Hello! Welcome to Part 3 of my series on becoming an Influencer! In this series I’m going to give you all the behind the scenes info on how I’ve been able to start receiving products and services for free and how I’ve grown my social media presense on my chosen platform: Instagram!
If you’re new to this series, I encourage you to start at the beginning with my introduction, So You Wanna Be An Influencer. There I’ve asked readers to answer 5 important questions before moving forward and I’ve given a little of my backstory and why I’ve decided to start this series!
Still with me?? Yay! That means you already know the answer to question one we talked about last week and you’ve already been fantasizing about your great, big, beautiful future as an Influencer!
So, let’s talk about it: the best case scenario.
For me personally my best case scenario might be a little different than yours, or it might be very similar. No two journeys are the same and no one has the exact same goals as another person. Don’t feel bad or awkward or afraid to tell people what your dreams are. Just because they aren’t the same as someone else’s doesn’t mean they aren’t right for YOU.
My long term dream is to build my brand around doing exactly what I’m doing now: helping and motivating. My best case scenario is I continue writing, continue growing, and over time my voice and experiences will be respected enough that I can return to working as a freelance writer, then a correspondant, or guest speaker, and those opportunities will enable me to provide for my family in a monetary form, while still maintaining my relatively simple, private life.
Basically, I don’t want to be famous; I want to work. I want to be given the opportunities to work. I want my voice and experiences to be trusted. I want to carve out my own version of the American Dream: work hard, persevere, blaze your own trails. That’s my best case scenario.
I think it’s important that we pin these lofty goals to the vision boards in our minds because they serve as a constant reminder to get our butts out of bed and into our field of choice. For me that’s making sure I’m sending emails, answering emails, networking, collaborating, and working on my brand. It means dedicating time and money to this work. And when I get tired or worn down or discouraged, I need my best case scenario reminder.
So, what’s your best case scenario? I want you to write it down. Really. Writing things down is incredibly cathartic and powerful. Create a full blown vision board if you want to. Whatever works for you, just do it. And then remember it. From this point forward you have to understand that you’re going to face some obstacles and trials on the way to getting to where you’re going, but if you keep your mind on your best case scenario, you’ll be more likely to pull yourself up from the muck and mire of setbacks.
So your homework this week is to commit your best case scenario to memory. And then next week we’ll go to the other end of the spectrum and discusss…the worst case scenario. *queue ominous music*
Hang in there and I’ll see you again next week where we address question three!
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