Kim Peterson, CEO CommonSenseHealth.org
I'm a huge fan of technology and connectivity online.
There's something magical about being able to reach out to someone on the other side of the globe, communicate and form partnerships, relationships, friendships, and opportunities.
An interesting article by Scott Hebner, Social Solutions Vice President, IBM via Forbes states …
“More than seven in 10 employed people are now active social networkers as Social Networking has become the Number One use of the internet. There are more than two billion social connections generating more than three billion expressions per day. Overall, we know that 94% of people use social networking to learn, 78% to share knowledge and 49% to access needed expertise. The effect? The human condition is being radically amplified.
Think about it.
Every time someone creates a social expression, more data is generated and shared. Think about all the data that’s out there: eMarketer says there are 1.73 billion using social networks and the number will rise to 2.55 billion by 2017. In fact, 90 percent of all data was created in just the past two years. And most of this new data is a new kind of data. It’s human data, providing rich insights into the behaviors, sentiment, activities and views of large numbers of people. We are witnessing the emergence of the “human face” of data and the unprecedented creation and sharing of knowledge.
Our global economy has become a knowledge economy. The strength of this collective knowledge enables all of us to rapidly find answers to our questions, act with greater confidence, and influence others in entirely new ways. It’s clear that our world is experiencing a societal and economic force never seen before.”
So are you taking advantage of the breadth of data to improve yourself and your business? Or are you blissfully uninvolved, thinking that your industry or particular business niche will not be affected because … (insert delusional reasoning here)?
The fact of the matter is, the way that we work, gather data, connect, predict trends and future opportunities, and market ourselves has changed dramatically.
Are you personally up to speed? Is your team?
If not, there's no better time to start than now.
Commit to 30 minutes a day to listen to podcasts or audiobooks which will broaden your horizons and increase your knowledge base (you can do this while commuting, while on the treadmill etc.).
Follow people who are providing valuable insights and how tos. Take action on the suggestions you feel would best help grow yourself and your organization.
But don't do nothing. Don't think that you are immune to the fast pace of communication and data sharing. You aren't.
By taking small steps daily to increase your awareness and education, you will soon start to see how you can contribute in a meaningful way and position yourself and your organization to lead, not follow during this time of unprecedented expansion and growth online.
Kim Peterson is a passionate Health & Wellness Advocate and the Founder and CEO of CommonSenseHealth.org. Since 2009, CSH has been helping to establish an online presence while generating leads and sales for Health & Wellness clients worldwide. Prior to CSH, Kim was the Founder of Light Force Therapy, a company that rapidly became a multi-million-dollar leader in the light therapy industry.
Kim has built a network of 120,000 + highly engaged subscribers, fans, and followers which produce consistent sales and expands daily.
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