20 Jul 2013 @ 1:30 PM 

Anchor2When my father died, I think I went through a period of severe disorientation. An anchor in my life had been cut loose and I was drifting with the current. In a way, I still am. But in February, I was more of a wreck than I appeared to the rest of the world.

So when I got a call from my old manager at Sam’s Club offering me a part time job, I took it. It was different anchor that forced me to get up in the morning and gave me some structure in my life that I had not had for a while. But with everything, there is a price that must be paid, and the price for me was my business. I was earning a significant amount from posting Warrior Special Offers and New WordPress Plugins on WPPluginGuide prior to getting the job. Since I no longer had the time to post new offers on a consistent basis, the traffic to those sites dropped and the sales slowed to a trickle. So by renting myself out to Sam’s Club, I found myself losing money.

Yet I was finding it difficult to cut away this new anchor. I would fight management on a daily basis because I was getting scheduled on Sundays (family and football day) and they were scheduling me 5 days for 20 to 32 hours. It really irritated me driving 42 miles one way to work 4 hours. Yet the anchor was still attached.

stormbrewingIt took an incident that was totally out of character for me to finally break through the anchor’s lines and cut it completely. I was told to go work an area of the club that is physically difficult for me because of my arthritis. I have done it before without question when asked nicely. But I was told by a 20 year old co-worker who had not even been working there as long as I had been. And I totally went against every fiber of my being and rebelled to the point that I told him I was not going to do it and then went to management.

All would have been well, though, if management had followed through immediately. But management is one of those jobs that puts so much on the plates of the people who choose to take them on that they do not have (or make) the time to go talk to the people they need to until it is too late. It wasn’t until I walked in and told the manager in charge that I was giving him my 30 day resignation that he finally took action.

I had gone to him earlier and asked if the co-worker was my supervisor, because being ordered to go work where it physically hurt me was not something I was going to do without being warned about it ahead of time. He and the supervisor for the evening agreed that I should continue working my regular area and for me to tell my coworker that he had said that the coworker should work the area that he had told me to work.

I told the coworker that the manager had said the I was working my area and that he should be doing the other area. At that point, if the coworker would have just gone ahead and done the job, all would have been well, but he decided to do anything else that needed done EXCEPT for the area that he was supposed to be working. So toward the end of the shift, the manager and supervisor were discussing the state of the club on the radio and realized that nobody had been working the dreaded area that neither I nor the coworker wanted to work.

At that point, the supervisor called everyone over to that area so that we could work it as a team. And again, if the coworker in question would have chipped in, I might not have cut the anchor line… but he chose that moment to go work with paper products. Which left the rest of us to work an area that should have been done by either the coworker or myself. In retrospect, I think I was close to going over and doing it just so the rest of the team would not have to, but once I heard the manager and supervisor discussing it on the radio, it really cemented the deal, because that should not have been a surprise had they been paying attention.

That is the point when I walked in on the manager and told him I was resigning and stormed back out.

I have to question my motives that evening. Did I rebel because someone younger than me was giving orders? Almost all supervisors are younger than me, but this kid was not a supervisor (yet). He is today, as his promotion took effect at midnight tonight… but why should it bother me? Part of it is the fact that I know what being a leader is all about, having supervised in the past. It is putting the team above yourself. I was not being a leader last night. But neither was the kid, who used his up and coming position to wield power he did not know how to control. One does not order people to do things, one asks people to do things. One listens to others (like when I told him that it physically hurt me to do that job) rather than ignore it. (Later on, he was still telling the manager and supervisor that I had not told him that it was painful for me to do that job)… and one jumps in and does a job when the team needs a job done, especially when the rest of the team is forced into it. His choosing to do the paper towels and toilet paper instead of joining with the rest of us showed me that his leadership skills were questionable.

kylie-day1I am not perfect (I learned that many moons ago) but I also know everyone believes I am. It is something I have worked hard to perfect… try to predict what someone is going to need and then take care of it for them. That is why customers have always looked for me to help them. That is why other associates are happy to see me scheduled with them. My uncharacteristic turn toward anarchy appears to have come out of nowhere, but I think it came from the birth of my 2nd granddaughter, Kylie, who made her mommy work hard to bring her into this world.

She became one of my new anchors. She and Chloe, my granddaughter from 15 months ago have replaced the anchor I lost with my father. I believe it took two little anchors to replace the strong and sturdy one that my father had been in my life. The last 5 years of his life, I had been there when he needed me, because I had released Sam’s Club from my life back in 2008.

Anchors are important, because they steady us when the storms are brewing and keep us from drifting away aimlessly when we are at rest. I plan on refocusing my energy into some positive areas where I will impact people who need help building a business or growing an income stream to help them replace a job. Some anchors are good, like the family ones, but some anchors are keeping us from enjoy life. When the anchor line becomes too rigid and cannot be adjusted with the tide, it can actually pull a ship below the surface and sink it. I believe that at first, Sam’s Club, as an employer, was a good anchor, but now it has become a harmful anchor. Luckily, I cut the anchor loose in time (again)!

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Last Edit: 20 Jul 2013 @ 01:30 PM

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 01 Nov 2012 @ 3:47 PM 

Reprint from Social Net Effect News:

People are freaking amazing! I love to be around them. Whenever I can manage my schedule to attend an event, I do so. Ken McArthur is putting on another JV Alert Live in Denver this month, and if I can make it happen, I am going to be there (right now, it looks like I may have to miss it, but I have not given up). But when I am away from events, I still need interaction with Millionaires (or at least 6 figuraires) to keep me on my upward and onward path.

You see, your connections are crucial when you are growing. When you spend a lot of time around people who have high values, you tend to pick those up. When you spend a lot of time with people whose values are well below yours, you tend to give up some of yours. So when you look at your circumstances, sometimes a change of scenery is in order if you find yourself being the top earner in your social club.

When you meet people that you can look up to, make sure you follow them on Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn… this allows you to hear from and connect with the people who are most likely to influence you for the better. Interaction in this area is important, because the values and principals that will help you grow are not just absorbed by osmosis… you have to take an active role in the process.

stockvault-colorful-buoys132422When I originally coined the phrase Social Net Effect, I didn’t realize that the net that you create with social networks is not only going to help you get new customers (or at the very least, new readers to your blog), but it is also going to help you become a better person if you take action and build relationships with the people in your circle.

Let me explain what the original Social Net Effect meant.

You post to your blog. If you only post to your blog and nothing else, you will get some traffic. Nothing huge, but still, you get a few readers. If any of those readers share your post (if you make it easier for them, like adding like buttons on your blog that helps) with their social media followers, you will get more traffic. Social networks are like huge webs (or nets) where the strands crisscross each other from one social network to another. I may follow you on Twitter and Facebook, and you may follow some of my Twitter friends on LinkedIn and Google+. As you branch out on multiple networks, and share your posts when you write them, the likelihood of someone new running across your blog increases exponentially. A friend of a friend will recommend your post to their friends and suddenly you have readers from people you have never met.

Influence is very much the same. As you become friends with people you want to be influenced by, you also become influenced by those people that they are wanting to be influenced by. If I am connected to Ken McArthur on all my social networks, I will get the benefit of all the people he is also influenced by, like Tony Robbins. The benefits of interacting with the great people in your networks cannot be measured in income alone. Your time management, your work ethic and your reading habits will be influenced, simply because of the recommendations of others that you may look up to!

So the Social Net Effect has a much bigger impact than I originally envisioned. I am influenced daily by the people I see on Facebook and Google+ (the main networks I check daily) and hopefully, I am influencing the people who see my posts. Which brings me to another thought.

What you post on the social networks is going to impact someone. If you post crap, you are feeding crap to someone who may not be able to handle it. I know that when I talk about beer (a topic I talk about, even though I may drink a twelve pack all year), I may be influencing a recovering alcoholic to jump off the wagon. That is something I would not want to do, so I would have to temper my posts with that in mind. But, like I said, people don’t always think before they post. Wherein lies the problem.

stockvault-rusty-fence131036I see people spewing garbage on Facebook and wonder how many people are being brought down to that level. Luckily we have control over what we see on Facebook. We can block offensive people, we can reduce the amount of posts from people we don’t want to be influenced by and we can choose our friends more carefully. Just like when we are hanging out with our friends at home, we don’t always make the best choices of who our friends are, and we have to work a little harder to overcome the negative influences of those people by finding more positively influential people to be around the rest of the time. The Social Net Effect can be both a great tool to help you grow and a trap to hold you back, it is all in how you use it!

e=”Master the social net effect” href=”http://socialneteffect.com/news” target=”_blank”>Social Net Effect News:

People are freaking amazing! I love to be around them. Whenever I can manage my schedule to attend an event, I do so. Ken McArthur is putting on another JV Alert Live in Denver this month, and if I can make it happen, I am going to be there (right now, it looks like I may have to miss it, but I have not given up). But when I am away from events, I still need interaction with Millionaires (or at least 6 figuraires) to keep me on my upward and onward path.

You see, your connections are crucial when you are growing. When you spend a lot of time around people who have high values, you tend to pick those up. When you spend a lot of time with people whose values are well below yours, you tend to give up some of yours. So when you look at your circumstances, sometimes a change of scenery is in order if you find yourself being the top earner in your social club.

When you meet people that you can look up to, make sure you follow them on Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn… this allows you to hear from and connect with the people who are most likely to influence you for the better. Interaction in this area is important, because the values and principals that will help you grow are not just absorbed by osmosis… you have to take an active role in the process.

stockvault-colorful-buoys132422When I originally coined the phrase Social Net Effect, I didn’t realize that the net that you create with social networks is not only going to help you get new customers (or at the very least, new readers to your blog), but it is also going to help you become a better person if you take action and build relationships with the people in your circle.

Let me explain what the original Social Net Effect meant.

You post to your blog. If you only post to your blog and nothing else, you will get some traffic. Nothing huge, but still, you get a few readers. If any of those readers share your post (if you make it easier for them, like adding like buttons on your blog that helps) with their social media followers, you will get more traffic. Social networks are like huge webs (or nets) where the strands crisscross each other from one social network to another. I may follow you on Twitter and Facebook, and you may follow some of my Twitter friends on LinkedIn and Google+. As you branch out on multiple networks, and share your posts when you write them, the likelihood of someone new running across your blog increases exponentially. A friend of a friend will recommend your post to their friends and suddenly you have readers from people you have never met.

Influence is very much the same. As you become friends with people you want to be influenced by, you also become influenced by those people that they are wanting to be influenced by. If I am connected to Ken McArthur on all my social networks, I will get the benefit of all the people he is also influenced by, like Tony Robbins. The benefits of interacting with the great people in your networks cannot be measured in income alone. Your time management, your work ethic and your reading habits will be influenced, simply because of the recommendations of others that you may look up to!

So the Social Net Effect has a much bigger impact than I originally envisioned. I am influenced daily by the people I see on Facebook and Google+ (the main networks I check daily) and hopefully, I am influencing the people who see my posts. Which brings me to another thought.

What you post on the social networks is going to impact someone. If you post crap, you are feeding crap to someone who may not be able to handle it. I know that when I talk about beer (a topic I talk about, even though I may drink a twelve pack all year), I may be influencing a recovering alcoholic to jump off the wagon. That is something I would not want to do, so I would have to temper my posts with that in mind. But, like I said, people don’t always think before they post. Wherein lies the problem.

stockvault-rusty-fence131036I see people spewing garbage on Facebook and wonder how many people are being brought down to that level. Luckily we have control over what we see on Facebook. We can block offensive people, we can reduce the amount of posts from people we don’t want to be influenced by and we can choose our friends more carefully. Just like when we are hanging out with our friends at home, we don’t always make the best choices of who our friends are, and we have to work a little harder to overcome the negative influences of those people by finding more positively influential people to be around the rest of the time. The Social Net Effect can be both a great tool to help you grow and a trap to hold you back, it is all in how you use it!

Tell me about some of the more influential people in your life – either on Social Media or in real life.

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