It’s no mystery, Twitter’s popularity reached new heights Sunday night as millions across the world not only tuned to see who was who and what Lady Gaga was wearing, but they were also tweeting every finite detail of the evening.
Thankfully Kanye behaved himself this year and Gaga left the…
According to Nike company lore, one of the most famous and easily recognized slogans in advertising history was coined at a 1988 meeting of Nike’s ad agency Wieden and Kennedy and a group of Nike employees. Dan Weiden, speaking admiringly of Nike’s can-do attitude, reportedly said, “You Nike guys, you just do it.” The rest, as they say, is (advertising) history.
After stumbling badly against archrival Reebok in the 1980s, Nike rose about as high and fast in the ‘90s as any company can. It took on a new religion of brand consciousness and broke advertising sound barriers with its indelible Swoosh, “Just Do It” slogan and deified sports figures. Nike managed the deftest of marketing tricks: to be both anti-establishment and mass market, to the tune of $9.2 billion dollars in sales in 1997.
Today goes down in history, one of the Internets biggest icons over the past 5+ years Gary Vaynerchuk, has retired from the wine video world. He has produced over 1,000 intuative and informative wine episodes online that have both grown and educated a wine community that is now worldwide.
"Just because life has let you down doesn’t mean that you must let yourself down. Pick yourself up, quickly take a positive step, and know that you’re closer to reaching your goal than you’ve ever been before.
You’ve been through some of the hard part and already experienced some of the difficulty you must go through. So keep going, and make that experience count.
Change your approach if that’s what is called for. Learn from where you’ve been, adapt and adjust your efforts to be even more effective.
Every day, every encounter, and every outcome is a new opportunity to move yourself forward. Keep yourself focused on the goal you’ve chosen, and keep yourself moving in the best way you know how.
The disappointments are just as much a part of the process as the victories. Be truly thankful for it all, and in your gratitude you’ll find a way to put it all to positive use.
Whatever has happened is a perfect reason to keep going. Keep going, and create the life you have chosen to live.”
There’s an old saying – and I believe it’s true – “Nobody has ever erected a statue to a critic.” Davy Crockett had a simple motto which said, “Make sure you’re right – then go ahead.” The reality is, all of us have faced our own moments (sometimes much longer than that) of criticism. No matter what your career or occupation, the more successful you become, the more criticism you are likely to receive. Some of that criticism is based on jealousy; some will come from those who don’t understand your objectives, and some from those who make a habit of finding fault like there was a reward for it. Actually, only those who don’t attempt anything will remain above criticism.
Frederick the Great said, “I go through my appointed daily rounds, and I care not for the curs who bark at me along the road.” Being criticized is not a problem if you develop a positive way to deal with it. Winston Churchill framed on the wall of his office the following words of Abe Lincoln: “I do the very best I can; I mean to keep going. If the end brings me out all right, then what is said against me won’t matter. If I’m wrong, ten angels swearing I was right won’t make a difference.”
That was good strategy and good advice for Churchill to follow because he received much criticism in his lifetime. Abe Lincoln was roundly criticized in his day, just as many of our public figures are today. It takes a person of great courage to forge ahead and do what he honestly believes to be right when critics are howling against him. The person with conviction, the one as Davy Crockett said “who knows he’s right,” will simply go ahead.
I encourage you to follow that advice. Go ahead with the projects you believe in if they are morally and ethically sound and you believe in them enough to pursue them with determination. Take that approach and I really will SEE YOU AT THE TOP!
If you’re currently using Facebook on your smartphone and you’ve chosen the option to “sync all contacts” chances are all of your smartphone contacts are now on Facebook, which based on the posts we’ve seen recently today, that may concern some of you.
This [VIDEO] shows you how to remove this option on Facebook.com to prevent your personal contacts from being data mined on Facebook.com