(This article was originally published on Curalate written by Khalif Chestnut)

Once upon a time, Snapchat was just a hangout for the teen crowd trying to avoid their parents on Facebook. Now it’s one of the most popular social networks in the world with more than 200 million users. A whopping 71 percent of Snapchat users are 34 years old or younger, according to a study from BI Intelligence.

Clearly, Snapchat is one of the hottest social networks around and your brand needs to be there, but how should businesses use it? …


If you are not making someone else’s life better, then you are wasting your time

When I first read this quote, one word automatically came into my mind: “Empathy”. Empathy is the base of human relationships; without empathy, it is impossible to build deep bonds with another. Due to that, its impossible to understand what that person wants in life, and what makes them happy.

Humans are social beings, and because of that, they depend on society and from others to fulfill goals and achieve personal satisfaction. That is why the quote above (quoted from Will Smith) about losing our…


The Greatest Marketing Strategy Ever?

Lets take a look at the history of the bout. Floyd Mayweather the undefeated, five-division world champion and Manny Pacquiao eight-division world champion are arguably the two best boxers the sport has seen in many years. A fight between the two today, would be the highest grossing event in the history boxing. So why hasn't it happen?

The super fight that has been in “the talks” since 2009 so they say. Could this all be apart of the marketing strategy? A marking strategy jabbing at all the boxing fans for over 5 years? …


Secrets To Success

He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right” —Confucius

Believe to achieve.

The first step to success is believing. Always be positive. Think Success, not failure. Beware of a negative environment.

Your belief that you can accomplish your goals has to be unwavering. The moment you say to yourself “I can’t…”, then you won’t. I was always given the advice “never say I can’t”; I’d like to strike those words from the dictionary.

I’ve found that from time-to-time my attitude waivers. A mentor of mine once said “it’s ok to visit pity…


In Paulo Coelho’s novel, The Alchemist , the main character, Santiago, learns through a series of intricately planned lessons the true meaning of life, as well as learning about the Soul and Language of the World. After following these steps, you should be able to fulfill your Personal Legends.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

1. Understanding What a Personal Legend Is…

A Personal Legend, as it’s referred to in The Alchemist, is one’s destiny in life. It’s identifying your purpose in life and pursuing it. When Santiago meets the old King of Salem, Melchizedek, he teaches him what a Personal Legend is. …


Stop living your life in autopilot.

Everyday, from the moment we wake up, we live our lives caring what other’s may think about us.

We constantly live our lives trying to live up to the expectations others have “set for us”. Many of us are constantly giving a fuck about what other’s may think if we don’t follow the “traditional path” of life, rather than doing what makes us happy. We’re just moving around, living our lives as puppets, simply waiting for that mysterious puppeteer to pull the strings so you can finally see your next move. …


“I just don’t have enough time.”

Have you ever said to yourself or even hear someone say “I don’t have the time to do……..”? Chances are that you have. You see, we sometimes say “I don’t have time” when life gets busy, or when we have too much on our plate.

  • I don’t have the time to workout.
  • I don’t have the time to learn a new language.
  • I don’t have time to start a new business.
  • I don’t have time to do……

Get it out of your head that you don’t have the time!

Everybody gets the same 24hr shot-clock

Yup! Everybody means everyone; think…

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