of my Success
sent February 2009.
Names and places have been changed.
I've also been thinking about what you said to me at the GABF
- "how did I become so successful?" (or something like that). If you
looked at my bank account you might rethink your question!
these are the two secrets to my success:
1. Tell your own story. Either
nobody out there is telling your story, or they are going to screw it up. After
you're gone, whose story about you do you want people to hear?
visible. Attend conferences. Speak at conferences. Get beyond your native shyness
and force yourself to meet people. Get on panels if you are too afraid of standing
in front of a crowd alone. Smile a lot. But mostly be there and be seen. Showing
up is 90% of success.
That's it. Take care!
to live by!