You don’t have to have an advanced degree. It’s not engineering. It’s not brain surgery. And it’s certainly not rocket science.
It’s actually pretty simple. In fact most people that are good at social media would be good at virtually any path they choose to take.
Why? Because they rely on qualities and skills that would lead to success in a lot of different fields, and they’re in this space because it is what interests them; what they’re passionate about.
Here are a few qualities that breed success in the social media space, yet would translate across any number of verticals:
1.) Reading and researching A LOT.
2.) The fortitude to try new things and the diligence to glean insight from those experiences.
3.) Extracting and applying valuable information from the content acquired.
4.) Talking to “influencers” (often because social media enables people to break those walls down.)
5.) Thinking critically and formulating strategy to solve compelling problems.
Nobody in their right mind tries to surf monster waves in Fiji their first time on a board, but I believe some of these actions can lay the foundation for your success.
And remember, it’s called social media. Let’s interact and learn from each other. Most days we probably don’t want to surf alone. What additional qualities would you add to this list? What qualities do your favorite surfers possess?
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