Perhaps Santa was trying to tell me something because he left the January copy of O Magazine in my stocking?
- Higher ENERGY, Deeper Rest
- 53 WAYS to Give Your Looks a Lift
- Self-Esteem REPAIR Kit
I am not a regular reader of this magazine, but found The Willpower Myth by Stephanie Losee, apropos to social media conversation. The magazine article was inspired by Alan Deutschman’s book, Change or Die: The Three Keys of Change at Work and in Life. (I plan to purchase this book when it comes out in paperback later this month.)
Deutschman found most people successfully change and maintain better quality of life not through willpower but through a peer relationship with a person or a group that shows them the way.
Empathize Community: "I can do it, you can, too."
I have become quite familiar with the deer-in-the-headlights look when talking about social media. The tone and posture soften when you establish an emotional connection and become the beacon. Put yourself in their shoes. There was a time when you didn’t know what you do now. Provide the right training at the right time. Live and breathe change.
"So often we think that change is impossible, that people don’t change, that we can’t change. But you can’t argue with a living breathing person in front of you who has done it, and modeling yourself on them is the best way to do the same." -Deutschman
Social media is the perfect forum for change and surrounding yourself with smart people. Why is it so damn hard to change?
The Three Rs:
C.C. Chapman said this is the "year of help." Give the gift of belief.