Today’s All About Me writing prompt, found here, is to write about the thing we wish we were better at (don’t tell my mother I ended a sentence with a preposition lol).I’m a huge fan of learning something new everyday. It’s virtually impossible to not get better at something when you are constantly learning it. That being said, there are some things that will remain a mystery if you just do not have the aptitude to do it. Even though my company is social media marketing, I am the computer village idiot. My boys will try to talk to me about the minutae and I just don’t get it. It’s like Charlie Brown’s teacher talking: *waaa waaa waaa waaaahhh.*
Nope, not a word.
You see, social media is basically the people side of computer. The people side I get. In fact, that’s probably the best way to describe what I do. Imagine computer technology as its own world, like medicine it has its own language. If you don’t learn it, you won’t be as successful practicing it. Social media is the human side of computers. It is used to connect people to the millions of companies in the world. There are literally billions of people on our planet right now. Let that sink in. Memphis, for instance, has upwards of 2 million folks. 7.4 BILLION people reside on our little hunk of rock. 2% of that is 140 million, that’s half of the USA.
So what do I spend a large portion of my day doing? Learning, reading, researching. My 11 year old often thinks that he should be able to try something and be awesome at it on his first try! This just isn’t going to happen. You’ve got to have realistic goals and a realistic time frame within which to accomplish them.
As for something more personal that I wish I was better at… I always was sorry I didn’t spend more time focusing on one type of dance style when I was younger. I love So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars so much. Dance and music have the ability to touch someone in a way nothing else can. I took tap, jazz, ballet, modern dance, cheer-leading, and more, but I never really focused on any one dance. As a result, I’m a good dancer in most styles, but not great. If I had spent my time focused on one style, I could have been a contenda!
What do you wish you were better at?
After much thought and deliberation, I’ve decided to make a clean break and change the company name before I go any further. Therefore, the former Global Media Mavens is now PsychMediaOne. Website is under construction. Until then, please join us on: (Instagram) PsychMediaOne, (FB) PsychMediaOne, (Pintrest) PsychMediaOne, and (Twitter) @psych_media1.