Here are five things you didn't know about social media, or maybe things you either knew but chose to ignore, or you have forgotten about them.
Number one: social media doesn't care about you.
They don't care about me or anyone else. They're not our friends. The companies that own the various platforms we love create these apps, which are full of features. On them, you can connect with your friends across the miles, across the globe, before too long, galactically because...
Is it possible to be productive on social media? After all, isn't social media a distraction?
Yes, you CAN be productive on social media. I know those words don't sound like they go together: productive and social media. But stay with me. I'm going to share with you several ideas about how you can.
The number one tip I have for you is: be the master instead of letting social media be the master of you. I get it, FOMO. It's real.
I also understand how you feel about...
Before I share why I am confused, let me give you the backstory.
Before April 2021, I was active on every imaginable social media platform: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Snapchat, and TikTok. And that's not even listing the ones I used to be on but are no more (I'm talking to you, Myspace!).
Then I watched the Netflix documentary so many people have told me I needed to, The Social Dilemma, which scared the out of me. I promptly deleted Instagram, Twitter,...
Social media is not your friend.
Unfortunately, I know many people who disagree with that statement.
Not only is social media not your friend, but it’s a jealous lover. In other words, they want you to stay on their platform…forever. And, even after that.
Dead people can have memorial pages on FaceBook.
“Show me the money!” is a classic line from the 1996 film Jerry Maguire.
And while Friendster wasn’t created until 2002, MySpace in 2003, Facebook in 2004, and...
Every midnight, you get a gift of another 24 hours.
How you spend those hours is completely up to you.
Will you waste them or spend them working on needle-moving activities?
This matters because no matter how you spend your time, one fact remains: you can’t ever get the time you wasted back.
So, as I navigate 2021, I have decided on 5 places where I will spend my time. I’m not going to be everywhere, just where my people are (or, as Seth Godin puts it, my tribe).
Plus, I want to...
Social media is a big part of our lives. And it's not a fad. It's going to be around for a very long time. But! There are things you can do to be productive and still be on social media. In this video, I share with you three big ideas for doing that.
- Know your WHY. Why are you going on social media?
- Have a plan.
- Limit yourself.