I thought my photos were pretty good until I learned of something called a “content creator”...
Keep reading for encouragement and practical ways to avoid falling into the comparison trap!
I started taking photos of nature when I was in elementary school. It wasn’t until after I got my braces off right before my 18th birthday that I actually started getting in front of the camera.
I thought my photos were good, dare I say great…until I found out there were gals who took professional photos every single day, wrote the perfect captions and never took a break…yes, the content creators.
We all hear about how comparison robs us of joy, but it also robs us of productivity and purpose.
After I became a faithful business coach and content creator, my issue stopped being comparison with other content creators and business owners and started becoming comparison with myself, with my best photos, my highest performing posts.
I made Reels, wrote captions, queued up posts but never actually posted any of them.
I let myself overthink. I teach my clients EVERYTHING they need to know to build a platform and business. It’s at the point where I know TOO much. Not in a braggy way, but I realized that’s what my problem was. You might have that problem too.
When you know so much about content creation, hashtags, the algorithm, marketing, branding, etc., there are a lot of things you want to make sure to check off before posting content. It got to the point that nothing felt “good enough.”
I’ve taken time since getting married a few of months ago to dive in God’s Word, seek, reflect, and just be.
I’m excited for a new season to create and have fun! I used to have so much fun creating content and when all of the money started coming in, it started feeling like a “job”. I lost the fun side to it.
This is your reminder to HAVE FUN! Create to create. Take photos and post them. Write what is on your heart and share it. Be strategic when necessary and don’t be afraid to hit pause when you need a break.
If you are creating in order to please people, that's a good sign to hit pause.
If you are creating and not posting because you are afraid it's not "good enough," another good sign it's time to hit pause.
If you are looking at IG models and comparing your physical appearance to their's...you guessed it. Hit pause.
This pause can be an hour, a day, a week or even a month. Take the time you need to ask God to show you what areas of your heart, your content and your business you need to surrender to Him. People and photos may look "perfect." Remember sweet friend, the ONLY perfection that exists is Jesus Christ alone. Our worth is found in Him, not what we do or write or create.
As you begin to link your worth to Jesus and not your appearance or IG analytics, pay attention to how much more effortless creating content becomes. Notice how much more joy you will have as you post!
If you want prayer or have any questions about this, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sending you a BIG hug,
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