The first time I sat down and filmed my very first YouTube video in July of 2016, I had no idea where it would take me. I didn’t even think about how to be successful on YouTube. I had no aspirations…no goals to speak of, aside from helping people and having fun. Little did I know it would completely change my entire life.

Here I am in 2020, free from my corporate job and working with brands I dreamed of working with. I get to create content that helps women feel better about themselves and make better buying decisions. Who knew this would happen?!

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My first blog post here on The Savvy Social was all about goal setting. In that post, I also talked about mindset and manifesting. At the start of 2020, I added to my vision board that I wanted to be a guest on not one, but two podcasts. And it’s happened! The first one aired this week, and the second will air in October.

As someone who’s hard on myself, it still seems strange that other people ask me how to be successful on YouTube, want to hear my story and know about my journey. But I’m happy to share all of the above as well as what goes on behind the scenes. This podcast was a lot of fun to do since Samantha and I are friends in real life! You can listen here on Buzzsprout (or select from many other listening options on the site) or you can listen below on Spotify (even without an account):

If you need some help, I’m here for you! And come visit us over in the Facebook group where you can find all kinds of support!

Has something unexpected happened to you this year? I’d love to hear about it and would love to hear your comments on the podcast!