How many of us were raised with the advice “always have a Plan B to fall back on”? As children or young adults, this advice was given so we wouldn’t be disappointed if our Plan A didn’t materialize or we failed and there was another avenue to keep us from completely hitting rock bottom. We’ve carried this idea (mentally) with us for years and apply it to many areas of our adult life. In fact, the very focus on coming up with a plan that releases us from the misfortune of not attaining our goal, idea and/or project from Plan A has many of us centered on what is not possible. We embrace the “What ifs”: what if the very thing I know I was meant to do doesn’t work out? Take a moment to consider the possibility of NEEDING a Plan B because our Plan A was realized, we did succeed and “Holy Cow! What do I do next?”
This week I have the great pleasure of opening both days at the Cool Social Gravity Summit in Irvine, CA on November 8 & 9, 2010. My hope is to get you all energized for what I know will be a tremendous two days of speakers, shared information and engaging conversation. The theme is “Taking Social Media to the Next Level in Business and Government,” and knowing both conference organizers, like I do, plus looking at the amazing individuals lined up to speak, #GRAV has embraced “Plan B for Success”.
The utilization of social media as a vehicle for our personal brands and businesses has allowed us to connect on a global scale and opened the doors for collaborative and cooperative partnerships. Social Media is not about isolationism, nor the loss of the human connection. It’s about being a part of something bigger than ourselves, and the remarkable opportunities we have to learn from one another and affect change. Our authenticity and transparency has radiated beyond words in a post or blog, and we are soaring with success! Now is the time to kick it up a notch and formulate a Plan B that continues moving us forward. Without question, social media will continue to be a valuable tool for all conscious businesses and entrepreneurs.
I consider myself blessed to be a part of this fabulous conference and look forward to connecting with you all next week!
Michele Mattia, a Best Selling Author, Inspirational Speaker, Renowned Blogger, certified Life Design Coach and Creative Strategist, founded Life Design after answering the question: “What would you do now if you knew you could not fail?” Specializing in areas of life, career and business, her mission is to inspire, support and co-create all possibilities her clients are courageous enough to demand. To receive Michele’s Daily Dash, an empowering eZine and blog, go to http://www.DesigningYourDash.com, and to connect with Michele visit Twitter: @Lifes_Dash or Facebook: www.facebook.com/DesignYourSuccess.