those of a neighborhood who have been there for a while do not easily receive
the new kid on the block. The new kid may struggle to gain the trust of those
around him; however, once the community trusts the new kid then he will often
become part of the family. Until that happens he is often ridiculed and
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I wrote a
blog last week titled, The all-time most profitable thief. There is a new kid on
the block that people didn’t understand when he first arrived. He has now
gained the confidence of thousands of people. For many, the new kid has become a member of
their family and has more favor than a child, spouse or pet.
exists for the new kid but he should never become more important than your
spouse, child or pet. The new kid has fought hard to gain the title and become
the number 1 thief.
anxious to know who the new kid is, I’ll tell you. Social Media has worked
overtime to gain the trust of numerous people. For many, Social Media has
surpassed television as the one thing that they can’t live without. He robs
countless hours of productivity from the lives of his victims. He doesn’t care
about you, your family, your friends or your neighbors.
There is a
place for social media. It can be used as a tool to stay in contact with family
and friends from across the world. People can even meet others. Posting current
events allows friends and family to keep up with your world. The problem comes
when it rules your life.
people who spend several hours every day on social media. I know others when
it’s time for a meal, they will not eat without looking at their favorite social
media site. Whatever happened to spending time with people without looking at a
phone, Ipad or other electronic device to see if someone posted something new?
the new kid on the block to rob from you any longer! Unless you work for a
marketing firm, if average spending more than 30 minutes per day on social media, it
is robbing from you time that you will never recover. I venture to say this;
those closest to you wish you would banish the thief from your home.
test. For 1 week throw out the new kid and the time that you would normally
spent with him, spend it with people that you love. If you kick out television
and social media for 1 week and enjoy the company of family and friends that
are local, you will have a great week and you will learn that the all-time most
profitable thief and the new kid on the block are not nearly as important as
you think they are.
DO IT, DO
IT, DO IT!
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