This story originally ran on PR Daily in March 2013. The older I get, the more I realize how smart my mother and Dr. Seuss are.
Dr. Seuss may have some crazy rhymes and guys drawn in his books, but if you look at the core of his thoughts and words, the man was brilliant. He can even teach us some nice lessons in regards to social media.
1. “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”
Authenticity and transparency in social media are the “green” in the green eggs and ham. I like realness, Sam I am! Don’t be a different person offline than you are on Twitter and Facebook.
2. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those that matter don’t mind, and those that mind don’t matter!”
Stop worrying about what everyone thinks of you. Build your plan, work it and get out there. Yes, you will need to manage your brand, reputation and online image, but make it real.
3. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
Did you get laid off or fired from the corporate world, or did you just plain quit? If you’re out of a job, quit crying. It’s a blessing. Get on with your life and build a new one in your own way.