I mean, how can you be really real AND inspire people at the same time? Because, duh, sometimes, real life is ugly and doesn’t fit into your neatly curated brand.
Pssst…the above image: not a real moment of me in my kitchen.
My social media exploits are focused on getting my personal message of health and wellness out into the world: convincing (coaxing) the “mainstream” to adopt more healthy habits. I take my job seriously so I try to show healthy in the best light possible. That leaves me with a pretty feed that I love to look at…but ignores the “uglier” bits that also make up my real life.
No matter what you use social media for, you know all too well what I’m talking about. We’re all showing off our highlight reels; our curated lives/recipes/bodies/houses/fill-in-the-blank and therefore measuring ourselves and our choices against an unrealistic yardstick.
So, this business of being real – really real – is something I think about a lot. In fact, I talk about it every chance I get amongst friends, but never publicly. Until now.
To listen to my conversation with Richard Crouse on his Talk Radio Show click here!
I have to admit, as excited as I was to talk about all that, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel somewhat exposed and vulnerable. And, as you heard, I’m still figuring it all out.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on being real on social media or any of the other stuff we talked about it. Comment below or hit me up on instagram, twitter or facebook!