• The 6-Figure Mirage: Why I’m Tuning Out the Social Media Noise to Focus on What Really Matters

    Something that’s been gnawing at me like a relentless itch these days: the overwhelming noise on social media among online gurus. You know what I’m talking about—the endless race to six figures, the ads that promise you the moon, and the general hustle culture that’s become the norm.

    I completely understand the strong desire to grow a following as an online business. I highly resonate with the need for financial abundance and freedom. After all, if no one knows you, how else are you going to reach your financial goals?

    What I don’t resonate with is the overkill and the generalization that if you don’t have a million followers, you can’t be and won’t be successful. That is complete nonsense.

    Social Media for Introverts

    THE GREATsocial media CIRCUS

    Let’s set the stage. Social media has become a circus of sorts, especially in the entrepreneurial world. Everywhere you look, someone is flaunting their six-figure income, their luxury vacations, or their “hustle-hard” lifestyle. And while there’s nothing wrong with celebrating success, it’s starting to feel like a never-ending competition.

    As you know, Millennial Bella is my design and branding studio, and it was a part of this circus for a while. But as I’ve transitioned into focusing more on community and my personal brand, I’ve started to question the narrative that’s being pushed so hard on social platforms.

    Remember when I talked about taking a step back from social media to focus on what truly matters? Well, part of that decision was fueled by the exhaustion of constantly being bombarded by the same old “get rich quick” schemes and six-figure success stories.


    Let’s get real for a second. The journey to six figures—or any financial milestone for that matter—isn’t a sprint; it’s a marathon. And these ads that promise instant success? They’re often selling a mirage. Sure, some people hit the jackpot quickly, but for most of us, it’s a grind. And that’s okay!

    As I’ve shifted my focus to personal branding and content creation, I’ve realized that success isn’t just measured in dollar signs. It’s measured in the genuine connections you make, the lives you impact, and the community you build. Guess what? None of that requires you to be a six-figure earner.

    Building and joining a community has been a breath of fresh air. It’s a space where the focus isn’t on who’s making the most money or who’s got the most followers. It’s about true connections, shared experiences, and mutual growth. Let me tell you, it’s been a game-changer.


    So, how do you tune out the noise? For me, it’s been a mix of limiting my social media time, curating my feed, and focusing on my own path. It’s not about ignoring everyone else; it’s about listening to what resonates with you and filtering out what doesn’t.

    Look, if your goal is to hit six figures, that’s awesome! Me too! But let this be a reminder to not get so caught up in the race that you forget why you started in the first place. Success is a journey, not a destination, and it’s different for everyone.

    How does yours look like?

    your VIP INVITE 💌

    Before I wrap this up, I want to extend an invite to my free community. If you’re tired of the social media noise and you’re looking for a space that’s all about real talk and genuine connections, then this is the place for you.


    At the end of the day, the only voice that truly matters is your own. So, tune out the noise, focus on your journey, and don’t be afraid to take the path less traveled. It might just lead you to a destination that’s more fulfilling than any six-figure paycheck. But of course, I am never against earning enough to sustain my Ideal Income Lifestyle™️.

  • The Slow Lane: Why I’m Taking a Step Back from Social Media to Build a Real Community

    Let’s talk about a topic that’s super relatable for anyone who’s ever felt the pressure of the ‘gram, Twitter, or any social platform for that matter. We’re talking about taking it slow on social media and why that’s not only okay but actually pretty darn awesome. So, grab your fave beverage, get comfy, and let’s get into it.

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    That social media hustle 🤝

    First off, let’s address the elephant in the room: social media is a beast. It’s like that high-maintenance friend who demands constant attention. You have to post regularly, engage with your audience, keep up with the latest trends—the list goes on. And while it’s a fantastic tool for growing your brand, it can also be a major time-suck and, let’s be real, a stressor.

    The great pivot revisited

    Remember when we talked about pivoting in business? Well, the same concept applies to your social media strategy. If something is not serving you or your brand, it’s time to reassess. For me, that meant taking a step back from social media to focus on something that felt more aligned with my values: building a real, authentic community.

    The why behind the silence

    So, you might have noticed that both my personal and business social media accounts have been a bit quiet lately. No, I haven’t fallen off the face of the Earth. I’ve been low-key focusing on something that’s super close to my heart: creating a free community for my audience.

    The power of intention

    Taking it slow on social media has allowed me to be more intentional with my time and energy. Instead of spreading myself thin trying to be everywhere at once, I’ve been pouring my soul into creating a space that truly resonates with my tribe. And guess what? It’s been incredibly liberating.

    Community chronicles

    Now, let’s circle back to the community aspect. Building a community isn’t just about creating a Facebook group and calling it a day. It’s about nurturing relationships, fostering a sense of belonging, and providing value. It’s a long game, but oh-so-worth-it.

    FOMO factor

    I get it; the Fear of Missing Out is real. Taking a step back from social media can feel like you’re missing out on potential connections or opportunities. But here’s the kicker: by focusing on community, I’ve found a deeper sense of connection and fulfillment than any retweet or Instagram like could ever give me.

    So, does this mean I’m quitting social media for good? Nah, not really. It’s all about balance, baby. Social media will still be a part of my brand strategy, but it won’t be the end-all-be-all. I’m choosing to invest in connections that go beyond the surface level, and that starts with my community.

    Your personal invite 💌

    Before we wrap this up, I’ve got a little something for you. If you’re a DIY solopreneur looking to build your personal brand, I’d love for you to join my free community. It’s a space where you can be your authentic self, ask questions, and get the support you need to thrive. So, if you’re down for some real talk and genuine connections, hit me up, and let’s make it happen.

    THE FINAL takeaway

    Life’s too short to be caught up in the social media rat race. Sometimes, you have to take a step back to move forward. And if that means focusing on building a community that’s aligned with your values, then go for it. Trust me, your future self will thank you.