Clinton is currently the Chief Operating Officer & Co-founder of Influencive which is a publication that shares unconventional wisdom from influential millennial leaders. He's also a contributing writer for The Huffington Post, Startup Grind and published writer for YEG Fitness Magazine, whil...
How many of you reading this when you were little wanted to be an actor, doctor, or astronaut? That dream career that we thought we all wanted to do at one point in our lives. You can think of it kind of like a pipe dream. Pipedreams do exist and many people have gone onto live the life they always dreamed of while also doing what they love. All with their own twist and turns though and lots of determination.
Being an entrepreneur or even someone interested in entrepreneurship, there are days when you feel torn up, beaten down with all the rejection and hard work you are putting into building something. It’s hard to dig deep inside to find that inspiration sometimes so I thought I would mention a few websites that I look to when I’m in a rut with my business, or I need some extra motivation to get me to think bigger and bolder.
I wanted to focus this post on something that I feel strongly about. Deciding to leave the office and see something different. Now you’re probably a bit confused so let me explain. In our ever-changing world that moves at a million miles a minute, we need to take breaks. We all know that. Not just 15-minute coffee breaks or the good old fashion lunch break, but we need to get away from our normal surroundings.
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".