I’m an influencer.
Have you said it yet? In public? Online? On Facebook and Instagram?
"I’m an influencer” is an empowering statement that, to many small business owners whose business is based on you - it feels like a grandiose and bragging statement. It's somewhat uncomfortable and becomes a hidden block that prevents you from gaining the visibility you need in order to make your business or blog successful.
Even when backed by a life of experience, training, certifications, and accomplishments, this self-promoted term feels a bit pompous and unjustified, as our human brains naturally work to silently sabotage our confidence. It's those moments when you find yourself focusing attention on others who seem to be more successful, have herds of followers and raving fans - that;s when you silently steal your own once confident belief in yourself. It happens to the best of us, even to the most accomplished professional.