Introduce yourself and profession to our readers: Hi! My name is Kim Scott and I am the founder of The Naughty Wives Club (a safe place for wives to be open and honest about the highs and lows of marriage). I am the Host of The Naughty Wives Club Talk Show, CEO of Get This Book Out of Me Book Publishing and My GIRLS Mentoring & Leadership Program (a mentoring program for teen girls). I’m also an amazing wife and mother lol!
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest?
I was inspired to start The My GIRLS (Gifted, Intelligent, Resilient, Ladies of Society) Mentoring & Leadership Program because I wanted to see a space for girls to be empowered to become their best selves. Growing up in the inner city, there wasn’t programs designed specifically for us as girls of color. I wanted to make sure I changed that. Though the My GIRLS program is not race exclusive, we do make it a priority to focus on serving our African American at risk girls.
The Naughty Wives Club wives was inspired from my own struggles of being a wife. As a wife, I sometimes felt like I was struggling in some areas alone. After talking to other wives, I realized that this was not the case. I also realized that there was no platform created for us to be open and honest about the struggles and victories of being a wife. No fluff, no pretty pictures just the REAL! I wanted women to understand that it is no longer going to be considered wrong or “naughty” for us to come together and find ways to keep our marriage sexy, healthy and fun!
Get This Book Out of Me publishing company was birthed out of my own frustrations of finding a publishing company that would publish my work and not break the bank. Having been unsuccessful in finding one, I decided to self publish all five of my books in 10 months! I quickly realized that I was not the only one dealing with the frustrations of not having a publisher they could afford so I started helping people get their book out on the side. I wanted to create opportunities for aspiring author to birth their stories while still having the full rights and profits of their project so I started Get This Book Out of Me.
What advice would you share with those interested in a similar pursuit?
GO FOR IT! Whatever your “it” is that you keep wondering if you’re good enough, or smart enough for, let me tell you, YOU ARE! Research the hell out of what you want to do and then take every step necessary to accomplish it. If you get it wrong it’s okay, start again.
Ask for help but don’t get stuck waiting for someone to help you or “put you on”. Work hard and PUT YOURSELF ON! Don’t focus on who’s doing what, or who is doing something similar to what you want to do, just focus on what you need to get done! No one will be able to reach the audience that you were called to reach! No one will be able to save the lives that you were created to save, so go save them!
Discuss a professional challenge and how you overcame it. A professional challenge that I have had to overcome would have to be doing everything in my business by myself with little to no money. When you first start a business, many of us do not have the money/resources to pay for help or to get things done professionally.
We often have to get things done with what we have. I overcame this challenge by realizing what I can do and getting it done and being ok with outsourcing some of the work that I just could not do by myself or it was taking too much of my time to do. I also would use money from my regular job to cover some of my business expenses so I could create products and grow.
What is next for your brand/business in 2018?
In 2018 The Naughty Wives Club will be releasing its first season of our talk show on YouTube. The Naughty Wives Club Novel is set to be released January 2018. We will also be hosting our first wives conference this September.
The My GIRLS Program is set to start its chapter based program in two schools Fall 2018. We will also host our annual conference in the summer.
Get This Book Out of Me Publishing is set to publish 10 books this year and will host an all day Writers Retreat Fall of 2018. We will also open enrollment into our Masterclasses 4 times in 2018.
How can readers connect with you online and through social media:
You can connect with me on Instagram @kim.s.scott and online at www.kimsscott.com