Let’s talk about haters & trolls. They’re the scariest part of the internet right? They can dim even the brightest of stars. I used to be TERRIFIED of getting haters, so much that I dulled my unique voice and opinions and became a bland copy of my vibrant self.
But UH OH I ended up in the ‘mediocre zone’ where no one really loved me or hated me.
I wasn’t being my real self and it showed. I held back on my strong opinions for fear of the arguments and vile trolling that would surely come my way – especially on YouTube.
But I LOVED vlogging! I wanted to do more of it and to reveal my true self.
Then I had an epiphany…
I hope this video about being hated online will help you find your real voice too. Don’t be afraid to shine online my darling! The world needs more tall sparkly poppies!
You’re just starting to get a following online and that’s so exciting right? Then ‘bam’ what happens? You get a full inbox crawling with people wanting to get free advice or to ‘pick your brain’.
This is very common and I have 3 awesome actions that you can take right NOW to stop it.
Firstly, know this. Don’t feel guilty about not answering these emails. No one can survive in business if they constantly gave free 1 to 1 advice all day long.
Here’s the deal. When someone emails you asking for help, they forget that a million others are also doing the same thing. They’re selfishly thinking that they are the only one asking. They’re WRONG.
Secondly, remind yourself of all the amazing free content you do give out via your blog, YouTube channel, newsletter, social media and Facebook groups.
If you’re a heart-centred entrepreneur like me – chances are about 50-70% of all content you create is given out freely in to the world.
That means you 100% DESERVE to then crack the wealth whip when it comes to offering your professional expertise 1 to 1.
As a gal with many years of knowledge, skills and experience I know that deserve to be paid when you want to ‘Pick My Brain‘. And so do you!
Ps if you’re having an inner struggle with selling or asking for money or believing that you deserve to be paid, I highly recommend Denise Duffield-Thomas’ program Lucky Bitch Money Bootcamp.
What does the term ‘freedom lifestyle’ or ‘freedom business’ mean to you?
For me it means:
I get up when I want, no alarm clock, no one else’s deadlines other than my own.
Taking breaks when I want, enjoying lunch when I decide to and taking as long as I want.
No f*ckin name tags/door swipes!
Waking up on a hot day and having an outdoor adventure somewhere
Creating lovable authentic passive income products so I can earn money while I eat, sleep and play. (or Eat. Love. Pray. lol).
Working long hours when the ‘flow’ takes me and short hours when it doesn’t.
Having plenty of ‘thinking time’ to allow ideas to flow through me.
Connecting with people all over the world and enjoying it (without calling it ‘networking’).
Taking holidays/daytrips and knowing that my tribe is well-cared for because I can hop into a group and chat to them using just my phone.
Using technology to help me work smarter, not harder.
Getting more done in less time )cos no one is paying me by the hour and expecting me to fill those hours with faffy work).
Fricken’ enjoying myself, enjoying life and having a sense of purpose!
I went into self-employment to be free. I couldn’t stand one more day or minute even, of some bloated middle manager telling me how many minutes I was allocated daily to be allowed to be away from my desk to empty my bladder. I’ve lost count of the sh*tty jobs I’ve walked out on – only to find myself looking for another when the cash ran out.
Eventually my CV (resume) was more like the potted history of a bum, than sleek calling card. The Universe took a stand and stopped sending me jobs. It was time.
I cried when I got evicted (again) yet somehow I knew this was all a test, preparation to make sure I wouldn’t run back to the security blanket of another temp job to resent.
2 years ago I launched my first biz after completing a free local biz course (while I was living in a tent!).With a short time I was making life-changing income and I moved from my tent to a 1-bedroom apartment, then 2 years later a 4-bedroomed house in the countryside.
Thank goodness the guiding forces made me take that leap! And as I joyfully launch my 2nd freedom business I see that I have already gone into 5 figures within 2 weeks. Now I know the truth: you can enjoy freedom & an bountiful income.
My goblet of rock – runneth over. Thanks for believing in me.