Use these reminders to get a boost on building a better you starting now.

1. Remember to be productive today.

Once the day gets started, it can be difficult to slow down and actually focus on what you need to accomplish today. Just today I’ve spent a solid half hour just planning meetings for later this week. The real trick is to learn how to get into work mode and complete some of your goals for the day! Speaking of which.
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2. Review your goals of the day.

As I mentioned above, it’s too easy for your day to take control of you instead of the other way around. I manage my daily goals with an app called 5 Min Journal, which allows me to share a few gratitudes, make a few intentions, and set a few goals. If you don’t have goals set up, then how will you know when you’ve accomplished anything?
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3. Stay up to date on your industry.

A little bio about me: I’m a 23-year-old marketer for a Facebook game Hatchlings, working with the agency Think Digital to create a product for business owners to better leverage LinkedIn and close to launching an app that automagically grows organic Twitter influence.
If I didn’t stay up-to-date with industry trends and new tools available, I would be buried alive. Today, you can’t be a passive marketer, entrepreneur, or manager, or you may miss the next opportunity that will take you, your product, or your company to the next level.
P.S. – interested in learning more about any of these? Message me on LinkedIn or Tweet at me: @zdrake2013

4. Use social media.

While I don’t agree that your influence can be strictly determined by Klout.com, there is merit to having influence on social media. Being active and engaged on LinkedIn for 7 years has given me opportunities to speak, work, and live the lifestyle that I want. However, the most important thing to remember isn’t that I spent 7 years building a profile and a strong knowledge base of the LinkedIn platform, it’s that I continue to build that base each and every day. I’m not as accomplished on Twitter, but I’m getting there.
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5. Connect and reconnect to your network.

You’ve probably heard this before, but it can’t be mentioned enough.
Your network is like a muscle, and atrophy will take place if you don’t stay active.
Personally, I use the iOS app “RandomCall” to have a few candid conversations each day with (literally) a random contact from my phone. I downloaded the app a few months ago, and I’ve reconnected with people I haven’t talked to since high school. Were they expecting it? No way. Will they remember it? You better believe it.

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Zachary Lukasiewicz

About the author:  Passionate marketing entrepreneur and content strategist; known for ability to speak directly to specific audiences through creative campaigns, copy direction and brand identity. High EQ and ability to foster meaningful business relationships industry-wide. Connect with me on Twitter:  @ZachonLinkedIn

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