Entrepreneurs are so easily caught up in “shiny object syndrome”, and move to the next thing before giving the last thing a real chance. How long should you stay horizontal on one strategy, system, or tactic? Does work-life balance exist? How do you get over the shyness of being on camera? On this episode, Amy Porterfield talks all things entrepreneurship, motherhood and getting comfortable on camera.
In your business, you are tweaking more than pivoting. -Amy Porterfield
3 Things We Learned From This Episode
Don’t obsess over work-life balance (12:47 - 13:23)
When you’re a mom and you’re trying to build a big business, you’re not always going to be able to be there. There’s no such thing as work-life balance. You can’t be in two places at once, and you will always miss out on something-- and that’s okay.
Lean into your insecurities about being on camera and use them in your story (18:46 - 21:15)
Let go of worrying what you look like and sound like, because no one cares about that. They are actually thinking of themselves and watching to get something out of it for themselves. Remember: having something valuable to share is way more important than how perfect you look and sound when you share it.
Tweak more than you pivot (22:42 - 24:27)
There will be about 2 or 3 core pivots that you will ever do in your business. Most of the time, what’s required is tweaking to make things better. If something is working, stay horizontal for at least 18 months. Tweak it, market it, and promote it for as long as it’s working.
It’s easy to get caught up in the fear and limiting beliefs that come with putting yourself out there as an entrepreneur. When we let those things win, we are actually doing ourselves and our students a disservice by saying we care too much about how we look or come across on camera. Even if you feel awkward, push past that and let go of your insecurities. You’ll learn that your audience appreciates it and loves you even more for it. The key thing will always be consistency. When you do something consistently, you’ll become known for it-- and that’s what you want!