I Was An Ugly Middle Schooler 😅
And other things totally relevant to you, I promise.
👋 What’s up LinkedIn Lover,
To those of you who are new here — Welcome, I’m glad you’re here.
To those of you who aren’t — I finally sent out an email to my closest network plugging the newsletter. (About time, amiright?)
Anyways, the newsletter 🖋
Quick update on me: I presented at 1 Million Cups this morning regarding — you guessed it — my upcoming still-unnamed (😅) course. If you missed it, you can see the replay here. (Facebook sign-in required.)
I’m usually not the type to create content the day of publishing, but I knew this one needed to be fresh.
And, as rare as it occurs, I was right.
Not because I’m some ultra-inspired, Mark-Twain’s-spirit-fills-me writer today, but because I had no idea what was going to surface in that session until it happened.
And boy, did it happen.
I found myself coming back to one simple lesson my most recent course facilitator, Nina Everflow, instilled in me last month:
Don’t have everything ready before you launch. Your audience will tell you what they want to hear from you along the way.
It wasn’t as if I didn’t already realize the power of that message when she told it to me, I just hadn’t realized how powerful it was across everything that I do.
✍️ I had one goal when launching this newsletter: To share my experience building this course. Did I have a full-fledged growth strategy? Was I even sure you’d be interested in it if you didn’t know me personally? No, not really 🤷
🤝 When I first started posting on LinkedIn, I sucked at it. (Trust me, I looked recently. *Cringes.*)
😅 And in building this unnamed course, I have an idea of what transformation I want my students to have — but I don’t actually know if that’s the transformation they need.
Like middle school Sarah ugly 👇
Trust me, I wish it didn’t exist either.
Jokes aside, you really don’t have to have it all figured out to start your next “thing.”
You’ll learn along the way.
In fact, I see power in not having any idea where to start, because then you have full capacity to think creatively 🧠✨
You don’t have to agree with me. Mostly, I just want you to consider what you know you’re really good at, and wonder if there’s another way to do it that you haven’t explored yet.
Maybe you’ll find something interesting. Maybe you’ll spite me for even suggesting it.
Either way, I’ll see you next week.
Same time, same place?
P.S. I still have some open spots for my first paid workshop tomorrow, Inside the Augmented Algorithm of LinkedIn. It’s only $25. So, I don’t know, take part in robbing me?
P.P.S. Okay, so I don’t actually think you’re robbing me; I just think it’s a steal tbh.