Do you want to share your ideas?
Do you wish for the entire world to be exposed to your creative vision?
Are you ready to unleash your inner creative self?
Are you sure?
Of course, you are! All creative personality types have no bigger wish than being able to share their creativity with the world, but there are always several “buts”:
- But where do I start from?
- But I am not sure I have what it takes!
- But will anyone even care about it?
I’ve met many incredibly talented people that were afraid of exposing themselves and their work in real life and on Social Media. People with the ability to amaze the entire world with their creativity, but who lacked the self-confidence to share their work.
You see, I believe that creative people have self-confidence issues because they care about their work more than they care about themselves. They want it to be perfect and for every single piece they produce, they do their very best to make sure that is as close as possible to what they perceive perfection to be. This is why, the thought of releasing it into the cold-hearted, harsh world, where people might criticize, dislike or even hate it, terrifies them more than anything.
If you’ve been following me on social media, you probably never assumed that I have self-confidence issues. Be it in front of the camera, giving tours of cities on Instagram Stories, Facebook Live or Periscope, sharing the most embarrassing moments of my life through Facebook status updates or posting overly-saturated images that are borderline too much – I never seem to shy away from the virtual spotlight of Social Media and the possible criticism that might come with it. I never seem to care about the opinion of others, about offending anyone with my statements and sarcasm or being classified in accordance with my “Facebook Life Updates”. Appearances can be deceiving though!
Andrei, that makes no sense! What do you mean?
Let me make it clear: “Hi, my name is Andrei, from Abubu’s World! I have self-confidence issues!” My wish to share my content with the world is stronger than my insecurities though. Therefore, I created a mask. I made up a persona. I created an online character that seems to be immune to criticism, that will always, happily, be up for being in front of a camera. Despite this, in real life, every time I post a new image, I do it with fear, hoping that it will not be criticized, hoping that at least a few people will like it’ and every time I start filming a new story, I must first convince myself that someone out there might care about it.
Over time I have learned that my issues are my strength. They make me strive for better, they make me be analytical of my content and they will never allow me to post anything that is not as good as I think it could possibly be. It is important to embrace your true self; both the good and the bad! You are you and no one can ever take that away from YOU! Your content reflects your true self and if you are ever scared of sharing it, then just Fake It Until You Make It! No one will be able to tell the difference and with time you might even start believing it yourself! 🙂
In my opinion that is all you need to know in order to make content creation your full time job. As long as you trust yourself to create the work you enjoy creating and have the necessary confidence to put it out there for the whole world to admire, the rest will soon follow.
PS: Even if you don’t believe that you have what it takes, I do and I am sure that I am not the only one! If you are brave enough to dream it, you have what it takes to achieve it! <3