- More important than being liked is liking yourself. Forget the drive for popularity–and the angst that comes from not having it.
- You’re neither as good nor as bad as you think you are.
- Embrace your differentness. It ain’t gonna go away and no amount of sandpapering the rough edges will smooth who you are in the world.
- Remember all the things you wanna be when you grow up? Do some of them. All of them. Maybe one or two of them.
- Regret is a six-letter word, no better than the four-letter ones you love to use.
- ‘Tis better to have laughed at everything than never to have laughed at all. In other words, enjoy the joke that is the human condition. Don’t take yourself or others so seriously.
- You do not have to be the best, the tops, the most anything. You just have to be–and that’s the hardest to achieve.
- Cut other people a break and, hey, cut yourself a break too. We’re all meaning to do the best we can, even when we don’t.
- Keep that sure sense that everything is possible, provided you’re willing to work for it.
- On the other hand, embrace failure. Nothing will paralyze you more than trying not to fail.
I’d like to say that today, the woman who runs this site, The Other Side of Sixty, is calmer, more controlled, and surer of where she’s going. But that would be a lie.
To be good at social media is to understand the marketplace, the machinations of the brands, and the way people's minds work. It's an equation that defies Ten Easy Steps and moves somewhere into the fine art of social psychology. I love it.
So what have I been up to for the past six months? Writing to earn a living.
I would say that the next step from complaining (in blogs and the like) about culture and media and all the other Theys who we blame for telling us what we are is to actively do something about it.