Though her first marriage didn’t work out, Adams hasn’t closed herself off to the possibility of finding The One — again. While meeting her lucky suitors, the former Bachelor contestant admitted it wasn’t difficult to be honest about her divorce.Tayshia Adams’ ex-husband, Josh Bourelle. Courtesy D&J Roofing Inc./Instagram“It’s not hard at all [to talk about] because it’s definitely something that I’ve experienced in the past and it led me to today,” she told Us. “But I don’t want it to define me because it doesn’t define me. It’s just something that I grew from and I learned from.”In a dramatic new Bachelorette teaser, Adams told the men vying for her heart that she was ready to “really dive in deep and find my life partner” after getting “married and divorced at a really young age.” Speaking directly to the camera, Adams later admitted through tears that “the fear of divorce” would always haunt her.- Advertisement – Not looking back! Tayshia Adams‘ divorce from ex-husband Josh Bourelle might play a big role in her dramatic turn on The Bachelorette, but she’s still on “cloud nine.”The 30-year-old California native dished about her journey on season 16 of the ABC dating series following Clare Crawley‘s engagement to Dale Moss during the Thursday, November 5, episode. As she prepared to make her highly-anticipated debut at La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, California, Adams revealed that she didn’t hear from Bachelor Nation exes Colton Underwood and John Paul Jones — or from Bourelle.Tayshia Adams on ‘The Bachelorette’. ABC- Advertisement – Despite her reservations about pursuing another engagement, the Bachelor in Paradise alum was able to use her past experience to help guide her to her perfect match.“Having been married before, I feel like … I’m not just going to do anything just to do something. I’m not going to do it because I feel like I need to or do this and that. I’m going to do it because it’s the right thing to do, and I’m excited and happy,” she told Us. “If it were to happen, it’d be with the right sentiment.”The Bachelorette airs on ABC Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants “Just let a girl live,” she teased while speaking with Us Weekly exclusively on Monday, November 9.Adams and the roofing contractor were together for six years before they tied the knot in February 2016. After less than two years of marriage, Bourelle filed for divorce in October 2017. The former phlebotomist later had her maiden name restored after finalizing her divorce in November 2017. Earlier this year, the reality TV star opened up about trying to salvage her marriage before finally calling it quits.“When things were getting really bad, we were like, OK, we need to go see a counselor,” Adams recalled during an October episode of the “Click Bait” podcast. “Actually, that was my doing, because I knew I needed to do absolutely everything in order to know that was the end of the road. … At that point, you kind of walk through some things and you try as hard as you can, but you can’t force someone to love you.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
For long-time soccer icon David Beckham, it is now safe to say no expectations are too high.After announcing weeks ago that the 2012 Major League Soccer season would be his last one in a Los Angeles Galaxy uniform, Beckham finished his American career with a bang by winning the MLS Cup Saturday night in a style fitting of his up-and-down six-year career with the Galaxy.After going down a goal in the first half, the Galaxy came storming back in the second half – scoring three goals of its own – on the way to its second-consecutive MLS Cup victory.It seemed a nearly impossible task to complete, but over the course of his short career in American soccer, Beckham did exactly as he said he would. He not only increased his own brand as an athlete, but also brought much-needed awareness both domestically and abroad for a league in dire need of attention.While many fans will have differing opinions on the man who has been the face of soccer worldwide for more than a decade, it is hard to deny he has kept the majority of the promises he made when he first arrived to play in the United States in 2007.When Beckham first arrived in July 2007 – with a following of more reporters and photographers than American soccer had ever seen before – and was officially unveiled across the country, it seemed that MLS had hired not a soccer player, but instead a stuntman to bring up ratings in a young and burgeoning league. After all, Beckham was into his 30s, which is typically when most soccer players begin to think about retirement if they have not already done so.Not only that, but his arrival was accompanied with ringing endorsements and TV advertisements from every news outlet around the country and beyond as he was proclaimed the “chosen one” to bring MLS and American soccer to the promised land almost overnight.Other more cynical fans, however, believed the promises too good to be true.Those worst fears became reality almost immediately, as Beckham quickly aggravated an ankle injury he had sustained entering the season and sat out much of his first year, finishing the season with only five starts to his name.Then, after a pair of seasons in 2008 and 2009 that failed to live up to his enormous expectations, Beckham suffered another setback in 2010 and spent even more time on the bench with a torn Achilles tendon.Through the first half of his Galaxy career, it would have been hard to disagree with those who saw Beckham’s U.S. career as one of the biggest flops in sports history. After all, he hadn’t brought the promised championships, very few other big-name European players had followed his lead and attendance at games only increased for the Galaxy home games or those teams that were lucky enough to host Beckham and co.Overall, it was a far cry from the visions of full stadiums and a blossoming American soccer fanbase that many fans expected to magically materialize upon Beckham’s arrival.But much like the 2012 MLS Cup, Beckham’s career could best be characterized as a game of two halves.A closer look at the second half of his six-year career reveals some of the most impressive growth MLS – not to mention American soccer in general – has ever seen.Don’t believe me? Just take a look at the facts.The league that Beckham entered contained only 14 teams. Six years later, America’s premier soccer league boasts a respectable 19 teams.Better yet, the attendance average in 2006 (one year before Beckham joined the team) was 15,504. This has steadily increased to the point where, in its most recent season, MLS broke its attendance record with an average of more than 18,000 fans per game.Looking solely at attendance figures, since Beckham has arrived, professional soccer has become the third-most attended professional sports league in the United States, trailing only the MLB and NFL.Infinitely more important than the attendance figures and the increasing number of teams participating in the league is the presence of the most well-known soccer player in the world putting American soccer on the map. That is one aspect of Beckham’s career American soccer fans can be sure will not be leaving when Beckham does after the dust settles and the championship festivities come to an end in the coming weeks.While he may be moving on to his next challenge, thanks to David Beckham, American soccer is here to stay.Nick is a junior majoring in journalism and political science. Think David Beckham’s time with the Galaxy didn’t live up to expectations? Email him at email@example.com or send him a tweet @npdaniels31.
If you’re wondering why your social media efforts aren’t working, Rich Brooks offers up a four-step guide at the Social Media Examiner using inbound marketing to turn things around.In his lengthy post, Brooks highlights four essential marketing strategies to make sure your online marketing campaign has high return on investment.1. Attraction: How do you attract qualified leads to your website or business?Brooks writes that communication is key when trying to attract people to your business through social media. His suggestions include ramping up your activity on Facebook, joining and parsing LinkedIn, starting a blog to offer value to prospective customers, and creating a distinct brand for your company.2. Retention: How to keep people coming back after they’ve left your website or store?While sending people to other sites like Facebook and YouTube may have seemed counter intuitive to retention before, today, Brooks says, it is critical to build relationships with customers through social media.“Getting people to like, follow and subscribe to us gives us the opportunity to continue to engage with them,” he says.3. Conversion: How do you get people to “buy now” or move further down the sales funnel?Brooks says that a company’s social media activity increases site conversion rates because “expertise and credibility has already been established.” He adds that many successful businesses have seen growth through off-site networks pushing traffic back to their homepage.4. Measurement: How do you determine if any of this is working?Step one, Brooks says, is installing a robust traffic reporting software on your website, such as Google Analytics. Further, he suggests, setting up Goals in Google Analytics to determine where your best traffic is coming from.For a more detailed look into the four steps of successful social media marketing, plus a ton of video, visit Brook’s original post here.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis