5-10 people, perhaps your audience. How about multiple episodes with different lessons? Now that’s value!

How will you use your pain as healthy fuel to make things better for the world? Your audience is counting on you. Reach out, I’d love to hear from you.


Article by: Philip Garcia
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