As series one of the She can. She did. podcast comes to an end, I got to chat to a 22-year-old who genuinely blew me away with her ability to push herself out of her comfort zone, battling off imposter syndrome in the process, in order to get her business to where she wants it to be. The lady in question being Molly Masters, the intelligent, resilient and ever so humble Founder of Books That Matter.
Having launched the empowering book subscription box service (which now boasts over 700 monthly subscribers) whilst juggling both her degree and multiple part-time jobs at the time, Molly unveils the reality of what she’s had to juggle behind the scenes in order to get to where she is today. From battling her fear of public speaking head on in order to pitch for a £10,000 grant courtesy of Sussex Innovation Centre and the impact winning that grant had on her ability to scale the business; how she approached marketing in the early days to ensure that she had a tight-knit community pre-launch so that by the time Books That Matter went live, two-hundred boxes sold out in two days (!); to her ongoing battle with imposter syndrome, her mental health and her advice for managing the day-to-day ups and downs that are part and parcel of life as an entrepreneur; her experiences provided me, as I hope they do with you, with a whole lot of useful lessons to remember going forward.
With endorsement from the likes of Forbes, Stylist, The Independent and The Huffington Post, a growing list of hundreds of monthly subscribers and very exciting plans for the business going forward, there’s something really special about what Molly’s created in Books That Matter and I have no doubt that you’ll find her story as compelling as I did.