We have ideas after ideas after ideas. Those ideas come and go ALL the time for each of us. The bad news? I’ve Even if you’re successful the ideas will continue to come.
The good news? With a bit of focus, you can make one thing profitable before you move on to the next. And that’s what you should do, that’s the path to success. Follow one idea, get it humming along and then move on to the next one.
That’s the first half of the show and for the second half I revived an oldie but goodie: you’re probably in sales but don’t realize it. Check it out on episode 293 of The Solopreneur Hour.
More About This Show – And Sales!
Now that this show has found its rhythm and hit its stride I’ve been exploring other ideas. As a solopreneur I am inundated with ideas and opportunities; some of them I see and others come across my path.
In this episode, I talk about what my newest solopreneur venture looks like, and how no matter where you are on the timeline the same things bugging you right now will bug you a bit later.
But before you can get to the point of exploring those other ideas you need to focus on one thing and make it work. It’s easy to get distracted with the next shiny object, but don’t! This is where a coach can be so valuable. They will keep you on track and on point to reach your goals with that particular idea.
You’ll Also Discover on Today’s Show:
- How many platforms are there to choose from to build your brand?
- What do you need to be successful in any other sales situation?
- The value of receiving permission.
- How can you structure your response to engage and get permission?
- How NOT to pitch yourself: a real-life example.
- And much more!
Once that idea is solid and the business from it is running smoothly, then look at your other ideas and start exploring.
But no matter where you are with your next solopreneur ideas there’s one thing you have to understand for financial success: you’re in sales.
Yea, you read that right. The dreaded “S Word”. We are indoctrinated to think that, by default, being in sales is “cheesy”. It’s that kind of thinking that keeps us from achieving the goals we really want to achieve with our finances, and our overall lifestyles.
In this solo show, I break down the sales cycle. It is simply this: sales is about disseminating the right information at the right pace at the right time. Understand who you are speaking to and what they need BEFORE you talk about your product and service.
You wouldn’t simply approach a girl at a bar and tell her how great you are would you? Of course not. The way you present your business in any situation is the same. Whether you’re posting on social media or you’re speaking with people at a networking event, spewing out how great your product or service is isn’t going to win you any new clients or friends – so don’t do it.
So what’s the right way to engage, connect and get people’s permission to share your information? I detail it on today’s show, tune in to find out! Thank you for being here and we’ll see you next time on The Solopreneur Hour.
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