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💡 Life Tip - Vulnerability is Attractive (Issue #48)
Weakness is not
During my community office hours yesterday, we started talking about the online gurus who brag about how perfect they are, how wonderful their life is, and how they know it all. Everyone talked about how annoying that is and that it’s a big turn-off.
We discussed how being honest and vulnerable actually draws more people in. They can empathize and relate better to who you are and the struggles you faced and overcame. We’re all human, so it’s nice to connect with others who are unashamedly human, too.
I’ve been writing for a long time, but it took a few years to become more comfortable with being vulnerable online. I thought I had to present myself as “the expert” who had the answers and never experienced doubt. But it was only after I started sharing my most vulnerable stories that my readership grew. People privately message me to share how my story resonated with them. They say things like, “I thought I was the only one who felt this way!”
However, there is a big difference between vulnerability and weakness. Being vulnerable actually requires courage and confidence. Opening up to others and sharing vulnerable stories is a sign of strength. It makes you more approachable and attractive.
Weakness isn’t attractive. Fair or not, people shy away from those who are weak. They lose respect for them. They certainly don’t want to take advice from someone like that.
So, share your stories of vulnerability, but also talk about how you came out the other side better, stronger, and more resilient.
How did those moments of vulnerability help you grow and improve?
What did you learn?
How can your stories help other people?
Hi, I’m Larry Cornett, a Personal Coach who can work with you to optimize your career, life, or business. My mission is to help you take complete control of your life so you can become a more “Invincible You.” I currently live in Northern California near Lake Tahoe with my wife and Great Dane.