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Last month at Omni our theme was endurance, but for some of our crew (i.e. me) it felt more like a month of survival mode. When the unpredictable hits and priorities have to shift, when goals are delayed or projects necessarily neglected, how do the productivity focused minds avoid discouragement? Can we THRIVE in survival mode? It sure doesn’t sound easy, or even possible.    According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the definition of THRIVE is: TO GROW VIGOROUSLY And the definition of SURVIVE is: TO CONTINUE TO FUNCTION OR PROSPER DESPITE   So, despite our circumstances,...

This modern life is no easy thing. It requires endurance of all varieties. William Barclay put it like this, “endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.” Now, this “hard thing” more overtly applies to significant life struggles and pivotal moments of pain or loss or change. But, endurance is required for all of the other, smaller moments of trying to keep up and adapt. Workforce retraining, continuing education, certificate programs, consulting firms and so much more, all exist because the...

Do you get it done? When you have a task list or a project to complete, how do you get it done? Are you a procrastinator? Or, do you steadily chip away at your work? Recent research shows that procrastination for the deadline driven folks is actually a useful tool. The extra stress brought by the nearing deadline is a strong motivator. Researchers are learning that people are not only motivated by the hope of positive emotions, but procrastinators “are also motivated, and even driven to achieve, by their attempt...

Dogged determination is a virtue we so praise in this American life. Not unique to the U.S. but it's certainly a characteristic we laud in nearly every aspect of society - the underdog, the startup, the inventor, the aspiring writer, actor, entrepreneur or overall, self-starter. These are the people we watch movies about and the stories we follow online. We worship a stellar comeback. Our culture’s favorite characters of fiction and of history are full of grit, passion and determination. We adore the “work-hard, play-hard” motto even if play is...

Omni Social Media is a community for you. And, we are proud to share our work and the growth of our social media marketing and training services. We love what we do, and our top two goals are: 1. Help YOU LEARN to love working with social media too! 2. Support your business with the social media work WE DO WORK FOR YOU! We are a community to help you build yours. And, we are excited to offer three ways we can work with you to meet these goals: 1) in-person trainings, 2)...

How can you adapt today? We think the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is in itself very OLD. In 2017, the proverbial “old dog” learns lots of new tricks and certainly has to in our technology driven era. Just ask the parent of millennials who has now mastered Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat only to keep up with their children's adventures online. Unfortunately, in business there is little grace for those of us who struggle to keep up with all the new tricks. We often fear appearing dated or irrelevant in...

You’re Gr-r-reat!! Really, you are great! We at Omni Social may be primarily of the millennial generation, but we know Tony the Tiger’s slogan “They’re Gr-r-reat” isn’t lost on any of our readers. Wouldn’t you love to hear Tony’s voice in moments of doubt reminding you just how great YOU are?! Unfortunately, the statistics show that most of us need a little more Tony in our lives than we realize. It’s estimated that only 2% of the population is living an authentic, daring, and fulfilling life. The 2% Mindset graphic below highlights...

Winning on Instagram is no easy feat. Standing out in a feed on any social platform is hard, for beginners and seasoned experts alike. Fortunately, Instagram has released exciting features, helping make it one of the top platforms for businesses to attract and reach new audiences.   So far in 2017, Instagram has rolled out feature updates each month. We now have the option to share posts of photo and video with multiple shots. Instagram updated it's live feature, which operates much like Facebook Live, and we can now save the footage for...

That was brilliant. She’s brilliant. I envy his brilliance. We say these phrases and label people, experiences, businesses and products as brilliant. But, what is brilliance? Can anyone be brilliant? How do companies achieve brilliance?   Webster’s Dictionary outlines two main definitions for brilliant:   1) very bright… a glittering light.   2) striking, distinctive...

Facebook Official (FBO) was once “the” online indicator of the seriousness of your relationship status. It became the social trend more than a decade ago. It was a way of announcing to your community a key detail about yourself. How we answered the question, “So, are you Facebook Official?” said a lot.   Today, we at Omni Social Media want to know just how serious YOU and your business are! Are you FBO?   Do you have the right business page established? Are you using it strategically? Are you cultivating a useful network of followers?...