Germany Kent’s 5 Smart Strategies to Kick Off 2017 – Inspiration

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Germany Kent is a Social Media Marketing guru who has been named one of the Top 100 most influential people on Twitter and was just named to Evan Carmichael’s list as one of the Top 100 social media experts to follow on Twitter. As we say goodbye to 2016, and look forward to the hope and possibilities of 2017, the thought leader is dishing on simple things you can do to optimize your life while appreciating the opportunities ahead.

Take care of your mind. It is so important to feed your brain. Nurture your mind, be good to your mind and develop strong mental habits. Work your brain like you would work your muscles at the gym. This will keep you in the right mindset. Pay attention “on purpose” and develop a resistance to negative thoughts that may try to enter your mind. Having the right mindset will guarantee success.

Create a minimal lifestyle. Do not be in such a hurry. Slow down. Enjoy the moment – or should I say, moments! Life is beautiful and meant to be enjoyed. Take time to go to the park, or beach (my personal favorite). Slow things down at least twice a week. Find that personal time to just be alone and learn to enjoy your own company. Create a space of freedom in your life where calmness and contentment can grow.

Evolve. Be in a state of constantly growing and learning. Elevate your game so that you can become better. Accept the challenge of being a better you. Do not wait for others to open a door for you, find a window to squeeze through or build another door. Find out what it is you like – do more of that. Be unapologetic about achieving your goals.

Be your best cheerleader. Do not be the reason you do not succeed. Self-talk is so important. Learn to lift yourself up by freeing yourself of negative talk. Encourage yourself, love yourself, and believe in yourself. And whatever you do, do not go negative on social media. If you feel that you cannot be positive, just go neutral until you can pick yourself back up. Your social media is your business card and you will be held to what you post. Besides, it is hard to lift someone else up if you are negative. No negative talk – period.

Give back. Volunteer. Find a cause to support or a person to mentor. Learn to be a vessel of hope and encouragement to someone else. Research shows that those who volunteer are happier and healthier. Volunteering and helping others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. Remember, if you’re not reaching back to help anyone, then you’re not building a legacy.

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Germany Kent is an award-winning journalist, social media expert, bestselling author, and entrepreneur with decades of experience in personal branding, social networking, and entertainment. A successful Hollywood commercial actress and media personality, she has interviewed Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Grammy winners, pro athletes and newsmakers. She is also a dynamic public speaker and in demand coach and consultant and a former award winning college administrator and corporate executive. Her newest book You Are What You Tweet: Harness the Power of Twitter to Create a Happier, Healthier Life is a self help guide packed with tools, tips, tricks, secrets, and strategies for mastering Twitter and turning it into a powerful vehicle for self transformation.

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