Hello my Fabulous Friends!
I love to learn new things about myself and tend to think deeply after experiencing success or disappointment of any kind.
Yesterday, I had the most amazing experience speaking to a class of Social Media students at Syracuse University. I had so much fun and was beyond inspired by such an amazing group of our younger generation. As I spoke to them via Skype, I could see them all and in that moment, I knew one thing for sure…I was looking at our future and our successful leaders of tomorrow.
I was impressed with the magnitude of learning that is taking place on such an important topic within the walls of Syracuse University. However, what I found truly remarkable was the learning that was taking beyond those walls and into the world of Social Media.
Educating are children and youth on Social Media as Syracuse University does, should be looked upon as a model for all our school systems and Universities. Instruction is critical for our children and youth and it is critical within your world as well. If you run a business, it is vital to your success, and if you are a parent, it is your responsibility to educate yourself so you may guide your child appropriately.
Many individuals and business owners are struggling to learn Social Media organically via trial and error. When it comes to Social Media and all things related to online success most adults tell me they feel like the world is spinning and they choose to ignore online communities and tools completely.
The world is moving quickly and many of you are feeling stressed. I am not and I will tell you why. I have embraced the changes. It is my mantra…remember? We can get bitter or better. What is it going to be? When I was uncertain, I hired a coach and learned the process. I took responsibility and spent hours upon hours reading articles and researching tools, and I still do. I empowered myself with knowing the how and the why of online communities and social marketing. I embraced the new, the unknown and the opportunity to bring my business further success. I owned it.
Empowering yourself with knowledge, during anytime of uncertainty allows you to look into the face of fear and say, “Back off, I embrace my power”.
By claiming my power, I found success. Through Social Media alone, I monetized my Coaching business for one year with only a Facebook personal profile page and a twitter account. For that first year, I had no website and no advertising. Every single client found me on Facebook, personal page, not a business or fan page. I took Facebook from Scrabble to a monetized business because I took inspired action and did not let my fears hold me back. It is that simple. Social Media is not a trend, but an amazing marketing process available for free that works if done well and correctly.
I have evolved into a Social Media success and a leader in my industry. Many influence scores will show statistics and measures of “proof” that I am successful. I am now consulting for small and large business and many people look to me for answers within Social Media communities.
However, how I really “owned” and knew for certain that I had found success and have the ability to educate and lead others, is when I realized that I am having so much FUN doing what I LOVE. That is how I measure success. I claimed that true success feeling yesterday when I fell in love with speaking to a group of college students. I will be forever grateful to my “Cuse” friends for allowing me to feel the true “Fun” in what I am doing in regard to my Social Media work.
Outside of my personal relationships and family, my first love is the work I do to empower women and watching them claim their magnificence. I will always be in deep love with my Diva work and will never give it up. In my Social Media Business, I find that I continue to use the many “Diva Tools” that I toss into my coaching services provided to my Diva Clients. In both lines of work, the focus is learning how to build and maintain successful relationships and to believe in what you do and who you are.
Remember, if you do not love who you are or what you do, you will not be able to build a brand, a business, a family or life. So take a nice Diva Scrub, wash away the toxic belief of others and release all who do not support, encourage and believe in you. Toss on your Diva Dust to help you sparkle and soar. I give you my Diva Promise…if you take my advice and follow my lead, you will be slipping into some very fabulous shoes and prepared to walk into your magnificence!
Go! Divas! Go!