Category Archives: Video Blog

Blog posts in video format, mostly from Launchpad Five One Six’s YouTube channel. Business strategy, coaching, and general advice.

All You Need is That One Inch. Do You Have the Desire It Takes to Succeed?

We all need inspiration.  Especially those of us who are meant for something bigger then what we've been doing.  It's that feeling in your heart that sets you apart from the pack.  What makes you a leader; a fighter; an innovator.  It's an instinct that you're born with, even though it sometimes takes years to discover within yourself.  Most of all, it's the quality that makes a fierce entrepreneur.  Let it out.

Great speech by Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday to get your desire going.

"You find out that life is just a game of inches...the margin for error is so small.  I mean one half step too late or too early you don't quite make it.  One half second too slow or too fast and you don't quite catch it.  The inches we need are everywhere around us...On this team, we fight for that inch.  On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us to pieces for that inch.  We CLAW with our finger nails for that inch.  Cause we know when we add up all those inches that's going to make the difference between WINNING and LOSING..." - Tony D'Amato

So, You Thought Social Media Driving Your Business’ Revenue was a Myth? #Hashtag, Think Again.

Fallon's at it again.  We don't want you to think that The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is a client of ours that pays us to mention them.  The reason for the second blog post in a week about The Tonight Show is that we can all, as business owners, take a lesson from Jimmy Fallon and his entertaining way of linking his product to social media.  Yes, it's NBC.  Yes, their marketing machine is bigger then you could ever imagine your being, but this is a prime example of #sizedoesntmatter.  Social media is not the rich man's advertising, so let's take advantage while it's still free.  The article below, via Wall Street Journal, really gives some good insight on how much viewership was driven to the show as a result of his content being built to become a #hashtag.  We've also embedded a YouTube video into this post, of a skit that he performed after this article was written.  It's the sequel to the original #hashtag skit with Justin Timberlake (which had 22 million hits and counting).  The #hashtag2 edition features Jonah Hill and had the social media community abuzz with trending hashtags left and right.  Here's a list of things that were trending as a result of this 2 minute video:

  • #livinlavidamocha
  • #blessed
  • #hashtag2
  • #hashtag
  • #yeababy
  • #mywife
  • #realtalk
  • #gettinmywizardon
  • #timeflies
  • #friends
  • #couldwebeanyolder
  • #chandler
  • #bing
  • #searchengine
  • #chandlergoogle
  • #sonoonetoldyoulifewasgonnabethisway
  • #clapclapclapclap

As a business, you could only wish for one trending hashtag to be linked to your social media profile, let alone all these.  It works, folks.  It's 2014.  Accept it.  Enjoy the clip.

Will Jimmy Fallon Get the Last Laugh on Social Media? #Hashtag #TonightShow