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ISSUE #6

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Dana’s Weekly Roundup

Hi! Hope you all enjoyed the holidays. In this issue, I learned from the article on automating social media lead generation – though I would say proceed with caution. I also share the 10 thoughts I’m reflecting on for 2016.

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Dana

The moons of Saturn, Enceladus and Tethys photos from Cassini’s cameras.

TAKE ACTION

13 bad habits you should break in 2016 to be more productive

Being more productive is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day. While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you’re not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.

Following are 13 things you should stop doing right now to become more productive.

MKTG

How to Automate Social Media Lead Generation and Engagement

In this article, we will take a look at the time-saving social media lead generation activities that can easily be performed with a tool. We will also learn how automating the social fact-finding jobs through tools helps in filling sales funnel. Twitter and LinkedIn, being the most popular B2B social channels have been considered for describing the automation scenarios in this article.

IRL

10 Thoughts to Live by in 2016

With the holidays winding down, and the return to routine becoming eminently closer, I wanted to take stock of the last 365 days. I am happy 2015 is over, with it’s ups and downs and twists and turns, and looking forward to a hopefully better 2016. As arbitrary as it may seem, the start of a new year gives us a feeling of a fresh start, like cracking open a new notebook to page 1. The following aren’t exactly resolutions, more like thoughts I am reflecting on:

EPIC FAIL

The biggest tech fails of 2015: Hoverboards, Puls and more

Every year is fraught with ups and downs, but 2015 was a milestone year for downs in the technology world. From straightforward hardware blunders to simple errors in judgment that led to high-profile stumbles, it was a banner year for tech fails.

In some cases, some of those fails were so ridiculous you had to laugh, but some — like the recent spate of hoverboard fires — were tragic and dangerous. These are technology’s lowest water marks for 2015… stay safe and enjoy the schadenfreude.

LEARN

If You Work From Home (or Aspire to) You Must Read This

Let’s face it: long commutes, office politics, and the nine-to-five grind are quickly becoming obsolete. According to a recent report, fifty-three million Americans (34 percent of the U.S. workforce) work from home as freelancers and home-based business owners. Many predict that number will increase to 50 percent of the workforce by 2020.

Now, the small business owner can start-up and generate a six to seven figure gross income in 1–4 years. The telecommuting and freelancing consultant can make six figures working wherever she wants and often less than 30 hours per week.

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