When do you get “triggered”? I am rarely offended by anything these days, I am an open-book, I have an open mind, and I’m usually not phased by much because I’ve pretty much seen it all.
I DO get offended when I see people take advantage of others to profit off of them for their own bank accounts, their own power, fame, etc.
Well, today I was royally offended by an email I was sent by a multimillionaire manifesting money guru who likes to use pink-colored fonts, apparently to sugar-coat the BS I started smelling earlier today from the words in her email.
Now, I realize I am “putting myself out there”, but I stand up for MYSELF as much as I stand up for integrity, morals, and ethics. I could be wrong, but my intuition was having a STRONG reaction from her email/posts containing the same message about how she overcame growing up being bullied, being body-shamed, abuse, etc. She pulled at heart-strings about how she overcame a lot of the struggles we face growing up and going through life.
I think it’s amazing to share one’s story- it’s very inspiring and very encouraging. It’s brave and I commend it.
Then I read the next few sentences…
And I broke down into TEARS. I mean, full on, crying, cannot even believe this is how “multi-millionaires” make their money online TEARFESTIVAL.
Look, the majority of us have gone through and seen some SHIT in our lives. And it’s so wonderful to be brave enough to share your story to the world (TRULY is). But, then you ask me to help you by sharing your story to others?
The sugar-coated BS started wafting into my direction as soon as I read her asking me (along with asking THOUSANDS of other souls on her email listserv) to share her story to thousands of more people. I don’t usually post comments when I see something that smells fishy to me, especially because I don’t usually care enough to call attention to it.
But today, I was royally offended. I made a response today, and I’m sure thousands of her fans will troll me, shame me, etc., but it still doesn’t take away the fact that I’m royally offended by her (again, my intuition is telling me this) hidden business agenda/strategy to propel her bank account and fame even more so.
And no, I’m not jealous. I have my own success. As a soul who has experienced a lot of the pain that most of US HAVE experienced in life, I don’t try to profit from others with sugar-coated BS email propositions like the one she sent today “Help me” to help others in the world by “sharing” the link.
Why not let your story and message speak for itself, and if others are inspired (which they will be because it’s a great story) why not let them share it as they please?
Me, the black sheep against the herd of all the white sheep, does not usually get so “triggered” by others. But, your flat and in-genuine request to ask me to market your brand for free (AFTER you’ve played on my fears, insecurities, and basically portray yourself as one who is relatable)? I cannot shake the “fake” I am feeling from this. It’s disheartening to me, it leaves a disgusting taste in my mouth, and hell no I am NOT perfect. I never claim to be. I’m human just like everyone else.
As someone who has been bullied (and still gets bullied), body-shamed (and still gets body-shamed), abused, etc. that most of have gone through in our lives (male AND female), I find it highly offensive to share your story and then solicit for thousands of your fans to share your link because it comes across as…hollow and flat…
And if I’m wrong, I’m wrong. Help people because you WANT to help people, not because you are trying to gain more fame and more money. Be a leader, a REAL leader, by encouraging others to share THEIR own stories as well (instead of asking for them to share yours so you can profit off them and their friends after pulling at their heart-strings using fears and insecurities as your drive).
And if people want to shame me and troll me for being the black sheep in society, for having the balls to state, “I smell BS through the pink-colored font”, then go right ahead. I know who I am and I believe in being transparent and honest- even in a business strategy…because we are ALL in the same boat we call “helping” others in our world.
I’m posting my response below because there is no sense is venting and purging without showing the truth of my emotional-human-filled triggered moment.
So why am I telling you this?
I’m telling you this because even I (the positive girl who always finds a silver lining to everything) have downs and emotional moments in life. We are human. It’s part of being human. It’s part of life.
Never shy away from the shining star that YOU ARE! Love you, keep going, you’ve got this, Sensational Soul! And please DO share your life stories because you DO have a gift in this world to share with others!