Gods were on social media Sri Krishna would certainly be well known for his brilliant communication skills and intelligence. He would ace the influencer game and wow the audience with his thought provoking and mischievous content. As a people person Krishna would get along with Gods of all religions and make an impact on the modern world. I can see him as the modern day life coach with an Instagram blue tick with million of followers around the world.
Krishna is a true spiritual guru and the most admired deities in Hinduism. He has the most unconventional story and life journey. He is worshiped as the eighth avatar of the God Vishnu. Krishna’s birthday is celebrated every year by Hindus on Krishna Janmashtmi. His life lessons in Mahabharat are enlightening.
If Krishna was a modern day storyteller and content maker what would he say-
“Sab Moh Maya hai. karm karo following ki chinta mat karo” 😁 and some more gyaan on how to tackle social media-
1. Believe in Karma. As bloggers, writers and content makers we often worry about the numbers. We obsess over the likes and comments, we scrutinize our work and often forget why we started our creative passions in the first place. So don’t look at the numbers. Do your karma and enjoy the process. Do your duty and be detached from its outcome. Do not be driven by the end product, enjoy the process of getting there.
2. There is always a cause or reason– You did not get that brand or collaboration? Your post did not get enough likes and views? When things don’t work out we sink into a deep ocean of disappointment. Always remember there is a reason for everything. Sometimes even if you do your best it may not work due to factors beyond your control. Don’t give up.
3. Mindfulness– Enjoy the present and don’t worry about the future. As a content maker you have to focus on today. Your state of mind reflects into your work.
4. Control your anger– If someone copies your content idea, does not give you credit for your work, plagiarize or wins by cheating or ignores you do not let it anger you. Stand up for yourself without anger and be fearless. Krishna explains in Bhagvad Gita how anger results into clouding our judgment. It destroys our intellect and ruins our focus.
5. Sacrifice– Success in life demands some sacrifice. You have to put in the hours, the effort and compromise on comfort. Don’t envy the content maker who is doing well. Admire their effort and learn from them. Healthy competition is good.
6. Humbleness or modesty-To cultivate genuine relationship with readers you have to be honest. Modesty in thoughts and actions is well received. Don’t let the number of followers, brand endorsements and collaborations go to your head. Offer help, guide and give back. Good karma always comes back in shout outs.
7. No job is small or big– Love what you do and be proud of your body of work. Don’t worry about what others say. We all have our unique style so embrace it and do what makes you happy. You can review brands, bake cakes, share activities or display your art.
8. Surround yourself with good friends- Company that you keep matters. Do not be friends with other content makers based on their popularity, numbers or achievements. All that glitters is not gold. Well wishers are the best supporters and they come in different forms. Be thankful.
Krishna is an unusual God—most unconventional, whether as an endearing cowherd or the astute charioteer in the Mahabharata ‘His mother is not his real mother, his beloved is not his wife…; his lovemaking is not really lovemaking; his war is not really war. There is always more than meets the eye. And so, only Krishna, of all the avatars, sports a smile, a mischievous, meaningful smile. There is always more than meets the eye, when Krishna is around.’ – Devdutt Pattanaik in an extract from his book, 7 Secrets of Vishnu