Jerine Nicole

Jan 14, 2022

Unfair Advantage: The Missing Disclaimer Successful Creators Need to Tell Their Audience

I have an unfair advantage.

I have a degree in nursing (a pandemic-proof job), no student loans, I'm married, and I live in a 2-bedroom beautiful condo in Toronto that my partner and I bought in the middle of pandemic.

Yet, most people struggle to live their day-to-day lives.

Because of these unfair advantages, I have the money, time and energy to spend on my other desires. For instance, I can buy online courses, build an online business or leave my job to pursue my passions.

In essence, your unfair advantage is the unique circumstances available to you that will help you succeed in life.

And I don't take this for granted.

Many successful creators tell us, "you just have to do this, and then you'll be here." When in reality, there's no exact formula to success. We can only learn from their previous mistakes. And yet, many successful creators don't disclaim their unfair advantages. Maybe it's an unconscious act, we don't know.

For instance, newer categories—Web 3, DAO and NFT communities—pop up, and many top creators promote its "accessibility."

The truth is, it's not at all accessible.

For someone to spend time learning about NFTs, they must have had the pre-requisite to get there, like not worrying where the next paycheque will come from. Or have the money to risk in the crypto world. But most people don't have the resources to do so. Remember, the Maslow's hierarchy of needs?

Despite what we want to believe that every one can succeed, the reality is that many of us have unfair advantages.

Not only successful creators have the duty to let their audience know, but use that to help the disadvantaged ones.

Jerine Nicole

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