Influencing vs. Inspiring

A She, Confident Quickie

Yesterday someone mentioned that I was attempting to become an ‘influencer’ and the reference hasn’t really settled in a good place with me.  Don’t get me wrong here, I think it is super duper cool that the opportunity to use social media to persuade people to think, act, and mostly purchase like you do and turn that into a profitable business exists.  It’s just, that’s not what I’m all about. Here are my thoughts on influencing vs. inspiring.

inspiration vs. influence

I don’t want to influence anyone to be exactly like me.  I want to inspire people to be exactly like themselves and to be really freaking happy doing it.  Yes, I will occasionally post about tacos or hair dryers that I love because I think you will love them too, but what I really hope you will find in this space is the freedom and confidence to explore who YOU really are.

I’ve spent a long time in my life thinking if I acted a certain way or spoke a certain way I would be able to ‘fit in’ or be worthier or more loveable or whatever.  I’m over that now.  I know without a shadow of a doubt that I’m really great just the way I am.  What I have to say is valid.  I have a gift to help others see that who they truly are is much better than who they think society needs them to be.

So, I guess, at the end of the day if you’re going to refer to me as an influencer I want it to be that I influenced you to aspire to be exactly like a fully confident version of yourself. Happier, healthier, and maybe with better hair.

One thought on “Influencing vs. Inspiring

  • Hi Mindy. I loved the comments and took no offense to you talking about the hair dryer. I always promote all products I like but don’t always expect people to buy them. It is their choice, I love the video on the City detox and will be demonstrating it at our franchise meeting tonite. Actually, I will put an X on both hands and use the pure radiance cleanser on one and the City Detox on the other to show the difference. Thank you for always sharing your ideas, I appreciate all your help. Love Marie

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