Tell us your bold boss story!
Ever since I was a child, I wanted to become a bestselling author. I began writing stories, creating imaginary worlds and sending out query letters to agents. I was all about getting published! However, once I grew up and went off to college, I lost that dream. Somewhere between graduating from college and working full time, I realized I wasn't fulfilling my passion, and my life wasn't moving in a direction I could be proud of. So, I quit! I quit my job and spent some time writing and publishing my first novel, bringing my childhood dream to reality. In 60 days I was able to sell 2,000 copies of a fantasy novel, due to a brilliant marketing plan. This was a fun point in my life as I realized, you really can do great things with your life and meet your goals. You just have to be willing to work hard for it!
We're all about bold boss moments, tell us about one of yours!
My Bold Boss Moment was taking the time to reach out to one of the entrepreneurs I respect. I've been following her blog and podcast for years, well before I quit my job and decided to become a full-time entrepreneur. Well, as I was coming up on the 1 year anniversary of my entrepreneurial lifestyle, I reached out to her to see if I could be a guest on her podcast. She said yes! My interview on the Suitcase Entrepreneur Podcast with Natalie Sisson went live on 6/7 and it was a great reminder, don't be afraid to ask, even if you think the answer is likely no. You never know what could happen.
What advice or words of encouragement do you have for the Bold Boss Tribe?
Stop waiting for everything to be perfect and take action! Stop wishing and dreaming and start doing. It's the doers that make big things happen. Regardless of whether you want to become a speaker, writer, entrepreneur, build a business, start a podcast, or take a trip around the world, start taking actions that bring you closer to your goal. It's the small steps that matter.