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#104 Relationships: Quality over Quantity

Do you define yourself by the number of friends you have or likes you get on social media?

 

It used to really drive my train. Until I started studying other people’s metrics and saw that even though those that I have been working with have 60k + “followers”, that number had no bearing on how many thumbs up they got or the amount of engagement they received.

 

When I had that ah-ha, I started looking at my “relationships” on social media in a completely different way.

 

And just the other day I received even more validation when I got the following DM from a stranger;

 

Hey, Susan, I see that we got things in common and thought that would be a good excuse to connect.

 

I wasn’t sure whether or not you’d appreciate me sending you a friend request or not, so thought I’d leave it in your hands if you felt so inclined, and of course, I would gladly accept.

 

I took some to marinate how I felt...

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#103 How Social Media is enabling the shiny object syndrome

Social media is the bain of my existence. 

Do you feel the same way?

I used to like it. It was fun to make new friends, create a community, and find good products.

But lately, I just feel like it’s one big infomercial. Every other post is “sponsored” and the “suggested” follows is annoying. I am specifically talking about Instagram here. I gave up on Facebook a long time ago. 

I do go through phases and right now, after a three-month hiatus, I am posting. My strategic graphic designer (she’s awesome) created some new templates for me and it is inspiring my creative side.

In addition, I have a few new digital product launches on the horizon, so I feel sort of obligated‍.

The other day, I posted about the guru “hard sell” and the amount of engagement I got was off the charts.

It makes me realize that many others are feeling the same way as me about the digital hustle (or what I like to call the “digital con”)...

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#102 What you see is what you get!Are Your Part Of The Great Resignation?

I wish I was talking about "rest + relaxation", but I am not.

 

With the great resignation of 2021 and now an impending recession on the horizon many are rethinking their life, their worth, and their value. 

 

Just the other day I got this email from Lydia, a total stranger,

 

Hi Susan, very intrigued with your website and coaching! I “retired” recently, launched a pandemic business, and had some success, but now need to pivot! Feeling a little like I need to start but need a little push! I am going to check out your website. Can I set up a consult with you?

 

Lydia sounds like a lot of people I talk to and I have a feeling this message is going to get louder.

 

Starting is always the hard part. Especially for women like you who have so much good stuff inside of you but because it was never valued as it should have been it was never given the praise that it deserved. And because of that, you don’t see how much that could...

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#101 Does Your Clutter Have Clutter?

3 quick tips blog systems May 30, 2022

Today, many of you may be celebrating Memorial Day and the kick-off of summer with a traditional backyard party, surrounded by friends, the smell of coals burning on the BBQ, and a seasonal fruit tart.

But for others, myself included, you might be recovering from this past week with a bit of sadness, grief, and hopelessness. It’s hard to celebrate the future when the present feels so bleak.

Picking yourself up to tackle your to-do list and go on with your day can be challenging. And I know for myself and those that I surround myself with, overcoming those challenges seems to be getting harder and harder.

If it weren’t for my small but powerful community, I am not really sure that I could have gotten through this past week. Our weekly zoom calls might seem trivial with what has transpired over the past several months(Ukraine, women’s rights, Buffalo, Texas, etc.), but not feeling so alone in our feelings has become a comfort that I look forward to and quite frankly...

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