I have a question for you today. Are you trying to be someone you are not on social media? Do you want to grow your business so badly that you try to pretend you are someone you are not? Do you think things like “If I was just a more exciting person then people would be more attracted to my business” or “If I show more enthusiasm that will get people pumped up to join”?
Bottom Line: Teaching is more duplicatable than personality.
If that is you, I want to tell you today that whatever your personality is, just be you. I’m not saying don’t have passion and fire about what you do. Absolutely be excited about your business, but don’t be fake.
People will be more drawn to you being you. You are the only one who can be the best you. Teaching people things that are valuable are much more helpful than a big, bubbly personality. And in the long term, people will appreciate valuable information to help them grow a successful business more than excitement and all the rah-rah. So just be you.
Now if you are naturally super energetic and your personality is fun and loud, then use that. But for those of us who aren’t, don’t fake it, just be you.
Have you seen some big leaders in the industry, they are so excited and loud and you just want to be them because they seem so fun and people just flock to them?
I used to think that if I was only more exciting, more adventurous, more visibly passionate, that would draw people to me. But really, just being you works. And being yourself is so much more duplicatable.
Two reasons why teaching is better than personality.
- You come off as fake sometimes when you try to be something that is not natural to you.
- Others cannot duplicate your personality. You are you. They are them. They need to know it’s OK to be themselves. You can teach them to teach and give valuable information. You cannot teach personality. It’s not duplicatable.
So the best way to grow your team is to teach them to teach with their own God given personality. Information is valuable in business, teaching skill sets and strategies is much more duplicatable and honestly much more appealing in the long run.
Excitement wears off, but skill sets and strategies is what will get you to the top and help your team get to the top. So teach, and teach them to teach. Be excited and passionate, but not fake.
Giving people solutions to their problems is much more helpful that getting them excited about you. Be real, be you. Teach your people to be themselves. Your business will grow and you won’t feel like a fake and that you have to be someone you are not.
To your success,