How To Find Your Life Purpose | Feeling Lost? READ THIS!

Have you ever felt confused with answering any of these questions? 

  • What should I do in my life? 
  • What am I meant to do?
  • I don’t know what to do with my life
  • How do I find my passion? 

If you are not currently aligned with your “life purpose, mission or values” you might feel that:

  • You are not waking up excited to start your day 
  • Confused about where to even start and convinced yourself you don’t know your purpose
  • Lack of passion for what you are currently doing
  • No fulfillment
  • Burnt out
  • Drained of your good energy
  • Surrounded by people who drain you and bring you down
  • And you are left just exhausted at the end of each day

If You Are Struggling With Any Of The Symptoms Listed Above…Then This Is Worth Your Time!

How to find your life purpose is one of the main questions asked in self development, why don't we take charge today and make a difference in our lives
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Today I am going to shed some light on the most asked or thought about personal development question and I am going to share the top tips on how I figured out what I wanted to do with my life and how to find life purpose  

Ditch the quarter-life crisis and telling yourself that you don’t know what to do in life, 

YOU GOT THIS! Just follow along with the exercises and tips and let me know if it helped you in the comments below 🙂 

First Things First: Let’s Bust Some Myths…

A Life Coach Will Do It All For You

A life coach cannot find your life purpose or passion for you. they can only guide you on how to find your life purpose and hope that you are ready to take action to follow the steps towards your own success
You Are The Answer

A life coach cannot be expected to find your mission and life purpose for you, no one can do it for you, we are all different, you can be directed and guided but it needs to come from you.

You are the one who holds the key to your own success.

If you are not willing to take action yourself to accomplish your own goals than a life coach cannot do much to help you.

A life coach is perfect for helping people who already decided that they had enough and decided that they WANT to turn things around in their life.

You Have To Have It All Figured Out By A Certain Age

The main thing you need to get started with just needs to be in tune enough with yourself to be able to know what things in life give you meaning and happiness – this is different for everyone.

Stick to pursuing a path that feels right at this point in your life and that is aligned with your values and moral standards. The rest will unfold as you go.

You Have To Make Up Your Mind And Stick With It Forever 

Sometimes obsessing over trying to find your life purpose can become the problem itself.

Don’t waste your time trying to neat pick every move you’ll make in the future. It will cause you to miss out on all of the current opportunities and chances in your life.

Say Goodbye To Your Fears & Take Action

Analyze The Situation

Start by asking yourself some S.M.A.R.T. questions.

Avoid Broad Questions Like:

  • What are you put on this earth to do?
  • Identify the “why” behind everything you do
  • What is your life purpose?

Instead, Ask Yourself:

  • What did you enjoy doing most of when you were a kid? Like 5 to 10 years old?
  • Which struggle or sacrifice are you willing to tolerate?
  • Are you ever so deeply interested in something that you forget to even eat because you get almost obsessive about it?
  • And finally, what do you want to want to accomplish or experience?

Let’s See What The Experts Have To Say About How To Find Your Life Purpose

On one of Adam Leipzig’s Ted Talks, he explains that you should be able to identify your “life purpose” just by answering the following 5 questions.

  • What do you love to do?
  • Is there something you able to teach others? What do you do?
  • Who do you do it for?
  • What do they want or need?
  • And how have they changed as a result?
These Tedtalks about how to find your life purpose by Terri Trespicio and Adam Leipzig might provide some clarity
Check Out These Ted Talks By Clicking On Their Names

While based on this Tedtalk, Terri Trespicio’s believes the following:

  • Find whatever feels right now and passion will come.
  • Don’t wait, just start doing

She explains that because we change our mind on our major multiple times, passion changes and that it is senseless to get anxious and over-analyze something that might not fit you a few years from now

And even though these are valid points of view, I felt I needed something more…

Let’s Take It A Step Further, So You Can Actually Find Out How To Find Your Life Purpose

Jack Canfield wrote a book called the success principles and it is through that book that I realized what my life life purpose was and I think it would help you too to figure out how to find your life purpose
I Love Reading Because It Allows You To Interpret The Message How You Receive It Best

My very FAVORITE way to look at things is the way Jack Canfield explained them in his book “The Success Principles”

I LOVE this book and recommend everyone to check it out

I believe the original idea he got Arnold M. Paton author of “The Journey” (which I have not read yet)

As he explains, we need to take 100% responsibility for our lives and what happens in them. There should be no room for excuses or complaints.

NO Excuses And NO Complains

You need to give up excuses and complaints once and for all if you want to succeed.

Homework

A good way to figure out how to find your life purpose is by eliminating all excuses and complaints and teaching your subconscious mind that there is a cost associated with complaining
Realize That Excuses & Complaints Have A Cost

Put $2 in a jar every time you “slip up” and make an excuse, not to punish yourself, but because you want to teach your subconscious that there is always a cost associated when taking that route. 

Clear your mind, forgive yourself for the past, and be ready to celebrate your new awareness.

Un-initiated people will give up after the lows and plateaus in their journey but you are not like that.

Don’t give up and be patient because if you are, you will eventually breakthrough!

Remember that success will take patience, perseverance, time, and effort.

Ask yourself:

  • Which job do you love so much that you would do it for free but that you could still get paid for?
  • What do you want to accomplish? To experience?
  • What does success look like to you?

It could sound something like:

  • To inspire people through….
  • By empowering people to live their dreams through…
  • To facilitate people to…

Vague answers provide vague results

Actually Complete These Exercises To Be Able To Have Clarity And Plan Off Of It

Be as specific as possible when you are setting up your intentions towards achieving your goals. Remember that if you don’t know how to define what you want, you probably won’t achieve it.

These Are The Exercises He Teaches That I Felt Helped Me Tremendously

Exercise 1: How To Find Your Life Purpose

  1. Make a list of the times you felt most joyful and alive
  1. Can you figure out a way to make a living doing these things?

Exercise 2: How To Find Your Life Purpose

(The Life Purpose Exercise) Arnold Paton Author of “The Journey”

1) List 2 of Your Unique Personal Qualities

  • such as enthusiasm and creativity

2) List 1 or 2 Ways You Enjoy Expressing Those Qualities With Others

  • such as to support and to inspire

3) Assume The World Is Perfect Right Now

  • what does it look like?
  • How are people interacting with each other?
  • What does it feel like?  

Write your answer in a full sentence

4)  Summarize All The 3 Steps Above In ONE Sentence 

Even after you decide your life purpose you want to always remember to never let “sunk cost bias” (the amount of effort and time to put into something) stop you from taking corrective action towards something that might be better suited.

Talk to you next week!

Now you know some of the main things you can do to find your life purpose and you completed some practical exercises that will help you clarify your thoughts towards the right direction. 

Please feel free to comment on anything else you might have done that has helped you or if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to connect with me whether it is here or social.

Please stay in touch and let me know if this worked for you

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Post Graduation Depression & How To Prepare For Post Grad Life

If you are struggling with post graduation depression, you are in the right place! Today I am going to go over some awesome tips for post college graduates. They will help you figure out how to survive the real world and how to adjust to post grad life!

Finding jobs after college can take some time and it is totally normal. The averages to find a job is actually 6 months after graduation for my college

Post graduation depression is something most of us deal with in post grad life, we just need to learn how to survive in the real world by constantly practicing to be the best version of ourselves
Congratulations, You Did It!

The time it takes you to find a job has NOTHING to do with your worth and value. Make sure you push through this standstill and TAKE constant ACTION towards achieving your goals!

You graduated, it is super exciting, now what???

It is completely normal to feel scared and confused when going through such a major change in your life. 

Tip 1: Reset Your Expectations & Bust the Myths To Avoid Falling in Post Graduation Depression

Post graduation depression usually happens because we have unrealistic expectations about what after grad life will be like so a good place to start is by re setting our expectations

After we graduate, society puts so much pressure on us to:

  • Having it all together & figured out
  • Not letting your family down
  • Making your parents’ investment of your schooling worth it
  • Having the best job
  • Being paid a certain amount
  • Starting a family
  • Getting married
  • Having children and more.

That is just NOT how it works for the most part… Sure, some people get luckier than others.

But there are many different ways that the right opportunity might come along:

  • For some people, it might seem like their path might have come along just at the right time
  • Or some have their path already carved for them by their parents
  • Some work harder than others to make it all happen
  • Some people will just wait and hope
  • Sometimes you will try everything but still struggle

…this is life…it’s normal.

Finding jobs after college is just something we do to add to our life whether it is a sense of meaning or purpose or whether it is for monetary gain but it is not our worth

Stop comparing yourself to other people, because, how is that helping you? Is it furthering you in your career? Is it making your life any easier? No?! so stop wasting time and energy on it

Whatever you decide to do with your life and career should be solely based on what feels right for you and only you.

Save yourself the trouble and don’t try to make someone else happy with your life choices. It will just create conflicts, hard feelings, resentment and unhappiness in the long run.

Remember you also shouldn’t just sit and wait for something to happen because literally NOTHING will magically get done on its own.

post graduation depression can make you feel in a very dark place and make you feel un worthy but you are so much more than that, just take small acts of courage and keep moving forward to a better future
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway!

If after graduating you feel burnt out, don’t feel guilty if you decide to reward yourself by taking a break! Just make sure to avoid racking up even more debt because it will make your future even harder.

I know it can be scary to switch your entire world into something you are uncomfortable with and unsure of.

Learning how to just feel the fear and doing it anyway, is the secret to being successful and grow at a rapid rate in life.

Each decision you make should be made in a calculated manner so it’s not like you are blind to the situation.

Most importantly, just know that nothing happens overnight, so you just need to be patient and you will breakthrough!

Tip 2: Know Why You Are Here And What Your Goals Are

How can you achieve your dreams if you don’t even know what they are? Get a game plan

get a gameplan and take action towards your most important goals
Make Sure You Consistently Take Action Towards Your Goals

You want to first find your why and your purpose 

(Follow the blog and youtube. Next week I walk you through steps by step on how to do just that.)

Find Your Unique Purpose

Start by asking yourself: 

  • What do you love? 
  • What do you shine the most in? 
  • Out of anything in life, what makes you the happiest? 
  • What do you want to accomplish, experience? 
  • Define what success looks like to you? 
  • What are your best qualities? 
  • In what situation do your qualities shine the most in? 

Tip 3: Give Up All Excuses – Give Yourself A Little Tough Love – Identify Why You Fell In Post Graduation Depression In The First Place

Stop blaming everything and everyone and realize that you need to take 100% responsibility for your life because you are the only one who can organize the life you want to have.

Stop Wasting Your Time, You Are Worth More!

Don’t complain and assume other people’s feelings and responses before even asking them; ask them why they are making a particular remark or why they are making a particular expression before just assuming the world is against you.

Being defensive and avoiding them is not going to help you, what is the worst-case scenario anyways? They could say “no” so that you can have closure and move on. Or, they could actually tell you what is wrong that way you can fix it.

Mainly when it comes to a professional environment, don’t complain that no one called you back. Assuming a million different scenarios like that “it must be because nowadays people demand too much” won’t help you.

Call them back and Follow up! if they say no, ASK WHY so that you can fix it. It could be something so simple!

Tip 4: Set Up A Structured Routine

time block your schedule and get a structured routine to make sure that you don't fall being busy instead of being productive after grad life.
Time Block Your Schedule

Just because you are not forced to show up somewhere, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a structured schedule. As a matter of fact, it is crucial to your success.

If you have no specific plan set up, it is much easier to get sidetracked and distracted from what you need to accomplish.

It would be beneficial for you to learn how to time block your day so that you can divide your time efficiently between:

  • Setting up meetings
  • Perfect your resume
  • Do some follow up calls
  • Drive to the company you applied to and “put a face to a name”
  • Perfect your interview skills
  • Perfect your interview outfits
  • Learn and get online certifications if applicable
  • To attend free seminars
  • Attend career fairs
  • Volunteer so that you can make a difference and possibly even network
  • Clean up your online presence

You always want to be a step ahead of the competition, really take this time to focus on yourself.

Tip 5: Practice confidence!!

Know what you want and understand your value in order to be prepared to define it.

  • Believe in yourself and your worth.
  • Accept and forgive yourself for the past
  • Be ready to welcome the new you
  • Maintain a level of positive expectancy
  • Act as if you already achieved what you want.

Remember that the way you react to a situation is the outcome of your successes and failures

These are just SOME of the things you can do to set yourself up for success and get out of feeling stuck when dealing with post graduation depression. 

Are you 100% clear on what it is you are even meant for and want to do with your life? What is your passion? 

If you are unsure of what your purpose is and need some clarity… Be sure to join me by following the blog, because next week we will cover some tips that will help you breakthrough and define your goals.

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What to do After School is Over | Tips for After College Life

Wondering what to do after school is over?

  • Is it supposed to take this long to try finding jobs after college even though you just graduated with a good degree?
  • Why am I not good enough?
  • What can I do to stop feeling I feel stuck and left behind?
  • Why is after college life so hard?

Did you ever ask yourself any of these questions? If so, this is for you!

Here are 6 Valuable Tips for you to Clarify What to do Once School is Over. Follow These Easy Tips to Skyrocket your Life After College in 2019/2020!

Wondering what to do after school is over? Stop feeling stuck and left behind, and get ready to take action towards achieving goals! 

Stop Wondering What To Do After School Is Over

Tip 1: Find Your Purpose

Find your purpose and apply it to everything you decide to pursue even if you don't exactly know yet what to do after school is over
Find Happiness in Everything You Do

You want to find out what you are already good at and really hone in on your skills! Instead of giving too much attention to something you can eventually delegate to a third party while you focus on what you are good at.

If you can’t make your mind up on something specific, try thinking about some of these things.

  • Send a text to a family member or to a friend and ask; “What am I better than others at doing?”
  • Think about what all your friends come to you for, what advice are they asking you to pitch in on? 
  • If the steps above don’t provide enough clarity for you, you can also take it a step further. You can find other resources online like, for example, taking a quiz on “Clifton strengths”

Tip 2: Clean up Your Life 

What to do after school is over is going to need to be preceded by cleaning up your social media and personal branding online because otherwise it might ruin all the good efforts you are attempting to apply to your life.
How Do You Want Others to Perceive You?

Ask yourself, how do you want to be perceived by others? Make sure you focus your attention on your personal branding, not just online but in person as well.

Start by doing a social media clean up, work your way through all of your online presence. Next, make sure to remove toxic people in your life that might be holding you back from achieving goals.

Tip 3: Expectations vs Reality

Since everything up until now has been structured for you by either your family or professors; realize that learning time management is essential to your success.

You are now in charge of making your own; “syllabus”, “rules”, and “schedule”. Because if you don’t, more than likely your productivity won’t be at its highest.

Some of the most common myths and misconceptions are:

Expectations vs Reality is that people should automatically know what to do after school is over when really, like anything in life, it is something that needs to be learned.
You Are Right Where You Need to Be
  • Life gets easier after college
  • That you suddenly have your s*** together and that you will live happily ever after.

Turns out reality is a tad different from the fairy tale we have been told; don’t think that you are the only one going through this struggle and fall into post grad depression.

P.S. (If you are already experiencing post grad depression, make sure you follow the blog. Next week I will give you some tips on how to overcome it).

You want to work on your mindset and forget what other people expect of you. Be open to learning and set your own goals.

Try to connect with like-minded people and learn how to stop comparing yourself to others because it won’t help you.

If you found a job: Don’t be shy, ask questions, be open-minded, absorb new info, and rebuild your reputation. 

No one knows you and no one is keeping tabs on you. So make sure to keep in your own lane and not get discouraged if you have to re-earn everyone’s respect since you are in a different environment.

Tip 4: Get Disciplined With Your Finances 

Taking care of your finances is essential mainly while you are in limbo trying to figure out what to do after school is over because otherwise it is easy to fall into debt faster than you'd imagine.
Ask; Is This Worth Spending On?

It is essential that you gain control over spending, mainly if you are in between graduation and finding a job. After school is over it is crucial to come up with a gameplan before your student loans come due (if you have any).

Don’t waste money if you can save it. Learn how to cook at home, before you buy anything, ask yourself if it is a necessity and of extreme value to you. If you can wait, don’t buy it, pick and choose what is worth spending your money on.

Tip 5: Get a Structured Routine And Figure Out How To Still Keep Productive After School Is Over

Get organized, have a structured schedule, and even time block your day for specific tasks.

Tip 6: Go the Extra Mile on Your Resume

Make sure you optimize your resume and tailor it per each job. Try to include specific keywords that can be picked up by the software that filters it if it is not a person to read it.

How Will You Stand Out?

If possible, keep it results-oriented and to the point. If you don’t have work experience just include an internship or volunteer opportunity you might have participated in. 

Also, remember to line up your references, and let them know prior to giving out their name and number; that way they will be ready to portray you in the best way possible.

You Got This!

Now that you know the main key points on what to do after graduation, you are probably wondering HOW to put some of these tips in action. 

Don’t worry, because next week we will dig deeper and I will share a few steps by step tips on how to shift your mindset and set yourself up for success in order to avoid post grad depression

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The Secret to Become Successful

The Power of Social Media

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The Secrets to Become Successful

dream big and be yourself is the advice that successful people keep on repeating. Define your end goal and set up a plan.

Did you ever ask yourself how to become successful? What does success mean to you? How do you define it?

Here are some common patterns and traits of successful people, and a few recommendations on the best success books you can find to set up a plan for you!

So, without further ado, let’s go over the main things that highly successful people swear by.

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1. Start by Defining your Goal & Dream Big

Success comes from first being able to define and know what your goals are and how you will be able to achieve them. Once you do that you can master a few core skills that will allow you to get to your end goal. If you skip this step, very likely the disorganization will overwhelm you and it will be harder to get what you want.

Make sure you niche down in your area of interest (if you want more concrete examples on how to pick a niche just click to get the free cheat sheet here) and set a smart goal (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound). 

Niche Definition:

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2. Fall in Love with the Process

Pick something you are passionate about because nothing will come easily unless you are ready to put in some major sweat equity to achieve your goals.

You need to learn to fall in love with the process and not just with the rewards. So, get on with it and start a list titled “what are you passionate about examples”, then start narrowing it down by process of elimination.

3. Persistence

When you are embarking on a new journey, you have to make sure you embrace and accept your reality; it is okay if you start with nothing, everyone starts somewhere, don’t let that hold you back from achieving your dreams.

Don’t let the fear of failure, or failure itself, discourage you; the reality of the matter is that you can’t always get what you want. There will be moments that are going to be hard, that you wish you did things differently but, guess what? Now you have an advantage compared to the person who hasn’t even tried because you know what NOT to do; therefore, you are one step closer to success. 

I am not suggesting you do things mindlessly and just hoping for the best; I am a firm believer that if you want something so badly that it becomes an obsession and you believe in yourself without a doubt and without giving yourself an option to fail, you will eventually get what you want.

SUGGESTED SUCCESS BOOK 1: “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill

SUGGESTED SUCCESS BOOK 2: “The 4 Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferriss

So, just keep calm, track your progress, take corrective action if needed, and learn from your mistakes.

entrepreneur suggesting success tips  from information observed through common patterns and traits of successful people  and gathered from  success books and shared core skills.

4. Be Yourself

Be authentic and be yourself. Don’t be a copycat.

Being authentic and using your personality, charm, talent, and quirks in your favor are what make you unique. Your true self is something that cannot be taken away from you; it is something that will not exhaust you to upkeep, and it is something that people genuinely enjoy.

What if some people hate you? Great! I know this is unconventional but let me show you a different point of view. People are not all the same; we can’t all agree with one opinion and all love the same things. Can you imagine what a boring world that would be? We need different people, from different backgrounds and upbringings, to contribute to society by being interested in different things, having different opinions, and having different ways to look at situations.

Otherwise, how would we ever grow? If you have someone that hates your material that is fine because it means you are niched down enough to be able to attract your exact target market. The people who will love what you have to offer because they have their main need or concern so specifically addressed, they will become your best fans and consider you an expert in that market.

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5. Invest in Yourself

Invest in yourself, not only by putting your education first and continuing to have an open mindset when it comes to learning but also by choosing to put yourself first. No one is going to take as good care of you as you can do for yourself!

Among the most successful people the most common advice is:

  • define your goals 
  • have an unwavering belief in your abilities to achieve what you are going after
  • wake up early in the morning so you have more hours in the day to work
  • learn time management 
  • master prioritizing tasks to avoid burnout
  • and for the final step, do not forget to take care of your health and wellbeing by following a healthy diet and a workout routine.
Help others and be kind even when you reach a state to where you feel successful because that is when you will feel truly fulfilled.

These were the 5 tips that stood out the most when it comes to being successful and achieving all your dreams. If you want to hear more of these types of tips make sure to follow the blog and leave a comment to let me know your ideas, requests, and opinions.

The Anatomy of Marketing PART 1 – Jargon

Welcome to the anatomy of marketing – part 1, today I will explain all the most common “jargon” that marketers continue repeating over and over expecting you to understand what it means…

don’t worry, this blog post will explain every word

Ever jumped on your first call for a marketing consultation for your business and thought to yourself “WTH” are they talking about? Plain english anyone?!

Whether you are hiring a marketer and just want to understand what they mean when they tell you what your business needs or whether you want to learn how to DIY your own marketing strategy… I am your girl!

Many businesses lack a well defined marketing strategy when it comes to social media.

It’s not just about being present on all platforms, you have to be strategic about it and have a plan in place.

What is social media marketing or (SMM)?

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Social media marketing is the way that marketers are able to;

  • target and reach key audiences that are relevant to your particular business
  • to increase brand awareness
  • more traffic
  • Increase brand loyalty
  • generate leads
  • improve sales overall.

All of these benefits come while you also get to simultaneously build a stronger relationship with your audience by creating fun and engaging content that relates to them.

What does all of this mean in plain English?

  • Brand awareness

Brand awareness just means that your business can be exposed to a wider audience, existing and new customers alike. It just makes your brand more recognizable and accessible, it gives it a chance to have a personality and share the messages you want to portray to more people.

  • Traffic→

When marketers say traffic they refer to the likes, comments, shares or reaction to your social media post. This is very important because when people engage with your post, it is very likely that it may lead to them clicking on your website and possibly convert/buy.

  • Brand Loyalty→

Brand loyalty is pretty self-explanatory. It just means that because of the activity, personality and brand voice on your social media, people become fans of your brand and therefore are loyal to it.

  • Marketplace insight→

Marketplace insights mean that brands are using social media to learn about their audience. It allows to get a step ahead of the competition if you know who your target market persona is. You also use this tool to monitor the comments that people say about your brand online.

  • Lead Generation→

Leads are just people who have shown interest in your company and/ or product and could become potential clients.

  • Thought Leadership→

By being a thought leader, it lets you establish credibility and you can position youself as an expert in your field. It is a very important factor of your SMM strategy, you want to be noticed by your target audience as an expert as provide them with up to date information about the newest trends in your industry.

Why should we know and care about SMM?

  • More Sales→

What we all want… right?! SMM allows you to improve your sales while not being too salesy and pushy.

  • Saves your time→

Even though it might seem like more work, SMM actually saves you a lot of time because it allows you to respond to customers, share content and get your message out there all online to many more people at once.

  • Less $$$ spent on marketing→  

The cost for you to hire on a top talent marketer for social media is much lower than it would be if you were trying to get featured on multiple press and traditional print.

  • Stronger Customer Service→

You are able to directly interact and engage with your client real-time while on social media and that allows you to build a strong relationship with them.

Want more?!

Now you should have a better understanding of all the common terms used in marketing, in the next few days we will go over all the metrics and what they mean so that soon you can set up your own campaigns and get results!

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Author – Pamy Vee

The Beginner’s Guide to Social Media Marketing

The power of the internet is the key to success, and social media marketing plays a huge role in almost any business when it comes to being successful.

But…. are you fully aware of every advantage and disadvantage that it comes with?

My goal today is to make sure you feel completely confident in going forward with the decision to take your business a step forward in the right direction and set up a great social media marketing (SMM) strategy.

The following are the things that need to be taken into consideration before you set up your plan, here are the PROs and CONs of being on social media;

Justine Bieber owes his success to social media as this is how he was found

PROs:

  • The platforms are free and have unlimited access
  • Improves the search engine ranking as well as website traffic
  • It makes your brand more visible because you have access to a larger audience
  • It’s easier to target and reach the specific audience that would be interested in your brand
  • It allows you to use analytics to measure immediately what works for you and what doesn’t.
  • Has higher conversion rates than what we have ever had access to through older marketing tactics
  • It is an opportunity for you to provide the best customer service as well as engage with your audience, therefore increasing your brand loyalty

BE CAUTIOUS: Even though social media is a crucial factor in your business, we also should be aware that there are some roadblocks involved.

It is very important for you to understand what these downsides are so that you can use this opportunity in its full potential by correcting the gaps at the start and really hone down on your strengths.

Knowledge is power, so if you can learn from others mistakes and use that as an advantage, the sky is the limit!

CONs:

  1. Needs constant monitoring
  2. Prepare for negative feedback
  3. Lack of face-to-face human interaction
  4. Encourages unrealistic expectations for clients
  5. It can be difficult sometimes to measure the ROI
  6. You run the risk that the brand account could get hacked
  7. There could be inappropriate behavior on the site from the audience
  8. It is difficult to hire the best experts due to the lack of knowledge in SMM
  9. The brand image could get ruined almost instantly if something negative goes viral.
The viral video that made United lose $180 mil in stocks

Now that you understand, with all of the information provided of what all the pros and cons of social media are, you should be able to prevent as well as perfect both sides to benefit you.

Let me ask, are you curious about how social media works, how to read the metrics, and what all the SMM jargon means?!

Comment below about any other advantage or disadvantage of using social media and how it has helped you and your business grow!

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Author- Pamy Vee

The Power Of Social Media

I think by now we all know the power of social media, you hear it everywhere, right?!

But what is it actually about?

Just to put it into perspective, it took 75 years of hard work to reach 50 million users for the telephone, while 35 days for Angry Birds to reach the same amount of people.

Generation Z grew up with all kinds of technology available to them as well as most millennials.

Nowadays, we can confidently say that well over half of the population is connected online and most of these users are using their mobile phone for whatever online activity they are engaging in. As a matter of fact, the time that people are spending on apps on their phone already surpassed the time that we spend watching TV. Almost everyone can be found on social media and 1 out of every 3 minutes spent online is actually spent on social media apps.

Do you remember the last time your phone was not next to you? 25% of the population doesn’t…

Social Media is all around us and it’s definitely not going away anytime soon.

I am sure you have a general idea of how social media works by now, but, are you using it to its full potential?

Social media is a way for all of us to share our ideas, connect with each other, build communities, network, share tips we learned and share photos and videos, it is an electronic way of communication.

On average, on the most popular social media platforms people spend around:

  • 40 minutes on Youtube
  • 35 minutes on Facebook
  • 25 minutes on Snapchat
  • 15 minutes on Instagram

Social media completely transformed the way we communicate and interact with each other all together. We use it not only to socialize but also to engage in regular daily activities, like reading the news (whether daily news or political news) and many of us also use social media to catch up on journalistic material like The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal.

These companies, like many others, have been able to leverage social media power to reach wider audiences than they could with TV.

FUN FACT: Did you know that in 2015 the Oxford Dictionary word of the year was the “Laughing with Tears” emoji?

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Social Media Gives Us a Voice – UGC

Social media doesn’t only help companies though, it also allows all of us to have a voice and share our feedback, whether positive or negative.

It has created immense opportunities for all of us, for example, consumers now are able to create content for companies in a mutually beneficial way.

This is also often referred as UGC or User Generated Content, which in plain words just means that if you like a product and have a decent or high following, you can create digital content like a video or blog post to share with your audience and recommend it to them.

People are now considering the review and recommendation of a friend or an influencer they like on social media, a much more trustworthy source of information than any traditional form of marketing.

This is extremely important for your company because it allows you as a brand to build relationships, rapport and trust with your clients.

This is a key step out of the purchasing decision process; afterall, if you think about it, have you ever done your research before deciding to buy something? Where do you usually look?

A great example of the UGC approach in action is Frito-Lay, remember in 2006 when during the superbowl they allowed everyone to enter a contest to where you could create your own video commercial of dog eating Frito-Lay? Because of it they were ranked number 1 on most effective advertising brands and they went from $1.5 billion in 2006 to $2.2 billion in 2016.

Because of social media, brands are starting to allocate more budget towards digital and social media marketing and taking it away from radio, press and TV.

And the reason for it is very simple, it has a lower cost and a way higher ROI.

If you are a business, brand or company, and you are not using the power of social media in your advantage, ask yourself if you are involuntarily placing yourself in a disfavorable position from the start…

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Author – Pamy Vee

What Everyone Wants and How To Get It

What is more important than family, health, money, and rewarding accomplishments in life you might ask? Great question!

We all want these things in life but in order to achieve them there is one thing we need the most…

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As everyone already knows, there is a major shift in mentality with the new generation; Millennials have completely different values than Gen X, but do they really?! I dare say not!

Gen X have focused on working from the bottom up in a company not just to make ends meet, achieve a title, or because they have nothing they rather do than work; but because their end goal is to be able to achieve the financial freedom to be able to retire and spend time with their family in their future.

Millennials may have a reputation for “feeling entitled” due to their work approach being to work less and expect the same results. The only difference from Gen X is that they want it sooner rather than later.

What is my point you may ask?

There is one thing in common that the rich, the poor, the Millennial, or Gen X all consider to be of the utmost importance in life… time!

TIME! Money comes back, time doesn’t. That is why time is more valuable than money.

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Money is essential but it is not what ultimately makes people happy. Money is just a piece of paper able to buy people the moments of joy they want.

Sadly, in the process of trying to get to those moments, most people spend their entire lives doing something they don’t enjoy in order to finally get that moment of happiness that they are able to afford.

It is not money we are after; it is the wonderful feeling we all long for when we finally get what we want.

But how else could you possibly afford to achieve what you want in life if you don’t start from the bottom and work your way up to a point to where you are able to meet your needs?

Start young, invest in yourself, and keep an open mind!

Adopt a “growth mindset”

Life is not just black and white; you should never think anything close to, “I can or I can’t and that’s that!”.

If you failed 100 times that means that you are 100 times closer to the right solution!

Every time you fail, you should improve your strategy a bit more. Instead of wasting time being discouraged or giving up, you need to realize you are a step ahead because now you know what not to do.

And let’s be honest… Next time you hear someone say, “we tried everything” ask them what they tried and how many times, then call them on their bluff!

There is no way that someone could have possibly tried EVERYTHING to make it work and still failed.

Work on your skills

When school is over, learning should not be over with it! There is always a better way to do things; even if you think you might be the best…you more than likely are not… So, let the ego step aside and learn how to work smarter, faster, and better.

Some people might think my parents were harsh, but I am extremely thankful to them for it!

I learned at a very young age that it is not personal, life is actually pretty simple. People are ALWAYS replaceable and therefore you have to work way harder than everyone next to you in order to be the “replacement” rather than the “replaced”. Period! Work for it! Learn and grow!

The top 7 skills you should have as a base:

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  • Persuasion
  • Creativity
  • Conscientiousness
  • Adaptability
  • Time management
  • Collaboration
  • Resourcefulness

When you possess these qualities, you are of immense value to ANY industry because the rest, that is job specific, can be taught, whether you take learning into your own hands, or if it is in formal training through the company.

Create Passive Income

Once you have these skills and the discipline to self-manage yourself to keep on task on your own, start creating passive income skills. Jumping directly to this step is not for everyone in my opinion.

I would suggest first to focus on working somewhere for someone to be able to:

  • Gain some experience in the field of interest
  • Learn how to communicate efficiently
  • Absorb everything you possibly can from the people you look up to (mentor)
  • Save some money
  • Understand how things work as far as your field of interest (what do people want/need?)

Once you do that, you can start applying your knowledge and resourcefulness by taking it a step further:

A couple of ideas for passive income are(there are many more ways, you just have to pick what is most relevant to you):

  • Making an online course and sell it to people that might want to learn that particular skill you are offering
  • Ebook
  • Amazon FBA (Best course available→ https://ki143.isrefer.com/go/asm/Pamy92/ )
  • Invest in real estate and collect rental income
  • Dividend income
  • Affiliate marketing

Start Your Own Business

Once you feel you built entrepreneurial skills by managing yourself (through creating a course for example) you can move on to starting your own business if it is something you are inclined to do.

At first it will be a lot of hours and it might seem overwhelming if you’ve never done it before mainly if you are alone, but it is definitely more attainable than most people think.

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I do highly suggest reading the book “The 4-hour work week” by Tim Ferris, it is life changing when it comes to time management.

Once you are doing good you can scale it to an agency and when you do, please remember how you wanted to be treated when you first started. After-all, helping each other grow is human and is one of the best feelings in the world. Keep humble and give back, whether that is mentoring that college kid that is willing to prove himself worthy and learn from you or whether that is giving back to the community. Just keep it human and be kind!

So if growing yourself to the next level sounds like something you are seriously interested in, connect and stick around for more tips to come!