Lessons Learned: Imperfection and Social Media

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From time-to-time I get tired of talking about healthy habits and dating is on the back burner, so what should I write about? After some thought I realized that I learn a lesson everyday. From my fitness failures and social media successes, I’ve learned more about who I am and the perception we give.

Imperfect Perception

Last weekend I was at a family gathering and everyone was so sweet to compliment me on how great I looked. They also commented on my blogging and how impressed they are with my running. Compliments embarrass me to say the least, but more importantly I feel as though I put a perception out there that is greater than reality.

I’ll be the first to admit I am not perfect. Over the last year I’ve lost 30 pounds, gained 7-10 and then took it off again. Real life isn’t The Biggest Loser. I have ups and downs every day, every week, every month. One day this week I ate french fries and chocolate cake! I fudge up all the time!

I get a lot of questions from friends and strangers about my weight, my eating habits and running. I’m not an expert in nutrition or running, I’m just an expert at me. I know what works for me and I think that’s the key to reaching your fitness goals.

Social Media

Social media is a huge part of our culture whether you like it or not. I can’t watch a tv show anymore without a hashtag (#followingfriends to my Following peeps!) in the corner of your screen. Old friends from high school, college and past jobs are connecting to find out what you’re up to. Yes, some people are annoying on Facebook and I imagine I have annoyed someone but it’s also a source for opportunity.

In the last couple months I have been contacted by strangers and friends I haven’t seen in years with opportunities I never thought would be possible like blogging for Smart Ones. If you’re looking for a job or a different career, I highly recommend reaching out to people on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. Nowadays it’s about who you know.

For example, my friends and I went to a nightclub at Revel in Atlantic City. We were Instagram’ing and connected with the VIP promoter. VIP tables with bottle service goes for $1,000 but got we great deal and partied all night just for connecting to the promoter.

I hope my experiences will help my readers!!

 

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