For Aliya S King, the word “entrepreneur” was always a scary, foreign thing. So after graduating college at Rutgers University, even though she always wanted to be a writer, the East Orange, NJ, native played it safe and became a teacher. And while she now realizes that she greatly impacted the lives of the students she taught for those couple of years, Aliya knew at that time that writing was her true calling. Ten years later, now a New York Times bestselling author and writer of award winning features, she realized it’s also her business. On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, Aliya talks about her journey to create her new venture, WritewithAliya.com, recognizing your value, realizing the vital importance of self care, and how, at times, moving in slow motion makes a lot of sense.

 

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On this episode you’ll learn about…

  • Getting over your perfectionism problem.
  • The importance of tenacity.
  • Why younger generation don’t have the same drive and don’t need it.
  • Why researching your subjects as a writer levels up your interview.
  • Making adjustments as your industry changes.
  • Knowing your market.
  • Recognizing when what you offer for free is of value to others,
  • The importance of moving forward even when you’re afraid,
  • The benefits it’s of moving slowly.
  • Partnering with other orgs.
  • The importance of your self-care support network.

 

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VISIT ALIYA at writewithaliya.com

 

Contact Aliya at aliyasking@gmail.com

 

FOLLOW ALIYA at…
Facebook: @writewithaliya
Twitter: @aliyasking
Instagram: @aliyasking
Snapchat: @aliyasking

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Columbia Publishing Course
The Source
Mariah Carey story in America magazine

 

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