We often have songs that get us through.
This week’s song is Lift Off by Jay-Z, Kanye West and Beyoncé.
Regardless if you like Rap, R&B or Hip-Hop, the idea of the listening to three people as successful as these alone gets me in the mood to strive for bigger and better things!
My favorite part of the song is the chorus:
We gonna take it to the moon, take it to the stars
How many people you know can take it this far?
I’m supercharged, we about to take this whole thing to Mars
Now we gonna take it to the moon, take it to the stars
We don’t know what we could do to make it this far
So many scars, we about to take this whole thing to Mars
Hopefully listening to this will make you want to take your dreams “to the moon, take it to the stars”.
As small business owners we have to wear many hats to ensure everything gets done. One hat we should all wear is the PR hat.
Recently, I started following @WomenInPR. They give out excellent PR Tips for small businesses.
Their latest article 20 Things Every PR Pro Should Know How to Do, really gives various tips on what you should be familiar with to execute great PR.
Here are the ones I think are most beneficial:
- Collaborate with others. Don’t view people in ancillary departments like marketing, advertising, branding, and HR as the enemy. Go for integration, not silos.
- Repurpose content. Reformatting and tweaking a press release, article, interview, or blog post will save you lots of time and energy.
- Create the subject line of an email pitch in fewer than eight words. Clarity rules.
- Email a three-line pitch. Target your pitches, and understand what each reporter is looking for. Sum up how your pitch/story will benefit his or her audience.
For the rest of the tips click here.
Recently, I have been thinking I am never going to be able to find a job I LOVE. A job I’m excited about going to in the morning. In my thoughts I remembered my very close friend saying, “You never will find a job you love until you start working for yourself.” To this day think about what she said and I truly believe she is right, that is my destiny.
Even though people think it is easy to just up and start a business, it is really about what you are passionate about. What is your passion? I feel like my passion changes every five seconds but indeed that is not my passion that changes but just different avenues I want to take to enhance my passion. Through my reading both of books and on-line, one saying that sticks with me is, “If you want to know where your heart is, look to where your mind goes when it wanders”. This is so true. During my day dreams I constantly thinking about bringing people together through events and creating a buzz. My passion is definitely Public Relations and Events.
PR and planning events has been something I have done all my life. It wasn’t until college and majored in public relations that I learned there was a formal name for what I loved to do. Currently, I am taking my passion to the next level by furthering my education by obtaining a Master’s degree. I am excited to absorb all the knowledge I can so I will be able to pass it on to others.
For those that are in search of your passion, Loren Ridinger, Senior Vice President of internet retailing giant marketamerica.com and creator of the award-winning cosmetic line, Motives, recently posted Ways to Find Your Passion. In her post she lists these things to help find your passion.
- Pursue new experiences.
- Take a class in something outside of your comfort zone. You may discover a new element of yourself.
- Think about what makes you really happy and what brings you joy. Can you make a career out of that?
Click here for more Ways to Find Your Passion.
I hope this helps. Leave a comment for more about your passion.
As of recently my new favorite thing has been looking and searching for Infographics. As a person that learns better by having a visual representation these Infographics have really taught me a lot. As I was browsing through various website I found the perfect Infographic for business start-up.
Starting a business is something that requires a lot of research and planning especially in a fickle economy. This Infographic created by the Startup Genome, a website that focuses on business start-up, researched 3,200 companies to get answers on why start-ups fail.
Based on this information some people may continue to stick with job security. But risk is the name of the game when you are trying to start a business.
From T.I. to Gucci Mane Atlanta is known to crank out new rap talent. Newest to the scene is Future. Most are familiar with his 2011 homage to Al Pacchino’s Scarface’s character, “Tony Montana” and his vocals on the single “Racks” by YC.
Within 2011 alone Future has emerged himself from a local Atlanta rapper to a progressive rap artist making head way across the nation. “I credited my cousin, Rico Wade, for giving me the opportunity to let me shadow him and just hard work to my growing success”, says rapper, Future at the Direct Drive Record Pool event in Washington, D.C.
Just like his name his beats are futuristic on his singles, especially “Magic” featuring T.I. and Yo Gotti. Future blends his southern swag with catchy tunes “to make magic” that will have you bobbin’ your head.
On site Future has a very calm vibe about him. Even in the midst of the chaotic packed club, Future’s body language and speech is relaxed and poised until I mention Clark Atlanta University and what advice he would give students getting into the music industry, his entire demeanor changes. At first he seems surprised I even mentioned the university and then proceeds to shout them out and thanking the Atlanta University Center for supporting his music. He says, “For anyone trying to get into this industry just know it take a lot of hard work, a lot of grinding, a lot of time working in the dungeon to get to be successful. You just got to work hard man. And don’t let anyone steal your drive.”
Before rapping, Future was just like the rest of us working to make ends meet. But Future lives by the motto of working hard and with what has seemed to become overnight success with I am definitely certain his motto is on point.
It never fails, the low battery sign always appears at the less opportune time. We end up struggling to send that last e-mail or make that last call before we are dead to the world. With the recent ‘thumbs down’ of the iPhone 4S battery life (or lack there of), Philips has created Battery Sense.
This free app, Philips Battery Sense was created to let iPhone/iPad users know what they can do with the remaining battery power do have. The app gives you a snapshot of how long you can do certain functions (i.e. talking on the phone, sending messages or gaming).
Although you are still responsible for charging your phone, this app will ease those battery woes and help our iPhone’s usability.
Check out the reviews here.
Like the old saying goes, “Work hard. Play hard.” Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
Now this is a hotel, the Marina Bay Sands Hotel Singapore . Just a little something to keep you motivated and your grind.