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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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…
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?
…even though it’s fun to be spontaneous and let your passion take you where you want to go, sometimes constraints are your friend – even necessary to keep us from doing things that ultimately become counterproductive.
A good memory. Isn’t that a great thing to have?!
But we are only human. We can only do so much. We can only process so much.
If help is at hand to take a load off, why refuse it? Why turn down help to make your life better just to satisfy some vain notion of superior memory?
Which way is right for you?
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!
Sydney’s Brighton-le-Sands beach with a glorious sunrise.