Recently I posted a rant on Facebook which has since generated hundreds of comments, likes and shares — so I thought I’d share here as well. I clearly hit a nerve and started an important conversation – which is a good thing, regardless of whether you agree with me or not.
It’s not an exaggeration when I say that Facebook has changed my life.
It was the spring of 2007 and my life was taking a few twists and turns. My marriage had ended a few years prior and I had gone from a marketing project manager to taking a series of part-time, contract and temporary jobs that had left me increasingly frustrated and unfulfilled. I had come to a point where change was the only viable option. I was exploring, searching and digging into what I wanted to do with my life. I was reading all types of books and attending tons of personal development programs. I had lots of ideas swirling in my head about what to do next, but I just couldn’t figure out where to start. I had a very small social circle. I had never attended a networking events and was very overwhelmed with all the options and choices I faced. I felt stuck.
Lately I’ve been using the term “juicy” quite a bit – and usually get a bit of reaction whenever I do.
Some people seem to love the word – and others are completely repulsed by it. Interesting, huh?
For me, living juicy means I take risks, trust my intuition, follow my curiosity and give myself the permission to get off track once in a while as I explore, get lost — and find my way again.
As a visibility strategist, I work with business owners who are looking to amplify their message and build a tribe of raving fans so that they can create an impact and reach their goals. I deal with many business owners who are stuck and sense that their magic isn’t being communicated so they have a hard time standing out and differentiating themselves when connecting with their ideas clients. They end up feeling frustrated, depleted and defeated. Not fun. (more…)