Dazzled by LinkedIn Success
Oh. My. Word. LinkedIn just keeps getting better and better for me.
Last night I received a request from the personal manager of a celebrity!!
He asked me if I would interview and feature one of the celebrities he manages.
I am over the moon excited!! I am bouncing off the walls!
I'm struggling to focus on anything else today. So I created this little image of how I'm feeling...
I have three reasons I'm so excited about this win.
1. Realisation of Longheld Dreams
The first is that I set an intention about 2 years ago that I wanted to interview celebrities on my website.
And I was very clear when I set this intention that I didn't want to have to call them up to ask them for an interview. I wanted them to come to me.
I wanted to offer so much value to the Mompreneurs I feature on my website and promote on social media, that Inspiring Mompreneurs became a sought-after place to be featured.
A sign of prestige. A stamp that you've made it.
Receiving that request made me feel I'm beginning to realise that dream.
I'm well aware that I may be counting my chickens before they hatch. The interview isn't published yet.
But hey, if I don't celebrate the small wins along the way, who will?
2. Validation of My Hard Work
The second reason I'm so excited is because this is validation of all the hard work I put into my interview posts.
I'm convinced this request came directly as a result of an interview I just published of a Mom Inventor - because the request came just after I shared the post on LinkedIn.
And both Moms - the celebrity Mom and Kate Spivak, the Mom Inventor I just interviewed -(who is also a Public Figure, by the way) are IBCLC's (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants).
I've been working on this post for nearly 2 months.
I created two infographics for the post, the usual one I create for all the Mom Entrepreneurs I interview and another one to showcase the product Kate invented.
We also shot a video on Zoom to embed in this post.
Unfortunately the video came out horribly because I used my laptop webcam and I had to do the interview after dark (because of the time difference) so the lighting wasn't great.
As soon as my Black Friday expenses are covered, I'll be investing in lighting and a proper webcam so we can do a re-take.
3. Validation that LinkedIn Works!
I'm answering a question I asked back in April, Does LinkedIn Work? with a resounding ABSOLUTELY!!!
This isn't the first amazing thing to happen for me on LinkedIn.
I started a little group on LinkedIn called Fempreneurs Unite a few weeks ago and I've had 70 amazing power women join me.
- One of the ladies is an Author of 3 books and invited me as a guest on her 15 Minutes of Fame Show on Facebook which was such fun!
- Another one of the ladies runs a popular podcast and she invited me as a guest on her podcast which was also awesome!
A Very Important Lesson
One point I'd like to make here is that all this work - the interviews, the hours and hours I invest creating graphics for my website, the LinkedIn groups, the shows, the podcasts, is UNPAID work.
It's not the work that pays the bills.
But it's probably the most important work I'm doing as a Digital Entrepreneur.
Because it's the work that helps me get found online.
And aAs I've been growing my targeted connections on LinkedIn, I've met the most incredible women.
When I launch my Virtual Summit next year, I'll be able to promote these women in a huge way. And at the same time, I'll grow my email list and launch myself as a name on the net. And oh yes, money will be made.
Does 4 years seem like a long time to achieve success online?
The doubters think it's taking me an awfully long time. They can't understand why I work so hard for so little monetary reward.
That's because they don't understand entrepreneurship. They don't understand the secret of the wealthy. They don't understand the curve.
Put in many hours for very little reward upfront - to receive many rewards for very little work down the line.
Some Encouragement for You
By being impeccable with everything you do, by showing up on time for every appointment, by giving your all and giving your best.
By serving others first and foremost.
And by doing this expecting nothing in return.
This is the work that builds authority online.
This is how you get to showcase your abilities and this is how you give your gifts to the world.
And you might go for months, for years, thinking this is never going to pay off.
But it always comes back to you.
This is the work that will pave the way to your success.
To Your Success