The other night I went to an event where I was not sure what to expect, but what I walked away so inspired and thrilled!
I went to something we called the “Vancouver Social Media Mastermind”. Ever since I moved to Vancouver I have been looking for a group of people that I could nerd-out over social media related topics and strategies for business growth on social media. These are things that very much interest me. I spend a lot of time researching strategies for growth and ways people can use social media to build their brand.
The ironic part about working in the social media world is that it can be a very lonely business because so much of the work is done alone. Sure, you go out on adventures to capture content, but then you go home to edit, research, write, strategize, all by yourself. Not all of us are Gary Vaynerchuk and have a team of people that do these things for us. Most people see the glamorous photos which are essentially the “highlight reel” but what they don’t see is the hours of work to make that happen.
During the other night’s event, it was very refreshing to discuss and talk about things we’ve learned, help others with their strategies, collaborating over ideas, and getting feedback on your own ideas.
There were 6 of us, which was a great number because it allowed time to get to know everyone. We went around the table each talking about who we are, what we do, what we bring to the table to help the others. We then discussed the problems we are facing and what we would like to achieve. We ended off with an accountability statement, so we said what we hope to achieve in the next month before our next meeting. We all went away with new ideas and things to work on based on the feedback.
Overall it was amazing to meet people who are interested in social media and content creation and to get those different perspectives on ideas and problems we each face. I love collaborating on struggles and ideas, helping others do their best work.
I am very much looking forward to the next one, the only thing I wish was it had lasted longer and that the next one wasn’t so far in the future. I came away with many extremely inspired to step into action.
Thanks to everyone that was there, and to Alayna Joy who organized it. If you don’t know her content you should check it out!
Until next time, always be creating.