I’m not successful and I know why! And you’re not successful either, so let’s talk about it. I’ve been a blogger for NINE years, NINE! You’d think, within two years, I should be riding high on that sweet delicious blog money! I should have all the high-dollar collabs, photos popping, getting sent out to amazing destinations, and not giving the sad face to my skeptical bank account. But, in my new quest to get ONE MILLION FOLLOWERS I realized my behaviors have definitely stopped me from being farther in the game than I should be. And, because I want to help you do better in your endeavors, I thought I’d bring you along for the ride. Here’s the FIVE reasons why I’m not successful:
I’ve declared that I want one million followers. How is this gonna happen? Why am I making this declaration? I guess we can call this a continuation of last week’s motivation post, “Don’t Be Afraid to be Famous”. This week, I want to encourage you to speak the impossible over your life.
On Sunday, I was sitting in my rented townhouse, looking at my messy bedroom, while tapping back & forth between social media sites. I watched some of my fave youtubers, read some of my fave blogs, and looked at fashion shows featuring clothes I can’t currently afford and/or fit in. I was shook. It seems like everyone is doing better than me.
I know that’s not true. I know there’s so many peaks and valleys behind each beautiful photo and exciting video. There’s the fight with social media alogorithms, there’s ‘haters’, there’s self-sabotage, there’s ALOT of fear, and there’s just pure laziness And the goal seems so out of reach!
The Beyonce’s, Oprah’s, and pretty bloggers of the world make it look easy, when you KNOW it was hard. Over time, I realized … we aren’t any different than our fave celebrity or influencer (or lady that works down the hall who got the promotion over you), they just believed the impossible, walked through FEAR, and they worked harder than most.
So what’s your impossible? What seems so out of reach that you laugh at the thought of having it? I’m not talking about the give me a unicorn and a private island thoughts. I’m talking about, using your skills, interests, and talents, and turning them into something amazing. Who’s number one in your field? You want that top spot? What’s holding you back?
I’m a writer. That’s why I started this blog. I love words. I love telling stories. I love crafting content. Next, I love STYLE! Not just fashion but STYLE! I love to see someone who understands their look and has the confidence to flaunt it. Lastly, I love to motivate people. I truly believe the world is big enough for us to have want we need. You can be in the top ten. You can be an influencer in your field.
So, I want a million followers. Combined. I have an Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, TWO twitter accounts, Tumblr, and Youtube. This year, combined, I want to reach ONE MILLION FOLLOWERS. I’m speaking this declaration over my life because I know I have the talent, education, and savvy, to make it happen. No, I may not be the prettiest girl in the room, and I sure ain’t the richest, but I have the tools.
Guess what, you have the tools too! In the comment section, DECLARE YOUR IMPOSSOBLE. Wanna be the number one sales person in your company? Declare it. Wanna get 1000 views on your video? Declare it? Wanna be the mom who gets the kids to school, ON TIME, each morning? You got it!
I’m obsessed with podcasts! I listen to no more than 10 a week on a regular basis. So, when the team at the ‘Mirror, Mirror‘ podcast asked me to be on their show I was SO hype! I said, “yes!”, immediately!
The Mirror, Mirror Podcast is: “A weekly podcast about the beauty routines and philosophies of remarkable women from all walks of life.” The team, Jessie (the host) and Allison (the producer), reside in Nashville. Their goal is to get women to share that one thing that ties us together, our beauty routines! It’s nothing like asking a woman, “what do you use in the morning?” to get her to tell you her life story. Like, there’s a reason I drink Apple Cider Vinegar every day; let me tell you my journey! Lol!
Oh yeah, and Allison got me to spill the beans on my life, why I blog, and my skincare routine! Above are some of my fave things to use to keep my skin looking FLAWLESS! Listen, you don’t take as many selfies as me, and not know a thing or two abt healthy skin! Wanna know why I get most of my products from the International Market? I talk about on Episode 15 of the Mirror, Mirror Podcast!
I tell a bunch of hilarous stories too! From the reason why I got into blogging and how I was a bootleg stylist when I attended undergrad! I know y’all are gonna love my episode and the Mirror, Mirror podcast! Put it in your download schedule, and tell me what you think!
|photos by Ashtin Page|