How To Keep Negative Energy Away From You
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"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."
I'm sure that you've heard the saying, "birds of a feather, flock together". It's so true that like-minded people always have a way of finding and connecting with each other, in real life, and online. This can be good or bad, depending on what qualities a group of people have in common. Have you noticed that negative people, or people who like to gossip, always have friends who are just as negative as they are? Oh yes they do!
On the other hand, as the scripture reference says above, "as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another
." When you surround yourself with people who are positive, driven, determined, smart, faithful, and supportive, your character is strengthened by association.
I was on a teleseminar this week with one of my virtual mentors (as we haven't met in person yet), and it was a powerful experience! It was a 2-hr call, and I had tons of notes written down in Evernote afterwards, from this call. There is something powerful in interacting with, connecting with, and communicating with like-minded individuals who challenge you, inspire you, and motivate to become a better person. I hope that I'm someone who does that for you, in your life.
How To Keep Negative Energy Away From You
Be careful who you listen to. Some people have great intentions, but no real life experience to back up their opinions. Listen to those who have been where you want to go. For all the others offering unsolicited advice, just nod and smile, say thank you, and keep it moving.
Take time this weekend to really evaluate your inner circle. Are your closest friends and colleagues people who uplift, encourage, empower, inspire, and challenge you to grow? Do you have anyone around you that drains your energy, or always has something negative to say?
It's your responsibility to surround yourself with positive people, and positive energy that feeds your spirit, and helps you become all that God has created you to be. Build an inner circle of friends and colleagues that you are proud to associate with, and can count on for the encouragement and guidance that you need.
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Don't send your Tweets to Facebook. It simply doesn't translate well. Between hashtags, re-tweets, and replies, your Twitter update may not make any sense or have any relevance to someone who reads it on Facebook. This is a no-no. Also, don't have too many auto-feeds going on in your account. I've recently been seeing a lot of Tweets related to who's followed you or unfollowed you that week. This just looks very spammy, so stay away from it. It's especially bad if you're not updating your account with your own tweets on a regular basis.
DO send your Facebook page updates to Twitter. That works very well. Not the other way around.
To send your Facebook page (not your personal profile) updates to Twitter follow the directions below:
- Go to your Facebook fan page.
- Click on "Edit Page"
- Click on "Resources"
- Under the "Connect with People" option, click on "Link Facebook To Twitter".
- Click on the "Link to Twitter" option next to your Facebook page's profile photo.
- You're Done! Now, all of your Facebook fan page updates will automatically be sent to Twitter. You've just killed two birds with one stone. Congrats!!
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Ashani Mfuko is a Professional Dancer, Dance Instructor, Entrepreneur, Social Media Marketing Strategist, Business Coach, Writer, and Speaker. She is the Founder of Kiner Enterprises, a dance marketing, branding, and media company, and the Host and Executive Producer of the "Inside New York City Dance" television show on MNN.
She is a passionate Marketing Manager accomplished in all aspects of online marketing and branding, including social media marketing, copywriting and editing, email marketing, video marketing, strategic marketing campaign planning, implementation, integration, and analytics. She's also an award-winning blogger, self-published author, and internationally-recognized media personality.
Ashani received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and in Hispanic Studies, from Connecticut College, and is proficient in Spanish. She's also the author and creator of the, "Finance Your Dance: How To Turn Your Passion Into Profit" e-book and workshop. Ashani has made appearances on Good Morning America, The Tyra Banks Show, The Nate Berkus Show, Showtime at the Apollo, NY1 News, The Bill Cunningham Show, in films, music videos, and live performances at venues including; Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, and The Joyce - Soho.
Ashani is currently on staff at The Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, and has taught at The Ailey Extension, Steps on Broadway, Ballet Hispanico, and many other prominent dance schools. Her dance blog has won the "Top Dance Business Blog" of the year award, two years in a row (2010, and 2011). She was recently featured in Dance Mogul magazine, and Inside Woman magazine. Her dance articles and tips have been featured on dancebloggers.com, danceadvantage.net, the 4dancers.org blog, the helloiamadancer.com blog, the Grosh Backdrops and Backdrops Beautiful blogs, as well as Red Rover Style.com. She is a leader in the field of social media marketing, branding, and media, and is very well-known and respected as an innovator, and key player in the New York City dance community.
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