Anyone who downloaded or picked up a copy of Twenty Won and read my chapter, From Imposter to Inspiration, knows that Imposter Syndrome has plagued me for years.
From my chapter: "On daily walks, I found myself thinking more and more about what my next move needed to be... But that imposter syndrome kept nagging at me. Could I do it? Was I good enough? I always dreamt of being a writer. I grew up creating notebooks full of never-completed novels and teen angst poetry, long gone in some landfill."
I believe you have to believe... in yourself.
That's not easy though, is it? We are our biggest critic. But, once I believed these key points, I started to snap out of Imposter Syndrome.
I believe I ...
... can achieve results.
... care deeply enough about other's success to perform at my best.
... care deeply enough about MY success and reputation to perform at my best.
... am passionate about what I do and in what I provide for my clients.
... am a constantly evolving individual and I want to continue to learn something new each day!
I knew that people enjoyed reading what I wrote, and they came to me to help them "pretty up" their thoughts and get their ideas and feelings out of their heads and on to paper. For as silly as it sounds, I'd say my writing career (unpaid) kicked off with helping friends and family write everything from Facebook posts, to letters of dissatisfaction when a purchase didn't pan out, to wedding and business speeches, and more! I had been writing for YEARS, just not as an official "writer", "author", or "content creator". Writing and making lists is like therapy for me. If I love doing it, shouldn't I be paid for it? Can't I make it a "job"?
"Do something you love and you'll never work a day in your life."
So I did it.
Between May 2020 and May 2021 I managed to:
💢 start a business from scratch (K2 Creative officially launched in June 2020) - and I've worked with over a dozen clients to date!
💢 add two amazing friends to my team.
💢curate and contribute the introduction, conclusion, and a chapter to Twenty Won, an anthology of 21 female entrepreneurs. 21 chapters. 21 bios. 21 headshots. In FOUR months.
💢create a partnership with my incredible writing coach and editor, Cori Wamsley, and her hybrid publishing company, Aurora Corialis Publishing.
💢 walk about 25 miles a week, well beyond what I need to reach my 800 mile goal for 2021.
Sitting idle isn't something I enjoy... and helping others is something I love.
Expanding my business and helping others become successful are big goals for me.
So if you're living in "Stucksville" (Credit to my friend Merilee Smith - life coach and drama disruptor at Coach with Merilee - for coining that phrase! She also contributed a chapter to Twenty Won, Ditch Drama and Take Charge of Your Story.), reach out to me! I'd love to have a chat with you and help you get out of your head and into something that brings you joy, lights a fire within you, and simply makes you happy! You just never know what can come out of a 30 minute conversation!