This is me, in early March 2019 – 3 days after my first book ‘Digital Marketing Made Easy’ was released.
I wasn’t supposed to ‘speak’ at the event, and it wasn’t really a speaking engagement. I was attending an event for Women in Digital and one of the speakers – Amy McManus of AM Marketing – asked for a time when we had to overcome Imposter Syndrome. I was the living embodiment of it – right at that very moment!
I never planned to release a book. I’d dabbled before and failed miserably but this particular book wouldn’t be quiet so I started writing in October 2018 and I’d finished it by the end of January 2019.
I chose to self-publish via Amazon as I wanted to get it into the hands of so many people that I knew it could help.
I never expected it to hit #1 in Kindle downloads.
(Who am I to write a book?)
I never thought for a second people would ask me to sign it!
(What do I know about digital marketing?)
I never dreamed it would open doors for me.
(Success is for other people, not for me)
But it has done all those things and I am thrilled!
(TAKE THAT IMPOSTER SYNDROME! 👊)
Then to stand unexpectdly in front of 250 women (most of who work in Digital Marketing) and announce that I had to overcome soooooo many doubts, fears and so much anxiety – well, I had to take a minute afterwards as I had ‘something in my eye!’
If you’re thinking of writing a book or doing something that takes you outside of your comfort zone – DO IT!
There is nothing quite like the sense of achievement, so much so that not only am I am writing a second non-fiction book but I’ve planned my first fiction book and I can’t wait to see where it takes me!
If you would like to find out more about ‘Digital Marketing Made Easy’ take a look on Amazon