Most people agree that time is our most precious resource. While it's easy to blame the constant barrage of life's distractions for always feeling like 'there is never enough time' - the real problem can be found in our daily habits. To solve this problem, we must learn to Live Present. Which means we have to train ourselves to be excellent in every moment. How do we do that? By respecting, honoring and appreciating time and acknowledging that our attention is our #1 currency.
Want to instantly improve all of your relationships? Then STOP saying this:"It would really make me happy if..."That is a very dangerous statement. And it's a sentence I've worked hard to remove from my life. Because I used say it all of the time... It would make me happy if you did this. It would make me happy if you did that. Why is that such a toxic statement? Because YOU and only YOU are responsible for YOUR happiness. Don't put that pressure on someone else. It's not fair.
I made the conscious choice to stop reading, watching and listening to the 'news' about 7 years ago. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. Intentionally abstaining from all conventional news outlets has dramatically helped my mood, perspective, clarity, optimism and happiness... which in turn has improved my productivity. I remain extremely well informed and educated through personally vetted social media resources.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".