My niece Margot just turned a year old and she is starting to say words. Everyone around her repeats “What does a dog say,” and she puts her little lips together to make a “ruff ruff” sound. She is so excited and encouraged to SPEAK.
When did we stop losing that excitement to speak? When did we stop dimming our power to vocalize our truth?
Many of my clients ask me how to speak more because they know they can reach more people through speaking.
Many women I know are afraid to speak and keep telling themselves that when they lose weight then they will get on stage. Or when they have more experience then they will speak. Or when they have a bigger message then they will be ready. Are you making any of those excuses?
I had an amazing conversation two weeks ago with the beautiful Karen Graves of Your Sales Fix. She is the ideal blend of identifying what is really blocking you in your business and bridging the gap with a powerful SALES skill set.
It was so synergistic because we both shared our values and what is important to us in business partnerships. Actually this applies to any kind of partnership. If we hadn’t shared from our authentic space we wouldn’t have seen how we can truly be collaborative partners.
As I was dancing to the music having a grand time at the Coldplay concert a couple weeks ago in Seattle, I couldn’t help but notice some brilliant fan-building and profit-generating strategies that Coldplay did for their business.
Here are five things to pay attention to in your biz. Thanks Coldplay for being a brilliant example of successful business in action.
#1 – Treat it Like a Business
As a huge fan of live events, I’m amazed at the number of people it must take to make a concert happen. The security, the venue negotiation, the travel, the stage set up, the cameras, the lights, the publicity, the marketing, the radio station partnerships… this production takes hundreds of people and at least over a year of solid work.
Wow! Last week my newsletter was titled “I’m a Fraud” and it covered my own fears and breakdowns I experience as I live my dream. Ironic isn’t it? The feedback from people has been astounding. Your words of gratitude have been pouring in as I shared my vulnerability with you. We all are in the same boat together.
A mastermind member of mine shared a video of Brene Brown with me that talked about vulnerability and it’s amazing. It’s 20 minutes long but it’s so worth it. It’s quite remarkable. Take some soul time and watch it today. Wow! Last week my newsletter was titled “I’m a Fraud” and it covered my own fears and breakdowns I experience as I live my dream. Ironic isn’t it? The feedback from people has been astounding. Your words of gratitude have been pouring in as I shared my vulnerability with you. We all are in the same boat together.
I’m a fraud.
Have you ever felt like that?
Have you felt like that today?
I don’t want to do this. I can’t do this.
Is that something you have told yourself this week?
Here is the truth: (I told you, I’m going to be raw, real and totally transparent.)
There are some days I wake up and I don’t want to get on the computer. I don’t want to write my newsletter. I don’t want to get on the phone. I don’t want to make sales calls. Then I argue with myself because I know that unless I’m making sales, I’m not in business. And having a hobby isn’t what I signed up for.
Last week I was in the beautiful city of Seattle, Washington to see Coldplay in concert. Coldplay wasn’t coming to Utah so my husband and I used that as an excuse to take a mini holiday.
And it was brilliant. I loved it. The really cool part is when Coldplay did their encore, they made a surprise appearance in the audience and it was about 20 feet away from me. I don’t tend to get star struck per se, but it was amazing to see talent up, close and personal. (The pic to the left is my hubby and I eagerly waiting for the show to begin.)
I can’t help but have my marketing brain on most of the time. I look at the world through this filter of “how did they do this?” or “What strategy did they implement, either on purpose or accidentally?” I observe how people did things so I can apply it to my own business if it makes sense and I can teach my clients something new they can use.