Sometimes lyrics from a song can stop you in your tracks and make you think.
A couple weeks ago while driving a 35′ RV through the Redwoods of California I was listening to a little hip hop.
I was listening to a Drake song (HYFR) where he talked about being interviewed. He cleverly rapped about the questions he is asked repeatedly and the answers he gives.
One of the questions and answers that stood out to me was the following…
Q: “What have you learned since getting richer?”
A: I’ve learned that working with the negatives to make better pictures”
One of my favorite things about hip hop is how creative lyricists like Drake can be. I can listen to the same song 100 times and almost each time catch a different string of lyrics that really stops me in my tracks and makes me think.
As was the case with this set of lyrics mentioned above.
I began to think about those lyrics and how they applied to business. [Read More…]
Imagine this: You go to your bank to withdraw some money and the teller tells you, “I’m sorry, we feel like you are somewhat of a risk so we’re going to hold onto a large chunk of your money.” You laugh nervously and reply, “That’s funny, but seriously can I have my money?”
The teller looks at you and says, “No, you can’t, not right now. I am sorry, we are going hold it hostage for an unspecified period of time. If you would like to access any of it again soon, I will need 6 months of bank statements, tax returns, various business licenses, pictures of your children, proof you have been to the moon and 11 more annoying things that will take you endless hours to prepare.” [Read More…]
In August of 2009, I was contacted by a friend on Twitter who wanted to organize a social media webinar. He had been hosting several webinars for business and thought it would be a good opportunity to get our names out there and provide some value.
Our initial ideas were simple. We would teach a lot of cool stuff we knew about Social Media and then offer my Twitter eBook for sale at the end of the webinar for those wanted to learn more. We decided to include my new friend, Lewis Howes, and all three of us were able to promote it using affiliate links and make some money.
Things were going as planned – we all had promoted the event and had 900 sign-ups. The live webinar went great with more than 500 live attendees. [Read More…]
I tweeted today that I was knocking out my “To-do” list and @msbillionaire1 responded back with the following tweet
@SeanMalarkey Awesome! I could never finish my lists. Any suggestions or tricks you might wanna share?
Several years ago I researched a bunch of different methods to “get more done” in a short period of time. I took the best elements from several different systems and created my own. It works well for me.
So I made this quick video to show her and YOU how I get Massive Amounts of Sh*t Done on a daily basis [Read More…]
Break out the haz-mat suit, Twitter just launched a grenade and the debris is flying everywhere. With the announcement of its own Image service this week at the all things D conference, Twitter effectively crushed two of its biggest and brightest third party developers – Twitpic & Yfrog.
You might be thinking ” I like my image service now” and plan on sticking with them, but if my prediction is right, Twitter will force you to change your mind.
Expect photos to be part of your profile. Thats right, just like facebook your profile will soon have photos (expect video to follow) as part of your profile. The only place they will probably be available to view is on Twitter.com
Why are they doing this?
What this means to you:
The death of third party clients?
Consider this the first real shot fired in the war to bring traffic back to Twitter.
This is one of the most important developments in the history of Twitter to bring traffic back to Twitter. In case you didn’t know only 58% of tweets come from Official twitter apps. That means Twitter has provided this great vehicle and is letting 3rd party developers know they plan on bringing you back to the Twitter website.
By making photos a part of the profile it entices users back to twitter.com which is important if Twitter ever plans on monetizing it’s own property!
I expect photos to be the first of many enhancements used to enhance Twitter and bring the traffic back.
Expect Twitter to change a lot in the next year. While I feel the acquisition of Tweetdeck was mainly a play to keep it out of the hands of Ubermedia.
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