Written on: November 1, 2017
by Elisa Coleclough
Before I begin, let me tell you that those who impact the world, started somewhere, unknown, unnoticed, full of inspiration and dreams, with one objective to become a definite game changer.
Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit. – Conrad Hilton
Nowadays, social media is a powerful tool, still evolving, is being taken over by those who want to share their thoughts, experiences, products, etc. They are the social media influencers and they are here to stay…
We welcome this time Belgian blogger who lives in Canada, influencer and Marketing bachelor Flopi of Keeping up with Flopi social media.
She has an amazing blog in which she talks about her experiences as an adopted child, how failure, success, moving from one country to another and also being into an intercultural, interracial relationship (with a lovely Irishman named Cian) has shaped her personality.
Thank you for being with us today. We would like to know what you think about leadership in a digital world where becoming an influencer takes not only, creativity, networking and resilience and other traits but also becoming exposed.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe.
- These are two questions in one:
How do you envision an ideal influential leader?
And how do you see yourself as an inspiring blogger?
For me, an influential leader is someone who knows what he/she is talking about, who wants to help and educate others thanks to his/her knowledge.
There are a lot of negative experiences about adoption and having a positive one can help other adoptees to have another point of view.
- In modern time, what do you think of the social influencer as a modern inspiration role model for the new generations?
I think that social influencers can be good role models for new generations. For example, a lifestyle blogger can help his/her audience by showing a healthier day routine.
- In a global world, we see more influencers becoming public speakers, authors, brand ambassadors. As a marketing professional, how do you relate a brand to a person?
To me, a company or a brand can relate/sell to a group of people who shares the same core value. For example, lululemon athletica is a Canadian athletic retailer that I am working with and describes itself as yoga inspired for women and men. So, people who buy their products share the same values of this company.
- Can you share with us how becoming a blogger has helped you grow your personality, and how do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
Starting a blog was the best idea I have ever had because it helped me to communicate better with people around me. Before blogging, I was writing every thought in my diary and one day my boyfriend told me that my experience could help others. So, I started my blog and published it online. Blogging helped me grow from an introvert tomboy with speaking in public issues to become an outgoing, assertive young girl.
5 years from now, I see myself with a healthier life, doing a job I like and still happy in my relationship.
Bonus track: if you were to find your younger self ten years ago, what would you say to her?
When I was 10 years younger, I was afraid to say what I was thinking to not hurt others, because to me people’s opinions mattered too much and I was afraid to be myself. So, I’d tell her to not care about other people’s opinions and be more open.
Thank you Flopi for sharing with us, and don’t forget to check her latest blog post “7 facts you do not want to know about me”
Finally, I remember that…
The world belongs to those who dare
Thank you reading for us, looking forward to reading your comments in the box below! have a great day/week, Eli