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8 Ways To Beat Job Search Burnout

Burnout is a state of physical and emotional exhaustion that can result from chronic stress. It often leads to cynicism, detachment, a lapse in accomplishments, and feelings of ineffectiveness. According to HelpGuide.org, “When you’re burned out, problems can seem insurmountable, everything looks bleak, and it’s difficult to muster up the energy to care – let alone do something about your situation.”

However, left unaddressed, burnout can threaten your relationships, your health, and your career, not to mention your job search. So, how can you prevent or heal job search burnout? Here are eight strategies to consider:

1. Leverage technology

Use a wide range of technologies, software, and apps to enable you to work smarter and job search less time each day without sacrificing results.

Use job lead aggregators, for example, to eliminate the task of manually searching for open positions on job boards – let automated searches do the work for you and deliver relevant lists to your inbox.
Organize your search and networking to-dos with tools such as JibberJobber that simplify critical follow-up tasks.
A simple tool such as the canned emails feature on Gmail allows you to strategically re-use email messages over and over again without having to rewrite them.
Discover 35 apps and tools that can save you hours of time each week in your career search.
2. Batch activities to streamline your job search workload

In other words, combine apples with apples and oranges with oranges – capitalize on mental synergies by doing similar job search activities at the same time.

Reply to emails and voice mails in the same period of time since both tasks require similar intellectual energies and will often utilize the same information.
Do all of your resume tailoring for the day at the same time.
Chunk your relationship-building with recruiters and hiring managers into the same time period so you can re-use messages and resources when relevant.
Complete a week’s worth of content curation within a few hours so you can quickly access curated material when you’re ready to batch emails to recruiters.
3. Say no

Set limits with others and yourself. Know what you can manage and ensure you take on no more than that.

Say no to more projects or honey-do assignments. Being unemployed does not mean you have endless time to get things done around the house. Make your search a priority without sacrificing your personal relationships, but make sure you set limits on how many extra projects you can complete.
Say no to workaholism. Job searching more than 30-35 hours per week is counterproductive. By exhausting yourself week-after-week you will inadvertently rob yourself of energy when you need it most – for job interviews and salary negotiations (not to mention starting your new job). I suggest working no more than 4 days weekly in your search so you can take every Friday as a  “me” day. Use that time to invest in yourself personally and professionally. One of my clients goes golfing every Friday, for example, which gets him away from his computer. He gets exercise, invests in networking relationships, and returns to his search the following Monday with a renewed perspective.
Say no to too many social contacts. There is no way to do it all when you’re in active search mode. You may have to say no to attending select get-togethers or professional association meetings. Choose the ones you do attend wisely and spread them out through the course of the month. While it’s critical to stay in touch with people and professional organizations in your search, it is possible to overdo both. Know what you need and let go of the rest.
4. Know when enough is enough

How many job applications should you complete every week in your search? How many recruiters should you contact? How many times? How many LinkedIn invitations to connect should you send? When it comes right down to it, most of your job search to-dos can be boiled down to a series of simple metrics.

Create a job search dashboard so you have specific goals to work toward each week and know when they are complete. Set achievable, realistic targets for every area of your search.
Use those targets to create a weekly job search action plan. This directs your job search activity a week at a time and helps you to sustain momentum month-by-month.
From your weekly job search action plan extract daily to-dos and monitor your output and success. Make it a habit to start and end each job search day by reviewing and updating your search metrics.
5. Invest in yourself & your career

A career search is the perfect time to invest in reflection and growth, both personally and professionally.

Take time out to earn a new certification, take a professional development course, or finally enroll in that MBA program you’ve been wanting to pursue.
Explore your passions. Revitalize your energies by indulging in beloved hobbies or work-related interests. Read books, journals, and articles. Start a blog. Write guest posts for others’ blogs.
Invest in your values. What is most important to you in your work or life? Invest time or energy in family, relationships, friends, or favorite activities. Take a vacation, preferably toward the beginning or end of your search.
Have fun. Now is the time to play and recreate more. Reserve a little fun for each day and a little more each Friday. And role model that self-care by weaving more fun into your weekends with your loved ones, too. Your kids and your spouse will thank you.
6. Shift paradigms

Most job seekers have an inherent “me, me, me” attitude. Shift that to a “give, give, give” mentality to transform your search results.

Instead of pummeling your network with requests, trying giving valuable ideas, suggestions, resources, and aid.
Rather than trying to grab the attention of recruiters, why not earn it by giving them leads, strategic industry information, and recruiting resources?
Stop pursuing hiring executives and refocus to building long-term relationships with them. Invest in their interests, learn about their problems, and suggest solutions. Interest in you and your candidacy is sure to follow.
7. Take a break. (Or 2. Or 3.)

Research shows us that we all need breaks in our work approximately every 90 to 120 minutes. Likewise, we need longer breaks on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

Take breaks every 1.5 to 2 hours throughout your job search days. Make sure you switch mental gears. Get away from your computer and all technology for 15 to 30 minutes each day.
Plan at least a full hour break daily. Get totally away from technology for that period and engage in activities that utilize different parts of your brain.
Change up your “work” locations. Conduct your search from your back porch, the beach, or your favorite coffee shop at least once a week.
8. Keep your search in perspective

Yes, your career search is important, even vital. But let’s face it, it’s not more important than the rest of your life. For most of us, there are other things that are much, much more important.

Take time out to remember your priorities in the midst of an extended job search. Remember your “big whys” – why the search is important to you and why it’s important to your family. Reconnect with what matters and gives meaning to your life.
Take care of your social needs. Not all of your social engagements have to be about networking, so make sure you hang out with friends and family and participate in neighborhood get-togethers. Don’t avoid social contact because you don’t have a job (do set limits on how much you will talk about your search and what you will say, though; otherwise these social outings will discourage you).
By leveraging practical solutions, setting healthy boundaries, and establishing rational expectations for your search, you can heal burnout or, better yet, prevent it from happening in the first place. And the even better news? Any or all of these same strategies will help you fend off burnout in your career as well.

This post was originally published at an earlier date.

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Wearable and Mobile Devices Leading to Rise in Flexible Displays, IHS Says

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (July 5, 2016) – As the popularity and penetration of wearable and mobile devices increase, so too will demand for innovative flexible displays. In fact, revenue from flexible displays is expected to increase more than 300 percent, from just $3.7 billion in 2016 to $15.5 billion in 2022. Flexible displays will comprise 13 percent of total display market revenue in 2020, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical informational and insight.
Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics launched the first smartphones with flexible active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays in 2013, and both companies continue to adapt flexible AMOLED displays for their smartphones, smartwatches and fitness trackers. Inspired by these successes, other mobile manufacturers are now developing their own flexible-display devices.
“The varieties of flexible displays include screens that are bendable, curved and edge-curved, but fully foldable form factors are expected within the next two years,” said Jerry Kang, principal analyst of display research for IHS Technology. “Only a few suppliers — including Samsung Display, LG Display, E-ink and Futaba — are now regularly supplying flexible displays to the market. However, many more panel makers are now attempting to build flexible display capacity, leveraging the latest AMOLED display technology.”
According to the IHS Flexible Display Market Tracker, flexible displays are primarily used in smartphones and smartwatches in 2016; however, use in other applications, including tablet PCs, near-eye virtual reality devices, automotive monitors and OLED TVs is expected by 2022. “Consumer device manufacturers will eventually need to innovate their conventionally designed flat, rectangular form-factors to make way for the latest curved, foldable and rollable screens,” Kang said.

The semi-annual IHS Flexible Display Market Tracker covers the latest flexible display market forecast and panel manufacturers’ strategies, technologies and patent trends. For information about purchasing this report, contact the sales department at IHS in the Americas at (844) 301-7334 or AmericasLeads@ihs.com; in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at +44 1344 328 300 or technology_emea@ihs.com; or Asia-Pacific (APAC) at +604 291 3600 or technology_APAC@ihs.com.
 
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The World Is Yours

Therefore, let no man glory in men. For all things are
yours (1 Corinthians 3:21).
Being born again, there’s a high calling upon
your life. Therefore, refuse to allow your virtual
circumstances make you think differently. Jesus said
you’re not of this world (John 15:19). He chose you out
of the masses; out of the world; you’re of a different
breed. You’re an heir of God, and a joint heir with
Christ, which simply means, you own the world.
The Bible says, “The earth is the Lord’s, and
the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell
therein” (Psalm 24:1). However, God willed the whole
world to Abraham through the covenant He made with
him and his seed. Galatians 3:16 says, “…to Abraham
and his seed were the promises made. He saith not,
And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy
seed, which is Christ.”
Therefore, God was looking beyond Abraham’s
physical descendant; He was looking at Christ.
Galatians 3:29 says, “…if ye be Christ’s, then are ye
Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
We’re the seed of Abraham and, by extension, the
possessors of all things. All the promises God made
to Abraham, by which he became the possessor of
all things are fulfilled in us! As a result, the Bible says,
“Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are
tuesday
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further study:
1-YEAR BIBLE
READING PLAN
2-YEAR BIBLE
READING PLAN
Acts 17:16-34
Job 6-8
2 Corinthians
13:7-14
Isaiah 25
Confession
I’m a joint-heir with Christ and
the seed of Abraham; the world
belongs to me. I don’t lack any
good thing, because I’m an heir
of God, and a joint-heir with
Christ. I lay up gold as dust,
living in God’s superabundance,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Psalm 33:5; John 10:10 AMP; Galatians 3:29

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MarketHive Makes WordPress Better

 

MarketHive makes WordPress Better

When we set out to build MarketHive, we recognized WordPress to be the world leader in Blogging platforms. We will never dispute that nor attempt to overcome or replace WordPress.

Our goal is to make WordPress better with our blogging platform and CMS enhancements. Case in point is our WordPress (MarketHive) plugin(s). We have several but this plugin is designed to import and manage your content you produce on MarketHive into your one or multiple WordPress blog(s). Without MarketHive, to manage a (blog cloud) portfolio of many WordPress on multiple domains with unique content on each of them for different agendas and markets, especially with a moderate to large team of content producers becomes a literal nightmare.

Why WordPress Is The Best Website Platform

There are many different ways of creating a website, you can purchase industry standard software like Dreamweaver and take courses to understand how to use it, or you can use content management software such as WordPress that allows you to quickly and easily get a website live within minutes. This is one of the many reasons why WordPress is the best website platform for beginners and professionals alike.

With WordPress, you are getting a system that takes minutes to install on your server, and then access to thousands of free and paid themes. Your website will look professional from the moment you start. Furthermore, there’s a wide range of plugins and widgets that can easily be applied to the site to make it more user friendly and interactive.

And the only skills you need are the ability to write, click the mouse button and add this stuff in. It really is easy to add content, it’s just like posting on a forum really, and has a very low learning curve. But, because of its flexibility, you can be as basic or advanced as you feel, and as you grow to learn more about it, so to will your site grow and utilize new concepts and designs being created for WordPress.

Here’s some other great aspects about the WordPress system:

WordPress is Open Source:

This means it is free, other people can easily create themes, plugins and so on for you to use with it, and it is completely flexible.

WordPress is Quick to Setup:

This means you can focus on having several websites and easily be able to maintain them all without having to create them all from scratch. This is particularly useful if you are getting into internet marketing for example. You can have many websites set up for different products you are selling.

WordPress Gives Multi User Functionality:

Are you a small business or organization that requires more than one person to add content to the site? Again, WordPress can help. It enables the site owner to set up users for them to post to the site. What’s more, certain privileges can be applied to these users so they only have access to posting content, and therefore not be able to mess around with the functional side of the site.

Website and Blog All-in-One:

Although WordPress is set up more as a blogging platform, it is still very easy to configure it to be a standalone site, with a blog attached. There are many plugins which make this even easier to do, and so any small business or organization can have a website and blog created in a couple of hours that looks great, and is ready to go.

Backing Up and Security:

WordPress is very easy to back up, and there are many secure plugins to choose from to make it more secure than it already is.

These are just a few of the most important reasons why WordPress is the best website platform, but there are many more. It’s major advantages are the low learning curve, and speed of having a site up and running. If you are a person who needs a website, but has little time and money to set one up, then WordPress is your friend. It’s a fantastic system used by millions of people across the globe.

MarketHive is continuing its development of its WordPress plugs and widgets to enable its members to quickly and easily set up WordPress sites, which can then gather and distribute information from fellow entrepreneurs across the Internet .

David Ogden is an Alpha founder at Markethive

Helping people to turn dreams into reality

 

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Myths About Affiliate Marketing You Should Know

Myths About Affiliate Marketing You Should Know

There are lots of myths out there surrounding affiliate marketing, and these can frequently cause brands/businesses to pass on these kinds of programs. It’s important you understand some of these myths so you can make the correct decisions for the future growth of your business.

Whether you’re the brand manager at a Fortune 100 brand or the marketing director/everything else at a startup, setting up a solid affiliate program can open a revenue avenue without much of the hassle usually associated with setting up new marketing initiatives.

1. Affiliate systems are quick and easy to manage

An affiliate marketing program is a lot of work, and in most situations, there’s a lot of competition so you’re not going to be bringing in money immediately. Business owners and entrepreneurs suppose that all you need to do is setup a site and choose an affiliate to associate with and then just let it run its course. But according to Three Ladders Marketing, only 0.6% of affiliate marketers surveyed have been in the game since 2013. That means that affiliate marketing takes time and effort to build and make money.

Affiliate marketing myths busted. Source: tips.affiliatevote.com

The affiliate marketing business relies on fostering relationships. You foster these relationships by:

*Bringing the right partners into your program

*Seeking out better and more efficient partnerships

*Updating your content regularly to keep things new and fresh.

An affiliate program is only going to help bring traffic to your website or business; you are in charge of turning that traffic into conversions.

2. You need to work in a very popular and lucrative niche to make affiliate marketing work for your business.

A lot of companies do not even bother trying an affiliate marketing program because they think their market is too little. Some companies will try and break into bigger niches even if they don’t have any interest in the market niche.

It is true that popular niches do better with affiliate marketing, but that doesn’t mean you do not have a chance at success. Stay in line with the goals and mission statement of your company and find affiliates who understand the relevance of working in a market where you are comfortable.

3. Affiliate marketing is a strategy of yesterday

Due to Google’s new algorithms for SEO, link building is becoming outdated which can discourage affiliate activity. Even if this is the case, there are many new ways to use SEO and build your brand.

You might come across a couple of link problems with Google if you are not managing your program, but for the most part the entire notion of affiliate marketing still makes sense to Google –it offers another relevant and related resource to consumers.

4. Success in affiliate marketing comes from getting your product on as many sites as possible

The best way to think about affiliate marketing is quality over quantity. There are a lot of small websites that will promote your product, but the key is finding a small number of partners that will deliver conversions. For example, an equity management services firm has over 20,000 affiliates in its system, but only about 25 affiliates generate 85 percent of revenue.

The real deliverables will be dependent on locating the right affiliates, big or small, which drive results. According to the same study done by Three Ladders Marketing, the most traffic for affiliates were driven by SEO, 79% and social media, 60%.

Although studies show that affiliate marketing isn’t easy, as you remember to foster relationships, focus on your niche, focus on a few key affiliates, and create a system that generates performance for both the advertiser and the affiliate you can drive profit and conversions for your small business.

Affiliates Beware

There are caution flags, however, when it comes to affiliate marketing. In a piece late last year, Affiliate Theft Could Be Costing You Millions, Forbes contributor Jabez LeBret wrote of unscrupulous affiliate marketers’ tactics which cost brands and businesses millions of dollars every year.

LeBret adds that affiliate theft”…could be preventing you (brands/businesses) from beating profit expectations while making it difficult for you to properly allocate your marketing budget to programs that are working.

Chuck Reynolds
Contributor

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As a Christian, your life is preordained by God

As a Christian, your life is preordained by God;
predestination is at work in you. Nothing
happens to you by chance, neither is your life by
chance. You’re responsible for the outcome of your
life. He gave you authority in His Name.
This lets you know that nothing can limit you.
Your age, the economy of the nation where you
live, the colour of your skin, your family, educational
and financial background, shouldn’t be a limitation.
Nothing and no one can place a limit on you. This is
God’s blessing for every one of His children, and He
gave you the Holy Spirit, to be your sufficiency. With
Him, you can be anything, do anything, go anywhere,
and be all that God destined you to be.
You don’t have to struggle to be a success,
because you function with His ability and wisdom. He’s
your wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:30). What you have to
understand is how to walk with Him, and function in
His wisdom, beyond your human ability. God’s wisdom
in you is a force that causes you to walk in His perfect
Let Nothing Limit You
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any
thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
Who also hath made us able ministers of the new
testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the
letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life
(2 Corinthians 3:5-6).
monday
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further study:
1-YEAR BIBLE
READING PLAN
2-YEAR BIBLE
READING PLAN
Acts 17:1-15
Job 3-5
2 Corinthians
13:1-6
Isaiah 23-24
Prayer
Dear Father, I thank you for the
presence of the Holy Spirit in my
life, who leads me always in the
path of glory and triumph. With
Him, I can do all things! He’s
my competence, wisdom, and
ability. I reign in life by Him, in
Jesus’ Name. Amen.
will all the time, and be successful in all that you do.
Let nothing limit you. Acknowledge the Holy
Spirit as your secret of success. He’s the One at
work in you, and He’s an unlimited personality, with
unlimited powers, abilities, and potentials. He’s the
limit breaker. Recognize His work and ministry in you.
That consciousness will produce a divine force that
propels you to success and victory continually.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10; 2 Corinthians 3:5 AMP

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If You Eat Garlic And Honey On An Empty Stomach For 7 Days, Here’s What Happens To Your Body

When it comes to cooking, garlic is one of my favourite ingredients. And it’s such a versatile ingredient that it can be used in almost any savoury dish! Roasted with some proteins, stir-fried in some vegetables, blended into a creamy pasta sauce…. the list goes on and on. Personally, I absolutely love the flavour and aroma of garlic so when a recipe calls for two cloves of garlic, I’ll somehow justify to myself that I really should be putting in five or six. And the best part is that I don’t feel too guilty about it because garlic is healthy!

Garlic can be used to help lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure, and prevent cancer, heart attacks, coronary heart disease, and atherosclerosis. This superfood can also be used to help treat the common cold, the flu, bug bites, fungal infections, and traveller’s diarrhoea. Garlic is great for strengthening your immune system while eliminating toxins, leading many people to consume it after chemotherapy.
But while I love cooked garlic, garlic in its raw form is apparently how you’re going to get the best results. This is because heating garlic has been shown to reduce its anticancer properties and inactivate a key enzyme called alliinase. What you’ll want to do to maximise the health benefits of garlic is to crush it up raw, releasing the enzymes that will break down into good organosulfur compounds, and then eat it on an empty stomach. But raw garlic is incredibly pungent, so try this…

Take 2-3 garlic cloves, chop up and crush them, and mix it with a tablespoon of honey (also healthy with anti-bacterial properties!). If you can consume it this way on a regular basis, it can go a long way in boosting your immune system!

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Industrial Psychology And Acknowledgment

 

Industrial Psychology And Acknowledgment

In his job as an accounting professional, Anthony Stirling felt that the monetary rewards for his job were as good as he could anticipate. What he discovered hard to understand was the feeling of absence of worth that turning up every Monday early morning provided him. The office was highly effective however individuals very rarely appeared to have time to talk with each other and his boss was a far-off figure who hardly knew his name.

The reason why individuals, like Anthony, need recognition, besides money, to produce inspiration in their everyday work is not a secret.

Frederick Herzberg

In 1955 Frederick Herzberg an Industrial Psychologist released his writing on human relations at work which unwinded the role of influences on motivation at work.

The outcomes were not exactly what reasoning may determine. He produced two quite various lists; one showing what pleased people at work and the other revealing exactly what disappointed them.

Health Factors

– business policy

– business procedures

– relationship with supervisor

– workplace

– relationship with colleagues

– income

– status

– security

Incentives

– achievement

– personal growth

– career potential

– job complete satisfaction

– recognition

The list of features that disappoint individuals at work might not be expected, by themselves, to offer high levels of inspiration if they were supplied in unrealistic amounts. For example, if your chair is comfy and shows your organizational status, you are unlikely to feel a rise of inspiration if your boss offers you the exact same design with an extra cup holder.

The causes of fulfillment included aspects like personal development and recognition. These, it appears, might just be utilized to inspire if the frustration list had been remedied. Herzberg does not believe that motivation is absent in organizations with a long "dissatisfiers" list; he simply explains exactly what we need to currently know; that attempts to encourage may be squandered if frustration is not dealt with initially.

Herzberg compared a typical worker to a recovering client. He concluded that the "dissatisfiers" were actually Hygiene Factors. These are essential for satisfying recovery of the "patient" but are not, in themselves, able to ensure complete health. The "satisfiers" list is, in truth, a list of Motivators; those things that truly trigger the "client" to promote healing and to become totally operating.

This powerful analogy makes it clear that, if the Hygiene elements are deficient in any way, it wouldn't matter how much effort was put into the Motivators, the client might potentially pass away anyhow.

The conclusion to draw from Fred Herzberg's work is that acknowledgment is an essential incentive in the office. Nevertheless applying acknowledgment in a vacuum without guaranteeing that the Hygiene Factors are efficiently handled may produce few returns for the effort made.

Herzberg's findings are amplified by other Industrial Psychologists such as Abraham Maslow and Douglas McGregor so, although these easy realities have been taped for the very best part of 50 years some companies, like Anthony's company either forgot or never troubled to integrate in a reliable recognition system.

The causes of complete satisfaction consisted of factors like personal development and acknowledgment. These, it appears, might only be used to inspire if the dissatisfaction list had been rectified. Herzberg does not think that inspiration is missing in organizations with a long "dissatisfiers" list; he merely points out what we must currently know; that tries to encourage might be lost if discontentment is not attended to.

Herzberg compared a normal employee to a recovering client. The "satisfiers" list is, in truth, a list of Motivators; those things that really trigger the "patient" to press for healing and to become totally functioning.

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Instagram Expands To Over 500 Mil-Can it save Facebook?

Why is this happening? Reason: Most people on the go are highly visual and don't tend to read much anymore. "A Picture Says A Thousand Words" as the old saying goes, so maybe there is something to keeping it short and sweet and visual. 

"Facebook has spread its tentacles into the messaging boom after building the world's most popular social network, buying Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock in 2012. Facebook also owns two other of the world's most popular apps: WhatsApp, which it bought for billions and has 1 billion users, and its homegrown app, Facebook Messenger, which hit 900 million users in April.

"Facebook itself captures enormous amounts of people’s attention on their mobile devices, and that’s hugely powerful. But there will always be alternatives either in broad use or in use by demographic or geographic segments," said Jan Dawson, chief analyst with Jackdaw Research.

EMarketer forecast for Instagram mobile adverting revenue.

EMarketer forecast for Instagram mobile adverting revenue. (Photo: EMarketer)

Instagram, for example, is popular with teens.

"Facebook has arguably been deploying the candy bar strategy — own as many of the brands on the shelf as possible to maximize your market share," Dawson said.

The exception: Snapchat, the mobile app popular with young people which Facebook tried to buy twice.

"It remains to be seen how important that miss will be, but it’s already clear that it’s a really important competitor to Facebook for people’s time and attention, and for companies’ ad dollars," Dawson said.

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analyst Robert Peck says Instagram's overall growth is impressive but the numbers suggest growth in the U.S. is slowing as competition from Snapchat escalates.

"We note that most, if not all, of the (monthly active user) growth is coming from international markets. In fact, we estimate the U.S. market likely grew in a range of 0 to 18% on an annualized basis in the most recent 9 month period," Peck wrote in a research report on Tuesday.

Instagram targets small business ad revenue

The jump in Instagram users — and their advertising-pleasing demographics — has helped Facebook bill Instagram as a buy for marketers looking to increase awareness and spur sales. Evidence of its early commercial promise: Instagram already has more than 200,000 advertisers. Analysts say Instagram's nascent advertising business is growing rapidly.

Research firm eMarketer expects Instagram's global mobile ad revenue to reach $1.53 billion this year and more than $5 billion by 2018. Analysts say Instagram's contributions are already being felt in Facebook financial results even though the giant social network does not break those out.

"What is certain is that Instagram has been a big factor in Facebook’s recent repeated blowing out of its financial results, and its impressive rate of revenue growth in particular," Dawson said."

Can Instagram save Facebook? With Facebook trending down and Instagram trending up maybe it will pick up the loss of Facebook. Pretty smart move Facebook! 

Thanks for reading,
Dr. Raymond Jewell

PS: Dr. Raymond Jewell is a leading Economist specializing in the Small and Home Based Business Marketplace. He is a Alpha Founder with Markethive and manages several blogs on the hive. Dr. Jewell is a professional Network Marketer and represents several companies successfully. He can be reached through Markethive.

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29 Motivational Quotes for Company and other Work Environments

29 Motivational Quotes for Company and other Work Environments

Some days an inspirational quote can supply a quick pick-me-up for staff members as well as management. They can be a breath of fresh air when it comes to a dull afternoon. These are also a terrific method to jazz up a newsletter or a memo and even to merely print and connect to a publication board. Utilizing quotes like these are perfect ways to produce an inspirational and successful workplace. As Mr. Rick Pitino states "The only method to obtain individuals to like striving is to inspire them. Today, individuals should understand why they're striving. Every individual in a company is motivated by something various."– Rick Pitino

Motivational Quotes:

1. Mahatma Gandhi: You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

2. Jim Stovall: You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.

3. Robert Frost: The only way around is through.

4. Warren Buffett: You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.

5. Les Brown: You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.

6. Theodore Roosevelt Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

7. Charles F. Kettering: Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier

8. Henry Ford: Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!

9. Jim Rohn: You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.

10. William Hazlitt: Who likes not his business, his business likes not him.

11. Denis Waitley: Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.

12. Le Iacocca: Management is nothing more than motivating other people.

13. Dwight D.: Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

14. Drucker: The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong question

15. Max Schmelling: Why did I want to win? Because I didn't want to lose!

16. J. Paul Getty: To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.

17. Pierre Corneille: To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

18. Tony Dorsett: To succeed… You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

19. James Broughton: The only limits are, as always, those of vision.

20. George Kneller: To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.

21. Peter McWilliams: To the degree we're not living our dreams; our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.

22. Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth: To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult.

23. Tryon Edwards: To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.

24. Spanish Proverb: Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.

25. Lyndon B. Johnson: The noblest search is the search for excellence

26. Charles M. Schwab: The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to neither make money nor find much fun in life.

27. Chinese Proverb: The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water; but to walk on the earth.

28. John Naisbitt: The new source of power is not money in the hands of a few, but information in the hands of many.

29. Henry Ford: The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.

Many employers will add these quotes inside the employees' paycheck envelope. In some cases it might be an inspirational quote, other times a silly remedy. Consist of employee birthdays or other essential occasions to help your employees feel a part of the group.

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