9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People

I stumbled upon this incredible article by Jeff Haden was updating my LinkedIn with my new position as Social Media Consultant at Ambient Consulting. I couldn’t help but post it to share with all of you. It is a very helpful article for all those looking to make big moves happen; we’ve to have the right mindset.

I’d recommend working on one at a time for one week, then move onto the next the week after; before too long we will all be thinking like winners and ready to make big moves.

Please let me know what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter:
@KevinCWalkerUS

9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People
By: Jeff Haden

1. Time doesn’t fill me. I fill time.
2. The people around me are the people I chose.
3. I have never paid my dues.
4. Experience is irrelevant. Accomplishments are everything.
5. Failure is something I accomplish; it doesn’t just happen to me.
6. Volunteers always win.
7. As long as I’m paid well, it’s all good.
8. People who pay me always have the right to tell me what to do.
9. The extra mile is a vast, unpopulated wasteland. 

 Article Link: http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/9-beliefs-of-remarkably-successful-people.html

SocialNrd is Back! .:. “The Need For Exploration”

After one of the most intense semesters of my college career at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, I’ve finally been set free!
This can only mean one thing… Exploration.

EXPLORATION:
The act of searching or traveling around a terrain for the purpose of discovery of resources or information.

When you are a student, or even a full time employee, your hands can often be tied behind your backs by the work that is not personal and you are obligated to do. This is VERY bad. Why? We all have personal ideas, projects, and and a need for inner exploration. Our obligatory school/career work can often hold us back from opening our eyes to our own creative creative drive and vision for exploration. But I have two words for you… Summer Vacation.

This summer is going to be unlike any other for exploration, for all of us. All of us are in one of the most incredible times in history when the connection network between all of us has become incredibly close. This allows us all to help each other explore our personal creative vision together.

Personally, I’ve some big plans for this summer. Here is just some of my goals for exploration:

  • Creating a infrared gesture keyboard to be installed in major smartphones
  • Building SocialPulse.co back up and into a finished working product; some major developments are currently in the making.
  • Exploring creative new ways to build demand for the ConnectToMe iOS and Android app as their Social Media Director!
  • Social Media Consulting is really starting to peak my interest!
  • I’m learning to code. Period.
  • Biking down the west coast for three weeks with musical artist Paul Doffing. He’s touring the United States playing at every major city and I will be riding with covering all his social media and video production needs; they’ll literally be be and exploration!
  • 3D HDR Video.
  • And some other fun ideas I cannot discuss quite yet :)

Stay exploring my friends.
I’d love to hear what you have in the works or what you’d like to get started; please post them below!
Until next-time Nrds.

Kevin C. Walker
SocialNrd

Kevin C. Walker:

What an excellant insight into the world of a startup. Something that we all should consider when trying to make it big in the world of entrepreneurship.
PS- Sorry for no blog posts lately… I am neglecting my blog recently to takle the Social Media Campaign for ConnectToMe.com with six of the finest student interns from the University of Minnesota. Hope you all understand!
Kevin C. Walker
SocialNrd

Originally posted on Don Hoang:

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of shore.

- Admiral Rickover

As I was gearing up to graduate from business school, one of my professors, Joel Peterson, challenged us to think differently by flashing the quote above in one of our last lectures.

Embracing this concept, I turned down an offer to go back to my previous employer and spent the next 4 months after school, unemployed, on an unfamiliar ocean.  I spent the summer months analyzing my skills, my passions, and what I wanted out of my career.  All winds pushed me towards joining a startup that I was passionate about – somewhere I could make an impact.  So like a cougar chasing down fresh meat at the Rosewood on Thursday night, I was all over it.

I was able to lose sight of the shore and along the way, I’ve…

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Learn Social Media Fast! Top 10 S.M Publications

Social Nrds and Businesses Listen up.

We’re overloaded with Social Media Advice Information every day; stop getting overwhelmed!
Conveniently placed below are choices of the Top 10 Hubspot publications to help you effectively understand today’s social media directed world.
Enjoy!

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1.) Pinterest – Learn how to increase traffic, leads and sales by reaching more than 11 million people
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5985653/White%20Papers/How%20to%20Use%20Pinterest%20for%20Business.pdf
The fastest-growing social media site ever has become a huge traffic referral (arguably, more powerful than Google+) for all businesses. An increasing number of companies are leveraging the platform to reach a new audience, increase visits to their websites, and generate leads or retail sales. And guess what? It’s working.

2.) Learning LinkedIn From the Experts: How to Build a Powerful Business Presence on LinkedIn
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5985653/White%20Papers/Learning%20Linkedin%20from%20the%20Experts.pdf
In Learning LinkedIn from the Experts, five LinkedIn specialists provide key insight into how you can use LinkedIn to successfully grow your network and business.

3.) How to Create Epic Facebook Ads
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5985653/White%20Papers/How%20To%20Create%20Epic%20Facebook%20Ads.pdf
Placing ads on Facebook provides one of the most targeted advertising opportunities today. The social network knows the demographics and interests of more than 800 million people who are active online. Written by Andrea Vahl, co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies, this ebook will walk you step-by-step through the nuances of Facebook ads.

4.) How to Use Google+ For Business
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5985653/White%20Papers/How%20To%20Use%20Google%2B%20For%20Businesses.pdf
Google+ is the new social network on the block. With more than 90 million users and a growing influence on search, Google+ has definitely emerged as a key player in online marketing.

5.) The Ultimate How-to Marketing Guide
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5985653/White%20Papers/The%20Ultimate%20%22How%20To%22%20Marketing%20Guide.pdf
How do you get a comprehensive view of the important ones and prioritize accordingly? To ensure your proficiency in Internet marketing, we’ve designed this multimedia ebook which, as David Meerman Scott says, “identifies nuggets of inspiration to drive success at your business.”

6.) How to Execute & Measure Successful Email Marketing
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5985653/White%20Papers/An%20Introduction%20to%20Email%20Marketing.pdf
Email marketing is arguably the most powerful channel for lead generation. If you don’t have a strong email marketing foundation, you’d better start building that knowledge. Download our free ebook and use the best practices shared here as a roadmap to your email marketing success

7.) An Introduction to Lead Generation
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5985653/White%20Papers/Introduction%20to%20Lead%20Generation.pdf
By now, many businesses understand that lead volume is based on a wide array of factors, ranging from social media presence, to blogging frequency, to online content. Learn how to effectively generate traffic and leads for your business through the basics of lead generation and techniques for optimizing your lead gen strategy.

8.) An Introduction to Business Blogging
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5985653/White%20Papers/An%20Introduction%20to%20Business%20Blogging.pdf
Nearly 40% of US companies use blogs for marketing purposes. •Companies that blog have 55% more website visitors. Marketing data clearly shows that blogging is a critical piece of the inbound marketing method and directly correlates to better business results. In this ebook, we walk you step-by-step through blogging fundamentals.

9.) An Introduction to Inbound Marketing Analytics
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5985653/White%20Papers/Introduction%20to%20Inbound%20Market%20Analytics.pdf
Analytics programs can give marketers amazing insight into their marketing campaigns. Our free ebook highlights the essential inbound marketing metrics for data-driven decision making, along with advice for how to use that data to improve and optimize your marketing efforts.

10.) An introduction to Lead Nurturing
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5985653/White%20Papers/Introduction%20to%20Lead%20Nurturing.pdf
50% of leads are qualified but not ready to buy. So if you are not nurturing them, you are simply burning money. Lead nurturing is all about understanding the nuances of your leads’ timing and needs. Learn how to leverage lead nurturing to increase high-quality conversions and cut your cost of customer acquisition.

DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT!

PS- The ConnectToMe iOS and Android App will be in the Apple App Store and Android market on April 12!
www.ConnectToMe.com

Thanks for coming and Happy Reading!
Kevin C. Walker
SocialNrd

FunBoarding – Spring Fling 2012 at Afton Alps

Yesterday was:
1. 80° F
2. Spring Fling at Afton Alps
3. St. Patrick’s Day
4. The last day to Shred for the year!
5. Last day of Spring Break.

What does that mean?
A new snowboarding video!
I love to do theses, in fact these kind of videos are what I started making that got me into the video production business in the first place!
Enjoy!

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