As the owner of a social media consulting/implementation company, questions about the value of investing in social media keep me up at night. They wake me up in the morning.
I want my contributions to clients to be valuable and worthwhile. I want to sell services that are valued and useful. I want my work to make a difference for others.
So I ask myself: Is the advice I offer useful and helpful to people? Do the implementation efforts we expend on behalf of clients make a difference? Is our time well spent? Will the money our clients pay us bring the results they desire?
Is it enough to offer a set of services and deliver on providing the service we’ve »
I am happy to announce a new initiative of Weaving Influence, #booklaunchchat.
We’re going to try our first ever company hosted tweetchat on Monday, January 21 at 8 pm ET in celebration of the launch of Linda Freeman’s book, THRIVE!
The evening’s chat will focus on Linda’s book, as a part of her week long book launch celebration. I’ll host, and Linda will be tweeting as my co-host, sharing her wisdom on what it means to thrive and how we can thrive in our lives through daily spiritual disciplines.
If you have not participated in a tweetchat before, I encourage you to try this one.
Here’s how it works:
Login to tweetchat.com with the hashtag #booklaunchchat »
One of your greatest tools in creating excitement for, and interest in, your book is the content from the book itself.
Although not every sentence of your book is perfected crafted as a tweet, you likely have many sentences, ideas, concepts, and questions within your book that can be easily distilled into 140 character tweets. If you mine the copy that didn’t make it past your editors, you may have even more content to use on Twitter.
I highly recommend that you invest the time in creating a list of tweets from your book, or hire someone to do it on your behalf.
How many tweets can you find in your book? I recently finished my »
I’ve been on a diet this summer, the first of my life, really, and it’s more about healthful eating and exercise than it is about weight loss.
It started with me giving up Coke. And, since we’re talking about it, I’ll tell you the good news that I am still going strong. Tomorrow marks my 50th day without Coca-Cola. Can someone get me a ribbon, already? (And, no, I won’t celebrate by having an ice cold glass of Coca Cola.)
I haven’t done so well with giving up sweets. My daily square of dark chocolate has degraded to my old bad habits: a handful of peanut M&Ms after breakfast, and a small sweet treat »
Quick, tell me.
How do you see yourself?
Do you look at yourself with critical eyes, noticing shortcomings, failures, and missteps? Do you focus on the not-good-enoughs?
Or, do you see yourself with kind eyes? Do you focus on your best qualities and accomplishments?
Can you hold both together, accepting who you are: a work in progress, on a journey, not-quite-there-yet, but doing-the-best-you-can?
You are enough. You are a work of art, a precious treasure.
photo credit Molly Page
Here’s the thing, at least the way I see it:
We’re all much harder on ourselves than others are. At least, I’m much harder on myself than others are.