My Shoutout Colorado interview is live! As part of their series on inspiring entrepreneurs and creatives, we discuss my influences, my work and my brand, and what I love most about Denver.
I believe it’s important to tell your story. Everyone has a story. I’ve been inspired by so very many people over the years. I hope my story inspires a few people as well.
Notes About My Love of All Things Eleanor Roosevelt
In the Shoutout Colorado interview, I talk a lot about Eleanor Roosevelt. In 1960, at age 76, she published You Learn by Living. In a chapter titled “Fear—the Great Enemy,” she wrote: “[It] strikes me that my childhood and my early youth were one long battle against fear.”
Building my Denver-based business, CarolynDaughters.com
Every day I overcome my propensity to sequester and stay silent. I try harder, ask better questions, learn more, and, like Eleanor, keep on keeping on. An extroverted introvert, I lead brand strategy workshops, provide fractional chief marketing officer support, and teach marketing boot camps and persuasive writing courses to empower teams to win hearts, minds, deals, and dollars.
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face,” Eleanor wrote. “You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Over and again, I have done the thing I think I cannot do. That said, I’ll be the first to admit that I am forever a work in progress. To that end, I see my clients as works in progress, too. Few things make me happier than supporting them on their journeys to own and live their brands, make their voices heard, and do the things they think they cannot do.