Self Confidence

Posted: 29/06/2016 in Marketing

Recently, I watched an  amazing video about Self-Confidence .


Dr. Ivan Joseph describe self confidence, as the ability or the belief to believe in yourself to accomplish any task, no matter the odds, no matter the diffuculty, no matter the adversity.


The belief that you can accomplished it, self confidence.


  • Repetition
  • Persistence
  • Self Talk
  • Interpret Feed Back


Lets check the first one. Practice, Practice till you make it, dont accept the failure.  Remember Malcom Gladwell’s book. The magic of 10.000 hrs. Harry Potter’s author rejected 12 or 13 times. We all know Edison failed hundreds of times.




Because we all repeat something, but very few of us really persist. Do what you want to do and do not accept NO!

There is enough people are telling us we can not do it, that we are not good enough.


We know for a fact that thoughts influence actions. So, why do we want to say that negative self talk to ourselves.


We need to get our self-affirmations. Remember Muhammed Ali, his self affiirmation was ‘’ I am the greatest.’’ The speaker’s self-affirmation is ‘’ I am the captain of my ship, master of my fate.’’

Find a quiet, silent place, for instance your bedroom or when you brush your teeth, put your list next to your mirror and read it everyday.


If I don’t say it, if I don’t beleive in it, no one else will. So, how do you build self confidence? Get away from the people who will tear you down. There is a difference between ego or false pride, it is just reminding yourself in quiet silent moments.


Make a list, write a letter to yourself all the things make you who you are.












The Iceberg of Ignorance

Posted: 17/05/2016 in Marketing

The bigger you are the less you are aware of the problems. %100 of the staff exactly know what is really happening.

The most risky thing is the problems hidden by the senior management. Stats say that only %4 of the top executives know the problems. It is still scary that %9 of the team managers also aware of the problems. To ignore the problem, to hide it, you can only gain a little time, sometimes it might be even very late to take an action. So, do not mess with today’s current corporate culture of ignorance. The more you know the better you will manage the TEAM!


Monday Boosters

Posted: 16/05/2016 in Marketing

Find your confidence. You can do it by doing it, just doing it. You have your voice, just do it! Create it, that time confidence will come, there is actually no single way of doing things right. Love what you do.  You can only fulfill your dreams by doing what you love, your time, your energy will not be wasted. Of course, learn from failure. Ask yourself, why didnt it work? Sometimes finding things spontenausly might get you somewhere you dont plan to. I simply do not fight with things, I know if it is going to happen, it happens. So, I listen and download the ideas, try to overcome obstacles.  I am trying to be in the moment. I watch the development of the things. How they manage? They all do it by their own way, their own technic.  And ALWAYS do your best! Ask yourself, what can I do more? All I can do is to ask, question yourself, challenge your limits. What would happen if I get the OPPORTUNITY?  Work HARD.

I am trying every single day. I am trying not to giving up. At the end of the day, if it is not happening, I usually go for a walk and look around. I can explore that what is not happening. I dont go for it, and complain, instead I do opposite. I step out.  I take that point of view, just go for it.

That time, ENERGY comes, changing point of view, brings me the place where I suppose to be…..

Have a great week,















Top 10 Rules for Success

Posted: 16/05/2016 in Marketing

Reid Garrett Hoffman (born August 5, 1967) is an American internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author. Hoffman is the co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn, a business-oriented social network used primarily for professional networking. Hoffman, with a net worth of US$4.7 billion, is ranked as #341 on the list of the world’s richest people. (wikipedia)

Here are the 10 rules from him about success:

1- Shoot for something large

2- Have a crazy idea

3- Build a great team

4- Look for disruptive change

5-Break through the noise

6- Get Feedback

7-Maintain flexible persistence

8- Stay on the right path

9- Fail Fast

10-Plan for Good and Bad Luck


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LinkedIn announced Q3 reports and it increased its members to 259 million.


It’s broken a number of records — overtaking Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ to become the most popular YouTube video of all time — but today it marks another impressive YouTube milestone: the first video to reach one billion views on YouTube.

The most popular YouTube video of all time!!!

The video has topped nearly every viral list it has been part of, becoming Google’s top trending video in its YouTube Rewind retrospective for 2012, leading the most-saved videos on Pocket and even saw Google Chairman Eric Schmidt performing the iconic dance.

Of the billion views, over a third of them originated from a mobile device (over 340 million), while Facebook contributed 45 million via links and YouTube embeds. There’s been over 4 million comments posted, more than 6 million likes (435,000 dislikes) and it has been favorited roughly 1.8 million times.

I realised that I have reading this kind of books since I am 12. What kind of person reads personal deveopment books at that age of 11-12. Sure, if you do not have enought option to read what you would like to
then you ended up anything else you can get around.

With this post, I tried to show that the designer’s skills can be applied to a wide range of problems—and also that these skills are accessible to a far greater range of people than may be commonly supposed. Designing a life. There is a big difference, though, between planning a life, drifting through life, and designing a life.

We all know of people who go through life with every step preplanned. They knew which university they would attend, which internship would lead to a successful career, and at what age they will retire. Unfortunately, this never works out as planned. And anyway, if you know the winner before the start, where’s the fun in the game?

So, what would you change?

A decade ago, electronics and cell phones in the classroom were considered little more than a distraction. Today, new devices such as tablet computers and smartphones are changing this perception. Educators are finding innovative ways to supplement their lectures with the newest technology, and students are beginning to see their devices as essential components of their college experience.

Naturally, major device manufacturers are now battling for dominance in the field. Below, we explore how Apple is winning the battle for education technology and what gives them the edge over the sizable competition in the market.

China, being the most populated country in the world, has become a hotbed for mobile device and smartphone usage. Consumer, business, and advertiser behaviours are quickly becoming assimilated and adaptive to the mobile gadget phenomenon. Mobile is now the new “cigarette”. Here there is a video created by GroupM Interaction showing facts about Chinese smartphone usage in 2011. [3:40 mins]

Some key facts:
– Android accounted 68% of China smartphones
– 360 million Chinese used the internet on their mobile devices
– 67% of Chinese take photos before eating and post them on social network
– Smartphone users in China check their gadgets every six minutes
– 38% of smartphone users spend more than 5 hours a day on their phone
– 92% of the youth use their mobile phones in the toilet!
– More than 1000 people daily start romantic relationships using their smartphones

At the recent MRMW conference held in Amsterdam, Elias Veris from Insites Consulting showed how a mobile MROC application can boost responses and allow observational tasks to be included in community research. In this follow-up article, he discusses how people are using their smart phones and what are the core drivers for using it.

A couple of weeks ago, the MRMW conference took place in Amsterdam. A fine event, with many bright minds talking on how to use mobile as a method. I had the opportunity to present about mobile in MROC’s there too (the presentation is available here) and tremendously enjoyed the discussions I had with many of the other delegates. What struck me however, is how almost all discussions were about the method of mobile, and only very little were about mobile as ‘content’. In other words, how can we in the market research industry help our clients really understand how to use this new era of connectedness in their daily marketing practices?

To kick this discussion off, we have recently conducted a study among 800 + smartphone users in 4 countries (US, UK, The Netherlands and Belgium). Our aim? Finding out how smartphone users use their phone, and what the real drivers are of using it. And, how can brands tap into the power of mobile?

Check the full report here: