Stacey McClean

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12 Content Marketing Trends You Should Be Following

Make sure your content investments deliver adequate returns for your business by following the right content marketing trends.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We've reached a tipping point in content marketing where there is so much content published on a daily basis …

Marketing

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One | Inc.com

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He wanted things to be done his way.<p>But he also believed in the power of …

Self-improvement

What to Post on Each Social Media Platform: The Complete Guide to Optimizing Your Social Content

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Not all content needs to be shared everywhere. And not all content is suitable for every social media platforms.<p>It’s all right to post entirely different things on different platforms. In fact, it might even help you to boost your engagement.<p>For example, if …

Infographics

This Is How Entrepreneurs Can Dominate The Clock (But Most Don't) | Inc.com

Source: Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People<p>It helps to sort the 'To-do' list with precision and can assist substantially in time tracking. Therefore, you will have a clear idea of how the process should be executed and which tasks need to be prioritized before anything else. Once you …

Time Management

5 Steps to Successfully Executing an Influencer Marketing Campaign | Inc.com

Anyone who still doesn't think Influencer marketing is a worthwhile investment needs to take a look around. Go scroll through Instagram and keep an eye out for branded products clearly in focus, shaker bottles framed nicely and in the corner, t-shirts tugged tight to show the logo, and even comedic …

Public Relations

17 Marketing Trends To Watch Out For In 2017

December is the time of year when every strategist should be taking a step away from the day-to-day and giving a good hard look at the past year’s performance. After all, if you’re not paying attention to what has worked (or hasn’t worked) over the past 12 months, how are you going to know what to …

Marketing

How to Increase Your Critical Thinking Skills | Synonym

Critical thinking skills can be acquired and sharpened with deliberate practice.<p>Attributed to the ancient scholar Socrates, critical thinking is the …

A Harvard psychologist reveals the biggest reason people don’t achieve their goals

Shooting for the moon is a worthwhile goal if you're NASA.<p>But as Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy explains in a recent Big Think video, the average …

This Super Clever Strategy Will Win You Wild Success

At first they will ask why you are doing it, later they will ask how you did it.<p>Success means something different for everyone.<p>For some, it means getting the promotion they've been wanting; for others, it's about ditching corporate life and following an entrepreneurial dream.<p>For some it's about …

Motivation

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

Time Management

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Self-help

Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organized and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to …

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Time Management

The 5 Mental Barriers to Greatness Only You Can Remove

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is nothing more inspiring than witnessing greatness, and watching those who have dedicated their entire life to a craft. Most haven’t thought about greatness, because they don’t think it’s possible.<p>In a time of insurmountable …

Self-improvement

7 Lessons You Learn Through Life's Challenges

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p><b>1. You need to change.</b><p>There are times when things go wrong in life. Most of us try to escape it, denying the truth life presents to us. When a problem occurs, most of the time it occurs because something is not right -- you got sick because you …

Happiness

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …

4 Things Successful Small-Business Owners Do Every Morning

The saying goes that the early bird gets the worm. But success isn’t as simple as waking up before everyone else. It’s about what you do -- <i>or don’t do</i> -- in those first hours of the day. We partnered with Wells Fargo and asked several small-business owners to share the simple morning habits that …

Small Business

To Increase Your Productivity up to 200 Percent, Ask These 3 Questions | Inc.com

As I continue my personal transformation via Tony Robbins, I'm totally digging his Time of Your Life Rapid Planning Method. There are several themes from this work that I would like to share with you, my fellow entrepreneurs. These ideas are simple, powerful, and can increase your productivity …

Time Management

15 Productivity Hacks For Procrastinators

There are more than six billion people in this world and I am willing to bet that the majority of us are probably procrastinators. It is just an easy …

Ten bootstrapping tips to help turn your idea into a reality

The majority of startups are started without capital injection from venture capitalists and angel investors. The real numbers are eye opening – VCs fund only 0.05 per cent of startups while angel investors are responsible for funding 0.91 per cent. Take a moment to really think about those …

Small Business

Facebook and Twitter's Native Video Plans Are About to Transform Content Marketing in a Big Way — The Content Strategist

Facebook and Twitter’s Native Video Plans Are About to Transform Content Marketing in a Big Way<p>Digital video is going native, and it’s important we …

How to Properly Use Social Media to Fit Your Business Strategy

In our increasingly connected society, building a social media presence is as commonplace as getting a driver’s license. Personal Facebook profiles, LinkedIn accounts, and Twitter handles are common among students and professionals alike. However, frequently updating your Pinterest boards does not …

Public Relations

The three personal development goals successful people pursue habitually

If you Google "daily habits of successful people" you'll find almost every business-focused media outlet represented in the results. But if you're looking for a guaranteed roadmap to success, don't get excited just yet. If you read all of those articles, or even a few of them, you'll soon realize …

Self-improvement

22 Time-Saving Life Hacks You Need To Start Using Daily

<i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What are the best day-to-day time-saving hacks? Here is one of the best answers that’s been pulled from the</i> …

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

6 Trainers' Favorite Workout Moves for Stronger, Flatter Abs

<b>The Trainer:</b> Tony Gentilcore, a certified personal trainer and strength and conditioning specialist, and co-founder of Cressey Performance in Hudson, Massachusetts<p><b>Why This Move Is Awesome:</b> The major perk is that it targets your abs and prevents "cheating" by keeping your lower back in a neutral …