We all have been guilty of what I’m about to share. After all, we are all flawed beings looking to become the best version of ourselves. So, please receive my message and do not return to sender. I recently had a great discussion with Coach Norbert, the women’s head basketball coach from Dillard University. We were sharing best practices in basketball and in life for the student-athletes we influence. After a while, our conversation turned to how to best motivate others.
Why do we pretend to be average-minded? Why do we feel compelled to represent ourselves as humble or meek? My thought is that we do these things out of the fear of being labeled as arrogant. We learn to hide our intelligence. We play dumb to avoid stepping on toes in certain situations. We grudgingly agree with others to avoid being outcast from our social circle. We don’t stand up for someone who is being treated unjustly to avoid becoming a target ourselves.
Stats: Batted .615 with 11 homers, 47 RBI. As a pitcher, 17 wins with 225 strikeouts and an ERA of 0.61. What's next: College, not sure where yet. Best moment of the season: Winning the regional game. Who inspires you? College softball players on TV. Which teammate would be a serious contender on 'The Voice'? And what would her audition song be? Olivia Pappa - the Moana sound track. What's your most treasured piece of sports equipment? Everything needed to play softball.
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".