• When developing a personal brand, sometimes your dreams follow you

    … through writing my book KNOWN: The handbook for building and unleashing your personal brand in the digital age, I didn’t necessarily follow my passion or my dream … my passion followed me. This was a pattern I heard over and over again from people who are absolutely killing it in their fields. They DIDN’T follow their passions at all. This runs…

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  • 19-Year-Old Shows Anybody Can Become Known With Commitment

    … By Danielle Conte, {grow} Community Member In Mark Schaefer’s new book, KNOWN, he makes the case that anybody can attain the authority, presence, and reputation to make their dreams come true. It doesn’t matter what you look like, the color of your skin or how dark your life has been. Mark teaches us that anybody has the opportunity to become…

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  • The raw truth about “I work harder than you”

    … By Brooke B. Sellas, {grow} Contributing Columnist “I work harder than you.” Those five words are devastatingly destructive. I had this terrible fight with a good friend about a year ago. She basically told me that because I work from home and “play on Facebook all day” (I own a fast-growing social media marketing agency, but let’s go…

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  • Drones, Bots and AI oh my. SXSW highlights

    … how big we can get, think about how small and focused you can remain. When you appeal to everybody you are a commodity. We are awash in sameness, the same outrage, the same angles, the same stories. Our only editorial driver is to be interesting. Innovation is hard, disruption is hard, content is hard. If anybody tells you this media…

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  • Learn to say no and focus on your three critical business drivers

    … to an administrative issue, or answering a reader question. If you keep accepting these nagging little responsibilities, they can gradually add up to one big distraction. Beware of the “easy yes’s” The entrepreneurs I admire don’t take the “easy yes’s.” They know that every moment of their time must be focused on their ultimate goal. Learning to say…

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  • Three ideas to end the social media poison

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist Divisive politics span across the globe, robotization threatens to replace millions of workers, geo-conflicts throw people at each other. The future seems so uncertain. The present seems so … harsh. Flipping through your favorite news channels is starting to look like the billboard chart…

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  • Three New Year Business Resolutions You Should Steal

    … account was back online. No one ever told me why it was ever taken down in the first place. During that period I’ve learned that I’m nothing but a number to a big social network. With hundreds of millions, if not billions, of followers, you’re a tiny percentage easy to ignore. I’ve googled similar cases and found wedding photographers with 50+K…

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  • Being an Empathic Marketer in an Automated World

    … By Jeffrey Slater, {grow} Community Member Does your marketing automation need a hug? I’ve been wondering about this and today will offer some tips to create marketing empathy in an automated world. During my 30-plus-year marketing career, I have had the privilege to meet and work with many great marketers. Some are well-known personalities…

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  • Strategies to deal with losing readers through the newsfeed evolution

    … where I actually have a prototype but I’ve been stopped in my tracks because I’ve come to realize that since I started the project, the world has moved rapidly, and dramatically, away from options that would enable me to invest in something this risky and creative — we are in the newsfeed evolution. In particular, Facebook and Apple are hastening…

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  • How I get more stuff done than you: Focus

    … categories, I don’t do it. This includes accounting, travel arrangements, and web tweaks, which I out-source to people who do it much better than me. Time and focus You may be thinking, “Well, I love tweaking my website … I could NEVER give that up!” That’s an especially good reason to give it up. If you are spending all your time tweaking stuff, every…

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  • 5 questions you should ask yourself every day before bed

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist I’m a vampire. No, not the solar-phobic Transylvanian bloodsucker with his campy cape, but the graveyard worker who spends all night hitting the keyboard and dropping into bed when the first sun rays sneak through my curtains. You see, I’m what the German government now calls the digital solo-self…

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  • Six steps to increase your app conversion rate

    … to app, there are a few that most share, including: time in app, number of opens, and of course, conversion to being a paid customer. For more examples, read this Adweek Social Times article. You’ll want to ask yourselves what your objectives are and what concrete numbers can contribute to measuring those objectives. One tool that can come in handy…

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  • Three Ways Leaving the 9-5 for Entrepreneurship Improved My Life

    … By Elise Perkins, {grow} Community Member Stress in the workplace remains a top trigger for the everyday aches and pains that plague the American employee. A recent Deloitte study further illuminates the reasons why this occurs: worries over making mistakes, challenging workloads, “urgent” projects which add to the daily deliverables, excessive…

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