LinkedIn desktop update – connecting you to more opportunities.

LinkedIn Desktop Update

The new LinkedIn desktop update gives the site a much-needed facelift… LinkedIn is no exception to regular, mandatory updates. Without updating any app/social platform; you risk losing your fanbase/customers, period. The LinkedIn desktop update, which they described as the “largest desktop redesign since LinkedIn’s inception”, is much needed for several reasons (which I’ll be covering below). In the update, the emphasis was placed on the ability to find the “most relevant professional conversations, content and opportunities”. Before I say more, you can see everything that’s changed here: LinkedIn has been under fire from several people arguing that the new UI …

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“Who inspires you?”

Who inspires you?

“Who inspires you?” – #inthezone 56 is one of those questions which is asked of us many times. Without being disrespectful to the person who is asking the question, it’s such a bloody cliché…and not a good one. To make matters worse, we tend to offer standard answers, either someone famous or a so called “business guru”. There is nothing wrong on drawing inspiration from well-known individuals, but let’s be honest, the word “inspiration” gets banded around a lot. You see it in videos, read it in content and hear people say it at networking events. We need to address …

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Facebook watch out – YouTube mobile live streaming is here!

YouTube mobile live streaming

YouTube Mobile Live Streaming now available – but there’s a catch… Most of us believe online live streaming only came about recently. If you think this, you couldn’t be more wrong. Did you know: In 1993, the garage band Severe Tire-Damage became the first brand to broadcast live over the internet! In the recent years, mobile live streaming has completely changed the way consumers interact with brands. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Live (Periscope) are all great examples of how large corporations capitalised on new technologies to enhance the consumption of content. With that being said, YouTube are now allowing YouTubers …

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Are you all in or are you kidding yourself?

Are you all in or are you kidding yourself?

Just think about it for a minute… The issue I see with many business owners who want growth is they have awesome ambition, a great product or service, but they’re reluctant, in fact I’ll would go as far are saying frightened, to put everything on the line to achieve self-actualisation. We’ve all heard of that saying, ‘with big risk comes big reward’; yet why is it so many business owners don’t practice what they preach? Is it a lack of belief in their product or service, a lack of conviction to fully commit to the journey, is it laziness, is it a …

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Facebook stories update coming soon and MORE!

Facebook Stories Update

The team down at Snapchat must be fuming…or perhaps they’re flattered? However they’re feeling, it doesn’t change the fact that Facebook are blatantly copying their “stories” feature! This wouldn’t be the first-time Snapchat was copied. Not too long ago Instagram rolled out the same thing. Instagram Stories have even proven to be quite successful; with the stats showing 150 million daily users. Facebook stories update: Ireland is the first country lucky enough to be targeted for this new feature’s testing. The main concept behind the idea is an image or 10 second video which disappears exactly 24 hours after being posted. …

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Don’t be a wuss! – #inthezone 55

Don't be a wuss

You read that right – don’t be a wuss… If you’ve just started out in business, one thing I can tell you is that you will come across many different types of personalities. That’s why its so important to surround yourself with like-minded peers (who are on the same journey as you). You’ll come across those who encourage, those who want you to succeed, those who are envious, and those who knock you down. These people are usually the ones that say you have a great business idea, but you don’t have the necessary skills to run a business. When …

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Adding Google Analytics to WordPress in 5 simple steps

Adding Google Analytics to WordPress in 5 Simple Steps

Adding Google Analytics to WordPress in 5 Simple Steps: Google Analytics is a VERY USEFUL tool for digital marketers around the world. It can tell us many things about our website and the statistical data it provides can’t be disputed. Not all websites have this holy grail of marketing and to be honest it really surprises me. IT IS AN ESSENTIAL. It’s time to tell you exactly how you can adding Google Analytics to WordPress in 5 simple steps. Step 1 – Create a Gmail (or sign-in if you already have one) You’ll need a Gmail account to be able …

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Comfort Zones: What the F%*K!

Comfort zones

Comfort Zones: What the F%*K! If you want to live a life of mediocrity, where you haven’t experienced the joy of accomplishing a goal whilst working your butt off, you’ve been subjected to countless knock backs, doubters, jealously and the obligatory look of suppressed “what the f%*k” from close family and friends, because you’ve shared your amazing business idea, or even outrageous ambition, then you haven’t pushed yourself outside your comfort zone. Just think about it for a moment, what are comfort zones? Well, here’s my definition; An invisible boundary, set by our own conditioning, fuelled by our peers, and …

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Google are penalising websites with intrusive interstitials

Google are penalising websites with intrusive interstitials

The latest Google penalty comes as a bit of a good surprise – Google are penalising websites with intrusive interstitials: It’s no secret Google are constantly updating their algorithms to accommodate for users and give them the best experience possible. After all, the sole purpose of Google’s existence is for the user to get to where they need to be whilst having the best experience possible. In light of this, Google are penalising websites with intrusive interstitial. Hooray, finally a win we can all get behind (intrusive interstitial ads are annoying for the most part)! What are interstitials? Before we …

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Stop being a stingy git!

Stop being a stingy git!

#inthezone 54 – Stop being a stingy git! The law of reciprocity is one of the most powerful forces one can master in life and business, yet why is it many people fear it? It’s because it relies on relinquishing control and ultimately believing in the concept of ‘what goes around comes around’. Many people believe the law of reciprocity is nebulous but take it from me, it does work, and it can transform the way you do business. You see, most of us in life and business are programmed on a transactional basis, which involves money or returned favours; …

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