Many people have asked themselves the question, “How do I get ahead?”. While some may focus on the likes and follows, the value comes from how you maximize the media. It can be the wind beneath your wings or the shackle on your ankle depending on your strategy.
Being an introvert, I tried my hardest to stay behind the scenes. Leveraging media was not on my radar for the first few years of entrepreneurship. Now that I have added media to my strategy for success, I have seen growth and a continuous flow of people that I could network with. In this episode, Dr. Afshan shared with her how radio and books created a roadmap that continues to direct her towards success.
Dr. Afshan’s nuggets:
~ You can not leverage what you have until you launch it
~ The journey starts to look different when you take action
~ When you add media to your plan you expand your network
~ Your radio show or podcast should be an extension of your voice (What do you want to teach people?)
~ There is always a higher level – Dream it and then do it!
~ Reviews are valuable so document them and share them
~ Fight through the disappointment
~ Rejection can empower you if you have the right perspective
Media continues to be a way that entrepreneurs, authors, and speakers find their tribe. It can be through a book or through a podcast but the way that you will see success is through your consistency. How you show up is valuable to you and to your brand. Yes, you are a brand and that includes every interview you do and every time that you speak at an event.
When you add media to your strategy you see the value of conversations and networking for success. In the beginning, the style and structure are not as important as the value of you taking action. Blogging, podcasting, magazines, and many other options are awaiting your story and wisdom.
Meet Dr. Afshan:
Dr. Afshan Naheed Hashmi born in India and educated both in India and the USA now lives in Rockville, Maryland, USA. Dr. Hashmi is a Best-Selling author, award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, books, movies, make-up and beauty products Reviewer, as well as Radio and TV show Host, is a successful regulatory, business development, and scientific professional with more than a decade of experience. As a publishing consultant, she can help you and give you valuable advice on how to develop a best-selling book idea from concept to the book in hand as well as marketing.