“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we can fear less” – Marie Curie
Every Friday we list all of our successes in my new coaching community.
This week, Life, I felt I had none to share.
As I struggle to make social media work in my favour, everything I do turns around to slap me in the face. It’s gotten to a point where Facebook is starting to feel eerily like my high school: no matter how hard I try to fit in, I simply don’t.
In high school I would try to copy “normal” others so they would like me (or at least leave me be), yet the results were a saddening divide in attention received: where they would be showered with positivity, I’d find myself a lonely 180 degrees away from that exposure.
Social media in general leaves me with a bitter taste in my mouth and a headache to accompany my frustrations. I honestly don’t see the appeal of it, yet I realise I need it to grow a successful business.
As I shared my issues on my community’s page, several advises were given. All very well-meant, none very well-useful…
(If I state I hate social media, I think the worst thing to advise me is to “try Instagram.” I could be wrong, but I don’t think that’ll fix it)
Eventually, my business coach replied: “There are other marketing ways to explore which we’ll dig into soon. For now, take some time away from social media so as to not raise an aversion to it.”
That reminded me of something else, Life: my tendency to move too fast, skipping a few steps along the way.
Maybe I am different than most others, but if you taught me anything, Life, I know that when I do find my way, there’s no stopping me!
And that is my biggest success this week.