The Alter Ego

Do you fear putting yourself out there?

On social media, taking the lead in the world that is made up of followers.

If you don’t you’ll be part of a small minority.

Because most people fear to create new stuff, before they fear what people will say.

People also experience this fear when starting a new business, leave a job and asking someone out.

Because of this fear we don’t do what matters. We procrastinate and do whatever keeps us from showing up.

The best thing to do in such a situation is to show courage and show up day after day.

But if that’s too much. Use an alter ego.

It is Latin for “other I”. It means an alternative self, which is believed to be distinct from a person’s normal or true original personality.

So craft a brand that is visible and create and publish work through that until you become comfortable with putting stuff out and doing things that feel scary.

To make sure that you don’t hide the alter ego forever, keep an end date to this experiment and on that date show up as you.

Give it a shot and it may work for you.

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