Despite my success in social media, I am still learning! This week I am avidly listening to the Social Media Success Summit with my favorite Mari Smith and the legendary Gary Vaynerchuck. Gary started in his family’s wine business and took a $4 million company to over $50 million with social media! He had some great success habits to share last evening and I want to share them with you.
Put family first! Now coming from me that may sound a bit odd, some of you anyway know that my Mom passed 25 years ago, my sisters and I rarely speak, and my father ran off to Australia! But for me it means spending time with friends who have become family (and some awesome clients who have also.)
Ditch the TV! Gary really jumped on this one, especially American Idol and I can see why. To catch it occasionally can be fun, but to tie yourself weekly or nightly to programming that is neither educational nor about anything other than someone else’s success isn’t going to move you or your business forward.
Get healthy! As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “Health is the greatest wealth.” Yet so many of us (I can be guilty too, at times) indulge in fast food, over eating, skip exercise and wonder why we have low energy, heart burn, and are getting fat. We need to wake up and take care of ourselves.
Never be ashamed to make a living! I loved this as often we tend to give ourselves away, under value our talents, and forget to monetize our skills. While I love to teach, mentor and speak, if I do it for free then what do I send my mortgage company? I don’t think they’ll take just great reviews, they want cash! Value yourself, your information and get comfortable and confident asking for what you are worth and commanding it.
Your comments are invited and welcome!