I've participated in a few webinars, but was usually frustrated by the speed and technical jargon of presentation, and amount of information. Michael Hyatt's was so easy to follow. It empowered me to try some of his tips right away.
In case you're wondering, this isn't an ad for Michael Hyatt. However, his "product" has proven to be a source of motivation/inspiration.
In the past week, I've researched, embedded, held my breath and hit keys, and once of twice felt like hitting my head against the wall and forgetting the whole thing. I like to think of it as "growing pains".
I'd sit there staring at the computer screen for a few minutes or get up and walk around then come back to the laptop. Then I'd take a deep breath and think about why I've pushed myself to learn as much as I could about social networking this past year.
I believe sharing with kids who struggle with poverty and violence is what I'm supposed to do. Sharing stories about love, hope and forgiveness is the venue I employ to reach out to them. I believe this mission is important, at least it is to me.
Are the social networking and technology headaches worth pursuing my mission? Is the money we've invested with few tangible dividends worth it?
All I have to do is recall the expressions on the faces of hurting children as I read a story, then gave them a book. My answer is a resounding YES! My aggravations are nothing if they result in bringing comfort and hope to one child.
So, Dear Readers, things are looking a little different at David's Daughter these days. What works for me is to keep seeking the best ways to reach out to others. The mission and message may be mine, but the blog is for you!
(If you haven't taken a few minutes to complete my reader survey, please do! You've been so indulgent hearing about me, I'd love to hear a bit about you.)
Have you had to evaluate investments of time, talents and resources? How do you determine if it's all worth it?
I'm linking this post to Giving Up on Perfect and Coffee for Your Heart.