Social media is now a big part of our every day life and it’s most definitely here to stay. Some of us love it, some of us hate it. Personally, I love it most of the time, but I would say that as a social media manager, coach and educator. I’m not just saying it because I should be loving it because it’s my job but social media has truly changed my life and business. For the better mostly.
It has allowed me to stay in touch with people that I wouldn’t have otherwise stayed in touch with. Most of all, my family. Just over ten years ago I decided that I wanted to spend some time in Australia, not knowing it would be such an extensive amount of time. My family lives in the Netherlands and it’s not easy to keep in touch but with social media we get to see what’s happening in each other’s lives. The world truly is your oyster and borders become a lot closer when you can keep tabs on things from such a distance.
I have made so many friends online through Facebook groups but also through having my own blog. In fact, my first blog lead me to meet with some amazing girls and we then started a business together called Ink & Spindle. I’m currently part of a few amazing business networks that have lead to in person catch-ups and soul sister friendships. It’s nice to be able to find like minded people with just a click of a button.
I consider blogging to be a form of social media too and through blogging I have found an outlet to share my thoughts, skills and knowledge. Blogging has also allowed me to become a better writer as I am writing on a weekly basis to share tips with my readers. Don’t they say practice makes perfect?
Some of us might find the sponsored posts in our Facebook feeds rather annoying but I have found a number of them very helpful (this is down to laser sharp targeting) for my business growth and education. In the past 12 months I have joined a number of Facebook groups and masterminds that have truly changed my life and business. I am well on my way to social media domination (Ok, that might be a slight exaggeration) and am loving the life and business I’m building. It’s important to understand how you want to use social media and what you want to get out of it, once you have a clear goal for it, you will be able to use it to its full advantage and actually love it.
On a side note, make sure you ban all the negative Nancy’s from your feeds and only hang out with people who lift you up and support you. I promise that you too will see changes in your life and business.