Brittany Harris: Author, Digital Strategist: “Your Skills and Experience Bring Something Flavorful to the Table”
Brittany Harris is the published author of The Truth About Lies, a handbook for confronting negative thoughts and reframing them through the truth of God’s Word. She’s also the Senior Digital Strategist for a PR agency, a blogger, and an ordained minister.
Brittany’s Original Story: “Your Skills and Experience Bring Something Flavorful to the Table”
Once upon a time, I started a business as a virtual assistant to get experience and exposure. I worked with several small clients and was able to hone my skills and land the job I have now. I am currently a Senior Digital Strategist for a PR Agency – although I didn’t go to school for it.
I do have a college degree. My degree is in communications. I have been able to apply my degree, but I didn’t really need it. I only got it because that’s what you’re “supposed” to do.
I’m the product of a teenage mother. My family didn’t have a lot. We were homeless at one point. I learned how to take a little and make it stretch. I learned how to make it work and have the mindset of a hard worker.
I always knew I loved writing and had a passion for it. But it wasn’t until I started my virtual assisting business that I knew it was what I wanted to do. Content creation and storytelling, digital strategy and making social connections was it for me.
When I was 28, I landed my first client. I didn’t need to go to school. I didn’t need to write a best-selling novel. I put my heart and soul into it and got paid to write content.
My biggest challenge has been overcoming the fear of selling myself and my experience. I constantly have to fight to remind myself that my accomplishments are a big deal. They call it “imposter syndrome.” I would tell someone starting out that your skills and experience bring something flavorful to the table that no one else brings. Remind yourself every day that you are worthy and good enough to do what you do – because you’re the only person who can do it like you!
Last but not least, I would say don’t get sucked into the “shoulds,” but take the risks! Always be learning! Utilize every resource available to you to become the best version you can be for your clients and your customers. And again, no one else is you and that’s your superpower!
Quote: “I would tell someone starting out that your skills and experience bring something flavorful to the table that no one else brings. Remind yourself every day that you are worthy and good enough to do what you do – because you’re the only person who can do it like you!” – Brittany Harris
Find more from Brittany Harris at brittanycharris.com.