When I was 17 years old, I was one of the highest ranked World of Warcraft players in North America (I wrote a memoir about it too). When I turned 27 years old, I launched my first company, Digital Press. The similarities between the two journeys are striking, to say the least. And I'm not the only one who thinks so.
Working on yourself can mean any number of things. You will be faced with two choices, over and over again, for the rest of your life. The first choice will be what is easy, what is convenient, what is available, and most importantly, what is encouraged. Other people will want you to do things with them, regardless of what it means for you and your own hopes, dreams, and aspirations. The second choice will be what you truly want to do. Do you truly want to go watch that Cubs game? Great. Go for it.
How To Successfully Recreate Yourself In 3 Months (Or Less)Storyteller by nature. Warrior, by Dad. Performer, my mother. I wander my path. Often I ask the question,“Who is that man in the mirror?”It’s less clear the more I ask. This was during a time when I felt very confused about my current state in life and where I was headed — aka, who I should BECOME. The bolded part has since resonated a lot with me. The more I question who I am and who I wish to become, the less clarity I have about myself.
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".