Can you believe the first full work week after the holidays is over? The holidays flew by so quickly, and before we knew it Team Belle was back from our two week vacation and ready to rumble. This week was all about goal setting, starting new accounts and jumping into new projects, and we can’t wait to take 2015 by storm!
Need a little motivation to start Monday off right? We hear you. Take a sec to read through this week’s #THRIVEable Friday, our weekly roundup of tips, trends and tech to get you going. Enjoy!
Entrepreneurship…LIKE A BOSS.
Just Be Yourself.
According to this article from Inc, the most critical action a senior leader can take is to “be accessible and be yourself.” Leaders who are authentic in their words and actions, and who make themselves available, are the ones who are successful and create a lasting impact. Read the full article for tips on being more accessible and authentic to succeed.
Keep Your Cool.
Entrepreneurship is stressful – that’s expected. But it’s critical that entrepreneurs are able to handle anything that comes their way, and keep their composure while they handle it. If you find yourself breathing into a paper bag more than you’d like, it’s time to change how you deal with stress and learn alternative coping methods. Entrepreneur offers several tips on how to stay calm and keep your cool when faced with a stressful problem or situation.
Customer Complaints, Handled.
Nobody likes complaints about their business, service or product, but it’s a fact that sooner or later, your customers will complain. How you handle disgruntled customers is critical to how your business is seen – if handled poorly, a disgruntled customer can be a huge problem, but if they’re handled with diligence and grace, they can be a new brand advocate. This article from Forbes describes how you can deal with complaining customers successfully – good luck!
Tips and Tools to Empower Your Life
Social media marketing strategies usually have a goal of gaining more followers for a brand or organization, but anyone who has run a contest, sweepstakes or other aspect of a campaign knows that many of the accounts who follow you are, sadly, not real. Spammers can warp your follower count and the effectiveness of your campaign. Want to know how many of your followers are real and how many are big, fat fakers? TwitBlock is a free tool that scans your followers, shows which ones are spam and makes it easy to block all of them in one place. Sayonara, spammers.
Links We Love
- 14 Podcasts to Make You a Better Social Marketer in 2015
- How the World Uses the Internet in 60 Seconds [INFOGRAPHIC]
- Fast-food chains aim to ditch junk food
- 9 Google Analytics Tips to Improve Your Marketing
- Facebook reports massive growth in video posts
- 3 Proven Strategies That Create a Dramatic Increase in Traffic to Your Website
- 50 Awesome Resources to Help You Be a Better Writer (and Content Marketer)