079: Tim Meuchel on Dispelling the Perfect Life Myth of Social Media


The perfect life doesn’t exist!

The Perfect Life… on Social Media

Ok, so why do so many on social media portray their life as perfect?

Why do most rush to post the good stuff and refrain from posting the bad? And why when someone does have the courage to post the bad do the haters have a field day.

Tim Meuchel – The 10 Factor

I’m sure you’ve seen the hater comments, like…

  • Why are they living their life through social media?
  • Why are they airing their dirty laundry?
  • Nobody wants to see their problems…

Unfortunately, the societal peer pressure pushes social media users to appease the masses. If you put that into perspective the result is very cloudy.

  • What is real life if most people only show their storefront on social media, while others are vulnerable and share more?
  • How can we wade through the BS and figure out if our life is good, bad, or somewhere in the middle?
  • Is is ok to compare social media lives with our own lives or could this cause problems?

Spoiler alert…

I just finished reading Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich and the last chapter has five pages of self-analysis questions that he says should take you at least one full day to answer honestly and completely.

Dialing through these questions put a lot into perspective. As you can imagine, when you really dig deep we all have issues. Nobody is perfect and everyone has lots of room to improve.

So I caution you to enjoy social media but keep your guard up and understand that you probably aren’t getting the whole story.

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About the author 

Tim Meuchel

Tim Meuchel is the bestselling author and podcast host of The 10 Factor: From Struggling to Thriving Business in 10 Months. Like many successful entrepreneurs, Tim failed his way to success. He gave up $334,200 in 2008 after resigning from a twelve-year corporate management career to pursue his side business full-time. The business quickly grew 8X and within four months Tim's wife quit her job as well. Several years later a bad business deal left Tim's company almost bankrupt. Tapping into emergency funds, he fought back and restructured the business; resulting in a new profit producing model requiring less than 40% effort. Seeing an opportunity to give back and help other struggling entrepreneurs Tim reverse engineered his process, validated it with top entrepreneurs, and created a ten-month roadmap - The 10 Factor.

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