) and in the kinds of things that are by-products of it.Those who are conscious seem to share interests in healthy, holistic living, personal growth, spirituality, metaphysics, recovery, social issues and the environment. First, you are someone who has conscious capacities and hence conscious interests.Sean Kavanaugh, the Chicago plumber who’s comparative review of shower heads resulted in new international partners has left the plumbing business behind for a full time role in internet marketing. The reason: His team has produced more than 8,000 pieces of content in the first two quarters of 2016.)PR and communications has grown from the chore they couldn’t afford to ignore to a growing passion and better revenue for each of these entrepreneurs.In my return visits, here’s what each had to say: From Lori Cheek, the Manhattan-based founder of the dating website Cheekd: The Sharks turned her down on live television, but her gutsy nature helped her to create public exposure at every turn and to convert that painful experience into a steady string of publicity wins.“For as long as I’ve been doing my own successful PR for Cheekd, everyone kept telling me I needed to start a PR firm. So I listened to the masses and started Cheek ”“I usually keep one client at a time, so I can keep focus on both Cheekd and that one client, but I’ve had six accounts so far overall,” she said.Second, you go about your singleness and your path to connectedness with a certain amount of awareness.Having awareness increases our capacity to be an adult or grownup with yourself and has three areas of focus: historical, internal and external.
Additionally, while her relationship with Linked In’s policies still wavers from season to season, she has become one of the most highly followed personalities on Linked In.“I am actually kicking around the idea of starting my own PR firm,” Galek says.“I’ve done many talks around NYC about becoming a ‘PR Bulldozer.’ Cheekd is my main passion, but Cheek PR helps float that dream.”Then there’s Candice Galek, the Miami-based founder of Bikini Luxe.I “met” Candice in March of this year when she instant messaged me during a conference event. ” she asked, chagrined that her boundary-pushing images of bikini-clad models in several of her Linked In LNKD % posts had offended a few users to the point of getting her posts temporarily taken down by Linked In, despite an outpouring of supportive comments and positive response.“Perhaps, if you’re willing to tell me both the good and bad about how this comes out,” I replied. The article went live on March 12, 2016 and received more than 215,000 views, becoming the sixth or so most read article for a several day period on Forbes.Sometimes, when founders catch the Zen of public relations, the results not only increase the success of their company, but they indelibly change the founder’s career.Three entrepreneurs I interviewed over the past year have experienced that outcome.