PREFACE: On Sunday, February 14, 2016, I made the following post in a Skype chat. After consideration, I felt I should make this public statement with regard to the content. Please read the statement made, and then allow me to express my regrets following it. Thank You.
First, I want to pass along a heartfelt kudos to those here that have taken Jon’s offer, and those of others, to broaden their reach and voice by posting on various blogs. Greater exposure to an ever growing audience is always a good business choice. UNLESS . . .
(PLEASE NOTE: The following does NOT apply to anyone who has posted on Jon’s blog. It is an observation I made by exploring various other venues related to the TE’s, and their presentation)
. . . when I then follow the author’s links to their blog or other discussions and am led to posts/videos that demean others, incite distrust, or exemplify poor judgement of the person posting.
Seriously people – THINK before making a blog post!
EVERYTHING you write/say, no matter where OR when, can – and WILL – be available to EVERYONE that you are trying to convert to YOUR BUSINESS.
I suppose that if you are seeking out people that appreciate denigrating others, enjoy childish/juvenile responses and actions, or simply want to create that -excuse- for failure (I tried, nobody listened) – then hey, you are right on track for that epic event!
Unless the aforementioned result is what you seek, then I want to suggest a very simple tactic to keep what others may find out about appropriate to your goal(s) of building the environment for success in business.
Keep personal issues just that – PERSONAL.
Focus your words, thoughts, and voice towards enhancing your future – not elaborating upon debatable concepts that will limit it.
Remember: I found the topics referenced by simply following the trail left – presumably deliberately – by people wanting to establish themselves as some sort of leader to be listened to.
Since I found them, so WILL others you may want to be encouraging to join your business. How many people can YOU afford to lose before your own actions undermine any chance at success?
You can – scratch that – YOU MUST do better! Or, remain stuck in a quagmire of your own design, slowly sinking away from any possibility of achieving more. Your choice.
Obviously, as you can see above, I allowed my interpretation of this matter at the time to fog my thought process, and make public something of such poor quality, and with limited value, to an audience worthy of more than this brief outburst.
Why did this happen? How could I post this without forethought to the possible ramifications?
I could blame it on some over powering desire to quickly disseminate the information in a brief post, or that it was a Valentines Day chocolate overload. Either way, I must make recompense to those who may have seen this, and quantify the level of regret I have since realized.
I have taken this to heart, and hence forth, I shall endeavor to offer more relative, concise, and substantial information that will, hopefully, help everyone move forward. Please accept that this troubles me, and that in the future, I will -to the best of my ability- NEVER . . .
hold back from saying what REALLY needs to be said!
What? You thought I would feel regret for saying that there are aspects of doing business that some are not quite grasping?
I have but one thing to say about that . . . you don’t know me very well yet!
What I DO regret is saying what I did, and not taking more than a quick foray into the dark side of potential issues without then offering a more in-depth look at ways to help others avoid such pitfalls and/or make corrections. That, and the contrite manner in which I may have expressed myself, I truly do apologize for.
The points made in the original post are, I feel, quite valid.
When we talk about using social media for business, we have to look at not only the positives everyone seems to want to discuss – but also the potential repercussions when not done correctly. Even the best of plans can backfire. Moving forward without one?
THAT, my friends, is the plan for failure!
So, to this end, I want to openly discuss not only the advantages of expanding your personal and business presence in social media, but the potential pitfalls that can result. How we can all make that plan that will enhance our efforts on this journey.
I have taken enough of you time for today. I do, however, want everyone to reflect upon how they are approaching their public presence on social media. Be honest with your evaluation.
Are there areas where you could improve?
Have you made mistakes that you need to resolve?
Is what you are releasing for the world to see really what you believe will have people beating a path to you, and your business? And if so, how did you do it? If it is working, you (and possibly everyone else here) will want to replicate it!
I will delve into this at greater length over the course of a few posts (probably not in chronological order, but that is just how it works for me).
I truly want to emphasize the positives to your future in this, but must be honest about the potential negative implications that can sidetrack your efforts as well. At the end of the day, you either provide solutions to assist change, or remain part of the problem to over come.
Let’s work together to solve issues, overcome problems, and be proactive in our own future.
Let’s start by telling me what YOU think about what I have said, and where you see the positive/negatives in all this, in the comments below. Until next time . . .
With Sincere Thanks
“The only limits we have are those you impose upon yourself. Remove the limits!”