growth

Find Your Calling In Career And Life with Chris Guillebeau

Today on the podcast we’re answering one of the most popular questions I receive: “how do I find my passion”. Yeah, not an easy one. Super tough! And if you’ve struggled with this or are struggling right now, this episode will help you find your way. I…

Instagram Just Hit 700 Million Users, Could Reach 1 Billion in 2017

Instagram isn’t just growing, it’s growing faster than ever. Earlier today, the photo sharing giant announced that it has added 100 million new users in the last four months alone, bringing the total Instagram user count to a whopping 700M. The past year has been really good to Instagram—as they shamelessly folded Snapchat’s feature set […]

The “OTHER 50%” you’re missing = how to build your network + community

If you’re wondering how to build your network & create community around your work, here’s the no bullshit answer: Do the Work. Creating something and putting it out there is just the beginning. Networking is like any relationship, and it’s a two way street. You need to engage, be thoughtful and contribute to the conversation — not just with your work, but in the community around you. That’s BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER you have something to say or some content you want to get in front of others. Community is a 24/7/365 thing. Patience Pays. If you’re getting caught wondering why other people have such a thriving community, keep in mind they’ve likely been building it 5-10 years. It might appear that they just sit back and wait for engagement to happen, but I promise you, they’ve laid the groundwork over a period of years or worked behind the scenes to cultivate that community. There WAS a time when nobody saw their posts or content. And you know what they did? They participated in everyone ELSE’S community until people took notice. YEARS of work, clicks, likes, thousands of comments they put out there…until it flipped one day and there was suddenly […]

The “OTHER 50%” you’re missing = how to build your network + community

If you’re wondering how to build your network & create community around your work, here’s the no bullshit answer: Do the Work. Creating something and putting it out there is just the beginning. Networking is like any relationship, and it’s a two way street. You need to engage, be thoughtful and contribute to the conversation — not just with your work, but in the community around you. That’s BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER you have something to say or some content you want to get in front of others. Community is a 24/7/365 thing. Patience Pays. If you’re getting caught wondering why other people have such a thriving community, keep in mind they’ve likely been building it 5-10 years. It might appear that they just sit back and wait for engagement to happen, but I promise you, they’ve laid the groundwork over a period of years or worked behind the scenes to cultivate that community. There WAS a time when nobody saw their posts or content. And you know what they did? They participated in everyone ELSE’S community until people took notice. YEARS of work, clicks, likes, thousands of comments they put out there…until it flipped one day and there was suddenly […]