Social media can be an unforgiving and ugly place. It is full of so much anger and hate that it is tempting to want to respond in-kind. It is hard to not vent the pent up frustration through whatever channels we can. However, it is our responsibility to ensure that we are doing our part to engage in conscious and intentional ways that combat the vitriol. Learn some tactics to be part of the solution by taking action and not let ourselves be bystanders.
Social media is truly amazing, but it is simultaneously a source of great distraction. By making decisions about who you follow, what you consume, and when you consume it, you can better equip yourself to filter through all the noise and find great value. Learn some tactics that will help you get through all the cacophony and be more intentional about how you engage with social media.
Social media is an incredible way to connect and learn from others. It provides amazing opportunities to interact, which also means there are pitfalls for sharing things you might not want everyone to see. This is the first of a 3-part series on the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of social media. It includes some strategies around the good part of social media (connection!) including being intentional about what you post, sectioning, and ensuring your privacy settings are properly configured so you can effectively manage your social media footprint.
I had every intention of writing a 2016 year-in-review but struggled to capture the right tone. It was a hard year and one that I am relieved to be done with, but grateful to have experienced. As I reflected on everything that happened, through many drafts of this post, I decided that I wanted to focus on gratitude.
When things are rough it is not easy to be grateful for the things that are going well. I have have had to work on balancing experiencing hardship, with all the negative emotions that come with it, and practicing gratitude as an intentional way to move past it. I still get angry, frustrated, and feel sorry for myself. But I have been finding that the more times I practice gratitude in the face of adversity, the easier it is to look at the challenges I am facing with clarity.
So, instead of a reflection on 2106 as a whole, this post is a reflection on the things that I am grateful for and how I have been trying to practice gratitude in my life.
Having a general idea of where you land on the introversion/extroversion spectrum allows you to identify how you are most likely to gain and lose energy. Your energy levels impact how you perform, your attitude, and how you manage your clients and team. Learn how understanding your own energy needs lets you be intentional about your time and energy management and how this can help you put your best into your projects, team, and the things in your life that are important to you.