When you stop promising to do everything and anything other people want, your own goals become more attainable. Right now, you're busy setting your New Year's resolutions and working hard to achieve your goals. You are determined to make this year the best yet, so you're going after all the things you may not have done before. These goals will help you become a better person and a better entrepreneur who grows a successful business.
My weight has affected my life and hurt my business. I am not the only entrepreneur dealing with this. I'm having one of those weeks when the truth hurts. I'm on vacation in Hawaii with my girlfriend. I used to live here but this is her first time experiencing how amazing is Hawaii. As a former resident, it's been my responsibility to show her all of the tourist attractions and fun things to do. I wanted her to experience the island full, so I booked a helicopter tour.
We're entering the time of year when entrepreneurs think about the New Year and make plans. The word "resolutions" is thrown around with disgust because of what it has represented. The statistics tell us that 80% of New Year's resolutions will fail by February according to U.S. News and World Report. If you have set resolutions in the past, this probably doesn't surprise you. Here's the thing, who cares what the stats say? This is your life and business.
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".