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Written by: Dr. Joi Brown, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


Wow, where has 2022 gone? We are halfway through the year. Let’s stop and reflect on what you envisioned your 2022 to look like. What were your hopes, desires, or goals that you set in January? What plans did you make that you wanted to achieve? If answering those questions revealed that you have only accomplished very few things or nothing at all on your 2022 to-do list, it's okay. Don’t worry or think it’s too late to turn things around. No need to be down on yourself about you not being where you wanted to be in your life or your career. There is still time in 2022 to turn things around. Guess what? It’s time to shift.

The word shift can be defined as taking a new direction either physically or in thought. In life's journey, shifting is necessary and part of the process. We shift daily in our thoughts, opinions, or perspectives. We sometimes shift our goals and aspirations due to other people’s opinions and perspectives. Shifting is changing a course or direction like when the GPS reroutes you when you miss a turn.

For instance, you have a goal that you want to accomplish and then someone or something happens that may derail you from accomplishing the goal. The shift happens when you redirect your thoughts and focus on achieving the goal.

When you shift your focus, you can change your life.” – Steve Rizzo

Get ready for the shift in your home, career, business, or life and to finish the last few quarters of 2022 strong. It’s time to shift in these three areas:

Shift in Mindset

A strong self-belief in oneself is truly the key to having a made-up mindset. If you do not believe in your gifts, talents, dreams, or aspirations, how can others believe? No matter what others say about you, it can be family, friends, co-workers, or society, you must never lose sight of who you are. You have gifts and talents and there is no one in this world like you. You are special and your life has meaning and purpose.

When you shift in mindset, you stand firmly and believe:

  • All things are possible, and a delay is not a denial

  • It’s never too late to turn dreams into reality or to accomplish goals and aspirations

  • What’s for me is for me and that all things can work together for my good and according to His plan

Shift in Environment

Not everyone will be able to go with you in the next season of your life or level. The saying that people come into our lives for a reason, a blessing, or a lesson holds so true. It’s important that you periodically check and evaluate the environment around you.

Are you around negativity, naysayers, or people who tear you down all the time by telling you what you will not do or cannot do? People who stay in the past and will not let you move past your mistakes or failures. Dream killers are what I call them, it’s time to mute them. Is your environment filled with people who inspire, motivate, and encourage you to never give up on you or your dreams?

A man/woman is known by the company they keep. What is your company saying about you? Shift your environment by ensuring you are surrounded by people in different spaces and places that allow you to be unapologetically you and allow you to soar and be all that you can be.

Shift in Action

A plan is nothing without action. To turn a dream into reality or accomplish a goal or aspiration, action is required. Doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results is insanity. If you desire something different from your life, want a career change, want to look, and feel better, action is required to change the situation. You can do it.

Write down small action steps with dates to measure progress. Connect with like-minded people that can support and encourage you along the journey. Believe in yourself by speaking life over yourself and into your dreams and aspirations.

Time plays a significant role in our life. Just look, we are halfway through 2022. There is still time to finish this year strong and turn things around in your life. Time to shift and reprioritize goals and plans. You can do it by shifting your mindset, environment, and action. It’s time to Shift.

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Dr. Joi Brown, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Dr. Joi Brown is the Chief Executive Officer of 3EEE Consulting, where she educates, equips, and empowers people through coaching, conversations, and workshops. Her expertise is in career and entrepreneur development, conflict resolution, goal setting, health and wellness, leadership and team development, and personal and professional branding. Joi is truly walking in her purpose helping to educate, equip, and empower people to unlock their passion, purpose, and potential.



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