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#105 What you see is what you get!

Are you showing us all of you?


I don’t mean like ALL of you, mostly, what you show us in that 600 x 600-pixel image.


The ones that might be seen on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. 

The pictures I see, the events you’re sharing, the pie you’re eating…you can’t sit here and tell me you are that happy all the time?


Being someone who had to:


Overcome cancer - not once but three times

While at the same time suffering from a torn ligament and cyst on their left hip (4 weeks away from hip replacement surgery)

Pivot financially, psychologically, and geographically - circumstances were just not on our side

Be the sole caretaker of one 89-year-old mother


I have not had many “Instagramable” smiley moments to share. Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t been all doom and gloom. I truly learned who my people are. Those that showed up did so in a HUGE way and because of that, I have gotten more honest with...

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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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