A couple of days ago I was TOTALLY humbled and brought to tears to see my name tagged several times in a celebratory thread for ‘doing what they do best’ and was specifically called out by a well-respected coach as being a leader!
It was almost unbelievable that so many people were recognising me for my efforts! (that’s a far cry from the corporate days, I can tell you! 😉 ) and it genuinely moved me!
When I first started out, I felt invisible at times, despite posting for what felt like 24/7!
It was a lonely place and super scary putting myself out there only not to be noticed. I kept on going, consistently and persistently and built my own group quickly.
The only problem… little to NO engagement! And there were a few moments where I questioned whether there was any point to it!
You see, I was so focused on building the group I didn’t make the engagement my priority.
I thought that people = engagement and that somehow it was their responsibility being part of the group to mandatorily engage.
Until I realised that I had to step up and become a leader, to lead by example and genuinely serve!
To add incredible value and SHOW them unignorably how I could change their lives. I had to commit to it, make them my priority over the other groups I was a member of.
Being a Leader means committing to your tribe, a bit like a parent does to their children, they are the ones that hold the responsibility to nurture them and help them grow. And as a leader that is your responsibility!
Over time they will come to love you, respect you and want MORE of you! Then they’ll step up of their own accord.
The tipping point happens and it all starts to come together.
And one more thing… just because there isn’t any engagement, doesn’t mean you’re not being watched and it doesn’t mean they are not taking value.
The countless people who have told me privately they love my work but have never engaged or liked any of my stuff.
YOU are being watched, so get out there and BE watched!
Step up as the leader that shows up to serve, and you’ll be tagged soon enough!!!
Jen Hall is Business Clarity Coach for Coaches, Consultants & Experts who want to become Unrivalled Go-To Experts. Jen not only gets you clear on your micro-niche, message and what makes you unique and desirable, but she helps you to define what makes you an irrefutable offer to the market so you can position yourself as a high-end 'must have' option for your prospects. She is a Multi-Award Winning Speaker and Best Selling Author of Expert Unrivalled.