This week, I'll share links on
- Market Research
- Productivity, Organization and Clutter
- Business Visibility
- Armchair Travel
It's Time To Step Up and Step Out! - +Dr. Daisy S (Dr. Mommy) shares the post below that encourages you to shine! Decide it is your time now. She also shares steps to help you step into your truth. In it she says: "Believe – It’s important to believe that you are able to succeed in life and make the changes needed to succeed. This may be the hardest thing to accomplish and yet the most important. Take a look in the mirror and understand that you are special, unique and there are no others like you. Believing and having faith in your abilities and yourself is the first step in moving forward and succeeding in life. Yes! No matter what phase your business is in, ask if you are shining as much as you can be. The world needs you.
Strategy and Ideal Client Focus First will Gain You Better #SocialMedia Results - +Kenneth Manesse Sr. Highlights why focusing on marketing tactics first will derail your success. Truly understanding your clients and where they spend time is critical to your ability to serve!
Market Research Using Google's Keyword Planner - Recently Google announced that their free keyword tool was going to be going away. You now will need an adwords account to do your research and the tool is a bit different too. I love the keyword tool. It helps me figure out what to write about! I use it as my content brainstorming tool. Fortunately, Jason Mun created a great post outlining how to use the new tool. Woot!
Productivity, Organization and Clutter
When You Let Go, You Grow - How Clutter Affects Your Brain - Clutter
is certainly those piles of stuff that you have laying everywhere, but
it is really more than that. Clutter is both physical and mental and
I've been studying how to help people let go for well over a decade as
well as practicing myself.
I have found that de-cluttering is one of the best things I can do for my business too. When I make a concentrated effort to get rid of the things that no longer serve me, I make room for new.This is great Lifehacker post that shares how clutter affects your brain and thought some of you might enjoy.
Multitasking = Turning Gold into Lead - Over the last decade business owners have become more and more enchanted with the idea of multitasking. We live in a short-term-attention society because we are doing so much at once. However, study after study shows that multitasking actually sets you back! Here is a great article (1.5 minute read) that will walk you through why multitasking is hurting you and what you can do about it.
Sleep Your Way to the Top! - Under 10 minute TED talk by +Arianna Huffington on why we should Sleep Our Way to the Top. Never thought I'd agree with that phrase, but in this case I do. :-)
Easy Way to Add Google+ Badges to Your Websites - Hot off the press. Snippets that allow you to have more detailed badges for profile, pages and communities.
Business Exposure/Visibility Boost: How to Be a Great HOA (Hangout) Guest - There
are more people that are afraid of being in front of the camera than
those that are comfortable. Being "visible" is scary for many!
Learning how to confidently turn on your webcam and share what you know
can be a fantastic way to expand your marketing. +Ronnie Bincer shares a short (13 min) video on things to consider when you are a guest on a hangout. I'm sure you'll have some aha moments here.
Bottom line: The more you can help make your host and their finished product look great, the better the chances - they'll ask you back - they'll recommend you for another show - others will see you and invite you to their show.
This is just for fun. Every few days, I share pictures I have found on G+ from around the world so we can take a few seconds and travel together. The images light my imagination and I find that the short break revives me.
See all the images I've shared on G+ >> https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/%23armchairtravel
or you can travel with me on Pinterest too >> http://pinterest.com/stephcalahan/boards/