So I woke up Sunday morning with the "Baby Shark Doo Doo Doo" song in my head. I'm not sure why because I've never actually heard the song (thankfully, I'm told).
But it made me think about how many people talk about it or share memes about it on social media. And it made me think about all the other things we share on Facebook, from restaurant recommendations to recipes to wine and chocolate recommendations. I mean, we literally share everything with people, especially when we love it or believe in it.
Yet, when it comes to sharing our businesses, people get annoyed or irritated or say, "Not another post about this!"
Why is that? Why can we share other types of things we love but not our businesses?
Okay - I get it. Some people are over board with it and cold message (aka, spam) people, but not everyone does. Not everyone is like that. And it can get a little overwhelming when you're scrolling through and see the EXACT SAME post over and over again because copy and paste is a real thing.
I get it. I promise, I do.
But here's the thing. For people in business like that, this is their love and passion and livelihood. For me, this is what I believe in. And I can't help but share it.
These businesses pay their bills. Pay for their kids' sports or dance classes. Pay for college tuition. Pay for vacations. Help fund charities or foundations.
These businesses are supporting families.
So why do we shame them? Why do we make them feel bad about their posts?
Let's do something different. Let's support one another. Let's help build each other up. Let's be the real MVPs for one another.
Yes, it can get annoying to get the same message again and again, especially when you've never talked to the person. I've gotten them. And I'm sure I sent them when I was first starting out. But instead of being rude back or shaming them publicly on social media, how about we educate them? Wish them luck? Help them be better for the next time?
We aren't in competition with each other, ladies and gents. We should support one another and build each other up. Let's help each other out. Support each other's dreams.
Have a beautiful week, everyone. And stop hating on each other. Love one another. Be good to one another. The world needs more of it.
With love and wellness,