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You know how we fly? Socially.

Posted in Amanda A. Anthony, Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2013 by amandaaanthony

Forgive my delay.  Lots happening the last few months….all good stuff! I had a major “pivot” in the fall…Fortesphere went on hold and Flysocially became the lead startup in our portfolio. What is Flysocially?  Glad you asked…

Flysocially is all your favorite social apps + a personal travel assistant in one! Flysocially is a social travel app to find things to do at the airport like instant deals, new product launches, happy hours & more.

Travelers are spending A LOT of money in airports these days….yet while airports are trying to bring innovation, the travel experience still feels like a chore.Whether you’re a business traveler, a tourist, a parent, or just a plain bored frustrated human, Flysocially will allow you to customize your preferences to uncover exciting options at the airport to not only pass the time, but look forward to it! FlysociallyImage is the ONLY airport specific social networking app; the others focus is navigation & logistics.

Flysocially was accepted into the Venture Hive Accelerator program (Launch Pad Tech) in Miami, through April 2013.  We have a great team in place on the development side and the business side.  We are in full hypotheses-experiment-learn-build mode:) Check out our landing page at flysocially.net and let’s stay in touch on Facebook and Twitter. We hope to have more news to share soon!

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Reblog posting of ‘Time Management For Leaders’

Posted in Business, Leadership, Professional Development, Uncategorized, Work-Life Balance with tags , , , , on October 11, 2012 by amandaaanthony

Reblog posting of ‘Time Management For #Leaders’ « Linked 2 Leadership http://ow.ly/ecjlO

 

Check out my new Facebook Page & Brand Logo for Fortesphere: http://www.facebook.com/Fortesphere

Posted in Business, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Leadership, Professional Development, Social Media, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2012 by amandaaanthony

BIG NEWS!

Check out my new #Facebook page Fortesphere & our brand new logo! http://www.facebook.com/Fortesphere 

This is a very proud moment for me as I get going on building a new brand under my new company.  Followers & sharing are MUCH appreciated. This is the first product that my startup company The Professional Connection Incorporated will be launching with its own website soon. Please help me build brand awareness by sharing with you networks!

A Sneak Peak at Fortesphere Mission

Empower individuals to be leaders, taking the reigns in their own personal & professional development, leveraging their strengths. Offer a platform to connect & build valuable relationships as well as a personal leadership roadmap. Create a hub of resources & tools for continuous growth.

More News to Come!

Please share your thoughts & connect!

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Twitter: @amandaaanthony @fortesphere

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/Fortesphere

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I Graduated & Found a Great Job….Why am I not Happy?

Posted in Amanda A. Anthony, Inspiration, Leadership, Professional Development with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2012 by amandaaanthony

Life’s Roadmap to Happiness…or just a Guidebook?

One thing was never explained to me growing up: that the “roadmap” to happiness so many of us follow (graduate high school then university, get a job, get married, have kids, etc) isn’t so much of a map as a travel guide written by the people before & around us. When you arrive at some of these destinations, they aren’t always what you expected. Many of us (ex. friends of mine, colleagues & me at some point in our 30’s)  look around & think,

“Is this it?!”

How I Landed on What to be When I Grew Up

I never knew what I wanted to “do with my life” in college, so I chose Business & fell into a Latin American Studies program (which turned out awesome). I figured at least I would be able to get a job and hopefully one day travel for work….that is how I started my career selling power tools as my first job out of college. I am a quick study, very passionate & highly competitive so sales has been a great match for me throughout my career. I am also creative, innovative & love psychology, so marketing became a close second to sales.

I was fortunate enough to work for 2 fantastic companies (Black & Decker, Procter & Gamble) in my professional career before recently starting on my own. Although both were “Corporate America”, the culture was completely different. I really value my time at both not only for the skills & expertise I picked up along the way, but for really seeing first hand the dynamics of working with people in different settings, under different circumstances, with diverse backgrounds and influenced by personal style + corporate mindsets. Understanding people is a lifelong journey, a skill that can really develop-especially in a successful sales & marketing person-by default…if that person is paying attention.

What’s the Point?

As you know by now, I am developing a company that will be focusing on helping people to figure out a plan for their own personal & professional development. In my travels, I find many people feel lost….the “roadmap” laid out for us from when we are young, is not specific enough to help us figure out where we are going. The real kicker, of course, is that only the individual can figure out where he/she is meant to go & what he/she is meant to do to be successful & happy. This is why I am a huge advocate of reading as well as seeking out mentors/coaches who will help you to see things in new light along the way.

Recently I spoke to a recent grad in her first job out of college & she expressed the following frustrations:

  • Difficulty finding a face-to-face mentor and to build a network outside her immediate environment
  • Dissatisfaction about her pay (& the concerns to pay off her student loans)
  • Frustration about her career path & current workplace

Haven’t we all been there? Where is that on the roadmap?!

Learning Something Every Day is a Great Start

I spent the better part of my 20’s with similar frustrations to this young woman, throughout various assignments, companies & industries.  It was only until after years of working that I realized the true value of many of the choices I made were not related to the $ amount I was compensated during each time but the depth & breadth of experience I gained.  A wise manager of mine once explained to me that value is not absolute; The value or worth of and object (or an experience) is only worth what you are willing to pay for it (or sacrifice)….and it may vary between individuals.

So, as a leader, when I am faced with challenges and stuck in situations I don’t particularly enjoy, I try to ask myself, “What am I learning here? Why is this important & what will I take away?”  This is particularly useful to anyone taking or giving feedback.  And it makes any tough life moment-work or otherwise-a little easier to manage.  The only person who can will you to grow is yourself.

The rest will come with a little hard work & patience;)

Please share your thoughts on my blog!

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