Taraji Says Start With You [Video]

Taraji Says Start With You [Video]

Random Chats
You might have heard how negativity is a bad thing when it comes to having the right mindset for success. It’s true. Negativity is one of the biggest things that can derail any attempt at success. The reason that negativity can keep you stuck, holding you back from obtaining your goals and changing any part of your life, is because negativity wipes out motivation. It’s hard to feel motivated about anything when your head is full of negative messages. What happens is that you’re fired up, ready to charge ahead with reaching success, when along comes someone who says that you don’t have the talent, the knowledge, the money, the support or the courage to make it happen. [Tweet "You can't give another human the responsibility of your happiness. - Taraji…
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5 Morning Rituals for Productivity and Happiness [Video]

Random Chats
Mornings can make or break your day. Oftentimes we have the best intentions the night before. Before we go to bed we think to ourselves, what did I accomplish today? Then, after reflection of the day that got away, we challenge ourselves to wake up renewed and refreshed tomorrow, with a plan to manage the day better. Then we wake up, and after hitting the snooze button we grab our phones to check on emails and social media. Next, we hit the floor running and whatdoyaknow, the day is already running us! We lose track of the best intention we had the night before, the one about starting a new morning ritual. This cycle seems to repeat itself over and over again. While we dream about managing our days better,…
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How to Use Social Media to Generate Leads

How to Use Social Media to Generate Leads

Social Media
Lead generation - that's the name of the game in marketing isn't it? There are various methods to market a business, whether offline or online. Rather than bore you with those "other" methods, let's get right to it. Everybody wants to market their business and generate leads using social media. The HOW is the doozy! Of course you can use social media to generate leads. At your fingertips you have access to thousands of people - it's a networking event on steroids. But, how do you use social media right to attract the right audience and generate the right leads for your business? [Tweet "Everybody wants to generate leads using social media. The HOW is the doozy!"] How to Use Social Media to Generate Leads  Before you can generate leads…
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Seven Tips to Keep in Mind Before You Start a Blog

Seven Tips to Keep in Mind Before You Start a Blog

Blogging
If you’re the type of person who loves to chronicle his/her travels or share fabulous fashion finds among friends and with the rest of the world, you might be considering blogging by now. While it can be a great hobby, you would be glad to know that you actually can build a career out of it. Even those who have aspirations of getting bigger clients, or running a more profitable business can start a blog and reap the benefits of blogging. Seven Tips to Keep in Mind Before You Start a Blog  Blogging has become a surefire way to build a solid reputation in your chosen niche and exposing your name out there. Getting your feet wet in the blogosphere as a lucrative career option conjures up a slew of…
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4 Ways to Boost Your Small Business with Content Marketing

4 Ways to Boost Your Small Business with Content Marketing

Marketing Strategy
No matter how big or small your business might be, using content marketing can still make a big difference in your brand’s presence. If used well, content marketing can highly promote your business and boost your website traffic. How do we do this? First, let’s elaborate further on the what and why of content marketing. Then we discuss how to use it to boost business. Content marketing is the method of using content to advertise your business and educate your audience. It may include the use of high-quality videos, social media posts, and blogs to explain and showcase your products and services. The expertise of your business must be the topic and focus of the content so that your audience can develop interest and trust in your company. The basic requirement for…
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5 Ways to Improve Social Media Engagement

5 Ways to Improve Social Media Engagement

Social Media
What makes you read a blog post until the end? What makes you follow a brand on social media? Or, let's get to the holy grail, what makes you hand over your email to join someone's list? I'm going to guess it because you find the writer's content useful, informative and/or entertaining. Can we agree on this? When you create content to post on social media, are you writing for search engines, or trying to increase social media engagement? SEO is important to get eyeballs on your content. However, SEO alone doesn't translate to dollars. Content also needs to be engaging for your audience. Your website should be at the center of all your online marketing activities, which means the content you put on the website, and in other places,…
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How to Brand Yourself As A Problem Solver In Your Industry

How to Brand Yourself As A Problem Solver In Your Industry

Branding
What's the number one reason people seek help and hire a professional? They believe said professional can solve their problem. We hire people to solve problems. We buy products we believe can solve our problem. With this in mind, what do you want to be known for? I dunno about you, but I want to be known as a problem solver. A problem solver can have many names, particularly in this era of overused marketing terms. Guru. Expert. Thought Leader. All of these monikers relate to the same purpose: we're in the business of solving people's problems. There a number of effective ways to brand yourself as a problem solver in your niche without spending a fortune on marketing. No time to read the full post? Listen here on the…
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5 Quick SEO Tips To Drive Website Traffic Fast

5 Quick SEO Tips To Drive Website Traffic Fast

Blogging, SEO
One of the most significant keys to online success is getting website traffic. The more visitors you have, the better your chances for sales and profits. Presumably you have a niche and you know your keywords, and regularly conduct keyword research to stay on top of what’s popular. Based on those assumptions here are five quick and easy SEO tips to get website traffic fast! 5 Quick SEO Tips To Drive Website Traffic Fast Tip #1 Make sure you’re actually tagging your keywords. Do you spend a lot of time optimizing your content and then neglect to tag them on your web page? So what's a tag? Tags are where search engines look, and if there are no tags they’ll pass right by your web pages. Here’s a quick brief on tags.…
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