Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend an event hosted by Socialfly, a huge social media marketing company in NYC. The theme was “#GlampSocialFly”, and the room was beautifully decorated like the most glamorous camp site you’ve ever seen.
We had cocktails, finger foods, and these tasty S’mores Cookie Cakes from Fatty Cakes NY.
I met a lot of women at the event. All of them were Social Media Influencers, and everyone had followings of different sizes. Everyone was very friendly. We chatted about our goals for our brands, and where we see ourselves in the future. I enjoyed myself, but I left the event wondering two things:
What am I getting myself into, and should I be intimidated?
The reason why I wondered these things was because most of the girls have huge social followings. I’m somewhat new to the digital industry as a business, so my following is no where near most of theirs. Some of them have been doing this for years and have gotten to the point that they work on their brands full time with no side job at all (I have a job.) Despite all of this, everyone was super down to earth and I didn’t feel intimidated while there at all. I’ve always been the type of person to face my fears head on, so it’s rare that I ever allow my brain to become consumed with fear or inferiority. While I was there I listened to a lot of them talk about the biggest sponsorships they’ve had, and how small it was compared to what “so and so” would’ve received. Some of these numbers were huge, and I was just in awe. Not only were the payouts big, the experiences were even bigger. I’m really big on experiences, and I really enjoyed hearing about the places they’ve visited through sponsorships. These conversations were so interesting to me because although I’m pursuing a social career, it’s still hard for me to believe that I can one day be paid an astronomical amount of money for being socially creative. I ultimately decided that there is nothing to be intimidated by. This is what I want to do, and this is what I’m going to do. All of these women are normal, down to earth, dream chasers. I was very inspired by them, and I was very happy to be in their company. It made me see that I am heading in the right direction, and that the things I’m dreaming of are definitely possible. They all started out small, and in the eyes of some, they are still small. Everyone has something bigger that they aspire to be. If you don’t, then you might want to revisit your goals. Sometimes our big goals can scare us, and that’s ok. Whenever you hit those moments just revisit your “why”, and your passion for wanting to see your dream come true will help you overcome your fears. I’m so glad I attended this event because it just kicked my passion in to overdrive. I’m DETERMINED to get where I want to go. Stay tuned!