The Debt Free Divas had a little publicity excitement. We were interviewed by the great folks of Good Day Chicago (local Fox channel 32) for a segment about eliminating debt and increasing savings. The interview centered on our new book, Give Yourself a Raise in 21 Days. If you missed it, check out the video below.
My day began at 4:30 am. I had yet to finalize my wardrobe. I also had to use our so-far-reliable, but on-its-last-leg laundry-mobile to get my son to the day car and then back across the city during rush hour traffic. One would think with a 4:30 am start, I would have no problem arriving on time. One would be wrong! Between rush hour, public transportation, and a full-on-sprint down Lake Street; I arrived at the Fox studio ripping out curlers, applying face paint with no mirror, and trying desperately to catch my breath. My partner in personal finance had her own morning ordeal which delayed her arrival. The guest scheduled before us were also late, so we had to go on before I told everyone to tune in. I found out 2 seconds before the interview, the segment would definitely be aired live. No pressure. Don’t you love Monday mornings!!!
I’m still kicking myself. In the excitement, we neglected to mention the website or that our new book is FREE. We have learned our lesson on being proactive regarding shameless, self promotion. If not us, then who, right?
While I detest looking at myself on video and can spend hours critiquing everything from speech speed to excessive “hand talking”, the entire experience was super cool. My husband said he couldn’t tell that I recreated the old OJ/Hertz commercial (remember that unfortunate spokesperson selection) down Lake Street seconds before the interview aired. That’s encouraging! Hopefully this was the first of many. Next time, I’ll work on a 3:30 am start time. Let’s see if that helps my penchant for procrastination.
Could you tell we had a hectic morning?