Social Media: Get In, Get Out, and Get Back to Work!
Have you stopped to consider how much time you spend on social media platforms? Do you quickly lose track of time scrolling through your feeds? Do you worry you may be addicted to social media?
You’re not alone. Many people get lost down the rabbit hole of Facebook, Instagram, or their media of choice.
For me, my motto is “Get in. Get out. And Get back to work!”
Being an introvert has provided me an opportunity to be productive instead of social, unlike many of my clients and students.
For example, one day recently, I accomplished a long list of critical business-related projects because I wasn’t side-tracked with by social media notifications.
Here's what I was able to achieve during the time others were scrolling through updates, liking a friend’s comment, watching a short video, check birthdays, and so on:
- Wrote an email to send to my list of prospects and clients
- Took that email and re-purposed it into a blog post focusing on the concept of “publish or perish” for entrepreneurs
- Made progress on my book titled Living the Mentored Life by completing 500 more words
- Moved closer to finishing the sales copy on a new online course centered on authority blogging
As an online entrepreneur, you have to roll up your sleeves, put in the time and do the work required to keep your business moving. That means turning off social media.
To help me keep my focus, I adhere to a strict schedule. I allow myself only 15 minutes in a 24-hour period to access social media. I never log in before noon as my most productive time is during the morning hours. My assistant schedules posts used for marketing purposes.
Now, when I do access my accounts for the sake of catching up with people, it is generally after supper and after I’ve prepared for the next day. This has helped me avoid becoming addicted to social media and hurting the bottom line of my business.
What about you? What should you do to kick the habit of scrolling through social media sites when you should be working on building and growing your business?
Check out my suggestions:
- Assess what is attracting you to that particular site.
- Pay attention to the clock and write down how much time you spend on these sites.
- Develop a schedule that keeps you connected but also allows you to get work done.
My heart breaks when I see people spend so much time on social media instead of working their business. They quickly lose control over projects that can generate needed income now by wasting too much time on these sites. Don’t do this to yourself.
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