Monday, March 7, 2011

Motivational Monday--How to Get Out of the Social Media Skeptic Seat

Monday's. They have many descriptions with accompanying definitions in pop culture.
First we discovered "Manic Monday"--thanks to the popular 80's song performed by the Bangle's (and written by Prince).

"It's just another Manic Monday, wish it were Sunday, cause that's my fun day, my I don't have to run day. It's just another Manic Monday."

Then, many years later, we all surely had a "case of the Monday's"--quoted directly from the beloved movie Office Space.

And, at one point, on Twitter there used to be the trending topic #MusicMondays.

Alright, so it's fairly common to put a description in front of the one day that signifies the beginning of the work week. But why?

According to Robert of the Radish on Yahoo, the average person will see about 4,040 Mondays in their lifetime. I also think Monday's get all this attention because people (business owners, employees and children alike) are either really excited to start off their week or, on the contrary, are really bummed that the weekend is over.

Personally, I try to put a positive spin on Monday's (hence this blog post title): Motivational Monday--How to Get Out of the Social Media Skeptic Seat.

Just like the thoughts that Mondays can invoke (terror and dread), certain individuals who are trying to figure out social media approach Twitter, blogging and Facebook with a similar resistance. Although social media is all the rage these days, there is a certain skepticism surrounding it especially if you don't know how to use it properly.

Such was the case with my business coach, Mitchel Groter, who found himself sitting in the social media skeptic seat. That was, until I came along.

I recently sat down with Mitchel to follow up and get his take on shifting from social media skeptic to social media superstar. Listen to our interview.

SocialMediaSkepticSeat by theopportunityisnow

Social media, Mondays, life in general...Sometimes, we just need a little bit of encouragement to try something new; to attain a new skill set that may have a slight learning curve or to even start our work week off right on a positive note.

Fortunately, social media can simplify these things for us. Are you sitting in the skeptic seat? That's not a problem. Contact me and I'll help you turn into a social media superstar. Looking for positive perspective or professional transformation? Follow Mitchel on Twitter or visit his website

Last but not least, let me know how you embraced social media starting out. Did you have any skepticism? How did you overcome it? Post your thoughts and feedback in the comments section below.

And be sure to enjoy this motivational Monday. As you say goodbye to the weekend and begin another week, remember "Beginnings are wonderful things--they're free, they're full of possibilities and everyone gets a new one every day. What will you do with yours?"

1 comment:

  1. If all skeptics were as open to Social Media as Mitchel appeared to be in your interview, the skeptic seat would soon be a lonely one. There are so many "Mitchel's" out there that just need a hand exploring the professional capabilities that Social Media has to offer. Jaclyn, it sounds like you have done great work bringing Mitchel over to the "Good Guys"... Keep up the good work. Looking forward to your continued journey...