New Series Alert: ‘Authentically Social Spotlight’ 

I’m a firm believer that the more authentic you are on social media, the better results you will see. My hope is that the stories I share with you over the next few months will make a believer out of you, too. These stories will include principles from my upcoming book, Authentically Social,  something I’m very excited to share with you when it launches in just a few months. 

This first story perfectly encapsulates the essence of being authentically social. In a recent encounter, my friend Joe reminds us all of the power of genuine appreciation. 

Tune in and watch Episode 01: Showing Appreciation to hear the full story ⤵️

As you heard in the video, Joe’s story unfolded after reconnecting with his mentor, Ralph Nichols. Feeling inspired by their meeting, Joe took a moment to express his gratitude on LinkedIn. He shared a heartfelt post, asking how Ralph had impacted the lives of others. The response was overwhelming—hundreds of people chimed in, sharing their stories of admiration and respect for Ralph. It was a beautiful reminder of the profound impact one person can have on so many lives.

This story highlights a fundamental aspect of authentic social engagement: showing appreciation for others.

Authentic Action: 

  • How can you show appreciation this week on social media? 
  • Tag the person or people you are acknowledging and, like Joe, give others the opportunity to share their gratitude. 
  • Feel good in knowing you made someone feel special. 

That’s it for now, but more stories are on their way soon! 

Keep striving to be Authentically Social, and I may highlight you in a future spotlight! 



In a world cluttered with curated content and polished posts, Authentically Social is your ticket to breaking free from the facade and building a real connection with your digital audience.