Someone recently made the comment to me that I’m a power presence on LinkedIn. I had to chuckle since I’ve only got a little over 1k connections and some of my connections have over 10k! Who knows…maybe that person just started and only has 10? Perspective.
I try to post every weekday and have a few, very loyal followers. But otherwise, from my…perspective…I’m not doing anything grandiose. My goal is to give a nod to the topic of consideration toward one’s significant other in the hopes that somehow, someone will read my posts and be inspired to change how they treat their spouse for the better. My goal is to be a catalyst for lowering domestic violence as it all starts in the home. What better way than to direct my posts to those in intimate partner relationships!
But powerhouse? No. I don’t think so.
At any rate, that’s not the goal. My posts reflect exactly what I have experienced in the past; what I did and didn’t receive from my spouse. They are personal and a very real attempt to help others. In a nutshell, I share (or sell) my authentic self through my posts and my website. No gimmicks. No hypocrisy. I’m a survivor. I have information that could help others. Period. I could try to sell myself all day long, but if nobody knows me…it really wouldn’t matter! So…I don’t. But I do share.
When looking at what others post, I wonder…are they selling a reality or selling a dream…and which one would be harder? I think selling a dream would be harder. Dreams are intangible until (and if) made manifest. They have no substance. My hard sell? Probably that Domestic Violence is a reality and there are steps a person can take to help get back to center. My product? The opportunity to take free classes to follow the steps I took in my healing process after experiencing Domestic Abuse. Survivors are also welcome to purchase opportunities with other professionals if they want to. No pressure. My amazing vendors and I are on standby for when the survivors are ready. That’s it. That’s my hard sell.
I’ve only networked for a few years but, through my efforts, I have made a few solid friendships and now have some amazing contacts to refer “my girls” to. I’ve also had the privilege of working with some fantastic ladies over the years who have been traumatized by men. Some of these women have even chosen better decisions because of my efforts! That’s a WIN in my book! Not all is sunshine, lollypops and rainbows though as more often than not, my “buyers” experience buyer’s remorse! They find out what they need to do and want to return the product. They want to return the help. They, in essence, reject the help. This is my biggest frustration.
I have quit many times and shut the doors of VictoryLife House forever because of this rejection…and then I reopen the doors when a crumb of hope comes along from some person who has no idea what I’m going through. That always happens on the day I quit. That’s God. I don’t tell people I’ve got it all together – ever. I don’t ever even imply that. That would be a lie. God’s got my back though so I know when a challenge comes along, that whatever “it” is, will all work out.
So, if I am indeed what I was told, then my recommendation for anyone interested in becoming a powerhouse presence anywhere is to be true to yourself, true to your vision, and true to your viewers.
Hi! I’m MJ! And I’m a survivor of Domestic Hi! I’m MJ! And I’m a survivor of Domestic Violence. This blog, yes, is for other survivors of Domestic Abuse. However, sometimes I like to write about other learning curve events or thoughts in my life.
Through VictoryLife House, survivors can find information to help them through the trauma they’ve experienced. Through this blog, I hope you also enjoy other random types of musings.
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