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Thanks Kylie and Spinning Hill for sharing so far.

Maybe I should add something since I started it.. haha.. :)

*Literally, 10 mins later* This is actually not an easy task.. I’m starting to understand why other soloists are not posting on this thread..

I think a lot of amazing people are so used to achieving amazing things that they don’t stop to recognise their own amazingness (I know that’s not a word) and pat themselves on the back, because in their eyes, it may not be so amazing.. however someone out there may be looking at them in absolute awe and amazement. ;)

I think when you are flying solo, there is nothing more important than to step back once in a while, see what you have achieved and give yourself a pat on the back. I’m sure you will see that you are one step closer than you were yesterday, to achieving your goals. That’s also one step more than the miserable people who are stuck in their jobs, but not daring enough to take the leap of faith like you have. That’s worth a win right? Taking that spare moment to celebrate your wins will give you that extra fuel to keep moving forward.

About 2 months ago, I had this sudden idea that I wanted to write a book sharing my knowledge about social media for small businesses, so I sat down and four days later – done. I built a website (with some design feedback from FS members). I built a social media campaign for the ebook. I self published on my website as well as on Amazon and Kindle, and soon to be other online distributors. So far I have sold about 50 copies of the book. I’ve had positive reviews and businesses thanking me for it. And ever since I released it, it seems like the universe aligned with my goals – I’ve got collaboration proposals from 3 businesses that would compliment my services and have scored 2 contracts for 6 months worth of social media management work.

From the book writing to the online publishing, to the websites, shopping carts – everything (except the social media), I had no idea what I was doing. I learnt everything as I needed over the 2 months to do it and make it happen. After spending the first year of my business trying to make everything ‘perfect’, and not feeling ‘good enough’ to make the leap nor to put myself on the market, I’m quite shocked and pleased with the 360 degree turn I have made over the past couple months. Coming to think of it, I think that’s a win, win, win. :)