When Nobody Knows Who You Are

19-Aug-2014

There is nothing more frustrating for the creative entrepreneur with big ambition than feeling like nobody is listening, reading, or buying what you have to say, write, or offer. It’s especially deflating when you feel like you’re giving it everything you’ve got only to be greeted by chirping crickets in return. You might start to play the “if only…” game. “If only Seth Godin was my dad.” or “If only I had more talent.” or “If only I were friends with Marie Forleo.” or “If only anybody knew what a difference I could make!” It’s easy to throw yourself a pity party, but that’s the last thing you want to do when you feel like nobody knows who you are. 

So what should you do when you’re not getting the recognition you desire or deserve? Here are a few ideas. 

WHEN NOBODY KNOWS WHO YOU ARE … GET TO KNOW YOURSELF 
You can lose yourself when you spend all your time trying to impress anyone and everyone who might read your blog or buy your product. Stop thinking about what “they” might like and start thinking about what it is you really want to do and be. Start by simply asking yourself “What do I want?” and go from there. Or dig deeper with daily meditation, journaling, ECourses (we’ve got one or two you might like), or hire a coach for some outside perspective and accountability. 

Related post: Grounding Exercises for Dreamy Creatives 



WHEN NOBODY KNOWS WHO YOU ARE … GET TO KNOW SOMEONE ELSE
If you want someone to buy your product go buy something another creative has to offer. If you want blog comments then first go comment on someone else’s blog. In other words, start creating good karma for yourself by being a someone to another creative who might feel like a nobody. You just might make their day – and you might make a new friend.

WHEN NOBODY KNOWS WHO YOU ARE … SHOW UP AND BE SEEN
If you’re feeling like nobody knows who you are show up and be seen by saying yes to as much as you possibly can. We’re talking conferences, clubs, coffee with creatives, volunteer projects, a fun workshop, yoga class… I promise after a few months of saying yes, showing up, and being seen you will no longer feel so anonymous.

Related post: How to Find Your Creative Community 

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