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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 (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 is a problem solver who believes that most professional challenges—whether funding, landing a board position or getting a new job—are solved by tapping into networks.Kelly is a popular speaker on networking, community building and investing issues, especially as they relate to women, and has worked with the IEEE, PGA, Bank of America, Apple and countless others. Follow Kelly on Twitter @jkhoey and on Instagram @jkellyhoey and join the #BYDN community at