‘Be a voice. Not an echo.’
Don’t flood your newsfeed, or your life for that matter, with people that make you feel like you’re not doing enough. So many of my clients suffer from a constant feeling of comparison, competition, inadequacy, and feeling like time is running out.
From our relationships to our business, our creative projects to our friendships, every single thing in our life goes through the four seasons (see page 105). We are not meant to be in summer all year round. Everything is circular. The more you try to keep things the same, or keep up with some external measure, the more out of alignment and out of flow you will become.
When someone else is in spring, you may be in winter. Both are important and equally necessary. Don’t deny yourself the proper time and nourishment necessary to live through each season.
My client Alex unfollowed 90 percent of those on her social media feed, after noticing that the endless updates of all the awesome things her peers were doing was making her feel inadequate and not trust the season she was in. Soon, extra space was created within her, making way for an idea so groundbreaking and potent that it wouldn’t have been possible had she continued playing follow the leader.
So if there are particular people you follow that trigger you into feeling like you are not doing enough or like time is running out, unfollow them with loving grace. The less we consume, the more potent and unique what we have to share will become. Unfollowing can be a sacred act.
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Who on your newsfeed triggers you? What do they trigger in you?
Who are you guided to unfollow so you can more effectively lead?