In this day and age, there are many different modes of transportation. We can rely on someone else to get us to our destination by taking an Uber or Lyft. Or, we can take control and drive ourselves on our journey. But do we know where we are going? And did we check the traffic along our route? Many of us travel along life’s path like the Flintstones, trudging along at a snail’s pace, bogged down by baggage, living in our past.
If you grew up in the ‘90s like me, you probably remember hearing Sinead O’Connor’s song Nothing Compares 2U on the radio. While the “you” she is referring to in this song is a lost love, the “you” I want to sing the praises of today is your glorious, wonderful self. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy,” and I concur. As humans, we have to stop comparing ourselves to others.
I know many people will tell you, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” Well, I say “Celebrate the small stuff.” We all need to take the time to celebrate our daily, small victories. And by this, I don’t necessarily mean that you rescued a small child from a tree or won the Superbowl. I mean celebrate the small victories that you achieve every day and probably overlook. I tell my players that small victories are anything you feel that you accomplished.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".