Last week I talked about (vented) desperate posts that we (I) have written and the social media shame that often ensues. Consistency in posting fresh content has made us (me) paranoid about posting even when the content is less than post-worthy.
Sometimes even a bad decision is better than no decision. Haven’t you found that to be true in life? Standing there with your hands in your pocket afraid to make a move usually turns out to be a worse option than making the wrong decision. And you know why?
Wrong decisions can usually be turned into right decisions.
When you are hemming and hawing about what to do with your business with regards to social media, you are doing nothing. Hemming and hawing does not count as a decision. Deciding to take on 10 social media platforms may be a “bad” decision when you are just starting out but, at least it is a decision. And, here’s the good news. You can change your strategy once you realize you may have bit off more than you can chew.
Hope is not a strategy.
I have a very wise son-in-law who quotes this phrase from Rudy Giuliani all of the time. In fact, I can now tell from the glint in his eyes when “Hope is not a strategy” will be spoken in the next sentence. And, you know what, Rudy and my son-in-law are right?
Make those bad decisions and learn.
Take a risk. Hold your nose and jump in with both feet. It’s not going to hurt you…in fact, it’s going to make you stronger and braver. Bad decisions are teachers. No decision does nothing.
Let’s learn together
If you are still afraid to make that first social media decision for your business, let me help! Email me at Claudia @SocialMediaDDS.com or fill out that pesky little “Let’s Talk” box that has popped up in the lower right hand corner of your screen.
I promise that your decisions will empower you!