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One Year Later

Last week marked the 1st anniversary of Savvy Sexy Social.one year birthday

As I’ve been reflecting on the last year, my first in self-employment helping small businesses strategize and successfully implement social media, I’m extremely proud. The beginning is really the hard part for everyone that makes that jump and I feel really surprised and yet not surprised at all that I’ve come this far.

As I’ve said times before, Savvy Sexy Social has been an integral part of this success for me. This is the blog where I share my expertise with all of you, which has not only let me build a really fun and interesting community of my own but also shown many of my clients the services and knowledge I have to offer. Without this blog (and many other important strategies of working for myself) I would not be where I am right now.

Since Day 1 of Savvy Sexy Social, I have really struggled with how exactly I wanted to execute the message of this site. It always came back to periodic videos and written posts about social media tools, how to use them and the strategies behind using them for business purposes. But I feel like I have a lot more to say and I really want to share it with you because I know many will relate, and our connection as author and community will only be much stronger. I want this blog to be more than just helpful tips and tricks. I want to share my personal journey with all of you as well.

I’m a self-proclaimed “entreprenewbie“, the new kid currently navigating the world of entrepreneuialism to build a successful business that reflects my values and daily lifestyle. After making this jump more than a year ago, I can’t help but feel like I’m on this new team now. And this team is one with really strong, brilliant individuals who fight for their passions and want to show the world how exciting and wonderful it is. I’ve listened to myself speak with un/under-employed with so many ideas and motivations to convince them they need to create their own path instead of waiting for the next big wig to give them a chance. I’ve listened to people say “I don’t want to market myself anymore. I just want to join a company and help them in any way I can,” and I’ve turned away to make an expression of disgust.

Our economy has changed. You need to be 10x what you ever were before just to get an interview. And I feel really strongly that in order to get what I want out of life and feel fulfilled by my own potential and ability to achieve, I want to do it for myself and not someone else who holds my employment in their hands.

So, I know I’ve tried to do this before, but I’d like to reintroduce you to Savvy Sexy Social:

Social media is my game. I read, strategize, think, participate, breathe, bleed, sweat social media. It is my passion. No doubt about it. This blog is where I share those thoughts and ideas with you. But you’ll also notice that in its voice, whether through written posts like this, video updates, or guest and regular contributors, you’ll hear the sound of your biggest cheerleader motivating you to the success of running your own business. I want to help people overcome the fear that I did and head in the right direction to shape their lives the way they want/need to. I want a community of businesses that can help each other. I want to advocate for entrepreneurialism.

Is self-employment for everyone? Certainly not. But if I can have the opportunity to help those teetering personalities who aren’t sure whether to take the passion road or the safe road, I want to be there to help. I love where I am today, after only a year. It’s been that hardest fucking thing I’ve ever done. (And yes, I do curse. Quite often actually.) But it’s also the biggest accomplishment I’ve ever had the privilege of feeling and more deserve to know what that’s like.

Don’t let others decide your worth. Decide for yourself and then let ‘er rip. It’s time to take on reality with your brilliance, passion, and excitement.

Let’s do this.

Amy Schmittauer Visit Website
Amy is the Founder of Savvy Sexy Social and President of Vlog Boss Studios, a digital marketing agency specializing in video content creation. Connect with her on Twitter.
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17 comments
Nati Katz
Nati Katz

Kudos on the persistence and great, interesting and admirable work!

billquiseng
billquiseng

Happy Anniversary, Amy. To your continued success. Live long and prosper.

tonygreene113
tonygreene113

@Schmittastic Snarky comments need apply only...lol

hellobrio
hellobrio

Quite an inspirational post. I totally want to be in the entreprenewbie world with you soon, as you know! Congrats on one year, I'm glad to be a reader of your site for several months now :D

suzen4340
suzen4340

Stop holding back Amy, you really should say what you mean. I am kidding, of course. Your passion rings through and it is so inspirational for so many. I have been a fan since you featured one of my blogs a few months back and I discovered you. Although I'm old enough to be your mother we are sharing the same timeline growing our businesses and it has been a joy and inspiration watching your business and you evolve. keep up the good work, and seriously, stop holding back.

omv
omv

Happy Birthday SSS, it has been a busy year for you Amy.

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KristinOffiler
KristinOffiler

Congrats on your anniversary! I've been at the freelancing thing for just over a year now, and while last year was a BIG learning experience, I'm out to make 2012 bigger, better, more profitable and much happier. Thrilled to be on the same pro-entrepreneurial team as you, chica! :D

MARLdblE
MARLdblE

Bravo Ms. Savvy Sexy Social! Love that your paving your own way and helping others realize they can do the same. Congrats on one year in, and here's to many more on this wild yet fulfilling ride of self-employment. :)

schmittastic
schmittastic moderator

 @suzen4340 Thanks Suzen! I really appreciate you for following along since you found me. It's great to have people that are on a similar path and that's why I want to share so much more. We have so much other than social media promotion to connect on. I appreciate your comment so much and hope business is going well for you as well!

schmittastic
schmittastic moderator

 @omv Thank you! You're the best, OMV. Been around since the beginning!

schmittastic
schmittastic moderator

 @KristinOffiler Girl we are on the same wave length Thank you so much for being such a loyal reader. Still hoping to get a guest post from you :)

schmittastic
schmittastic moderator

 @MARLdblE Thanks girl! I'm so excited about it and I'm glad to have you along :) Emailing you soon!!

KristinOffiler
KristinOffiler

 @schmittastic Gah! Yes! I'm on it. I totally owe you a post. And you're right-- totally on the same wave length. I always keep an eye out for your awesome vids and posts!