A recent article in Forbes reveals that one of the by-products of social media is that how you (and others) perceive yourself through social media can seem more important than your reality.
So individuals begin to see themselves as successful if they get 1,000 followers on Twitter and not necessarily because they are a lawyer. People create themselves as experts through the power of social medial whilst real experts may have no social media presence.
The article also shows us 7 ways how we can value ourselves in real life – here are a few:
- If you have low self-esteem you will compare yourself to others. DON’T! Focus on yourself and what your strengths are.
- Align yourself with the right people, those people who are happy for you and encourage you to grow your potential.
- It’s important to be your own brand manager.
Read the entire article “7 ways to value yourself beyond social media” at Forbe’s by Glenn Llopi.
Many of these tips are taken from Deltina Hay’s critically acclaimed book, The Social Media Survival Guide, already in its second edition. Learn more about Deltina and our services at Plumb Web Solutions.
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Author: Deltina Hay
Social Media Power founder, Deltina Hay, is the author of The Bootstrapper’s Guide to the Mobile Web and The Social Media Survival Guide. Deltina developed the graduate, Social Media Certificate program for Drury University, and offers quality online courses at DeltinaU.com.