Pobody’s Nerfect!

I received two e-mails today and both said in the heading: Perfect!!  As somewhat of a perfectionist, this was music to my ears. You see, I have been accused over the years as being a perfectionist! Something others saw in me but I did not see in myself.

When I became consciously aware of this, I began to see my imperfections as a perfectionist! Yes, there are times when I want things to be just so and this can be a detriment to someone in business for themselves. You see, we have a tendency to  want everything just right before we put it out there for the world to see, especially in this world of social media.

One of my mentors Paul Martineli uses the phrase “ just do it and build your wings on the way down”. I have been doing more of that but it is very hard to let myself do it. The good news! It is actually working for me. It does not hurt to just do it and see what happens!

Do you Value your Online Presence?

Where did you get your relationship education?

Recently, I spent the first half of the day in a Social Media workshop. It was a lot of fun and very validating for me. There were many people in the room who have no social media plan and then there were people in the room who have websites and that is about it and then there were people like me who try to cover all the bases.

It was a fun morning and quite validating, I kept hearing one theme though. It was the stories about relationship building on line. The speaker kept saying ” well, you know about relationships, you know what to do but looking around the room I was not so sure.

Once again here we are entering into relationships on line just promoting ourselves, our products and now we are being told to tell our story and share our selves and our experiences. This is what being social is all about!

It is like marriage really, where did you get your relationship education? Do we really know how to relate well to one and another. The presenter kept saying that it is not ok to be negative on face book, that face book is like our living room and it is to be a nice place. 

To Dream

Dedicated to my webmaster Susan Robichaud, Axion Marketing

Susan just said: “ I wish you would write a blog someday on Dreams.  I decided that there is no time like the present and I love a challenge.

It is interesting that this week I did one of those quizzes on facebook…you know the ones where you determine what personality you are, what animal you are, what bird you are. The one I took this week was about what type of person are you. Turns out I am a dreamer.

In-spire

What does it mean to inspire?  The Meriam Webster dictionary give the following meaning to the work

In-spire:

  • to make (someone) want to do something : to give (someone) an idea about what to do or create
  • to cause (something) to happen or be created
  • to cause someone to have (a feeling or emotion)

While this is the definition in the dictionary, I do not believe we can make anyone do anything. I do believe though, that we can influence others by offering ideas.