I created these wallpapers after watching this video by Gary Vee.

This video has inspired me, challenged me, and pushed me to work harder.

This is my wallpaper for my computer.
It reminds me to work like Gary Vee is watching.

Download and make them your wallpaper.

(right click on image and choose save as)

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Click here to download all three in one folder. 

Thanks Gary

#MondayMotivation is the #1 trending topic on Twitter. People are searching for how to find that motivation. In this video we discuss 3 ways Monday can be full of motivation.

Here are the 3 ways I find motivation on Monday:
1) Get back into my routine.
2) Time my day and my task.
3) Read blogs around the subject of my work.

This video was filmed on Blab.Im, a new social networking site that streams from your desktop to followers.

Download free “Hack Monday” resource here: http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com/hacking-monday

 

 

For your minute, I have a free content download for you if you take this reader survey.

If you have been with me since May, I have sent 20 emails to your inbox focusing on resourcing you. Whether they were actual free resource, a thought, or a life hack, my motivation was to resource you in what you do.

Today, I need your help.

I have an email reader survey for you to complete.

Completing this survey would assist me in learning more about you so I can provide the best content directly to your inbox.

It will literally take you 1 minute to complete.

As a thank you, I want to give you this social media content calendar template (usually is $10) to have and use.
Once you complete the survey you will be given the download link.

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This content calendar contains a daily posting schedule template for Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.
I hope you enjoy.

Thank you again!
Kyle

Blab has quickly become my new obsession.
A great new app that allows you to use your webcam and stream a conversation for yourself or invite friends.

Check out my first Blab here:

After using this service for a bit and taking a glance around, I found several different streams where people were chatting, sharing ideas, and doing interviews.
The usability of the service is efficient and intuitive.

The opportunities for Blab seem plentiful.
I see this being the perfect platform for hosting interviews, broadcasting events, and doing interactive Q&A sessions.

I can’t wait to use this service more.

Follow me here: blab.im/kylereed

These are the 5 tools necessary for any periscope streamMany of you have created and watched a Periscope Stream. This service has millions of users and is only growing. (To read more about their stats, check out this post here from their team)

Here are 5 tools to use for your next Periscope live stream:

 

 

 

 

1. Tripod:

HG9L2I have tried several Persicope streams without a tripod. Let me tell you, it’s maddening. Often times I like to stream me doing something or illustrating a point, but having to constantly hold my iPhone 6 plus while teaching someone how to do a pour over coffee doesn’t work very well. Having a good tripod is of utmost importance. Make this your first purchase.

Buy here
Price: $50

 

2. MICROPHONE:

Smartphone MicrophoneUsing your built-in mic is one option, but to take your stream to the next level check out the Rode Smartlav Mic.
This mic plugs into your audio jack on your phone and streams great audio to those watching.

Note: This is a worthy investment as several of you have taking your live ‘scopes and posted them on your blogs, facebook, or other platforms. This tool is essential in providing great content for your audience.

Buy here
Price: $79

3. LIGHTING:

Neewer-CN-126-LED-Video-Light-for-Camera-or-Digital-Video-Camcorder-0Don’t forget about this important feature, lighting. This is often the tool we skip, but is as important as any of these other tools. You don’t need a ton of light, just something to even out the harsh office lights or strong sunlight. The Neewer LED light is perfect for all your streaming needs.

Buy here
Price: $30

4. LENSES:

downloadHaving an add on micro-lense makes a big difference for your stream. It provides that extra crisp feel. I wouldn’t say this is an absolute need, but it definitely brings up the product value and helps with lighting. And honestly, you can use this as a full camera mount for your streams if you so desire.

Buy here
Price: $40
If you want to go next level with your lenses, get these.

5. RECORDING

icon256The ability to take your live stream on periscope and use it later for marketing material is invaluable. One way to get around having to have vertical video for Periscope is to do what Pat Flynn does on his “Patscope” broadcast. He records the actual internet stream with Screenflow and then uploads it directly to youtube for playback. A great way to re-use your streams and let those that missed the live broadcast tune in whenever they want.

Buy here
Price: $99


 

Bonus Submission: 

This resource is from my friend Jarrid Wilson. Jarrid is a blogger/speaker and has amazing content you should be reading and watching.

Here is his setup

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That is right, a tripod for his iPhone and mount for his iPad…love it.
Here is where you can get these tools to help you.

iPhone MountBuy Here -$2.99
Tri-PodBuy Here – $23.49
iPad mount Buy here – 24.95

Periscope-KyleReed

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I really like Pinterest.
I check it every day.
Use it for resources, inspiration, and learning.
It is a great tool.

When Pinterest announced Promoted Pins not too long ago I was intrigued to see how brands would start using this new ad platform.

After spending some time watching different brands promote their pins it’s time we dive in and see the Do’s and Don’ts of Promoted Pins.

Continue Reading…

The thought is to find someone else to elevate your content or product, but you are the best available option for a premiere.

Developing your platform for a launch will set you up best for success. Not only do you have an audience that wants what you have to offer, they are the perfect target for what you are doing.

Don’t get caught up in numbers of other platforms, focus more on specific return of your audience. You could land a premiere with USA Today who has a huge readership, but if your subject isn’t pertinent to the audience (in the video’s case, a music video premiere) it doesn’t matter.

The best premiere partner is you.