I posted last week on Facebook about why I share personal information about me online and you know what? It’s not about Facebook or social media, or even this newsletter. It’s about speaking my truth, being who I am and making myself authentically visible… and being a role model for other spiritual women entrepreneurs to find their voice so they can do the same.
So what’s stopping you? In the conversations I’ve had with hundreds of spiritual entrepreneurs.
3 of the Big Underlying Fears:
1. Fear of not being good enough.
2. Fear that people won’t like you or that you will be outcast or persecuted.
3. Fear of being “found out” as some sort of fraud.
The irony! If we let these fears rule us, here’s what happens…
What Happens if You DON’T Make Yourself Authentically Visible?
Your people can’t find you.
The few who find you aren’t in alignment with, and often don’t value, who you are and what you can really offer.
You end up underpricing your services.
You’re the unsung (and unpaid) hero/ine.
Or worse, you become known as a fraud. Ouch!
It is crucial that you become authentically visible in the marketplace if you want your business to succeed.
So why do I post personal stuff about me on Facebook, or in my newsletters or media interviews? Well, would you want to work with me if I was all bright, shiny and perfect?
Your willingness to be authentically vulnerable AND in your power makes you very attractive to your ideal clients. It helps your clients to see that you “get” them, and it helps them feel safe and secure while they transform as they work with you, or as they talk with you in a sales conversation.
So I’m not talking here about showing your tribe all the sordid details of your personal life. I’m talking about letting them have a real glimpse of what it’s like to overcome what you have and be where you are now, and to still have life happening in the middle of that.
This is why I don’t like that phrase “fake it till you make it”. Be REAL. Vision it till you make it.
My question to you is: What one thing about you could you share publicly that feels a little raw and would help your tribe to relate with you? What’s a little known fact about you that would help your ideal client to see that you’re not perfect and at the same time, you are really great at what you do? Go ahead and share here – I look forward to getting to know more about who you truly are. (:
P.S. If you want help with being authentically visible, get in touch with me here.
Brenda MacIntyre, Medicine Song Woman