Being too Social

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More often than not, we are laced with lots of opportunities that happen to go waste without us ever trying to make the best out of it. Some of us coil up into our shells and say “what will be will be.” I’m not talking about those who watch their crush and love ones fly out into somebody’s hands although they’ve had many instances to voice their feelings for a fair hearing. Far from that.

 

As the world continues to bring the human race closer and closer due to advances in technology, many chances are just within our reach but we fail to grasp them. Now, you don’t have to book ‘too much of an appointment’ in order to meet a CEO of a company in order to discuss business. Due to the prevalence of social media, we have access to such people without us writing two weeks ahead of time.

One can directly contact a CEO of a company and share an idea, arrange a meeting and even ask the person on how he/she made it in life. The point is, social media has brought to us what wasn’t in the world some two decades ago i.e. being SOCIAL. But how are we taking advantage of this?

Some us do not comment right on their post (to say, we don’t comment on the subjects they are discussing and don’t also follow the ‘ethics’ of social media engagement – I may talk about that later.) We also happen to send messages to people without checking out their profile and see if what we are offering is in the right direction as that of the  person’s.

To the marketers’, anything you post on social media has the ability of reaching 2.3billion people in the world. I guess many of us will have to review our posts and ask ourselves some questions. So if you thinking on growing and marketing your business idea, social media is the right place to be, but then what reputation are you putting out there for yourself?

On some rare occasions when we meet successful people in life, all we are able to ask is a selfie to share on social media for more likes (I’m not saying it’s wrong but then what advantage did you take when you met the person?)

Ray Kroc once said: “The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it…”

But then do we even know where we are?

My name is Kotey.

Good day.

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2 thoughts on “Being too Social

  1. Hmmm…..
    You’ve given more than a lot to think about.. I’d peruse this bit of sage some more. especially the latter and by all means use the knowledge to my advantage.

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