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Everyone knows that they need to improve the security of their computers, passwords, and data store in the cloud. In this video I show you three great ways to improve your online security by taking advantage of a great app, Master Lock Vault.
Last week at the “Shutdown? StartUp!” free webinar, we talked about how you can identify your passions, pursue them as a startup business, and monetize them along the way. Today we’re going to talk about how to earn money.
If you’re furloughed, underworked, underpaid, or in-between jobs, you don’t have the time to wait for a paycheck while you build a business because you need food on the table today.
So today I’m going to talk a bit about how you can put money in your pocket THIS WEEK. Because there are a ton of apps and services you can start using NOW! Read more »
Watch me discuss the so-called “Parking Attendant Problem” on YouTube here:
Missed part one of this series where I discussed how you can identify your passions before sitting down to start your business? Watch it on AT&T’s Networking Exchange blog here.
Today I’m going to talk about the so-called “Parking Attendant Problem” which is a way to help you figure out how to pursue your dreams and goals while you still have a job. While some people have what it takes to just jump out there and risk it all on a crazy business or idea, that’s not for everyone. I’m personally a little more conservative with how I approach risk, and I like to be on the safe side of things and calculate that risk.
What I mean by that is, if you’re working a day job and trying to figure out how to pursue your passion, you have to figure out how to maximize your time during the day to work a little each day on your dream. As I like to say:
You work a day job from 9am to 5pm. But you create history from 5pm to 9am.
We’ve all got tons of life things that get in the way, but we also waste tons of time. Think about how many people are at their jobs wasting time on Facebook? Parking attendant are the best example, since they have TONS of downtime in-between handling customers coming in and out of their garage. They could be the best web designers in the world with all that free time!
Want to know all of my tips? Well then you’re just going to have to watch the video embedded above!
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: entrepreneur Jodie Yule is constantly traveling and working from her smartphone, but needs a way to get even more done while on the go. Right now, she’s juggling an endless stream of office documents coming in, but she has to wait until she’s back at the office to work on anything. Since she has a smartphone on her all the time, wouldn’t it make more sense if she was able to squeeze some work in during all those little moments in-between deliveries of her product, a weekly newsletter delivered to restaurants and coffee shops called “Coffee News”?
On this episode of my CUBED video series, I discover the AT&T Certified Solutions Catalog, a collection of apps to help businesses in any industry solve a variety of problems, no matter what smartphone their employees have. In the catalog, I found Documents to Go, an app that not only allows you to view Word, Excel and Power Point documents, but edit, create, save and share them as well!
For Jodie, this was a perfect solution, since now instead of going back to the office, she can turn her smartphone into a mobile office and handle documents the same way she would on her laptop! She loved it, so I guess now I have to help her deliver some newsletters…
AT&T has brought walkie talkie-like features to the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 (it was already available for Android devices).
Want to know more about how it all works? Check out the video above, and be sure to leave any questions or comments below!
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On May 20th, 2013, speaking at Brand Camp University in New York City, Digital Lifestyle Expert™ Mario Armstrong talked to the audience about his personal journey from being laid-off to creating his own company, growing his business and brand, and how he got to a point where he was managing a team of 6 and regularly appearing on TV and Radio nationwide. Mario discusses what it takes to build a personal brand, and offers his best ideas on how to monetize a personal brand.
I’ve had a lot of big meetings lately that have HUGE potential to help me achieve my goals, both in the short term and my bigger goal of getting my own national TV show. So it seemed like a good idea to revisit a video I made awhileback talking about my 5 tips for big meetings and what you should do to make sure you get the most out of that face time you possibly can!
When you get a big meeting with someone that can help you achieve your goals you definitely want it to go smoothly, leave a good impression, and try to get to a place where you have some real, concrete things you can follow-up on, either for yourself or with that person.
My video below is about what you can do to make those meetings work for you. It’s my thoughts from a meeting with Daymond John, but it’s still the tips I live by for every meeting and I think will help you too no matter what your goals are or how you are trying to pursue your passion.
It’s not often I’m told that when visiting a business I need to pack some old boots! But business today isn’t all clean office environments and suits—it’s dirty work too, like Veteran Compost in Aberdeen, Maryland. Justen Garrity, founder of Veteran Compost, is a veteran of the Iraq war who came back after the crash to find there were no jobs and no real sources of employment left for him. Working a day job and on the weekends while going to school at night, Justen built an amazing business collecting food scraps from local businesses and turning them into compost for local farms to purchase.
Like a lot of businesses, Justen tracks almost everything on paper—pickup times, compost temperatures, almost everything is written down and stored in manila envelopes. While this is fine for a business that’s just getting started, as your business grows you have more and more information you’re trying to process and handle. Enter Pronto Forms from AT&T. Pronto Forms is all about eliminating paperwork and digitizing all of the forms your employees fill our so that you can store everything in a single location and access it quickly and easily. Employees can even capture photographs or signatures on the go! If you’re on the fence, the cool thing is that you can try Pronto Forms for free for 30 days and see if it will really work for your business.
One cool thing we saw at SXSW was how tech is being incorporated into our vehicles so we can use our phones and apps even while we’re driving. We got a chance to get a demo from Chevy in their new Sonic, a compact car with their MyLink system. The MyLink system is basically their in-car entertainment system. But what’s new here is that it links up to your phone, so you can use your iTunes or apps like Pandora through your car screen. That means no fiddling with your phone when you’re supposed to be driving!
If you have Siri (iPhone) or Nancy (Android), you can also use that through your car to make calls right from your steering wheel, which means you never have to take your eyes off the road, because it’s all voice activated. Siri can also send and read your text messages. And since your phone plugs into the car, you don’t have to worry about Bluetooth battery drain. We’ll be posting more about in-car tech in action, but for now here’s a demo of Siri at work in a new Chevy Sonic:
Many of you may have already seen our SXSW interview with CC Chapman. But it’s worth reposting here, because he talks a lot about something that’s important to all of us: how to get where you want to go. As he says in the video, it’s not enough just to be unhappy with what you’re doing: you have to make changes if you want to make progress, and those changes take hard work.
One great point he raises is that if you know where you want to go, you can make an action plan to get there. That means trying to work backwards from your end goal, and setting up concretes milestones (with deadlines!) you think will get you there. But starting from the end result is key.
It’s also important to remember that your plan will change along the way: it’s important to be flexible and respond both to positives and negatives that may come up. That may mean changing your plan slightly to accomodate a new opportunity that presents itself, and it also means constantly evaluating what you’re doing: if it’s not working, it’s time to change the plan!