Mastery - There's a Point Here
...is based upon our inclination to overcome that which has obstructed our ability to achieve true success. Recently, I have read several questions/comments/posts about others' success and members' thoughts as to what that achievement may or may not mean to the successful ActiveRain member.
Points seem to be a large part of discussion here for various reasons--some have lots of points, others have very few; some expect more points, others would 'give them away' if they had an opportunity.
Plain and simply, the points are the 'way of the world' here on ActiveRain. We receive points when we sign up and complete our profile. There's a point for everything... well, almost! We receive points for commenting on others' posts and vice versa.
Kathy Streib recently had a wonderful featured post explaining reciprocation. Do I wish more people would comment on my blog? Of course, we all do--but, there are many days that we can only get back to so many members in one day and still sell real estate! I actually feel guilty never being able to get around to everyone who has commented on my posts--no matter how hard I try! So, be careful what you wish for! I will say that I do notice the masters at reciprocation (like Kathy) and strive to be better at reciprocation myself - they are the 'masters' and they motivate me to be better.
Points are given for contests--and it's very exciting when we receive our 'reward' for having worked hard on a post we write to enter the contest! If you've never entered one, we would LOVE to have you participate. If you're not quite ready, it's also fun to sit back and watch; it can be less stressful!
Points are given for the posts that we write--and occasional bonus points are given for those that are worthy of a feature. We all love to be featured but, feature posts must, at a minimum, include the following:
1. Few, if any, gramatical errors.
2. GOOD content--something that will be 'worth' the read that is accurate as well.
3. Include a graphic or two.
4. Make sure your content & graphics are ORIGINAL and belong to YOU - if not, you must give credit and note that this is not your original content or graphic.
*My recommendation is take lots of photos and join a paid clip-art service - it's cheap and will always be available to you to use without having to credit others.
All that being said, I believe Stewart Emery's message in Mastery, "Removal of resentment toward the masters" is a powerful message that we, as ActiveRain members, should embrace. Rather than resent those who are the masters, those who have perfected the 'art' of blogging, of writing, of reciprocating others' posts and comments and those who have perfected the technology to be successful, not only here in the Rain but, on other social medium--we should EMBRACE them.
We learn & absorb more when we embrace mastery in business; why not do the same with our fellow bloggers? This not only impacts our careers but, our lives as well.
Those who are successful in life do just that--they embrace those who are successful and then build upon their own successes. Think about it...
So, give the points a rest - compete in your mind but, for goodness sakes, embrace the 'masters' and focus on the REAL reasons you're here in the Rain!
© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Mastery - There's a Point Here