I like social media. I hate social media advertising based on an analysis of where I go and what I read when I’m searching the internet. I work from home and have to research a number of different companies every day. It has gotten to the point where I clear the cache on my computer and delete cookies every few days. I’ll probably have to do it every time I’m on the internet.
You are driving me crazy and away… please take note of the following comments, think about what you are doing, think about the number of people who are leaving because of the way you are micro-managing what they see and do.
I am more than data
I am more than pixels and posts
I am more than search engine flags
I am more than a cookie
I am more than a target market
I am a person
I am a living human being
I have a story
I have many interests
I am not suggested posts
I am not interested in what you want me to read
I am not interested in what you want me to watch
I am not interested in the stories you want me to follow
I choose what I watch… not you
I choose what I read… not you
I choose my friends… not you
Please let me choose these things myself. Your interference really bugs me.
Almost an ex-Facebook user,
Have you ever noticed that getting started on something is actually harder than doing it?
I have to make a lot of phone calls every day. Making the calls isn’t hard… getting started is. I put it off until it seems like I’ll never make the calls I need to every day. Then I start dialling and bang… the day disappears.
I find it’s the same way with yard work. Once I’m doing it I enjoy it and hours can pass quickly but… pulling the first weed or trimming the first bush or starting the long mower is more work than the work itself.
Writing this blog every week is probably the easiest thing for me to get started. I usually start it after I finish posting the last one. The topics and thoughts change quite a bit from the first few lines.
What do you do helps you get started on something right away?
What are you grateful for?
Every day I find something new to be grateful for as well as being grateful for the things and people I’ve already expressed gratitude to. Some of the things that have come to mind this week are;
I am grateful that I work from home because I hate commuting to work.
I am thankful for my health because I know so many people with major illnesses.
I am thankful for the beautiful weather because I’ve been through some storms.
I am thankful (as much as it is ticking me off) for Facebook because of all the good things people share.
I am thankful for the house live in because it keeps me warm, dry and safe.
I am thankful for the great jeans I can get at Mark’s Work Wearhouse, they last long and are comfortable.
Hey, fellow salesperson, how do you thank your customers and clients or do you? I never meet my clients. We do business over the phone and by email. I thank every one of them when we speak and follow it with an email. Once they pay for their order I send them a thank you card and a dozen cookies. I get a number of calls and email thanks when they get the card and cookies. The reason I send the card and cookies is because I am grateful for the business they send me and because I have an attitude of gratitude. If you want to see how easy and affordable sending cards and gifts to clients is then check out www.sendoutcards.com/danwrites (Yes this is another shameless business plug) Here is a link to an article about some real estate agents who use this system to thank clients, referral sources and to stay in touch with people. http://realtormag.realtor.org/product-guide/marketing/article/2014/01/case-study-custom-greeting-cards
“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr
“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” Tecumseh
“One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.” Malayan Proverb
“Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks - I've got the sun in the mornin' and the moon at night." Irving Berlin
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Take a little time to think about the things you are grateful for, say thank you to someone, go out of your comfort zone and take a very serious look at www.sendoutcards.com/danwrites, it won’t hurt and it could help.