Episode 192: Holiday Sales Tips for Digital Marketers and How to Get Noticed In the Crowd with Mandy McEwen

Episode 191: DigitalMarketer Trends: Investing in Virtual Real Estate with Mandy McEwen Episode 191: DigitalMarketer Trends: Investing in Virtual Real Estate with Mandy McEwen
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Episode 1605 Scott Adams: Let’s Fix Most of Societies Problems and Have Some Laughs Too

Episode 1605 Scott Adams: Let’s Fix Most of Societies Problems and Have Some Laughs Too


  • VR Metaverse, currently primitive but amazingly good
  • Fear, safety, convenience based decisions
  • Everyone is someone else’s weirdo
  • China, laser-focused on self-interest
  • Follow the money and the pandemics origin
  • Michelle Tandler questions progressive policies
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Simple Practices That Will Change Your Life

Simple Practices That Will Change Your Life

If you had room to grow and didn’t, you’re a failure – regardless of your achievements.

David Shapiro said, “The purpose of life is to grow and give.” Only perfect people don’t need to grow.

We get closer to our potential when we grow, but we’re always less than we could be.

Learning is growing.

Image of water and flowers from above. Life changes when you change.

Four simple practices that will change your life:

#1. Say, “That didn’t work.”

You can’t learn if you can’t admit failure. This is one reason corporate culture becomes dumber and dumber. The need to be right is a fool’s path to oblivion.

Practice: Once a week say, “I’m trying to make this better, but it’s not working like I’d hoped. What suggestions do you have?”

#2. Try things.

What are you trying? I’m not talking about doing the same thing over and over. That kind of trying is dead-end. What are you trying that you haven’t tried before? How might you do old things in new ways?

Practice: Once a week intentionally try something new.

#3. Build relationships.

The greatest instrument of change, beyond personal commitment, is people. You become like the people around you. “Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” Anonymous

Every person I coach changes me.

Practice: Spend unstructured time with people on your team. Have coffee or lunch. Don’t talk about work.

#4. Meet new people.

Over the years I’ve had scores of one-time conversations with new people. Only a handful were disappointing.

Meeting new people is inconvenient when you’re busy doing important work. Remind yourself that meeting new people changes you.

When YOU change, life changes.

Practice: Six times a year reach out to someone you would like to meet. (A video conference with a new person may change you.)

Tip: Put these simple practices on your calendar.

What practice might change you this year?

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The Simplest Way To Recharge During Your Time Off, According To 100+ Studies

The results come from 140 studies on 290 million people.

Spending time outside in green spaces reduces stress, improves sleep and has a host of health benefits, research finds.

On top of the psychological benefits, over one hundred studies have linked being closer to nature to health benefits like lower risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure.

Ms Caoimhe Twohig-Bennett, the study’s first author, said:

“Spending time in nature certainly makes us feel healthier, but until now the impact on our long-term wellbeing hasn’t been fully understood.

We gathered evidence from over 140 studies involving more than 290 million people to see whether nature really does provide a health boost.”

Ms Twohig-Bennett explained the study’s results:

“We found that spending time in, or living close to, natural green spaces is associated with diverse and significant health benefits.

It reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, and preterm birth, and increases sleep duration.

People living closer to nature also had reduced diastolic blood pressure, heart rate and stress. In fact, one of the really interesting things we found is that exposure to greenspace significantly reduces people’s levels of salivary cortisol — a physiological marker of stress.”

The Japanese have long enjoyed ‘Shinrin yoku,’ or the practice of ‘forest bathing‘.

Ms Twohig-Bennett said:

“Forest bathing is already really popular as a therapy in Japan — with participants spending time in the forest either sitting or lying down, or just walking around.

Our study shows that perhaps they have the right idea!”

It’s not clear exactly what causes the benefits, but Ms Twohig-Bennett speculates:

“People living near greenspace likely have more opportunities for physical activity and socialising.

Meanwhile, exposure to a diverse variety of bacteria present in natural areas may also have benefits for the immune system and reduce inflammation.

Much of the research from Japan suggests that phytoncides — organic compounds with antibacterial properties — released by trees could explain the health-boosting properties of forest bathing.”

The study was published in the journal Environmental Research (Twohig-Bennett & Jones, 2018).

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3 Ways to Use YouTube to Hack Google’s SEO Algorithm

Doug Dibert Jr.

Doug Dibert, Jr. has been in the world of video marketing since January 2005 when he founded his 1st video marketing agency. He has worked with 100’s of businesses nationally and internationally helping them create video content and video marketing plans. 

Seeing the future growth of video and the need for any business to quickly create professional video content with no video editing needed, in 2017 he found the SaaS video marketing platform Magnfi.com and a year later sold his video marketing agency to focus on Magnfi’s growth.

Doug is a highly welcomed speaker at many business strategy events, online or in-person, where he teaches practical how-to methods on how businesses can leverage video content quickly.

Doug and his team at Magnfi partner with businesses and digital marketing agencies who want their own in-house scalable video service offering via the Magnfi white label program. 

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