I’ve always preached “you do you boo”.
But in this crazy online world, that’s not as easy as it may seem. If you’re also involved with the internet, you know how difficult it is to not pay attention to those who’ve “made it”.
She has 1M followers.
He made 1M dollars in sales.
She has 1M e-mails on her list.
And so on.
So what is the normal human reaction to all of this?
To STUDY them & dissect each and every one of their power moves.
I try to reach a conclusion on how this person got to where they are.
“Oh, they are SO extroverted. They went to THIS school. Also, they got a lucky break in 2008. Ooo they post 3 times a day at THESE times. Of course they have opt-in forms to sell their shit on EVERY page.”
You know what I’m talking about. It’s normal. We want to see how others succeed so that we can also try their strategies in our own little world.
I’ve been a victim of this. And I recently realized how much time and energy I exerted uselessly because, at the end of the day, THEY are not ME.
I can literally copy every single tactic and strategy that works for someone I admire and have it fall completely flat for me.
Because I’m not being authentic to myself. I’m not following my internal compass. I’m just copying a “best practice” from a self-made “expert” that might not know what truly works for them either.
Yet there I was doing what they were, even though deep inside it didn’t feel right.
It didn’t feel right for me to plaster opt-in forms all over my website.
I didn’t want to use all 10 social media platforms.
I wanted to showcase my social media links on my website.
These are all things I heard or read from thought leaders on what to do and what not to do. And I tried them all. Even though they went against my own line of thinking.
So I decided to write a blog post on what it means to be authentic in the online world. I’m privileged to say that it was published on LimitBreaker’s website.
If you too struggle with being authentic, please read the blog post and let me know what you think.
It’s only when we truly sit down with ourselves and have an honest talk that we realize what we have to do to be authentic. Don’t be scared to follow your own truth, I promise it will lead you to a much better place (this works outside of the internet world as well).
Until next time <3