“Are you on LinkedIn?” (5.26.2020)

When you think a new thought, Patricia Bokowski, entertain a new dream, or mentally choose a new goal, your thoughts “leave” you and go out — in every direction — to the farthest corners of the planet. They carry a life force all their own, like ripples created when a pebble is tossed into a pond.
You can’t change this, Patricia Bokowski, but you can totally use the heck out of it. 
Think good thoughts,  The Universe / “Are you on LinkedIn?”
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Patricia D. Bokowski – CEO & Founder – NineFrogs

“You only look crazy until it works, then you’re a genius!” – NineFrogs

Are you on LinkedIn?

Because, if you’re not.

You should be!

And I don’t care what you do.

You need to have a profile on LinkedIn.

I know. I know.

Now comes the part.

Where you say:

“But Patti, I’m a _____________

Why do I need to be on LinkedIn?”

Because you do, that’s why.

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Way back when.

Back when I was in the corporate world.

You know, my previous life.

Life before I became an Entrepreneur.

And started my own business.

I’ll be honest.

I never used LinkedIn.

Like, never.

I think I had like 200 connections.

Maybe?

Then one day.

That all changed.

My position was being eliminated.

In Cablevision’s Flight Department.

Where I had invested close to.

Ten years of my life.

Not to mention.

The sixteen years before that.

That I had invested there as well.

And now I was out.

Now, thirteen years later.

And I’m still shaking my head.

On that one.

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Anyway, in August of 2012.

I started my NineFrogs Image Consulting business.

And as much as I didn’t know what the hell I was doing?

One thing I knew.

Was that I wanted/needed.

To get my name.

And my business name.

OUT there!

Which brings us back to LinkedIn.

As mentioned, I already had a profile up.

Now, I just needed to ‘work’ it.

As they say!

So back in the day on LinkedIn.

They actually ranked you.

In your network.

And when I first started on it.

I ranked like #219 out of #225.

Then, the more connections I made.

The lower I was on the totem pole.

One day I checked.

And I was like #856.

Out of 1,000 connections.

That’s when I said to myself:

“I’m going to be in the top ten!”

I don’t remember how long I gave myself.

But it wasn’t that long.

And I worked that thing.

Day and night.

And, as the picture above shows.

I got to the #7 spot.

And for the record.

I have no f*cking clue.

How to use LinkedIn.

When I started.

None.

I taught myself.

Trial and error.

So you can see.

At this time.

I was working part time at TJMaxx.

I worked the jewelry counter.

And I loved it!

Anyway, back then.

LinkedIn also ranked you.

In whatever company you worked for.

And as you can see.

After a bit of time.

I finally ranked #1 on the TJMaxx list!

And I was #1 for over a year.

Now ask me if anyone at TJMaxx cared?

Not one!

The only person who thought it was cool.

Was one of the Assistant Managers named Gabe.

Otherwise, nothing.

But I thought it was cool.

And really.

That’s all that mattered.

Ok, so now you know my LinkedIn story.

Let’s get back to you and starting yours.

WHY should put up a profile on LinkedIn?

Because, it is a great way to:

Network.

Make new connections.

Find a new job.

Find a mentor.

Make friends.

Market your business.

Get information.

Find a gig.

And so much more!

Back to my story.

I knew when I started my business.

That a priority for me.

Was to expand my network on LinkedIn.

So, in May of 2015.

I came up with a marketing plan.

And then put it into action!

To make a very long story short.

I was working two part-time jobs at the time.

And due to the way The Universe works.

Was out at both of them.

Within a week.

My own doing on both.

To take on a full-time job for the summer.

But then, that didn’t work out.

So, here I was.

No jobs of any kind.

And so.

In May of 2015.

I decided.

The Universe is giving me a push.

To put my marketing plan into play.

Because, in case you’re new here.

My goal is to be internationally successful!

So, I decided years ago.

To use LinkedIn to help me do it.

And so far, so good.

Then in March of 2018.

I decided to take it a step further.

And opened a business page on LinkedIn.

Because it turns out.

I had actually opened one years before.

Only I never used it.

I basically just happened upon it one day.

And I thought, damn, I’m going to grow that as well.

My goal when I first started.

My NineFrogs LinkedIn business page in 2018.

Was to gain at least 5,000+ followers.

In the first year.

I’m happy to report.

I actually got over 10,000+ followers!

In one year’s time!

Not bad.

Jump to present day.

I have over 18,000+ followers on my business page.

And I have over 22,000+ followers on my personal page.

Which comes to roughly 40,000+ combined followers.

Not bad for a girl.

Who had NO idea how to use LinkedIn.

When she first started!

But, here’s the thing about LinkedIn.

You never know.

Who you could connect with?

You never know.

Where an opportunity can be waiting for you?

You never know what article?

Could lead to a change in your business?

Or, help land you a new job?

Maybe make a new connection?

And as I always say.

The more you put yourself out there.

The more you are giving The Universe.

Chances to give you opportunity!

And who doesn’t want more opportunities!

I don’t care if you are a:

Tattoo Artist.

Hair Stylist.

Nail Artist.

Construction Worker.

Truck Driver.

High school senior.

College student.

Actor.

Secretary.

Bank President.

Ballerina.

Baker.

Tap Dancer.

Writer.

Whatever your profession?

You NEED to have a profile on LinkedIn!

In business.

We talk a lot about.

Knocking on doors.

Well, having a profile on LinkedIn.

Is like knocking on doors.

Invisible doors on the internet.

Where you get to connect.

With a variety of people.

All sorts of doors.

With all sorts of people.

And it literally starts.

With a profile.

Lastly, I’m going to spotlight the concern.

I’ve heard many people speak of.

And that is posting.

Now, do you need to post on LinkedIn?

Absolutely not?

But is it a good idea?

Absolutely!

If you are just comfortable having your profile.

Up on LinkedIn.

Just hanging out.

Looking awesome.

That’s perfectly okay.

And maybe one day.

Down the road.

When you feel comfortable.

You’ll be up to posting.

But in the meantime.

Just have your profile.

With an awesome picture of YOU.

On your profile.

And you’re all set.

Are you on LinkedIn?

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Patricia D. Bokowski – CEO & Founder – NineFrogs

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Interested in working with me?

Awesome!

Shoot me an email today – pattib@ninefrogs.com!

That’s a wrap!

Talk soon,

Patricia <3 always

NineFrogs ~ People will stare. Make it worth their while!

“Are you on LinkedIn?”

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