In this age of Social Media, “Comparanoia” is a “thing!”
Social Media has unleashed “Comparanoia”. We scroll instagram and compare ourselves to others, especially when it comes to appearance.
Then, there is “Imposter Syndrome!” Does that ring a bell with you?
Imposter Syndrome is defined as a “collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident evidence of success.”
When was the last time you questioned your ability or authority due to Imposter Syndrome?
Maybe you felt like a fake, a phony, or a fraud – filled with self doubt and worried you would be “Found Out.”
Over 90% of women struggle with a Negative Body Image. It’s not just limited to women as nearly 90% of college males also indicate dissatisfaction with their bodies.
Social Media has made things worse as we scroll and compare constantly.
I’ve coached on business since 2005, Social Media since 2008, and found a common theme: A Negative body image can derail us in all aspects of life and business. In 2014 I got my Life coach certification to develop body confidence coaching.
I coach on re-programming thoughts, feelings and beliefs around appearance so my clients show up confident, capable and comfortable from the boardroom to the bedroom.
I have a new video series on Confidence…and while that may not sound like it is totally in alignment with what I have shared here, you’ll find that it is.
(I love that word…because...and the reason is BECAUSE it typically gets people to lean in….because WHAT!?!?!? We want to know… did you lean in, or click delete?)
Seriously, BECAUSE, thoughts drive everything. They create our feelings, which drive our actions, which create our results.
As I have been coaching leaders and entrepreneurs on business and Social Media, I noticed something…
The recurring theme that held so many people back was “putting themselves out there on Social Media…”
In a way that REALLY would build their business. Attract their tribe.
And, do so in a way that wasn’t “selling.”
Wasn’t out of alignment with their goals and values…
They didn’t have an issue posting cute cat and dog videos.
Or sharing funny memes and stuff.
But, some definite hesitations came up…
Defined in terms like –
“Who would listen to me…. I feel unworthy… my stuff is (I’m) not good enough… Everyone else has the perfect life, so why would I share out there….Anxiety and Comparanoia….”
It ultimately comes down to thoughts, feelings and actions.
If you are so inclined, see if it speaks to you!