It's becoming common to hear people talk about how they are tired of seeing “fake” bodies, vacations, etc., on social media these days.
Have you ever scrolled through your Instagram page, and one of your friends liked something that kind of confused you?
Let me put this another way. Have you ever been laying in bed scrollin' that finger and saw an inappropriate post or message and were surprised that someone you thought you knew well liked a post that goes against everything they are supposedly for?
We really need to get clear about a few things. What you do, say, like, and consume on social is public knowledge in one way or the other.
I preach a straightforward rule in my house, and it's simple. If you do something on your phone, the internet, whatever, consider it public domain and assume everyone will see it.
What you stand for, what you believe, shows on social media. And guess what? It's NOT getting better or easier out there. This is the new world, and you must act accordingly and understand that EVERYONE is watching. This is reality TV times 20!
When it comes to social media, I always go back to one of my favorite movie quotes from Beverly Hills Cop, “Don't fall for the banana in the tailpipe!” meaning, don't fall for the tricks people play on social to get your attention.
Don't think the fake bodies, photoshopped breasts, perfect teeth, and Lamborghinis are going anywhere. You will always have people trying to one-up each other, show off, and try to make money on the backs of the gullible.
The key is not falling for it. Stay focused on your vision and your truth. Then go out into the world and shine that light and be smart. Put out your message and do it YOUR way. You will attract the right people into your life and business. But the last thing you want to do is fake it.