There is no denying it; our world is highly judgmental. We do not take a second to judge the person in front of us regardless of whether we even know his/her name. The sad part is that we let people influence our self worth through this. We are more worried about what other people think of us and how good they believe we are when we measure our self worth. This is rampant on social media. That is why we create a “better” image of ourselves online.
Every online business requires a social media presence today. Social media for small business is the best way to reach out to a wide audience with ease. However, when we look at these platforms personally, we work a little too hard to create an image of ourselves that people will like. Unfortunately, that’s not who we are. We get so lost in the fake image created online that we let it affect us and our online business suffers as a result because we care too much about what people on social media have to say. This has a greater impact when you are facing challenges in business planning already. You turn to social media for approval and when you don’t find it, your self worth takes a direct hit.
Here are tips to help you detach self worth and social media:
Be Genuine on Social Media
Be who you are. There is no need for you to create a better, enhanced version of yourself on social media. Look at these platforms as channels that will help the world know how worthy you are offline. In other words, look at the social media sites as an extension of your offline life. This holds true not just personally but also while speaking about your online business. Do not create a false image or yourself or your business.
Also, keep in mind that social media is only a small part of your life. It is not your life.
We have this horrible habit of comparing our lives with others’ lives. As the saying goes, the grass is always greener on the other side. The truth is that we all have challenges and it is how we deal with these challenges that should define our self worth. If you let someone else’s quality of life influence you, you are doing it wrong.
Also, you have no idea what challenges other people are going through. Social media doesn’t work like that.
Comparing yourself is absolutely wrong. Evaluating yourself is what you should do. Be honest and ask yourself questions about your life. Are you happy with your accomplishments? Are you proud of your achievements? Have you lived up to your own expectations by far? When you look at how things are going are you positive that you will be progressive? The answers to these questions should define your self worth, not social media.
Network With The Right People
The people around you should help you value yourself more. They should help you increase your worth. Simple.
Social media is not who you are or what your online business is. Don’t let it ruin your confidence and business leadership skills.
Social media should be a reflection of who you are rather than being the reason why you lose confidence and self esteem. Do not rely on it to boost your self esteem because it is only an extension of your real life.