Tough question. I see so many news stories each day that I feel like I’m blind to it all. My approach to most things is very practical so I don’t get alarmed. I’m not blasé about things either, I’m just very much in touch with the fact that there are things I can control and things that I can’t. Plus, the one thing I can control, without exception, is my response to a situation. ‘Respond, don’t react’ is a mantra of mine!
I don’t celebrate the news either! Although I do get excited when I can learn something new or get an opinion together before anyone else does. Like the potential TikTok/Oracle/Walmart deal for example. Right from the word go back in the spring I had been reading into the rise of TikTok and dropping opinions on social media about what I saw the future of the platform would be, potential bans in the US and other countries and what that might all mean. Sad as it sounds, it gives me a thrill being able to put this stuff together in my head and make predictions or have an opinion. People want to stay in the loop on the social media marketing front and hear my take on these things from a business perspective. The reality is it doesn’t matter if I’m right or wrong. I like that it’s a topic that doesn’t impact the world – lives won’t end because of it.