personal development and self awareness

Which PR metrics matter, and how can you generate them?

by koku_jin
As nearly three-quarters of industry pros struggle to measure their efforts for increasingly skeptical executives, attaining goals seems elusive—but identifying the right goals is crucial. Why are so many agency and in-house PR pros completely baffled by measurement?  According to Muck Rack’s State of PR 2019 report, measurement remains PR pros’ biggest challenge, with 72% of respondents struggling to measure the business impact of campaigns and 65% saying they lack quantifiable metrics to measure. Measurement guru David Rockland, who led the development of the Barcelona Principles, says the measurement industry didn’t do itself any favors by selling itself as a way for […]

If You’re Trying To Save Money, You’ll Love These 38 Products Under-$20 On Amazon With Nearly Perfect Reviews

by koku_jin
I salute anyone who’s made it their goal to start saving a little money. It’s no easy task and requires tons of discipline. Of course, sticking to a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun it just means you have to be smart about it like hitting up happy hour for half-price appetizers or putting those grocery coupons to good use so you can still snag your favorite brie for wine night. And if you’re smart, you don’t even have to totally forego shopping, as proven by these products on Amazon under $20. Yep: I’ve sifted through thousands of […]

How do you stop being lazy and “too tired”?

by koku_jin
I am having issues getting moving at the moment, every time i want to do some sort of physical acivity it is like my body protests and just wants me to sit and do nothing. It is causing me problems with sleep on the weekends (staying awake until 4am feeling restless and uncomfortable) and i know it isnt helping my health and fitness at all so it needs to change. ​ Currently i finish work and my brain just switches off. I practically drive home in autopilot and just veg out as soon as i get in the house, any […]

Your Child, Better Behaved in 3 days

by koku_jin
“Children equate being loved with the reality of when we are there for them – when we really show up. But traditional methods have us showing up so much more when there are problems. Conventional wisdom tells parents that the time to emit more energy – that is, more emotion, more facial expression, more volume, and more intense relationship – is when things are going wrong. That’s a mistake, and a big one, because it puts our powerful parental energy to work growing more of the behaviors we actually want to see less of. Why water weeds?” —  Howard Glasser […]

Find it Hard to Sit Still? This Approach to Meditation Might be for You.

by koku_jin
Heading to this year’s Wanderlust festival? You can find LÄRABAR at the Kula Market Trading tent and posting all day on Instagram. Come and try their three, delicious flavours  –  Apple Cinnamon, Banana Choc Chip and Peanut Butter. LÄRABAR is also available nationally at Sainsbury’s, Ocado and Amazon.   Finding time to sit and meditate is hard. In between overflowing work schedules, social engagements, fitness commitments and agonising to-do lists, the precious time we carve out to reconnect often falls on the wayside. It’s easy to feel disheartened when your goal to regularly meditate is hampered by the ever-enchanting snooze button or […]

Paid Media, Explained in 400 Words or Less

by koku_jin
An effective content strategy doesn’t rely on only one tactic. Generating qualified leads requires you to regularly publish compelling, valuable content, explore guest blogging opportunities, identify co-marketing campaigns, and devise a strategy for promoting said content. Ultimately, by sponsoring content, you’re able to reach audiences that might not have come across you otherwise. While content is a fairly general term, it’s important to note that there are different types of media that can be leveraged in the process. Knowing the differences between paid and other forms of media — earned and owned — is critical to the success of your lead generation efforts.  […]

How Emery can solve Arsenal’s ultimate conundrum to unleash star’s elite qualities – opinion

by koku_jin
This article is part of Football FanCast’s The Chalkboard series, which provides a tactical insight into teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…  The ultimate conundrum. Just how do you get the best out of Mesut Ozil? A man who has won the World Cup with Germany and been at the pinnacle of the game at both club and international level, and yet he still feels like an outsider under Unai Emery. His resume should speak for itself, but the fact it doesn’t is a damning indictment of the frustrations surrounding the midfield maverick. Watch how to cross the road like a boss […]

The Money Snapshot: A Web Developer Shares Thoughts on Living Frugally

by koku_jin
For today’s Money Snapshot, we’re talking salary, net worth, and more with a web developer/designer in New Mexico! She notes: “[My partner and I] pool 100% of our money and try to balance different incomes as best as possible.” By way of background: We got a few requests from readers to launch our own “money diary” series, so we’ve asked willing readers to fill out a form with lots of details about debt, spending, saving and more! If you’d like to fill out the form and be considered for a future personal money snapshot, please click here to submit your response! You […]

The Humbird Can Turn Any Hollow Surface Into a Speaker

by koku_jin
There aren’t a lot of advancements made in the world of speakers. Yes, they become more powerful and smaller, but the core design of a speaker hasn’t changed all that much in recent years. However, one exception to that comes from bone conduction technology, which is designed to use vibrations on hollow surfaces to create sound. A cool new speaker called Humbird promises to be the smallest bone conduction speaker on the market, and we have to say, it sounds quite promising. What Makes Humbird Special? One thing that really makes Humbird stand out from the crowd is how small […]

How to Calculate Twitter ROI

by koku_jin
Get to Know Your Social Media Metrics It doesn’t matter which social media platforms you’re using to promote your business⁠—if you’re not measuring your results, you’re wasting your time! You need to be tracking things like which posts perform better than others, and which types of content your users like best. According to Twitter, 336 million people use the platform every month. But early on, I was struggling to see the value of Tweeting. It was hard for me to justify the amount of time and effort I was spending on it, before I understood how to properly market there […]