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7 Attitudes That Make You More Relationship Centric

7 Attitudes That Make You More Relationship Centric | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Relationships are the new currency, especially now with social media giving us another world to mine and harvest great people, in addition to meeting people in person.

 

Here's some quick food for thought: are you and your business all about relationships -- or all about transactions?

 

Working with stories in business well is all about relationships. So are you on the right track and what attitudes go along with this?

 

This article is a quick read and a good barometer to know if you need to up your biz relationship game.

 

And I love this at the end of the article: "Remember, the WE in Your Social ME-dia works. . ."

 

Read the full article here: http://smallbiztrends.com/2012/06/7-attitudes-make-you-relationship-centric.html 

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 


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5 Myths of Social Media Marketing

5 Myths of Social Media Marketing | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
With an increasing number of B2B companies adopting social media marketing, a number of myths about it have spread as well. These misconceptions can be laughable at best – but also damaging to your marketing and sales efforts at worst.


Check out the main five myths about B2B social media marketing and find out why a robust social media strategy is vital to increasing sales, expanding networks, and growing revenue.

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The Future of Content Marketing is Online Video - SocialTimes

The Future of Content Marketing is Online Video - SocialTimes | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Cisco predicts that consumer internet video traffic will go from 64 percent in 2014 to surpass 80 percent by 2019, with consumer video on demand traffic doubling by 2019; with high definition content amongst that figure rising from 59 percent in 2014 to 70 percent in 2019.


It’s not just the big players who are looking to capitalise on the growth in online video. For a long time, video marketing was seen as the preserve of big brands and big budgets but this is not the case anymore and nor has it been for some time.


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20 Amazing and Essential Non-fiction Books to Enrich Your Library : Zen Habits

20 Amazing and Essential Non-fiction Books to Enrich Your Library : Zen Habits | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Check out this list of a few favorite books made by Leo Babauta. I hope you enjoy it!

Your Money or Your Life, by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robins.

No book on money is more important. If you haven’t read this book yet, you must. It’s simply life transforming, and takes the way most people look at money and turns it on its head.


  • Slowing Down to the Speed of Life, by Richard Carlson and Joseph Bailey.
  • Simplify Your Life, by Elaine St. James.
  • The Art of Happiness, by the Dalai Lama.
  • Getting Things Done, by David Allen.
  • The 4-Hour Workweek, by Timothy Ferriss.
  • The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield.
  • Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, by Richard Carlson.
  • Running to Win, by George Sheehan.
  • Upgrade Your Life, by Gina Trapani.
  • The Essential Gandhi, by Louis Fischer.
  • Manufacturing Consent, by Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman.
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey.
  • Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu.
  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, by Robin Sharma.
  • The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White.
  • Fever Pitch, by Nick Hornby.
  • A People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn.
  • The Power of Less, by Leo Babauta.
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Search for Immortality: Google Says Humans Could Live To Be 500 Years Old

Search for Immortality: Google Says Humans Could Live To Be 500 Years Old | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Google has invested in taxi firms, smart thermostats and even artificial intelligence but it is also setting its sights on immortality - or at least increasing our lives five-fold. 


In an interview with Bloomberg, Google Ventures' president Bill Maris said he thinks it's possible to live to 500 years old. And this will be helped by medical breakthroughs as well as a rise in biomechanics. Bill Maris has $425 million to invest this year, and the freedom to invest it however he wants. He's looking for companies that will slow aging, reverse disease, and extend life.


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Improve Your Writing Skills with Short Stories | Now Novel

Improve Your Writing Skills with Short Stories | Now Novel | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Writing a short story will improve your writing skills, as you can apply many of the techniques you learn through writing short fiction to writing longer forms.


Short stories are not necessarily any easier to write, but telling a complete story in 5,000 words rather than 100,000 enhances your storytelling ability in many ways.


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How To Start Over In Life

How To Start Over In Life | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Wish you could push the restart button in life? Discover 10 ways to reinvent yourself and how to start over in life.
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The number one way to increase your productivity, get healthier, and become a happier person

The number one way to increase your productivity, get healthier, and become a happier person | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

There’s a magic bullet in life.

You might be ignoring it – even though I know of it, I go through phases where I refuse to use it.

But if you’re looking for the keys to the kingdom, they’re right here.

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The Importance of Play for Adults

The Importance of Play for Adults | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Our society tends to dismiss play for adults. Play is perceived as unproductive, petty or even a guilty pleasure.


The notion is that once we reach adulthood, it’s time to get serious. And between personal and professional responsibilities, there’s no time to play.


But play brings joy. And it’s vital for problem solving, creativity and relationships.

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Why We All Need to Make the Internet Fun Again

Why We All Need to Make the Internet Fun Again | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
The edges are smart, and what might seem weird today often becomes tomorrow’s norm.

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Fortunately, we are starting to see a strong movement away from the templated, 

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The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

You don't have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.


So rather than buying the latest iPhone or a new BMW, Dr. Thomas Gilovich, (a psychology professor at Cornell University who has been studying the question of money and happiness for over two decades) suggests you'll get more happiness spending money on experiences like going to art exhibits, doing outdoor activities, learning a new skill, or traveling.


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The Secret to Happiness

The Secret to Happiness | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

There have been several books written about the subject of happiness including several from Tal Ben-Shahar ("Happier", "Even Happier" and "Being Happy") and Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh who wrote Delivering Happiness. All great books if you're looking for a deep dive into the subject of happiness.


But I came across a quote from the Dalai Lama XIV that really nailed it for me:

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 5, 7:01 PM

Happiness comes from your own actions. Happiness is a choice. When you find yourself in an emotional state that you'd rather not be in, you have the power to change it in an instant.

Vishwanath Upadhyaya's curator insight, July 6, 5:50 AM

happiness is matter of insight. no one can make you and sad without your permission.

Pyramid Point Acct.'s curator insight, July 6, 7:06 AM

The secret to happiness!

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5 Ways to Discover Your Own Meaning of Life

5 Ways to Discover Your Own Meaning of Life | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Have you discovered your purpose--why you're here, what you're meant to do? How do you know when you have? And why do you need to find it?

Because it's where you find fulfillment and satisfaction. It's what gets you out of bed in the morning and makes time fly.


"Your purpose is highly important regardless of the size or scale of reach--every single person has an important role to play."


by Rhett Power

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Haruki Murakami: The Moment I Became a Novelist

Haruki Murakami: The Moment I Became a Novelist | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

The following is the introduction to Haruki Murakami's Wind/Pinball: Two Novels, out August 4th from Knopf.


"Needless to say, my ability in English composition didn’t amount to much. My vocabulary was severely limited, as was my command of English syntax. I could only write in simple, short sentences.


That meant that, however complex and numerous the thoughts running around my head might be, I couldn’t even attempt to set them down as they came to me.


The language had to be simple, my ideas expressed in an easy-to-understand way, the descriptions stripped of all extraneous fat, the form made compact, and everything arranged to fit a container of limited size.


The result was a rough, uncultivated kind of prose. As I struggled to express myself in that fashion, however, step by step, a distinctive rhythm began to take shape."



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Create a Picture-Perfect Instagram Presence With 12 Best Instagram Tools

Create a Picture-Perfect Instagram Presence With 12 Best Instagram Tools | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Whether you’re just getting started with Instagram or need a boost to your follower count, we’ve picked the best Instagram tools to help you manage your photos.

 

Most of these tools belong to the same four categories: photo and/or video editing, layout, engagement, or metrics. Finally, I’ve thrown in a couple of hardware tools, because let’s face it: even the most skilled iPhoneographers out there need a (steady) helping hand in form of a hardware upgrade....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 13, 2:57 AM

Few Instagram pros manage their presence without help from hardware and software tools specifically designed for photo sharing, like these 12.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 13, 3:02 AM

Awesome Instagram tools and tips.

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A nearly complete guide for beginners with also some good suggestions for already experienced users.

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7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually increase our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.
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7 Habits Of Innovative Thinkers

7 Habits Of Innovative Thinkers | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Emotional Intelligence plays a big role in innovative thinking. Here are traits that these people have in common.


Many people believe that creativity and innovative thinking are traits that we are born with—we either have them or not.


However, we have found that people who are highly innovative are a work in progress, forever questioning and examining themselves and the world around them.


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judyhouse's curator insight, August 3, 9:43 AM

Commonality is important, but drive and desire matter.

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Emotional Intelligence plays a big role in innovative thinking. Here are traits that these people have in common.

 

1. INNOVATORS HAVE THEIR EGO IN CHECK

2. EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT PEOPLE ARE CONFIDENT, NOT ARROGANT

3. THEY ARE CONTINUALLY CURIOUS

4. THEY ARE GOOD LISTENERS

5. THEY DON'T LET THEIR EMOTIONS AFFECT THEIR INNOVATION EFFORTS

6. THEY CAN TAKE DIRECTION

7. THEY EMPATHIZE WITH CO-WORKERS AND CUSTOMERS

 

Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Daniel-GOLEMAN


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Emotional-Intelligence


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=EQ


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Very good advice for innovators and HUMANS

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How to Use Your Subconscious to Change Your Life

How to Use Your Subconscious to Change Your Life | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Your subconscious loves to do work while your body performs other tasks that are easy. I can prove this very easily by asking you how many good ideas you have had while driving or in the shower. When you are relaxed yet slightly distracted, your mind is often at its best.
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53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
What happens next? There's only one way to find out.
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Science Says You’ll Probably Regret Your Next Decision

Science Says You’ll Probably Regret Your Next Decision | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Humans have long tried to predict the future.

Too bad we're terrible at it.

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47 Mind-Blowing Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself

47 Mind-Blowing Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

This is an example of what is called “inattention blindness” or “change blindness.” The idea is that people often miss large changes in their visual field. This has been shown in many experiments.


So what does this mean if you are designing a website or something on a computer screen? It means that you can’t assume that just because something is on the screen that people see it.

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The Ultimate Guide To Independent Travel In Cuba

The Ultimate Guide To Independent Travel In Cuba | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

The largest island in the Caribbean also packs the most punch.


Travellers will be staggered by its astounding history, architecture, music, dance and hospitality. Independent travel in Cuba is easy, exhilarating and extremely rewarding.


If you want to travel Cuba without staying at the resort and without taking a guided tour of Cuba, then this is the guide for you.

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On May 29th, 2015, Cuba was removed from the US State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism for the first time in over 50 years.  Get your backpacks / luggage ready America!

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Reduce Your Social Anxiety by Performing Acts of Kindness

Reduce Your Social Anxiety by Performing Acts of Kindness | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

If you tend to avoid social situations because of the anxiety they cause, you might be able to make yourself feel more comfortable around others by doing nice things for people around you.


A recent study, published in the journal Motivation and Emotion, suggests that performing acts of kindness reduced the participants’ fears of rejection.

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7 Bad Habits That Stand in the Way of Your Success

7 Bad Habits That Stand in the Way of Your Success | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Aristotle once wrote, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit." And often it is your habits that determine your success-or stand in its way.

If you can rise above the habits that are blocking you, you can reach the potential you've always held.

These seven self-destructive habits are a good place to begin.

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37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Reading

37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Reading | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons


These are powerful words, and they speak to the power of reading to open doors to empathy, adventure, and learning.

A love of reading doesn't happen automatically though.

It needs to be nurtured and guided until it flourishes into a well-read, well-rounded human being.


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Is Wine Good For You? Sorting Facts from Fiction

Is Wine Good For You? Sorting Facts from Fiction | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Is wine healthy or not? There are countless studies that both warn and praise wine for its health benefits, but which side should you trust? Find out the truth about the health benefits of wine.


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This article will answer your questions about wine:

Is Wine Good for You?
Does One Glass of Wine Equal an Hour at the Gym?
Can Wine Help You Burn Fat?
Does Wine Enhances Heart Health in Those Who Exercise?
Does Red Wine Reduces Blood Pressure and Hypertension?
Does Wine Have Anti-Cancer Benefits?