Badassery Magazine November 2017 Issue 18 - Page 13

Y ou guys… in the past three months I have scheduled Garyvee (yes, Gary Vaynerchuk,) Denise Duff- ield-Thomas (aka Lucky Bitch,) and Rebecca Campbell (Author) for the Badassery podcast. I got off my ass and pursued... hard! That’s my job, that is what I love to do. I get high on achieving what others think is unachiev- able. I thrive when faced with a challenge and I kick ass until I have the results I want (and if you need proof, send a message to Garyvee’s assistant and ask him how often he heard from me, and on what platforms.) Seriously, we’re all just human. THEY are human. Just human with gatekeepers to protect them from people who don’t know how to get it done. I have referred to myself over the years as a super sleuth. Some might use the word stalker, which I frown upon, in a very real way. I do not stalk. I follow. I learn. I wait. I pitch. Rinse and Repeat. I get to know the people I am targeting and find out what makes them tick. I want to en- sure that when I approach them the timing is right, the purpose is real, and the results will be epic. I want to pitch my clients’ in a way that makes the most sense, not to just throw it out there and hope for the best. I can see the larger picture for others in a way I can’t even do for myself. Self promotion is a nightmare for me and causes me great anxiety. That’s why I got it out in the first sentence. But wait, the truth is, that wasn't self promotion- it is a fact! I did those things, and that is what I want to do for you. Who do you want to connect with? What community are you trying to build? Have you spo- ken with your local television and radio stations yet? Do they know they have a badass in their backyard? At a conference in New Orleans last week someone asked us to make a list of reasons why we are a badass MF (yeah, I can’t write it out, sorry.) Anyway, here’s my list. I am a Badass because: • I’ll ask anybody for anything. What’s the worst they can say? If I get a no, I’ll ask again.. And again… and again. • I do work that will make you think you’ve got a football team of PR people on it for you. • I run my business and I’m also a single mom to two teen-aged boys. • I’m bionic. (ok, well partially 12