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NYC Branded Lifestyle Portrait Photography Blog | Hi, I'm John DeMato, and I collaborate with thought leaders to create powerful, purposeful and authentic images. This is my blog where I talk all about the magic behind the portraits we create.

Vulnerability is the cornerstone of confidence


Vulnerability is the cornerstone of confidence. — Brene Brown



While talking about high-quality relationships during my recent applied positive psychology class, this Brene Brown quote was mentioned.

These 6 words deeply resonated with me not only on a personal level, but, also professionally.

Brene Brown encapsulates a very central theme that I have been impressing upon during every conversation I’ve had with my clients.

As a thought leader whose goal is to serve as a change agent for their tribes, it’s important to be honest and open about your journey in order to endear yourselves to those you want to serve.

And I don’t mean just sharing all your personal and professional wins - I’m talking about the struggle, the setbacks and the start-back-at-square-one moments.

These are the moments that built you into the human being that you are today, contributing to your resilience and growth in all areas of your life.  

Of course, these not-so-sunshiney moments sucked big time while they were happening, but, ultimately, they built you up rather than tore you down.

And these confident building moments are exactly what your tribe needs to hear!

These heartfelt stories bring you closer to those who look to you to solve their pain points, because you’re teaching an important lesson through your vulnerability and openness.

By sharing with your tribe the vulnerable moments that contributed to your confidence, you are creating a unique opportunity for them to become inspired and ready to meet their own challenges head on.

That’s a pretty amazing reason to leverage your harshest, life lessons.

How do you present your vulnerability to your tribes through your social content?  

Do you find it difficult to present yourself in that way?  Avoid it altogether?

Perhaps I can be of some assistance.

Set up a time to chat with me here and let’s see if I can be that difference-maker for you.