The last decade of entrepreneurship has taken place within a rapidly changing environment of growth, struggle, triumph and confusion. The cornerstones relied upon in the past for small business stability and growth have crumbled, leaving an expensive hodgepodge of misguided efforts and bipolar business strategies.
Fundamentally, sales and marketing behaviors are no longer the same. Technology changes have made accurate access to complex business answers easier than ever. Data systems are faster and more people have smarter phones with faster access to the internet. Things we used to wonder about are now quickly answered by an audio search on Google. Business is no longer about having inside access to sales information.
It has increasingly become accepted that emotional intelligence is an important factor in our success and happiness, not only at work, but in our relationships and all areas of our lives.
So what sets emotionally intelligent people apart? Here are seven habits that people with high EI have:
1. They Focus on the Positive
While not ignoring the bad news, emotionally intelligent people have made a conscious decision to not spend a lot of time and energy focusing on problems. Rather, they look at what is positive in a situation and look for solutions to a problem. These people focus on what they are able to do and that which is within their control.
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This was the mantra repeated by educators throughout my youth. None of them added "be happy" to the success equation.
But a growing body of research in positive psychology and neuroscience is demonstrating that happiness is the secret ingredient to success. It turns out, our brains are more engaged, creative, productive, and resilient when in a positive state.
All this unhappiness comes with a high price tag to businesses, costing more than $550 billion a year in lost productivity. In his book, Donovan identifies 60 simple steps individuals can take to improve their happiness and get back on the path to success. Here are six of the top things happy workers do:
Do you know that LinkedIn is slowly but surely opening its publishing platform to all its members? Some of my friends, including curator John Thomas, report that writing on the social network has given them an incredible amount of exposure.
If you haven't eaten dinner with your family in the past week, haven't taken a day off in over a year, and feel like you still don't have enough time to finish your work, you're doing something wrong.
Ivan Misner, founder and chairman of global networking organization BNI, knows how unbalanced life is while running your own business.
Misner has written 20 books, runs BNI offices across the world from North America to Asia, and has a wife and kids. If you ask him, he'll tell you he doesn't live a balanced life. He'll also tell you that you'll never achieve balance either. But, that doesn't mean you can't lead a healthy life.
"Do you want to know the secret to balance? Forget about balance, you'll never have it," Misner told me recently. "You cannot have balance as an entrepreneur, but you can create harmony."
I love this debate and come down firmly on the side of women (lol). Women are more socially gifted in general. Yes I know that is stereotypical thinking, but I keep finding DATA to support the idea. At one point I wanted to write a book.
The Feminine Future was going to gather data to prove that women are more gifted and social media and social media is the future of marketing so women = the future of marketing. I haven't been able to write that book, but the truth of it feels even more true now.
What do you think? Are men or women better social media marketers?
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Tackling a social media marketing plan is a bit like eating an elephant - you gotta do it just one bite at a time.
Marty Note Great starter advice here such as:
Steer clear of divisive topics. Sharing strong opinions on sensitive topics – from politics to parenting – can alienate potential customers. Especially if they have nothing to do with your business, keep opinions away from your social media.
Share and share alike. If you want to grow your network, take the time to provide feedback to people you network with. Share comments on posts in Google+ circles, “like” things on Facebook, take the time to retweet. Oftentimes people in your community will respond in kind.
Add insight. Providing tips or insight to your network gives your business credibility. Take the time to share information that your customers may value.
Master the #hashtag.
If you haven't come to the realization social media IS your business never too late to get with the program. Get started with social media.
What do people do online in today’s world, how do they get online, and at what speeds? A new report from International Business Guide shows how how do millions of people in the world access the internet, where the internet is the fastest, and the devices with which they connected, following the first year when there are more mobile internet devices than humans.
View this infographic to see which regions lead the world in terms of internet access rates, who consumes what online and the most popular websites by region.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.