Oh, boy. Social media.
It’s everywhere and we’re all using it, yet we can’t seem to figure out the best way to utilize it – especially for our businesses.
What is personal or private? What is acceptable to share publicly?
I think there is a huge grey area with social media, but one trend that’s GOT TO GO is the desire to complain and whine.
NOTE: I’m breaking one of my rules by recording this episode on my phone and not in my studio. I’m learning I won’t have as much time to produce this podcast if I don’t record on my phone when I’m thinking of things! So, that will probably be the norm from here on out.
Nothing will make you feel better except for doing the work. – Jordan Ferney
A fellow voice actor and friend of mine shared about a post that was published on Twitter this week. I want to dive into it without sharing the person’s identity or the post itself because the reason for even talking about this today has nothing to do with him or the post but the gentle reminder that not everything needs to or should be shared online.
I’m sure this guy’s post came from a place of genuine fear – fear of being inadequate, or not enough. But the reality is, we all struggle with this at times. What separates individuals who post like this guy and other people not posting their complaints is the ability to recognize one’s place. Like my friend said, “…have the humility to know that you aren’t the best in your field and that you’re blessed to have what you have.”
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF
Because when we stop and take stock of what we have, it directly informs what we can do. If you feel like this guy often, take a moment ask yourself a few questions:
- What am I currently doing that is working/not working?
- Do I need more training?
- Does this moment have power over my entire career or am I just venting?
And guess what, these questions apply whether you have 35,000 followers online or not.
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