Top 10 Healthy Lifestyle Tips

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be hard. It just takes the motivation to change our bad habits into good, healthy ones. Below is a list of 10 healthy lifestyle tips to get you started. Once you start, you can come up with more healthy choices that work for you.

o The first thing is to eat a balanced diet. Eat more fruits and vegetables and get rid of the high sugar, processed foods. Along with eating better is getting the right nutrients in the system.
o So the second thing is to take vitamins and minerals to help your body work properly.
o The third tip is to quit all those nasty unhealthy habits. Smoking, drinking, drugs, chewing tobacco, whatever your vice may be quit now. You are in charge of your health and living a healthier lifestyle means getting rid of the things that may kill you.
o The fourth thing to do is exercise. Exercise makes you feel good and can motivate you to get other things done as well.
o Along with exercise, number five is making sure you see a doctor each year for an annual physical. This is more important in women, but men should be seeing a doctor every 2-3 years to make sure there are no big health concerns.
o The sixth is to surround yourself with a strong support network, or a group of people who will be there for you and participate in a healthy lifestyle as well.
o Your family and friends can help you with the seventh tip, have fun and enjoy life.
o Eighth tip is to create a good balance between work and play.
o The final two tips are to accept yourself for the unique individual you are and love what you do. If you can accept yourself, the good and the bad, it will show in all you do. Your job is something you will be doing for at least the next 20 years, so you should love it. If you don’t keep looking until you find something you do love.

Start with those healthy lifestyle choices and see how you feel in the next few weeks. You should feel more energized, motivated, and positive.

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Viral Video Branding – Chasing the Elusive Unicorn

Remember watching a video so funny or inspiring, you had to share it with your friends?

Viral videos have increased in popularity over the years thanks to the proliferation of video sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo that allow the easy sharing of videos. Brands are beginning to use viral video promotions in order to reinforce their brand image. Smart move given that the average person spends 15min on YouTube everyday and that it receives 2 billion views a day. Viral video marketing offers the promise of unparalleled levels of brand awareness and engagement.

However, the rosy picture is shattered by the fact that brand managers are ill-informed or have unrealistic expectations of the shiny new toy. They often delve into viral campaigns without fully understanding the intricacies of viral video branding; an ill-conceived viral video can ultimately damage brand image.

But fret not, we’re here to clear up some common misconceptions.

Misconception 1: Viral videos require less time, effort and money to produce.

For some strange and obscure reason, many people (yes, marketers too) seem to believe that these videos require less time and effort to produce. Snap out of those thoughts, because a truly successful video requires meticulous planning, great consumer insight as well as an appropriate budget in order to make it all work out-unless you’re lucky enough to get the right mix of elements such as content and timing right ALL the time.

The Old Spice video is a good case in point. It comes across as a low budget viral video advertisement. But guess what, a lot of effort, time and resources were spent in making it all happen.

In short, viral videos require more time, effort and money than many think they require.

Misconception 2: Viral is always GOOD.

Many viral video marketers are quick to glorify the successes of their videos. But it takes an astute critic to realise that they have seriously downplayed the possibility of the viral video backfiring on your brand. Instead of building the brand, a backfiring viral video can amass negative buzz which eventually damages the brand. The bad news is that there is no accurate way to control or predict the outcome of the video. Consider the case of Sony, the creators of the award-winning PlayStation brand. Sony is a company celebrated for their creativity and innovation. The company decided to employ a viral marketing agency Zipatoni to create a viral video to drum up interest for their new handheld device the PlayStation Portable. Everything took a turn for the worse from there. The video was so terrible that fans took it out against Sony on the social media sites.

Sony removed the video shortly. Making the following press statement.

“Busted. Nailed. Snagged. As many of you have figured out (maybe our speech was a little too funky fresh???), Peter isn’t a real hip-hop maven and this site was actually developed by Sony. Guess we were trying to be just a little too clever. From this point forward, we will just stick to making cool products, and use this site to give you nothing but the facts on the PSP.” Sony Computer Entertainment America

Fortunately for you, we found a surviving copy of the video on YouTube! P.S: Disengage from source immediately if you experience any form of discomfort.

Misconception 3: The odds of a viral video is considerably high.

It might seem true to the man on the street that viral videos tend to have a high rate of success. Not surprising, given the fact that we’ve seen spectacular examples in recent years (especially those awesome Superbowl ads). Perhaps this has encouraged brand managers to be extremely optimistic with regard to viral videos’ success rates.

But let’s not sugarcoat the truth any further. Success is not guaranteed, even if a Brand engages a reputable viral video marketing agency.

Millward Brown, a Brand and Marketing Research firm conducted a research study which involved 102 video ads. The study revealed that only 15% of videos eventually become viral.

To Chase or Not to Chase?

The promise of viral campaigns are alluring indeed. Viral campaigns offer unprecedented levels of consumer engagement and massive levels of word-of-mouth marketing. But in order for it to all work out for the Brand, the Brand manager must have realistic expectations and prudent planning. The fundamentals of marketing still stand; the expenditure on the Viral Campaign must be in some way relevant and justifiable to the core business.

With some common sense, and lots of planning, we hope brand managers will never make another mistake like this again.

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Unemployed – The Road to Self-Employed

Owning your own small business as long as you choose to, you enjoy the comfort, freedom and flexibility of working from your own home. An internet marketing business requires relatively low startup capital. In today’s harsh economic climate, it is the only truly secure approach to being an entrepreneur. With today’s economic meltdown, many unemployed workers are seeking the internet for answers. Self-employed entrepreneurs are finding tremendous success with online businesses. The bottom line is that if you work for a company or even for just another person, employment security is a fallacy,In many industries across the country, business executives losing their positions are seeking ways to prepare for the deepening recession. When seeking the right opportunity, it’s pretty obvious one qualification should be, the online business offer a turnkey system, and starting the business to generate immediate income. The key is to sift through the array of possibilities found on the internet, discard the scams and find a business that has a proven track record of success. If you have a lottery based mentality an online business might not be right for youRegardless of the fact that 95 percent of people would prefer to keep their jobs, an industry closing, or eliminating positions can be a good thing. First of all, it cuts the ties with a company that is probably not run all that well anyway. It puts the unemployed individual firmly in control over his or her destiny and offers new opportunities. Most importantly, it can heard them into a new business.The American automobile industry is not the only ones struggling, also the real-estate business has taken a hard hit. Realtors are usually entrepreneurs and know the principles of a successful business, like building relationships with their prospects and offering a great product, pretty simple.Success-Hard work, dedication, the fact is that nothing comes easy. There is of course a lot more involved, motivation is one of the prerequisites, a common denominator for striking it rich. Get real, the bottom line is that if you want to get rich, you first need to be willing to work hard, there is no short cut period.Don’t get scammed on the internet, any one offering a position in a matrix, cash gifting, or a push button way of getting money fast is a fallacy, it will relieve you of your money. Today’s home based business opportunities, when ran right are very lucrative. Many are capable of six figure incomes.Understand that if you are seriously considering venturing into the world of legitimate online business, stack the deck in your favor. Understand that you are undertaking a real system of success and align yourself with a team of experienced professionals who can lead you around the pitfalls that swallow business, arm yourself with a proven and tested marketing system, so you can focus on more important business matters, like growing your own business quickly, efficiently and building relationships . Reap the tremendous rewards that await everyone who is willing to work for them.

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