Awesome day at VaynerMedia! Got to see my man in his natural habitat and meet with ~ in my opinion ~ the best digital content team in the world. 🙌 @teamgaryvee @garyvee @astirsid @kateelay @danyah.aossey @justinnovello Very excited to utilize all of their advice and feedback to come in 🔥 for you all in 2020 on Insta, YouTube, and RealPod!! #ILOVECONTENT
On the same note, anyone reading this who is interested in sharing their voice/ trying something new/ using their platform/ starting to advocate/ or wants to enhance their online presence, here are my two tips...
1️⃣ START. Just START. It’s not going to be perfect. It’s not going to be your best work. And it might not do well. 😂 I’m just being completely honest. When someone first told me that I was like, “ya ya... sure, but my first podcast episode will be perfect...” or “ya ok, but my first Vlog is gonna do well.” I was totally wrong. I spent so much time trying to make things perfect that I wasted a lot of it!! I’m not 100% obsessed with some of the things I’ve put out there, but each time I do it, I learn and can improve the next time around. ”If your first product is perfect, you’ve started too late.”
2️⃣ BE YOU! It’s so easy to see someone’s profile, see their content, read their words of wisdom, and want to copy them. DON’T. What you bring to the table and who you are at your core is what is going to separate you from the pack. When I think about where I want to be in five years, I honestly have no idea what it looks like! And not in a bad way, but just in a ‘I’m creating a completely different and original path for myself so I can’t even predict it’ way. I don’t say I want to be like “her,” or “him,” in 5 years because I truly want to try to do so many different things that I will create a role for myself that nobody else has.
So if you just start and stay true to yourself, I believe things will happen for you. 👊🏼