Good Morning Damsels!
A great friend of mine recently recommended I read What I Wish I Knew When I was Twenty By Tina Seelig and I admit I downloaded the audiobook instead of actually picking up the book to read it. But it was so moving, I’ve listened to it twice in one week. In the book, there is a story of a Damsel whose father worked in corporate America. He started out in an entry-level position and slowly worked his way to Senior Executive Vice President. When the Damsel in the story finished college, she started her business and naturally had business cards printed. She excited to share them with her father, but he was mortified the card his inexperienced daughter handed him had the job title “President” on it.
Have you ever wanted to write a book? Start an online business? Start or join a club? Run a marathon? Go on a vacation, by yourself? But didn’t know if you were allowed to? Or worse asked someone you trusted for permission and they shot down your dreams? I have too!
I was apprehensive about starting my blog because I didn’t know if I was qualified enough to blog. I figured you needed some sort of validation, degree, writing certificate or something. Shortly after beginning my research, I realized all it took was a few clicks on the computer and BAM! My baby was born on a brisk night in October. Read my first post here. I
am still was even apprehensive about writing on certain topics. The thing I was most anxious about, how do I address my position on my blog? What is my title in the company? Much like the Damsel in the story I didn’t want to be overconfident. AM I a CEO? How do I become an actual Editor In Chief or Publisher of a Site? The answer is what I really wish I knew when I was twenty: you just do!
YOU DONT NEED TO WAIT FOR PERMISSION TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS.
So whatever it is that you want to do whether it’s go on a cross country road trip, start your own gourmet cupcake business or train for a marathon don’t wait for someone to validate you, JUST DO! Just START!
Join me in the pledge to take ownership of your fate!
Be bold. Live out loud & as always remember,
Kay Founder/CEO of DamselNoDistress.com
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