4th Annual Women on the Rise Award!
I had a goal for 2020, which was to focus more on blogging and social media. You can guess how well that went! I'm trying to pick up some of the slack and I realized that I had updated my Facebook and Twitter, but never you guys! So this is that update.
I found out recently that I was nominated for for the 4th Annual Women on the Rise Awards Gala Entrepreneur Deeva award. There are ten different categories for the awards, but the Entrepreneur Deeva is for women who have succeed in building their own business. You can imagine my shock when I was nominated!
I think everyone deals with a bit of their own imposter syndrome. As someone who has just recently filed for an LLC (more about that later!), being nominated for an award for my business sounds like a joke. Don't get me wrong, I am so incredibly honored to be nominated, but at the same time, I can't help but think of this as a joke. Me? An entrepreneur? With a business? That doesn't sound right.
Being an author is a business. I know that. I see so many authors running their sales, doing their own marketing, hiring contractors, traveling to events, speaking on panels-- all of this on top of actually writing. Its a business. And I absolutely love the business side of being an author. Love it to death. But that doesn't mean I'm good at it, let alone should be nominated for an award for it!
I'm 25 years old. I don't know ANYTHING. The few things I do know, I know from falling flat on my face, usually in front of others. I'm not complaining-- I'm so proud of what I'm doing and I'm so incredibly passionate about what I do. But again, that doesn't mean I'm doing it well.
All of this is to say, imposter syndrome is a bitch, but there is some value in it. Me feeling like an imposter has gotten me back on track, working hard, and trying to prove to myself that I do deserve to be nominated for these types of awards. At some point, that will be a problem. But for right now, I'm letting the space between where I am and where I want to be inspire me instead of discourage me.
A quick side note: If you do want to attend the virtual event on September 24th, click the link here!