Lately I have been meeting some really awesome people online, oh the power of social media to connect us all. While on twitter a couple months ago, I stumbled across the profile of an entrepreneur editor, and I checked out her site. It was nice, clean and overall good stuff to read and so I spent a bit of time there.
I always like to stop by the about page and “meet” the person behind the blog. If you are hear and haven’t done so yet, here you go, feel free to check me out too. LOL.
But when I checked out the about page I was instantly connected when I read her story. Her story gave me hope of what I one day would like to see manifest in this very space as well.
One of the things I have been trying to be more intentional about is not just being an internet stalker, but when I stumble across a site, post or something that I like that, I connect with, or that otherwise impacts me some kind of way, I reach out to the person and let them know.
Nothing warms my heart more than to get an unexpected message about my work here in this space and I assume the same to be true for others.
So I did just that, and from there, I was super excited when she accepted my offer to meet you all!
Anyhoo, Meet Vanessa, the woman behind VanessaRWilliams.com.
I’m a copywriter and editor living in Alexandria, VA. I help entrepreneurs create written content that allows them to stand out and flawlessly share their messages. I’m a sucker for good food, good music, and a good book (or magazine). I’m also obsessed with journals, but let’s not talk about that.
I recently became an entrepreneur, but so far, it’s the most life-changing event I’ve ever experienced. I’ve always had a certain level of confidence in my ability as a writer, but when I became an entrepreneur, I learned that there was absolutely no room for self-doubt. You can’t build a successful business if you don’t believe in yourself 100%. Now I completely believe in myself and what I have to offer, and I know, without a doubt, there’s nothing I can’t do.
The number one thing that motivates me is knowing that I have only one life to live. As I get older, time seems to go by even faster, and I want to leave this Earth knowing that I attempted everything I ever wanted to do and that I experienced fulfillment in every aspect of my life.
My greatest struggle is that I’m an overthinker. I give too much thought about what people (may or may not) think about me, and sometimes, this prevents me from being the amazing person that I know I am.I'm the only me there'll ever be .... -@NessaRWilliams Click To Tweet
Knowing that I’m the only me there’ll ever be gives me strength. Reading self-help books, saying affirmations, and journaling every day has also helped me cut through the negative thoughts that I have. The more I believe I have a very specific purpose in this world and no one else can fulfill it, the easier it is for me to overcome moments of overthinking.
My mom has played a pivotal role in my life because she is one of the most resilient people I know. No matter what she experiences, she manages to keep pushing forward. She’s also very creative and resourceful, so I get that from her.
Another woman who has played a pivotal part in my growth as a woman is Myleik Teele. Through her online presence and podcast, I’ve learned that excellence should always be the standard, but it’s also OK not to be perfect. She’s very transparent with her life experiences and the advice she gives, and I love that about her.
For another woman struggling with the same thing, I would tell her to take the time to figure out why she overthinks. Often times, it can be traced to what we learned as children. When you learn the root of your issues, you’re able to create long-term changes within yourself. I’d also suggest reading the book You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero. That book was the catalyst for the recent changes in my life.
Besides the fact that she is a journal lover like me she is a go getter, and there is nothing I love more than a female on a mission to be great and help others be great as well!
Interested in finding and keeping up with Vanessa, you can do so here:
I love to spotlight and feature real women with real struggles. Women who are being open and transparent about their struggles, how they are not letting those things define them. Instead they are defining their own “good”. To see more about why transparency is so important please Click here.
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