25 Resources Keep You Fresh, Focused and Formidable


The importance of being fresh, focused and formidable is undeniable in life and business.

Building personal relationships and connections, tribes and communities is a fact of professional life, both in person and online. We have these two amazingly diverse and complementary worlds that we live, work and play in. The potential, benefit, and tangible rewards of having both to use for communication is astounding.

The real challenge and commitment is how we keep things fresh, so that we stay motivated and people will continually engage with our content, work and activity.

If you are consistently bringing people to your website, blog, YouTube channel and social platforms make sure they are as real-time as possible.  I love working with and being around small business solopreneurs and entrepreneurs, especially today. This is a choice that not everyone is cut out for, as it requires extraordinary qualities and a diverse toolbox.

If you are in that coveted 20 percent of the 80/20 rule, then accessing and leveraging all the motivation and smart tools you can to keep your brand growing, fresh and formidable is a must!

13 Principles to Keep You Focused and Formidable

  • Faith in your vision and purpose
  • Courage to live authentically
  • Positivity that there is a silver lining in everything
  • Perseverance to keep going no matter what especially when you believe
  • Resilience because everything you need is already inside you
  • Flexibility to yield to the winds
  • Generosity to pay forward, give back
  • Innovation to try new ways, approaches, ideas
  • Hope to gravitate toward the good and share it with others
  • Poise to stand tall and be proud of your integrity
  • Intuition to go with those guts that are usually right
  • Respect for yourself and others to build your self esteem and encourage others
  • Benevolence to show an overall sense of kindness and tolerance for all people

12 Website Resources that can Keep You Fresh and Up-to-Date

Keeping things fresh, relevant and up to date starts between your ears! It’s an attitude and a decision that we cultivate and must practice regularly.

When I put myself in the stream of positivity and possibility, it naturally picks me up and points me and leads me in the direction I am supposed to be going! It’s kind of an amazing faith and trust in things we see working that we know are possible for us.

Refresh, renew and review regularly. Take breaks and go within and continue to be curious and open to change.

Remember to “trust the why” and these fundamentals and values will get you through anything. That was what Rocky Balboa was all about, and why he was a formidable champion.

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Optimization Not Only Factor in “Mobilegeddon” Search Ranking

Shortly after changing its algorithm to push mobile-friendly sites higher in search results, Google posted a blog letting users know that there are 199 other criteria in ranking.

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How the CIA Waged War in Afghanistan

Robert Grenier is a former CIA station chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the man who was tapped by the CIA and White House to direct the first America-Afghan war following the attacks of 9/11. In his new book, 88 Days to Kandahar, Grenier discusses how he forged alliances with warlords and Pakistani intelligence operatives to execute a campaign that defeated the Taliban in Afghanistan’s southern region. Following his work in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Grenier returned to Washington, DC, and was tasked with overseeing the CIA’s intelligence operations and analysis in Iraq prior to the 2003 US invasion. VICE News visited Grenier at his home in Virginia to talk about America’s longest war, the CIA’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” and the rise of the Islamic State. Watch “Ex-CIA Officer John Kiriakou: The VICE News Interview” – http://bit.ly/1JxQ8SW Read “Afghanistan and Iran Get Cozier — Which Is Good News for the US” – http://bit.ly/1DmYZmN Read “Elite Anti-Terror Squads From Around the World Battle it Out at Jordan’s Annual Warrior Competition” – http://bit.ly/1OKNPxw Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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SEW, ClickZ, ClickZ Live, and SES Acquired by Blenheim Chalcot

SEW, ClickZ, ClickZ Live, and SES have been bought by Blenheim Chalcot in a move that is guaranteed to create a stronger brand that is bigger and better than ever before.

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New Samsung Gear VR Looks Like Something Out of Sci-Fi

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Samsung’s Gear VR headset, compatible with both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, is now available for pre-order on Best Buy’s website.

By attaching one of the two mobile devices to the front of the headset, a user can be immersed into a dramatic panoramic virtual reality to experience not just games but also video and images too.

The revamped Gear VR is priced at $249.99, about $50 more than the original Gear VR.

The headset ships on May 8 from Best Buy’s site, as well as Samsung’s online store, and will be available in retail stores on May 15.

Observers are praising the new model as an improvement.

Engadget notes:

“While the Gear VR didn’t impress us as much as HTC’s Vive virtual reality headset, it’s still an improvement over its predecessor, with a lighter frame and higher amount of pixels per inch (due to the S6’s slightly sharper screen). It’s not exactly a reason to pick up a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge yet, but that could change over the next year as Samsung adds more VR content.”

Betanews adds:

“If you are the owner of a Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, however, you are in luck; Samsung today announces a refreshed Gear VR for you, with the “Innovator Edition” moniker.”

Max Cohen, head of mobile at Oculus VR, the virtual reality company now owned by Facebook, told the site:

“Expanding Oculus virtual reality to the innovative Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is a huge step towards helping tech enthusiasts get involved in this new revolution. The beautiful screen really makes VR worlds pop, whether you’re playing a game like a new, full version of Herobound, watching streaming movies in Oculus Cinema, or seeing amazing vistas in high-quality photos and videos that convince your brain into thinking you’re there.”

The new Gear VR for the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge is about 15 percent smaller than the Note 4 VR.

Engadget reports Samsung has also redesigned the Gear VR for better overall weight distribution. as well as adding more padding to the rear strap of the device making the headset much more comfortable for the wearer.

One criticism from some who have tested the new device is that it has a smaller field of vision compared the original.

Image: BestBuy.com

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The Pro-Kremlin Youth Group: Putin’s Propaganda Machine (Part 1)

Despite sanctions, a plummeting economy, and isolation from the world as a result of its actions in Ukraine, a wave of patriotic fervor is spreading across Russia. Thousands of Russians have attended rallies in support of President Vladimir Putin, whose popularity ratings remain sky-high, while voices of the opposition are increasingly stifled. On the streets and in the media, the Kremlin has tightened its grip on power. State-controlled television channels spin facts to bolster the government line, whipping up anti-Western sentiment and paranoia about internal enemies. Independent broadcasters are struggling to make themselves heard as the country grows more dangerous for journalists and popular figures who are critical of the authorities. In part one of our two-part series, VICE News travels to Siberia to meet Noize MC, the outspoken Russian rapper whose anti-government views have drawn the close attention of the Kremlin, while in Moscow we get inside access to Project Network, a pro-Kremlin youth group dedicated to molding the next generation of Russians in the image of their president. Watch “Why Are American Troops in Ukraine? – Russian Roulette (Dispatch 108)” – http://bit.ly/1J4gj3K Watch “Meet the Texan Fighting for the DPR: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 107)” – http://bit.ly/1z1Q4ef Read “Kim Jong-un Is Headed to Moscow to Make North Korea and Russia BFFs” – http://bit.ly/1OYWI6T Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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