This week I was called timid and shy! ME? Iâ€™m a social butterfly that prides herself on not being an introvert, and being transparent across all boards whether online or offline. I had to look at myself and the way I behave in my personal, professional and social settings to see if there was a vast difference. One thing I can definitely say about myself is that I adapt to my surroundings very quickly when necessary.
Iâ€™m always in a business state of mind! At work I do my job and am very organized. I will speak and am very cordial and then I keep it moving! I have several departments within the organization that I work with however, Iâ€™m closest to people I work with very closely as a team. Iâ€™m not very chatty and have always had the CYA (cover your ass) type of attitude in any position Iâ€™ve held. People seem to always want to shift blame on others when a issue arises. If you dot all your Iâ€™s and cross your Tâ€™s youâ€™ll be just fine! Document, document, document is my motto! I get my work done and will speak out on necessary topics if I feel the need. So I guess at work I can come off as being somewhat timid.
In my personal life everything is hectic; Iâ€™m married to my high school sweetheart, have four children, work full time, run a business, have a social live and make family time a priority. If my family is okay and everything is taken care of, everything else in my life falls into place and runs smoothly. I find myself running around multitasking most of the time. Itâ€™s essential that I pull things off, handling my roles as a wife, mom, employee and business owner. When Iâ€™m in this mode Iâ€™m sure I look like the energizer bunny, always on the go but very FOCUSED! I always set goals for myself, so everything I do is for a reason. Iâ€™m always looking at what the end result will be.
I love to have a good time! Yes, I will plan an event for any and every reason! I also support my friends and colleagues by attending their events whether itâ€™s a Chamber event, afterhours business social or themed PARTY! Iâ€™ll be there! Attending events has always been a huge part of my personal and professional life. Being social and networking allows me to make connections with people all the time and build my network. Iâ€™m an avid blog and social media conference attendee, love connecting and meeting my virtual buddies in real life.
True and funny story, I attended a afterhours networking mixer recently and we had to participate in a ice breaker. I did my little introduction and ended with ohâ€¦ and Iâ€™m a social media butterfly! Several people that I knew personally at this point, saidâ€¦ YES SHE IS! I met her on Twitter! It was the funniest thing to me. Iâ€™ve met so many people online that I continue to build with and now weâ€™re in real life friends and support each anothers professional endeavors.
Iâ€™m very transparent, what you see is what you get! My personality online is the same offline and knowing how to carry myself in different social settings goes a LONG way! Earlier this year I did a FUN photo shoot and changed my Facebook cover to match all my roles and we came up with the picture below. I think Iâ€™m going to make it my Twitter Cover as well because those are all the hats I wear on a daily basis! Iâ€™m not timid at all! What do you think? Do people see you the a complete opposite of who you really are? How many sides to you are there? Iâ€™m curiousâ€¦