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Last week, I talked about how social media is not about the money – feel free to check that post out! Today’s topic is “Social Media is not for the Faint of Heart”. For example, if you get your feelings hurt easily if you get overwhelmed easily, I’m going to talk about what that means and how to overcome it. I’m also going to talk about how social media is not that so what is it? Keep reading below!1. Be Curious. I want you to be curious! There are so...

Social Media is NOT about making money, it is NOT about growing your business, money, going viral or even “the win.” I have three concepts to help me explain what I mean: Firstly, I have to talk about Lady Gaga. In her recent Oscar acceptance speech a couple of weeks ago, she said that it wasn’t about the win. It was about the process of getting to the win. Lady Gaga achieved her award by not giving up, but by being brave and proceeding to go forward even through all of...

Are you missing out on Instagram and all it has to offer? Do you log on to Instagram and think you’re awesome at using all of its tools? Or are you the opposite and find that Instagram is overwhelming and hard for you? Instagram is such a huge, fun platform to be a part of and contribute to. I was recently with some friends this week and they were all saying how much they love Instagram! However, if you aren’t using all of the tools Instagram has to offer, you may not getting...

There's no argument here that summer can distract us from our work. Maybe it’s watching our peers, coworkers, or business partners take amazing vacations all summer long. Or, maybe it’s our own struggle to re-enter work life after some well earned R&R. Whatever it is that steals our motivation during the summer, it is a thing. With summer time coming to an end, it's time to kick it back into high gear this fall. And while many of us would rather be sitting pool-side, there's something so motivating about being...

  What if our professional courage looked a lot like the courage described by Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, when he describes courage as- “when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.” This quote rocks us every time we see it. And, we are reminded that two things are true: Courage looks a lot like a calculated start, despite the circumstances. Our convictions are more important than the uncertainty of whether we may already be “licked.” It’s the uncertainty that...

How can you adapt today? We think the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is in itself very OLD. In 2017, the proverbial “old dog” learns lots of new tricks and certainly has to in our technology driven era. Just ask the parent of millennials who has now mastered Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat only to keep up with their children's adventures online. Unfortunately, in business there is little grace for those of us who struggle to keep up with all the new tricks. We often fear appearing dated or irrelevant in...

The holiday shuffle is real. With Christmas a week away, many of you may be in the shuffle already. You are in transit to friends or family and have temporarily closed up shop or planned to keep working on the go. Whatever your season looks like, it is a challenging time of year. There are work projects to wrap before year’s end and then business slowdowns as regular customers are off traveling. Then, there are team members overwhelmed by the amount presents left to buy for loved ones, while others are distracted by...

  We hope you are. But, if you’re not, here are some great psychology and social media facts that remind us that the online world is both a tool and a community that matters to people. We are in charge of how we interface with our online world, and when we businesses manage this well, we feel productive, see success, and connect with the communities we are a part of. 1st - Social Media is EMOTIONAL! You probably already knew this. People get emotional online. We get excited when we see cute kids...

[caption id="attachment_724" align="alignleft" width="1600"] A strong support system can make a big difference! [/caption] Owning a business can often times get lonely, overwhelming, and straight-up stressful. What type of support do you have set in place to catch you when you start to feel alone or frustrated? I attend a weekly entrepreneurial book club with a few other young executives to air out frustrations of owning a business and get feedback about action steps I can take to move forward and resolve any challenges I face. We keep each other accountable, motivated and...

[caption id="attachment_682" align="alignleft" width="4950"] Connect with other professionals online![/caption] Navigating the chaotic waters of social media can be overwhelming at first. So many passwords, headshots, questions to fill in. It’s time to take a step back.  Lets look at social media from a birds (or astronaut's) eye view of your network. Have you found yourself considering the advantages of social media? How does it really enhance your your life? A lot of people wonder if they should bother getting into it as it might turn out to be a huge time...

Tips and Techniques to Stay Positively Optimistic Have you ever been in a situation that upset you? Like griping the steering wheel, white knuckles upset? I can relate, no matter how hard we try to stay upbeat we continually encounter situations that are out of our control. The great thing is that you can flip these situations to be in your favor. Here are some helpful techniques to remain optimistic: 1. Take a deep breath. It may sound obvious but it's incredibly effective to breathe from the abdomen. You know you are doing...

20 somethings can be the best times and the worst times. You are held responsible for your actions, acquiring new skills, saying hello and goodbye to important relationships, learning about yourself and the ways of the World. It is a lot to take in to say the least. So whats a girl to do with a lot of potential and a go getter attitude? When you follow your intuition and create a plan for yourself you are doing the right thing. Yes, there are many situations throughout the day where we...

Life is so much more enjoyable when you are not upset all the time. Take time to incorporate these habits into your daily routine. •Saying hi or even better, hello to strangers •Encourage a stranger (say good job during aerobics or just a complement in general) •Open the door for others •Be present when you are one on one with someone (don't even check your phone) •Be patient with strangers (we don't know the struggles others are dealing with) These are everyday things we should be doing to be have a healthy/happy...