Today, I spent time listening to some podcasts that are motivational and inspirational. And something jumped out at me from one of them. It was in Chris Cicchinelli’s High Intensity Tactics for Growth #25 “Clear Out the Clutter: Curating Your Life, Environment and Goals.” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hit-25-clear-out-clutter-curating-your-life-environment/id1459555876?i=1000444299702
Chris said “Progress not perfection.” And this has been a running theme with my clients this week. So many people (not just my clients!) have the worst case of Analysis Paralysis. They feel like they must have EVERY detail, have all the ducks in a row before they can make the next step.
AND IT’S JUST NOT THE CASE!
When I was ready to start my podcast, I didn’t know what the hell I was doing, I just started recording interviews with people. I wanted practice in having that conversation, listening for those nuggets that I could share with my future fans. I didn’t have the perfect intro, or royalty free music, or even a fully drawn out plan for the podcast, I just started doing.
I started interviewing because I knew if I kept waiting to “do it right,” I’d NEVER start the podcast.
And you know what?
Even when I was lucky enough that my podcast coaches (Doug Sandler and Strickland Bonner with Turnkey Podcast Productions) selected me to help them get their DIY podcast course together, I STILL fucked it up here and there. Frankly, I’m only 5 episodes in, and there’s a good chance I’m still going to flub things here and there. And I’m totally OK with it.
Want to know why?
Because you aren’t perfect. So I know that you don’t expect me to be perfect. We are all human. Perfection is IMPOSSIBLE. It’s a fucking pipe dream to chase perfection.
So make PROGRESS. Daily. Even if it’s the tiniest little baby step, make progress.
Are you shooting yourself in the foot by prioritizing the incentives from your direct sales company rather than putting your BUSINESS first? In this conversation with Virginia Muzquiz (The Referral Diva), we talk about the pitfalls of direct sales when representatives don’t prioritize their business and in fact make the incentives that they can earn first. The incentives should be the icing on your business cake!
Click the cake to go listen to our conversation:
I had such a great time talking with Michelle. She is a great interviewer who really did her homework on me and asked great questions that brought out information that I hadn’t shared on any other podcasts yet. Make sure to check out her YouTube channel if you’d rather watch interviews than listen.
Click HERE to listen to my interview with her.
Again, I cannot stress how much I LOVE interviewing with Doug Sandler. Wanna know why? It’s not an interview. It’s a conversation that ends up having business value for the listener.
While I didn’t get to actually talk with Strickland Bonner, he and Doug did have a little fun with a mini episode of “Fuckery” before my interview played. If you don’t want to laugh, then skip the first 14 minutes.
P.S. I do listen to the Nice Guys on Business podcast regularly, and I HIGHLY recommend that you subscribe and listen as well. Go find them on iTunes, Overcast, Stitcher or your podcast player of choice and subscribe. Thank me later.
I love, Love, LOVE doing podcasts with Doug Sandler. He’s a true wiz in the business world and a phenomenal podcast host. This conversation that he and I had was so much fun and we covered a TON of information. Heck, there was so much, I referred to the show notes from the podcast to try and remember it all. So here’s a recap of what we talked about:
Questions you’ll hear on the podcast today
- Why does selling suck?
- How can I develop rapport and relationship with customers?
- How do I make my customers RAVING fans?
- Part of my business is to recruit sales team members, how do I get team members who will work?
- What are the traditional business practices that I’m not implementing in my direct sales business?
Click the link below to listen to the whole interview and get the answers to those questions.
As a coach, transparency and accountability are extremely important and in my interview with Justin Recla of In the Clear Podcast, we talked in depth about them. Click the link to go listen directly from your device of choice.