for Thrive Global
As a contributor for Thrive Global I wrote a featured blog that helps entrepreneurs increase creativity and productivity and decrease stress and burnout in their social media content.
Why should we start posting with intention?
There are a lot of reasons this is important. Posting with intention allows us to be more authentic, create more powerful content and speak more directly to our desired people. For me, the biggest reason to do this is vulnerability.
I believe that vulnerability is what truly connects us – human to human. It doesn’t matter if it’s two business owners speaking with each other, or an entrepreneur reaching out to a potential client, vulnerability builds a deep connection between us and that’s what makes intentional posting so effective.
So how do we do it?
Here is a step-by-step process on how I do it. Give it a try, or modify it to fit your own comfort level and be inspired to create better content with ease and flow.
Step 1: Become still.
If you are struggling at your desk on what to say, stop and take a deep breath. Close your eyes. Stop worrying about not being able to come up with anything and just stay still for a few moments.
Go back to your purpose.
Why did you start your business?
What does your heart & soul want?
Who are you trying to help?
Step 2: Go inward. Start remembering yourself.
After getting still, ask the Universe for guidance with your content. Questions you may ask for guidance on:
What do I want people to know right now?
What will help my audience grow and learn at this moment?
What can I give?
How can others benefit from my expertise right now?
For the first few seconds, your ego will kick in and will tell you that you don’t know the answer to these questions.
But trust the process. Stay still. Breathe. Ask the questions. Be patient for the answers.