It’s Monday – MomDay! Last week, I shared some pictures and highlights from my time at Blog Brulee (a partially sponsored conference I attended). I’m piggybacking on that post to share some wisdom from EA Stewart (The Spicy RD). EA gave some brilliant advice that was based on how to build a virtual community online. And, I think we can apply that to whatever type of community – or anything – we want to build. Whatever you might dream up as a mom!
Here’s EA’s advice:
Work Hard – Set goals for yourself, but be realistic about those goals. I love this goal setting worksheet my friend, Betsy, sent me.
Play Hard – Disconnect FOR family. Put the phone down and look up – look up at your husband, your kids and what is going on around you. Give them your time. They will notice.
Star Gaze – Who do you look up to? Who do you aspire to be? Learn from that person. (But don’t be a stalker!)
Toot Your Own Horn – We all have an expertise, how can it be used? Ask friends what they notice you are good at if you can’t figure it out on your own. Knowing your talents is the key to figuring out your purpose.
Choose Companions Wisely – Find friends that have similar interests and values. Find friends that encourage you and keep you uplifted. Keep those friends in your circle.
Express Yourself – Be yourself and share. I’m a people pleaser by nature and what gets in the way sometimes of me sharing is “what will others think?” I think the key to being okay with being ourselves is to stop giving others so much power. Sharing actually connects us more powerfully.
Give Thanks – Manners matter. Live by the golden rule. And think of the 80/20 rule when promoting/posting in social media. Less of ourselves, more of others. Every 8 posts out of 10 should be sharing other people’s content.
Learn Something New – What’s on your bucket list? Some things I would love to learn? How to sew, speak Spanish and take better photographs. I’m working on it!
Thanks EA for sharing your wisdom. (She based her points on the book “Everything I Needed to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book”.)
Which point do you identify with the most?