I’d love to interview Mark Zuckerberg for my film Social Media Does Not Have to Suck!
Bobby the Bear would love to interview Jack Dorsey of Twitter for his film Social Media Does Not Have to Suck!
Do you have an example of someone or a company using social media in a way that doesn’t suck?
Please submit them or yourself before April 15, 2019
We will pick a few examples that will be included in Bobby the Bear’s Film – Social Media Does Not Have to Suck!
If you have not done the GoFundMe we’d love your support.
My Bear friends always made fun of me for being a talking bear. They would just make funny faces. I could never tell if they were jealous that I could talk or just trying to tell me something.
The truth is we’re all different. Just because I’m a talking bear doesn’t mean I’m any better than those that can’t talk. We’re just different. I’ve never understood jealousy or envy to well.
My friend explained to me the differences.
It is funny that envy has a definition of “to bear a grudge towards someone due to coveting what that person has or enjoys.”
Those are some big words, but I laugh that bear is in the definition. What it really comes down to is that we want what they have but we don’t wish anything bad to happen to that person. We just wish we had it and most likely because we think our life would be better if we did.
The good news with envy is that we can use it as a starting point to find out what we think we want or need. Now, we may get it and find out that it didn’t have the benefits our mind told us it would. You see this with people that think money will solve all of their problems. The money will solve money problems. Nothing wrong with money. Just important to remember money isn’t the answer to all problems.
Jealousy. Now that is a different story altogether because it is rooted in fear.
It means to be apprehensive or vengeful out of fear of being replaced by someone else. This is the one that is most dangerous because it can destroy great relationships and feed toxic ones.
Yet, isn’t all of that just an attachment to things? Things, of course, will come into our lives and leave us at some point. Also, isn’t it better to share the love than to hord it?
I’m curious about your thoughts on envy and jealousy.
Here’s what I learned during January of 2019 on social media.
Let’s start with LinkedIn, It appears there are many people who like to come on and tell us that they’ve been away from social media for a few weeks, are glad to be back in the groove, then we don’t hear from them again until February or possibly March.
Oh, I’m almost to 800 followers on my LinkedIn business page You might be asking why are business pages important? Well, if you ever want to advertise it has to be done via a business page. Building that up now is important. Just remember eventually every social media platform monetizes. Don’t expect massive post and video views to continue without eventually paying some money. Hey, they gotta eat and it is their platform.
If you have a business page that you’d like me to follow please let me know what it is.
On Twitter, I learned that Mark Hammil and Ice T are super cool. They like some of my Tweets. I’ve also learned that Elon Musk and Gary V have not yet donated to help support the film – Social Media Does Not Have to Suck!
I encouraged them both to grab some of the $5 perks – times must be tough for them. Oh, and if you follow me I’ll be doing more retweeting this month. I’m sure one of them will eventually grab a perk.
Speaking of GoFundMe perks several people seem to be enjoying the new $75 perk. Where you get two hours of one-on-one content creation development, coaching, strategy, monetization tips, or content development.
On Facebook, I learned that groups and business pages can be fun. I’m thinking a FB live soon. Maybe an ABA – Ask Bobby Anything. If you’ve got questions send them my way.
I’m still scared of Instagram and Pinterest
If you’re reading this blog, what did you learn in January of 2019?
I just wanted to highlight the power of meeting real people online. LinkedIn may be one of the best places for this if you’re interested in making honey in business or looking for a honey making job.
With this in mind, I figured it would be smart to suggest some people that you should connect with and you can tell them, Bobby the Bear sent you.
Let’s start with John Troemel he’s a business technology coach from Wisconsin. Check out his LinkedIn profile and get to know him today.
Carolyn Kiel hosts the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast, which features the extraordinary stories of everyday people. Carolyn interviews people who are starting their businesses, giving back to their communities, and working with exciting new technologies to advance our world. Each episode explores how people make significant changes in their lives or overcome enormous challenges to achieve their goals and make the world a better place. Subscribe to the podcast at the web link below (or on your favorite podcast player) and prepare to get inspired and get connected to the most remarkable people you haven’t met yet!
One of my favorite people to chat with on a regular basis is Dan O’Grady. He’s wicked smart, funny, and loves to play guitar.
In a content-filled world, the ability to make a meaningful connection with their audience is vital to businesses of all sizes. I collaborate with entrepreneurs, founders and firms to make their big ideas relatable and straightforward, equipping them with soft skills to deliver their message and make an impact.
You can check out his Bobby the Bear interview
I’ve got some special things for people that join my mailing list.
We’ve also added some cool perks at GoFundMe. I’ll do video shoutouts for your business and we can help you with content creation, too. Jump in on the GoFundMe for the film Social Media Does Not Have to Suck!
Who are some of the favorite people that you’ve met on LinkedIn. Give them some love in the comments.
Limiting BEARliefs can destroy great business ideas before they even get started.
I was talking to a friend of mine from New Zealand today a bit about Social Media and his business.
No, he’s not a hobbit. Everyone from New Zealand isn’t a hobbit.
He’s doing a great job building a business but was slightly confused about what to do on Social Media. This is pretty normal because let’s face it – social media isn’t easy. It is complicated, ever changing, and something that worked yesterday may be useless today.
I really enjoyed the chat and the main thing I wanted him to walk away with was the concept of not buying into his own limiting BEARliefs.
Guess what – if we believe that we won’t be successful – we probably won’t be successful.
If we believe that we can be successful – then at least we have a shot.
Don’t get me wrong. That doesn’t guarantee that we will be a success. Heck, we might even fail hard but guess what – it will be a failure that we can own. We will have at least tried. Where as if we buy into our limiting BEARliefs – we won’t even try. We’ll just sit on the coach until we can’t pay rent and have to sell the couch.
Being a business owner isn’t easy. It has its ups and downs. That’s life. Don’t add limiting BEARliefs to your list of troubles.
What are some of your limiting BEARliefs? Put them in the comments because I’m curious.
I think I’ll have to include this in one of the chapter’s of my book – Social Media Doesn’t Have to Suck!
You can pre-order the book now – at the lowest price possible!
Don’t forget to catch up on Bobby the Bear’s video at his YouTube channel.
Holy crap! It is 2019.
That means humans are running around telling people about their New Year’s resolutions.
That’s going to make many of you to want to run away from those conversations.
How many times can you listen to a friend saying that they’re going to do something and then they don’t?
As a bear, we don’t have to worry about these things because we focus on hibernation over the New Year’s holiday. Then when we wake up we forget about what we were going to do. With that in mind, I figured I’d start journaling not only for my friends and fans – but to remember what I’m going to do when I awake from the break.
Well, I do know it is a busy year ahead.
It looks like the actual film production will take place in Las Vegas during May and June. That’s very exciting. There certainly is a lot of prep work to do before the shoot begins. We also have to raise some money in the GoFundMe to make sure we can cover the initial production expenses. I’m thanking you in advance for your help. You can visit the GoFundMe page or use the $25 donation increments on this site. Every donation helps.
I am enjoying some time off of social media. It can become overwhelming if we feel that we have to keep up with every single notification. That’s just simply an impossible task. It is fairly amazing how dependent humans are on social media. It is an excellent tool and we all have to remember that it Does Not Have to Suck!