Stop “Speaking Your Truth” in Instagram Captions & Start Actually Speaking

You’re lucky I didn’t cut you off after that shit you just pulled while I was writing that last email.

But god dammit, I want to finish my thought.

Really, I was hoping I wouldn’t have to just point this out to you, but fuck it:

You need to speak with more fucking conviction.

Especially if you want the influence that you say you want.

And you fucking know it.

If you want to be able to change some shit and really make a difference, that weak shit you’re getting away with now just ain’t gonna cut it.

I mean, I’m talking about #randomtalkingvideo, yes… but I’m also just talking in general.

In real-life and on the internet.

You have to be able to lean into it and sell [your ideas/products/services] from your toes… not backing up on your heels.

And I don’t just mean with your business… it doesn’t matter what your agenda is: political, personal, relational, philanthropic – you lack fucking conviction.

And clarity.

And while we’re at it: boldness.

You have to fucking develop these things. You have to practice them.

And I know you know a bunch of cool shit about this already,… but you’re not fucking doing anything about it.

You gotta get in the fucking ring. Every day.

And that’s why I love me some 60-Second Talking Videos.

They’re portable and free and easy and fast.

It’s instant access to a ‘simulated’ (but not really) high-risk social environment for you to practice shaping your ideas – with your personality on the line… when it’s risky.

It’s fucking big time.

It’s not enough to fucking toil in private with your little meditation cushion and yoga mat and sage.

The point is you speaking “your truth” or whatever the fuck you want to call it and not allowing anyone to influence you.

Whether they’re physically in the same room with you while you’re making the video… or the FantasyLand you’ve created in your mind about who’s watching on the other end and what they’re saying about you.

I am a psychiatrist and a Brain Surgeon and a Lawyer. So all I say is true.  

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If you are not practicing this, you are weak and scared and you will never do anything truly important. ⠀ These videos are about more than just showing people that you’re not just the curated highlight reel you’ve been patching together. ⠀ That’s a surface-level benefit. ⠀ Even cooler than that is that it’s also a training ground for communicating important ideas. Your ideas. Without being influenced by other people. ⠀ Best part of all this: you know I’m right. ⠀ #randomtalkingvideo ⠀ ⠀ ⌐ ⠀⠀I give away my best stuff ⠀⠀in my emails. they’re free. ⠀⠀I try to help and hook it up ⠀⠀before I ask you to buy stuff. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀they are Rated-R, though. So ⠀⠀don’t sign up if you’re soft. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀

 

It’s a the fucking best way to practice clear, persuasive, engaging communication with the audience you’re trying to influence… WHILE you are simultaneously managing the “what if this person does/thinks/says this?” bullshit you have going on in your mind all day.

Cuz that shit is always going to be there… and it will only get worse when you start tackling bigger problems.

But you and I both know that those bigger problems/opportunities aren’t even going to present themselves to you if you’re not doing the work… you won’t even see them.

Me and you right now:

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-Ry

PS – The Purge is this Sunday. You are going to want to be involved in this.

Or at least protect yourself from BEING purged by educating yourself on the new code-of-conduct.

PPS – this is day 22 (I think) of #30daysofthesefuckingemails. And I just sent two god dammit. There are a bunch more at ryanorrico.com

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