What is stopping you from doing a post on LinkedIn?
In my new book, I break down the reasons why we do not want to create content. Most of it is in our minds and we can use neuroscience to help us get over ourselves. The book launches on 16 November
Here's an extract from the book on page 21
Excuses as to why we don’t post.
Here are some things people say to justify their lack of posting on social media. I run through these excuses in my training because we all like to make allowances for ourselves as to why we don’t do something. It’s our brain’s raison d'etre, it has to keep us safe, so we tell ourselves all these excuses (and more) as to why we shouldn’t post.
I’ve got no idea what to post.
People will dislike me for being too much in their face.
I am busy working on the perfect content to share.
My connections don’t care about seeing my posts.
People already know what I may write about.
I’m afraid of being judged.
Posting is too complex, only influencers should be posting; and
It’s just not my thing, I only like scrolling.
It’s time to put on your big-person pants and just go for it. What’s the best that can happen?
Stop with the excuses, they are just excuses.
Let me know if you have any other excess that I can use in my training workshops and my next book.
My book launches next week. How excited do you think I am right now?
Stop it with the excuses, here are some more ideas to help you with week 45
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Fancy a Free and Easy Challenge?
I am so excited to share this with you
I've been trialling a new free challenge to help you to jump onto LinkedIn every day. I show you what you need to do each day and by the end of the week-long challenge, you will see a difference in your use of LinkedIn.
Here's a lovely message I had from one of my early adopters.
I’m on day 3 of the daily habit challenge and really enjoying it I haven't been using LinkedIn for quite a while and was a bit intimidated at the thought of trying to grow an audience on it. So I'm finding your daily habits really effective :) I’ve had more interaction the last few days than I think I’ve ever had!
If you want an energetic video from me every morning with ideas for what you need to do each day on LinkedIn then sign up today.
If you've joined one of my workshops this is a great refresher. If you've not been on my LinkedIn Daily Habit Workshop, then here's a chance to see for yourself why people love my workshops.
All for free for just 5 days. 15mins.day/challenge
Please let me know how you get on.
And don't forget to create your content this week. So much to talk about!!!
Have a great week and please shout if you have any questions
all the best