Tiny Social Audiences Rock
Small audience shame is a real thing.
We’ve all had it at some point.
You know, it’s that feeling you get when you are first kick-starting your social media following and have a whopping follower count of… 6.
And it feels like you are talking into the void.
No comments, likes, shares, subscribers, retweets, mentions, repins… well, maybe one or two here and there.
But nothing ”significant”.
The first phase of growing your following on any social network can be quite frustrating.
But here’s the mindset shift that will help you stay motivated, stick to it and eventually grow.
Being Grateful Changes Everything
Step one to turning things around? Be grateful.
Yes, be grateful for your tiny social audience!
I want you to remember that your followers are actual people (not numbers) who have raised their hands (virtually) to hear what you have to say and share.
Whether there are 6 people or 6,000 following you, you should feel honored and grateful that despite all the noise happening on the web these very special people are willing to hear what you and your brand have to say.
Step two is even more meaningful.
I want you to envision the amount of followers you have all gathered in a room to hear you speak.
Are you starting to shift your perspective? I sure hope so.
Remember that things that are nurtured tend to grow, and your social following is no different.
The truth is, your fans and followers can tell when you are demotivated and cutting corners because your social efforts aren’t paying off as quickly as you would like.
So Ditch The Pity Party And Get Your Head In The Game.
Give your fans and followers the very best of you (yes, like the movie) day in, and day out.
And trust the process.
Growth might not happen when and how you expect it, but that shouldn’t matter.
Focus on serving others, spreading kindness, and helping your fans and followers reach their goals.
It’s just like Zig Ziglar says, “You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”
The Tortoise Always Wins
If you forget everything I’ve said on this episode, remember this.
Staying consistent is everything.
Overnight success is not something that happens to many (and when it does it’s often short-lived & questionable). So don’t think for a second that just because your growth is slow, you won’t be successful.
So the question isn’t how fast can or will you grow?, it’s do you have it in you to be consistent for as long as it takes?
Keep churning, keep rocking and do it with a smile on your face.
Trust me when I tell you, it will pay off.