How many people can really say that they “Know Themselves”?
One of the hardest things you will ever do in life is to really know yourself inside and out. How many of you reading this can say they truly know themselves? I know for myself I keep evolving and changing as I learn who I really am. Just in careers alone I have gone from Warehouse worker, to Security Guard, to IT consultant, to Holistic Lifestyle coach. This has been my journey in career, business and education but are just my labels that I call myself so I can be recognized as a professional by our community.
I have also gone through personal growth of my relationships with women, family and friends which to this day keeps developing.
How many of you have gone through these very changes or are struggling in your personal and/or professional life but just can’t figure out what to do?
I’m going to go into a little conspiracy rant. so those of you reading this who don’t believe, just think of this as a story but for the ones who do, I want you to take this to heart. With the change of social media and social networking it’s more important than it has ever been before to know your true self. The everyday person can post something on the internet be it videos, posts, articles…etc and have more influence on the people watching/reading then ever before.
I am sure you are asking, “what does that mean for me?” With this worldwide global exposure, if you don’t really know what you believe in or what your core values are, you can get caught up in the crowd going with the hype. I have seen personally videos scaring people on what to believe or what to think. Take a look at any local news cast from the area you are in. Then go on Google and do a search for that exact story and see what you find. If it’s a big enough story I am sure your going to find stand news feeds/posts, but your also going to see people blogging, tweeting, Facebooking..etc what they think. It is up to you to listen to what you believe what you think so that you don’t get caught up in the social viral exposure. Don’t get me wrong there are some amazing videos and articles out there with great content but my recommendation is to always look at “You” first and what you truly feel about what is being said. Then make your decision on what choice you make. Which in life there is only really 3 choices.
1) Win/Win/Win- where everyone wins from your choice
2) Lose/Win- where your decision helps you to win but someone is on the opposite end.
3) No choice at all.
In the next year I am predicted people are going to be taking back control from the Government and Corporations that are not serving the people. People globally are coming together to voice their opinions and make a stand for what they really believe in. This is changing our society and will affect our economy.
If you are running a business that has a service or product think of how these changes are going to affect you. This should change the way you support your clients, how you treat them and the service you offer them. Remember your business, even if it’s a local service, can become global from your clients without your control. If someone posts on Facebook about your product or service and they have friends in UK, China, Australia…etc and they read your post, then guess what? Your company just got free advertising globally. That’s how easy it is now with social media and social networking to have your company be advertised worldwide.
Make sure you truly take the time to Know ThySelf. This way in the new era of relationships, business, marketing, social networking and social media you are going to be part of the global community which is important to truly Know ThySelf!
Brandon Krieger HLC, ITIL, PPS
Social Technologies Coach & Professional Speaker