I Sometimes Block People On Facebook…
Blocking people is NOT something I enjoy doing at all. I try to avoid it at all costs, choosing to unfriend as a first and usually last resort…HOWEVER…
Facebook is part of my work space. It’s my office. It’s my desk. I syndicate here, get to know people here, and I have to keep my mind clear for work each day.
If I block, I do so because being connected is a distraction for life/business. It’s usually not because I don’t like someone. It’s almost always because I cannot afford to have that person show up in my stream because they take my mind from work and into other non-income-producing thoughts and activities.
If You Need To Block Someone, Choose To Do It Wisely!
You may need to unfriend and/block someone. If you do so, understand that you can’t take that back. Do it sparingly…and be just about it. Don’t just block or unfriend because someone either said something you don’t like or called you on the carpet about your bad behavior. People remember that stuff, and people do talk!!
You are creating your story with every action. I only block when the person is emotionally unsafe for me to continue being connected to. You might have different reasons…but whatever your reasons, let them be able to stand the test of time. If you cannot justify your actions in 5 years, and if time would take care of the issue – whatever that issue is – you probably don’t need to block. Be wise about this kind of thing!
What You Do In Business Lasts – Even If It’s On Social Media
Remember that you’re creating a long-term legacy in building your business. The higher up you go in income, the more you’re exposed, and the more people have your name on their lips. I work hard to be fair, to be honest, to treat people the right way…and I am pretty up front if I have a problem with something someone has done.
People are not accustomed to that, but I am just not the kind of person to go through life leaving things unsaid or important questions unasked. Confusion is NOT my deal. I want for people to come away from me, and even if we part ways, they know that I never did anything underhanded to them.
You usually come up and down the same ladder, passing the same people each time. Treat people right, and block/unfriend slowly. You don’t want to regret your actions in time.
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