Today’s guest is a storyteller whose career began at age 12 when she scored her first paid writing gig. Her writing career has only gained momentum since, with regular contributions to Inc., Entrepreneur, and Huffington Post. She is also no stranger to radio and television. Her work has been featured on CNN, ABC, CBC, The New York Times, Reader's Digest… just to name a few. She is also a keynote speaker, TV personality and host of her own podcast.
I mention all of her success getting visibility through different media channels because through her course Baby Got Booked, she teaches others how to grab the attention of a busy producer, editor, blogger or podcaster, and make an audience fall in love with you.
So much of what she shares and how she built her business is about relationship building that I had to have her on On the Schmooze. I’ve had the good fortune of meeting her in person so I can also confirm that her approachable and fun personality is who she is off stage as well as on.
Please join me in welcoming Geeta Nadkarni.
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In this episode we explore:
- her thoughts on leadership: “Everybody has the ability to lead, everybody is a leader in their own way.”
- how her parents saw and helped develop her talent at presenting and storytelling.
- what it means to be “full of yourself” – when it’s no longer about you, it’s about how you show up for other people.
- the incredibly powerful story of how Spanx founder Sara Blakely’s belief in her product made it a phenomenon – after years of effort.
- her “impact filter” that helps her decide whether to move ahead with a project that she wants to take on – to avoid shiny object syndrome.
What were the key takeaways you plan to put into practice this week and benefit from for years to come? Share your thoughts in the comments.
- Geeta Nadkarni website, Twitter, LinkedIn
- Baby Got Booked website, Twitter, Instagram
- Baby Got Booked podcast
- Baby Got Booked 5 Day Challenge
- Be More Possible Instagram
- “Hiring a Virtual Assistant Grew My Business, and Changed My Life” Update: Geeta now also gets any new hires to do a sample task BEFORE she gives them a Kolbe A assessment and definitely before she ever gets on a Skype or in-person interview. This way she can't fall in love with them if they aren't able to actually deliver on the work.
Books mentioned in this episode:
- “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences” – by Robbie Samuels
- “Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod
- “Miracle Morning for Entrepreneurs” by Hal Elrod
- “Miracle Morning for Writers” by Hal Elrod
- “Give and Take” – by Adam Grant
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