What is my friend’s best way of sustaining LinkedIn “Follower” momentum: using Option Solving?

Your editor’s friend is trying to increase her LinkedIn “Followers,” although the venture works at trying to impose restrictions on networking. It seemed appropriate to examine other options for sustaining “follower” momentum. Option Solving is an optimum approach for doing that, so she was encouraged to take the first “question-move” toward finding an optimum solution.  

Her related question turned out to be as follows: “What is my friend’s best way to sustain LinkedIn “Follower” momentum; considering  LinkedIn 1)  facilitates connections with leader members , 2) imposes “unknown” weekly connect quotas, 3) is an optimum, universal forum, and 4) requires Premium fees for questionable extra benefit??It was appropriate to stick with only four considerations to reduce the complexity of any eventual decision, when the moment arrives: despite there being other possibilities out there.

She then proceeded to conjure-up two appropriate yin and yang “bookends”,as these would help keep her intuitive mind focused. Bookends such as these are vital for preventing our fertile intuitive minds from wandering and losing concentration. We are mostly unaware of how powerfully valuable but foot-loose our intuition can be unless we can keep it properly focused on such occasions.   

Two bookends that immediately came to her mind were: “Hold back for the time being”it will impede strong momentum;and “Push on with follower campaign regardless” likely to be banned. You will note the italicized detractors associated with these least likely options and so help to avoid shutting her other more realistic options out of consideration. Even so, these bookends will now again nudge her intuitive thinking into high gear – see ourLatest Worked Example.

It was then appropriate for her to come up with at least five new realistic options, although she ultimately came up with six after a decent amount of time. She was then positioned to pursue emotional distancing, which is a form of objective thinking, before making her choice sometime after that …perhaps after 2 hours, later in that day, or first thing the following morning. You can replace her proposed options with any of your own.

While they were all quite pertinent, she was now particularly drawn to – Option B: Take a week pause and resume on muted basis. Itseemed to offer the most immediate promise for building ongoing momentum. She can then always consider her other possibilities at a later date. However, this is such a crucial issue; she decided to pursue “Peel the Onion” to surface other potential solutions.

If you have an example of your own, please share it with this blogger, through the COMMENTS area or contact him at peter@ileadershipsolutions.com .  Thanks Option Solving. (NOTE: Our next posting will be in two week’s time: “Peel the Onion: What is my friend’s best way of sustaining LinkedIn Follower momentum?” Let’s have your COMMENTS or go to peter@ileadershipsolutions.com to connect with the blogger. Also consider buying the book: “Smart Decisions: Goodbye Problems, Hello Options” through amazon.com)


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