Don’t use social media to create content

Use it to create yourself
In college, at a really low point when I was lost and confused, I did one thing right.

I took out a piece a paper.

And drew a picture of “Zach, 25 y/o"
I need to find the drawing, but it was sort of like the character creation part of a game

He was muscular (skinny soccer player back then)
He was social & outgoing
He was an entrepreneur
He had a following online
He travelled the world (still need to work on this one especially
Looking back, I was always obsessed with this concept of creating yourself

In middle school, I’d write out COD load-outs on flashcards during class

A few years ago, I’d write my notes of my 'future social bio', with achievements/businesses I wanted to start
Law 25: Re-Create Yourself- @RobertGreene

(h/t @theSamParr for mentioning on MFM)

The reality is 99% of people spend their entire life as the same person. Who they grew up as. Who they were expected to be.
But everyone I truly admire has consistently created themselves.

And over.
And over again.
Social media is the perfect tool for that, because:

1/ Content compounds
2/ The audience makes it real
1/ Content is a compounding investment in your future self

Be public and share your ideas. You’ll build a vehicle to attract likeminded people.

Do it right, it grows exponentially.

And doors open you never knew existed.
2/ Who would Beyonce be if no one heard her music?
Who would The Rock be if no one watched his movies?

They might be fully capable creating those songs/films.

But until they did, those icons were not icons.
They were ideas.
The internet enables you to be anyone, and create anything, and connect with people you never would otherwise.

No permission required.
Don't take this for granted.
So, start by creating your own character

In Not Boring, @packyM refers to this meta-game of social as 'The Great Online Game,' and it's the perfect analogy
Another 'game' analogy I love:

“If you were suddenly playing Grand Theft Life, and you had to build a career/life- people would be true to themselves, risky, bold. People would succeed wildly.” -
Create yourself from scratch
Be unrealistic
Act like that person today
Act long enough, that person becomes real


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