Presence is more than just being there." -Malcolm Forbes
There’s a lot of talk about visibility in the online space.
Getting visible is important. After all, if people can’t see you, it’s pretty hard for them to buy from you.
But there’s a big difference between being visible and being seen. Just like there’s a difference between speaking and being heard.
It’s not enough to ‘get visible’, you have to be willing to embody and own your visibility by taking up space.
Here’s what I know for sure, the people making money doing what they love, living the life they want, living into their version of success…whether it’s on the big screen, with an online business, or being the best parent they can be, they’re all taking up space like a boss.
If you want a business you love that also gets you paid, it’s not enough to be visible, you have to own and command your space.
This doesn’t mean being big or screaming, “Look at me, look at me. ” Hardly. That’s not the kind of space we’re talking about. I’m talking about taking up the kind of space that owns a room without having to say a word.
I’m talking about being grounded in your work. Confidence. Presence. Trust. BEING.
Taking up space like a boss requires us to marry physical visibility with energetics. You need both. If we want to get visible and be seen, we have to bring the energy along with us that confidently breaks through the screen we’re all showing up on.
Not sure what the heck I’m talking about?
Have you ever watched an Oscar-award winning performance? Those actors are taking up space and allowing themselves to be seen, and it has everything to do with who they’re being and the energy they’re bringing to the role.
We might be able to hear a pin drop because the performance is so still and quiet, but we can’t stop watching. They might not say a word, but we can feel what they’re thinking. We lean in and watch every breath.
Performances that are magnetic compel us to watch, they tug at our heart strings, they affect our emotions, they cause us to think and sit on the edge of our seat.
Often, this work can affect us years after it’s been filmed.
These actors’ energy can jump through a two-dimensional screen and impact us often to the point of tears or laughter, which is an emotional reaction. And, y’all, to bring it back to business, emotions connect us and drive our buying decisions.
THIS is what it means to be visible and seen; this is what it means to marry the physical with the energetic; this is what it means to take up space like a boss.
People can FEEL the difference, and that feeling makes all the difference.
But, instead, many of us end up hiding in plain sight by showing up physically over and over again in our attempts to get ‘visible’ only to wonder why it’s not getting us the results we want.
Visibility becomes an item on a check list instead of an important part of connection and building relationships.
We post online. We write content. We follow the seven steps for business success only to keep meeting the same lukewarm results because we’re missing the energetic piece.
Anyone can hop online and post quotes and images. This is technically getting visible online. But, I think we can all agree this is hardly the sort of visibility that lends itself to sales.
There’s an energy we bring to our work, to the words we choose to use, to the images we share.
My clients who are creating the income and impact they want, the people I admire online who are crushing it, they’re all taking up space like a boss. They’re physically showing up and bringing their energy that’s grounded in their power, belief, and confidence, which creates a magnetic pull, builds trust, causes us to lean in, and take action.
In a world where a lot of us are saying similar things, the difference-maker often isn’t the material, it’s what you bring TO the material. It’s about how you show up and take up space with your youness (yes, I just made that word up).
What you energetically bring to your work that no one else can is what makes you unstoppable.
So this week, my question to you: are you showing up and checking off your ‘visibility’ like an item on a your grocery shopping list or are you showing up and taking up space like the boss you are?
Wishing you your version of success!