Ok. Let’s talk Social Media. (aka… the BANE of my existence).
I’m once again BORED of it.
To clarify, I’m not bored of seeing other people’s posts. I’m bored of my own posts.
I feel like I try so hard to come off a certain way (tbh, I’m overcompensating because we aren’t hanging out in person, so it’s hard to come across any sort of way, let alone a certain way).
But then I look back on my videos and posts, and I literally don’t recognize who that person is.
I sort of hate her.
Because she isn’t AUTHENTIC.
You can tell when someone is trying too hard, and y’all, I AM TRYING TOO HARD.
What’s a creative boss babe to do?
Whenever I think of “pivot” it takes me back to 2-a-days practice for Volleyball in high school. (Girl, you’re looking at the varsity captain of the most beautifully misfit volleyball team Blake High School ever had!
We used to do this drill where we’d run in one direction, then the coach would purposefully toss the ball the other way, so we’d have to pivot to get to the ball in time to bump it back up in the air.
In other words — change directions and COMMIT entirely to reaching that ball.
I feel like in the past when I’ve tried pivoting in my business, I’m really wishy-washy about it. I try a few new posts, they may or may not work, I sort of fade away for awhile…
But just as with Volleyball, you need to COMMIT entirely to that new direction, or no matter what you do, you will never get to the ball before it hits the ground.
GO BACK TO THE BASICS
Social Media is overwhelming, complicated, and time consuming.
There. I said it. WHOSE WITH ME!? *crowd goes wild*
One of the major things I teach in Bodie & Ryan Co.’s creative community is when things get shaky, overwhelming, stressful, or uncomfortable — go back to your basics.
Take a deep breath. Then realign with who you are, your strengths, your heart, and your mind.
So who are you? What are your strengths? What brings you joy? And what are some thoughts/opinions you talk to yourself about while you’re driving alone daydreaming about how fun it will be to be super successful?
Oh, hey. Yea, that girl? That’s the authentic you.
And remember — the authentic you is the version of you the world wants to know!
CONCENTRATE ON WHAT BRINGS YOU JOY
I think it’s super easy to claim that social media has become internet CLUTTER. Gary Vee and Jasmine Star and all the other social gurus push for you to post as MUCH as possible every day, because it’s important to get visibility and attention on your brand.
It’s true. The biggest personal-brands post a lot.
They also have massive teams of people who film, edit, and create that content for them.
Idk about you, but I’m an introvert. I don’t have a team of content creators working for me. I hardly ever know what to say off the cuff, because I don’t like small talk. And every time I post or share, I feel like I’m giving away just a tiny little piece of my heart to the world.
It can become draining to do that 10x times a day.
So let’s just take my current-favorite-minimalist, Marie Kondo, and spark some joy in social media!
Honestly, posting on social media just to have content out there does not bring me joy.
Phew! That feels good to say out loud!
So, going from there, her first step is to imagine the life you want to live, and then every choice you make after that is a choice towards that life.
Aka… imagine the social media presence you want to live, and then every post you choose to post after that is a choice towards that social media presence.
It’s less about quantity — and more about quality.
How do you feel about social media lately? Will you be trying any of these ideas?
Let me know down in the comments!
<3 Maggie Ann