I’ve noticed an interesting article floating around the internet. The piece, entitled “Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy” sees rampant narcissism and self-entitlement as the source of young people’s unhappiness. Does it have a case? Let’s take a look.
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The summer heat glistened off white frilled curtains. I sat in a rocking chair my mom had rocked me in, now rocking my own baby girl. The repetitious creak sank into the carpet. The muggy air held the morning close.
And I turned the page.
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There comes a time, for each one of us, when we have enough.
That time may slip by like silent petals released from a flower. Unnoticed. Quietly, in muted glory our enough time, faded away before we could hold it.
But it was there.
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Endlessly ridiculed, openly mocked — the ubiquitous Soccer Mom holds her place in our society as often nothing more than a sounding board for ill-intentioned observations.
Scorned for being too prepared, too eager, too helpful, too pretty and too nice, Soccer Mom shrugs off this derisive mantle and keeps going.
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The summer sun drifted down to us through the canopy of maple trees overhead. Out of school, and into everything two girls under ten could find in their backyard.
Most notably, a shiny pair of high-heeled silver sandals.
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Know Like and Trust
Excerpted from article on Copyblogger:
“Your content is good. You know your material. You know how to put words together in a way people want to read.
No matter how strong a writer you are, you won’t grow the vibrant audience that supports your business until you fit one more piece into place.
The reality is, your audience won’t pick up real momentum until you’ve mastered the “know, like, trust” factor.
– 10 ways to get known online:
You know that high-quality content marketing attracts attention and builds your reputation — it lets people see who you are and why you’re worth listening to.
Your audience grows in proportion to the quality of content that you create and deliver.
How do you “become known?”
1. Get clear on who you’re talking to…
2. Assert expertise in your niche…
3. Create the right content…
– 10 actions to build likeability online:
A high profile alone is not enough to convert prospects into customers. You must also build relationships to nurture your likeability.
Here are ten ways to become better-liked online.
11. Be authentic…
12. Be real…
15. Be relevant…
– 10 factors that build trust with your audience:
While you’re delivering your truly valuable content, you’re not selling, but you are paving the road to eventually selling a product that’s related to your content down the line. When it comes to selling online, authority and likeability alone are rarely enough — you need to become truly trusted.
Here’s ten ways to gain trust online.
21. Give away (some of) your best stuff…
22. Don’t disappoint…
23. Be consistently good…
Check out the original article to read full list and more information here: