Mastering LinkedIn Is Not a Race, It Takes Time

Mastering LinkedIn is not a race, it’s a deliberate set of activities done with thought and preparation. Don’t let anyone tell you to hurry up. Set aside time to do the work you need to create the success you want.

Anything worth doing takes time and can’t be rushed.

Building out the three key areas of LinkedIn is worth doing and should not be to be rushed.

 This quote speaks well to lots of things in life, including LinkedIn. You can often get two of these, but rarely all three together. You can achieve these bundles:

  • Cheap & Fast, may not give you the results you want
  • Cheap & Good will happen with time
  • Fast & Good will cost a little more to produce

As I said, this applies to your LinkedIn profile as well. Therefore, I encourage you to take Fast out of the equation. Let me explain.

Mastering LinkedIn is not a Race

Here is how excluding Fast allows you to create a meaningful LinkedIn Profile, Network and Relationship:

#1 – Rushing while you build your LinkedIn Profile does not allow you time to think through what is important for you to share and how you want to craft your words for the best possible message of “Who Are You.” As in any written story, time is vial for you to develop the story and to make it presentable to the viewer.

#2 – Rushing while sending out LinkedIn invites, and even rapidly accepting new invites does not give you the appropriate time needed to research and respond to the invite, as well as to follow through after connecting.

#3 – Rushing while sharing and engaging on content within LinkedIn does not provide you enough time to truly read the articles, listen to the videos and comment in a meaningful way.

#4 – Rushing through LinkedIn does not give you an opportunity to learn new ways you can use LinkedIn to help you achieve your Purpose & Goals.

#5 – Rushing through LinkedIn minimizes the enjoyment of the content and the individuals.

#6 – Rushing through LinkedIn turns the business tasks to drudgery and no one wants to spend time doing things they don’t enjoy.

We have been told time and time again, by sages across the world, that rushing through life is not very smart.

If you must be in a hurry, then let it be according to the old adage, and hasten slowly. ~Saint Vincent de Paul

Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him. ~Lord Chesterfield

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. ~Søren Kierkegaard

Once you stop rushing through life, you will be amazed how much more life you have time for. ~Author Unknown

Mastering LinkedIn is not a Race

Pace yourself, this is how we create real success in life, how we enjoy what we do and how we learn from the time we invest in important tasks. Therefore, pace yourself when building our LinkedIn Profile, Network and Reputation.

Dedicate and set aside time to the process. Put it on your Calendar and don’t let anyone interrupt this work.

There are no authorities, moderators or analysts eagerly awaiting you to complete these activities. You are the judge of your pace doing this work, no one else.

Ah, yes, my social life — a series of encounters where we briefly debate who is in the greater rush. ~Robert Brault

Mastering LinkedIn is not a race, it’s a deliberate thought out process. Take your time, do it right and reap the rewards.

If I can help you in any way, let’s talk  – or 336-283-6121

One reply on “Mastering LinkedIn Is Not a Race, It Takes Time”

Hi, Teddy. Good to get your blog today. I’m now in Richmond, VA after relocating last month from Greensboro. Hope you’re doing well. This job searching world has certainly changed in the past seven years! Not much fun doing everything online. I did join the local SHRM chapter, which has over 1100 members! Feel free to keep in touch.

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