I recently published my first article with Thrive Global.
I am incredibly excited about publishing the article — which is called 4 Signs It’s Time to Abandon Your Career After Cancer — for a number of reasons.
The first reason is that I am not a professional writer. Doing this course taught me that anyone can get published. You don’t need a special degree, fancy writing skills, or have to spend endless hours learning how to become a writer. I didn’t have or do any of these things. Yet in less than a week of starting Susie’s course, Five Minutes To Famous, my first article was published.
The second reason I am enthusiastic about Susie’s course is that I realized many of my clients and readers have a voice and story that deserves to be heard too. Fame meant having my voice heard. And yours can be too.
Being diagnosed with cancer can be an isolating experience. It’s especially isolating if you feel like you’re going through it alone or don’t know what to expect. That’s why it can be helpful to reach out to people who can support you or work with someone like me.
It’s also why telling your story is important.
Having a voice and being published means that other people who are going through similar diagnoses or other challenges can read about your experience.
This means that you can help others by writing about what you wish you knew back when you were diagnosed.
Imagine if you had access to someone who had gone through what you went to. It may have helped you understand the process of your diagnosis and illness a bit better. And, maybe, you would have felt less alone.
Which reminds me of a quote from the author Alex Elle:
“You are not a victim for sharing your story. You are a survivor setting the world on fire with your truth. And you never know who needs your light, your warmth, and your courage.”
In fact, this is why I started my coaching business. We are not taught how to deal with cancer. No school curriculum, university course, or even parenting advice prepares us for dealing with unexpected illnesses like cancer.
Part of why I started Truth and Dare Cancer was to actually start offering women going through cancer the support and guidance I wished I had received.
This is also why I am excited about the Five Minutes To Famous course. I am looking forward to sharing more of my stories with the world.
If you think that you have a story or stories (let’s be honest, we all do) to tell the world, then keep reading.
Here are the top five reasons why I really enjoyed Susie Moore’s course.
1. It caters to everyone
When I started the course, I was a little bit anxious that it would be filled with “media professionals” using media jargon and I wouldn’t really understand what was going on. But I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Susie’s course is not intimidating at all. One of the best things that I learned through the course is that if you can talk, you can write. All of us tell stories verbally. And thanks to years of talking, many of us are quite good at telling stories. This means that you can also write stories.
Susie makes sure that all the content is accessible and easy to understand so that anyone can work their way to being published.
2. An uplifting instructor
This was perhaps my favorite part of the course. Trying something new or out of your comfort zone is made ten times easier, in my opinion, if you have a good instructor.
Not only is Susie great at what she does (you can check out her website) but she is incredibly supportive, practical, and uplifting. I found that if I or any other course participants were ever unsure of anything in the course or wanted clarity, Susie would always offer inspiring and helpful tips on the monthly call and in the course private community.
3. A supportive community
If you ever talk to a writer, they are likely to tell you that a good writing community is key to success (which is the same for many other professions). This is why the Facebook community is so helpful!
There is an exclusive Facebook group that has everyone who has done the course in it. All of the group members have different levels of experience but I found that everyone was able to offer helpful advice and assistance.
This is a super helpful and encouraging place to ask for any advice you have related to pitching, finding editors, getting published, figuring out a publication’s tone, deciding on topics, or dealing with rejections. I found that all of the members were incredibly supportive. Many members would also offer advice and inspiration to move forward and pitch other publications for those handling rejections.
Since some of the members have experience being published in big places like Forbes or Cosmo, they were also able to offer invaluable insight into the industry for those starting out.
4. The course has actionable steps
You don’t have to worry about not knowing what to do next, feeling overwhelmed, uncertain, or being unsure how to get started.
Susie’s course has a straightforward and achievable course of action through actionable steps that she guides you through. These steps completely demystified the process of publishing for me. In almost no time, I’d already published my first article.
And, I believe, they can do the same for you.
5. Great reviews and testimonials
What initially drew me to taking Susie’s course is the fact that so many other people had such a positive experience working with her and doing her course. On the course site, many of these testimonials are listed, and I found them to all be true.
The Editor-in-Chief at Greatist, Dria de Botton Barnes, explains it best:
“Susie has a knack for breaking down concepts into very specific, actionable ideas.”
Overall, I am really glad that I invested in this course. So excited, in fact, that I couldn’t wait to share it with all my readers.
And so, if being published and sharing your story is something you want for yourself, I 100% recommend taking Susie’s Five Minutes To Famous course.
P.S. Whether you want to write about your cancer journey or the racial inequality and injustice, this course will help with your voice being heard. #useyourvoice #useyourvote #blacklivesmatter #blm