Those are the words I asked my sister the other day. Her response? “Umm, no. Not really.” After having a good laugh in my head and then giving her a hard time about it for a while, I simply explained it to her. She’s not the most technologically savvy person in the world, so I guess I wasn’t surprised that she didn’t know. But then again, I’m not technologically savvy either, so it is rather surprising that I DO know. And so now you’re probably wondering why we were even talking about message boards. Well, let me tell you why …
For a long time, one of my dreams has been to create a self-improvement “online learning community.” I know first-hand that people need support in order to grow as a person. When my sister and I first started reading about and practicing the Law of Attraction, we were “LOA buddies” and had regular phone sessions. We talked about our goals and helped each other stay positive and focused. Even though we are both positive people, it was amazing how many negative things we would catch each other saying – and we didn’t even know it!
So I called her the other day and said that I was going to add a message board to my website so that people could interact with one another to help each other grow. I could tell she was clueless by the silence on the other end of the phone (anyone who knows my sister knows that she is NEVER silent…my family thought I was mute until she moved away to college and I actually had the opportunity to speak). Anyway, on the boards, we’ll talk about improving our relationships, along with generally improving our lives. While my sister was supportive of the idea, she was still a bit confused about message boards. I had assumed she would understand. But I was wrong.
So here’s the lesson …
Don’t assume anything.
Even though I am a self-proclaimed technological idiot, I am still relatively plugged-in to social media. Okay, just Facebook, really. I do have a Twitter account, but I barely use it. I just can’t quite figure out why anyone wants to know what I’m doing at every moment. While I think my life is interesting, I’m pretty sure no one else cares what I’m eating for dinner every night. And I have a LinkedIn account too, but I forget about it. And Pinterest? Well, I just don’t get that one. Plus, I have to stop somewhere or else I’d spend ALL my time on social media. But I digress …
Even though I know my sister is highly uninterested in social media, I still assumed that she at least knew what a message board was. Whooops. Bad assumption!
So just because something is “normal” to you, remember that it is NOT normal to everyone else! Even something as mainstream as Facebook is not normal to a lot of people. I do have to say, however, that my sister is on Facebook, and she probably doesn’t even know it. She has one friend (me). It makes me feel special. Ha.
“Assuming” goes way beyond social media. But I don’t have much more space to write here so that will have to wait for another blog - because it is a great topic that I need to devote more time to in the future.
But for now, I hope you will join my online self-improvement community! I’m calling it my “Inner Circle Forum.” You can find it by going here: http://www.drcarolmorgan.com/inner-circle-forum.html#/ and signing up! (or simply click on the "Inner Circle Forum" page above). And if you know anyone else who wants social support, please spread the word.
I appreciate my sister’s willingness to get out of her comfort zone and learn about message boards just to support me. So I predict that you will see her on there - once I teach her how to do it, of course! That reminds me … I need to give her a call for her first tutorial …
Have a great week everyone, and I hope to see you all in my Inner Circle!
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