2) You find out who your real supporters are.
People are busy which is understandable. However, it doesn't take much to support your "friend" or "family". I have people who've been rocking with me for YEARS but have yet to read, like, or share one of my posts. If it's because you think they are bad? Cool, let me know! Constructive criticism is welcome! It even says so in my “About Us” section. Hell, my whole business is based on telling it like it is and being honest. My skin isn't thin, and all of you know this! I just personally feel like the people that claim to be in your circle are the last people you should be begging to support you.
While I’ve accepted this, it is important to note that when I DO make it, because I will *insert hair flip*, my expectations will change. I will no longer expect those same friends and family to come around and begin supporting me. I expect them to continue to NOT support me. Do not hop on the #teamPGawd bandwagon. Do not throw my name out there telling people you knew me way back when; because you never supported me “way back when”.
"I love how people I've never met before root for me."
I have learned to not pay attention to the lack of support from these "friends" and "family", but to appreciate the support I DO receive. I am truly grateful to all of the people, family, friends, and friends I've yet to meet, who do show me love. Those who read and comment on posts, or simply double tap a pic on Instagram. It truly means the world to me to know that I am reaching somebody, somewhere.
At the end of the day, I know those who are supposed to be watching...ARE.
Check back next Thursday for lesson #3!