Be Mindful of Your Own Privacy

Did I tell you that I had a “super fan” earlier this year? Well, I am going to call him a “super fan.” Campus police (and Chris Wooten) described him very differently.

My “fan” found me on social media, and figured out how to find me in the classroom (twice). In the end, everything worked out okay. Again, I don’t think I was ever in danger, but it reminded me how incredibly vulnerable we are as we teeter between our “virtual lives” and our “real lives.”

So often, we are encouraged to be in front of the camera and share snippets of ourselves and our lives with our followers. We engage with everyone because that is what the experts advise us to do to sell more services. But, we also need to set some boundaries — virtually and in real life. We are human beings (not Sims Characters), and we should feel comfortable not sharing EVERY detail about the world we inhabit in real life. So, consider removing the geotag from your photos. Think twice before sharing the name of your children or the school where your children attend. And, consider delaying the time of a post that shares your current location — everyone doesn’t need to know exactly where you are at the exact moment you are there. These are simple steps that most of us already know, but I had to remind myself of these tips recently. So I encourage you to seek out additional security tips for your social media plan.

Gaining business is good, but your well-being should always come first. 🦉♥️

Love and Soul Always, Kawania

Photo: Renee Hollingshead Photography

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Hey there trailblazer!

I’m Kawania (kuh won nee ah) and I own and lead two successful businesses in the creative industry.

When I started Howerton+Wooten Events in 2007, I found myself “googling” a bunch of business questions that aren’t always discussed in business books. You know what I’m talking about, right?!? Those “start up” challenges that keep you up until the wee hours in the morning.

Believe me, I’ve been there — That’s why I launched this blog. To provide you with a resource you can reference with those “middle of the night” questions as you launch, run and scale your own successful (and sustainable) business. There’s lots of information in this blog, so bookmark it and hit me up if you have any questions. We all need a little guidance every now and then, right? Take care friend. Keep shining!

Love and Soul Always, Kawania

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