Someone said to me, “I don’t understand why you only have 300 followers on FB. I have a friend who’s a reader and she has thousands — and she’s not as good as you.”
You can imagine the direction of my ego — who I love, but she has issues — after hearing this. It was said, albeit poorly, with good intentions and I immediately answered, “She and I are very different — and someday my work will have many more followers than her.”
Yeah, that insecure high-school girl comes out to play sometimes.
Numbers don’t necessarily equal success — but probably means that you’ll get a session months later and hopefully, they’re worth the wait.
I love all things computer but have an ambivalent relationship with social media. If my work wasn’t my primary means of support, I’d be an off-grid, word-of-mouth healer. However, I recognize the age we live in and social media is part of the promotion, no matter if it feels like being back in high school sometimes.
Don’t get down if your biz page numbers or website hits are in the two or three digits, rather than the thousands. It’s all kind of bullshit, anyway. I used to have over 2k followers on Twitter, including Erykah Badu, before shutting down my account. Does that mean I’m special? Yes! my ego says. (And you know that you can “buy” biz likes on FB, right? Those rapidly ascending numbers can be from $$$, not organic followers.)
There are people with energy that will draw in millions. That’s awesome — and I don’t envy them a bit. Sure, my insecurities would love to see big digits — because that means they “like” my work. But it’s just numbers. An illusion.
In terms of the “real” world, I’ve had workshops over the years filled to the brink and others with one or two. I’ve waited for Tarot walk-ins who never came and days packed with clients. I learned to show up in all scenarios — even with the sting of “I should have more people than this.”
My intention — or prayer, if you will — is to work with the people I’m meant to meet in this lifetime. whether karmic or not. That might mean giant crowds in the future or a few gathered in a circle. Does it matter? Not really, unless you talk to my ego. But even she understands the work we’re supposed to do in this lifetime — despite whatever the numbers may be.