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I heard that Twitter was dead – I heard it in a podcast – but with millions of people on it, it’s not quite dead yet. I have been using it, but I had Twitter Follower Envy. I did not want to use it because I didn’t have thousands of followers. I know – super lame – on my part.
Something happened though that changed my perspective. I started following the right people. The right people for you might be different for me, but they were the right people. I started reading the articles that they were retweeting. I am learning so much and I try to add value – but I am learning so much and gaining so much from it. I am sure that I get a few looks on my blog from it. I’m starting to gain more followers – but it’s not so much about that. It’s about who I am follow and what I am learning.
So – tell me who I should follow. Find me at @Lemness.
I have a Twitter account – @Lemness. I have Friends and Followers on Twitter. I have Followers that I don’t know on Twitter, but that’s kind of the idea right.
I have a Facebook account – facebook.com/lemusita. I just have friends on FB. I don’t have a fan page. I know everyone that I’m “friends” with on Facebook.
Today, I thought – “why have I not ‘friended’ people that I don’t know on Facebook?” So today, I decided to do so. I now have friends on Facebook that I have never met. I know them because of their podcast or blog, but I’ve never met them. It’s an interesting endeavor – to mix friends that I know with friends that I don’t know. It’s what Social Media is all about though.
How about you? How do you do it? Follow me on Twitter @Lemness or be my friend at facebook.com/lemusita.
It is much easier to lead when the followers are leading. I mean, if you were the king or a micro-managing maniac, you would want to be the only person in control – and you noticed that I said control and not command – for an explanation of that, please refer to LL6. The king or the mirco-manager can be the only one.
There is something beautiful that happens though when you can empower those that follow you to take the lead. As the leader, you have empowered the followers to lead so that when you show up – that’s all that you do – show up. The followers have taken care of everything.
It’s not about just showing up and doing nothing. Honestly, it is the culmination of all of the work that was done so that the followers can take the lead. Showing up to do nothing means that you’ve done everything to empower the followers to lead.
The King that cannot take the “follow” will always be incarcerated by his inability. Whatever the inability of the King will be the limits of his leadership - LL1 if I’m not mistaken.
My lesson that I’m learning is this – I can get more done as a leader if I can empower all that follow me to lead. Leading leaders or commanding leaders is so much more fun than being the only one. Quite frankly, I wouldn’t make a great King.
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