If you're on Instagram, you've probably experienced the challenge of getting comfortable on Instagram stories. It doesn't matter if you are super successful and established in your business, or if you are just getting going. Chances are, if you're active on Instagram, then this will resonate with you.
Showing up on video can be really scary, and it can be really, really vulnerable. And I hear this from so many different women - so I want to read you a few things that women have told me about showing up on Instagram stories, or video in general (and also podcasts):
"I hate getting dressed up."
"I don't like being judged for my appearance."
"I don't know if anyone would actually watch."
"It feels vain."
"I hate the sound of my voice."
"I can't get the lighting just right."
So, there's a lot of things that I can say about those statements, but I think as a woman, I can understand every single one of those things.
The truth is that if you just start putting yourself out there, it does get easier. And that's really the answer to all these things - you just have to do it. There's no secret sauce to getting comfortable other than putting yourself in those positions over and over. And it gets easier, I promise!
Here are a couple of the tools that my clients and I dive into to really get them to a place where they feel much more comfortable.
#1 - When you're watching other people's videos, actually think about what you're thinking about. Are you thinking about all the things that come up for you? Are you thinking about the way they look? Are you thinking about the sound of their voice? Are you judging them for those things? If you're not, I want you to take that inside of you. People are not going to be judging you for those things either. And if they are, that's their problem!
#2 - I just want you to internalize those fears and sit with them for a minute, then ask yourself those few questions and understand that no one who matters is judging you, and the ones that do matter totally appreciate the value you are bringing!
Hopefully, it will make your experience on video a little bit better. Consistency is key!
I am here WITH YOU,
Business Coach + Consultant for Passionate Female Entrepreneurs
Katrina Aronson is a business and marketing consultant and coach for passionate women entrepreneurs. She has a background in the corporate world and has launched two successful, product-based businesses in the fashion industry prior to realizing her true calling was to connect, empower, and serve other women. Katrina Aronson Consulting was born out of all the places she had been and the desire to empower other women to embrace their journeys.
When she’s not working, she’s a dedicated wife and a mom to two crazy (and awesome) kiddos plus a pup. She’s obsessed with coffee, the beach, and yoga. If you’d like to get to know Katrina better and see if her services are a fit for you, book a free call here.