5 Content Marketing Trends Small Businesses Must Implement For Significant Growth In 2019

Your company must be already taking advantage of social media marketing in this Information Age. If not, then you’re still in the Stone Age in terms of business acumen. Social media marketing has become the catalyst for many of the new strategies moving forward. Most of the trends I’m going to mention complement social media marketing greatly.

In 2019, however, it’s all about increasing customer interaction and participation through amalgamated content marketing strategies. Customers need to feel more appreciated. Don’t dump the customer as soon as you’ve made your sale. Customers need to feel connected to the brand and that they’re part of a community. Trust in the brand goes a long way. Transparency is an intrinsic part of any successful company. Continue reading “5 Content Marketing Trends Small Businesses Must Implement For Significant Growth In 2019”

20 Skills And Qualities You Need To Become A Spiritually Enlightened Lifelong Learner

When most people see or hear the word spiritual they instinctively think of religion. This makes them sceptical about the whole subject. Others think of wild-haired, heavily-bearded, weirdly-dressed and chanting people. Even though the latter is true to an extent, it only proves that spirituality is subjective. You don’t have to dress or talk a certain way unless you feel the need to.

You don’t have to be religious to be spiritual, I thought I’d get that clear before moving on. In today’s world spirituality is broad and there’s no single definition for it. I believe we’re a part of and made from something bigger than us.  I refer to this higher power as God. Other people call this Universal Intelligence, Divine Oneness, Life Force, Infinite Energy, Pure Consciousness and many more. The underlying premise is somewhat the same. Your purpose is revealed when you’re in harmony with your higher self. I believe in helping others, curiosity, creativity and wisdom. These things help me in my spiritual journey. Continue reading “20 Skills And Qualities You Need To Become A Spiritually Enlightened Lifelong Learner”

The Great Search For Self

Mentally…

I looked within myself and thought, ‘you can do this.’ What is it? You wonder. It’s the beginning of a self-discovery journey. Accept yourself first and strive to be the best version of yourself every day. A daunting task? True indeed, but what do you have to lose? Life is already difficult as it is and opportunities seem to dwindle and fade away right in front of you. Talent? Do you have what it takes? Are you immersed in an illusion because of the powerful name you bear? It seems like a tall order or some kind of enormous burden. Is it?

Are you hungry enough to drop everything right now and scour the earth until you manifest your heart’s desire? The question remains, how hungry are you? But wait, what’s the motive behind this sudden need for self-search? Is your mind in the right place? Are you doing it for a quick ego fix/boost or quick capital gains? Sounds like a drug dealer or an addict to me. You have to be in this for the long haul. Maybe you have come to realise why/what/who you truly are and or your life purpose. This is why everything else you’ve tried in the past didn’t work. Questions have to be asked in order to move forward to the next chapter and you know change is inevitable. Continue reading “The Great Search For Self”

4 Golden Nuggets To Live By

As we grow up we are often embarrassed by our parents, especially during our adolescent years, but only if we knew it was not the end of the world. To be seen to be reliant on the older human (mainly parent) was taboo in my neighbourhood. Defiance and nonconformity were the bee’s knees, closely followed by a premature false sense of self-sufficiency.

A lot of it was fuelled by peer pressure, of course, and that thing about being the coolest kid on the planet. When you showed off, there was always a bunch of girls around egging you on to be extremely foolish. Our parents were the last people we thought could understand us and so we turned to friends for advice. That usually ended in tears, a belt, a slap and then we’d go back to the same friends who put us in that position in the first place. Continue reading “4 Golden Nuggets To Live By”

The Importance Of Living A Lifelong Learner Lifestyle Embedded In Spirituality

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”  Henry Ford

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and only seize at death.” Albert Einstein

These great men not only knew that learning MUST continue after formal education, but it’s the only way to keep your livelihood and spirituality in check until your last breath. It’s an exhilarating way of keeping things fresh and exciting and allowing your creativity to flourish. There’s always more you can do because the more you learn, the more you realise the need to learn more. Continue reading “The Importance Of Living A Lifelong Learner Lifestyle Embedded In Spirituality”