It’s so awesome to have you join in.
I want to take a few minutes to just share something that I learnt the other day it’s a time that having a crisis of self belief actually showed me the secret to really influence and again real it’s I’m just I want to share with you my heart in the sense that you know we all have struggles we don’t normally maybe share them as much as we should because you know when you’re going through something there’s someone somewhere who has gone through the same pain and would actually benefit from hearing what you’ve gone through.
That’s all so much of what I believe and that’s really why I take the time to come online to share with you guys because I like you to be able to learn from what I myself have learnt and which I’ve never been you know it’s not been as easy as it looks.
So yeah but so I have this crisis of self belief this is how it started out by the way so I was not getting a certain situation happened to me a couple weeks ago I wasn’t I didn’t get the I can’t even get the attention I thought that I deserved yeah.
I mean think about it in the way it happens to us all the time I mean an example is how you probably don’t get the you know your best friend doesn’t ask you your best friend who you put your best friend’s it doesn’t ask you to be their best mate at the wedding you know that’s one example.
Another example is how maybe you don’t get the raise at work that you thought you deserved right or maybe the present you so you’re really close with oh you know they had a very fatty and they didn’t invite you so it happens in so many different ways and for me that happened a couple of weeks ago and you know what it actually made me start to really doubt start to really rethink that really Wanda oh my goodness am I the friend that I thought I was or am I the person that I thought other people knew me to be you know and if it’s so funny how these things happen.
I realize that enemies come back it so it always makes us introverted it always makes us think about oh my goodness what did I do wrong, what am I not doing or what I had not done so yeah and so on.
By the way when you check in just say hey I’ll give you a shout-out even when you come back on the replay I’d love it love at love to like hear your thoughts so what is I mean you have a crisis a crisis of self-belief we all of our crisis of self-doubt so to speak.
It’s actually when you doubt yourself and yourself belief goes shooo down to the dumps and we all have these times.
I can bet you money that every single human being on this planet has these times I’ve had them I’m pretty sure you’ve probably had them as well the most the richest most successful people have had them the people who probably are not as you know well-off have had them everybody has an it’s like this thing that just makes all people it levels a facial so to speak it’s a thing that all humans go through so it made me think actually because the funny thing is it literally, it’s led to me just really not only thinking myself really thinking like business it left me reaping you so many things many relationships my meaning in life why does it have to go there but it does my meaning in life like oh my goodness am I not achieving my purpose and it did by the way you guys and then I talked about this.
I can’t talk about it in hindsight in that feel that way but when I was going through it was quite it was quite serious I mean I think that a couple of things that really helped me get out of it and I thank God for my husband who’s so gifted and so talented in just you know being able to also connect with people he he’s not someone who holds they would have friends of self-belief in the same way present himself done deceive me that I would so his insight was so valuable and I just the thing I think also the things that I’ve learned but I want I’ve learned really is.
I wanted to share with you but one of the things that I learned number one is that when you go through a pain it shows you that what you’re doing needs to change right so in this case has been through this emotional pain and oh really questioning who am I what am I doing and that pain is a good thing because it helped me know what I need to change.
So when you go through pain it actually helps us to realize what we need to change think about you know kids go through pain in different ways you know they go through growing pains which is a real thing just ask a kid who’s premolars and molars are growing pains are a real thing or you know a kid who’s just really just general green things it’s not something you can see physic Kelly you’re not even aware of the growing happening but the pain shows you that the growing is taking place right.
So that’s firstly the kids go through pain then the second or the kids go through pain is when they their I’ve actually hurt themselves they’ve done the wrong thing they’ve climbed up on that tree like you told them not to try to jump when the broken their leg so that’s a pain that really tells you I will stop you need to stop doing this so that’s why pain is a good thing Tim actually helps you know it helps you know you’re living by the way and it also helps you know that what you’re doing is he changed.
So for me was really it was really nice because it helped me realise that yeah it’s true what I’m doing mister change you know and in this case for me it was in the way that I was actually developing my relationships and my networks that needed to change in this particular instance I needed to change something and what it is that I needed to change is now point number two that I wanted to share.
What happened is what I needed in sorry I have a bit of a sniffle so I’ll just probably try and clean as we chat so what needed to change is that um I need to stop thinking about it being about what I could get but really change to it being about what I am giving okay.
So it’s never about it’s not about what you can get the accolades and recognition the loyal amazing friends not at all it’s about what you’re giving and nothing really come stand some up to me more than when I was earlier today.
Anyway we’re having a study and a leader who studied leaving and she’s a phenomenal woman she’s really made such a great impact in my life this past year so to speak you know since I’ve been involved with the study my Bible study and I just really as I’m actually hey you know what real influence is actually about giving it’s not about going there to think what can I get, what can I have you know and I’m trying it’s not about going to think what can I have what I can get like what kind of get what’s coming to me what do I deserve no.
It’s actually about giving because this for me it just meant shifting my focus to be more focused on how I can give, how I can bless others, how I can influence others, how I can make allies better, how I can help them achieve the purpose they are achieving, how I can connect with them, you know and really with no expectation to get that I mean if you’ve given me the next section should get that obviously it’s a bit obvious you’re gonna use people but you know when giving and this has been so phenomenal I feel like it’s moved me from that place that that place of really self doubt and self going to the place where I’m you know you fee you get powerful just you know the Bible says it’s more blessed to give than to receive for reason as a giver you’re actually unlocking heavenly principles and you’re unlocking principles of the world or the universe that will then bring back to you know it’s a really powerful principle and it just really sets you up in a place where you know you it set you up for success so to speak.
So that’s something that was so enlightening for me when I met that and for you guys too because it’s really not think about it it’s not about what you’re getting it’s about what you are giving so whenever you think oh my goodness I should have been getting that, I should have gotten that recognition I should have got that person signing up, I should have gotten that person inviting me to this and that you think about it all wrong think about what could I do for that to that person to help them have a better week what could I do to that person have them have a better day think about what you could be giving or what you can give and I’ll totally shift your focus and this is for me the thing that really made a difference to realize that I need to stop thinking of what I can get what I should be getting and think of what I could be giving.
Then of course number three says to give without expectation you want to give in a way that you couldn’t happen people in every way you don’t give expecting.
I mean you know kids how and they’re all nice and good because they’re like they’re gonna ask you for something later you can drink of it in all sorts of ways I mean we you know you actually would see them do that and you’d walk away wondering okay so why is this why this child you know doing this and I just realize I don’t actually have my headsets on but I hope that the whole you movie okay just realize that nevertheless right yeah so that’s it that’s my that was my story that’s the story that I wanted to share guys that whenever you have a crisis or you have any pain going on in your life you need to think – okay this thing is a good thing what can it show me and then think –
If you’re trying to build a network if even if you’re trying to build your business and you’re wondering why it’s not happening guess what you’re probably trying to focus too much on taking then on giving so try it just right for a while try and give instead of take and you’ll be amazed.
I mean I think how really in the week after that I haven’t even that yesterday got for my cousin had spoken to about joining my program with my coaching program I must say I wrote them she got in touch with me to say hey what’s the link for signing up again I really wanted to do it but you know as other things came up I wasn’t able to like commit to it at that time.
So it’s amazing how it just comes back because then, I didn’t decide all what if I decided I’m writing her off I’m not gonna focus I’m not gonna feel that relationship anymore.
Some people do need time before they get to the point where I can say yes to what you’re giving them or to whatever service that you’re offering them.
So give people time as well yeah. I hope that you find that useful and do put in the comments what has been some of your has as I discussed this and what are some of the things that really make you feel hmm am I worth it? Am I good enough? why am I not getting this or that at the other and what would you like to do differently going forward?
Awesome thank you guys look forward to catching up this is a quickie and yeah this is so good to hang out with you guys as usual
Hey it’s Jackie here from get online get known and it’s so awesome to connect with you guys.
I’ve actually been I have moved the time of my live stream on Thursdays of my master class to now which is you know it’s about half past.
My plan is actually to be going live about half past one in Harare which is about half past noon in London and Nigeria and about half about what half past two in Nairobi so I hope that will work I’m streaming the backing suite of all places hey it’s pretty early today I want to talk to you guys about the three myths that you know people believe about online business and I was actually this came up because I was talking to or just to let you know I’m actually sitting in my foyer.
I used to stream from outside but the weather whoo you guys it is super hot here I’m so sorry I don’t mean to complain for those who are in Europe and everything.
I know that I was speaking to someone yesterday who’s located in Germany you know it’s really cold so let me just say I thank God for the good weather but I just not gonna sit outside right now I’m good in my nice cool foyer so that’s what I decided to do to stream from indoors great so I wanted to let you guys know this is already talked about three myths that have to do and you know as you check in please type in hello say hey give me a give me some love say who’s watching so I can give you a shout-out okay.
I always love to like interact and put our some questions below I’m gonna talk about three myths that people believe about online business okay we have so many things that we believe about online business but I want to actually break those myths right now okay like we there’s so many things that we’ve been told I you know online business it’s sleazy online business the things we’ve heard about online business of those people who are scamming guys scamming people millions of dollars or you know thousands for that matter but it’s not scummy if you’re in offline business you are a business person and guess what you can also put your business online you know this is the thing.
I was actually talking to a client the other day that was exactly yesterday Esther no it wasn’t goodness Wow am I not remembering anyway I was talking someone dare to about back at one of my clients and I was actually trying to help them figure out how to you know map a funnel for their particular product and if you know she told me hey you know I figure that because I’m more in on the offline business which means I’m more talking to people one-on-one directly and that kind of thing.
I want to put the online part of it on hold until I figure out the until I figure out the online part which is a myth you guys how do you say you literally cannot say that online business and offline business are two different things it’s it doesn’t work like that it literally does not work like that business is business is business okay what are you an online business or offline business you are in business and what makes it a business the minute that you exchanging your services or your product for money okay that’s what makes it our business.
I’m trying to see if I have good lighting here by the way let me check if I have good lighting I’m just trying to reposition this I’ve got something at the back where just to make sure that the lighting is a little bit better because I’m seeing that there’s a bit of yeah okay so hopefully that’ll do but you guys are just gonna be seeing my face can’t be perfect people I try so this is the thing.
I wanted to take you guys through a few tips about how to but a few myths out it actually mean best of you made three needs to be exact do you know about online business versus offline business and this is it number one that online business is super technical and that it needs special skills from offline business this is not true.
Online business can be as low tech as you want it to be in fact you know what let me just say this we need to just take this to online and offline do away with those definitions or those you know classifications and instead make it remote versus in person that’s all you need to know if you think it you think about how you’re gonna do your business how you’re gonna separate your business.
Don’t think of all my versus offline think of remote versus in person and I think this is a really powerful way to make the division you know why because remote means that you can do it from where you are you know remote and hails each I can just say hey leave me a comment let me know if you have any questions about this um if you do remote it means that you can actually deliver yep you know you can deliver your services or your product remotely without being there physically with the person right you are physically away from them you’re providing a service you’re providing your whatever product it is maybe you’re delivering it so that’s remote.
Remote is where you don’t have to be physically be physically with the person there and I work remotely of what remote before over now it’s heading to let me see since about and hold on hold on since I’ve actually worked remotely which means that I’m interviewed remotely for a project or consultancy or whatever I actually get a you know hi remotely.
I never even see my bosses or my colleagues or anything and then I am also actually carry out the work remotely from my computer literally this is this is what remote works means and it’s the same for a lot of entrepreneurs online.
My work what I call it on and off like it’s actually remote like I get on a call with a client and we talk I do have a few in person clients which are really the exception you know but most mothering plants we get on the phone and we talk through the issues and I help them remotely right so it’s completely remote no need for in-person interaction and I am actually planning to do annual you know in-person gatherings where we talk through stuff together but you know this is this is exactly what remote is.
Then the other the opposite of that is in-person you know and I have had a cloud who preferred to have in-person interaction rather than the remote one right so the in-person means of course you’re physically present you’re providing your service or your or your product or whatever it is you provide that you sell you’re providing it in in person and a good example of such businesses are for example the businesses that have to do with you know either personal care you know you’re thinking salon or massage you thinking you know childcare obviously or you know I mean home cleaning I guess is one of those there’s a lot of businesses obviously you know a car mechanic could do it we would have to do that in person you know they set up the thing you’d set up the whole thing the business remotely but then you would have to eventually come in person to deliver your service right so that’s in person so I think these are really two important things to very differentiations we need to remember that we’re talking about in person and we’re talking about remote we’re not talking about online versus offline why because in this day and age if you’re not online then you are you’re basically missing out.
This is the thing you’re basically missing out you’re what online is what online business or online marketing or digital marketing right now provides you an opportunity is just the opportunity to market to reach more people and that’s why maybe sometimes we talk of online business and you talk about line but really we should just be talk about how are we everybody has to be online, everybody has to provide you know how to has to kind of market themselves you know really it remotely online whether it’s on Facebook or whatever using what other kinds of advertising it could actually even be that I mean online nowadays a lot of people are advertising through whatsapp and guess what what’s up is an online platform.
Actually you are online when you’re texting on whatsapp so this is something that we need to remember just forget the whole thing of online offline just think of in person versus remote and this will help you then know how to structure your marketing, how to structure everything because of course the truth of the matter is when you do something remotely then you are more available to provide this access to your more available I said to you to do it independent of time and space when you provide services remotely.
Like I can be working and I’m in therapy or I’m in Harare oh I mean Germany or wherever I am, I can work from completely anywhere and there’s a very important distinction because of course I was a had discussions with you know people wanted to work with me in the past and one particular lady actually wanted to move her business from being % in-person to be remote or online.
In that case okay so I’m using online in the sense of should no longer be coaching people or training people in person but should be doing it using online technologies and by the way even if you use a phone call a phone you’re doing it remotely right so that’s why I want to use the term remote more than online here okay so that’s the myth number one the myth number one is that online business is super technical and then you need special skills or from offline business.
It’s absolutely not true. Online business is simple like the least high-tech way of doing online business so to speak is you know jumping on whatsapp texting people I’m offering this service and then when they say yes you clear them and on whatsapp or phone and guess what you have actually provided an online and online service or a remote service you actually you know these people have actually gotten value through what you’ve provided.
Okay so they’ll just that’s one way now the second myth that I want to tell you guys is that people think that the process of getting clients is different you know in order of offline or let’s say in person you know businesses versus online or remote businesses but the process of getting clamps is different Imma tell you.
It is the same okay and by the way if you actually, if you’re streaming if you’re watching on my page you’re gonna see that and I want to actually want to share the screen the process let me see I want to make sure that is it today entire screen.
I’m just sharing touchscreen yeah that’s perfect yeah and now you guys are gonna see my notes well that’s all good I wanted to share the screen to show you guys that no it is not true the process of getting clients it’s the same and here’s how it starts off.
You know it starts off from people who maybe, they learn about you right and by the way before they even learn about you is that they’ve probably been having an inkling of either a problem that they have or a need that they need solved but you know they just they learn about you probably you reach them because they’ve expressed interest in this particular need or whatever but they’re still they’re caught unaware and this is something that I learnt from Todd Brown who’s an awesome marketer but he talks about the marketing funnel you know and you go from just imagine ah if you’re not I mean.
If you’re streaming, if you’re on my Facebook page you can see this you know, pyramid shape right but for you who’s on the group then the pyramid shape imagine a pyramid shaped like this and at the bottom of the people the most people who are unaware about you right?
Okay so if you’ve never heard about you right now the next stage of people above that as you go up the pyramid and there is less people other people were problem aware okay so they know that they actually need a solution.
Maybe they’re trying to start their business and so they found here’s business starting helped right okay so these are the people who are now problem aware they know that they have a problem and then the next stage after that are people who become their solution aware they suddenly know hey by the way there’s actually a solution and by the way they might even see uh-huh that you provide the solution that they are looking for example but they’re not.
They thought about you, they’re kind of following you there thinking oh yeah you probably provide the solution but they’re not so sure still agency right then the next level about is that now their product aware they aware that you have a product or service that provides a solution to the problem that they have.
Then are the very apex is this almost aware who eventually become your clients okay these are the people that you know you’re actually giving them a very specific offer that is giving them you know really the solution to the problem I have so you think if we go through a funnel from they don’t know completely do not know and the people who they completely absolutely know what the problem is and they know the solution that you have and they know the product that provides our solution okay so I’m just I’m gonna stop screen sharing now.
Yeah and that’s what the process is like when it comes to being able to provide the solution to people it’s a similar you online offline.
I mean think of a salon and I actually met with a salon owner the other day and she was talking about how she’d like to of course you know get P to know about her business and she’d like people to be able to you know work with her in that maybe natural hair could be natural hair, could be Caucasian hair or whatever.
So she’s of course taking people through that process of okay of course they know that I have a problem they need a hair fixed you know do they know that she has the solution do they know that she has a product my suits them so everybody has to go through that funnel to the point where AHA they’re most aware this actually come paid you for the product in another way I like to actually look at it for me what I would say is you do to get people through this thing number one the first step is they learn about you right the second step is they realize that they have a problem.
Okay so that’s now the problem watch number three is that they realize that you or someone else can solve their problem right so this is your ticket and through the steps now so the next step is number four word feel like they actually want you to solve their problem unless you have a person hurry or you know and that’s a booster and then the last step is that they pay you to solve their problem.
So this is really all it is this is what a funnel is in a nutshell and we don’t even have to go back and forth and it is just this simple and plain whether you’re a remote or offline or you know whether your remote or online or whether you are in person or offline okay.
So that’s it. Now the next myth number three by the way is that the people need to see you physically or hire you in order for them to get results this in order for them then you hire you like they need to see you physically in order to hire you or they need to actually see you physically in order for you to get the results this is another huge myth you guys it is not true absolutely not.
It doesn’t happen like that. People don’t need to see you physically I mean fine it’s great to have video and it’s true that your video is actually how do you call it.
It’s a surrogate for being face to face you know it’s just as effective and in fact even more so because you’re able to reach many more people because if I were to see people physical that means I have to bring people into a thousands of people to get the same effect as to bring thousands of people into an auditorium and then they’ll see me physically and they you know I still would not human being like talk to them one-on-one right mm-hmm.
You want to talk to them one-on-one then it means that actually I’m not able to reach as many people in the same time however, with a video I do this video and I decide ok I’ll boost it for like a dollar two or chaga on Facebook and you can reach thousands just by that little act and so I get so many more people get to see and hear from me get to learn that hey start thinking that I can solve like I can actually help them solve their problem and then they get to hire me you know so it does help don’t get me wrong it does help to be able to see people physically when you’re trying to work out like something a process like you know when you’re trying to go through the hiring process.
It does help to see people physically however it’s not critical you guys it’s absolutely not critical it’s something that you can you can work around because that’s why we do webinars that’s right delivery knows of how people not know me from Adam one day in the next day on the phone with me saying I’d like to sign up for your program because I’m taking them to a webinar taking them through a call I’ve given them some serious value some serious answers then they’re like I want more you know so this webinars are amazing for that.
Then of course there’s also video recordings or you know you get on a video call with someone that also has a similar effect where you know you’re face to face you can either use it like for sales or marketing which is in the case of a webinar or you know you or even a voice call a video call or you can also use it for the what you call it product or service delivery in the case where you know you’re talking to a client face-to-face or you’re gonna climb sorry video to video let me say you know it does a client buy a video call you know so it’s totally doable guys it’s not something that is completely completely impossible.
I just want to encourage you guys that yes you can absolutely have an online business and still have I mean you can actually have an offline business but use online technologies to really get a lot of that stuff off of you know having to do things one to one where you can move in all remote okay so the takeaway really is that look you don’t need.
Those three things we covered today with that number one it’s a myth that online business is super technical and that need special skills.
That’s a total myth okay it’s business is business right you exchanging value for money okay and then number two the myth is that the process of getting clients is different and it’s completely the same it’s completely the same yeah.
I can tell you that if a dentist wants to get clients today through Facebook advertising they will get that clients and the same if a lot of us wants to get clients they will get their clients obviously you know the attraction might be a deal they come in maybe a different kind of attraction but guess what? They will use a very similar process okay.
Then number three, the third myth is that people need to see you physically to hire you or in order for you to get them results okay.
Not true! You can meet clients in person you can meet clowns remotely think about it every time that you’re doing work in fact they’re that just today this morning I was on the phone to my content and I’m telling him well you know this is what I need and he’s not he’s not physically in the same space with me but he can actually work we can work effectively and he’s providing his services remotely so as long as you know number one.
If you know it you actually can provide services remotely obviously you can leverage a lot of the online tools in order to get the feed but get the in order to get a lot of the results that you know you might not be able to get people face to face especially when it comes to the economies of scale scaling being able to reach more people being offline.
Being actually remote or online gives you a lot a lot of benefits okay so that’s the thing that you really need to remember okay so um it was super awesome to hang out you guys please type in the comments below if you have any questions and I’ll you know get back to you always try and follow those and just tell me now, tell how many moments you’ve experienced and if you love this video go ahead and click share and share it with people who you think or Todd people who you think might really love to watch it and we’ll see you in the next one no do check back next Wednesday, next Thursday actually next Thursday.
I’m gonna move the time of our live master to evening at eight-thirty Harare time : Lagos time or London time and : Kenyan time because we’ll be talking about productivity and you guys you don’t miss this it’s gonna be amazing and awesome okay so talk soon and if you’d like more help as well with your particular process of getting people into your business do make sure to schedule a -minute call with me.
Let’s get on our on a nerve a big breakthrough session and um I’m gonna get help you start to see results real quick with getting visible okay so it was great to hang out guys and she’s gonna end the line and I’ll catch you next time
Hey guys hi how are you? I’m trying a filter actually I went live even before I decided I’m gonna use a filter but hey just wanted to let you guys know today is mind set Monday and I woke up like this y’all.
I did. No I actually wanted to talk about how do we deal with you know how do we deal with the Monday blues you know Monday blues I mean everybody talks about Monday blues right I mean I’ll be honest with you I literally was working with my laptop on my bed for what until about this morning.
I’ll be honest I mean just getting out of bed so I go now you’re near this Monday so I wanted to talk hey let’s chat about it.
What do you do to help yourself get keep motivated, keep going, keep on point, keep on track no matter what and I wanted to share with you my tips actually because I’m sure you know I have the luxury to be able to just have my laptop on my lap and be able to just do stuff, do what I need to do but you know sometimes you probably maybe you’re bootstrapping, maybe you’re still going to the office every day and then you still have to work on your stuff so how do you keep motivated doing it and that’s actually one of the reasons why I thought that mind set Monday is perfect because it helps us think about what are the things we’re doing to get ourselves to where we want to be even when that journey feels like such an uphill climb or it feels so hard or we just like goodness.
There are those days you guys you wake up and you just don’t want to do anything, you don’t you’re like I just want to sleep I just want to do other stuff you know I want a bit of me time and a bit of self-care time which is important definitely you need to take care of yourself definitely but now when you and you need to get up and go out and do you know game face on and all that stuff what do you do so if you check in say hey because this is an unplanned live.
I just decided let me go live and they say no but I go live actually at least two hours before this let me see yeah at least two or three hours before this time normally but I thought I just give this a try today.
So my tip for you when you’re not feeling like getting into the for a when you’re when you need that extra pick-me-up these my tips for you and I think the number one thing is that you need to do the number one thing you need to have in places that you need to have a system in place already.
It doesn’t matter what it is you do you know you could be at home and you could be you know you the thing that you need to do is get your kids out of the door in the morning and get them back in that lunch or whatever time they come back.
I’m assuming that you’re here because you’re actually building your business so at the same time you’ve got the things that you need to do you get done around the house but you’re for the things you need to do for your business or for the idea that you have in your mind.
So have a system and this helps me a lot because whether or not I want to get on a call with anyone or whether or not I want to know today I want to reach out to new contacts, set up something, put up an email yeah but if what you need to do is you know just get things moving get things going you know that it really it depends on you you’re the one who’s doing it.
So the number one thing like I said it’s just have a system and what I mean by system is that you have something that you the actions that you take will lead to the results that you want okay and a perfect example and I was even talking about this today this morning with my accountability partner and you know learned behold they actually had the same thing oh my goodness it’s Monday so it’s actually a perfect time to plan an accountability session because Monday is a time when you really need this extra pick-me-up and I always get such a buzz after talking with her and sharing tips and just you know exchanging our goals for the week so we can keep going the ones that I planned yesterday example that we can we know we are on track and we know we’re gonna be able to you know feedback on to each other next week so… have that system.
The system that I was speaking of like you know when I when I share my goals this morning with my accountability partner and I want to show you guys today it’s just a system that you know gets you number you know it either gets you the client calls you need in order to close clients or it gets you the views or impressions or visits or hits that you need on your product page, on your sales page, on your post about you know selling this particular thing so the views that you need to your whatever it is whatever it is that you’re selling or you know a system that that gets you maybe you’re in Events Management right so you need to probably the your process of getting to the place of having a client is that you need to be letting people know about what your events provide letting people know about the kind of things you’ve helped people in the past with regards to the events.
The kind of outcomes you’ve gotten people you know so you want identify the first step in your funnel it could not it might not be the faster but once if they did were actually the steps in your funnel then you need to make that into a system example for me I know that the steps in my funnel – for people to go from not knowing me to getting on a phone call with me in order to explore working together is number one either they watch a video of mine which I put out there and I put out a number of videos like either from anything from seconds to minute and those are the those are the perfect length of videos that I found really gets the most engagement.
You know people have time to watch them they feel like it’s not too much they can actually commit to that so that’s the number one we can just get people to watch a video of my and then and then the system that what the next step that it moves them to is to engage to re-engage with me through so I do either a retargeting ad or maybe they’ve joined into this group right here which is completely part of a funnel that I have. So it gets to the next so at the more the first step is that they’re you know that connection they’re learning about me then the next step is that I want to come I want to get them to commit so either you know sign up for a challenge, joining the group, joining the group then sign up for a challenge watch a video series, or watch a webinar so when someone has given me the email address then that’s the you know that’s second step right and then the third step is that you either get on a phone call with me and sign up for program or you get a photo with me and find out a bespoke service that I can offer you to help grow your business.
Whichever it is so there’s all those different things but the final thing the final please I need people to be is to get on a phone call it could be to get on a phone call I might actually open up I’m thinking of a new way as well for people to work with me which would be less hands-on and which would be more of just really providing that information that you need for those who maybe don’t have too much time you just want to get everything that they can get everything that they need let me say real quick so this would be one way.
I mean it’s something I’m working I’m putting together so I hope you guys would you know just stay tuned and I’ll be telling you about more about that probably might be available I think towards the end of this month you know so because a lot of people actually asked me so that’s that would be another way to actually get into the funnel where so what I’m doing is I’m helping you finally get to the place where you have your business and what you’re doing is you’re sustaining my business right because at the end of the day to be a business you need to be making an income right.
So that’s the number one way out they just have a system have a system let you just get going and you know what you guys also share the comments below what do you use as a pick-me-up when you’re not feeling as motivated and you can’t get the actions out that you need to get you know the great thing about having our system is that it really ran without me in the mix.
I mean my retargeting my email sequences those will run without me in the mix you know it’ll be click so it’s all based on interaction from the user okay so the minute that you engage in the video next thing is you know you’re seeing my ads about my webinar and then always seeing ads about my video series or about my blog or my challenge and then the next thing is you’re getting your joining in you’re actually getting to engage and participate in it.
So tell me what your system is that you used in your just in what you do what system are you using and I hope that I’m you know, I’m not missing any comments what I’ll do is I’ll try and pull this up as well on my on my computer so that I can be able to see sometimes they don’t show up as I should yeah so that would share with me what do you what do you use to bring in the clients that you need even when you’re not able to get into the action that you want to be getting into like even if you’re not you’re not going to mind set to do the things that you need to do okay so that’s number one.
Number two I’d say it’s just you know using the power of affirmations the power of just positive thinking and focusing on what your goals are rather than on your how do you call it rather than on your on your broad blocks or on your challenges because the truth is and I watched something today that talks about how whenever you get a point of feeling any kind of stress and you know stress is it is it’s how our body will cope with situations which maybe are you know the induce fear or they induce whatever this stresses us out but our body’s way of coping and of course it’ll induce that cortisol that reaction in our bodies that okay you know that fight-or-flight you need to you need to get going need to get moving so the video watch for sharing how you need you when you experience stress what you need to do is then replace that with gratitude it’s amazing just that that’s the just a thing of thinking about what I’m really grateful for.
Wow it’s totally mind blowing like when you’re feeling any kind of stress about what you need to do and thanks for checking in hey let me know in the comments where you’re watching from because I kind of I can see you try him.
I don’t know who it is so just let me know so that I can say hey and give you a shout out so stress makes you feel it actually takes away your capacity to contribute effectively but in order to over overpower the effects of stress change then immediately replace that with gratitude so think about other things you’re grateful for I mean I think every day I’m so grateful to be able to work from home sit in my home office and really engage with people all over the world you know from the organization’s I’m consulting with to the people that I’m helping build a funnel to that’s something that I’m grateful.
So when I pull that up as something I’m greater grateful for then it immediately becomes something that helps remove the stress from me and I already begin to then I mean actually brings the what you call it brings the motivation back so another thing that you do number two is you focus on gratitude you didn’t create your gratitude at least you know the one that you keep better said every bit that you say you’re thankful for things you’re thankful for that you you’re constantly just you know they always forward front of mind and by the way it could also be also you it could also be your goals that you focusing on it might be the you know cultivating the attitude of gratitude towards the goals that you have the privilege to be able to focus on because not everybody has a privilege to be able to focus on those goals.
Hey awesome Primrose welcome so not everybody can be able to give time or space to their goals so just gonna grasp you that well I’m some blowing away God that you enabling me to focus on being able to build my business focus on.
I’ve been able to grow my kids to focus on being able to grow my just really my may reach my impact so those two the I think if you ask me how do you deal with the Monday blues what how do you get your mind set right is number one okay get have a system in place because the system will run whether you are or not.
I mean it’ll just it’ll be or not a pilot and number two develop that this is positive affirmations develop an attitude of gratitude just unlock use that like the key that unlocks the motivation when you’re on days like today for example when you’re feeling oh goodness this is crazy you know like on a Monday by the way it’s very overcast for me today I should show you guys I want to be able to see it okay but there’s no Sun and I’m sure I’m always so amazed at what happens it’s literally raining.
I don’t know if you can tell but it’s actually raining outside so it’s no surprise that in literally the mood the mood goes according to the weather sometimes so for all my peeps who are over in in the UK and U.S as you guys head into summer I mean into autumn and winter yeah these to you guys I mean literally a lot of sending a lot of Sun and warm wishes for you so please type in the comments let me know what are the ways that you use to overcome, lack of motivation in what you’re doing just type in comments let’s learn together let’s interact and thanks for checking in Primrose and everyone else everyone who watch who watch on the replay do type and say hey give me some love and share your comments what do you do number one to overcome just, not number one, what are the things that you do to overcome a lack motivation especially on a day like today Monday if it’s raining or overcast where you are yeah awesome see you guys next time have a great afternoon.
Hi you guys! I’m Jackie here coming to you for another Mid-Week motivation. Actually I just wanted to do this today to share with you a day in my life so to speak, to walk you through how my day normally is and I thought the best place to do it is from my laptop. So I’m going to be dragging this around.
So great to have you! I’m Jacky from GetOnlineGetKnown.com. Sometimes you’re wondering, okay, so do I have what it takes to be an entrepreneur or can I actually run an online business or what does it mean to actually work from home or be home-based.
Because what I do is help entrepreneurs get themselves out there and get their market to know about them and become visible and just put themselves out there and I also work from home.
So I consult, I coach, I do all sorts of things and I just wanted to show you what it looks like for me. It might look very different for someone else but maybe it’ll be a motivation for you and you may see “Okay it’s not so difficult, it’s actually possible”. So this is a behind-the-scene, more like I wanted to give you guys a sneak peek into my life.
So this is actually my bedroom this is where it all starts obviously.
I wake up in the morning right there and I’m trying to become a bit more consistent with my morning routine because, what I’ll do, I’ll normally have my TV right there and I’ll make some space there to do some exercise and I like to do a lot of heart pumping aerobics, I use the Seven-minute Fitness which is a great Android app. I think it’s also on iPhone as well or on iOS as well. I love it, it’s got great really quick seven-minute workouts that you can do. I also have something I do outside which is a trampoline but that’s how it starts. That’s my morning routine.
Before I get out of bed I like to also meditate. I’m currently using the Bible app which I really love. It’s got some great meditations that you can do during the morning. I love that and for you maybe you want to tried some other thing but what I’ve noticed is meditation just sets me up, it starts me off in the right way because you guys know this whole thing about mindset. If you get started right in the morning they really help. For me I found that the day’s that I don’t meditate, the day that I just don’t pause and really focus on the gift that God has given me and how I’m using that gift and how He’s enabling me and everything then the day doesn’t go according to plan.
That’s what I start with. I’m just gonna walk you through my house, it might be a little bit dark but that’s where it starts.
The next thing I do is breakfast but when I do want to get ready then I’ll do that of course in my bathroom and everything. I’m not going to show you that.
I’ll just walk you through to the family area. What I like to do is sit with my kids and my husband in the morning for breakfast. I’m walking you through to my dining area, that’s where we sit for breakfast and I must say that this atrium that you can see behind me. This is at the center of our home and it really features for me a whole lot in everything I do because I like to be in light. I like to be in warmth. I like to be in a place with light, I figure that light is life, really when you’re in a place with greenery.
I’m trying to get some good lighting. I like to spend my time here either seated at the dining table right there or sometimes I’ll be working down in the bar which is a standing desk sort of, I’ll show you the standing area.
You know this is my life. Sometimes I work in the bar right here because I like to stand. I’ve noticed that standing and working keeps me more alert, I find that I was having bad posture because that’s something that I’ve been trying to work on, just posture because really when your posture is okay then you don’t have all these aches and pains that come. So trying to work on my posture, trying to work on standing. I I read this article, as I said, that said it doesn’t matter how much exercise you do if you’re sitting the entire day. That’s actually the biggest thing that will bring you just poor health. So I like to stand when I’m working where possible. I do that in the bar right there.
So as I was saying, I was just showing you my routines’s. I normally have my breakfast right there with the family. When they leave, I’ll sit right and keep working and then get ready much later. But one thing I found is really important when you’re working from home is that you do need to get up and get going. Rather than just sit and spend your days in your pyjamas, trust me it’s a mind thing. Like when you’ve been here for days in your pyjamas, you would actually not feel like you’re getting work done right?
I check a bit of email check, a bit of IM’s on Facebook that kind of thing then I’ll go and I get ready and shower for the day. When I come back and sit right here, this is actually where I love to work right here on my dining table because I find that as I was saying earlier it really gives me a great view.
It gives me let me just really feel a lot of happiness and life I suppose when I’m somewhere that’s green, somewhere in the Sun occasionally.
I also stand outside, this is the outside area where I tend to sit and I’ll come and I’ll hang out here as well. I don’t sit here as much but it’s also a bar area where I can actually stand.
When I’m trying to do more standing when I’m working, I’ll stand here and I’ll work here. So my morning routine is normally I like to do work on my computer, I like to just focus on things usually either content development and content creation.
My approach is called blocking and tackling which is a principle of productivity that I learned from my productivity trainer and that helps me. The previous night I’ll decide what am I going to work on and I have this great app by the way which I just started using which is perfect and it’s the first thing I do when I log on to my email.
It tells me, it asks me so what’s your focus for the day so I just plug that in there to help me keep focused. I plug that in there, what’s your focus of the day, I put in two – four main things I want to accomplish in the day and then once I accomplish them, every time once I get that done. then I tick it off. And the great thing is the next morning the app ask’s me the same thing plus it also shows me what I was able to do or not do. It actually brings back what I was not able to accomplish the previous day, that’s the great thing about it.
I find that when I’m able to start my day really focused and when I’m able to do focus on what I’m working on, I find that I don’t lose so much time. You guys may have heard of this thing called context switching. That every time you start working on something and then you move to working on something else you’re losing time every time you switch to a new thing. Let’s say you’re sending emails and then you switch to creating a PowerPoint presentation you’ve lost 20% of your time and I learnt this from Todd Herman. It’s an amazing concept so I try to block and tackle which means I start off my day focusing on specific things and mainly things that really require intense work.
Then let me also show you my office while we’re at it. But I really like to work at my dining table and bar during the day time and then at lunch I will go pick up my kids. I’m about to go do that in a few minutes because it’s almost my lunch time but before I do that, I’m just walking out of my house because I have my office which is separated from the house and I hope the connection won’t drop but I’ll just show you.
This is my office… So that’s where I normally sit. Yes so that’s where I normally sit and I have my laptop propped up there for when I want to do calls and that kind of thing. It’s quiet you know so I have that set up primarily just for working and I have there Gabriella who’s helping me at the moment. She’s assisting me with my work and I just find it really useful to have a spot that’s separate from the house because this is literally separate from the house and I’m able to sit here especially in the afternoon when my kids are around. I’m able to sit here do my work, focus and they can be playing inside the house and it’s quite removed because if you see, I literally step out of my office which is located there and that’s my front yard you can see behind me, my gate. And then I walk back into the house through there.
So that’s how that works. So like I was saying I like to block and tackle and occasionally I will have meetings like this morning of course I had a meeting. I have a Bible study that I normally do every Wednesday so I go for that every Wednesday and then I also have like tomorrow I have a meeting in the morning. So there will be mornings that I do have meetings but I try to push my meetings to the afternoons as much as possible.
I’ve got it all blocked off for my calendar until 11 am in the morning I’m not taking any meetings. And then from 11 a.m. onwards, if people want to book a time to chat with me then the availability is really only afterwards, from 11 am going forward. I’m using all these different tools that help me just manage my time okay I’m using Rescue time as well to help me track what I’m using my time for.
And that’s just it, I suppose when it comes to the nitty-gritty of the work.
It really has to do with if I have any specific clients, if I have any deadlines or any proposals that I need to send out, any calls or follow-ups that I need to make, it’s all very much client driven. There’s a lot of what I do that’s driven by the clients that I’m working with. I also have weekly coaching calls with those on my mastermind so in case you don’t know about that I’m gonna put a link so that you can learn more about it but maybe get on the call with me as well.
But I just wanted to show you guys a bit about the behind the scenes of my day and I do want to take really long to do it but just to show you that some of the tips that I’ve used to just stay focused, and consistency is number one. Just always getting up, getting ready like as if I was going to the office and number two, just really having a separate space where I can focus and that space right now is during the morning, the space is normally at my dining table right there but in the afternoons when the kids are back from school then that will normally be in my office just where I can actually go through the door and get work done.
So hey thanks for checking in and if you’ve any thoughts, questions on how do you work remotely, how do you put your business online, do put them in the comments below and I’ll check it out later.
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8. Become a social media influencer
Once you know what’s working in social media, why not use it to your advantage and become a social media influencer? It may take a bit more work upfront by growing your social media following. This you would do in the following ways.
Once you decide on the theme of your social media presence, get to work building a following around that theme. Travel, Health and Wellness, Business, Family or Relationships are all great themes to start with. To build an engaged social media following you will need to leverage online tools for follower growth and engagement and scheduling your posts. Or do it yourself. Once you’ve built a solid following upwards of 10,000 followers you can approach brands in your area to partner and get the message in front of your followers. This could create a $10,000-$25,000 windfall in your business if you do it right.
9. Host a Virtual Summit and sell a back-end product
Companies and entrepreneurs alike are using virtual summits, to grow a following and generate sales for their products. And you know that they must be in on some secret that the rest of us are not capitalizing on. That secret is that todays currency is authenticity and connectedness. Talking in front of a camera for 1 hour to your potential prospects is as authentic and connected as it gets. And it’s 100% FREE. Yes, you heard that right. You can run a virtual summit is 4 simple steps 1) Determine your topic, 2) Recruit influencers and experts 3) Get the influencers and experts to recruit attendees and 4) Run the live sessions and sell products and services to attendees on or after the summit.
All these steps are free, because all you need is a Facebook page OR YouTube channel and optionally a landing page or website and an email provider. But all that’s taken care of by using your Facebook Page, a Facebook Group and messenger bots like those at Manychat. That way you wont need an email sign-up form at all! You would create a live event for each summit session on your Facebook page using a scheduler like Belive.
You can also use your YouTube channel and run the live event via hangouts where your expert interviewees join in the hangout with you. You would then embed the youtube video(s) on your landing page, which you can create via free website platforms like wordpress.org or blogger. You can embed sessions even before carrying out your hangout. For live sessions or pre-recorded sessions embedded, the video will only play once the live session starts and attendees will view them in real time.
And if you want to get really fancy, use this Facebook Live tool , Ecamm, that allows you to broadcast from your DSLR cam in hgh quality, to schedule lives, to play recorded audio as a live video and many more other cools features for a one time cost of $29. This way you can even get the attendees into a Facebook group and share your facebook lives in there. And pair it up with this $1 trial of Webinarjam which is my fave webinar platform, that gives you 60 days to use ALL the features, including streaming to Facebook live with your slides and running automated, just-in-time webinars.
If you’d like to be a little more fancy then head over to Fast comet and grab a hosting package that comes with a FREE domain of your choice, and bam! For less than $3 a month, you’ll have a money making machine. As for products, get affiliate products that are related to the summit topic you chose, market them on the summit and you are on your way to profiting! As an extra bonus, once you have recruited anything upwards of 1,000 people, target a corporate sponsor to the tune of $5,000-20,000. Kaching! Oh, and you may want to have a way to track everyone that signs up, and to capture their email addresses while you are it. For this Mailerlite will be perfect for you, it’s 100% free for under 1,000 contacts. Plus it also lets you set up a landing page for free in case you prefer to have everything on one platform. You’ll need a domain though, so in case you decide that you’d rather just get your domain for $12 on Namecheap then use the in-built landing pages on Mailerlite, you’ll be all set, for just $1 a month in total!
10. Drop shipping and selling imported goods
Alot of people feel that drop shipping is only for people living in Europe or the US. Not true. The nature of this business is that you never have to interact with the product so you can do it from anywhere in the world. Heather Katsonga-Woodward of Neno Natural build a multiple five-figure business selling to a different continent than she lives. And so can you. I recently talked to entrepreneur in Kenya who is selling products 100% online is making monthly revenues approaching five-figures. And all this is being done in their house and as a one-person show. It is being done and it is possible. Want to know how? Keep reading and I’ll let you know how to get the help you need.
Well there you have it. 10 ways to creating a business with NO money. Are you ready to go out and build that business? If you’re feeling inspired but still a little unsure, I’ve got you. I’m running a “Build Your Dream Business” challenge starting Monday, 25th September. Click here to sign up for the challenge. In 5 days you will go from no idea, to your first sales page, sales call or client.
It’s 3.29 am on a Saturday morning and I’m sitting at my computer applying for a job. It’s a consultant job at the United Nations, and pretty much the only kind of job that I’ll do these days. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not because I don’t need the money, because I do. I have big dreams, and I am boot strapping those dreams, so the money will always be welcome.
The reason why it’s the only job I’ll ever do these days is because it gives me time to work on my other pursuits. In the past 4 weeks I have applied to 3 positions. All part time consulting positions, all squarely in my area of expertise, that I absolutely enjoy. It’s like how we used to break out the crayons as kids to color on white paper, the web is my canvas and html snippets and web apps are my crayons. And I have been called for an interview on 1 of them, and by the time you read this, it may be 2 of them. (Update: I got called for an interview for 2 of them).
I realize that being called for a job interview 2 out of 3 times is not exactly every time. But it’s the times that I don’t get called that I realize I should have trusted my gut instinct and not applied for that position. You know the feeling I’m talking about. That feeling that warns you that buying that lottery ticket is setting you back a few dollars and is most likely not going to pan out. Or that feeling that if you spend this money on this trip, you may be in the red for a long time. Or that feeling that tells you that you really should get that crack in your car windscreen fixed now, or risk paying way more if you delay. I’ve learnt to listen to that instinct and it’s served me well. In my job applications, it’s the one that tells me that the job is either not really open for candidates, or that I’d be a poor candidate for the job.
1. Find out if they are really looking for someone to interview someone for the job
Case in point, I have been hired in the past by an organisation that had already identified me as their preferred candidate. All they needed was a rubber stamp to show that I was the best, or to meet an organizational rule so they had to put out a job advert. In these cases, organizations can go one of two routes. They can either make the requirements ridiculously specific such that no one else will come close to qualifying. Or they will make them so broad that there is really no hope of finding a candidate in the pool that actually fits the job. Which means their preferred candidate still comes out on top. And that’s only in cases where the position is already spoken for. If you are in doubt, it’s best to apply and ask questions later. Or if you are really bold, find the hiring manager on LinkedIn and get their email address using Hunter.io. Then drop them a line asking if they have someone in mind already or if you can apply. I always say, it makes your name familiar to them, and you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
In most cases though, it will be a genuine recruitment. And the number one way they will use to filter you out during shortlisting is your years of experience. Please note that while they have said they’d like 3 years of under/post graduate experience, what they actually mean is this. Look at your current or previous job roles and pull out the exact things you do or did that match this particular job you are applying for. Next, figure out what percentage of time you spent doing these exact things. For example, I developed web modules as 30% of my tasks as a Knowledge Management Officer at UNDP in 2012. Next determine how much time you spent on the job if it was part-time. If it was full-time, then add up the number of years on that job and get 30% of those years. That will help you figure out how much experience you have in that area. For me, that would have worked out to 1 year of experience, if I was working full-time for 3 years at that job. It gets tricky when you work part-time as a consultant which I do alot of these days. You’ll start dealing with fractions and the like, so make an estimate and round it up or down to the year. When in doubt, round it downwards. The main point is, your 2+ years of experience, well, it’s not quite 2+ years of experience. Unless you are applying to a role that is exactly like the one that you have right now. Oh, and you can do the same for your post graduate study, it does count towards your years of experience, but only if the job calls for a Bachelors degree. If it calls for a Masters, and you’ve studied full time to get your Masters, then no can-do. If you studied while working, throw that time you worked in there, you earned it!
So for starters, when certain organisations, like the UN, call for a certain number of years of experience, take it seriously.
2. Trust your gut, do you meet the requirements for the job interview?
Next, trust your gut. Once you’ve trained it to be brutally honest and once you start to actually READ the job requirements, it will guide you will. Yes, you do need to speak French for this role. Though this too you could bypass in the rare situation – one of the jobs that I applied for and got 5 years ago required French, but guess what? I applied (after the deadline) and got the job without French. I’m still working on my French though, you never know when it will come in handy.
The one trick that you need to know to get called for a job interview every-time is simple. Write your cover letter like a sales letter. And yes, that means you can tease your readers to want to meet you to find out that one trick to increasing their ranking in google search results. Or why it would surprise them which hosting you would choose over cloud hosting and on-location hosting. Or how you envision some new modules that will get their site in front of the right users. A disclaimer though, this will only work if you meet the least requirements that will get you past the shortlist. That’s because human resources will do the shortlist and they have no idea what you do, what you could be capable of doing if you got the job, and they frankly don’t much care. To them you are one name among hundreds, and they need to be able to tick all checkboxes to make sure that you qualify to get to the next stage. Be brutally honest, and as clear as you possibly can about your years of experience, your academics and your skills if any of them are in the list of requirements. In fact, put them in the exact same words that the job advertisement needs, that’s you free checklist right there. It’s like having the answers to the exam questions. I’m not saying lie, because that won’t work. When you are caught out you could be blacklisted by the organization which would be much worse than missing out on one little job interview.
3. Write your cover letter like a sales letter, the one thing that will get you your next job interview
So back to the one trick that you need to know to get called for a job interview every-time. Write your cover letter like a sales letter, and tease your readers to want to meet you to find out that one trick you know. See, the reason for this is that no likes to miss out, also known as FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). And not least your interviewers. Since the position is open for hire, that shows you that there is a skill that is missing from the organization that it is hiring for. So when you are hired, you should be an expert in your field.
Even if they are not too impressed with your CV, and they better be, if they have even a small inkling that you have information or knowledge that is critical to their organisational process, they will call you in. That does not necessarily mean that they think you are the one for the job, but that’s where what you say at your job interview is very important. That’s where you let them know that you ARE the one for the job because if they don’t hire you then they will not have this intelligent, versatile, creative and driven individual who is as passionate about their organization as you are. Because you’ve read at least 3 or 10 of their recent reports on the area they are interviewing you for. Heck, reading a company report in ANY area will put you head and shoulders above most interviewees.
So in a nutshell, the one trick is write your cover letter like a sales letter, learn how to write a sales letter here, it’s a book on How to Write Copy that Sells by Ray Edwards that is now my bible when it comes to writing copy. And what better way to apply this than through selling yourself as a candidate. With some tweaks of course. And then make sure you also do the below to make sure you are not chasing up the wrong tree.
1. Find out if they are really looking for someone
2. Trust your gut, if you get that feeling in the pit of your stomach that you don’t meet the minimum requirements, don’t apply
3. Reach out if you have questions
4. And don’t forget to write your cover letter like a sales letter
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Ignore These 3 Things And Your Business Doesn’t Stand A Chance
Give them their due, and you’ll be singing all the way to the bank
A few days ago I had a very enlightening Business Breakthrough session with a young entrepreneur. They’ve been in business for 5 years but have not been seeing the growth that they wanted to see. And the main thing they knew they should have been doing more of, without a doubt, was marketing.
It reminded me of my family’s recent Easter trip away. We decided with only 3 days to go that we needed a break from the grind (I don’t recommend this to anyone, last minute holidays are not as sexy as they sound). We bought the tickets and booked the place to stay only 48 hours to our departure, it was like a scene from the Fast and the Furious! Now, usually when booking a vacation place I’ll window shop like mad before I settle on one. We’re talking Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Airbnb and Expedia — which is my absolute favorite for flights, but thats another story. The thing was, this time for some reason I made a bee-line to Airbnb and booked on there. Later on, once we arrived at our holiday destination, I could not stop kicking myself. See, I went back on Booking.com and found many other places that would have been a great fit for our family and at a much better price point. I had classic buyers remorse. But what puzzled me was just why I did not look at the other sites like I usually did.
We rent out our vacation home Upani in Diani on Airbnb. We actually get at least 50% of our bookings on Airbnb, so I am always on the site, in one form or another. Responding to enquiries, sending enquiries or checking out the competition (you know you do it too). So when I needed to rent a place for our family’s holiday, it was natural to go back to Airbnb, they were “top of mind”, as online marketing experts like to call it.
Never mind that their deals may not have been the best ones price wise. They were top of mind. And there-in lies the power of marketing.
You want to be top of mind for all your potential customers.
In fact there are three things you can’t ignore if you want your business to flourish. Whether it’s only just getting off the ground, or you are deciding if you will take a new path. These three things are your Mindset, your Message, and your Marketing.
And the greatest of these is marketing. The way in which you will share the other two with the world.
I credit Mike Kim for this particular lesson. He has the number one podcast in personal branding on iTunes. I recently attended an online bootcamp that he put together and it was phenomenal. You should totally check it out on his site if you get a chance, it’s amazing. In the bootcamp he outlines these 3 things as the main pillars of your success as an entrepreneur and I 100% agree with this since it represents most of what brought me success in business early on.
Marketing is the reason that Trump made it to the White House despite not being the most popular candidate. He was undeniably top of mind. It’s how you will let your customers know about your products. And get this — it even trumps price when rubber meets the road and your client needs your service like yesterday, pun very much intended! Plus do you doubt that the world listens when he tweets?
The number one way of being top of mind with your current and new prospects is social media.
In one month alone, I got 14.8K tweet impressions of my content on Twitter in Feb 2017.
I consistently see that the more I tweet, the more I’m seen, the more I remain top of mind. And thats money in the bank. In fact, tweeting is how I got my first coaching client. They were not yet on my mailing list, but they followed my tweets, liked what I had to say, reached out and hired me at our first meeting.
But what if you don’t have time OR ideas on what to tweet? There are really great tools available out there that help you 10x your results on social media with 1/10th of the effort. Some of my favorite ones that I use everyday are Buffer, IFTTT.com and Canva. Not a week goes by that I’m not fiddling in Buffer, creating recipes in IFTTT.com or creating graphics in Canva. What I love most about these programs is the ability to ‘set it and forget it’. You can decide on your content for the week, queue that content up, and then sit back as it drip’s out to your social media accounts.
Another product that I just started using last week is Missingletr. I got it through a great deal from Appsumo.com. It auto-generates a years worth of tweets and LinkedIn posts with images and auto-queues them for you. And did I mention it was automatic? Since your time is money, and getting in front of people means money, this will both save you and make you a ton this year.
It may not be available at the life-time offer I got it at by the time you read this but do head on over to Appsumo.com for other great deals that will super charge your marketing.
And do check back for my next post about the next of the 3 things that you can’t afford to ignore.