5 Lessons Learned in BusinessDec 26, 2022
Lessons Learned in My Business
#1 Listen to your audience.
I would look at the numbers and the downloads, and ask questions, what were the most popular topics, and which were people asking for? You can apply this to anything. Your goal as a business owner is to identify how you can be the solution for your audience/clients. And serve them in the best way possible.
#2 Pair long-term strategy with fast action.
I knew going in that the blog and the podcast would be around for a while. I had the vision of being a top podcaster so that is how I worked. And still do. Prioritize your long-term vision, but pair it with fast action. What can you do right now to get your idea out there? What can you do right now to test a concept? Life is too darn short to wait. Just talk about it. Do it. And then once you get momentum, check back in with your vision. Are you going where you want to go? Or do you need to adjust?
#3 Real-life conversations make all the difference.
Don't get me wrong, I love a good system and funnel and automation and have spent a lot of time creating them. But when it comes down to growth, it comes down to relationships. Be a real person. Show behind the scenes. Ask real-life questions. Send someone a video message instead of an email. People crave connection and always will. Prioritize that.
#4 Actual conversations with other business owners are honestly the most valuable resource ever.
My favorite part of podcasting is the before and after conversations and every Tuesday getting to highlight other business owners. How are you serving others? How are you helping others?
#5 Keep it simple.
Every time I make things more complicated it is also more stressful. If you have worked with me at any point in time, I usually will ask you one question early on. How are you helping at least one person a day? So often we think business and scaling and strategy need to be complicated, but it comes down to serving. I am pretty sure I have taken 22 years of strategy experience and nailed down my selling strategy into 3 steps.