Step Outside Your Comfort Zone to Find Creativity – Ryan Bonaparte

 

Recently, I went on a camping trip with a group of friends as a sort of retreat. It was a time to relax, but also to find ways to reflect on the work we had done as an organization over the past year. Now, I’m no stranger to camping, having been a Boy Scout for the better part of my childhood, but it had been a while since I have spent any significant amount of time in the woods. Immediately, my thoughts were filled with how this experience could be out of my comfort zone, and how I would rather stay in the confines of the modern world. Obviously, I didn’t hold on to these notions, as I decided to go and enjoy what ended up being a very relaxing trip.

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Rewrite the Social Media Operating System – Reade Milner

 

Every effective machine requires an operating system that guides it to take the right actions. Social media is a machine that needs a similarly efficient and effective system. To make social media actually pay dividends for business or personal branding efforts, consider taking a look at the operating system. Is it strategic? Is it even intentional?

You have to be intentional about social media if there is ever going to be any value that comes from it, just like with anything else in life or business. One must continually refine and improve systems to ensure maximum efficiency. This is actually easier for new businesses than for older, established brands. There’s something to be said for starting from scratch. But even if there isn’t a fresh start, there are ways to make sure that best practices are being followed.

Here are some habits you can implement in your business right now:

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