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* Welcome to the 13th episode of the Boss Girl Creative Podcast!! Today I’m interviewing design blogger and author, Kristy Woodson Harvey.
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* Overcoming Obstacles
* Becoming an Author
* Publishing vs. Indie Route
* Looking at Opportunities
* Learning Balance
* Easiest and Hardest Experiences
* Managing Fear
* Looking Ahead
“I stumbled on blogging because of the Pioneer Woman. Like I had seen her blog and I literally started binge reading it because I was like ‘wow what is this, I didn’t know these things existed!’ So I totally get like, I never thought in a million year I would be podcasting with you [Kristy] right now!” Taylor Bradford”I have met some of the greatest people in this space…and this has been the best thing as an adult to find female people to chat with you know that have common interests and all that good stuff.” Taylor Bradford
“It’s all about just do it, just start, just make that first one go away and then you will get comfortable in your own skin and what you are doing, that no matter what it is so if it is public speaking or pitching yourself to a brand or whatever it is, you’re literally holding your own self back so being able to put one foot in front of the other and just starting.” Taylor Bradford
“That first no will happen, but then the yes’s will start coming in!” Taylor Bradford
QUOTES BY KRISTY
“Especially with becoming an author, it’s just a very daunting thing to look at the statistics and see how difficult it really can be to actually you know to get published in the way that I wanted to be published…it was kind of scary to even put myself out there and be open to that rejection, that was something I kind of has to fight through and get over.” Kristy Woodson Harvey
“I’ve always wanted to be a writer I think, even when I was little I was carrying around notebooks and writing down little stories and um, I went to journalism school and I really thought that was what I wanted to do, be a journalist of some sort.” Kristy Woodson Harvey
“I wanted to be able to look back and say, you know I went for it and this is something I really wanted to achieve and I kind of got that big five New York publishing house dream.” Kristy Woodson Harvey
“There are so many details that go into bringing a book to life that I wasn’t really aware of until I was in this process and I think it’s amazing.” Kristy Woodson Harvey
“I think it’s different when you’re writing something with a message that you really want to get out to the world, you know I think if I have been in that situation, maybe the indie route would have made more sense.” Kristy Woodson Harvey
“On a daily basis you are really having to do a gut check of, you know, does this work for my audience, is this something my audience is going to like. I think one of the things for my mom and me is this idea was a complete hobby from the very beginning…we were in this for fun and to do things that we love and to share things that we love with our readers who we feel really, really close to. So I think on the blog end it’s easier for us to say no to opportunities that don’t really mesh well because we only want to showcase those things or those designers that we know our readers are going to love and be really excited about.” Kristy Woodson Harvey
“As a writer, there are things that come to you that man and I think three years ago I would have fallen all over that but you know today I only have so much time and there are only so many hours in the day, I think it just kind of comes back to priorities.” Kristy Woodson Harvey
“It’s amazing to see all these people who work together and build each other up you know that’s what people are doing and it’s amazing how the world can become such a small place in such a great way you know to have friends with common interests just all over the place and feel like we know them so well.”
“I think managing fear is kind of a practice I mean, I think it’s like you know they say willpower is a muscle or self-control is a muscle you know the more you work it the stronger it get and I kind of think it’s the same with fear, the more you face it, the more you dive into and the more it turns out to not be very bad at all.” Kristy Woodson Harvey
“It’s never going to be the perfect moment…you just have to figure out what it is that you really want and then try to figure out a way to make it happen and I think sometimes those excuses that we use are the reason we can’t do something, and that’s really just the fear getting in.” Kristy Woodson Harvey
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