Monday night, upon my return from Texas, I had the honor of speaking to a group of young, strong, powerful and fabulous entrepreneurial women. Love Your Life NYC, run by Lynette Lewis is such an extraordinary event for women in the city who are chasing their dreams of being successful in their lives. I had such an overwhelming response of the kindest emails & notes from these women and how excited they are to chase after their dreams. I thought it might be fun to share with all of you what Lynette shared as recap of the event...
Fake it till you make it. This is about overcoming all the internal voices that say we’re not ready, and moving forward anyway. The ones who really achieve their goals are not the most qualified, they’re just the ones who do it.
Act like an expert. Everyone has expertise on something, OR minimally the desire to be seen as an expert. Ashlina talked about starting her blog four years ago and simply writing about her own ideas, perspectives, and thoughts on design. Little did she know top L.A. designers were reading her blogs and that’s what landed her a first design dream job.
What you love, others will love. Ashlina uses Instagram as a place to post photos that capture all things design that appeal to her. She figures what she wants to see, and how she describes these things, is what others will want to see too. She uses her own fun vocabulary, not because it’s perfect grammar, but because it sounds like her. This is why her following has grown.
Everyone can publish. With all the online tools available for aspiring authors, no reason you can’t get your work out there soon and become an author. This is what opened up many doors for her to be invited in as a design expert. I’ve found the same true in my career as a speaker. A book legitimizes your voice and is a wonderful way to expand your reach and prestige.
Hope you guys can make it next month.