Why is Pinterest Important for Your Business in 2020?
Ever wonder why Pinterest seems to be the least useful to your business? If yes, ask yourself how Pinterest online business users may think it’s useful. We will discuss a couple statistics and prompt you some questions that will allow you to understand the services I offer to your business Pinterest account in 2020 on going forward.
Jumping into Pinterest stats.
Pinterest has reported over 291 million users worldwide.
Approximately 80% of Pinterest user sign ups are from the U.S.
According to Statista, approximately 80% of Pinterest users are female.
50% of Pinterest users are millennials.
In 2020, Pinterest ad revenue is to surpass $1 billion.
And to summarize what these statistics mean for you to understand that Pinterest is a virtual search engine. Weekly Pinterest users say that pins are useful, which have an impact on their purchasing decisions. If you are on the Pinterest platform as a business or problem solver, you have an opportunity.
Questions to ask yourself
Can I commit to consistency on Pinterest in addition to other platform(s)?
Do I need to start a business account on Pinterest?
How can I learn more about Pinterest marketing for my business?
Today’s blog is bought to you by the amount of comments that I got from my original “Personal Accountability – 08.26.2019″ blog post. I had a whopping 119 comments!!
Proof is below, I think I’m very proud of you all for inquiry on this underrated topic.
I wanted to return to this because you want to hear more about believing in yourself and how that relates to your goals, correct?
Not only that but you want to get better with what you feel passionately about.
NOT only that, you want to achieve your the highest success and be recognized that you do a fairly good job, if not, the only one to do an excellent job in your niche – at what others think is soo difficult to do.
Well first, I would love to continue the sequence of the original post. It asks us toward the end of it, “4 Words: Which one best describes…. you?” And then “What are you known for?”
Fail fast and start over!
If you are currently reading this, I’m 99.9% sure you are known for your ability to achieve in an outstanding nature. Whether that be volunteering at a charity, committing to the gym or giving yourself more down time. To you, it is crucial that you do an outstanding job, otherwise what it the point of throwing in your time and effort?
I feel you on that!
It is exactly how I stay on top of my goals. Let’s be honest, I do get the once in a blue moon days where I stay at home and binge watch Youtube. But for the most part I was never into half assing anything that had my name on it.
This doesn’t mean that I am trial and error proof. I set up projects and tend to add more food than I can chew. And then of course I realize my choice of timing was not fair to me.
Greatness is in your blood
You are destined for greatness and I truly believe that. You can achieve anything you imagine which is the greatest gift of life. I do whatever it takes. Meaning if I have to connect with a thousand people in a room as an introvert, I will do it. If I have to give up girls night, won’t sweat it. If I have to give up a full 8 hour sleep and grab 4 hours, so be it.
What are you deeply passionate about? Are you currently fulfilled?
Let me guess! You are here because you have the next million dollar niche blogging idea? No, not quite? Well, you are going to be convinced that blogging is the way to go no matter the niche you choose!
Firstly the top 3 niche markets that are the most lucrative in the blogging industry are:
You are welcome to explore more niche markets but thought I’d share the most popular subjects in case your idea aligns somewhere in these areas. And what I enjoy about these areas is that you can make the blog ideas about them as specific as you like. The beauty of blogging is that there’s no wrong or right.
When you think about blogging you probably think of the glamorized bloggers that make over $150k a year. There are plenty out there. We see them catching up with family, travelling, purchasing beautiful homes and vehicles. However, how do they really make the mula you ask?
Ever thought of an awesome business idea that you want to implement that you haven’t got around to? Why is that? Well.. You probably are not aware yet because this question has been pressing on you for a while. Hence why you are here! Fire, go.
The truth to motivating yourself is to stay organized.
Here are my top 3 essentials to keep you organized, therefore, motivated!
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I personally notice how much I hold off on organizing the space around me. The more I procrastinate on it, the longer my goals take to get achieved. Us, Millennials live in what I call the “Golden Age/Information Age”, where ALL the information you ever need is right at your finger tips.
The best part of all this information is that it is free, yes – FREE!!
“Change Your Thinking” – Medium.com
Although the words “change your thinking” sound simply put, we understand that managing thoughts are more difficult than we think. However, allowing yourself to remain open minded during this shift in your mind, could be the best gift you give to yourself. Be patient with yourself as you progress.
Make your goal so simple that it’s nearly impossible to achieve.
Lastly, have fun with this! Only you know yourself best. Challenge yourself and continue to build on your smaller goals. Eventually your large goals will simplify!
You are here because you have at some point had a difficult time accomplishing your goals. Not only were you having a difficult time conquering but you realize that you are the problem.
Here are the 3 most common signs of self sabotage
You hold onto self limiting beliefs – What are your immediate thoughts when creating a new goal? Do you believe in your obstacles more than you believe in yourself?
You believe that life is happening to you, instead of happen through you – It is second nature for you to fall victim in your discussions with people and yourself.
You are in agreeance with your negative self talk. Even though you know these thoughts don’t empower, you have formed a belief around your worries.
There isn’t really a fourth point here but in order to be proactive, let’s dive into how you can better manage your self sabotage. When you have a couple minutes, sit down. Pick up a notebook or journal and jot down three obstacles that hinder you from achieving your goal.
Now that you have clarity to what it is holding you back, allow yourself a moment to understand that you are accountable for breathing life into those obstacles. Take this notebook as a tool to combat your months, weeks or even years of self sabotage. Here are exercises that you can begin to practice.
Monitor your thoughts;
Pay more attention to the thought patterns that make you feel good,
Today I thought it would be amazing to share an interest of mine. It’s something that has been on my mind for about 2 years now. If you have ever thought about your personal growth and know that you have more to offer, you will understand what playing small feels like. This entire blog and website is not for me to just write. It’s a channel to create my work and inspire others to start on theirs.
Whether you are established or not, if you are here you understand the importance of self development.
Excellence is all that a leader knows. If this path of life gives you goosebumps, it’s not because you are cold, it may be because you were born to be a striking impact in peoples lives.
If you believe you have been called to become an entrepreneur, then you are a leader. Do not take this call lightly, you have lives to inspire!
I ask you to take this journey to the call with me. It’s time to unlock your truest expression: The Entrepreneur Mindset
Dr. James Gills accomplished the remarkable feat of completing two triathlons back to back. Most of the world, couldn’t complete one triathlon, never mind two.
Yet, Dr. James Gills, a man in his fifties, was able to complete a double triathlon six times. When asked how he did it, he gave the best advice you will ever hear. He said, “I’ve learned to talk to myself instead of listen to myself.” He continued, “If I listen to myself I hear all the reasons why I should give up. I hear that I’m too tired-too old-too weak to make it. But if I talk to myself I can give myself the encouragement and words I need to hear to keep running and finish the race.”
It’s the same way with life. Too often we listen to ourselves and hear all the complaints, self-doubt, fear and negativity that lead to unhappiness, failure and unfulfilled goals. But instead of listening to the negative we can choose to feed ourselves with the positive. We can fuel up with words, thoughts, phrases, scripture and beliefs that give us the strength and power to overcome our challenges and create an extraordinary life, career and team.
Just keep running, stay positive, talk to yourself instead of listen to yourself and make sure you celebrate and raise your hands in the air when you’ve reached your destination! PS…for a burst of fun…check out Will Smith on Graham Norton on You Tube…if you were ever a Fresh Prince fan like me, this will make your day!
Spend 15 Minutes Every Morning with the 555 Practice. …
Learn to Forgive. …
Practice Patience. …
Always Be Truthful. …
Start a Gratitude Journal. …
Listen to Your Instincts.
Find Something to Believe in
Find a Spiritual Community—And Join It
Be Open to New Experiences
Learn to Love Yourself
Fill Your Body with Healthy Foods
Savor the Little Things
Take a moment to think about what spiritual practices you’ve had along your journey. This list is to suggest an additional activity to your routine, whether it be in the morning or night time. Feel free to share a point down below.
For many first-time visitors, Hawaii is a place where perfect weather and pristine beaches make for good vacationing and pretty postcards. But Hawaii is much more than its idyllic setting. For native Hawaiians and those lucky enough to call the islands home, Hawaii is a way of life and a way of thinking. The native Hawaiian concepts of pono, aloha, aina, ohana and mana are crucial to understanding how Hawaii has consistently ranked as the least stressed and happiest state in America.
Apply these concepts to your own life and you may begin to understand what all the fuss is about.
Pono – generally translates to righteousness. According to actor Jason Scott Lee, who grew up in Hawaii, living pono means living “with a conscious decision to do the right thing in terms of self, others, and the environment.” The importance of pono, or doing what is morally right and selfless, is even found in the state’s mottos: “Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono,” or “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.”
Aloha – When you look up “aloha” in the Hawaiian dictionary, every warm and fuzzy word in the English language pops up: love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, pity, kindness, sentiment, grace, charity. Aloha is most often used as a greeting or parting phrase to create an atmosphere of friendliness and love, but the aloha spirit is a part of everything in Hawaii: people surf with aloha, cook with aloha, and even write work emails with aloha. It’s as if people in Hawaii are constantly surrounded by an affirmation or mantra to live life with love.
Aina means land. Life in Hawaii is lived outdoors – malls, homes, offices, and even the airport are built with open-air walkways, large windows, or lanais (balconies or patios) so you’re never fully indoors. Native Hawaiians see their identities and well being entwined with the land, and so respecting it and living in it are of the utmost importance. You don’t have to live in a tropical paradise to be connected to nature. Simply having lunch outside or taking a stroll through a park can help reconnect you to the aina.
Ohana – as the movie Lilo & Stitch taught us, means family. The word comes from oha, which is the highly revered taro plant, and it signifies that all ohana come from the same root. Ohana is used to describe any group of people with a common bond; people in Hawaii have a community ohana, a friends ohana, even a work ohana. One of the clearest findings from happiness research is that humans are social creatures. Imagine how differently you would feel if you approached your work colleagues like they were your family.
Mana – translates to power, but the native Hawaiian concept of power doesn’t equate to material possessions or what floor your office is on. Mana is a life energy that flows through all things and is highly individual: you have a chance to gain or lose mana in everything you do.
Perhaps one of the best examples of mana can be seen in the late Hawaii Senator Daniel K. Inouye’s life and career. The beloved Inouye was often described as soft spoken, modest and a man of integrity. His mana led him to be the second longest-serving senator in U.S. history. His last word was “aloha.”
Feel free to comment below about a life concept we can live by!
Ernest Hemingway: Up at 5:30 every morning to write even if he’d been drinking the night before. He wrote as a practice, not just when he felt inspired.
Benjamin Franklin: Sat naked every morning in fresh air for his “bath” which he swore fuelled his energy and creativity. He also listed 13 character traits he wanted to build and measured how he lived against each of them every night before he slept (in a journal).
Padmasree Warrior: (Chief Technology Officer at Cisco Systems): Regular “digital detoxes” where she unplugs from technology to reboot her brain and replenish her creative reserves.
Leonardo da Vinci: Slept via small naps throughout the day versus sleeping 8 hours straight. The famed inventor Thomas Edison reportedly did the same thing (as does Hip-Hop mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs).
Will Smith: recalled when he watched the movie Star Wars for the first time, he did not believe it was possible for a movie to move people that much. When he decided to be a world-class movie actor, he understood that he needs a desperate, obsessive focus to excel on the movies that he would appear in. He realized that it was difficult to achieve success if he was doing multiple things. In order to be successful, he believed he needs to focus with all of his heart, his creativity, and all of the fiber of his being.
Steve Jobs: Would fast for extended periods of time, recognizing that it created a sense of euphoria within him that motivated his dazzling output of ideas. He also loved carrots, eating so many during one period that his skin turned to a soft orange color.
Maya Angelou: Writes in a cheap and spartan hotel room she rents. She awakes at home around 5:30 each morning, has coffee with her husband and then shows up at the hotel room to do seriously productive work by 7 am. “It’s lonely and it’s marvellous” she says. Personally, I’ve done the most important work of my career in hotel rooms from Buenos Aires to Auckland. And on airplanes (the longer the flight the more I get done).
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Loved his coffee and measured out his beans with meticulous love and care: 60 beans per cup. Many elite performers use this drink as a productivity tool. But please do so in moderation: Balzac drank 50 cups a day. Sadly, he died from a heart attack at 51.
Mick Jagger: Exercises 6 days a week and includes ballet, pilates and yoga in his regimen. Sir Mick clearly gets that fitness rewires the brain to fight fear, reduces the stress response and multiplies stamina.
Stephen King: Writes every single day of the year and does not get up from the pursuit of his craft until his daily quota of two thousand words has been met.
Now ask yourself how what habits will allow you to highly achieve?