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These 2 Questions Will Help You Quit Your Job

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So you want to quit your 9-5 job and an be a full-time entrepreneur?

You've wished for it, prayed for it. If you're like me and many of my clients, you've had a loop in your head going for years now.  You've even felt desperate at times, wishing for a layoff (so you could collect unemployment and use that safety net to grow your business) or maybe even something more drastic, like a hospital stay--anything to keep you from having to keep walking in every day to a soul-sucking job.

Maybe you're looking around at other people who have successfully quit (or seeing the Facebook ads) and you're wondering, "Why can't I do that too? What's wrong with me?"

Maybe you have a list of "reasons" why you can't, reasons like:
"I need that steady income."
"I need the benefits and the health insurance."
"I might fail spectacularly."
"I wish I could quit my job, but I just can't see how."
"It's not practical."
"I'm scared." (note: this is the biggest reason most people don't leave, whether they realize it or not)

Two simple questions can change how you think, and therefore, the actions you take, so that you can get out of your job and create and run the business you're passionate about full-time.

#1 "What if it IS possible?

Instead of saying, "I wish I could quit my job!", "THAT would be nice," or telling yourself "They must have some advantage that I don't since they have and I haven't," start asking yourself "What if it IS just as possible for me?"

What if those I see doing it aren't lucky or special, but they started to ask themselves how to make it possible, and then they found the answer to their own questions? What if, like TONY ROBBINS said, they "ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers"?

It all starts with you believing it's possible and getting yourself in the driver's seat, rather than looking for all of the reasons it's not.

On the heels of opening yourself up to that possibility for you is the next, more practical question:

#2 "How can I?"

So, if you're starting to believe that it's it's possible for you, too, then how could you make that work? What would that look like first? Then what?

I wrote recently about the top 3 strategies to replace your income so you can quit your job, so maybe that's your next step.

Or maybe it's to set up an in-person or virtual coffee date with someone you've seen succeeding as an entrepreneur and ask them how to get started. Most entrepreneurs had someone help them along the way, and they're passionate about spreading the entrepreneurial spirit, so you shouldn't have to look to far to get some great advice from someone who's actually doing it about exactly how you can, too.

No matter what your next step is, these questions are about training your brain, which has been mired in employee mindset, to start looking for possibilities, which is integral to the entrepreneur's mindset.

Change your inner narrative with these two simple questions, and your behavior will shift, too.

No more, "Must be nice for them!" Now it's time to start asking yourself, "What if it's possible for me too?"

And, since you believe it is, "How can I?"  And watch what opens up for you.

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How to Replace Your Income So You Can QUIT Your Job!

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Let’s face it, when you're thinking about quitting a job but you're scared to, it's usually because you're thinking about how to make at least as much money as you're currently making at your 9-5, right?

I get it. I told myself that story for years before I finally quit my job, BUT, when I did, I replaced my income in the first month, so I know it's possible (and yes, I asked myself a million times, "Why didn't I quit SOONER?!?").

I want YOU to quit sooner, :), so here are three tips to replace your income so that you can quit your 9-5.

(And, if you'd prefer to watch me talk about this, check out this livestream...)

Tip #1 Start on the side.

I’m not here to tell you to quit your job cold-turkey and then figure it all out after that. I believe in starting smart & strategically.  

Even if you feel like you don’t have time or clarity, you CAN start somewhere. Clarity comes from taking action, not from waiting to get clear until you do, so it's time to get serious about starting or growing your business on the side of your 9-5.

Try just 5 minutes of action today, and see what that gets you. Did you love what you did? Did you hate it? Are you willing to do it again to get that freedom?

Tip #2 Focus only on money-making tasks.

Some questions to consider:
Do you know exactly what moves you forward in your business, and are you working on THOSE exact money-making tasks every day?

Do you know how to attract clients right now? If you've had paying clients before, how did you get them in the past? 

...Or are you feeling overwhelmed by trying to do this thing and that thing and finding yourself sitting down at the computer (when you do finally carve out some time) and feeling so scattered that you wind up scrolling through Facebook instead?

There’s a lot of busy work that feels “necessary” but is not directly money-making.  Keep yourself focused on your actual money-making tasks, or you’ll waste a lot of your precious time “working on your business” but not moving forward in your number one goal of replacing your income.  Let go of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and focus on money-making tasks.

And, if you don't yet know what those tasks are, make it a priority to figure them out, STAT, so that you can use your limited time wisely and efficiently. 

Tip #3 Create and sell premium-priced services.

Get your value straight and price accordingly, not based on what everyone else around you is doing or what you think people in your area will pay for. 

Create a premium-priced, value-packed offer based on what you’re good at, how you like to work and where you shine (your Zone of Genius, as Gay Hendricks, PhD. calls it in his outstanding book, The Big Leap).  

Hustling a lot of tiny, one-off services is going to take a lot more time and energy than a couple of premium-priced goods or services. It comes down to a numbers game, so do not sell yourself short.

Do you have any questions about these tips that I can answer?

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This Is Possible For You Too!

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Happy long weekend to you!!!

I'm wrapping up one AMAZING month and kicking off another with a week-long trip to Colorado!

I'm SO grateful you've been with me on this journey through August, which has included:

Celebrating my clients’ wins, like:
🎉Booking out, starting a waiting list, and raising prices
🎉Getting their first several clients
🎉Rejuvenating a stalled business with new clients
🎉Traveling the world while working with clients & discovering how much FUN that freedom is


I also got to:
😀Deliver a keynote speech for Little Angel Gowns that helped them raise a huge amount of money for their beautiful cause
😀Give away the second full scholarship this year to my 6-month mentorship, in honor of Maeve
😀Host an in-person VIP intensive at my home
😀Get great feedback from a top book agent on my manuscript
😀Celebrate Fi’s first birthday by hosting 50 of her biggest fans :)
😀Ride my horse, Graley, through fields of Kentucky bluegrass


Now as September dawns, I’m excited to:
❤️Hold 2 private VIP days in Colorado!!!!
❤️Host a virtual co-working day with my 1:1 clients to GET THINGS DONE! :) 
❤️Celebrate the release of my EOFire episode (they record 2-3 months ahead)
❤️And some other surprises I have up my pajama sleeves :)


Here’s why I share this list: I want you to know that you CAN create the business you desire, and the life you want, too.

If I can do all of this in one month with a 1-year-old, what can you do? Let yourself dream about that question and see what comes up!

Now I want to hear from YOU about one or more things you are celebrating from August, or are looking forward to creating in September!


Comment and share with me!

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The Right Target Audience?

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How do you know if you have the right target audience? How do you know that you've chosen the right niche, the one that's going to get you more amazing clients and customers?

It's a question that several of my clients have asked me this week, so you may be wondering that, too.

When we choose our niche, sometimes confidence issues and self-doubt can arise as we wonder if it’s the right one, especially when we’re not seeing the sales we’d like.

If you're wishing for more sales and questioning your niche, read on.
Usually, it takes about 90 days for us to see the efforts of the marketing we do today, so take a look at what you’ve been doing and ask yourself:

✔️ Have I been consistently VISIBLE with my particular niche for 90 days? 
✔️ Do I know exactly what my niche wants and needs, and have I been offering that?
✔️ Am I feeling CONFIDENT about the value I’m able to provide and AM providing each day? 
✔️ Have I been talking to them about their specific pain points, their struggles, and the potential of what working with me can do for them and their goals?
✔️ Have I been making consistent, clear OFFERS for 90 days?
✔️ Is my mindset on point (doesn’t need to be perfect, but consistently a priority?)
✔️ Am I focused, clear and confident on the value I bring, and am I sharing that daily?
✔️ Am I consistently following up with people I’ve had calls with, providing value, and presenting the opportunity to work together?

Identify which of these seems like the biggest challenge for you or opportunity for growth, and dive in there first.

For example, if you're wondering if you've chosen the wrong niche, but you've actually been terrified to make offers or sales because you're not sure you can help them, then it's not actually your niche, it's actually your confidence that needs to be addressed first, so that you can become consistently visible. Does that make sense?

As my amazing client Angie said over in Life With Passion Society last week,

"Great topic for sure! I heard on a call today, 'Marketing to everyone is marketing to no one.' So for those who haven't narrowed in yet... better check this out.  Quick tip I am sure Christine will go into... for horse related businesses marketing to 'all horse owners' is very much like marketing to everyone. :)"

What questions do you have about narrowing your niche? Or, which question above really hit home for you as the place to start? 

Comment and let me know!

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Confidently Own Your Expertise: What's Your Type?

I think sometimes when we hear “own your expertise,” we can immediately freeze up and think, “But wait, what IS my expertise? I don’t have one!”

Sometimes, it’s helpful to have an external, objective perspective to remind you that yes, you do! Enter the Myers-Briggs personality assessment.

I LOVE this tool and have used it for over a decade to help clients understand their unique strengths and expertise, because we ALL have one, and the way we prefer to interact with the world shapes the way we share, inform, and teach that expertise.

If you know your Myers-Briggs Type (MBTI) then share your 4-letter type below! If you haven’t yet taken it, get ready to discover a lot about yourself--you can take the assessment for free at 16personalities.com.

Then, come back and share your 4-letter type with us!

And, if you have any questions about what YOUR type means or how to use it to build your business, ask below!

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Confidently Own Your Expertise: Show Up

I didn’t always feel confident or clear about my business. In fact, one of the reasons I LOVE helping clients get clarity and focus is because I know exactly how bad it feels to be scattered and unsure, throwing stuff against the wall, wondering what’s going to work, wishing I had that elusive surety that the people around me seemed to feel and display.

I waaaaaay overcomplicated it for a long time and I want you to know this--it starts with showing up. That’s it. Just showing up. Showing up and being visible DAILY in your business.

Are you doing that right now? If not, that’s the place to start.

If so, and you’re still not feeling confident and clear, start asking yourself, what do I need right now? Instead of throwing a little bit of everything everywhere, are you doing the one or 2 things each day that could actually get you more clients? Are you clear on what those are?

Simplify down to basics, and you’ll get clarity and confidence in your expertise as a result.

Now share below, where are you in this process? Are you in need of simplifying, or what’s your best tip for focusing in on the 1 or 2 most important things you do each day to grow your business?

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Confidently Own Your Expertise: Confidence Resume

Do you struggle with feeling like an expert? Ever freak out a little, or feel like you’re going to get “found out” when someone tells you that you are already?

Here’s my best tip for how to confidently own your expertise:

YOU gotta believe it first.

Being seen as an expert starts with you BELIEVING you are the expert, but what if you don’t believe that yet? How do you create that belief?

Create a “confidence resume.”  

This strategy works over and over (and OVER) to help you kick self-doubt to the CURB, because I, for one, know that you likely already ARE an expert, but because you might struggle with perfectionism and/or have high standards for yourself, you’re having a hard time giving yourself permission to believe it.

A confidence resume is simply a list of all of the reasons why you already are qualified to help people!

Start by listing
What you’ve done around the subject you’re offering
What you’ve studied around the subject you’re teaching
What results you’ve gotten for yourself and others
The things you’ve accomplished as well  
The things you’ve overcome

...then sit back and take a look at it! I guarantee you’ll feel a whole lot more confident! Now, share with us, what’s one thing you’ve accomplished, studied, or overcome that you’re proud of? Or how will you use this tip to become more confident in your own business?

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The 4 D's of Publicity: Dominator

If you’re using publicity on a “lather, rinse repeat” basis, you are a LEVEL 5 DOMINATOR. Not as scary as it sounds, I promise!

Here’s what I mean:
💥You know how to show up to connect with potential clients and media outlets
🔥You have a pitch that WORKS
😎You know that if you have a place where you want to appear, you know exactly how to get that appearance.
🎇You know how to choose the topics for you ideal clients and to get the attention of your favorite influencers
💥You have a system for using publicity in your business
😎You have a plan to appear in a certain number of places each month
🔥You tie in an aligned freebie with each feature
🎇You know how to get those appearances to convert to clients

You are rocking it as a publicity pro and being an awesome CEO of your business. You are utilizing the power of publicity day in and day out to grow your business. You’re not just having a random win here or there; you’re showing up consistently and it’s just part of your strategy.

This is when publicity is not overwhelming anymore, and it actually feels really exciting and energizing for the rest of your business!

The thing is, moving from being totally daunted to being a Dominator is not as hard as it might sound or feel. In fact, you can move through the 5 levels quickly, so if fast-tracking your success is your goal, that’s exactly what I’ll help you do inside the Get Seen, Get Successful Mentorship. This is THE support that will help you and your business get the visibility and confidence you deserve!!!

What do you want to know about dominating your publicity? Or if you’re already doing it, what’s your best tip? Share below!

Did you catch all my posts in this series? Check them out here: Intro, Documentor, Dabbler and Differentiator.

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The 4 D's of Publicity: Differentiator

Would you love to make your perceived competition irrelevant and set yourself apart using publicity? If so, you’re dreaming of what I call the “Differentiator” stage (the 4th stage) of publicity.

This stage looks like:

✔️Showing up and being visible more consistently
✔️Finding a place to regularly contribute value as a writer like The Huffington Post
✔️Appearing on podcasts you’ve identified are in your niche

When you’re a Differentiator, publicity is feeling GOOD to you, and you’re getting a taste of traction from it. People are:

✔️responding positively to your features,
✔️finding you from your appearances
✔️joining your list
✔️Coming into your Facebook group
✔️and/or showing up in your e-mail & Facebook inboxes.

Best of all, you’re feeling confident in your business, you know you’re onto a strategy that WORKS for you and that you can replicate over and over to grow your business and client list as big as you choose.

If you’re wondering how to use the power of publicity to get more clients and cash and make this description YOUR reality, check out my BRAND-NEW, value-packed offer, The Get Seen, Get Successful Mentorship, here: http://www.lifewithpassion.com/get-seen

And share with us below, are you a Differentiator? How did you get there? Or, is this something you aspire to? Why?

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The 4 D's of Publicity: Dabbler

If you’ve tried your hand at some publicity, maybe done a live video, pitched a podcast, or published an article or a few, then you’re a Dabbler.

You have taken the first step or 2 to put your feet in the waters of publicity; you’re playing with it.

Maybe you’re envisioning yourself on your favorite podcast, you have a topic you’d like to talk about, you’ve started a list of where you want to be, you’ve reached out and pitched someone, or offered to be a guest blogger.

You don’t have a clear plan, you’re not totally confident that what you’re doing is working, but you’ve have moved through the fear enough to start playing with it. You’ve started! Congratulations!

Your work is to start to look at how to differentiate yourself by getting more strategic and consistent and creating a plan to maximize those features to build your audience and client list.

Is this you? What questions do you have about moving up from being a publicity Dabbler? Or, how did you move past this stage yourself?

Share with us below!

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The 4 D's of Publicity: Documentor

Are you looking around at what other people are doing to get visible, maybe even feeling jealous of their features, and wondering how they did it, because you’d love to, but it just seems out of reach or you’re not sure how to go about it, then you’re a publicity Documenter. :)

Here’s what you might be thinking:

  • I still feel kind of intimidated but I’m looking at others’ successes and wondering if it’s possible for me, too
  • I want to know how to get on Huffington Post or Thrive or my favorite podcast too!
  • I’m open, but I’m in the research phase
  • I’m still not sure; it still feels kind of out of reach, but perhaps...
  • I haven’t taken action yet, but I’m curious, interested, and paying attention
  • Maybe this is for me, but I’m just not sure how!

Girrrrrrl, I got you!!!

I want you to know that it IS possible for you, and I’d like for you to ask yourself this question:

Where would I LOVE to be featured IF I had a simple plan AND I truly believed and was confident that I could be successful?

Just let yourself dream about that a little bit, and share your dream with us below!

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The 4 D's of Publicity: Intro

Are you daunted by publicity, by doing something like a podcast, live interview or a live video?

When you see other people getting publicity, are you telling yourself, “I could never do that!” or “I’m so scared; what if I do something wrong?” or “I’d have no idea what to say!,” so you’re stopping yourself from ever starting with getting visible on a small or larger scale?

What if you made this small shift in your mind today...instead of telling yourself,

😱“I could never do that!”
😱“I’m so scared; what if I do something wrong and look stupid?”
😱“I’d have no idea what to say!”

What if you changed those thoughts to:

😌“I could do that, I just need some practice.”
😌“I know from experience that things get easier every time I do them, so I bet that would be true for publicity, too.”
😌“I have a lot of knowledge to share already, and I can prepare what I want to say ahead of time so I go in feeling confident.”

See the difference? How does it feel when you read the first set compared to the second set?

What do the second set of thoughts and beliefs open you up to? They open you up to possibility rather than to “can’t.” They open you up to “how” rather than to “no way, end of sentence, end of story, done-zo.”

Then share with us below: Are you ready to make that shift? Or have you already made it for yourself? What questions do you have about moving out of being daunted by publicity? Ask below!

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Grow Your Business Through Facebook Groups: Day 4

Once people are in your Facebook group (or you’re in someone else’s and using that space to grow your business), it’s time to take it to the next level.

It’s time to provide them with lots of value and an opportunity to get to know you so that you become memorable to your ideal clients.

HOW exactly do you do that?

By providing your niche with valuable content, stuff they care about, stuff that can help them with their struggles, right now. By giving them your best stuff to show them that you know what you’re talking about. By sharing your stories of how your tips and strategies have worked for you personally, and for your clients and customers, if you’ve worked with them.

This is something you can start today, right now. AND, 25% of the time, rules of the group permitting, you can include an invitation to take it to the next step and join your list in exchange for providing them something of MORE value (in the form of an opt-in or freebie). Because ultimately, here’s the thing to remember: a Facebook group is the property of Facebook, and if they change their algorithm tomorrow and people stop seeing your posts, you want to have a way to connect with them, right? Your email list is the ultimate, portable way to do that outside of any platform.

What questions do you have about this strategy? Or, what’s YOUR best Facebook groups tip that’s worked for you in growing your business?

Share with us below!

Did you catch all my tips on this topic? Get them all here Tip 1, Tip 2, and Tip 3.

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Grow Your Business Through Facebook Groups: Day 3

So if Facebook GROUPS are the best way to get engagement and grow your know, like and trust factor with your audience of potential clients, when and why is it wise to have a Facebook PAGE?

1. I DO recommend having a basic Facebook page and posting to it occasionally so it appears relevant. You know how when you go to someone’s website and they haven’t updated their news since last year, you automatically assume that their business is out-of-date, too? Same for a Facebook business page. And often, these pages will do well in Google search results, maybe even coming up before your website when someone searches for your business, because of the way Google ranks Facebook. You want to be findable and this is an easy and free way to accomplish that goal. Before you stress about what to say there, though I have good news--you can repurpose content you’ve put in a group (yours or someone else’s).

2. Pin a post to the top of your Facebook page, inviting people to join your group, like I have over at Life With Passion by Christine McAlister. This way, if someone checks out your personal profile and winds up on your business page, they’re going to see an invite to join your group first!

3. Thanks to a new feature Facebook just rolled out, you can link your group to your page, so you can get even more exposure for your group that way!

4. To be able to run ads when you’re ready. You can’t (right now) run ads using a group and can no longer do that using your personal profile; you need to have a page to do that.

What do YOU use your business page for? Or what questions do you have about these tips and strategies? Ask below!

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Grow Your Business Through Facebook Groups: Day 2

Facebook groups or Facebook pages?

Which one is best to grow your business?

I always recommend that you focus on one thing, and do that one thing well, get confident and feel you have it mastered, before you add in something else.

Right now, hands down, for engagement, the best way to grow your business is FACEBOOK GROUPS. This is because Facebook’s algorithm currently only shows posts to a tiny fraction of your page audience, unless you run ads to them. Now, if you want to run ads, that’s a different conversation, but here we’re talking about growing your business organically (for free).

This won’t always be the case. Because of the explosive growth of groups (everyone moved to them when Facebook made this change), Facebook will at some point introduce monetization strategies to them, too. BUT for now, groups are where it’s AT, baby.

So what questions do you have about Facebook groups? Or what strategy have you found that works well for you in them? Share below!

Tomorrow we’ll talk about when I recommend having a Facebook page, so stay tuned!

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Grow Your Business Through Facebook Groups

Wondering how to get visible in Facebook groups to grow your business? I get it.

When I hired my first coach, I’d never even BEEN in a Facebook group before, let alone run one. My coach taught that the only way to be successful and grow your business was through Facebook ads, so it took me a long time to decide that I was going to discover different ways and learn how to grow my business with a group and using other groups, and I definitely didn’t do it well at the beginning.

Now, showing up in my group and a few key other groups has gotten easier, I have a system for being consistent, and it also helps me bring in clients without spending money on Facebook ads.
If that’s something you desire, know that you can do it, too! There’s a LOT of hype around Facebook groups, and I’m here to bust it.

Here’s where you can start:
Give yourself the frame that this is an opportunity to build relationships, and increase your “know, like and trust factor” NOT just post and instantly get a bunch of clients. That doesn’t work and people can feel it.

Using Facebook groups to grow your business requires you to be visible, consistently visible. The online world is a “noisy” and busy space and there are a lot of things competing for eyeballs and attention, so it’s important that you create & post things of value consistently so that you’re memorable and people want to learn more.

Now, before you decide that’s overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be! What’s valuable to your ideal client? Start there. For example, I know my ideal clients want help with clarity, confidence, and getting rid of overwhelm so that they know exactly what to do to grow their business and make money.

How about you?

It’s going to be different for everyone, but if you don’t know yet, while you’re figuring that out, you can start by engaging with AUTHENTICITY. People don’t like people who appear perfect; they like people who are real. Let them get to know you, and you become much more memorable as well as interesting :).

If you’ve been lurking, reading everything but not posting, this is your chance to introduce, or re-introduce, yourself!

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How to Get Instant Visibility to Grow Your Business: Day 4

Ready to get visible without feeling overwhelmed?

Let’s talk about a non-overwhelming way to approach video to grow your business. Here’s what I do:

I livestream once a week about a topic I’m talking about in my group. Then, I download and repurpose it by:
✔️Putting it on YouTube
✔️Uploading it to my Facebook business page
✔️Linking it in the next newsletter to my email list

What if you don’t have your own group or email list?

That’s fine too! Go live once a week from your business page, even if it only has a few likes!

Done is better than perfect, and there are people out there who need to hear what you have to say in the way that only you are going to say it!

It’s simple, and it gets you consistently visible in multiple places.

Is this a strategy you’d like to try? What comes to mind as you think about doing it? What's one of your favorite ways to repurpose videos or to WATCH videos?

Share with us below!

Want more tips on this topic? Read more here Tip 1, Tip 2, Tip 3.

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How to Get Instant Visibility to Grow Your Business: Day 3

Instant visibility please? Let me tell you a story...

My client Rachel came to me with a big fear of being on video, but I could see that her personality, warmth, and knowledge was going to translate very well and instantly connect her to her ideal clients, so together, we created a plan for her to get started.

She recorded short videos and sent what she thought was the best take to me first, and I gave her honest feedback about whether they were ready to be posted (because she was so freaked out that, if she could even make herself watch them back, it was likely never going to feel good enough for her to put them up).

Guess what happened? Her comfort level greatly increased within weeks, and ALSO within weeks, she started signing paying clients, without a website, without spending money on ads, without an email list.

Why? She got visible in a way that worked for her and her personality even though it felt scary, got consistent, and her confidence not only about being on video, but also about her business overall, skyrocketed as a result.

One of my superpowers is helping my clients gain confidence in themselves so that they can take strategic action to grow their business without feeling overwhelmed. With my degrees in communications, decade of running an online marketing business, and customized support so that you get a solution that works for YOU, I can help you do the same. If you’re interested in finding out what my support could do to grow your business, you’re invited to book a call with me here: https://calendly.com/lifewithpassion/claritycall

What's one way to get visible that fits your personality or feels good to you? Share below!

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How to Get Instant Visibility to Grow Your Business: Day 2

When my coach first challenged me to do a selfie-style video for Life With Passion, I was like, “Whaaaaaaat?! No.”

I studied video production in undergrad and graduate school. I created an award-winning documentary for PBS, commercials, music videos, and shows. My standards for production value (lighting, sound, set, camera shots) were EXTREMELY HIGH. So...I let that perfectionistic attitude toward video hold me back from capitalizing on the power of video to connect with my audience for a LONG TIME. I felt like it--and I--needed to be gorgeous, perfect, polished, and uber-professional.

When I did my first webinars, I didn’t show myself on screen at all. Just slides. And even though I’d been a professor, teaching people of all ages, I was still intimidated.

Finally, with accountability, I just made a practice video one day out at the barn, recording myself sharing my horse, Graley, and myself. It was bad, babe. Real bad. BUT, I did it, and I learned, and that’s how I got started.

Then I started Periscoping and got comfortable “blocking and talking” because there were so many trolls there. But guess what? It got me practice, positive feedback among the crazies (like a woman from Saudi Arabia emailing me to thank me because I inspired her that there was hope for her to be her own woman), AND paying clients, so it was well worth it!

When Facebook Live came around, it was months before I could use it, because I’d unknowingly uploaded an ad for a marketing client with copyrighted music in it, and as a result, Facebook had banned me personally from doing ANYTHING with video, and they told me it was probably permanent. That freaked me out because I was afraid I’d be left behind, but I kept at it on Periscope and kept building my Facebook group and email list anyway.

I’m thankful to report that the ban only lasted a year, and I was able to hop on the Facebook Live train last summer.

Now, I’m comfortable--and actually love--live streaming for an hour or more, I’ve been asked to guest livestream in multiple Facebook groups, and when I host trainings, I actually don’t use slides because I prefer to connect with my audience “face-to-face.” I have a growing YouTube channel and I’ve gotten many clients because they connected with a video they saw me in somewhere.

That’s my story. I share it with you so that you’ll know that it’s ok to start where you are. It’s ok if you have fears or aren’t perfect the first time you do it. It’s ok, it’s worth it, and you can start today.

Can you relate to any of my story? Which parts?

What questions do you have about how to get started? Or, if you're already a pro, share YOUR best tips with us below!

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How to Get Instant Visibility to Grow Your Business

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You know you need to get visible so that you can actually grow your business, make money, and get paying clients, but you’re overwhelmed. Or freaked out. Or both.

You’re in the right place.

This week, we’re talking about How To Get Instant Visibility To Grow Your Business.

And today, we’re diving in the deep end to talk about the #1 way Facebook wants to help you promote your business right now--for free.

The best way to get visible right now, according to Facebook? VIDEO.

Facebook is putting the majority of its resources (TV commercials, staff, development) toward getting users to go LIVE, and that means live videos get a lot more organic (free) weight in its algorithm.

Video is definitely the way the whole Web is going, in fact. Amy Porterfield shared recently that 80% of all traffic on the web is expected to be video by 2019. IN TWO YEARS.

But maybe you don’t want to go live. That’s ok, you can upload a pre-recorded video if you want!

Or maybe, like me, you’re more of a reader than a watcher. That’s ok, too.

The beauty of creating a video is that you can re-purpose it in so many ways--by typing up and putting the content in an article, a text Facebook post (or several), a newsletter, a YouTube video...the point is, if you’re running an online business, it’s important to start getting comfortable and familiar with video, so that you can capitalize on this huge trend. If you don’t start, you’ll never get more comfortable, right? :) But you can totally start small, where you are, right now. We’ll be talking about exactly how to all week, so stay tuned, but first, I’d like you to be open to the possibility.

How do you feel about using Facebook video to grow your business? Are you currently doing so, and if not, what holds you back from it? What feels like a good next step for incorporating video into your business, or what questions do you have about using it?

Share below!

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