Look, some people just feel things more deeply than others. In fact, some people, like me, can feel embarrassed, rejected and hurt from the smallest, tiniest thing that others would have forgotten a milli-second later.
And it's nothing to feel ashamed about (although I did feel ashamed about it for a very long time). For some of us, it's just the way our brains are wired. And when we don't honour this or recognise this, or try to squash these feelings down, it can make showing up in this online space really very hard. When tiny comments, actions and incidents most people would not even notice, or would shrug off, or just take in their stride, leave you feeling crippled, wounded and frozen, it can make succeeding in this online space feel like one step forward and two steps back. It might even make you think that content marketing is not for you.
But it doesn't have to be like that. Yes, the online space can feel like a bit of a brutal emotional battleground for people who are HSPs (highly sensitive people), empaths or who struggle from Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria. So there's a danger that you can end up playing small and never fully going for what you really want as a form of protection.
If this sounds like you, this podcast episode is here to let you know that there are LOTS of us. You're not alone. And it doesn't have to hold you back.
Press play to hear my story, how I was triggered only yesterday, and my top tips for getting visible and showing up in your fullest expression, when you're an HSP.
FREE MASTERCLASS: Author Your Influence: Write & Publish Your Own Expert Book. Save your seat HERE
Sign up to my Newsletter HERE