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How Social Media Has Changed Me For The Better

People often share why they have opted to hop out of the social media world and it makes my brain begin to spin. I hopped on the social media wagon long before many of my friends and neighbors did in North Iowa, but that’s ok with me. I managed to find business connections when many in my local arena, were not. Social media provided that avenue for me. A few years later, I realized that I had grown a business. I did not take my pedal off the gas, I kept pushing forward, and I still keep moving forward today!

Business connections through social media

Social media has shown me that there are many good people in this world. It is through Facebook and Twitter that I have been able to stay in contact with people that inspire me on a daily basis. It may be through a status update or a Tweet that inspires me to keep chugging along. I appreciate that!

Through Twitter I quickly realized that I could follow people that had the same interests as myself. I engaged, had a conversation and woooahhh, next thing you know, I was meeting people in real life. And that my friends is where the magic happens. Build a relationship through social media and then continue to build it offline. Had it not been for Twitter, I can tell you that Lori Lite, of Stress Free Kids, and I would never have connected. We took our relationship off line and magic happened. She spoke at a conference here in North Iowa this past Fall, all because of Twitter!

Lori Lite Twitter

Social media is a place where I can share a little insight into life on an Iowa farm, which is very important to me. A wise business coach once told me, “Why would you forget about where you came from?” True… Iowa is very important to me and I will keep Tweeting about Iowa and posting those status updates. Our state is not heavily populated, but we are home to more than 3 million people. And my little voice is heard, once in a while.

I do think about others more often because of social media and that my friends, is a good thing! Any business person will tell you that it’s not because of you, the business owner, it’s the people that you do business with that help you grow. Every single one of you that is reading this has made me a better person and I thank you for that!

Keep Tweeting, posting those status updates, as you inspire me to make a difference in our sometimes crazy, chaotic world! Go out and be “that person”- the one that makes a difference in your community! If you are one of those that has opted to jump off of the social media world, I hope you will consider hopping back on. There are good people waiting to get to know you and inspire you to do good in the world.

 

4 thoughts on “How Social Media Has Changed Me For The Better

  1. Jenny Doughty November 21, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Social media has a definite and lasting impact on the world as we know it….shaping, forming, informing and befuddling the masses; it is here to stay. May we all embrace it, use it, enjoy it, learn from it and help it shape our lives and the world for the better!

    • admin November 21, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Exactly!!!!

  2. Mary Lovstad November 22, 2015 at 10:45 am

    The need for social connections have been part of our human DNA since the dawn of time…from the earliest writings we learn that we are really have not changed in our need for love, friendship and even connect in business. The fear that all of the technologies we have for connecting will keep us from making in real life connections is still strong in many. Thanks for pointing out how it has widen your world not narrowed it and how those online connections can turn into real life friendships, relationships and business opportunities. Nice article.

    • admin November 22, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Thank you, Mary!

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