The Simple Trick To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing in the MorningsTo get my brain going and my creative juices flowing every morning, I come up with five ideas no matter how random or ridiculous they may be. It could be new business ideas or ways to save the world. The first few will probably be easy to come up with but as you go on, it’ll get harder and harder, but this is where you have to let your mind wander. (credit goes to James Altucher for this exercise)
We all have our demons we are constantly battling everyday. Some more (and harder) than others. Some know how to deal with it. Some don’t but we all user from anxiety in some way shape or form. You fight your inner demons to keep yourself alive. You give yourself reasons everyday not to die. It’s a chore to get out of bed. You argue with yourself constantly. You try to find the good and grasp that slither of hope to keep trucking along.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been my heart for most of my life. We’ve gone through our ups and as of late, our downs. And every year, I say “this is our year”. The last couple years have been hard especially with Kobe’s injuries and retirement but what’s worse is how the team has been performing. I don’t expect them to win a championship nor make the playoffs but I expect them to at least get close. But every year, they end up with one of the worse records in the league.
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".