10 Ways to Uplevel Your Business – Transcript

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This is Office Talk with Annette Stepanian.


Welcome back to a brand new episode of Office Talk. Now, this week’s episode is – I’m really excited about this. I’ve been wanting to do an episode like this for quite a while, but just the right opportunity had not come along.

So a few weeks ago, I had the privilege of spending a few days with some amazing business owners. I think all of us struggle in business and in life, like that’s a given. No matter, even if you think certain people have achieved some level of success and there’s this perception that they have it all figured out. No, that is not the case. Everybody, like I said, has at least one issue that they’re contending with.

And I assume that the same is true for you. I know it is for me. So I think a lot of us struggle with taking that next big step, right? Maybe we’re stuck in all the day to day. Maybe we don’t know how to find the time to do that next thing. Or, or maybe we’re just not sure as to what that next step is. So I thought this was a great opportunity for me to tap into the brains of some amazing people. And I asked them each, what’s the best piece of advice you’d give someone looking to elevate their business in the new year?>

And the funny thing is, that of the 10 business owners that I asked, no two answers were the same. So this speaks volumes to the fact that everyone does things a bit differently in business. There is no formula. So if you’re feeling stuck on how to take that next big step, whatever that means for you and your business, listen up. Pull out a couple of these gems, and then take the one that resonates with you, and then take some action.

A side note, the sound quality may not be the best, you might hear some garbage trucks backing up in the background. So I’ve done my best to edit these things out. But hey, you make do with what you got. So with that said, let’s dive into what 10 business owners have to say about up leveling your business in the coming year.

Hi, everyone, my name is Tyler J. McCall. I’m an Instagram marketing strategist. And my suggestion to you if you’re feeling kind of stuck in your business, and listen, I know that sounds super corny-  is to really own who you are and focus on being yourself. And remember that you are the key to success in your business, right. So people want to work with you. They want to hire you. They want to do business with your business because of you. So you need to own that and be comfortable with that and be confident in that. And I think when you recognize that, it’s going to make it a lot easier to do what you’re doing, and to show up in a more genuine way and to really get ahead with your business. So yeah, do that. Just be up yourself and cheering you on.

Hey there, this is Anne Samoilov of Fearless Launching. And my best advice to anyone who’s just trying to get things started, get things rolling or get things restarted, is just start talking to people again. But do it in a social way. So on Instagram On Facebook, and be and be willing to put your face out there, because that’s how people are going to get to know you, get to trust you, and want to know more about what you have to offer.

Hi, I’m Courtney Johnston from the Rule Breakers Club. And I teach entrepreneurs how to package and sell what they do. And my piece of advice for how to elevate your business in the next year is to look at that next place you want to be and then make a scary leap. Something that actually pushes you outside of your comfort zone, gives you those butterflies in your stomach, will probably be a financial investment, but doesn’t have to be. Sometimes it’s having a conversation with someone or setting boundaries with someone or moving somewhere or something like that. But make sure it’s something that scares you because if it doesn’t scare you, it’s in your comfort zone. And that’s just going to keep you where you are.

Hey, it’s Aarin Chung and I help real estate agents get more leads sales and referrals on line. And my one piece of advice for any person who’s looking to grow their business is to find one good accountability partner. And the reason why I say this is because I recently introduced this into my business and my accountability partner has really propelled my business and transformed my business in ways that I could have never even imagined. So part of it is accountability. But the other bigger piece of it is just basically strategizing together, having someone to keep you accountable, of course, and just making sure that you’re doing everything that you possibly can do to grow your business and figuring things out together.

So I’m Jereshia Hawk. I help people sell their services, simply online. Piece of advice I would give is focus like I call it the POP method. Pick one person, pick one problem package one process. Instead of trying to be diagnosed with a case of DTM, where you’re doing too much, really focus in and hone on on that POP method so you can really start to gain some momentum. By just focusing on one client, you’re going to be serving; one problem you’re going to be solving, and one package that you can process and sell consistently.

My name is Liz White. I help women run aligned intuitive and profitable businesse. My piece of advice is to tune in and tap into what you actually want. When things are feeling out of alignment, and like they aren’t going in the right direction. You need to honor your desires and be truthful and honest about what it is you’re actually wanting to bring in.

Hey, it’s Kendra Hennessy here from Mother Like a Boss. And my biggest tip for elevating your business is to absolutely delegate, I feel like I waited way too long to delegate stuff in my own business. I had this mentality that I wasn’t making enough money yet, I needed to get to a certain threshold, a certain income level. And I ended up not making as much money as I could have and not having as much impact, because I didn’t have somebody helping me. So if I had hired somebody, even for five hours a week, or 10 hours a week just to get like those basic things done: email support, community managing all of those little things, I feel like I could have elevated a lot faster. But I was so caught up in my business that I couldn’t even work on my business. So if you want to elevate I say hire, even if it’s just for a few hours a week, but get those things done, so that you can actually work on the creative stuff.

Hi, my name is Glen Lane. I’m the founder of the LA Girl and spark society, a community for influencers. My advice, if you are feeling stuck in 2019, would be to really work on your mindset. I think that’s the number one thing, you can hear a lot of coaches talking about that. But what exactly is it, and for me, that’s you getting out of your own way. Because when you have these negative thoughts and all these negative feelings, you tend not to take action on the thing that you know you need to do. So one tip that I recommend is to listen to mindset podcasts. And one of my coaches James Wedmore. Mind Your Business podcast is free. And it’s amazing. And it could be something that you start your day with. So start with that.

Hey, I’m Abagail.

And I’m Emylee.

And we’re the co-founders of Think Creative Collective. We help online small business owners create profitable and sustainable businesses online and we love it. Now, my piece of advice is that you surround people, or you surround yourself with people that really truly push you. I have been one to surround myself with people that I’m, I guess, in my mind better than which is really kind of awkward and awful that I even think that. But if I’ve put myself in a room full of people I truly admire, I always come out stronger. I always come up with new ideas, and I’m inspired to do better things.

And I would say if you’re feeling stuck this year, I would really encourage you to go back and really uncover why are you even doing this damn thing. And if you can kind of reassess like your bigger purpose and the entire point of like waking up and deciding to try something new and doing things that are scary that I think that can kind of like give you the kick in the pants that you need to push forward. Even if you’re like WTF what do I do next?

Now that was such a treat for me. I hope it was for you too. I know when I was standing there and I was recording them. I was like it’s a good thing I’m getting this on on audio, because I need to hear some of this myself too. And so I know I’m planning on listening to this episode on repeat every once in a while so that I can make sure to keep this great advice top of mind. . So tell me what was one piece of advice that resonated with you the most? I would love it if you would find me over on Instagram @annettestepanian. And let me know. And while you’re at it, why don’t you also tag the folks whose advice you liked the most. Thanks, you guys. I will catch you again next week for a brand new episode of Office Talk.

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