My accountability partner laid down the gauntlet.
“Become more visible”, she challenged.
“Let people hear your voice”, she prompted.
“Reach a wider audience”, she urged.
Did I really have reasons for resisting? Or were they actually just excuses?

You may have noticed, I’ve taken her advice to heart.

And, guess what. It’s been easier than I thought it would be.

We all know that people will do business with people that they know, like, and trust. With all of the noisy noise on digital platforms, it’s increasingly difficult to be able to show up as our genuine selves.
Seriously, it’s so much easier to hide behind a brand.
But to my accountability partner’s point – if people were to consider working with me to help them get their digital platforms in order and avoid overwhelm, they would be so much more likely do so after listening to my voice or watching me speak, since they would feel they know me a bit better.
So…. I eased myself in slowly.

This… Turns out….I LOVE.

I love it because I get to share a little tidbit each week designed to make digital marketing a bit easier for business owners but THEN I get to chat with some of the most interesting, generous, smart people!

No kidding. I am so very fortunate to have this opportunity to connect with them and to share their brilliance with my audience.

Be sure to check them out and connect with them – you will be so happy that you did!

Then, I opened myself up to more ‘exposure’ opportunities. And sure enough, one presented itself to me right away.

I had the honor of being a guest on the Wise Women Speak podcast with Linda Pritcher and Lana Bastianuti.

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At just about the 5:15 mark is where we discuss how, as an introvert, I was drawn to the digital marketing technology.
You see, we introverts want to make sure that we are confident in how we present.  We are concerned that what we have to say won’t be misconstrued.
So……Having the time to sit with my notes and create digital content (emails, blogs, responses, etc) in a thoughtful, controlled manner helped to clear away the unease of ‘showing up’.

Time to think and compose can give us a sense of control when we get to present thoughtfully and strategically.

I’d love to learn what your experience has been with “Showing Up”.  What holds you back?  How can your communities help you share your talents with those who really need you?