Why Social Media Needs HONESTY!

I HAVEN’T BEEN FULLY HONEST…šŸ‘

On Social Media, you can be whoever you want!

šŸ’» By day you can be a Social Media Influencer. By night you’re working 2 jobs to make ends meet.

šŸ’» By day you can be an viral sensation. By night you’re a person who has no idea what to do with their life.

šŸ’» By day you can create angry rant videos. By night you wouldn’t so much as raise your hand to swat a fly.

Online you can be a very different person than who you actually are in reality. Online you’re able to put out only what you want others to see, for better or for worse. šŸ”Ž

I’M NOT BEING FULLY HONEST EITHER…šŸ‘

Like so many, I like to share the BEST parts of me and my life online. I love to inspire, to encourage people to think deeper, to provide an empowering social media space which others can see on a daily basis. I share what I believe will make someone’s day, somehow somewhere. Overall, I share the very best of what I believe will benefit others. šŸ˜Š

But when you look past the branding parts of me: past my modeling photos (like the one here), past my lengthy stories, past my traveling ventures, past my clickbait titles (like the one I literally just did above)…

āœ… I’m still just another emotional human being.

āœ… I still have problems just like anyone else.

āœ… I still don’t always know exactly what I’m doing.

āœ… I still make plenty of mistakes and have moments of self-doubt.

āœ… I still play “the Game” to building an online social media presence so my mission will spread to a global level.

I’m not here to be fake. I’m here to be honest with you. I’m honest with you in that I don’t always share all there is to know about me. I’m honest in that I’m perfectly imperfect, that I’m still figuring things out, and that any online Influencer who acts like they have it completely together is either in the small 1% or is lying to themselves and everyone else. Some may say this openness makes me a bad leader to follow. I absolutely disagree. A true leader can acknowledge his flaws and the limitations of social media without shame. šŸ‘

The fault with many people not seeing this is we’re more inclined to idolize and assume someone or something online has ALL the answers to life’s problems. We may blindly follow someone because of their online status. But they honestly don’t know everything, as much as they may portray themselves that way. I’m even saying to not blindly agree with everything I say either! Question it, think about it, and see if it works for you. šŸ˜€

It’s easy to see another person online you’ve never met and place them on a pedestal. The Pedestal Effect happens to all of us. You see someone with 15,000 followers, you see how many Likes they have on their posts, you see how many comments they get. Hell, I experienced it yesterday! It’s the appeal-to-authority we all can easily fall into, assume someone who is popular online also knows what’s best for the world. šŸ‘¤

Why am I so honest about this? Because the ones with the most influence are the ones others will be placing the most trust in. I don’t take what I’m doing lightly. I feel a big responsibility.

šŸ“Œ I don’t want to see future generations influenced by someone’s ignorance simply because they’re popular on social media.

šŸ“Œ I don’t want to see kids being influenced to believe buying someone’s merchandise is the only way to long-term fulfillment and happiness.

šŸ“Œ I don’t want to see people influenced to believe potentially dangerous advice from individuals who have not weighed the long-term consequences to the things they preach.

I don’t say these to dwell on other people. It is a part of what drives me to share the information and experiences I know with the world.

There’s one thing I can GUARANTEE you though: all these Influencers, no matter how high you may place them “above” you, have something they can definitely learn from YOU too, skills that have nothing to do with social media, marketing, and business. “Every man is in some way my superior, and in that I learn from him.” šŸ˜Š

Anyways…here’s another modeling photo for the branding again! ā¤ļø #TranscendLabels

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3 thoughts on “Why Social Media Needs HONESTY!

  1. Thank you so much for your honesty because this is so true! Most of us write how we yearn to be. I also like to write and most times my motivation is for ms though some might think not.

    1. Thanks for sharing! Honesty and authenticity is key. By no means am I perfect either, but it’s always a work in progress to show the human in me online. šŸ™‚

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