To be an INFLUENCER.
Yes, to be paid just to be who they are– to have people extend them the red carpet and royal treatment everywhere, as if they lived in a Disney movie.
Pop the bubble and you risk teenage outrage– hey, nothing wrong with wanting nice things, going on luxury vacations, or getting someone famous on your podcast.
But wouldn’t it be so much better to do something that creates so much value that people talk about you and seek you out?
We’re all intrinsically worthy and special– so this is not about self-esteem. It’s about having a product or service that generates cash, which you can then fund your business and your lifestyle.
Because if you don’t have a business, then you’re relying upon charitable donations.
Develop a talent– it could be as simple as following clients around with a camera and pressing the red button at key moments.
I spent today with two billionaires doing just this– getting access to private boardroom meetings, because I have enough skill to press a red button and behave like an adult.
Rather than self-declare that you’re an INFLUENCER, redirect your efforts into your learning and your craft.
Because how many of the people who keep insisting they are honest, really are?
How many truly wealthy people go around saying they’re rich?
When was the last time you drove through a slum with signs for “drug-free, safe neighborhood” and believed those places were safer than the ones without such signs?
You can be an INFLUENCER. But if you have to say you’re one, well….