Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why you post on LinkedIn? Is it to connect with other professionals, to share industry news and insights, or to promote your business? While all of these reasons are valid, there may be another motivation behind your postings that you haven’t considered. According to recent research, posting on LinkedIn can make you happier. Yes, that’s right – using this platform can lead to increased happiness and satisfaction in your personal and professional life, especially when you use Linkedin to give without expecting anything in return. Let’s take a closer look at why this is the case. (Continue blog post below…)
You want to share your experience altruistically to help others.
Although my career brings me satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment, I have found that altruistic activities are equally rewarding. For example, I have mentoring people reporting to me since I first managed 600 at age 28. Through this experience, I have given back and ensured their success. My involvement gives me great pleasure as it allows me to share the experience and knowledge I’ve acquired throughout my career. Furthermore, facilitating the growth of people, it has benefitted the whole community in both tangible and intangible ways. For example, in my first company public, I was the largest minority tech employer in all of Atlanta.
You want to build relationships with other like-minded professionals to learn and share
Developing relationships with other professionals who share similar values, interests and ideas can be extremely beneficial when it comes to learning and sharing. These connections provide the opportunity to gain new perspectives, develop creative solutions and learn best practices that can have an impact in one’s professional and personal life. Additionally, discussing topics of interest with like-minded colleagues can bring a unique sense of personal satisfaction. Building a network of relationships is important if you want to drive successful outcomes and keep yourself at the forefront of industry trends.
You want to learn
Learning new things can be an exciting and rewarding experience. It is a great way to challenge ourselves mentally and develop skills that will help us get ahead in life. It enables us to open our mind to new ideas, perspectives and experiences that we may not have otherwise encountered. Making time to give ourselves the opportunity of learning something new can have a significant, positive impact on our lives, whether it be a skill or bit of knowledge that we can apply in everyday situations. No matter how big or small the task of learning is, there will certainly be something to gain from it – giving us the tools to grow as people and journey into an exciting world full of possibilities.
You want to share your accomplishment with your professional colleagues.
I am proud to share with my professional colleagues that I recently accomplished a major milestone in my career. Through hard work, dedication and the unwavering support of my colleagues and mentors, I achieved this goal and I hope it will inspire those around me to set ambitious goals and strive for greatness. This success has given me confidence in taking on more challenges going forward and reaching for even more accomplishments.
You want to share your unique perspective to start a conversation.
I’m eager to share my unique perspective and open up the conversation to different voices. No one person can possess all the answers, so it’s vital that we take into consideration a range of ideas and inputs if we’re truly to make progress. Discovering fresh perspectives is often the most productive pathway to positive solutions, and I’m committed to doing my part in this effort by bringing a unique point of view to the table. We can achieve great things when a variety of opinions are valued.
You want to share the “secrets” to solving hard problems
If you’re looking for secrets to solve hard problems, look no further! Drawing from my own experience as a CEO, CTO, CPO software engineer and problem-solver, I can impart some insider secrets that will help you face any difficult challenge. The key is to break the problem down into smaller, more manageable pieces. When you approach the problem step by step, it’s easier to tackle each portion and make steady progress. Additionally, don’t be afraid to ask questions or reach out for help when necessary. From talking with other experts to researching online what has worked for others who have faced similar predicaments, gathering outside information can give you valuable insight. With these secrets under your belt, solving tough problems becomes a breeze!
I remember one time at 27 meeting a billionaire for lunch in LA. He was used to people asking him for stuff or favors. I said, “Ted, you have so much money, fame, and health. Seems like you can solve any problem.” He looked at me with a smile that I wasn’t asking for something other than knowledge and perspective and said, “Ken, you are right, money buys a lot. But the most important thing I have, that you have, that anyone has is their time. I hate it when someone wastes my time because I can never invest that moment again .”.
We’re all on a journey to success. And while it would be nice to have someone by our side every step of the way, that’s not always possible. But if we share what we know with others, we can help them grow, short circuit their learning curve—and pay it forward for all the mentors who helped us along the way. I hope you enjoyed this blog post and found it helpful. Stay tuned for my book announcement and cover, full of insider secrets to some of the hardest business problems! In the meantime, please share this post with anyone you think might benefit from reading it. Thank you!