“Being willing to take up space online”
I listened to this phrase on a podcast some days ago and I thought it is so clever!!! When I talk to business owners or professionals about personal branding, I often hear how they don’t want to be too personal on social media, how it makes them feel uncomfortable. And I get it, sometimes we feel too exposed out there and this is so new and has grown so fast that we haven’t really been able to learn how to introduce it into our lives without feeling it’s too disruptive.
The thing is, if we want to get the benefits that social media can bring to our careers and businesses, then we have to learn how to be visible and connect there.
When we feel uncomfortable, we can remember what it feels to be on the receiving end of somebody else sharing online. Did I get help? Did I get reassurance of something I believe? Did I feel understood and connected? Did I feel seen?
If I felt that way thanks to somebody else’s content, then maybe someone out there will solve a problem, feel seen, or get just the help they need when I get out there and claim a space online for myself and my message.
So, how do you feel about being visible? Are you ready to claim a spot for you and your message?
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