If you’ve been an avid reader of my blog since its conception back in September, you will have been following my story; you will have noticed that in the space of the last ten months I’ve gone from Amazon employee to writer – to put things very simply.
While that has happened, I’ve been an Army Reservist throughout, I’ve been writing the whole time too, its just that ‘writer’ sounds better than ‘unemployed’. I’ve had my property business as well and I’ve also got my never-ending DIY project, AKA my house, to keep me busy. Oh and there’s my kids too! I almost forgot about them; I really should work on that.
That’s me in a nutshell, always a million irons in the fire. Well now I’ve decided I want to try another one, I’m thinking I could be a public speaker.
It turns out people get paid to speak in public! Wow. Sounds like an easy way to make money! I’m good at waffling at crowds, surely I could make some money there, too. And if I’m famous I can use my platform to sell books. LOL!!! Yeah, its another ‘Charlotte Goodwin fantasy’ I’m afraid. There’s been many over the years, and I’ve turned some of them into books.
I can’t deny it, I’m a chancer. I see chances and I take them. Or at least have a go at taking them. I throw my hat in the ring for all kind of things that may or may not lead to something good. It’s an approach that has sometimes paid off. Sometimes not.
Anyway, I figure if I want to get paid for talking in public, phase one of this plan is to make samples of me talking and see if people like what they see. Hence I made a video and posted it YouTube. It’s the first of many more I plan to make.
This one is about my reflections on leadership. I’m an Officer in the British Army, if you weren’t aware. I lead people. Take a look at my video if you want to learn more…
Charlotte Goodwin is the author of the Gallantrian Legacy series. A set of six books (and counting) set in a universe where magic is real, there's just not much of it on Earth.