The Curious Case of My Epic Journey Into Social Media Part 2

Sorry for the lack of Blogging my brain is fried!!

Chapter 2

How to not let your brain explode!!

Yes, I am lazy if I don’t have anything to say, I will not comment, that is the same with this journey, I am currently sitting at home, with my “fur babies” trying to  think of what to write about the last couple of weeks.

To be truthful there has been so much to learn, I don’t know where to start.

Everything is so fast paced its quite scary.

Yes there have been times where I have wanted to give up, but thankfully I have somehow managed to push through.

Thankfully though I have support from a brilliant friend and mentor who not only encourages me but understands the frustration and the mental pressure I am facing. @Nat Schooler, I am so grateful and humbled by your patience and understanding it means a lot.

Well enough of the sentiment of all of this, back to my blog, question is “What Have I Learnt?”

Simple…

Nothing is ever fixed, the whole idea of Social is so simple Blogging, Twittering, Facebooking, etc one minute you can be reading a truly awesome article, the next you can be searching for something on Google (In the words of NS “Google is my friend”- Hmm still not sure lol) and trying to blog, tweet or simply find something inspirational to make the day better can be a real headache especially when you don’t know the person you are sending it to.

I would hope that what is sent means something to at least someone, even if it is a CEO or Managing Director, we are all humans and do need to be encouraged from time to time.

Back to my blog …

Having worked for many years in different establishments the realisation is that this whole journey just requires one thing, Opportunity.. taking a risk and going with it.

I never thought that I could do something like this, seriously I have spent most of my working years being in a multitude of roles, never really being “seen” or if I have my opinions have taken over and have not gone down too well, but  with Social it’s all about believing in yourself and knowing that in your heart of hearts that you can make a difference to the working world.

Which does lead me to the next question?? How am I going to do this???

The answer is listen, learn and not try to stress.. OK it is easier said than done, (I am a great believer of this however painful it is) but  the spoken word is more powerful than the internet.  I am sorry if this offends but learning from people who have done this longer than me is a greater thing than sitting in front of a Webinar bored silly…

Yes my brain has exploded on many occasions during the last couple of weeks, but I am slowly re-positioning my mind into this journey..

How have I done it well, it’s so simple, a unique working method, I have spent many years being told what to do, how to do it, procedures etc, which is great, as having been an admin, secretary etc teaches you a lot, but temping teaches you much much more, especially in production the dos and don’ts how to be a manager, or not as some of the cases may be (how some people become management I have no idea?) but what I have learnt is that if you are open to suggestion, then things will change for the better. Again change is painful but what we take from it is truly outstanding.

This is what I try to remind myself of everyday

I am adaptable

Yes truly I am, I am a grafter, stubborn pig headed and down right selfish when I do something, I have no boundaries where it comes to working I do a job and in my own honest opinion do it well OK I may screw up from time to time but it has not caused any political wars.

I am honest

Yep unfortunately I am, I don’t lie about things, cannot be bothered with it, simplicity is the key to everything.

I am conscientious

I am I do care about peoples business and want to help however big or small, it means the world..also I do respect people’s wishes although I may or may not agree, its everyone’s freedom at the end of the day who am I to disagree.

I am  not only here to serve

Yes and no, we are all here to do the same thing, but at the same time we still remain humble to whatever fuels us.

I am hard-working

Yes very, I have spent a lot of time learning over the weeks, but I will carry on however tired I am, whether that is studying, looking for content, or just plain housekeeping so important to keep on top of these things as working in a messy environment is not only soul destroying because you are constantly thinking about it, it is not good feng shui. A tidy house gives you more scope to think about other things and ideas.

I have to take a break and stop stressing.

This is also very true, if your mind is on overload, you can miss out on something really key. Having a break truly does help. I spent many years constantly working without a break, missing lunch etc, but now I do, simply for my sanity, productivity and my health, which is equally important. Stress is one of the major causes in the working environment, as we have deadlines, but I have found that having breaks does not only give you some me time it makes me focus on the task at hand and how to get it done in a timely fashion.

I am professional and focused.

Having worked in different establishments over the years ranging from Solicitors – Production you have to gauge who you are talking to, there are so many people out there who cannot do this, fortunately I am one of the lucky ones.

I worked as a kitchen designer both in retail/trade for many years, and you have to tailor yourself to that particular environment, There have been times in the past and recently where I have walked into a place and been greeted with the most unprofessional impolite person(s) who a. Clearly do not want to be working there, b. Have no idea about customer service and professionalism. The answer is very simple, even if you don’t want to be there a little politeness and a smile helps.

I have done jobs I really didn’t want to do, and loathed every minute of it but still managed to smile, be professional and polite and focus on the job at hand.

I could spend another hour on this but I have now finished what I wanted to say this journey is starting to be fun hope it is for you to.

Thanks for listening

^Kate