Why People’s Online Personas Aren’t the Whole Truth

I once met up with a fan of my business for a casual lunch and chat.

About halfway through our tea and cucumber sandwiches, she grabbed my arm and said, “I just have to tell you that I’m so pleased that you’re exactly like how you are in your videos.”

I knew what she meant. When we see those flawless, successful entrepreneurs online, we expect them to be perfect and poised in real life too.

But for many of the business owners I’ve met or become friends with, those online personas are completely different from who they are when there’s no camera recording their every move.

You never know what’s going on in someone’s personal life.

I’ve always prided myself with being honest about my struggles and showing my imperfections. I owe much of my success to appealing to folks who want to work with a flawed human being, not a robot.

Watch this video to learn how to stop comparing your life to those online personas.

This is an excerpt from last year’s Life Editor Weekend live event here in Orlando, Florida.

Next Steps

  • Get your ticket to Life Editor Weekend.
  • When you start comparing your life to the glossy, flashy images you see on blogs and social media, remind yourself that those online personas aren’t the whole truth.
  • Subscribe on YouTube.