After all, attracting and closing on new business or being contacted about a job happens on the LinkedIn platform.
However, we are social animals and personal relationships are a must.
For a few years I had been annoyed by two of my supposed friends on Facebook.
One challenged what I asserted in posts as if we were in Contracts 101 in law school.
Another was preoccupied with her own stuff and never took a peek at mine.
So, I took action. No need for needless upset. I unfriended them.
Both noticed. They got through on Facebook messenger, before I blocked that too. Once I shut that down, they went 20th century and phoned me.
No, I didn't cave. Instead, thanks to all that assertiveness training for women during the second wave of feminism, I kept the conversation focused on what I perceived, not how awful they were. They sounded stunned.
The takeaway from this may well be: We can and should manage our personal relationship with the same confidence we do our professional ones. Among the latter, those which are dead weight are quickly banished from our golden circle of contacts.
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