Putting Yourself Out There

By October 12, 2016February 1st, 2019No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

My last two newsletters have centered on the themes of pitching, applying, and putting yourself out there. Yes, moving beyond dreaming or journaling what you want and manifesting your future success by actively seeking it out.

Get ready — that theme continues this week, however, before a roundup of the opportunities you still have time to apply for, it is my turn to get vulnerable in order to really go for it.

I have a big ask.

I need your support in reaching my next career milestone or entrepreneurial goal (or whatever you want to call it).

My big ask is for you to pre-order my book, Build Your Dream Network — because my big hairy audacious goal is to have a best seller. That’s not too much of an ask for a gal to ask for with her first book, right?

Did I mention that I want a best seller? There, I said it again — and now you really know and you know what you can do to help me reach my BHAG. Pre-order my book on Amazon or Barnes & Noble or Books A Million or on Hudson Booksellers if you like, or here or even here over on Target.com (even I know there are people in my network who don’t order off Amazon or own a Kindle).

After you’ve pre-ordered Build Your Dream Network and you experience the itch to do more…tweet that you pre-ordered it (use the hashtag #BYDN) and/or humble brag your pre-order on Facebook and then email me to find out about the IRL #BYDN book launch events being planned for Q1 (and how you can host, become a media or event partner or to brainstorm some other inspiration to collaborate in the hustle of my book).

It takes a network — but you knew already that I would say exactly that.

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J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.