Feeling stuck, in a life you don’t want, feeling like you can’t do what you want to do, but not exactly sure why? Tired of being unhappy? Of doing the rinse and repeat of the 9-5 life?
What if I told you there was someone just like you who made the leap from the corporate world to a 6-figure business, and she was not the first one to ever stand up in front of the crowd and make her voice heard.
Meet Val. As a child Val dreamed of going to college and climbing the corporate ladder, staying in the same job for 30 years and playing it safe in the 9-5 route to provide for her family. A teen mom, who had both her children at a young age, took a leap outside of her comfort zone to create a limitless life. Val was one of the first in her family to get a college degree and although she will be the first to say you do not need a college degree to be successful, it was a personal goal of hers to finish her degree. Studying marketing, it seemed like social media and digital marketing came hand in hand; but in this digital space, you learn by doing. Val created her own online business first building websites as a side hustle through school and parenting then growing into an online store she used to sell her beloved handbag collection and others she was given on consignment. Thanks to email marketing, and digital marketing at the end of her college career she was able to sell her business, take time to truly decide what she wanted to do in life, raise her children and finally take a breather.
During her time in the corporate world Val realized she longed for more, she didn’t want to be like her managers but rather the CEO of the company, she wanted to live life and take advantage of the income she was generating, she quickly realized that at her 9-5 that wasn’t going to happen, she needed to work from home or better yet for herself for flexibility and the life she wanted. She took the leap and got a work from home job – learning as she went and getting the first taste of the life she wanted; she can’t believe how far she’s come and she wants you all to succeed too, take examples from her growth and design your own dream.
Val’s Growth is Amazing!
Val’s personality is captivating, there is just something about her where you want to find out more, she is eager to learn, and never backs down from a challenge – even as an introvert.
Fellow introverts listen up – Val has specs of glittery beauty for you
- Challenge yourself/Surround yourself with people that challenge you
She landed every job she applied for because she was so good one on one – but in front of 100’s of people – that’s a different story. Yet she is so grateful that her mentors and bosses challenged her – one instance was when she had to present to the entire company. Her boss said, “I am going to make you push yourself out of your comfort zone.” Having those people around you to help you grow is so important.
- It is possible to create a successful business behind a screen – Yes… but,
- Ask yourself what you want to be remembered for?
- What are the steps you’re going to take to put yourself out there?
- Ask yourself what you want to be remembered for?
Val wants to change lives, with her business, with her gifts, and she knows isn’t going to do that by hiding behind the screen. She was successful and is proof you can be but she wasn’t doing what she wanted to do for her business, community or life. She couldn’t hide forever, If she did the world won’t know her personality, in her words, she “is weakening her know life and trust factor by not getting in front of the camera.” “What’s the worst that can happen is no one shows up? or someone points out something embarrassing?” “I’ve been in the audience where the speakers aren’t the greatest but they inspire me because they have the courage to get up there and do it, I truly respect them.”
- Done is better than perfect
Be authentic – that’s what people want to see and they appreciate, turn off the self-talk that says, no one wants to see you, or hear you say “like” every 5 words. Abandon that mindest – What kept you saying it’s safer to not be out there online?
“A lot of it is the mindset, poor mindset took away from confidence online.” – people appreciate authenticity, people appreciate when you go up there and conquer your fears.
Even if like Val you don’t aspire to be an extrovert, just try to become that person for the moment, for you, for your business, for your dreams.
You do not have to be a celebrity to have a dream life, what you see in your mind is possible, you just have to take action to make it happen. Reverse engineer your life for what you want; whether it’s trips to Disney every other day, weekend road trips, Sunday’s off or whatever you want – how large of a team do you need? How many clients? Who says you can’t have the life you want?
If you want to start your own journey as a social media manager, you’re invited to check out my free masterclass, How I Made $117,000 in my first year as a social media manager: https://www.smubonuses.com/masterclass