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6 Great Tips to Become a Social Media Guru

6 Great Tips to Become a Social Media Guru

The internet has 3.17 billion users and out of them, there are 2.3 billion active social media users.

With the number of internet users increasing day by day, the count of social media users is also at its peak. Day by day, different social media platforms are launched that deliver unique features which convert visitors into regular users. But as the numbers of social media platforms are increasing, they are also showing a remarkable capability to convert the users into verified customers.

Social media experts play a vital role in this huge sales conversion. Now, you might have started searching the scope and tips to become an expert in this field. Check out the following vital tips that will help you get social media jobs and rule the field.

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1. Update Yourself On All Social Media Platforms

Proceeding ahead without knowing the different social platforms will totally be a waste of time. There are numerous social platforms, but few of them are famous and are highly visited by the global users. So, you must have a working hand on all those platforms.

1 million new active mobile social users are added every day.

To target such a huge audience, you need to be purely familiar with the platforms you are going to work on.

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2. Be In Contact With Experts

Without proper guidance, you can’t take a step forward and run different experiments to show your excellence. To get proper assistance in this field, get in contact with different experts and influencers ruling the social media field. Keep them in your contact list and ask them for relevant help whenever needed.

Experts have a pool of knowledge that they will always love to share with the newbie. So, you can get that knowledge and start your social growth. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and LinkedIn.

3. Follow Renowned Social Media Sites

There are many websites that publish articles on How-to, Tips or Tricks about social media. You must make an effort to be an avid reader of such websites. On a daily basis, they post articles about their successful experiments that you must read and implement in your on-going or upcoming strategy.

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Either you can visit such websites daily or you can activate the email subscription of the websites and get daily updates in your mail account.

4. Collect Offline Knowledge Database For Easy Learning

The internet is one platform where you can surf countless data for offline reading. There are numerous EBooks, PDF’s and other media that you can download on your local system and read them in your leisure time.

From the knowledge for beginners to the level of experts, you must have the complete knowledge base that will not only help you to memorize whenever needed but will also help you to share the same with others looking for the same.

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5. Attend Webinars/ Events

To be the best, you have to show your best. For gathering experts from all over the globe, numerous webinars and events are planned every month/year. So, if possible, you must visit as many events as possible. In such events, experts from different countries share their success mantra or any tips that can be helpful for the others.

You can note each and every tip and execute them on the available social platforms. After you attend any conference, you will acquire a level of confidence that will help you to execute different strategies successfully.

6. Teach Someone Else

Science has proved it that the more you teach someone, the more you learn.

So in short, if you want to be the Guru of Social media, you should start sharing what you have learned till now to someone who is on the same path as you were a few months back. Knowledge never gets wasted.

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Published on July 17, 2018

How Productive People Compartmentalize Time to Get the Most Done

How Productive People Compartmentalize Time to Get the Most Done

I’ve never believed people are born productive or organized. Being organized and productive is a choice.

You choose to keep your stuff organized or you don’t. You choose to get on with your work and ignore distractions or you don’t.

But one skill very productive people appear to have that is not a choice is the ability to compartmentalize. And that takes skill and practice.

What is compartmentalization

To compartmentalize means you have the ability to shut out all distractions and other work except for the work in front of you. Nothing gets past your barriers.

In psychology, compartmentalization is a defence mechanism our brains use to shut out traumatic events. We close down all thoughts about the traumatic event. This can lead to serious mental-health problems such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) if not dealt with properly.

However, compartmentalization can be used in positive ways to help us become more productive and allow us to focus on the things that are important to us.

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Robin Sharma, the renowned leadership coach, calls it his Tight Bubble of Total Focus Strategy. This is where he shuts out all distractions, turns off his phone and goes to a quiet place where no one will disturb him and does the work he wants to focus on. He allows nothing to come between himself and the work he is working on and prides himself on being almost uncontactable.

Others call it deep work. When I want to focus on a specific piece of work, I turn everything off, turn on my favourite music podcast The Anjunadeep Edition (soft, eclectic electronic music) and focus on the content I intend to work on. It works, and it allows me to get massive amounts of content produced every week.

The main point about compartmentalization is that no matter what else is going on in your life — you could be going through a difficult time in your relationships, your business could be sinking into bankruptcy or you just had a fight with your colleague; you can shut those things out of your mind and focus totally on the work that needs doing.

Your mind sees things as separate rooms with closable doors, so you can enter a mental room, close the door and have complete focus on whatever it is you want to focus on. Your mind does not wander.

Being able to achieve this state can seriously boost your productivity. You get a lot more quality work done and you find you have a lot more time to do the things you want to do. It is a skill worth mastering for the benefits it will bring you.

How to develop the skill of compartmentalization

The simplest way to develop this skill is to use your calendar.

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Your calendar is the most powerful tool you have in your productivity toolbox. It allows you to block time out, and it can focus you on the work that needs doing.

My calendar allows me to block time out so I can remove everything else out of my mind to focus on one thing. When I have scheduled time for writing, I know what I want to write about and I sit down and my mind completely focuses on the writing.

Nothing comes between me, my thoughts and the keyboard. I am in my writing compartment and that is where I want to be. Anything going on around me, such as a problem with a student, a difficulty with an area of my business or an argument with my wife is blocked out.

Understand that sometimes there’s nothing you can do about an issue

One of the ways to do this is to understand there are times when there is nothing you can do about an issue or an area of your life. For example, if I have a student with a problem, unless I am able to communicate with that student at that specific time, there is nothing I can do about it.

If I can help the student, I would schedule a meeting with the student to help them. But between now and the scheduled meeting there is nothing I can do. So, I block it out.

The meeting is scheduled on my calendar and I will be there. Until then, there is nothing I can do about it.

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Ask yourself the question “Is there anything I can do about it right now?”

This is a very powerful way to help you compartmentalize these issues.

If there is, focus all your attention on it to the exclusion of everything else until you have a workable solution. If not, then block it out, schedule time when you can do something about it and move on to the next piece of work you need to work on.

Being able to compartmentalize helps with productivity in another way. It reduces the amount of time you spend worrying.

Worrying about something is a huge waste of energy that never solves anything. Being able to block out issues you cannot deal with stops you from worrying about things and allows you to focus on the things you can do something about.

Reframe the problem as a question

Reframing the problem as a question such as “what do I have to do to solve this problem?” takes your mind away from a worried state into a solution state, where you begin searching for solutions.

One of the reasons David Allen’s Getting Things Done book has endured is because it focuses on contexts. This is a form of compartmentalization where you only do work you can work on.

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For instance, if a piece of work needs a computer, you would only look at the work when you were in front of a computer. If you were driving, you cannot do that work, so you would not be looking at it.

Choose one thing to focus on

To get better at compartmentalizing, look around your environment and seek out places where you can do specific types of work.

Taking your dog for a walk could be the time you focus solely on solving project problems, commuting to and from work could be the time you spend reading and developing your skills and the time between 10 am and 12 pm could be the time you spend on the phone sorting out client issues.

Once you make the decision about when and where you will do the different types of work, make it stick. Schedule it. Once it becomes a habit, you are well on your way to using the power of compartmentalization to become more productive.

Comparmentalization saves you stress

Compartmentalization is a skill that gives you time to deal with issues and work to the exclusion of all other distractions.

This means you get more work done in less time and this allows you to spend more time with the people you want to spend more time with, doing the things you want to spend more time doing.

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