How to Get Really Good at Social Media – Reade Milner

 

Social media is one of those professions that sounds really attractive.

On its face, it seems like an easy gig. I mean, what teenager or early twenty-something doesn’t know everything there is to know about social media?

Full disclosure – it is easy. It’s really easy to be a mediocre social media marketer. It’s easy to get a few likes and to share some messages with your friends and then feel good about the work you did.

Unfortunately, it is really hard to do social media correctly. So hard, in fact, that I would say that 80% of so-called experts are in fact really, really bad at it.

But, there are four steps you can take to skip the headaches and become really good at social media, and here they are…

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How to Kill A Relationship With 96% Accuracy – Jed Jurchenko

 

What causes some relationships to flourish, and others to fade away? Why does one couple live happily ever after, while another sinks like the Titanic? One thing is certain – building lasting relationships is not easy. It’s also not getting easier. Happily, many therapists believe that lifelong friendships are not beyond reach. And surprisingly, their advice is similar to what my third-grade teacher used to say.

“Johnny, stop pointing at other students. Every time you point a finger at someone else, you have three fingers pointing back at you. So, why don’t you pay attention to what you’re doing instead of focusing on others?” Fast-forward to today. My goatee is transforming from black to grey. Next year my oldest daughter will enter third grade. Yet, my grade-school teacher’s advice remains sound. Children benefit from paying attention to their own actions. As it turns out, adults profit from this as well.

In his masterpiece, The Seven Principles for Making Marriages Work, relationship expert John Gottman lists four relationship-killing actions. He refers to them as, “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”. These lethal equestrians are so destructive that their presence creates an 82% chance of marriage ending in divorce. Gottman’s horsemen include:

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#056: Your Plans Will Change

 

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If you would have asked me five or even ten years ago if I had a plan for my future and if I believed it would unfold perfectly, without hesitation I would have said “yes”. I had no idea how far off base I was on planning, either. While I will tell you how important it is to have a plan, because it will send you in the right direction, what it won’t do is end up perfectly. Sorry if you are a perfectionist. I know this is the last thing that you want to hear right now.

Even though I will make a plan for the next five years this October, what I will not do is solely rely on this plan? Why? Because while you used to be able to make five or ten year plans and things would stick closer to the plan, the truth is that everything is changing at a much more rapid pace, especially with anything related to business goals.

So, here are three things that recovering perfectionists, like myself, can learn about developing plans in 2015:

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