Finding time to connect using the available on-line social venues can be a time-consuming task. Just today I linked up in two new (to me) places … BranchOut
on Facebook, and Visible.me
It can be great fun to explore the networking sites and tools available on the web. Furthermore, if you are a small business owner, coach, or on-line entrepreneur, you know that it’s very important to have your name, business information, and products easily accessible for people. It’s a pretty simple equation: the more you connect and are connected to, the more SEO clout you have … which then means more connections … and more clout … and so on.
But there’s the time question …
how do you find time to connect?
We’ve written a lot about that here at The Time Finder … scroll down for a list of some related posts.
Once you find the time, how do you connect meaningfully?
You see, connecting isn’t just a matter of sharing blog posts and links and auto-tweets.
Connection is a matter of real engagement.
Sound daunting? Well, I would argue that
the key is taking a step back and connecting with YOURSELF for starters
. You simply can’t have real engagement, in ANY venue, unless you are connected with yourself. And the good news is that when you are connected to YOU, engagement won’t be a big stretch.
So here’s what I’d suggest:
Before you next get on-line to visit your Facebook Page or your Twitter account …
- Take a seat in a comfy chair;
- Relax your head, neck, shoulders, and hands;
- Inhale deeply and then exhale, letting go of ant tension that you are holding; and
Greet yourself with love.
Sit like that for at least a couple of minutes – it doesn’t have to be long (but you’ll love it enough to want to keep doing it).
Return to your work with renewed energy, self-compassion, insight and ideas. You will be amazed at the boost this simple exercise can give you, as you find time to connect in every venue … and include YOU as the key ingredient!