Who Are You Today

Witch, CEO, business owner, coach, author…why not a freaking unicorn? Some of us change our “About” section on social media so much, that it can get confusing. Might as well say “It’s Complicated”. I am all for speaking something into manifestation. What I am not for, is self deception. And that’s the great thing about social media. We can be anything we want to be. But the problem is that we sometimes don’t believe it, nor do we work for it. And when it doesn’t manifest, we get further down on ourselves and look at it as a failure. Stop that shit.

My love language is speaking life into people. I have a nearly 4 decade profession that attests to it. But what I fail at terribly is telling you a lie. I can recall early on in my career working with the dying. I struggled with telling people that they were terminal. That sometimes false hope was better than no hope. And on some level today, I still believe that. But I am not God. I don’t know the future. Therefore, I have to rely on science. Does science get it wrong? All the fucking time. But here is the thing. I have watched more people die holding onto the promise of an afterlife via religion, than actually preparing themselves for the inevitable. Yes by all means make your peace with God. But don’t forget to make your peace with your passing as well.

So who are you today? That witch, CEO or unicorn previously mentioned? Are you living as you say you are? Because when I look at social media, I see a whole lot of people saying things that may not be true, or are misleading. Again, there is nothing wrong with that. as long as it resonates with your soul. In other words, if someone met you and then later saw your social media, would it ring true? You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. But you do need to live with yourself. And being clear about who you are, will certainly help.

I am reminded of a cartoon that I saw many years ago. A man walks into a job interview, and the man conducting the interview says,” Your resume states that you are courteous, strong and a team player. He then proceeds to show the man he’s interviewing, his own FaceBook page and says, “However, your profile shows you like Jack Daniels and are a little too comfortable showing your body off.” I don’t know about you, but that shit is funny. But sadly it is true. You can’t take a weekend course on something and then claim to be an expert. I mean you can, but that is really misleading.

So what am I saying here? I’m saying be who or what you want to be. But don’t lose yourself in deception. Our lives will unfold organically. And that’s a beautiful thing. Social media is cool. And many times it ain’t even social. People show you what they want you to see. So don’t compare yourself to what you see on those platforms. Write your own story. Be true to it. You know the saying don’t follow the crowd because they are lost AF? They are. Compete with your future self. That is how you arrive. Until then, honor your journey. Take social media with a grain of salt. And too much salt when consumed is really bad for you. So I ask you again. Who are you today? Own that shit, so no one can take it away from you. And that is how you open the doors to manifestation.



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Vance Larson

I am a retired crisis counselor of 20 years, and have spent the last decade working as both a Life Coach and Hypnotherapist.