OH SNAP! Or, How I Learned to Stop Hating on it and Love Snapchat.

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One of my mentors told me a while back I needed to get on Snapchat. My first response was “I’m not 14 and don’t need to send naked pics…,” paired with a roll of the eyes and that holier-than-thou voice we all affect when rebuffing the latest trend. But as Snapchat has continued to blow up I finally decided to join, more from FOMO than anything else. Over the holiday break I started toying with the app and after some failed attempts at mastering the UI—I was hooked.

First off: Stop saying you are too old.

If I had a dollar for each time someone who was born before 1985 says “I’m too old for this” in regards to Snapchat, or any new technology really, I could fund my Starbucks habit for a few solid months.

As the Buddha said:

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

You aren’t “too old” to learn a new technology, even one with a confusing UI learning curve like Snapchat: you are either too lazy or too scared.

If you’re too lazy, that’s fine, just don’t complain when new tech and ways of connecting pass you and your business by. For a while, I too was in the lazy camp (which is my usual base camp before attacking any new social network). After poking around, watching some videos made by tweens, and asking a 16 year old for pointers—voila! Snapchat usability mystery solved.

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How to Build a Social Media Resume

Hey everyone, so today I want to teach you how to build a social media resume, it is a pretty basic concept but has benefited me a lot when applying for consulting gigs or finding clients and may help you too! A social media resume is super simple, if you have the good sense God gave a gopher you’ll be able to figure out how to make one just from looking at mine which is below.

Quick tips:

“I Can’t Afford It” is a Crock | How to Find Buyers that BUY!

Crock of what… I’ll leave it to your imagination doll.

So… have you ever had a client or potential buyer say ” I can’t afford your (services/ebook/product)”

Of course you have, everyone has if you are in business. Even better is the classic trying-to-negotiate you down, like “well why not do it for half off” or “how about I pay you X now and X later”. Take it from me start ups and new entrepreneurs DON’T DO IT.

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How To Become a Sales Whiz in 3 Easy Steps

This is a easy to understand guide that can take someone with no sales experience & turn them into a sales wizard. (p.s. I got all my knowledge on this process from the amazing book The E-Myth.. I boiled down & added to his views on how to become an amazing sales person, check it out for more great entrepreneurial tips)

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Art of the Elevator Pitch

The idea of the elevator pitch is almost antiquated by today’s standards… I mean who rides elevators anymore! But even if your a blogger, online businessperson or just have vertigo its good to know what you ‘elevator pitch’ would be if you had to give one.

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