How many would close a business because it’s going too well? Hardly, however there are some things more important than popularity.
For me it’s the validation of authenticity and no one can answer that but ourselves.
There is nothing I hate worse than forever talking about yesterday’s victories, we must be current in our victories if we are to survive and thrive.
After seven years of social media, I switched it off, deleted all contacts and vanished off the virtual grid to rebuild, reignite and sharpen my real world experience (Basically getting my creative voice back)
I originally started my social media platform about ten years ago to widen my circle of influence, continuing to make a difference to the next generation, helping them to be creative as they find their voice.
It’s hard to admit but there are seasons in life where our voice can fade and we find ourselves just going through the motions. No matter how large the platform grew and the opportunities presented to me, I felt my voice fading. While my public life was increasing, my soul was dying leading up to my two year sabbatical from all things virtual.
Being popular doesn’t always equate to making an impact.
I’d gone through a similar experience twenty years earlier as a speaker travelling extensively around the world doing seminars three weeks out of a month. The continual stage work blurred my reality and it was time to settle for a season to get my voice back.
Over the last two years I went back to basics rediscovering why I do what I do and why should I share it with others?
The fact is, I do what I do off the stage or grid and have done for decades. I live it, breathe it and am compelled to live a full life and all social media does is allow others a small Porthole into a very real life.
Recently I felt to come back to the social media platform and hopefully my fresh creativity will have an even greater reach influencing the next generation to find their voice and meaning.
Rebuilding a new platform is half the fun as you ask yourself “Do I still have something to say that can influence another person to seek out a better life for themselves?”
I think the answer is yes.
Your story matters also, so let’s get your voice out there influencing the next generation to live a full life.
Smart City Perth will be part of my new platform to help others succeed and build an authentic life that can change the world.