R.I.PÂ Keek and Vine
Were you on Instagram today? I am not gonna lie, Instagram is my ish and I have already expressed myself in no uncertain terms about how I felt about Keek. Vine is new too, I didn’t even let the thought of downloading that thing enter my mind. Like many of us I am burnt out on social media but I can appreciate most of them and I can appreciate even more when one of them does a power move like Instagram did today with there launch of Insta -Video.
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Lets talk about power moves for a second, to me as simple as the upgrade was, Instagram took back its following who were slightly distracted by some small but ever present competition. I bet someone over at the Instagram head quarters smacked himself in the head when Vine and Keek came out and was like ‘Damn did we just leave out a critical component from our app’ ~ yea you kinda did!
but today, Today you made a come back Instagram and your loyal followers swallowed it up!- Stock up – everything is green again!
I like to think of myself as business savvy, not because I studied alot or have a bunch of degrees, but because I live it every single day, making mistakes, learning from them, finding innovative ways to market products, navigating social media and most importantly trying to look for and make the best power moves. The hubs and I have been in business for the last three years, we did things without a brick and motor for a long time until we were able to finally score a physical location. There is nothing easy about being an entrepreneur, you will work the hardest you have ever worked in your life if you want it badly enough. For us, power moves are the ONLY way we will survive as business people and when someone makes one, we are all ears and eyes.
So what Exactly is a Power Move?
Put simply a Power move in business is that one thing that you do to set yourself apart from the competition. To be successful you have to keep making them, you cant just do one move and get stuck because somebody is always watching and somebody will always find a way to do it better than you.
How to make Power Moves in Business
1. Find ways to set yourself apart from Everyone Else
If you sell hair products, jewelry, clothing, whatever it is, there is always a way you can set yourself apart from the competition. Whether it is customer service, design, website, figure it out and do it. Over and over and over again
2. Don’t let people down
Trust is huge, why do you think Instagram is smiling all the way to the bank? its because even though they just added something they could have done a year ago, they know that we like their App, they made a quality product that is popular and that people trust.
3. Don’t hesitate to Try Something
It just might work, even if you aren’t sure about your idea, try and see if it bites. I cant tell you how many times we have done this, and 8 out of 10 times we always come away with something positive
4. Step Out Of Any Boxes You Fall in
Boxes are silly! use blogs,social media, websites to your advantage, sometimes its
not just about selling the product or service, actually it is about selling the product or service, but what I mean is, a good power move requires creating relationships and longevity so that your move has meaning. To do that you have to literally step outside of your space and do something out of the ordinary. For example we sell model building kits, so we thought it would be nice to host a kit building class on Saturdays for kids and Dads. Its charitable, its fun, and at the end of the day the products sell.
My entrance into the rat race is for us a necessary power move, but I like to call it a chess move and a critical one, so nothing phases me at work because ultimately I know what it is I hope to achieve in the end. Eyes are always on the Prize! Â – They already talking about layoffs – HA!
Look forward to more posts like this as we navigate these entrepreneurial streets!