Wednesday, December 17, 2008

FOX-y Auntie

Dear Readers,

I appeared on my third segment of the Fox News Strategy Room today. The show is online-only at daily from 9-6PM EST. I have been on the Lite Lunch nel from noon-1PM. It's kind of like The View, but we're nicer to each other. Really.

What's great about this show is that while I appear as Founder of Savvy Auntie - and often get to tell the viewers what it's all about - it's frankly just a wonderful experience learning how these segments function. We talk about pop-culture stuff - like celebrities we love to hate (I chose the entire cast of The Hills) and famous autographs we cherish (Jaclyn Smith from Charlie's Angels - which spurred a whole Charlie's angel spoof for about 15 seconds of air time). I love the banter and energy in the room. Plus - I'm meeting fantastic people which is one of the best parts.

And the best part of all? Realizing that all this exposure is coming just 5 months after the launch of It truly humbles me that so quickly after introducing the Savvy Auntie brand to the world, that I create enough interest in my persona to be asked to repeatedly appear on this show. And on The 10! Show on NBC. And more to come...

The Savvy Auntie brand will grow into books, video and other media extentions. In the meantime, I am having the time of my life. I wonder what took me so long to take life into my own hands?! If I can create this type of success in 5 months... imagine what I can do going forward?!

No worries if you can't imagine it. I've been dreaming about this for years and I see it all coming true. Day by day. Lite Lunch hour by Lite Lunch hour....

If you're thinking about starting your own company...even while you keep your day job and start small...just imagine. Envision. See your dreams come true.

And work really, really hard. Be nice to everyone. And it will all fall into place.

Imagine that.

Auntie Melanie

PS - That's me, third from the right, this past Monday.

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