I know there are lots of people who despise social media. They won’t touch it with a ten-foot pole. I, however, am not one of those people. I absolutely LOVE social media and the impact it has had on my life. In addition, to staying in touch with family members that I do not get to see and talk to as often, I have met new family members, reconnected with many high school and college classmates, and met new people from all over the world (yes…the world!)
#TrueStory – One morning I was lying in bed, scrolling through my Instagram feed. Smiling at pictures of babies and food (I’m a foodie in case you didn’t know) and agreeing with many of the motivational quotes, when I saw a post that said:
“Who wants to come on my radio show and talk about creativity?”
I thought, “Wow I would love to!” So I “liked” the picture and commented. This is what I said:
“Let’s chat! I’m an accountant but I employ lots of creativity in the way I operate my business and engage with my clients.”
She was totally intrigued and asked for more information. So I “DMed” her (for those who don’t know that means I sent her a private message) and told her about the annual client appreciation picnic that I host and how the 10th year doing the picnic I hired a videographer and we recorded a music video to Pharrell’s song “Happy”. She LOVED IT and sent me an invitation to be on her radio show. Well it turns out she lives in the U.K. and I would have never met her if it hadn’t been for social media.
Here’s a link to the radio interview if you want to “give it a listen” (in my best British accent).