If social media were a pool, here are the four kinds of swimmers

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Social media is like water in business. It seeps into every aspect. We all try to swim in it – but some swim differently from others. Here are a few kinds that we see:

  1. The competitive swimmer – pushing forward daily, helped by the torrents of information already online. Sharing tons of links, articles, memes. Probably shoot to the top of Google rankings quickly but that’s A LOT of effort.
  2. The toe-dipper – heard of Facebook, know what ‘social media’ sounds like, but probably prefer the traditional ways of engagement. A post every now and then.
  3. The go-with-the-flow – They’re on social media to keep in touch, stay updated, occasionally talking about their products. If they have material to post daily – great! If they don’t – not the biggest deal.
  4. The surfer – unique, go their own way, don’t care what others think of how they project themselves. Some may find their ways risky, but don’t we all love a risk-taker?

There is NOTHING WRONG with being one kind or another! It’s all about staying afloat, enjoying the ride…

Monday: Like sitting in the middle of an ocean

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In our professional lives, moving forward feels hard. It feels even harder when the goal feels a long way away…like, Friday, on a Monday.

What can you do? All the thinkpieces say you have to do this and do that. I don’t dispute the power of action. But sometimes – just sometimes – it may be possible – possible – that sitting back, observing, could bring you the right thing to do?

Go Home On Time!

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Today – November 23 – is national Go Home On Time Day.

The article states that the average Australian worker did 5.1 hours of unpaid overtime each week.

Even in this success-oriented culture, this is not a healthy way to get ahead.

You may have noticed we’ve been putting up a lot of photos lately – especially the Sydney outdoors. That is because we believe there is more to life than work – to be in touch with our community, build friendship, make life more meaningful than bottom-line.

So, in short, go home on time!