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...
It's the third week of September and by now that the dust has settled a bit.
So, are you feeling like, "Ok, now I can focus!"
I'm not sure about you, but the first couple weeks of September are always intense. Lots of new schedules that are filled with just as many emotions. Then you add in the fall season perks like Friday night football games, cooler evenings and fall allergies - which is not a perk, but I had to mention it because they are full on in my...
This week I had a personal set back. I'm not quite ready to talk about it yet... so I dug through the archives and found this blog post that still resonates deeply.
Have you busted your butt, and gone outside your comfort zone to do something you truly believed in, only to be let down by people in your circle who you thought had your back?
I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir.
Most of you are in the dance field.... and let's be real, shall we? You don't...
I'm not sure if this is a tip or more of a confession...
But have you ever been driving along, blaring the music, having a great hair day, wearing actual clothes that aren't mistaken for gym clothes or pj.'s, the weather is perfect, the windows are down and you're just singing away?
You're feeling fabulous!
You're feeling awesome!
You're feeling like your check list is completely done, dinner is timed out perfectly in the crock pot, and you have an extra hour before you are needed...
So, I have a question.
Are you Gritty?
And I don't mean do you feel gritty. As in, yea, I could probably use a shower.
What I mean is...
Do you have the Grit?
Do you have the Teeth?
Do you have the desire so badly that you can't let it go? No matter how many times you get kicked down, rejected, un-answered or cut off?
I'd like to say we all have it.
Actually, I believe we do... but to what level of grit are we willing to take on?
Do You Have a Mentor? or Coach?
A few years ago when I was asked that question I could barely answer it.
Oh sure, I had some dance teachers from the past and a family member or two.
But not anyone currently.
But a hand full of years, the student wasn't ready to learn either. I was up to my eyeballs in young kiddos and playing "teaching dance."
Then life happened, and I needed to make the decision to make this "teaching dance thing"...
And it's not, "I love you..."
Although, I do. I so appreciate you taking the 2 min. it take to read this. Really. You have no idea.
Many studio owners are getting ready for the fall season, and you might be hiring and incorporating new staff onto your team. Sometimes it's the little things that go the furthest.
As we are setting ourselves up for a successful 2019-202 dance season here are some practical ways to add a little wow or sparkle to your business...