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Author: Danitra

Self confidence is paid for in terms of problems solved

A lot of people are under the impression that self confidence is some sort of magical jacket that somebody gives you just for showing up to an event. That event, of course, is called life. I wish I could tell you that this thinking is absolutely spot on. Unfortunately, if I were to do that, I would be flat out lying to you. If I were to tell you that any of this is true, I would just be setting you up for a massive disappointment later on. Life is not some sort of dinner party where respect, admiration, competence and self confidence are awarded as door prizes. It would be great if this were the case, but unfortunately, we live in reality. The reality is life is unfair. Life can be chaotic. Life, often times, doesn’t have some sort of rhyme or reason. We can cry about this, we can scream to the heavens that all of this is unfair, unwarranted and uncalled for, but let me tell you, if you do that, nothing will change. Life will go on. You really have a choice at this point. Either you’re going to have to take on life based on its own terms, or you’re going to just crawl in your shell and hope that somehow, someway, the world conforms to how you wish it was. Which is it...

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Every challenge is doable if you chop it down to size

It’s very easy to get so worried about the challenge facing you that you just freeze up and quit. It’s very easy to get discouraged. It’s very easy to feel that your problem is so big and so scary that there’s really no way you can get out from under it. You might as well just give up. You might as well lose all hope. If any of these enter your frame of mind, you are simply just taking the path of least resistance. You’re looking at the situation from the perspective of somebody who wants to do the least work. If you are serious about coming out on top and achieving unstoppable victory, every challenge does not have to be scary. Every challenge does not have to have the potential of crushing you and stealing your dreams. Instead, if you have the right mindset, every challenge is actually going to be an opportunity. Think about it. If you are faced with a challenge that really pushes you back against the wall and incentivizes you to step up your problem solving skills, what do you think will happen? That’s right. Your natural imagination, resourcefulness and creativity are triggered. You figure out a way. If you can’t get through the front door, you will try the roof. If the roof doesn’t work, you try the basement. If the basement is...

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Competence is the true building block of real confidence

Let’s get one thing clear. There are all sorts of fake types of confidence out there. After all, the whole idea of faking it until you make it is actually still popular in the United States. A lot of people are under the impression that as long as you look successful, that’s all that matters. Real success will eventually catch up with you. By the same token, there are no shortage of people who believe that as long as other people buy into the idea that you know what you’re talking about then this is as good as the real thing. These are the types of people who make a big deal out of formal titles or one’s placement on any kind of organizational chart. The idea is that your role defines you. In other words, if you carry a title, your title somehow some way bestows some sort of instant competence on you. Both of these idea involve magical thinking. There are simply too many leaps of faith as well as logic required for people to accept these and for these to have actual effects. Sadly, there are so many people who believe in faking it until they make it. The line of people who believe that their titles or how others view them truly determines who they are is actually quite long. Of course, as everybody knows,...

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Easy Ways to Grow Your Audience on YouTube

With six out of ten people preferring to watch videos online rather than surfing channels on the T.V., it makes sense why brands are trying to build their presence on the powerful video platform. Unfortunately, because there are so many videos being uploaded to the site daily, it can be challenging to get the views for the videos that you worked so hard to create. Fortunately, there are several easy ways to grow your audience on YouTube. Create Quality Content The most important aspect of your YouTube channel and the thing that will bring you success is the content you produce. Growing your audience on YouTube is just like increasing your fanbase on Facebook or your blog readership. It all starts with great content. It is essential that you remember that your content has to be valuable, memorable, and engaging if you want to grow your subscriber list on YouTube. Use Call-to-Actions in Your Videos Placing call-to-actions within your videos can help to promote engagement with your viewers and grow your channel. You can use annotations in your video to get viewers to subscribe to your channel, or you can edit them into the final video so that they can blend seamlessly into the content. Create Custom Links You should already have a subscribe button placed on your YouTube channel for your viewers to see. To increase engagement and...

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Why Mobile Marketing Is So Effective

Mobile marketing is mostly so effective because users carry their phones everywhere. They have them with them almost 24/7 – even when they go to bed or the toilet. It seems amazing to have such unprecedented access to your customers, but that’s what mobile marketing does for you. Users Carry Their Phones Everywhere Whether your customer is at work, on the bus, watching TV, shopping, or just hanging out, they typically have their smartphone with them. Because of this, you can contact them at any time. This offers you access to your audience at a time when they’re getting ready to purchase something they want. It Works Fast Most people open their SMS and text messages within seconds. This is an amazing point to consider as you focus your marketing efforts on mobile marketing. When you have quick access and you send the right message, you will get a lot of good responses seamlessly. It’s going to make a huge impact on your marketing results. Personal and Direct Communication Since you’re dealing one-on-one with your audience when using mobile marketing, more so than any other method, it’s much more personal and direct. You’ll be able to text them or send them messages within a special app, meaning you can get very personal with your audience using mobile marketing. Response Rate Higher Than Traditional Media The average response rate (in...

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