Social Media, the Ugly Truth, and You

Let’s face it, we’ve all done it!

Sometimes we get so caught up on what’s being posted on social media; we lose sight of our own goals and achievements observing someone else’s. Scrolling through your timeline can be both inspiring and depressing. In most cases, it poses as a distraction from what YOU could be doing.

If it makes you feel better, I’ll be the first to tell you that social media shares an piece of someone’s life or status, NOT their reality. The reality is, we ALL have obstacles and success stories to tell. The only issue is, not all users are transparent which causes their followers to believe that their life is all cupcakes and rainbows.The truth is, it’s more like a roller-coaster with unexpected twist and turns.

I never understood why most people leave the struggle out of success. Hurdles are honestly my favorite part of the process because I’m always up for a life challenge. To me it molds character and establishes perseverance. Each time I was told “NO” I went even harder for a “YES!”
Don’t get distracted with social media because people aren’t always who they “POST” to be. Sometimes you have to unplug for a while to regroup and see the bigger picture. The bigger picture is YOU and your ability to meet your own goals without being distracted by someone else’s success.

Here are a few tips to help you stay focused on YOUR goal

Never use someone else’s ruler to measure your success. Go and grow at your own pace; when you create your own lane there’s no traffic or reason to rush!
Read and research about your craft. Becoming more knowledgeable in your field gives you a creative advantage over those who aren’t.
Strategize your business plan. However don’t get so caught up in preparation that you forget to execute.
Balance, manage and structurally prioritize the most important tasks.
Unplug for a while! It willl be there once you recharge.
Network your way up. Attend events and meet other professionals. Exchanging numbers, emails, and social media information is a great way to stay connected and establish business relationships, as well as keep your prospects up to date on your current/future endeavors.
TAKE THE RISK or lose the chance! Someone took the situation you’re complaining about and won with it.
Be happy for others. Envy slays itself by its own arrows

Stay blessed,

Danielle

7 Comments

  • FELEICIA Hines on March 22, 2018

    Oh my such inspirational and truthful words. You possess so many unique and defining characteristics that only a virtuous woman can acquire. Mama is so proud of you and as I have from say one will continue pray, love and support your walk as a woman of God , wife, mother, daughter,sister,friend, phenomal business woman and supporter of mankind. I love you baby girl soar

  • Jerry Encarnacion on March 22, 2018

    Its amazing how you manage to take the good from all your experiences and are able to cascade them amongst your family and friends. You are an inspiration, and a force. Talk about a true Queen. You know I am ecstatic and so proud of your accomplishments and the rest to come. I Love you sister. (ModaSkunt) (You gon luu dih Lil website) lmao 😘😘😘

  • Shondrea on March 22, 2018

    This is a Fabulous website! Your Bio, pictures and messages are Flawlessly worded and executed on here!! Your messages are so true and inspiring! I (we) thank you for sharing and look forward to reading your blogs and seeing more of you and your work. You are truly in your element and in your purpose for which GOD created You. CONGRATULATIONS!!

  • Erin T on March 22, 2018

    So refreshing to see a young African American woman living her dream and speaking her truth. So excited for this new outlook on everything Danielle can’t wait to be apart of all your future endeavors.

  • Precious Nwanne on March 22, 2018

    Thank you

  • Timothy Lacey on March 24, 2018

    All I can say is you’ve arrived! Its has been a pleasure and blessing to witness your transformation! I’m proud beyond words of your evolution! As you continue to grow and share your talents with the world making not only your brand but your legacy as well a household name it’s my prayer that lives will be changed, barriers broken and all your heart desires are granted to you! Love you to life sister! Thanks for simply being you love always😛😁😁

  • Brandi K on March 24, 2018

    Thank you for the wise advice! And thank you for being a strong and empowering voice. Your loving and generous spirit shines through your words. Keep up the excellent work; cheering for you as you grow and reach your goals and pour into the lives of others. Blessings 😘

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