Have you ever felt like a fraud or that you don’t measure up?
Today I’m calling “bullshit” Who’s with me?
This week I ran my first live webinar. I loved it and I know that those who participated received value from it. I wrote the content for the webinar “10 Soul Strategies to Kick Procrastination” in November 2016. So why did I procrastinate for nearly 8 months to bring this content to my tribe?
If I’m really honest, over the last few months I have felt myself a fraud, that I didn’t measure up. I had a sinking feeling in the pit of my gut, a hopelessness, a uselessness. I was struck down by comparisonitis and crippled by the thought that I had to do this the way I see others do it in social media.
I felt invisible in such a noisy social media world and a little bit sickened by the empty promises of “learn how to generate 6 figures in 5 months” hype. I saw authenticity being pedaled as the latest “must have” in the most inauthentic ways.
What I fell victim to and I know I am not alone in this was allowing social media to influence my own measure of value and success. Quick Fix business schemes are marketed in a way the hyper creates an artificial sense of what success is.
The reality is that the majority of small businesses take a minimum of 2 to 3 years to really hit their stride.
So I called “bullshit” on the social media hype that I was buying into…
Dont follow me to be followed back!
Dont sell me your magic formula that you still haven’t proven to yourself works yet
Dont sell me your Uber successful launch strategy that you are trying out for the first time on me, that was sold to you by someone else who got it from someone else!
SHOW ME WHO YOU ARE
Show me your soft underbelly, your journey, your darkness, your failures
Show me all the things you don’t want me to see, show me your soul, your integrity, your values
My biggest takeaway from the last few months is that I am comfortable building my business in the same way I like to cook food…Slowly, I am savouring the journey.
And that all the aspirational marketing hype drew me in for a reason. It speaks to the part of me who has success in her soul, who knows her time is coming and is preparing for the shoes that currently feel too big for her to fill.
This is my invitation to be who I am, to do it my way and to grow my business in a way that feeds me, and is in alignment with my values. To stand in my own integrity and be my own version of authentic.
And I invite you to do the same and I just know the world will love you exactly as you are!
Have you felt affected by all the social media hype too? I’d love to hear about it, feel free to share in the comments below. If you feel like you’d like to connect I’d love to invite you for a a free clarity call with me here or visit my website here