This is about creativity and letting things flow. First, letting things go, and make their way through. Allowing space to happen. To fill up and create something new. Words can't really describe. So I went to art to express the process.. Two merging in one, and emerging as one. But here are some words. It is going to be deep.
The topic that initiated it: why do we post what we post? Why do we do what we do? Does it happen from a place where we are fulfilled, or does it happen from a place where we need to be fulfilled? There is a big difference. And people can feel it.
2020 is definitely going to be the year of the video! So if you want to ride the wave and start creating your own videos for your business, here is one tip you need to start with!
Acknowledging sadness today. It was a tough day. I got very triggered by something. I decide to go into it. I wanted to acknowledge the process. The feelings. Being honest. With myself. This picture is a tribute to reflecting on the sadness that was still there from what I felt after working myself through several other feelings. I wish I could express it better with a picture, but I also love the details in this.
This whole thing came in a very uncomfortable and interesting time. I was just about to "appear" on Zoom as I had a podcast interview we had scheduled with Sania for today. I had to get ready for the "show" to bring my best self. We met 3 years ago at Social Media Marketing World. She couldn't make it this year, and she asked me after the conference if she could interview me on my takeaways and what trends I see coming.
But then, the crisis hit...
What does being social mean? The topic today. Lots of questions emerge as I look at my needs, others' needs, the current situation, locally, and globally. The traditional, creative and innovative ways people get social nowadays. The digital environments that aim at or can facilitate a social connection. Situations when we think we get social but feel more isolated than ever.
Can you be social in physical isolation? Can you be isolated and disconnected when you are present physically... but actually, not present at all?
This leads me to presence. How to be present?
Today it was nostalgia, remembrance, gratitude posts, articles looking back to bring inspiration from the past, daily diaries & vlogs with the most diverse lockdown moments, old black & white photos reappearing, funny and embarrassing Zoom moments shared and going viral - like people forgetting to turn off camera when going to the toilet - #homeconferencelifeohyeah and ultimately, sunsets... and yes, painting.
And... marketing & advertising on Social Media - a topic we've been discussing with some clients today. It seems like it's a topic that triggers many and sparks lots of conversations and emotions.
Yey, I moved in to my flash new office today. The air is nice and fresh up here, and I even got the latest version of the realPhone, look!
And... I'm all by myself. Now I can get all that work done. Oh, but wait, where is the "work"? Oh, and I just realised I am not alone.
Dive deep. And look at what this moment brings. One step at a time. No rush. Everything has it’s time.
To be patient. To lift off the weight. The pressure. To let go. To surrender. To feel the pain. The anger. The triggers. The judgements. The loss.
And then find the beauty. The peace. The strength and knowledge. Within.
Today is a very special time of our lives and these past few days probably were very special for many of you as well. How are you all feeling? Yeah..
I am feeling really overwhelmed... but, I have a good news
Social Media is and hopefully will always remain social, so we will always be able to connect no matter what is the current situation and limitations in our lives.
Here are some tips to consider how you can turn this situation into opportunity and how to practice social distancing - yes, on social media :)
Also an update on the workshops that seems to be the right decision now.
When living remotely in almost full isolation is a choice... An interesting topic to explore, especially this weekend, as we joined the official Mailboat Cruise to deliver post and packages to people living in one of the most beautiful, and probably most remote spots in the world - all the way into the Pelorus Sounds, New Zealand.
The nature, yes, it's incredible and breathtaking - beyond words, as you will see. But the stories! Thanks to the amazing crew, we learned a bit about the people, too, who chose tho explore this lifestyle, living almost in complete isolation. For a moment, we could experience, first hand, the remoteness, the challenges and the opportunities that come with it, as well as witness a bit how they connect to the world.
The other aspect.
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Hi, I'm Bea!