Have you ever found yourself scrolling through your social feed, all set to spread some birthday cheer, when suddenly you’re stopped? That was me just last week.
I had just posted a birthday wish for an old friend when my eyes caught a pinned post announcing his passing two months ago… yikes… I had no clue… He was my age, someone special who impacted many positively, so it really hit home – yet another reminder to cherish every moment, something I learned early on in nursing.
This got me thinking about the curveballs we all face – in life and leadership. Whether it’s a career stalling, the stress of layoffs, or just keeping morale up, leading through these times can be challenging.
In the professional world, especially on platforms like LinkedIn, it’s about finding that sweet spot between fully being your [outspoken] self and maintaining your professional self. It’s a delicate balance but oh so important.
How do you strike that balance and share your voice without oversharing?
We all have our views; the beauty is in the diversity of thoughts, experiences, and what you’re looking for. Think about what resonates with you when you’re on the receiving end – that’s a great place to start.
The leaders who’ve inspired me the most?
They lead with their hearts. They see beyond your current capabilities and focus on your potential. They respect you and make an effort to understand you. They have your back! That builds trust and loyalty that lasts. You can hear from some of them in my feed (check the video tab) for some of their stories.
My transition from employment in entrepreneurial companies to my own has been a ride with lots of self-reflection and adjustments, burning that midnight oil often. In a corporate role, your social media often reflects your employer. But as an entrepreneur, it’s about exploring what connects with people and what doesn’t.
In sales or marketing, your online persona might differ from your in-person vibe, and that’s perfectly fine. But don’t forget the essentials – a clear headshot, a catchy banner, and a bio that tells your story, not just your achievements.
We’re all a work in progress, myself included. I’m refreshing my brand to add more of my essence – it’s not about perfection but about evolving one step at a time.
Are you looking to elevate your leadership skills? Download the sales leader audit in my bio. It’s designed to help you clarify what’s missing and possible.
If authenticity and positive vibes are what you’re after, I’m here to guide you. Let’s bring some fun and engagement into the workplace together!
I’m Pia, your Success Catalyst. I empower sales leaders and entrepreneurs to embrace their inner rock stars, boosting their spirit and bottom line and paving the way for a legacy of success.