I currently live in Brooklyn with my three little boys and husband. What can I say, I’m the unofficial -but official - Queen in my house. I love weird combinations of food (more on that later), going out (MOMS CAN DANCE TOO), and seeing the "A-HA" look on a founder's face when they unleash the story that has been buried in them and their business for way too long.
Why does everyone else seem to be an overnight success compared to me?
Do you ever ask yourself that? Guilty.
Take Rachel Hollis. She’s a motivational speaker, author, blogger, powerhouse conference host and Netflix star. When her Netflix show ‘Made for More” debuted last year a lot of people in my circles were like “HUH? Who is SHE and how did she come out of nowhere?”
But the truth is she had been toiling away for 15 years writing, making videos and doing her thing. Lots of rejections, bad videos and books that didn’t see the light of day.
A common theme for “over night successes” seems to be a few things:
*Years of making videos to an audience that can fit on one hand.
*Years of writing that newsletter to a readership of a few.
*Years of launching different ideas that didn’t work out.
But they kept on going. Kept on tweaking, making, writing, creating, doing because somewhere deep down, the faith in themselves was bigger than the fear.
We all want that great explosion of success with minimal grit and effort. But it just doesn’t work like that. This is a video I did in college and it’s NOT GOOD. And for the Love of God it was for a show called, “Nude Hippo”. Whhhhaaaaaaaa?
A decade later, I would be hosting my own mom series for Today.com. If you saw THAT Nude Hippo video you might not think, “that girl would one day produce her own digital series for a large network.” But the point is I’ve been doing “this video thing” for a long time.
And even if you do fall in that “hit it out of the park the first time “ category, you need to have the skillset and the mindset to sustain. And those skills usually only come from falling flat on your face for too many times to count.
So keep on doing THE THING because you will get there one day even if it looks very different to how it started.
And then give me a call WHEN you need video advice on how to market the thing 💃🙌🎥