5 Lessons Learned in Business

blog business tips for entrepreneurs engagement strategy Dec 26, 2022
Holly Haynes sharing her 5 lessons learned in business with her phone and computer
It is the time of year when we do a lot of reflection and I thought it would be fun to reflect on lessons learned in my business.

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?

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#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.

My 3-Step Selling Strategy Formula

1) How can you help one person a day?

2) Teach how you do it

3) Share what it looks like - I call it future casting when you follow through.

You don't need a fancy website. You need action. Grit. and Excitement. Show the world what is possible. How do you lead yourself in a way where you already have everything you need for success? Do that. Who have you become that has made you who you are today? Share that. Your story shared in your unique way is what is going to create the momentum you need to take the next step.
I'll leave you this holiday week with an affirmation: I am listening to my energy and intention and taking action on that.
Sitting at my kitchen table almost three years ago, I had no idea my business would be what it is today. But every week for now almost three years I have sat down, shared, taught, and shared some more. And most importantly listened. So thank you for reading. And answering my questions. And reading some more.
As we turn the corner into 2023, I'd love to know what you would like to read more of. Shoot me a DM and let me know what would help you the most.
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Holly Marie Haynes is a business strategy coach, podcaster, mom of twins, and founder of the Crush the Rush brand. She helps women create simple scaleable offers and systems to grow to multiple 6-figures.

Holly Marie Haynes is a business strategy coach, podcaster, mom of twins, and founder of the Crush the Rush brand. She helps women create simple scaleable offers and systems to grow to multiple 6-figures.

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