Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Adventures of Starting Over Again (Again)

I’ve titled this podcast "The Adventures of Starting Over Again (Again)" because it’s not the first time I’ve had to hit the “restart button” in life and almost head right back to the drawing board.
 

They say you should fail soon and often, so that you can figure out how to get things right. I’m not so sure about all of that, but I do know that nothing will get solved by wallowing in the sadder moments of my life. And there surely are some. I don’t deny them, nor do I try to minimize them with that lame “get over it” mantra that people love to throw around. What I do try to do is be cognizant that things may suck, and hope that they can get better. And, I also like to help others, and shift some of the focus away from what’s not going right in my life, by hopefully helping someone else get through a difficult part in theirs.

So, it’s along those lines that I’m embarking on my next “adventure”. In the very near future, I’ll be in need of additional staff to help manage a variety of projects that I have on the horizon, and it’s been laid on my heart to first and foremost seek out those that are unemployed and underemployed as the first line of defense for meeting my staffing needs. 


Now, I’m not saying that I’m hiring, nor conducting a formal job search right now, but what I am asking so for folks to tell me their story, and familiarize me with their skillset.  If you know someone that needs a job, or is looking to transition to a new career, they can send an email to “Careers@sss4success.com”, or follow this link on my website and fill out the form on my company’s page

Just doing my best to be the change I want to see in the world!  Also, for those that are curious, as I suspected, my “How Social Media Is Making Me Suicidal” post was just as popular as I suspect it would be; even more so.   There were about 30 times more downloads of the podcast and 50 times the traffic for the first few days it was up. Even now, about 2 months later, and it’s still one of the most popular posts on the site. It’s rather telling about people and the content they gravitate towards, but it’s somewhat comforting to that I was right on the money with what I thought would happen. 

Thanks to all those that reached out and provided support to me. I truly appreciate it, and look forward to paying back your kindness in the universe!

Please feel free to leave comments below or give me your feedback directly, either by email “podcasts @ exclusivemultiplicity.com”, or by finding me on Facebook, Twitter (@KindraCotton), or LinkedIn.  You can also contact me via Skype at my name Kindra.Cotton, and you can now call me on my Google Voice line at: (201) 870-0234.  If you leave a message on my Google Voicemail line, please be sure to mention which podcast you listened to.


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Have a Blessed Day! 
Kindra

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Friday, March 21, 2014

How Social Media Made Me Suicidal

How Social Media Made Me Suicidal
Only you know what prompted you to click the link to this blog post or play the audio file of this podcast, but if what I know about viral marketing proves to be correct, then it's likely because it prodded one of your six basic emotions of happiness, sadness, anger, fear, disgust, or surprise.  You can listen to the podcast in its entirety for an explanation of the title, but if you're interested in the bottom line, here it is: I NEED HELP!

In the podcast, I get into the specifics of my request because I hate when people use link-baity headlines to lure you into something completely different than what you expected.  If you found this title compelling enough to click, you might find the story herein compelling as well.  But if you don't have the time to listen to it, then here are the main points:  I need help to help myself, and I have the following skills that can be put to use TODAY to earn money:
  1. I can build websites, and I do this in my primary business through a product I call "Starter Websites".  They're nice, functional, template-based websites that are value priced and easy-to-manage.  They're a great way to get someone on the web that isn’t already, or to put someone into a website in a fairly quick amount of time.  If you know someone that needs one, send them here to start the process: http://bit.ly/sss4-sws1
  2. I can manage social media accounts.  Ideally, I’m looking for someone that wants to put email marketing and blogging as a core of their Social Media Marketing Strategy and then uses the other social networks to augment their core strategy.
  3. I know how to use social media and social networks.  This differs from social media management, because this relates to the overall strategy needed to make a social marketing initiative successful.  It's about how to sculpt the right message, for the right audience, on the right medium.  I’d love to do this for a university or college department, because they already have a built-in audience and all the components that could lead to social media success.  Plus, I have a lot of experience working in the academic environment, so I can easily work with these organizations.  If you know of one of these departments or campuses that could use this help IMMEDIATELY: CONNECT US (I'm also on Twitter: @KindraCotton)!  They may also be interested in checking out my recently published chapter in "Cutting-Edge Technologies and Social Media Use in Higher Education".
If you'd like to send me money, there's a link to make a donation via PayPal to the right (i.e. The Tip Jar) or by email address to: kindra@kindracotton.com
You also can donate or pay for services via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) at 619-354-6372 (yes, that's 619-3-KINDRA).  

I want to note that I came up with the idea for this post and podcast before L’Wren Scott’s suicide hit the news this week.  There’s no way I could have planned the perfect storm of events of my life unraveling with such expert timing to coincide with this women’s death and the media circus surrounding it.

If you've read this far, I thank you, and if you want the full story behind the title of this post, feel free to listen to the podcast.  It’s difficult to say “I need help”, but desperate times, call for desperate measures, so Be Blessed People on Social Media!
Kindra
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