"To influence someone, you have to already be influences"
- Tony Robbins
I posted about this today on my stories because I feel the term "influencer" is thrown around far too often in today's social media world.
I have such a negative feeling towards the word being used in this way, because I don't feel you can call yourself an "influencer" just because you have thousands of followers.
I personally don't see myself as an "influencer" ... I prefer to see myself as someone who can offer others a gift through my personal experiences, insights and knowledge.
To me, an real influencer is someone who sparks in others a desire to be a better person than they already are.
In order to do this, you have to be able to look deep within yourself, see all the underlying demons and fears and confidently say you are ok. You accept yourself for who you and are able to change the things you don't like in order to be better.
Unless you have done this work on yourself, you're unable to help anyone else.
Like they say on the aeroplane, "put your own mask on before helping others" ... because if you don't take care of you, how can you serve others.
Don't try to project someone your not, because sooner or later, people will figure it out.
Like Abraham Lincoln says "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." Just be you!!!