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Hot Topic: 3 Tips to Preventing Burnout from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

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UPDATE: Marissa Mayer was named chief executive officer of Yahoo Inc. July 16, 2012.

Many entrepreneurs don’t even think twice when it comes to working around the clock. Marissa Mayer, Google’s 20th employee and current vice president of location and local services (now CEO of Yahoo Inc July 16,2012), is no exception. When Google was a young company, she worked 130 hours per week and often slept at her desk.

“For my first five years at Google, I pulled an all-nighter every week,” Mayer said in a recent talk at New York’s 92Y cultural center. “It was a lot of hard work.”

Hard work, she says, has been the key to Google’s success, as well as her own.

For young companies that demand so much of their employees, hard work can spiral into burnout. Learning to prevent it–for yourself and your employees–is essential to your success as a business owner. Here are three steps to get started:

Step 1. Watch for signs of resentment.
“Burnout is about resentment,” Mayer told the audience at 92Y. “[Preventing it is] about knowing yourself well enough to know what it is you’re giving up that makes you resentful.”

Her assessment is right on target. “The question is whether you can replenish your energy when you get tired,” says Michael Leiter, professor of psychology at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. If you can’t restore your energy or resolve your values conflict with your work, you feel exhausted, cynical, and discouraged–the hallmarks of burnout.

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Step 2. Find your rhythm.
Mayer’s theory is that you need to figure out what your “rhythm” is, meaning the activity that matters so much to you resentment sets in when you can’t do it. In Leiter’s words, it’s the activity that restores your energy. That might mean sleeping eight hours a night, practicing yoga daily, or getting out in nature once a week. Whatever it is, it’s essential to your satisfaction, so don’t skip it.

“People–particularly entrepreneurs–can put in huge amounts of energy and time,” Leiter says. “Overwork doesn’t burn people out per se, but it’s doing that without knowing the things that replenish you.”

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Step 3. Grant employees one must-have freedom.
When Mayer suspects an employee might burn out, she asks them to find their rhythm. They’ve come back with, “I need to be home for Tuesday night dinners,” or “I need to be on time for my daughter’s soccer games.” She grants those needs–no exceptions.

“You can’t have everything you want,” Mayer cautions. “But you can have the things that really matter to you. That empowers you to work really hard for a long period of time on something that you’re passionate about.”

Re-blogged from original article: http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223723

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A.V.A Live Radio: Balancing Your Hormones

Do you have dry itchy skin? This could be a symptom of hormonal imbalance in your body. Join host Jacqueline Jax with Co-host Julia as they help you learn about symptoms of low hormones and help you find cures for things like: hair loss, hot flashes, memory loss, depression, anxiety, weight gain, muscle pain, mood swings, irritability, fatigue, low sex drive, migraines, weak bones, dry skin, wrinkles, premature aging, failing eye sight…. Don’t suffer. Get information now.

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A.V.A Live Radio: Womans Health Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?

Join host Jacqueline Jax with Co-host Galia as they help you decide if Hormone Replacement Therapy is right for you. Are you a candidate? What’s the bottom line? Are physical symptoms like hot flashes, brain fog, exhaustion and depression alerting you to a problem?

If you notice differences in your overall attitude, then you may need to get balanced with Hormone Replacement Therapy we’ll tell you what to look for and where to go for help. Don’t suffer. Get information and help here.
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Join host Jacqueline Jax with Co-host Galia as they help you learn about symptoms of low hormones and help you find help to cure things like: hair loss, hot flashes, memory loss, depression, anxiety, weight gain, muscle pain, mood swings, irritability, fatigue, low sex drive, migraines, weak bones, dry skin, wrinkles, premature aging, failing eye sight….

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Marketing Tip of the Day: 3 Ways To Improve My Advertising Response Rate?

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Do you know what your return rate is on your marketing campaigns? Any good marketing strategist thinks about return rate on their time invested in advertising before going in and as the campaign progresses. So the question is, what can you expect and how do you improve your response rate? On average you can expected about a 1% response rate on any good marketing campaign. Some industries may give you a higher or lower return because there are so many variables but it usually takes time, consistency and credibility as a brand to evolve past that 1%.

Let me give you an example to think about. If you send an email to 1,000 followers and 10 people react then you have just received a 1% response rate on your campaign. This rate is considered a successful rate in advertisers standards however, we all know that’s simply not good enough. Improving your rate has alot to do with variables like: quality of content within your campaign, brand credibility and strong relationships within your subscribers list. If you can improve those 3 factors, then you will surely be on your way to a much larger return rates on your advertising time invested.

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So what campaigns have you tried and how was your return rate? If you have advise to share, please comment below. Also feel free to tell me about online tools you’ve used and liked. (ie : Mail chimp, wordpress blogs, reverbnation newsletters, facebook pages, twitter… etc)

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Marketing Tip of the Day: Navigation Made Easy

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Marketing Tip of the Day: Navigation Made Easy

I’m often unable to easily view additional pages on blogs because the blog design is messy, unorganized or not linked well. If you want to prevent being a one hit wonder, reorganize your blog or web site with a clean design that includes a direct navigation menu at both the top and side bar. Do not make your site a maze for your visitors to try and navigate. Have a simple, clean design with an easy navigational menu. Use short, straightforward, easy-to-read paragraphs. Make all your pages uniform and professional. I also recommend using picture thumbnails for links at the bottom of your blog posts. They act as little previews selling your page to the reader. Images seriously improve your page view stats and add an eye catching element for your readers to enjoy. After all, if you don’t have a fun place to visit, why should anyone come back?

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Marketing Tip of the Day: Social Media Pick Your poison

Marketing Tip of the Day: Pick Your Poison

Just when you thought everyone was using social media to promote their service, brand or music, I have personally discovered that’s not the case. In fact, it’s astonishing that so many have not yet even set up as much as a facebook page to share their announcements, yet they are desperately in need of help with their promotions. Social media communities like faceboook, twitter, linkedin, youtube, myspace, instagram, pinterest, tumblr, wordpress, reverbnation, and google plus are still excellent ways to promote your business. You don’t have to have them all, but I would certainly signup for at least two depending on your business. Think of it this way, you wouldn’t open a store for business and leave the lights off. Social profiles are the same, customers expect you to be available to them on a platform they can relate to. So show your customers that you’re ready to serve them by posting a new product offering, special deals, photos or informative tips.

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