Social Media. That’s who.
“You mean kinda like LinkedIn?”
“I mean ESPECIALLY LinkedIn”
It used to be people close to you: bosses, coworkers, parents, friends, therapists, whoever gave you feedback on career and life in general. Now the whole world is weighing in and I don’t know about you, but I’m beginning to tune it out. Maybe I’ve heard the same old shit over and over and over again.
I swear to god if I see one more post called “Boss Vs. Leader” …
ICMY, here is a list of the things at which you are failing:
You’re not being a good enough leader
You’re not being a good enough ally
You’re friends with your employees
You’re not friends with your employees
What you thought was supportive is mean
You’re not learning enough
You’re not trying hard enough
You’re trying too hard
You don’t have a side hustle
You’re wasting your life with a side hustle
You’re not working on your brand
You’re worried about your brand
Your employees aren’t having enough fun
Your employees are having too much fun
You’re not working hard enough
You’re working too hard
You don’t read enough
You’re reading the wrong things
So let’s put a little perspective here–Social Media (especially LinkedIn) is curated content to position the poster in the best light possible. Oh, some people will post something about making a mistake but you better believe that is all about branding too.
Learn from the content but don’t take it too seriously. We are all going to be dead soon, so enjoy your life and don’t worry about being perfect. No one is.
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