People who lose jobs in this economy feel crushed inside. Even if it wasn’t their fault, it’s a loss that has to be grieved, and in order for healing to take place we have to realize that with every loss, there is an even greater gain. People in your social media will come to your aid if you are humble, and ask nicely. In social media we make friends. Our friends get us through life.
My fans, friends and followers know more about me than my friends in real-life because I am in constant contact with them. With that said, everyone has to realize that Twitter, and Facebook are not your inner dialogue. You can shoot yourself in the foot by acting like a martyr, or behaving like Debbie Downer for an extended period of time.
Your Social Networks Are Not The Place For Your Inner Dialogue
Reputation management: Everyone talks about it, but how many people want to do something about it, or care enough that they stop posting images, and words that are image killers?
Carole King said in her song: I’m going to wake up in the morning with a smile on my face, and show the world all the love in my heart, and people are gonna treat you better, you’re going to find…that you are as beautiful as you feel.
This is something I believe with all my heart. Abe Lincoln once said most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be. Therefore, our social media image is colored by our attitude. Our attitude has an impact on how we behave, and the consequences that we find in our lives.
I’ve seen people commit brandecide (my made up word for suicide on social media networks). Without even knowing it, you ruin your reputation, damage friendships, and make an ass out of yourself. If on the other hand you are professional, upbeat funny, sweet, kind, helpful, and compassionate people will like you. You will have more followers, friends and fans.
In the final analysis, embrace your dear friends you’ve made on social media, continue to build those relationships, but if you feel the need to rant, to be negative, or bash someone do it on the phone, or email your trusted friend.
Remember social media fans, your outlook and attitude color your the world you see around you. Your attitude has an effect on your the quality of your work, your productivity in life, your relationships. Maintain a positive attitude, and watch life improve. While you have no say about what happens to you, you have a choice about how your respond.
Attitudes on social media are contagious. Is yours worth catching?