A repost from 2019. I'm choosing to repost it because it still resonates deeply. When we choose to take action, and get up again we continue to get better. And because I choose to continue to take action, this year has been a record year for me. I hope it encourages you.
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I'm not usually confrontational.
I like avoid those awkward moments and just quietly walk away. But as a business owner, I see this happening, and I wanna kinda yell out to my fellow business owner ~
"You're missing an Opportunity!"
So I'm "yelling it out" here.
I hope you can hear me :)
And before I start my rant, I need to tell you that after seeing the mistake others were doing, I needed to take a look at myself. Was I guilty of this same mistake? Was I...
What just happened to you when you read that?
Was it an "Oooooohhhh" or an "Ahhhh," or was it an "Ouch."
Have you ever had those days, or weeks, or months... or God for bid, years... of "I'm sick and tired of spinning my wheels.Is this even really worth it?"
Then hopefully, we see a little flicker of hope and we can keep on keeping on. Because we're entrepreneurs.
(plus, we HAVE to be glass half full...'cuz a lot of this work is NOT like our Instagram grid.)
You see y'all,a few years...
What's your number?
No, I don't mean phone number. Does anyone even ask that anymore?
I mean your Enneagram Number.
I'm a 3.
My bestie is a 2.
My assistant is a 7.
If you haven't heard of the Enneagram, listen up. (I mean keep reading.) If you already know your number, put it in the comments! I'd love to know who my readers are.
As a mama, business owner and a person who is trying to grow and improve daily, this little nugget...
I lost it.
It's the ballet portion of my littles combo class, and I put on my "Possible Recital Songs" playlist which clearly are all my favorite songs. Then "She used to be mine" by Sara Bareilles starts playing. 'Nough said. If you know the song, seriously... heart wrenching.
But as we were doing our plies and tendu's during our normal little ballet time, all of a sudden this mama/dance teacher got all emotional... and not the dramatic...
We're full on into the season, school year, the routine of Fall. We're all starting to let our hair down a bit. But hold steady to those reigns my friends...or you don't know where that horse will go!
Plus...it's Halloween week y'all.
I've experienced it in my studio. A little more chatter, a little more looking out the window, a little more telling you about their latest lost tooth....again. Pulling them back into focus isn't the hard part. We...
So your driving around running the errands on your list, listening to your latest audio book, and you literally suck in a breath of air and say "Ouch."
Don't worry, nothing happened to the car or any animals.
Does that ever happen to you?
Do you ever hear or learn something about you or your business and it kind of takes the wind right out of you?
The reason for that visceral reaction is because you know exactly what you need to apply it to your life. It may be a good thing...
We all need it.
No matter what stage of our business ~ new, established or scaling ~whether we are staring out with our first client or we are launching a new product or service, we all want more eyes, more awareness, or more name recognition.
We All Need More Visibility
But before we launch into the tips, we need to make sure we're all on the same page. We have to back up and make sure you know exactly who your ICA is: Your Ideal Customer Avatar. ...
I recently heard someone say, "I am so glad I am not getting married these days... there are too many options!"
They were referring to all the social media, with Pinterest getting top billing. And y'all, I couldn't agree more. Wow... My head started to spin just thinking about all the possibilities of influence one has in making their special day...well, special.
Some of you might be in that season of life, and if you are... I can only imagine the complete overwhelm...
(Why the face! I love me some Phil Dunphy from Modern Family)
We're gonna talk about my favorite 4 letter words.
They are the Best!
They are music to my ears.
They make me flippin' giddy.
You're gonna love 'em.
Are you ready?
Perhaps it's because acts of service is my #1 love language. (Gary Chapman for the win) Or maybe because I'm a mama with five kiddos and a couple of businesses who's trying to stay one step...