Category Archives: How to

The Social Media Frequency Guide


By Kevan Lee – Good content can be found in a multitude of places, and once you find it all, the next question you may ask yourself is how often you can share.

Informative versus annoying. That right there is the heart of why any of us care about posting frequency at all. We want to provide value, but we don’t want to go overboard.

Where’s the fine line? more> http://tinyurl.com/o6jja68

What Are People Really Complaining About?


By Art Markman – It is tempting to hear a complaint and to want to fix the problem. But, it is important to create a work environment in which issues can get resolved before they escalate to the point where complaints are being lobbed around.

That means that you have to ask a lot of questions and lead people to generate their own solutions.

Even after you are pretty sure what the problem is, you might not want to give your recommended solution right away.

Instead, continue the conversation. Lead people by asking questions that help others to understand the problem and develop their own solutions.

That will take longer in the moment, but it will create a better-functioning workplace in the long run. more> http://tinyurl.com/msorxnx

How I Cut My Writing Time From 2 Days to 4 Hours



By Belle Beth Cooper – Something I’ve learned from experience and from reading advice from other writers is that there comes a point when you need to shake yourself out of research mode and force yourself to start writing. Getting words on the page is that huge push that it takes for a boulder to start moving. As soon as you get that done, you’ve got the momentum to keep going.

Quite often I’ll get stuck at this stage … I have a few strategies to help with this ..

One way I do this is to type rubbish. I may literally start my first sentence like this: “I have no idea what to write about this topic because…” and just type gibberish about the topic and why I’m struggling. more> http://tinyurl.com/oqbhzry

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day—And How To Avoid Them


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You are Now Less Dumb, Author: David McRaney.

By Belle Beth Cooper – We tend to like people who think like us. If we agree with someone’s beliefs, we’re more likely to be friends with them.

This is called confirmation bias. Confirmation bias is a more active form of the same experience. It happens when we proactively seek out information that confirms our existing beliefs.

Challenging our beliefs on a regular basis is the only way to avoid getting caught up in the confirmation bias. more> http://tinyurl.com/lftvdg7

Scared Of Failing? Ask Yourself These 6 Fear-Killing Questions


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A More Beautiful Question, Author: Warren Berger.

By Warren Berger – How can a question help with something as primal and powerful as fear?

It has to do with the power of hypothetical “what if” questions to enable us to temporarily shift reality–allowing us to look at the world through a different lens.

According to John Seely Brown of the Deloitte Center for the Edge, “In order for imagination to flourish, there must be an opportunity to see things as other than they currently are or appear to be. This begins with a simple question: What if? It is a process of introducing something strange and perhaps even demonstrably untrue into our current situation or perspective.” more> http://tinyurl.com/n7j6h5f