Some of you may look at me and think I have it all together or a least say he knows what he wants or is doing in life.I have businesses, I have a passion for what I do, I love what I do and skills that allow me to do what I want when I want. And money to do it. I want to tell you something today. This is the Instagram effect at work. What you see about me online is what I think I want you to see. This may have been the life I had 3 or 4 years ago but not the one I have been living in. In reality, I am a person that struggles daily with finding self-worth and questions the value I can bring to others. My businesses though I am passionate about starting things are mostly (I feel) failures or they are so small and currently make little to no money. I have struggled with dept and have over time been forced to sell a lot of my things in order to make ends meet. I sometimes have found it hard to even support myself at times let alone others in my life. Many days I question daily at the core do I even know what I am doing or have any skills at all to offer. One thing I have always known is that I do have a passion for helping others. And over the last few weeks, I have started to climb the hill, one step at a time. I have started to see that this Instagram effect does no good for anyone, it doesn't really help me improve myself and it could start to make others feel either jealous or angry or start to feel less of themselves too. I have started to see that not sharing my struggles and being real with others only makes them worse and doesn't help me to change, grow, or most importantly help others. When we isolate ourselves and our problems we cut ourselves off from the only way we truly have to overcome them, other people. This is in no way to for you to feel sorry for me or a cry for help. Rather the opposite, to think that if someone was going through something similar in their own life, or had walked this road before. I would feel much better-knowing others are walking that road with me. And I want others who may be walking that same road to know I walk it with you. I also feel none of us should ever strive to have it all together. I am a lifelong learner and will always be a student of life. I will have success and falls. But the moment I think I have it all together is the moment I stop growing, getting back up, taking risks and challenging myself to be better and only at that point would I really become a failure. Struggling is a lot easier to endure and overcome if we know we are struggling together.