You heard of it?
Yeah it's kind of crazy.
I woke up to 50k followers this morning and 1mil likes. . . with comments like "I love you" "omg pls reply to me" "a famous tiktoker has never replied to me before".
When I went to bed:
When I woke up:
What the heck?!?!?!?
Turns out people really liked a video I posted. And even more people kept seeing it when I replied to every person's comment.
This post isn't about how to become TikTok famous lol, though I can write one if you would find that beneficial.
This post is about not giving up. In November 2017 I started my public Instagram account. Since those first few months of starting, I've had around 2,000 followers for like 2 years. Some argue that how many followers you have isn't important, but for me it is. Not for personal validation, but for my business plans.
For the past 2 years I've been working to build an audience of young people who want to better their lives. I'm writing a book, and in order to get the book to as many people who need it, I really do need a social media following. It helps with getting a publisher too.
I posted consistently, day after day, using Insta, Facebook, any social media I could think of. I built up this website by myself to get it to where it is today. Some people followed, most posts sat there with 10 likes. I kept going. I kept believing that the next post might be the one that changed everything.
I work hard everyday on myself and on my dreams, knowing that true success takes patience and dedication. One thing that keeps me going is knowing that every new post I share could be what lands me my next amazing opportunity.
What I'm trying to say is, even if no one's watching, keep creating. It's actually better that way, so when you don't really know what you're doing, there aren't too many eyes on you. Keep practicing. Keep developing your craft. Watch this video. If you put in the hard work and keep going, it'll work out.
It feels pretty awesome to know that all these 5am wakeup calls and late nights are paying off. Although, this just means it's time for me to double down and to work even harder. As they say, it takes 10 years to make an overnight success. I'm still working, and I'm excited to share these successful moments with you.
Keep going. Greatness is just around the corner.