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Ep. 040 // 7 Steps to Overcome Your Fear of Self-Promotion with Summer Telban

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Do you struggle with imposter syndrome? Have you ever drafted a blog post but never hit publish, or published a blog post but never shared it with anyone? Today we're talking with Summer, the blogger behind Coffee with Summer. And we're going to be talking about how to overcome your fear of self-promotion. If this is something you've dealt with or are currently dealing with, first, know that you're not alone. And second, know that what you have to say matters! Let's get into it. Grab your notebooks!

"Instead of looking to promote and sell, change it to self-expression...You really want to get to a point where you can express yourself and you know your target reader or audience member is going to get what you're saying."

Topics Discussed in this Episode

  • Summer's steps for overcoming your fear of self-promotion
    • 1. Identifying route fear
    • 2. Shifting your mindset from promotion to expression
    • 3. Prepare and practice your pitches
    • 4. Know your target audience
    • 5. Find someone to look up to and learn from them
    • 6. Block out negative self-talk
    • 7. Believe in yourself
  • Advice for niching down
  • Importance of Instagram & taking your time with being more public

"It's good to get inspiration from others. It's good to learn from others. That's all part of the growth process."

Resources Discussed in this Episode


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Episode #026: SEO Tips to Explode Your Page Views

Episode #012: How to Niche Down Your Blog (guest, Miranda Enzor)

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