Auditioning.   It seems we are always auditioning for that next big moment to take us to the next level of our success.


In 2007, I got invited to do a radio interview on eWomenNetwork Founder Sandra Yancey's ABC Radio Network Show. We laughed until we cried as I shared some of the do's and don'ts around making the most of your media appearances.


In 2008, I wrote the first edition of Bye-Bye Boring Bio with high hopes this book would put me on the map in a new way. I invested in myself by attending the 2008 eWomenNetwork International Conference and Expo. I watched my colleague and friend Jill Lublin present to a standing room only room about the power of publicity.   


And, I started to dream about what it might be like to earn an invitation to speak at that conference as an expert one day. 

In 2009, I debuted the second edition of Bye-Bye Boring Bio and make it better than ever.

 BBBB Web 2011 

 And, I coincidentally ran into Kym and Sandra Yancey at a live event in Las Vegas. It was the Ali Brown SHINE event that was a pre-curser to her Millionaire Protege Club that I joined to learn best practices around online marketing.  Again, it was an investment I made in my success.   

That chance meeting with Kym and Sandra invited an opportunity to speak during their new expert teleconference series debuting for eWomenNetwork later that year. 

In 2010 and 2011, I worked on my business model and got my offerings in much better gear, while continuing to invest in powerful training to understand and apply best practices to grow my business. I started on the road to becoming a “rock star” joint venture partner and make big progress growing my list, my influence, and my impact. 

In October of 2012, I cooked up “The Bio Doc” as a way to serve people and make another approach to the eWomenNetwork to present to their members during their new and improved Tele Success Institute. By December 12, I was on the air again, sharing my particular brand of WOW with an appreciative audience of members who loved the content I shared enough to send love notes by email to me and to the decision makers at eWomenNetwork.




I was invited to makeover Sandra Yancey's bio.

I was referred to a new client by Kym Yancey and did everything within my power to deliver a fabulous experience and result.

Every touch point and every invitation is just another opportunity to audition. 

And now, I am proud to report that I am among the 17 speakers presenting at the 2013 eWomenNetwork International Conference and Business Expo in Dallas, Texas.

It is a huge honor to be selected to address fellow members and guests about how to transform those boring bios from wallpaper to wow to attract clients now. And to be in the company of the other fine experts … well, that's a distinct honor, too. 

It was a dream I imagined for myself when I attended my first eWomenNetwork International Conference and Business Expo, and now it is coming true.  

Jill Lublin was among the first people to email and extend heartfelt congratulations. What a class act. She and I are chatting on the phone this week because she has offered to share tips from the trenches to make my speaking engagement at the conference the best it can be.  

Mine has been a five-year step by step journey to realize this dream. I've auditioned every step of the way. And I am so proud to have stayed the course.   

I am reminded of wise words Best-Selling Author Marci Shimoff shared with me as we shared an elevator ride up the tower at the Dallas hotel where the 2008 eWn Conference took place. I complimented her on her amazing keynote and remarked that she seemed so young to have achieved so much success.

She looked me right in the eye, and she said, “You know Nancy, mine has been an overnight success that has taken ten years to build.” She winked and added, “And you know what?  I'll bet that is your story, too.”  Those words hit me right between the eyes.   And as I think about them, I feel tears welling up because they are so true. 

Success is not an overnight thing.  It happens in fits and starts and sometimes by leaps and bounds.  You just have to enjoy the journey as well as the destination, even when it is hard.  

So, with all that said, here is my short and sassy music video invitation to join me at my session in Dallas.

And here is a useful tool to help you assess how ready you are to step into the spotlight — and it includes a very high value gift from yours truly besides.!   

Please enjoy and share both generously with aspiring experts you know who are pondering the process of getting ready, known and paid.

And, as you move about in the world auditioning for the big opportunities of which YOUR expertise is so worthy, may you have the tenacity, grit, and desire to stick with it to make your dream come true — eye on the prize.

I hope to see YOU in Dallas for yet another audition to step onto a bigger stage and make an even bigger difference for the wonderful aspiring experts on the planet that I am on Earth to serve.

And to Sandra and Kym Yancey, thank you SO much for this wonderful opportunity.