Marissa Ramirez

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4 genius ways to stay focused that you haven’t thought of, according to a career coach

How many times have you gotten to the end of the day and realized you’ve only gotten through a third of your to-do list? If you’re constantly wishing …

Creative Work

Why Using Social Media Is A Thing Of The Past

Using social media to promote and advertise for brands used to be a forward-thinking strategy. Social was the future, and early adopters were rewarded for jumping on the bandwagon when they did.<p>In the good ole’ days of early social media marketing, it made sense to “use” digital advertising in …

Public Relations

4 secrets to reading body language like an expert

How important is body language?<p>About 55% of what you convey when you speak comes from body language. In fact, when you’re speaking about something …

Faceted Classification

Jeff Bezos: When you find a business opportunity with these traits, 'don't just swipe right, get married'

Jeff Bezos knows a thing or two about spotting good business opportunities. At age 30, he left the security of a high-level job in finance to launch …

Jeff Bezos

6 ways to boost your SEO for Google’s new algorithms

<i>Editor's note: This story is taken from Ragan Communications' distance-learning portal Ragan Training. The site contains hundreds of hours of case</i> …

Public Relations

4 Passive Income Streams Freelancers Should Create To Secure Their Futures

Freelancing is on the verge of going mainstream. Thirty-six percent of the international workforce now freelances, at least part-time. There are also 40.9 million adults in America who are self-employed. Clearly, freelancing is catching on. But with rapid growth come certain challenges, one being …

Freelancing

7 Hard Truths No One Tells You About Owning Your Own Business

<i>What are the biggest myths about owning a business? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Peter Baskerville, Teacher, Edupreneur, on Quora:</b><p>As someone who has owned over 30 different …

Profit

This is the most insane way to be smarter, confident, and resilient

That critical voice in your head. Always telling you how you’re screwing up. Always putting the worst-case-scenario front and center. We all have it. …

17 Brilliantly Inspirational Quotes That Will Help Guide You Through Your Week

Let's face it, there are times when work is just plain stressful and overwhelming. These brilliant and inspiring words of wisdom will help you get through the tough times.<p>All of us feel anxiety and stress on the job when we are pressured to do something outside of our comfort zone -- that moment …

Redefining ROI: What Real Return Looks Like for Social

Return on investment is (still) the social media marketer’s biggest challenge.<p>For years marketers have tried to tie tweets to sales, attribute …

This New Marketing Skill Is Not What You Think

People are a company’s greatest asset. It’s not the structure, processes, or departments – it’s the human beings. Individuals who walk in the door and ride up the elevators each day represent a distinct competitive advantage. Businesses operate at a deficit without great talent. Although most agree …

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

Build A Brand People Will Love With This One Trick

Ever heard of the “know, like and trust” factor in business? It’s the idea that you will be more successful as an entrepreneur if your customers know, like and trust you. To achieve this, according to copywriter Laura Belgray, you need to infuse your personality into your marketing.<p>It’s not enough …

Marketing

In 2005, Steve Jobs Said These 3 Things That Set Doers Apart From Dreamers

Here's why this quote has become my mantra.<p>Steve Jobs' had brilliant inventions, innovative designs and an incredibly amazing approach to entrepreneurship. This, among other things, keeps his legacy alive.<p>Years ago, a speech Steve Jobs gave came up on my YouTube feed. I played it not realizing that …

Want to Start Your Day at 5 A.M.? Get Ready to Make These 4 Sacrifices

Many top business performers rise at the break of dawn. Here's what they give up to do it.<p>Waking up early is a trait shared by many of the world's top-performing CEOs. In the early morning, you're free of distractions and able to put meaningful attention into developing yourself personally and …

Google needs to pay Apple a small fortune to remain the default search engine on iOS

Apple and Google could be the biggest frenemies in tech. While they both compete like there’s no tomorrow, they also partner on some very specific deals. For instance, Google is paying a ton of money to remain the default search engine on iOS.<p>As CNBC first reported, according to a Bernstein …

What is a bullet journal and why is everyone so obsessed with them?

WTF Is A Bullet Journal And Why Is Everyone So Obsessed With Them?<p>Your lifestyle aesthetic just got so much cooler.<p>August 20, 2017<p>Journaling has …

Productivity

Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

Self-improvement

The Best Entrepreneurs Have This One Quality In Common

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Dear Mr. Trump

I live in the city of Philadelphia. Over the past weekend, I took a walk in my neighborhood park. As I was walking, I was amazed by the vast diversity of the people I saw. I entered the park and saw two Black Muslim women (in full dress) packing up their picnic supplies. I walked further in and I …

This app can save you $2000 a year

They graduated into a bad economy and don't earn enough. They're entitled Millennials who rely on their parents. They are drowning in college loans. And so on.<p>Maybe the answer is a simpler one: because almost everybody is bad at saving. And that's not our fault. "Beyond a doubt, the human brain …

5 Dumb Habits You Must Quit To Be Insanely Productive

Do you often feel stressed out with too much of workload? As time passes by, do you feel like you have more tasks on hand than you have time to do …

Time Management

6 surprisingly easy ways to be happier

Here are the 6 best hacks from books on happiness that we've ever found.<p>You're probably well aware of Google's smashing employee benefits package, and in a moment of incredulous jealousy you might even have scoffed at the pampering.<p>Among the boons to Googlers are: massages, a bountiful and …