So my prayer today is this. That I stop defining myself by my doing, and start defining myself by my being. That I stop measuring time by the clock on the wall, and start measuring it by the experiences I share with those around me. And that I stop seeing my life as "busy," and instead, see it for what it truly is. Full.
Firas Kittaneh wants to disrupt the mattress industry. And the success of his online mattress company Amerisleep is about more than people's increased willingness to buy a mattress online without every trying it out in a showroom. It's about something much bigger: our changing attitude toward sleep.
Who doesn't want their content to go viral and get thousands of social media shares? I'm sure you've seen or even created great content that didn't get much attention on social media.
The truth is, branding is serious strategic business. A good brand doesn't just happen, it's developed with careful focus, deep insightful thinking and lots of creative gusto.
People can sense the disingenuous person miles away. We have that "gut" feeling which, while we cannot explain it, can sway us one way or another. It does not matter what business you are in, the number one way to be an effective communicator and build lasting relationships is to be genuine.
Manipulative tactics -- such as carefully editing both the call and response of a protestor and the crowd -- cannot simply be attributed to 'bad judgment' or even 'bad journalism.' They are, at their most basic, deliberate efforts to knowingly foist a defective product on the public, without regard to the harm it does.
This year marks the 80th anniversary of America's best-selling board game, Monopoly. And while many folks might fib about their age, Hasbro's accounting of the game's birth is quite the tall tale.
Nothing feels better than knowing who you are, living it and sharing it with the world. By branding yourself, you will stand out among friends, peers and competitors, and people will begin to seek you out for your work as opposed to you doing the searching.
Remember that this is an age of outsourcing, downsizing, the near-death experience of the global financial system and -- for developed economies -- competition from places that don't particularly care about their employees' emotional well-being.
By doing the unexpected, you separate yourself from others and are remembered by prospects, clients and referral sources as being unique. The devil is in the details, people!
Authenticity has become as overused a term as storytelling, and meaningful conversation before that. For most brand stewards, it means nothing more than shooting 'reality tv' style commercials.
The lower cost in global fuel prices can provide a unique avenue for countries to carry out energy subsidy reforms and develop energy efficiency programs with a much smaller negative effects on the population than otherwise.
Until recently, sustainable investing has been regarded, at least in North America, as a niche investment strategy. Mainstream asset managers were often skeptical of it, primarily for perceived performance reasons.
If your goal is to grow your business by networking, you need to know the rules to get the most out of every cocktail party, conference, convention, trade show, product show or networking connection.
Human beings are drawn to rules. Whether or not we agree with specific policies, we want there to be a policy of some kind. We crave clarity. But we also demand flexibility.