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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Free to Promote Your Shop, Social Sites, or Blog; on Networking Saturday 31

Are you a Leader or are you a Follower?
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For me it is Easy, I've been in management for years, do public speaking, etc I was always the kid that lead the pack and was deemed "stubborn" by many adults.  For me being a leader came naturally; I will lead you even if I have know clue where I am going (I've caught myself literally doing this.)
From shop 
So as you are reading the last statement I am sure you can see how having to always be the lead can be a shortcoming, just like always having to be the follower can have its short comings.

My leadership skills work very well for me in my career as a Manager, but in my virtual world of handmades and vintage it can be an hindrance.  What I have been finding lately is that I am often recreating the wheel.

I love to think of new and more innovative ways for us to promote ourselves but I've been so busy doing that, that I didn't notice some of the great tools and resources around me.  So this week I've been spending more time looking through FB and Pinterest to see what I have been missing and have found several great group boards and one awesome and effective group on FB, Etsy - Helping Etsians Promote.

Etsy - Helping Etsians Promote run several promotional games, have over 4000 members and are very active.  I am completely enjoying being a member and Not the leader :)

While it is good to be a leader it is also good to be a follower at times and the message in this story is that you should stretch your limits and move out of your comfort zone so that you can grow as a person and business.

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