I’ve done a lot of values and branding exercises over the years. You know, the ones that start with a long list of words, and then have you answer a series of questions and eliminate words. The goal is to end up with either a single word or your top three that define you.
For some reason I have been thinking about that exercise a lot lately and realized that the most significant word to defines me is:
Dictionary.com defines Determined as being: Resolute, Decided, Resolved.
To me it means that I am determined to succeed and achieve my goals. I am determined to figure things out in a way that builds an entire life that I love, not just a business.
Granted sometimes it feels like “Determined” is code for “Not The Sharpest Tool In The Shed” when I am sitting in a class for the 4th time trying to grasp a new concept.
I don’t always get it right, but I am determined to figure it out.
Each time I try again I get a little closer than I was before.
Sometimes I think we set ourselves up for failure. If we don’t figure it all out overnight, we assume that we can’t do it, ever.
Let go of where you think you should be and focus on just moving forward from where you are today. Before you know it, you will look back and be amazed at how far you have come.
March is a full circle month for me. I still remember sitting in my first blogging class 5 years ago and at the end of the class I still wasn’t even sure what a blog was, let alone how to do it.
It was the same with social media.
Yet I took action and moved forward. I would try things, notice what others were doing and implement what they did into my own strategy.
Fast forward to today and this week I co taught a 2 day blogging and social media class. Next week I am speaking at Agent Reboot, about Boosting Your Sales and Referrals with Facebook.
What I can tell you, from experience, is that when you embrace social media and technology and use it strategically in your business plan it can help you work smarter, not harder. And it’s a lot of fun!
The first step to figuring out technology is to expose yourself to it (often more than once).
As a speaker at the event they have allowed me to offer you $20 off registration. Click here to register and save.
I hope to see you next week, but weather you join us or not, be determined in the pursuit of your goals. Commit to moving forward.