Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine Issue 02 | June 2016 - Page 15

the intricacies while keeping track of the log-in name and passwords for a dozen+ social media accounts. You know what mega-social media grocery store I’m referring to: Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Skype, Blab, Periscope, Gmail, Yahoo, Google+, and the list of choices goes on… This doesn’t include your website, blog, or Facebook pages that are fan, group and secret group pages - and don’t forget the dozens of groups you’ve joined.

My grill, my rules. Take time to reexamine your personal and professional mission and vision statements. Then write a social media list of where you are spending your time, talent, and treasure. What can go? What can stay? This will help you decide on the rules to now follow.

“Grilling, broiling, barbecuing - whatever you want to call it - is an art, not just a matter of building a pyre and throwing on a piece of meat as a sacrifice to the gods of the stomach.”

-James Beard, international chef, author, and champion of America cuisine.

Likewise, fearlessly barbecuing some sacred cows of social media is an art - and it might not be something to attempt. Remember, if you can’t stand the heat, don’t step near the BBQ grill with the fires of possible criticism and judgment.

Good eatin’! Now please pass the coleslaw and potato salad.

Stay tuned for Part 2 in July: Is It Time To Barbecue Some MORE Sacred Cows of Social Media?

Lorraine Monique “Lore” Raymond founded Women as Visionaries, the magazine Women as Visionaries with Lore Raymond, and the Divine Dialogue Writing System . A Peruvian shaman bestowed the title of chacaruna - bridge person - challenging her to help connect people to their authentic power and messages. She serves as a heart-centered visionary, spiritual tour guide, and transformational author. Five books are set for publication in 2016. Leading Vision Quests is another passion. Lore calls St. Petersburg, FL her heart-home space. Explore more at www.LoreRaymond.com.