* Welcome to the 12th episode of the Boss Girl Creative Podcast!! Today I'm interviewing fellow Texan, Amy Lynn Andrews. You may have heard of her famous Useletter®. It's a weekly newsletter that features actionable tips to help your workflow, becoming a better boss girl, and so much more!
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EPISODE AT A GLANCE
* Obstacles in Business/Blogging
* The Useletter®
* Choosing the right kind of Opportunity that comes your way
* How to respond to an Opportunity that isn't a great fit at the time
* Setting work/life boundaries & finding balance
* Tools to keep flow of work going
* How to manage fear in business
QUOTES BY TAYLOR
"What are you being asked all the time over and over and over. Create a product around that." Taylor Bradford
"I love Periscope. It's been a really fun way to just kind of meet your community where they are." Taylor Bradford
QUOTES BY AMY
"I have a really hard time landing on one thing and sticking with it. So, I get, shiny app syndrome or whatever you want to call it. So all of these social media things are new and exciting and interesting. And I'm like 'oh that looks nice, let me see what that's all about' and I sort of get lost along the way. So it's been really hard for me to stick with one thing and go in that direction." Amy Lynn Andrews
"When I started the Useletter®, I don't know what it is about the difference in the writing, it's still writing, but for some reason I'm able to write the Useletter® every week. And over 2 years, I've only missed 2 weeks of sending it out. And that is shocking for me and both of those 2 weeks were actually planned." Amy Lynn Andrews
"My biggest obstacle is just sticking to it and being consistent." Amy Lynn Andrews
"The way that it call came about (The Useletter®)...I realized, oh my goodness, this whole blogging thing is really becoming more than just blogging. Now we have social media and we have YouTube and of course all of the different platforms on social media. And the stuff you that you need to do and all the changes that come with it all the time. So blogging is much bigger and really we not really bloggers anymore. We're digital content producers." Amy Lynn Andrews
"If I can't say yes (to an opportunity), I definitely can get behind this and promote it, then I say no." Amy Lynn Andrews
"I like to keep my options open. Generally I'll just say, if I have to say no to something, you know "Thanks for reaching out. Given my current projects, I am going to have pass this time. But please keep me in mind for similar projects down the road and maybe we can collaborate sometime in the future." Amy Lynn Andrews
"(Loving your job)...To get to a point where, my goodness, I get to do this every day. And then on top of it, I get paid to do it. Could life be any better?" Amy Lynn Andrews
"(Finding balance)...The first thing that comes to mind is we're always in flex. And allowing ourselves to look at the season we are in. And then create your schedule around that." Amy Lynn Andrews
"(Finding balance)...Number 2 is for me especially, I need in order to be really super productive, I need to have a really good chunk of time to sort of get into the zone and work for several hours. And then be able to come out of it at the other end. Before I was trying to squeeze work in the nooks and crannies of life. You know, like here's an hour free or here's a couple of hours free, or I've got 10 minutes to go through email or whatever. That's hard. Now I have a full day, once a week, where I leave in the morning and don't come home until late in the evening or afternoon. And I just work all day." Amy Lynn Andrews
"Make a list the night before, preparing yourself for what you are going to work on the next day." Amy Lynn Andrews
"I think it's important to think big picture." Amy Lynn Andrews
"I really have made a point of staying nimble. Which means keeping things running in such a way that I can change really quickly." Amy Lynn Andrews
"I'm moving away from blogging as we know it, let's say. And really thinking about what I want to do going forward. Just as blogging has changed so much and there's so many new things on the horizon all of the time. And I don't think people are reading blogs as much as they used to. So I think that we are kind of at this point where we gotta figure out what we are going to do moving forward. Because I don't think that the way we've done it in the past, blogging in general, is really going to keep us all moving forward as we go. There's a lot of microblogging now on social media platforms and of course Podcasting and Video, like we said. So, I'm just in the process of trying to turn around my the whole ship that I started, really." Amy Lynn Andrews
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