Influencers are people who have the power to make a difference in the lives of others. They use their unique talents and communication skills to answer questions, solve problems, and inspire others. They can be anyone, from celebrities to business leaders, and their impact can be felt anywhere. If you have a talent or message that you want to share with the world, influencer status may be the right path for you.
You’re probably well aware of the phrase “follow your bliss” but what does that mean for you, specifically?
Why some people follow their calling and others don’t? Why some people put their name on their calling, and others don’t? How can you find out your calling and if this is truly what you’re meant to be in life? In this article, we’ll show you some easy steps to follow to identify your calling in life and enrich your life in profound ways. Plus, we’ll introduce you to a free online tool that can help you create positive influence in the world!
What is holding you back from creating positive Influence in the world?
The top influencers on Instagram are celebrities and if you look at the top 100 Influencers’ revenue on this social media platform, you will be surprised to see that most of them are charging in excess of one million dollars per post. They have the ability to reach a large number of people with their posts, and they use Instagram to share photos and videos of their everyday lives.
Some of the most popular influencers on Instagram include Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, and Ariana Grande. They are able to create compelling content that appeals to a wide audience, and their popularity on the platform has helped them achieve success in other areas of their lives as well.
Social media influencers are known as human brands and they are paid for being the missing link between products and consumers, an interactive marketing tool.
We are constantly on our phones and on the internet, because of this we are exposed to the trends and standards that these social influencers set for us. These celebrities advertise clothing, makeup, shoes, health products, and all types of things that would “benefit” us and make us look better. These ads set the standards for what beauty is in our society, which is one of the biggest reasons that I think social media influencers damage us more than anything. We look at the people we see on social media and if we are not like them, then we want to try and become like them. This affects us negatively because we are trying to change ourselves to live up to the beauty standards of society. When we look at ourselves in the mirror, we see all the “bad” qualities that we have and want to change instead of seeing all the good qualities.Mary Anne Lou T. Tolentino
When looking at what the new generation of influencers born on social media are charging for a single post online, you may feel like you aren’t good enough to achieve the success you want in life unless you become a social media influencer. You heard perhaps many people saying that they suffer from the “imposter syndrome” which is known as a common barrier to success, holding you back from taking action. In reality, there is no such syndrome, it is not recognised as a medical condition, but an easy way out from taking responsibility for your unique talent. Many people feel the need to self diagnose themselves to escape pier pressure and social expectations.
Millions of people choose to think that they don’t have what it takes and invest large amounts of money on feeding social media’s algorithms, trying really hard to become somebody else, with the hope to be an influencers on Instagram, instead of understanding what makes them unique. There is a huge void in between the top influencers and those they inspire, and unfortunately, most of the time this void creates mental health issue and generations of young people start their adult life feeling overwhelmed and “not good enough”; deep down they feel like they’re not worthy of the next level.
Your personal power comes from giving up your right to be a victim. You’re creating a new interpretation that keeps you in relationship with the other person, an interpretation that empowers your life. Your Commitment to take action will support your reinventionDR. JOE RUBINO
Tabloids display celebrities’ perfect lives and the gossip that comes with it, oiling their influence and millions of books are written on ‘how to’ to do things ‘ the right way’ and copy famous people, instead of creating awareness on what makes you unique and powerful beyond measure. It is very hard not to feel overwhelmed by the constant noise around famous people and their lifestyles choices. Social media is a platform for sharing your story, not just your product or service and this is what you could learn from social media influencers: be authentic and share your unique perspective.
Taking the first steps to find your calling and create influence
One of the first steps in figuring out your calling is identifying the core values that you hold dear. These values should be things that are important to you and reflect who you are as a person. Once you have a list of values, start thinking about how they would play into your life if acted upon. For example, if your value is creativity, then it may be important for you to pursue a career in arts or design. Or, if your value is helping others, it may be important for you to become a doctor or nurse.
When is last time you reviewed your life story?
Reflect on where your interests and values intersected. This can help you identify areas of your life where you feel most fulfilled and activated. Are there certain activities or people that always make you feel happy? Doing this kind of self-reflection can help identify areas of your life that are truly meaningful to you and could make great contributions in the world.
What makes you happy?
Once you’ve identified some areas of your life that resonates with your values, it’s time to examine what makes you happy. This can be a difficult question to answer, but it’s important to start by thinking about the things that make you feel good on a gut level. Once you have a list of things that make you happy, take some time to think about how you could put these values into practice in your everyday life. It may be helpful to find inspiration in people or positive experiences that you’ve had in the past.
What is that you enjoy doing and you would do without being paid for?
Finally, it’s important to reflect on what you’re good at and why those skills are valuable in the world. Are there any specific abilities or talents that you feel are essential for success? After reflecting on these qualities, it may be helpful to identify how you could use them in your career or personal life. For example, if you’re good at networking, might using this skill help you land a new job? Or, if you’re an expert at public speaking, might using this skill help launch your career as a speaker?
All of these steps are key in figuring out your calling and enriching your life in meaningful ways.
What are your interests and passions? What do you find fulfilling and exciting? If you could do anything in the world, what would it be? These are all important questions to ask yourself as you begin to explore and identify what your true calling might be. Once you have a good understanding of what brings you joy, it’s time to figure out how to make a career out of it.
If you’re still not sure what your calling might be, consider a community of positive people. They will inspire you and being in good company will help you to better understand yourself and your motivations, which will help you to identify your true passion.
While trying to figure out an action plan, it is a good idea to start with one of these easy steps. It all starts with writing down what you’re passionate about and then looking for opportunities to express that passion in the world. Acting on your passions will not only enrich your life, but it will also create positive influence in the world.
Celebrate your successes and learn from your mistakes
When you find your calling in life, it feels like the universe has aligned to help you achieve success. Maybe there was a moment when something clicked and all of a sudden you knew exactly what you were meant to do. Or maybe it took a lot of trial and error to figure out what you are truly passionate about. Whichever the case may be, when you find your Calling, it becomes an important part of your identity.
It’s important to remember that every person is unique and has their own path to follow. So don’t get too wrapped up in comparisons with others or feel like you have to fit into a specific mold. Instead, embrace your individuality and put your name on it!
Celebrate your successes! Whether you have achieved a major goal or completed a project that you were hesitant to start, celebrate and give yourself credit for your achievements. This will help you stay motivated and focused on your goals.
Remember, it’s important to celebrate your successes and learn from your mistakes. If you take these tips to heart, you will be on your way to finding your true Calling in life!