Blogs of Note for the Week Ending July 3, 2015
Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think outside my old paradigm. It’s not important that you agree with any of these writers. It’s only important that you think. I hope you will find some new sources of inspiration with these posts. Here’s the next group of 5 in the series:
10 Content Marketing Mistakes That The Amateurs Make
Content marketing is time consuming.
Do you often wake up in the middle of the night saying to yourself that it’s not worth the time and effort. Many of us do.
Blog posts take hours to write, those great images need to be found or created and those social networks need to be managed and nurtured. It is often not done or persisted with because there are no apparent quick rewards.
This is where the tortoise can beat the hare by slow persistence. It is a marathon and a journey not a sprint.
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Bill Murphy, Jr
87 Incredibly Motivating Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful
Here are some of the wisest and most inspiring quotes that will help motivate you to succeed.
I once scoffed at the notion of inspiring quotes and aphorisms. Then, I grew up a bit and shed some of my cynicism. I came to appreciate how reflecting on true words of wisdom can help you to develop a happier, more success-oriented mindset.
With that in mind, here’s a long list of some of the most inspiring and truthful quotes you can find about the attitudes, challenges, and determination that lead most often to true success.
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12 Significant Ways That Great Leaders Are Different From the Rest of Us
Set yourself apart as a great leader by emulating and cultivating the following traits of genuine leadership.
If you’re looking to become a great leader–as a manager, as a boss, as an entrepreneur–you must start from the qualities that make you different from the rest.
How many of these do you already emulate? How many have you yet to acquire?
If you want to be great:
1. Make people feel valuable.
People need to be valued. Great leaders make people feel that they are at the heart, that they’re part of making things happen.
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Where Is All of Your Time Going?
In the 1930 publication, Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren, John Maynard Keynes, the renowned economist, predicted that our millennial generation would be working “three-hour shifts” or a “fifteen-hour week.” Now that the future is here, it’s safe to say that we’re working longer and harder than ever to meet the competitive challenges of today’s workplace, and we can’t seem catch our breath during the frantic daily grind.
According to a recent poll, the working week in the United States is almost a full working day longer than average. It’s no better internationally: in Turkey, nearly half the population works more than 50 hours per week. If we are to ever regain control of our work week, we need to better understand where our time goes.
Jackie Bavaro, Product Manager at Asana, recently shared her insights on how to master one’s time.
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What appearing on “Shark Tank” taught me about my business
Seven months after filming an episode for season six of ABC’s hit television show “Shark Tank,” I finally received the email I had been waiting for: my episode had an air date, and it was only 18 days away! My immediate thoughts were relief and terror, in that order. Relief because it was the end of an almost yearlong waiting game since producers had first contacted me with an invitation to appear on the show, and terror because I suddenly realized that I had absolutely no idea what my business–or my life–would be like in 30 days’ time.
Moments after receiving the email, I shared the “Shark Tank” news, along with my feelings of excitement and uncertainty, with a friend, Colin McGuire. After a short congratulations, he said something that resonated with me: “Don’t be afraid to ask for help over the next few weeks. Entrepreneurship is a team sport. There are lots of people who want you to succeed and will be happy to help if you ask them.”
The words “Entrepreneurship is a team sport”stuck in my mind like the hook of a popular song…
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Why Is It So Hard To Be An Entrepreneur?
It has been over two and a half years since I started my startup (HackerEarth) but well more than three years since the entrepreneurial bug bit me. I was still in the seventh semester of B.Tech at IIT Roorkee, and I was dreaming of building my own company.
When I look back, these three years have been a blur, while at the same it feels that I have been doing this forever. I feel as if all this time has rubbed off me. It’s like I can look back at time and see a younger, more foolish, more naive reflection of me; it’s as if I am no more a kid I used to be.
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