The type of dreamers really interesting and motivating. Good article.

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Dreams are a beautiful part of life. The most beautiful in fact. Without dreams and wishes, life would be sad and disappointing. So, why do so many people take their dreams for granted. Everybody always says…,”Hold on to your dreams now…you won’t have them forever…” or, ” What is the point of dreaming, it’s not like dreams come true…” But both those statement are wrong! When you have a dream, it is this sensational happiness that rushes through your body. The idea that somewhere out there is something for you, something that you crave to be your own. In the world there are millions of dreamers. Dreams to become doctors, singers, dancers, mothers, fathers, pro sports players, and so many other things. There’s other dreams too, dreams to be loved, wanted, accepted, and noticed. Everybody has a dream within them, or at least they did at one point. Everybody’s dream would…

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Be Happier: 10 Things to Stop Doing Right Now

Sometimes the route to happiness depends more on what you don’t do.

By Jeff Haden

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Happiness–in your business life and your personal life–is often a matter of subtraction, not addition.

Consider, for example, what happens when you stop doing the following 10 things:

1. Blaming.

People make mistakes. Employees don’t meet your expectations. Vendors don’t deliver on time.

So you blame them for your problems.

But you’re also to blame. Maybe you didn’t provide enough training. Maybe you didn’t build in enough of a buffer. Maybe you asked too much, too soon.

Taking responsibility when things go wrong instead of blaming others isn’t masochistic, it’s empowering–because then you focus on doing things better or smarter next time.

And when you get better or smarter, you also get happier.

2. Impressing.

No one likes you for your clothes, your car, your possessions, your title, or your accomplishments. Those are all “things.” People may like your things–but that doesn’t mean they like you.

Sure, superficially they might seem to, but superficial is also insubstantial, and a relationship that is not based on substance is not a real relationship.

Genuine relationships make you happier, and you’ll only form genuine relationships when you stop trying to impress and start trying to just be yourself.

3. Clinging.

When you’re afraid or insecure, you hold on tightly to what you know, even if what you know isn’t particularly good for you.

An absence of fear or insecurity isn’t happiness: It’s just an absence of fear or insecurity.

Holding on to what you think you need won’t make you happier; letting go so you can reach for and try to earn what you want will.

Even if you don’t succeed in earning what you want, the act of trying alone will make you feel better about yourself.

4. Interrupting.

Interrupting isn’t just rude. When you interrupt someone, what you’re really saying is, “I’m not listening to you so I can understand what you’re saying; I’m listening to you so I can decide what I want to say.”

Want people to like you? Listen to what they say. Focus on what they say. Ask questions to make sure you understand what they say.

They’ll love you for it–and you’ll love how that makes you feel.

5. Whining.

Your words have power, especially over you. Whining about your problems makes you feel worse, not better.

If something is wrong, don’t waste time complaining. Put that effort into making the situation better. Unless you want to whine about it forever, eventually you’ll have to do that. So why waste time? Fix it now.

Don’t talk about what’s wrong. Talk about how you’ll make things better, even if that conversation is only with yourself.

And do the same with your friends or colleagues. Don’t just be the shoulder they cry on.

Friends don’t let friends whine–friends help friends make their lives better.

6. Controlling.

Yeah, you’re the boss. Yeah, you’re the titan of industry. Yeah, you’re the small tail that wags a huge dog.

Still, the only thing you really control is you. If you find yourself trying hard to control other people, you’ve decided that you, your goals, your dreams, or even just your opinions are more important than theirs.

Plus, control is short term at best, because it often requires force, or fear, or authority, or some form of pressure–none of those let you feel good about yourself.

Find people who want to go where you’re going. They’ll work harder, have more fun, and create better business and personal relationships.

And all of you will be happier.

7. Criticizing.

Yeah, you’re more educated. Yeah, you’re more experienced. Yeah, you’ve been around more blocks and climbed more mountains and slayed more dragons.

That doesn’t make you smarter, or better, or more insightful.

That just makes you you: unique, matchless, one of a kind, but in the end, just you.

Just like everyone else–including your employees.

Everyone is different: not better, not worse, just different. Appreciate the differences instead of the shortcomings and you’ll see people–and yourself–in a better light.

8. Preaching.

Criticizing has a brother. His name is Preaching. They share the same father: Judging.

The higher you rise and the more you accomplish, the more likely you are to think you know everything–and to tell people everything you think you know.

When you speak with more finality than foundation, people may hear you but they don’t listen. Few things are sadder and leave you feeling less happy.

9. Dwelling.

The past is valuable. Learn from your mistakes. Learn from the mistakes of others.

Then let it go.

Easier said than done? It depends on your focus. When something bad happens to you, see that as a chance to learn something you didn’t know. When another person makes a mistake, see that as an opportunity to be kind, forgiving, and understanding.

The past is just training; it doesn’t define you. Think about what went wrong, but only in terms of how you will make sure that, next time, you and the people around you will know how to make sure it goes right.

10. Fearing.

We’re all afraid: of what might or might not happen, of what we can’t change, or what we won’t be able to do, or how other people might perceive us.

So it’s easier to hesitate, to wait for the right moment, to decide we need to think a little longer or do some more research or explore a few more alternatives.

Meanwhile days, weeks, months, and even years pass us by.

And so do our dreams.

Don’t let your fears hold you back. Whatever you’ve been planning, whatever you’ve imagined, whatever you’ve dreamed of, get started on it today.

If you want to start a business, take the first step. If you want to change careers, take the first step. If you want to expand or enter a new market or offer new products or services, take the first step.

Put your fears aside and get started. Do something. Do anything.

Otherwise, today is gone. Once tomorrow comes, today is lost forever.

Today is the most precious asset you own–and is the one thing you should truly fear wasting.

 

 

Product Promotion Strategy for all generation

As an average there are 6 generations living in the world. Each generation has unique characteristics of likes, dislikes and attributes. A person’s birth date may not always be indicative of their generational characteristics, but as a common group they have similarities. As a marketer, it is important to know how to effectively communicate and market to these diverse generations. To sell products and services effectively, one has to create right promotion, tailoring it specifically for each group’s needs.

 

The classifications of generation are as below:

  • GI Generation:     Born 1901 – 1926
  • Mature / Silents: Born 1927 – 1945
  • Baby Boomers:    Born 1946 – 1964
  • Generation X:       Born 1965 – 1980
  • Generation Y / Millennium: Born 1981 – 2000
  • Generation Z / boomlets: Born after 2001

 

One size fit for all strategy will not work for all generations. The marketing strategy of a laptop computer to different generations can be as below:

 

 

Product Offerings:

Talk To Them About:

Promotion:

GI Generation.

Warranty; Easy to understand Instructions, Live help from a 1-800 number.

Talk about how much the world has changed (in a positive way) and how the computer can make doing certain things easier and cheaper.

In Newspaper and with knowledgeable in-store salesperson.

Mature Generation.

Warranty; Easy to understand Instructions, Live help from a 1-800 number.

Talk about how they can use it to have fun, look up old classmates and see (and share) photos and video of their grandchildren.

In Newspaper and with knowledgeable in-store salesperson; also during the Nightly News.

Baby Boom Generation.

Use Credit to pay for it; Wi-Fi and portability.

Talk positively about how easy it is to learn to use it; also talk a lot about the Wi-Fi and portability.

TV and with knowledgeable in-store salesperson.

Generation X.

Use Credit to pay for it; storage capabilities are important and compatability with office/school equipment.

Talk about how they can play games, watch movies instantly; use it for career advancement and enhancing the education of their children; Use it to start up their own business or advance education; also play up the reliability of the brand name.

TV and Internet.

Generation Y.

“Free” Upgrades and extras; ability to create “skins” to make it a unique reflection of their personality.

Make sure you respect the knowledge they already have about the product; Unlimited access to friends, information; Use it to start up their own business or advance education; they can use it to make a contribution to their community; their ability to schedule their life; also mention the Wi-Fi and portability.

Internet.

Generation Z

“Free” Upgrades and extras

Make sure you respect the knowledge they already have about the product; talk about the ability to play games online, create their own videos and stay connected with friends; remember they are brand savvy, they know what they want already.

Internet and showing product being used by celebrity spokesperson that they can identify with.