How can you connect with your idols?
Do you have the same feeling when you follow someone on social media, that you know this person, even if you have never met? I do.
But let’s be honest. 90% of content on social media is idealized life. And sometimes it would be nice to know the “real person”.
I would like to tell you a story about how I connected with a person I truly admire, Christian Leblanc. Because sometimes just watching social media posts is not enough …
Who is Christian Leblanc?
Christian Leblanc is a Canadian travel vlogger, who dropped 9-5 job and followed his dreams.
One day, he just sold everything and bought one-way ticket to Thailand. Without any plan.
Over the last 5 years, he built a million dollar business and gathered the 1,5 million community on his YouTube channel. He is sharing travel and content creation tips.
And he lives on Bali now.
What about my story?
This year, I started my internship in Xpert. Xpert is a social learning application, which gathers experts from different fields, so users can learn from their experience. They have “Travel vloggers” section too.
When you download the app, you have to choose 5 experts, that you want to follow. So I have seen some big heads, like Bill Gates, Jeff Besos or Tarantino. I thought that I will check if they have Christian.
And he was there. I followed him, and there were many answers that I haven’t seen before, although I was following Christian on his Instagram and YouTube channel in the first place.
I really wanted to know if it was hard for him to be that vulnerable on the Internet, so I just asked him a question via this application.
While scrolling through all his are responses, I felt that I am getting to know him better. “What he likes the most about being full-time traveler” or his thoughts on social media impact. I felt connected.
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And tell me in the comments, who inspires you!