Networking on Social Media

Networking on social media isn’t as hard as some people may think it is. Honestly, it’s the quickest way to meet a huge amount of individuals all across the world. If you are comfortable with following random people on social media that share the same interest as you. Then go for it!

One thing you do may want to do is create an eye-catching bio on your profile. I’ll give you a few examples. Let’s say you’re an author, youtuber, and foodie. You can set up your bio like this…

Author of (enter book title here) | Youtuber (insert camera emoji) | Foodie (insert random food) you can add a link to your bio so people can check out your book or YouTube channel. If you want to put more than one link in your bio then you should try using the website linktr.ee. You may have seen some of your favorite influencers have the link on their profile. The website allows you to customize links.

View the picture below to see an example.

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Here’s an example of how I set up my bio on Twitter and Instagram.

Sometimes people search up different occupation names to find people that are in their field of work. Simply because they want to connect with more people like themselves. On social media, most of the time I search up the word “blogger” to find other bloggers like myself. When the results pop up I look through people usernames and click on profiles to follow some of the people I may find interesting.

When you start following people that you want to network with try to interact with them. For example, you see them post something new on their profile like and comment on it. You don’t have to be all extra with your comment and be a butt kisser lol. Just simply share your natural thoughts and give a nice compliment. The main goal is to make them your acquaintance first.  

The more you socialize with different people the more they will remember you. Sometimes by simply commenting, liking, or messaging someone can lead a person to check out your profile to see what you’re all about. That’s one thing I have noticed when I started interacting with people on social media.

Another thing I want to mention is if the person or people you want to network with have shared some of their content on their profile then you should check it out. Once you check out some of their posts. Try sending them a quick message and tell them how much you enjoy what they are doing. They will probably return the favor back to you. Of course, you may run into some individuals who may never respond to you but at least you did try interacting with them at some point.

The whole point I’m trying to make is that when you start interacting with your followers on social media it makes a difference. Your audience gets bigger, more connections or resources are available to you, and etc… Sometimes popularity can help you out a bit. The more people who know of you the more recognition your brand can receive. Most people love supporting individuals they personally know.

If you have used social media to network with people to share your story in the comment section. Do you think social media is a good way to network with people?

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When You’re Having “One of Those Days”

I don’t know what’s going on today but I’m having “one of those days.” It’s a day where you feel frustrated, irritated, & want to release some stress. I just want to sleep my day away and forget everything. Don’t you hate when you’re not feeling like yourself?

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This is when you have to draw yourself out of the present moment you’re in and figure out what’s really bothering you. Is it everything you been holding in lately, overthinking, or somebody said something to make you feel some type of way? If so, trick your mind into going in relax mode. Tell yourself that how you’re feeling is just temporary and everything is going to be okay. Sometimes that helps me ease some tension. You should try it.

Also, do some activities to release how you’re feeling. You can write out how you feel, workout, or vent to a person you trust. Anything that is a positive outlet to let you express yourself works. Try to not let your frustration ruin your whole day. Of course, it’s hard not to be in a shitty mood because everything seems to be getting to you. Turn the negative into a positive. Just like how I wrote this article to express a little bit about how I was feeling. It made me feel somewhat better.

Even though you may feel like isolating yourself try not to do that for too long. It can cause you to feel a little worse. Like I was saying earlier trick your mind in relax mode to ease some tension. Your mind is a powerful tool.

If you have any more tips on how you stay calm during a bad day share it in the comment section. Your tips or advice could help someone out. When is the last time you had a frustrating day?

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Letting Your Past Hinder You

Your past has its way of creeping back into your life when you are trying to move forward or at the tip of going through a transformation. It’s like the devil trying to steal your joy when you are the happiest. Everyone past isn’t always bad but there are some things we want to leave behind. Just for the simple fact that you have grown as a person. You’re leveling up into a better version of yourself.

When you let your past hinder your life that’s when you have a problem on your hands. Maybe you never got some type of closure you needed from a situation. Or there is some guilt that still lingers inside you from what happened. Your mind will give you “what if” thoughts to figure out how you could’ve fixed your past mistakes. All the events will keep replaying in your head. It clogs your mind from living better in the present moment. Think of it as a distraction. 

Unfortunately, we can’t go back in time to change what happened. We do have control into not letting a situation happen again and accept the past for what it is. You can’t keep letting the past eat you up inside. Face those demons so you can move on. The more you let those mistakes hold you back the longer it will take you to feel free again. No more getting upset about it being thrown back up in your face. Once you own up to it then it won’t bother you anymore. Your past gave you experiences that you needed to go through in order for you to learn who you are as a person.

Letting your past hinder you won’t make you happy. Let go of the worries on how it may affect your present or future life. You still have a chance on shaping things out the way you want it to be. Past mistakes are left behind for a reason. So, tell me do you believe that your past have hinder you from certain things in life?


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Emotions Driving Me Crazy!

Sometimes I get tired of having this battle with my emotions. Why do I have to be so emotional? I swear my emotions have me feeling crazy. They have a strong hold on me which I can’t stand at times. Maybe certain situations I go through trigger my emotions to set off. Especially if I am in some type of relationship with someone. I have to protect my feelings and control my reactions because of the emotional effects.

Lord knows I try to relax and not over think things but there goes the boogeyman once again creeping up on me. That’s why I have to push certain people away before I let my emotions take over and snap! Hell, the way my mood changes make me feel bipolar. One minute I’m fine with everything then I am upset with everything that’s going on. Maybe I’m used to having my way and getting all the attention I need. When I don’t get a certain amount of attention from the person or people, I need it from it starts bothering me. Do your emotions drive you insane?

Anyways, I shared my personal issues with you to let you know that you’re not alone if you have similar experiences. Don’t let your emotions bring you down or put you in a whirlpool of depression. Get yourself together and release those negative feelings. Free your mind by going out for a while. Then again, I want you to remember to it’s okay to express your emotions if it’s through writing in a journal, venting on social media (who cares what others think about your sappy posts. If it makes you feel better go for it), talking to a trusted friend or family, or screaming at the top of your lungs. Emotions are temporary feelings.

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Envious People Don’t Show Genuine Support

There is a point in your life where you are able to see who genuinely supports you. When you get to that stage it shows you who really care about seeing you live your best life. Envious people don’t want to see you succeed though. They will do everything in their power to stop you from making it towards your success.

Even if the person or people don’t openly show their jealousy just know they express how they REALLY feel about you behind closed doors. The venom of their words speaks negativity in your path. They could be praying hard for you to crumble. Those are the type of people you have to keep an eye on. They can’t be trusted.

Think about it this way let’s say you open up a new business and trying to gain more exposure. So, you publicly announce how it would be great to have people you are close to help you out a bit with spreading the word. There are a couple of people who give you the help and support you need with sharing/liking/commenting on your posts, telling people they may know about your business, and actually buying your product.

Then you got the person who is around you all the time and clearly knows what you’re trying to do claim that they support your business. You may see this person or people as a friend or close family. They will tell you to your face “Oh, I love what you’re doing. I’m going to buy one of your products to show my support for you.” or they may tell you they will like and share whatever you post about your business. The funny thing is they never do any of those things. Yeah, a person may get busy and not be on social media all the time or may have other things going on so they may not see every little thing down their timeline. Or have a clue with what’s happening.

My point is that they are always nowhere to be found when you need a little support but you will see them going above and beyond for other folks. It may make you feel some type of way because you thought they cared about you. Some of you probably still think well that still doesn’t mean the person is jealous of what you are trying to do.

Let’s be real if a person is a true supporter of what you’re doing they will make some effort to show you that they care. An envious person will purposely not be there for you, throw slick opinions at you, and make sure they are around you while you’re having a hard time. I bet they won’t be around when you are successful because that’s what they never wanted to see in the first place.

Watch who you share your dreams and ambitions with. Some people are jealous of your ability to push towards your dreams. They might even see potential in you that you don’t see in yourself at the moment.  Keep your circle full with people who want to see you win in life.

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Start Living for Yourself

There is a point in your life when you must start living for yourself. When I say start living for yourself I mean making yourself happy and not letting anyone or anything get in the way of your happiness.

You have to break old bad habits. Explore new opportunities or hobbies. Figuring out how to make yourself happy first. Your opinion about yourself matters the most. Remember you are your biggest critic.

That’s why you need to make the effort to make yourself happy. Happiness is the key to living a comfortable life. Opening up that gate of happiness will give you a lifetime full of satisfaction. You won’t have many regrets, unlike the person who didn’t take the risk of finding their true happiness.

Another thing you will start noticing is your self-worth or value. That’s when you know you don’t deserve to deal with BS. There will be something inside you that puts you on a high level of confidence.

Just remember it’s nothing wrong with being selfish about your wants and needs. Even if it’s something out of the ordinary it shouldn’t stop you from doing it. Start living for yourself. Don’t worry about pleasing everyone else. You are in control of your own life.

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Words Do Hurt People Feelings

It’s time to talk about how much words do hurt people. I know you remember that saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words don’t hurt.” This saying is not true at all. Honestly, words hurt worse than getting hurt physically. It hits you in a deep kind of way. The type of pain that never goes away. It really hits you to the core.

Especially if you hear those hurtful words from someone that you are close with. Those people know the wrong words to say at the wrong time. I feel like if a person says something that makes you upset in an emotional way. Then you should keep your distance away from there. Most of the time they say comments to hurt your feelings because that’s their intentions anyway. They want to see you upset or have a downfall. Also, it’s best to keep your distance if you express to them that what they say hurts you and they ignore what you told them.

Not everyone takes what a person says lightly. That’s why you should watch what you say to people. Even if a person doesn’t show you they feel some type of way about certain things you might’ve said to them. You can still feel a weird vibe between the two of you if you are around them or whenever you communicate with them. You never know what a person is going through. What you say to them might trigger them to spazz out or even worse commit suicide or at least try to. Not everyone is mentally stable to handle certain things. If you have sense enough to know that what you may say to a person won’t be nice. Then you should keep it to yourself. It’s nothing wrong with speaking your mind. You just need to learn how to speak your mind in a respectful way.

Share your opinion on how words hurt people feelings. Do you consider the person sensitive? If you had an experience with someone hurting your feelings by what they said to you share your story. That’s if you don’t mind telling it.

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Tips on How To Support Others

Showing support towards others shouldn’t be as hard as most people try to make it seem. Some people would rather see someone struggle instead of helping out at least a little bit. I guess society has most people scared to show genuine support towards another person because you’re helping “competition.” Why can’t everybody win and help each other out? Hopefully, the tips that are shared in this article will motivate you to start supporting others more. 

Show your Support

Share a person post on social media: Whenever you see someone asking for support or help on social media see what you can do to help them. Most of the time a person will ask you to share or simply like their post. Try sharing and liking their post even if you’re not interested in what they are posting maybe your followers are though. The only time you shouldn’t worry about sharing their post is if it’s something illegal, inappropriate, or something you’re against. It’s not hard at all to share a post. You share everything else on your timeline anyway!

Show Interest in their content or product: If you like a product or content someone post make sure you bring it to their attention that you like what they are posting. That can help them keep sharing stuff you like. Also, they will appreciate your support. Your support can make a positive effect on a person. 

Show support and you will get support back: Have you ever noticed once you show support towards others they will do the same to you? Sometimes you should make the first move to get yourself noticed. Once you catch the person attention then they will automatically go to your profile and see what you’re all about. Basically, you get yourself some exposure through socializing on social media or maybe even talking in person because they may be interested in what you’re doing.

Let’s start supporting others more. I challenge you to share one of your Facebook friends, IG, or Twitter followers post if they are trying to promote their business products, website content, or party etc… Your one or more shares can make a difference. Before you go answer this question why do you think people make it difficult to show support to others?

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Time to Love Yourself

Love Yourself

It’s time to put yourself first. Why are you holding yourself back? You deserve to be loved. Your 1st love has to be yourself. Falling in love with yourself is the sweetest love you will experience. No one else love can compare to the love you have for yourself. It’s true when they say you must learn how to love yourself before you love someone else.

Self-love will bring you happiness, confidence, and high self-esteem. Your inner beauty will overshadow your external beauty. You will grow a new level of respect for yourself also. Your strength will overpower any weakness you had. Don’t be afraid to start loving yourself NOW! There is never a wrong time to start doing it. Take advantage of the time you have alone. Learn about every little piece of yourself. You are a beautiful person and don’t forget that! 

If you made it to this point of the article it was meant for you to read this. Maybe this topic has been on your mind lately and you didn’t know how or when to start. Well, now you have your confirmation. Loving yourself is the best thing that will ever happen to you! 

How do you feel about loving yourself? Do you think that self-love is healthy and important? If you started your self-love journey already share your experience.

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Why a Person Grows Bitter Inside

A person doesn’t wake up one day and say “oh I will be bitter today” it’s always a story behind a bitter person. Yes, it’s hard to see past the individual bitterness but take your time to look deeper into why they act that way. One of the main reasons they may feel resentful is from some type of hurt they endure from the past or present. Not everyone is forgiving when they experience a heartbreaking situation. The happiest person in the world could go through a hurtful situation that may turn them into a bitter person. Like I mention not too long ago a hurt person grows bitter from past or present experiences.

Let’s say a woman or man went through a relationship where they loved someone wholeheartedly then their significant other cheated on them or does something to cross their loyalty. The man or woman who got crossed never got the apology they deserved or simply chose not to forgive the person who damages them. As days, months, and years went by they kept the pain buried deep in their heart or soul. When a person holds all that pain inside of course they are going to turn into a toxic human being. It’s only so much a person can hold in. Let’s not act like bitterness randomly appears out of nowhere and consume a person. There is a reason behind everything.

Now, think about this scenario a woman name Teresa came up with a business plan that would benefit everyone around the world. Teresa confides in her business partner about the plan. The business partner took her plan and took all the credit for it. Teresa wasn’t too happy about how everything took place. She felt humiliated and stupid for trusting someone with her golden plan. That was a slap in the face. Now she is stuck in a situation with seeing her ex business partner living off the luxuries of the business idea she came up with. No one ever cared about how Teresa felt. So, what do you think she did? Fought to take what was hers then when that didn’t work out she grew a grudge against everyone. That grudge led her to grow bitter inside.

Are you understanding the point I am getting at? As people, we are quick to say someone is bitter or an evil person by nature. Sometimes that is not exactly true. That one bitter person was probably once a good-hearted person until they let their emotions or past experiences take control of their life. No one wants to live a miserable life. Like I mentioned at the beginning of this article I stated, “A person doesn’t wake up one day and say, “oh I will be bitter today.” Just remind yourself to be more understanding with someone. But also, don’t let someone take advantage of you either.

Do you know someone who is bitter inside? Were you understanding with the person or you kept your distance away from them? If you don’t know anyone like this can you answer this question at one point were you bitter inside from a past situation? Feel free to share your story or thoughts in the comment section.

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