Curate, Create, Automate — 5 Great Social Media Apps

Most of us already have the staple social media apps -- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc -- so this post is not really about those. This post is for anyone who wants to create great content for sharing on those social media platforms. Gone are the days when you had to bookmark everything interesting on … Continue reading Curate, Create, Automate — 5 Great Social Media Apps

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What I learned about building a community

It all began with a pattern. Knowing my background in philosophy, several people approached me to learn more about the subject because they didn’t know where to start. To them, philosophy was daunting. Yet each conversation was rich and exciting, and they took to philosophical inquiry like fish to water. I found myself wondering, “What … Continue reading What I learned about building a community

I have these gems delivered straight into my mailbox!

Inbox zero is a fantasy for me. But I don’t really mind it because my massive inbox load is partly due to the collection of great newsletters I’m subscribed to. I used to do freelance copywriting for edms (email direct mailers) and thought I knew it all. I thought email was just sales and marketing, … Continue reading I have these gems delivered straight into my mailbox!

Reinventing Organisations – Frederic Laloux

Reading Frederic Laloux's Reinventing Organisations has taken longer than I expected thanks to the other reading I have to do for my day job. Thank goodness for these audio and video files! I've compiled a Soundcloud playlist for anyone else interested in these audio gems -- the podcasts sure helped me understand and appreciate his approach to … Continue reading Reinventing Organisations – Frederic Laloux

Addendum on Positive Psychology

Earlier in the week, I published a post on positivity in which Positive Psychology was mentioned extensively. Here's a great introduction to the discipline by the man himself, Martin Seligman:

3 reasons to be more positive on social media

Positivity is like the childhood best friend that we all take for granted: always there to catch us, always overlooked. It is interesting that most people easily extol the virtues of staying optimistic and upbeat, yet so much of social media is dominated by complaints and negativity. A recent article published in the MIT Technology … Continue reading 3 reasons to be more positive on social media

Pinterest: Another Tool In Your Social Media Arsenal

I am a big Pinterest fan. So much so that I signed up for a Buffer Awesome plan trial just to try out scheduling for Pinterest (I always feel bad spamming my fellow pinners with a barrage of pins). If that doesn’t convince you of the extent of my fangirling, let it be known that … Continue reading Pinterest: Another Tool In Your Social Media Arsenal

Empathy first, empathy always.

An amusing exchange happened in one of my lessons the other day and it made me think about communication, sincerity, and how to go about creating and maintaining relationships with others. You see, I had spent most of the lesson reviewing my student’s external correspondences and was somewhat horrified that the correspondences, while well-crafted and … Continue reading Empathy first, empathy always.

Carnegie Chronicles: What are we doing to spread positivity?

The key lesson in Chapter 2 is one that I learned some time back -- the impact of appreciation and gratitude. Carnegie includes several anecdotes about instances where being appreciative resulted in positive outcomes for the appreciator, but is insistent that his recommendation is not to flatter. He juxtaposes flattery with appreciation and points out … Continue reading Carnegie Chronicles: What are we doing to spread positivity?

5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine & survive zombies

1. Maximise your time (HIIT it) Not everyone can afford 2-hour gym workouts, which may not even be as effective! Aim instead of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that alternates between work and rest to jump start your metabolism. HIIT workouts are typically really short and I’ve never done one that exceeded 30 minutes. 30 minutes workout … Continue reading 5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine & survive zombies