RIF DAY 31:I AM READY! : My Career, Life and More

PROFESSIONAL FREEDOM "In the Midst of CHAOS": Your Guide To Freedom, Happiness, Engagement, Performance & Success 
Authored by Marilyn Carroll, PhD 

List Price: $19.95 
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Black & White on White paper
204 pages 
Brae Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-0983703402 
ISBN-10: 098370340X 
BISAC: Self-Help / Personal Growth / Success
The current economic conditions built with layoffs, downsizing, outsourcing, and company failures have created opportunities for employers to seek qualified, creative and innovative employees who are engaged and motivated to help fill their talent gaps. Just as individuals seeking employment opportunities seek value add opportunities to place their knowledge, skills, and abilities with meaning and purpose. 
So what challenges are holding you back? Professional Freedom helps you to see windows of opportunity instead of challenges.

ISBN-13: 978-1453763520 
ISBN-10: 145376352X 
BISAC: Self-Help / Affirmations
This book is a poetic tool of encouragement, wisdom and knowledge. It is about the power of knowing and loving self as the foundation of successful living even in the midst of life's trials and tribulations. Through the full knowledge of self, one becomes open to the possibilities and opportunities unique to self. This leads to a life of living your best self possible. One who is optimistic, open to change, and resilient due to the reflective and positive approaches to life's opportunities. Producing an individual who is capable and ready to love and give to others without expectations, rewards, or acknowledgement deeds. 

Leadership and PsyCap: A study of the relationship between positive leadership behaviors and followers’ positive psychological capital
UMI Number: 3378872 

- Published: September, 2007
- Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
- Pages: 112
- Size: 6x9 
- ISBN: 9781434332776

Antidotal Poetry for Career and Personal Success is a must read for anyone who has ever gone through an organizational downsize, corporate restructure, career or leadership challenge.  Whether one is contemplating career or personal changes or trying to regain footing during an organizational transformation will benefit from the insights and personal introspection generated by this work of self. The poems call for change and the betterment of mankind and organizational success. 

Antidotal Poetry is the first of its kind focusing on career and personal success while creating a new poetic genre.  It is an easy read and those not normally drawn to poetry is sure to develop a new found appreciation for this form of knowledge exchange.  

This work delivers some power punches which are sure to the make readers seriously think about the importance of career planning, leadership and the rapidly changing organizational environment. The readers will consider things after reading the poems which they have never considered previously. 


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by Marilyn Carroll on 03/30/12


Ending a 17 year career contract for a new beginning and the possibilities are endless!

Because I was blessed with the key formula-in addition to faith.

I used the following formula to decide on my next career moves.

Knowledge +Skills+Abilities+Passion=Potential+Positioning+Preference+Power=Individual Plan (KSAP5i)

“Some change must occur in order for growth to happen. The greater the change the more the growth, leading to exponential opportunities. So have faith, build on hope, live in courage, and be optimistic about the future.” Marilyn Carroll, 2012

Today, Thursday was my last day, March 29th in the office. Over the last 15 days I applied for seven positions as well as working on the launch of my company, KSAP5i. The reasons for applying for the positions was to ensure that I have enough revenue coming in to pay the team supporting the business without seeking additional financial assistance as well as the position allows me to continue to contribute to another area of business which I am passionate about. The position will provide me with flexibility, benefits, and the ability to continue to increase my knowledge while giving back and helping others.

Of the positions I applied for two were with the current organization. In both positions I would be performing roles I felt confident that I would excel at. One of the positions was filled with another in house candidate and the other as of my exit from the company was not announced. The other five positions were external to the organization. I was offered all five. However, I made the decision to go with the position which would provide me with the most opportunities as well as compliment my business. The position requires travel but that does not bother me. I was very open to doing what I need to do to be successful as long as it meant that I would not have compromise on what I valued or my passion and goals.

            I start my new role on Monday. Most of the work for this position will be done in the evenings, which will provide me with hours during the day I need to run my business. As well as be available to continue my community service work, speaking in addition to consulting opportunities. Based on my contacts, I was able to submit three business proposals to potential clients. One has replied back with interest in addition to setting up an appointment with me for next week. In summary, the last two weeks have been very successful and eventful.

Even though I have been successful at landing a rewarding and promising position that will surely provide opportunities for advancement. I will continue to contribute heavily towards my company to be a successful Career Education Management Organization. The position I have taken provides me with the opportunity work in an educational setting while building best practices for leadership and management scholars. While affording me with the ability to continue to work on an additional aspect of my life that I am passionate about, which is helping individuals to become their best self-possible through a thorough understanding of developing and implementing their full potential. I think that I have a good career marriage and I am excited to be professionally free to be able to make these choices.  

My strategy may seem a bite stressful for some but for me it makes all the sense in the world to me. In closing, I leave one area of my passion that of Institutional Trust and Financial Markets business to that of educating and building the future of our country in a way which will produce a more positive workforce, who are engaged and motivated through every step of their career choices, goals, and plans. In addition to these benefits, I will gain a lot from this strategy including, benefits, income, knowledge, growth, increased abilities, flexibility, creativity, innovation, and a strong retirement income foundation.  


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Authored by Marilyn Carroll, PhD 

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