You know you dread it when you see the random message from the guy you graduated with 20 years ago that it's coming... The pitch for a great direct marketing opportunity. I mean really, what other reason would anyone have to reach out after 20 years....
This past week, I decided to join a direct marketing company. I added a page on my site here to explain, but that's not really what this post is about.
When it comes to social media, I sometimes get annoyed by the amount of posts you see, or inbox messages you receive, pitching the latest and greatest opportunity. I completely understand a person being excited about their new product or opportunity, and fully and wholeheartedly believe that if you're not truly excited about what you're involved in, and cannot stand behind the product, then you won't succeed.
In my own short journey, I've had to really pause to think before I post. I question myself on my motivation for posting. Why do I want the world to know about this??? Is it because I truly believe that it's a great product or company, or am I wanting to post for selfish reasons like just making more money, or hitting that next level?
Am I posting just stuff about my company, or am I sharing my life, of which this new company is a part of? Surely we are defined by much more than what we're selling right?
So if you follow me on any social media sites(links in header), please know that I am trying very carefully to not cross that line of being obnoxious. If you are a friend, then please call me out if I am. I commit to not being that jerky direct marketing guy that only wants to talk to you about an opportunity, but to be someone that is interested in you, and sharing with and helping you along in your journey of life.
Are you involved in direct marketing? I'd love to hear your stories, tips and tricks for maintaining a healthy balance on social media, so please leave some comments below.
Till next time.