Personal Power Maps and Creative Ideas

Personal Power Maps and Creative Ideas

At about the same time I started to think about building an Internet website, I considered my personal strengths and resources. It occurred to me that it might be a good idea to make a list of all the things I have in my life, as well as the things I have learned and skills I can use. This could help me come up with new directions for my personal development. After I’ve started writing these things down, I decided to call it “Power Maps” as they outline my sources of power, and could also show me ways to turn my strengths into more powerful actions. In this brief article I will try to demonstrate how I do this, hoping you can do the same. I use my own Power Map as an example, so you also get a chance to know me better…
I began by writing down the major categories of things I do and am related to. Here is what I came up with:

  • Family & Friends
  • Places I know
  • My Studies & Work
  • Languages
  • My Hobbies & Pastimes

Try to make your own list now. It doesn’t have to be similar to the one I made or even have the same logic or structure. Just try to think of the major things that make up the person that you are.
Next, I added more details to each major category – ending up with many of the things I consider to … Read more

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Ways To Use Pinterest For Market Research (2)

Ways To Use Pinterest For Market Research

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Make way as the new social media site is stepping up as one of the most promising and valuable marketing tool for almost all types of businesses. Pinterest is an online bulletin board that allows you to pin your favorite images. It’s launched way back in 2010 and had formerly moved its growth of having more than 7 million of unique visitors and members as of December 2012. Its uniqueness and relaxing approach to the user’s visualization is one of the good reasons to be used as marketing tool for business research. It offers the pinning of your favorite images and had it shared in open social industry, this methodology allows the user to choose variety of options on viewing interesting sites and products that they wanted. Survey says that Pinterest had already surpassed the amount of traffic it gives to company blogs and websites than YouTube, the Google + and the famous LinkedIn combined. This factual aspect shows that using the Pinterest for market research is one way on gaining success.
Pinterest as a promoting tool. Pinning of images and have it sorted by boards would likely create a huge variety of options in searching something to buy with. For example if you want to look for a new car that suits your tastes and fashion, you can actually browse for different boards with different prices and availability through Pinterest. This feature allows you to have the best option on … Read more

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