One of my new favorite shows is Mad Men, a show about a group of men and women who work for a 1960’s marketing agency on the famous Madison Avenue in New York City. It is an excellent show that highlights the culture and sometimes absurdity of that decade. The biggest thing I think about, however, is the huge difference between how marketing was done back then and now.
I graduated from college in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing. I had a 3.27 GPA and worked two unpaid internships. I knew that getting a job in my field would be difficult, but was confident that I would get a decent job within 2 years or so. I made sure I built strong connections with my professors and did a lot of networking on LinkedIn. I really upped my resume and made sure I had great references.
I was scrolling through Facebook last week when I ran into a video from Gary Vaynerchuk, one of my biggest inspirations and favorite entrepreneurs. I wish I could remember the exact title or where I found the video, but I remember the message: Happiness is the best ROI.
This isn't one of my usual articles, but I just wanted to take a minute to thank all of you. I started Hustle Planet two weeks ago as a hub for fitness, business, and motivational content. The overall message of this blog is self-improvement, and I hope I can inspire a lot of you and help improve some lives. This is a project that I had been planning for a couple months, and seeing it come to life has been amazing. I hope I can reach out to a lot more of you over the following months and hopefully years.
It is undeniable to say that Social Media has changed the way we digest information. Every morning hundreds of millions of people, if not more, scroll through their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat feeds to see what is going on in the world. We want to see what our friends are doing, what crazy thing that politician said, follow celebrities, and browse through a lot of junk to find the good stuff.