The Slap In the Face You Need Today

The Slap In the Face You Need Today

As many of you know, I love to read. And although mysteries and fiction books tend to be my happy place, one goal I have for 2017 is to branch out and read more books in other genres.

I picked up a copy of Getting Noticed: A No-Nonsense Guide to Standing Out and Selling More for Momtrepreneurs Who ‘Aint Got Time for That’¬†after I saw a couple friends post about it on their Facebook Pages. I was apprehensive about reading it because business books often leave me feeling more overwhelmed, frustrated, and aware of my faults than when I picked them up.

This book, I liked. It was short (I read it in a day picking it up at random times I needed a break from other work), it was written in a very conversational style, and it didn’t hold back. It was a slap in the face ever so kindly reminding me that my lack of effort and hustle just may be the reason I’m not seeing the results I desire.

If you expect to have an output of 100% and you’re only willing to put in an input of 30%, you’re fooling yourself. – Lindsay Teague Moreno (Getting Noticed)

So, how do you know if this book is right for you? It may be a good choice for you if:

  • You are a Mom (or just a busy woman in general) who is trying to juggle family, life, and professional projects and having trouble with it all.
  • You are struggling with social media. How to use it. Personal v. Business Pages. When to post, where to, how often, etc.
  • You are looking for a quick read to give you a jolt of useful, practical social media business tips you can start applying today.
  • You are willing to put in the work.

Another huge takeaway for me was that being strategic in how you use social media doesn’t mean you are being un-authentic. Planning your social media strategy actually frees you up to be a more true version of yourself while delivering quality content that you want to share with the world. I also realized I need to take some time and figure out Instagram, but that’s a whole different story.

If this sounds like you, I encourage you to pick up this quick little read. I usually like to pass books on after I finish them (no sense them sitting on my shelf when someone else can be enjoying them), but this is one I plan to hang onto. Lindsay provided enough facts, links, and valuable information that it will be a good reference to refer back to as I tackle some of the social media strategies she suggested.

Is social media something you struggle with personally or professionally? What is the #1 thing you wish you could change in your social media use? Share with me in the comments.


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