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Managing your expectations - part 2

What are your expectations of yourself?  What are your expectations of your business?  Do these expectations match?  Do you have the skills needed to meet your expectations? 

I saw a very lofty post yesterday.  From someone that has zero social media experience.  Admittedly, they just set up a social media account a week prior and they are looking for information and advice on how to be a social media manager.  They do not know anything about social media platforms and are asking for any advice.  They want to become a social media manager and, in 6 months from now, be making $10,000 per month running social media accounts for businesses.

They have high expectations of themselves, high expectations of their business, and no current skills to meet those expectations.  They do, however, have the guts to admit all of this and start seeking information. 

Do you think that their expectations can become a reality?  I answer, maybe.  The outcome completely depends on their determination and stamina to learn and acquire the skills necessary to become a social media manager.

So what are your expectations?  Do you have the determination and stamina?  Are you actively seeking the knowledge and skills to make your expectations a reality?

Currently my expectations, my realities, my determination, and my stamina do not match up.  I want to in the next 30 days, make, photograph and list 50 things in my shop and improve the SEO and ranking of the other 200 items in my shop.  All while running this blog, group, my other business, and going on vacation with my family for a week.   My expectations and my realities do not match. 

So, am I adjusting my expectations?  Not yet! I am first going to try and acquire someone to work on some of these things for me!  I know meeting all of these expectations will put me in a great position to move into the autumn months of retail and position me where I want to be.

So, again, do your expectations and your realities match?  What are you doing about it?


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