I’m always taking courses to improve my skills—writing, plotting, and all things business related. Recently I discovered Marie Forleo who is a life and business coach. Her Marie TV episodes are funny and informative and I never miss a single one of them.

Marie also offers two programs: B-School and The Copy Cure. I’ve had my eye on both of them, but I’m currently in another program which runs till the end of 2016, so I decided to register for B-School in 2017.

Then Marie opened up the 2016 registration, and announced that she was giving away scholarships. All I had to do to be eligible was make a video telling her why I wanted to get into B-School, then post the video on YouTube.

I hesitated for about 2.5 seconds…and then I decided to go for it.

You see, I have this huge fear of cameras. I’d rather be behind the camera than in front. Add in the video stuff—the talking and hearing my voice!—and it’s something that I’ve avoided, well, like forever.

By the time the first recording was done, my voice and my body were both shaking. And halfway through, I forgot to breathe, LOL! But after several more attempts, I recorded a video that I felt wasn’t too bad, uploaded it to YouTube, and went back to work on my book.

A week later, Marie announced the winners. Out of over 1000 scholarship applicants, she’d picked 47 people for her scholarship program, and amazingly I was one of them.

Want to check out the video?

https://youtu.be/oQGGWw8LnbU

In other news, my new book is almost here!

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So any exciting news in your world? Share it in the comments below. I love to hear from you!

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