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A Guide for Social Media (Life?)

• Don’t boast.
• Don’t moan.
• Don’t talk too much. Listen and learn.
• Quality over quantity.
• Substance over style.
• Don’t feel you have to hide your weaknesses all the time.
• Share your expertise generously.
• Offer to help more than you ask other people to do things for you.
• Admire and emulate your heroes.
• Don’t be jealous. Remember that the beautiful swan is frantically paddling beneath the current.
• Work hard. Remember that the beautiful swan has paddled long and hard to get where she is.
• Go deep. Tchaikovsky worked harder than just inventing hasty aphorisms about swans. Swan Lake his reward and legacy.
• Don’t just hang out with people like you.
• Looking out of the window will teach you more than looking in the mirror.
• Variety and broad horizons are good things.
• Laser-like focus on one topic can be a good thing.
• Ask yourself, often, “why am I doing this?”
• Have fun, laugh at yourself, be kind.

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  1. Great advice! But all of them are antithetical to what’s practiced. We mostly see boasting or moaning in social media

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  2. Hi Alastair, I have to say I love this post. Simple yet effective! I don’t know why but I’m constantly saying to myself lately “why am I doing this?” Haha! Enjoy your weekend, Paul

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