Saturday, January 04, 2014

Our Top 5 Posts of 2013

Motivation, innovation, self-actualization top the list along with grappling with angry customers and stress reduction.

Based on comments and feedback from you, it would seem that getting an early start on New Year’s resolutions was our most popular rant of 2013. It was up there, but it didn’t make the Top Five. Sure it’s only January 4th, but we advise our clients to start their resolutions (i.e. habit-changing exercises) at least a month before the new year so you have time to work the bugs out of your resolutions and re-set your goals to more reasonable aspirations. How are you doing on that?

Contact us here to share your stories of triumph or self-loathing.

That being said, you should never set the bar low and forget about your BHAGS (Big Hairy Audacious Goals). As our analytics confirm, our most popular post of 2013 was about why it’s a great time to be self-motivated. Our other most popular posts came from a wide variety of topics.
HB Publishing/Online Marketing B2Beat Top 5 Posts of 2013

For instance, the sports world was shocked last winter by the International Olympic Committee’s rash decision to drop wrestling from the Olympic program. That’s like banning hot dogs from the ball park and as many of you know, the great sport of grappling was recently reinstated thanks to a massive worldwide outcry of support. A couple of important lessons really seemed to resonate with you: (a) Never take your status as a “must have” for granted no longer how long you’ve been in business; (b) Never give up fighting for what you believe in; (c) Don’t underestimate the power of social and mobile media to galvanize a worldwide community and (d) You’ve got to address your angry clients/customers ASAP or heaven help you if you ignore them. Here’s the post if you missed it.

We were also pleased to learn that most of you are not satisfied with the status quo and you Don’t fall victim to things that stifle innovation (our No.3 post). You also learn to adapt as many of you finally made the switch from Blackberry to IOS or Android smartphones (see Bye-Bye Blackberry) and we noticed more of you than ever checking us out via mobile device. Thank you.

Finally, we all need to do a better job or reducing stress in this always connected, hyper-competitive world. The year 2014 should be a good one overall, but it’s not going to be easier less eventful than 2013. If you haven’t done so already, please check out No.5 on our most popular post list: Real-world tactics for reducing stress.

If you can follow the advice of the late Steve Jobs and “stay hungry and foolish” while staying motivated, avoiding innovation stifling traps and keeping your anxiety level in balance, then you’re a step ahead of the rest of the pack and in for a great year and more.

Our blog has more as well as the FREE Resources page of our website.

Getting motivated, end of Blackberry, reducing stress, Olympic wrestling, don’t stifle innovation


Our blog has more as well as the FREE Resources page of our website.

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