RVLLR Best of Web Series – Feb 2015
New week for you Revellers and I must say that this new year has been full of surprises so far. Hope everyone had a great weekend! It is so cold on this side of the world that even stepping outside of your place is not an option. Focus on improving your communication skills and you will gain more motivation to achieve greater things in this world. The SuperBowl and the Grammys recently took place but we got the Best of Web articles for the week so that you don’t feel like you missed anything. Check out 10 amazing life lessons from Tony Robbins, the best way to spend 30 minutes on social media marketing, 15 amazing google services you did not know about, how to visually engage with your audience, and why Snapchat won’t bow down to advertisers
RVLLR Mots du Jour:
“The bar is getting higher to gain attention and engage young consumers.” — Jamie Gutfruend of Deep Focus, as quoted by Digiday.com
Tony Robbins successfully coached athletes like Andre Agassi, who came from a slump back to #1 in the tennis world, as well as leaders in the financial world like Paul Tudor Jones, whom Tony has worked with for 21 years and who’s made money every single year no matter where the market has been. Tony has also been credited by many people with helping them transform and upgrade their health, psychology, relationships, business and finances—in other words, their lives.
Having attended several of Tony’s seminars and listened to almost every audio program he has, there are 10 amazing life lessons I’ve learned from the man himself. They can be implemented by anyone today to profoundly increase their quality of life.
Snapchat, a platform that reaches a coveted teenage audience, has started asking brands for $750,000-a-day commitments, sources have told Adweek on the condition they and their employers not be named. “They [Snapchat] have minimums, and they are very firm on them,” said one agency executive who has talked with Snapchat about advertising. “From a monetization perspective, they are looking for fewer, bigger, better.”
Looking for deeper meaning, trying to find patterns in everything, eager to answer life’s riddles—it is this curiosity and hunger for knowledge that has gotten us to where we are now as a species. We have built an advanced civilization by coming up with solutions to problems, and even though we may be somewhat complacent at this stage of our history, there are still a lot of little questions that every person needs to answer throughout his or her life in order to find that unique brand of happiness that will be slightly different for each of us.
The current you is . . . fine. But let’s be honest: There’s always room for improvement. Here’s what you should change when the calendar flips: your gym routine, your running shirt, your multivitamin, and your post-workout recovery drink (hint: try watermelon juice).
For those uninitiated, Instagram finally updated its system so that users can edit captions on their posts – previously this was a head scratching limitation. As the press release states, “a typo shouldn’t get in the way” of capturing your favorite moments. The other update was improvements to the Explore page which now features a ‘Photos’ tab and a ‘People tab. This will make it easier for you to find the accounts that you think are more interesting or relevant.
6. Want To Be An Entrepreneur? First Read These 3 Decks, Says Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki certainly knows a thing or two about launching your own business. The author of “The Art of the Start” has founded and funded many companies, and now he’s the chief evangelist at online graphics-design startup Canva.
Kawasaki shared with us the three SlideShares he thinks every entrepreneur (or aspiring entrepreneur) needs to read:
I tend to find pockets of time throughout the day where I wish I could be as productive as possible in windows here and there. When a 30-minute window opens up, what should I be doing to maximize my time on social media?
Here are some ways I’ve attempted to use my 30-minute chunks, and maybe they’ll spark some ideas for your marketing spurts as well. I’d love to hear what solutions you’ve found, too!
For the last three years at about this time — which is to say, in the nascent days of the new year, when the calendar lies clear and the sense of possibility is at its apex — Selfridges, the British department store, has dedicated its windows, all 13 of them, to a new class of Bright Young Things: dozens of up-and-coming stars of fashion and art, including names like Simone Rocha, Christopher Shannon and Maarten van der Horst, who it thinks will shape what we wear and how we shop in the year to come.
New year, new generation!
In the latest ‘Inside Fashion’ interview, BoF’s Imran Amed sits down with Dean and Dan Caten, the Canadian twins behind cult Italian label DSquared2, to chart their trajectory from the suburbs of Toronto to the helm of a business which turns over €210 million and, this year, celebrates its 20th anniversary.
What you’re going to learn in this post:
- The easy thing to do while shopping that prevents you from buying junk food.
- How to not fall for the tricks and traps of restaurants.
- The 2 secrets to not snacking too much at the office.
- How to stay disciplined at events and holiday gatherings — without making the host feel bad.
- How superheroes can help you make better food choices.
Yeah, I said superheroes can help you eat better. Seriously. In fact, let’s start there…
Rise and grind… The dream is free but the hustle sold separately