It can be overwhelming to grow your social media presence and maintain the connection with your audience. Dr. Sam Qurashi is a former psychiatric resident, mind researcher, and modern-day philosopher who has generated a 700k plus following on Instagram. His unconventional concepts of the human mind and his impeccable manner of deconstructing common problematic behaviors to recreate a healthy thought process are two of his many talents.
Dr. Sam Qurashi accredits his skyrocketing success on Instagram to a few habits he worked over.
The constant need for perfection and the need for influencers to create perfect content in every sense is a high expectation to meet. It hampers the process of creation, demotivates, removes the element of joy from it, and causes delay. As an influencer, being original, consistent, and motivated enough to create constantly is highly important. That was only possible for Dr. Sam when he released his unhealthy need for perfection and decided to embrace mediocrity. He made it a habit to focus on posting even if he was not 100% satisfied with his content. As it turns out, sometimes you are your own worst critic and that can block the flow of creativity from within you.
Accepting your temporary incompetence
This particular habit of accepting your temporary incompetence is the key to learning a new skill. You are bound to be incompetent at something you have never done before. Skills are acquired with time and you can only go easy on yourself by accepting the humane flaws within you. Accept your temporary incompetence, cherish it unconditionally, work on it with joy and watch yourself break through the learning barriers at the speed of light.
Your acquired skills are transferable
Dr. Sam left his medical career to pursue content creation on social media. For many, leaving an unfulfilling career is hard and impossible but Dr. Sam made it possible. He understood that whatever he learned during his medical career was transferable and would never be wasted. It helped him acquire new skills without any guilt but with a whole new level of confidence in his abilities.
Hence, after leaving his medical career with the hope to embark on a journey that would bring him closer to his mission of helping the global community, he entered the world of social media. According to him :
“After analyzing and deconstructing that platform while utilizing my knowledge of human behavior, I was able to quickly grow my page from 300 followers to over 200,000 followers in less than 13 months, and now, it has over 700 thousand followers.”
Initially, his efforts were futile but being a mind researcher and an expert in human behavior, he analyzed and built suitable traits which helped him succeed as a content creator.
You can further access the wisdom shared by Dr. Sam Qurashi by following him on Instagram; samqurashi