EP. 98 How To Be A Free-Thinker In An Influencer's World

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By Sami Womack. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

We live in a society that’s easily swayed by celebrities and social media influencers. At some point, we put these people so high up on pedestals that we started to look up to them for every single piece of advice. Then, when they show their human-side, when they screw up publicly -- or don’t show up socially, we feel personally let down. Why though?

In this episode, I’m walking you through my own thought process on this topic. I’m sharing about how let down I felt by Dave Ramsey’s lack of #BLM support, and how heart-broken I felt about Rachel Hollis’ divorce. But I’m also sharing why it’s important to remember that even influencers and celebrities are mere mortals, and that the true magic comes when we remember to form our own opinions and be free-thinkers.

IN THIS EPISODE, SAMI SHARES ABOUT:
  • Why “Keeping up with the influencers” is like “keeping up with Joneses 2.0”

  • Why “cancel culture” has been growing lately

  • Why it's normal to feel let down by people we look up to

  • My own thoughts on being disappointed with celebrities

  • How to break away from taking their opinions and actions as gospel truth, and remember that influencers are human too

  • Why it’s okay to be inspired, but always remember to stop and think for yourself

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WHO IS YOUR PODCAST HOST?

Sami Womack is the brains behind A Sunny Side Up Life. Her weekly chart-topping podcast has been downloaded over 100,000 times. When she’s not downing caramel coffee and rocking a little girl on her hip (literally), she’s creating content, collaborating with finance/minimalist organizations, and inspiring women all over the world to live an intentional life.

She began this journey with her high school sweetheart, Daniel, and a debt price tag of $490,000. They both took control of their family’s finances by downsizing, budgeting, and changing habits. From this experience, A Sunny Side Up Life was born.

Today, Sami owns this business helping women get through dark times and experience the life-altering magic of intentional living.

She offers a jump start into money mindset with the FREE Magic + Money Course + a full budgeting experience with Your Sunny Money Method.

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