You have a message to share with the world. And you’re taking steps to get it out—writing your book, creating a business, building an email list, being active on social media.
You’re harboring a deep-seated fear of having all those efforts actually pay off. You want to make a difference in the world but… do you really have to be a celebrity to do that?
Friend, I’m with you.
For every time when I’m like:
I’m so SICK of being invisible! I’m awesome. My work is awesome! My message matters. I TOTALLY should be serving more clients, having more interviews, and being Out There more! I’m going to be more visible! Post more. More videos. More emails! More! More!
There’s an equal day that says:
Oh look… my comfy sweatshirt. I don’t want to get out there today—it’s too hard, takes too much time, doesn’t yield results, and I *might* have to comb my hair and put on makeup. I think I’ll hide behind my computer instead.
Being visible is scary. It means that you’re out there in a place where you CAN be judged. (It doesn’t mean you WILL be judged. It just means you COULD be judged!)
So what do you do?
1. Remember your message.
Every time I want to stay in quiet anonymity, I remember MY message:
To help my authors share their messages so that they can be a positive impact on the world.
How can I do that if I’m hiding? So I think about you, my friend, and that if I’m invisible to you, you’re invisible to who needs YOU the most.
2. You’re not as big of a deal as you think.
We’re a big deal to ourselves and we’re a big deal to those closest to us. We want to make a Big Impact on the people we’re meant to serve.
But how many people IS that really?
100? 1,000? 50,000? 250,000?
There are BILLIONS of people on the planet. And the biggest influencers I personally know (not the “celebrities I’m guessing about) have an honest-to-God reach of well under a million people.
Be a HUGE deal to the people to whom you can impact… and forget the rest.