WATCH -Julie Ross Godar, Executive Producer at Ellevest
“Ask for what you are worth, own your expertise, and get your story out there.
Julie Ross Godar is the Former Executive Editorial Director at She Knows Experts community. She is currently the Executive Producer at Ellevest With over 20 years’ experience in the editorial biz. She also previously oversaw editorial for BlogHer.com. Before SheKnows and BlogHer, Julie worked as a managing editor and freelance writer, mostly of food and travel stories. Julie is also an obsessive reader, culinary camper, word nerd, and Jeopardy! Champion. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and lives in San Francisco. In her exclusive interview she reveals:
● How to become recognized as “An Expert”
● Why business leaders need to be more prepared
● How to fearlessly start a new business or blog
So you want to be seen as an expert in your field? But are you ready? Will you be taken seriously? Julie Ross Godar is here to tell you the answer is always yes. Read on and hear some of Godar’s top tips to find out how to stop second-guessing yourself, and become seen as an expert!
Julie Ross Godar remembers what it was like to be a female blogger in 2005. She was one of the few female bloggers on the web. Blogging was a male-dominated industry just 13 years ago.
But the tide has shifted and now female bloggers are taking the industry by storm.
Some of the highest-paid bloggers are women. Yet, there is still some things that Godar notices in some of her female blogging counterparts.
Many are afraid to own up to their expertise. And this isn’t something specific to female bloggers. Women across the board have been shying away from calling themselves, experts.
So how do you begin to view yourself as an expert? Godar has a few ideas.
Godar is an expert. She knows it. We know it. The world knows it.
But what exactly is her expertise? She lets us in on a little workplace tradition from her time as an Executive Editorial Director at She Knows Experts. Godar explains that the staff was encouraged to end every email with three things that they were experts on.
It could be anything. Something work-related, like being an editorial expert. It could also be something a little less serious, like an expert on entertaining your cats (expertise that Godar owned up to).
Realizing your expertise and coming into your own as an expert can open so many doors for you, professional and otherwise.
Often times the things most standing in our way is ourselves. Feeling of self-doubt or being unworthy of being an expert can be crippling. How many times have you felt yourself thinking:
● I don’t have enough knowledge on the topic to be an expert
● Why would anyone want to hear from me when there are more qualified people around
● No one will pay for my expertise
These thoughts are all too common, and but can be damaging to your self-worth. It’s time to banish them once and for all.
If you wait until you are ready enough, you will never do anything.
Start small, like Godar and her staff would do at She Knows Experts. What is one thing you know better than anyone? Write it down. Say it to yourself over and over. You are an expert. Godar thinks itś time all women start owning their worth and asking for what they want!
Ditch the self-doubt! It’s only holding you back. Recognize that you have put in the work needed to be viewed as an expert and start referring to yourself as one.
Not sure where to begin? Here at VLN, we’ve got you covered. Come to one of our conferences, or take a class with us. We can help you keep that self-doubt at bay.