I want us to have a filter.
And it’s only one question.
I know some things are complicated.
There are certain things that we just have to do in our life.
But the truth is that list is shorter than it seems.
If you’re a parent, maybe that big to-do is feeding your child. And honestly, that may be it.
We may be making choices based on trade-offs that are beyond our control in a way that we don't love.
But we are still choosing to go to the job or to post online or to do the thing.
Whatever is on our list may leave us feeling like we HAVE to do it. I think it can be really helpful to reframe it with the truth that it’s a choice.
Maybe we wish we had different choices, but we’re still choosing to do it.
And paradoxically, it’s one of the things that has made working with social media and working online feel so much more liberating for me personally.
It's a choice to share my life online. It's a choice to be running my own business. It's a choice to be inviting people into my life in this way.
And at any moment. I can choose where I want to put a wall up, where I want to take a break, and where I want to lean in and go even deeper.
Every piece of it I can choose to do differently and that feels so much more liberating.
I can choose to be more strategic. I can choose to be more relaxed. I can choose it in all these different ways.
For me, posting on social media is a window into who I am, what I'm doing, where I’m at in my life and business.
But these snippets into my life and how I'm thinking about things has been the perfect invitation for people to feel intimacy with me. Maybe this is how you and I connected too.
This is what has allowed me to make most of my sales from social media in some way, shape, or form. A lot of my clients come from Instagram and Facebook. And even if they haven’t purchased directly from one of those platforms, they were able to build rapport with me through those channels.
And I am really grateful for it.
It feels like a way to reconnect over and over again to what is actually going on in my head, heart, and business. What feels fun about my life or what is hard about my life at any given moment. I share those too, usually showing how I’m moving through the hard stuff.
And honestly, it's usually a picture of me in the bathtub.
One of the things that I want us to really take away is to dive into narratives we may be unconsciously buying into. Not only those stories we tell ourselves about what we have to do.
But even about social media. You hear how social media is fake, or it's annoying, or people are lying about their life and it feels sleazy. Maybe you hear that people just don’t want to do it anymore.
Whether you really feel that is true or you're just hearing it a lot.
I want us to go ahead and imagine that we're setting those narratives aside and remember that it doesn't really have anything to do with us.