Archive | April 2013

100 Positive Affirmations for Every Occassion

positive-affirmations1I recently found this list of ‘The Only 100 Positive Affirmations You Will Ever Need.’ This list includes an affirmation for every moment or situation in your life. 

For me, positive affirmations are really great to give you motivation to accomplish your goals. Positive affirmations can also help change your attitude or outlook on life. I also believe that positive affirmations have the power to help initiate change in your life. 

Here are six of my favorite affirmations from the list:

26. I kindly ask for help and guidance if I cannot see a better way.

64. I refuse to fall victim in a state of panic by preparing for my future.

65. I trust in my own ability to provide well for my own future.

79. I know the answer is right before me, even if I am not seeing it.

80. I believe in my ability to unlock the way and set myself free.

99. All that I need will come to me at the right time and place in this life.

Once you find several positive affirmations that speak to you, I suggest writing them down and hanging them on your wall or a place where you can read them often. Also, it’s great to recite the affirmations to yourself in the mirror. Trust me, you will start believing and seeing your life change.

What positive affirmations do you like best from the list?

Brandy and the Lesson She Can Teach Other Brands

brandy-clive-davis-and-the-recording-academy-s-2013-pre-grammy-gala-01It’s no secret that I am a fan of Brandy (and not just because we share birthdays). This past weekend I watched this behind the scenes video of her promoting her album ‘Two Eleven‘ and I was touched by her kindess, realness and general fun attitude. 

She goes out of her way to be accessible to her fans. At most album signing you expect fans to cry, but Brandy was crying more than they were because she was so moved by their support. She is relatable and generous

Besides being interesting to watch the behind the scenes action of this high profile celebrity it is nice to know that she is very down to earth. 

Here are a few lessons that other brands, be it celebrity or businesses can take from Brand Brandy:

  • Make your audience feel like they are being heard.
    • She is active on Twitter and listens to her fans when they talk to her upon meet and greet opportunities. 
  • Give your audience what they want.
    • Brandy sings her heart out on stage, but does her best to take in account what her audience would most like to hear or see from her next.
  • By creating these behind the scenes YouTube videos for free more people will be able to connect with her brand.
    • Most brands would wrap something like this up in a DVD and the public would have to go to the store and purchase it. Instead, Brandy is offering her audience high quality access into her life for free. That has to be appreciated.
    • This shows that she is in it for the love of her craft and her fans aka Starz.

The video is very entertaining and you get to learn about Brandy in a very genuine way. 

 

Are you a fan of the Brandy Brand?

The Post-Grad PR Life: Your Life as a Celebrity Apprentice Contestant

e_logo_apprenticeIn this weeks video post I discuss how we all can be contestants on the Celebrity Apprentice in our own lives. Take a look at the video below and tell me your thoughts on how you used your network.

 

To learn more about my experiences, connect with me on LinkedIn.

Cheers to the Post-Grad PR Life!

David

Invite The Wonder Years Into Your Life

The_Wonder_YearsOn Netflix I have watched the complete Alias series and I’m now on Season 5 of The Wonder Years. I absolutely love this show. It follows the life a young Kevin Arnold and is narrated by an adult Kevin Arnold and is about his life growing up from 1968 to 1973. 

The reason why I’m blogging about this show is because of the message that can be pulled from its overall purpose. Each episode the narrator is in a way reflecting on his life as a child. Like any human who reflects on their life there are lessons to learn. It doen’t mean that you have to begin looking back at home movies of yourself and narrate on top of the sound. 

Instead, I encourage you to take time to just sit and reflect about the lessons your life has taught you. To achieve this some people may have to write it down, speak into a voice recorder or even record themselves in a video diary format. Whatever works best for you I say do it.

It’s always nice to know what the past can tell you about your present and future.

 

How do you like to reflect on your life?

Speech of the Week: Jeff Bezos

mf_amazon_fThis weeks speech comes courtesy of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos at the Princeton University graduation in 2010. I have a long wish list on Amazon and to hear its founder and CEO share encouraging words for life was a treat. As I rewatched this speech I believe that I actually watched it before in a public speaking course.  

He talks about gifts and choices we have in life. Here are a couple of highlight from his speech:

“Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice. Gifts are easy — they’re given after all. Choices can be hard.”

“When you are 80 years old, and in a quiet moment of reflection narrating for only yourself the most personal version of your life story, the telling that will be most compact and meaningful will be the series of choices you have made. In the end, we are our choices.”

It’s another useful speech to watch and have a notepad on hand to scribble down a couple of notes.

 

What did you learn from his speech?