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“Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.”
– Ancient Indian Proverb
SOCIAL CAPITAL: Build a powerful network
What’s Your Number? Your Bacon Number, That Is…
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is a parlor game inspired by “six degrees of separation,” the theory that nobody is more than six relationships away from any other person in the world. The game was created in 1994 by Brian Turtle and two classmates at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. They were watching “Footloose” on TV when it was followed by another Kevin Bacon movie, and then another.
The game requires players to link celebrities to Bacon in some way. It’s rare to find a Bacon number of 4 or higher. Bacon has appeared in more than 65 movies, making it a little bit easier for him to be the namesake of this game.
Kevin Bacon has amassed the social capital required to be connected to so many celebrities because of his prolificacy. We can apply the Bacon game in our own lives. Sure, we are probably not actors in the lights-camera-action sense, but we are the actors of our own lives. Engaging with friends and family, networking online and in-person, being an active member of your community, and present on social media are all ways to simulate the prolific nature of Bacon.
In 2007, Bacon Launched SixDegrees.org, a charitable organization that connects celebrities with good causes. Bacon turned a “light hearted game into a game changing movement that will directly benefit grassroots organizations while establishing a global intimacy.”
What started as a cute, fun game enabled Bacon to leverage his social capital to help people around the world.
ACHIEVERS’ ARMORY: Equip yourself with proven tools & tactics
Get Aligned with Your Community
Alignable is an online social network that allows small business owners to drive leads, generate referrals, seek advice, and connect with businesses in their community. It’s a support system and lifeline for new small business owners seeking ways to generate leads and land new business. What makes Alignable so valuable it allows business owners to refer customers to each other.
This platform empowers you to find other local business owners located in the same community. For example, a local plumber and electrician can connect on Alignable and agree to share leads. It works because they have the same customer base but service different needs. The same thing can be said for companies that focus on specific types of clothes, serve certain kinds of foods or any other situation where the customer is the same, but the product is different.
Alignable also serves as a pipeline of knowledge and information for new entrepreneurs. These novice business owners can reach out to those in their network who have already overcome the issues they are currently facing. This can save a new business owner a lot of time and money by avoiding common mistakes and doing something correctly the first time. For local business owners, this is the perfect way to understand how to build your brand awareness with the members of your community.
To learn more about Alignable and how it can help your business, visit: www.alignable.com.
MONEY: Become wealthy
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MINDSET: Train your brain to win
What to Tell Yourself when You’re Feeling Discouraged
Here are 5 phrases you can say to yourself when you’re feeling discouraged:
“This is tough. But so am I.”
“I may not be able to control this situation. But I am in charge of how I respond.”
“I haven’t figured this out…yet!”
“This challenge is here to teach me something.”
“All I need to do is take it one step at a time. Breathe and do the next right thing.”
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Master the soft skills
9 Winning Strategies to Help You Succeed in Your Next Negotiation
FUN STUFF – RIDDLE ME THIS
What gets bigger the more you take away?”
NEWS BREAK: Stay informed
1% BETTER: Improve each day
Reach out to a former co-worker via e-mail and set up a call to catch up
Riddle Answer: A hole