Have you ever had one of those weeks where you have to pinch yourself to make sure it’s really your own skin that you are embodying? I am just wrapping one of those weeks and I am so filled with gratitude and wonder about it all—I decided I would let you all into this wonderful place that has been my work life this week.
I believe in sharing both my victories and my setbacks because it helps break down any assumptions or false ideas we have about how certain events come about. What a lot of my clients tell me that they most appreciate about me is that I am working right alongside them trying to make progress in my career and that no one person has the right formula for what is going to work for either of us. It’s all about sharing our experiences and figuring out where and how to make that next best step forward for our own selves.
For me, this past week was forever altered in the most delightful way, with a simple Tweet.
So as some of you may know, alongside my work with my clients, I am developing my ‘on air’ media personality with a hope of eventually having my own television show where I get to share my work with a global audience. Over the last year, I have served as a Leadership Expert on a morning television talk show on a monthly basis. This incredible opportunity helped me find my media voice and has allowed me to practice and continue to hone my ‘on air/live’ presentation skills. Not so easy!
As is my personality, I am now hungry for the next rung in the ladder if you will to help me push my big crazy dream of my show down the road. So, I simply asked my network to help me (take note: build, nurture and call on a network and amazing things happen). In a matter of an hour after tweeting a request for connections in #BroadcastMedia—two of my colleagues contacted me and put me in touch with these two GIANTS in their industry and this is what came of my connection with them:
1) An Executive Producer of 20/20 and Good Morning America in NYC: Once I finally got to speak to this generous man live—he said to me, “Katie, as you can imagine, I see a lot of tapes, I mean a lot and I don’t usually think much of what I see, but I have to say with your TV segments—I think you have some……. potential.” Don’t you just love that line? I will never forget it. He put me in touch with an agent who has directed me to pursue a local radio show that will then get syndicated and go from there.
2) A NPR Producer: She and I met this morning, immediately following the information above and she is now guiding me through how to create my own content on a YouTube Channel so that I can submit those clips to a Clear Channel, etc. She thinks I should be the next “Frasier Crane”. How awesome is that?
My end goal in sharing this with you all is to prove to you that small miracles truly do happen every day. By simply sharing your story and asking your community if they, ‘know someone’—doors fly open and in no time at all-a dream becomes your reality.
I would love to know if my story resonates with you and if you have had any similar experiences in everyday miracle making. Do tell!