Advice my parents never gave me.
These days access to a social media microphone is fairly easy. It’s what you say once you’re up there that can have a significant impact on how people perceive you.
Be aware of how you conduct yourself in public, blogs, socials sites, twitter… if that is even around when you are old enough to read this.
Pay attention to the way you communicate, especially to the message you are sending across. Now that the world stage is virtually at any one’s fingertips, you can inadvertently turn anything important you have to say into noise… managing and protecting your reputation is vital.
I’m not saying don’t be yourself… I encourage you to share your opinions when solicited. Share your insights so you can help inspire others. Just don’t be stubborn. Don’t be ignorant. And always consider the fact that you don’t know what you don’t know, when sharing your opinion.
In this day in age, your reputation is all you have. Protect it, because even though it may not always be obvious… the world is watching.
Ok… it’s late and I have work in the morning. G’nite.