Are you lost in all the social media commotion?
Social Media is the noisiest place on earth, besides the busy streets of NY. You absorb hundreds of lives in a matter of minutes! It can be very confusing, especially when you’re trying to grow your professional brand online. I pondered on this question, “How do I want to show up in my life?” This question took me through a journey of rediscovering myself and identifying those things that I was passionate about. I ask that you ask yourself that very same question. Then decide to take a social media sabbatical to seek clarity in your life. Here are a few tips to help you survive in the social media chaos.
- Niche The Noise: what is your purpose for using social media? If you used or use social media to spam work at home groups or spill the tea, then you are not going to make real connections. You must clearly discovered who you want to serve without all the noise. So, remove yourself from groups that no longer serve you. It will also do you great justice to unfollow or unfriend people that exude negative energy, as they are only distracting you from finding people you truly want to connect with. Ask yourself, “Who do you want to serve?” Find groups that align with your purpose and mission and start engaging in the purposeful noise.
- Know your core-competencies: What are you really good at that no one can do but you? What do you love doing? Playing super women is over ladies! Figure out those things you love to teach and teach them. Just because I knew how to create social engagement doesn’t always mean that I have to teach it to a live audience. Some things are best kept for your team, blog or your coaching clients. You cannot be everything to everybody or you will burn out.
- Connecting: Who on your friends list have you failed to connect with? The purpose of social media is to be social, right? Here is a golden statement, “Relationships over sell every time.” So many people are stuck in commission breath and they push people away. You have to go out here and establish real relationships and be human first, marketer last. This is gold if you want to thrive in the chaos!
During my one month social media sabbatical I learned some amazing things about myself. The one thing I learned is that in order for you to show up as your best self in life or social media, you have to show up for yourself, as yourself and for those who really need you.
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