Making the Maven Episode 102: Are You Always Just Learning, But Not Doing?
Hey everyone. For this episode, it will just be yours truly talking, Michelle McGlade! I am so passionate about helping you guys succeed, but one thing I’ve noticed is that you have a hard time putting down those books. You might feel like you’re not good enough, not experienced enough; not ready, but the truth be told, you have to stop overlearning and start getting your butt out there and helping people who desperately need you! On today’s show, I share my personal story, the defining moment if you will, on why I had to help other people with their pain.
Key Insights & Aha Moments
*Today it’ll be just yours truly talking, Michelle McGlade! It’ time to do a quick solo show and talk one-on-one with you.
*I’ll be taking your questions at the end of the show!
*Do not forget to join the Facebook group community! You won’t regret it!
*It’s time to put those learning books down and get those clients in the door.
*I slipped on wet ice while I was at a skating rink (I wasn’t even moving) and I pretty much broke my entire leg. I had to get surgery and I was deathly afraid.
*My leg was so bad, the doctor wanted to present my case at a conference!
*I was in acupuncture school at the time and my husband had to literally carry me into class! I had a walker, but it was just too painful getting from the hallway to the classroom.
*I did everything I could to be the 1 in 10 to recover from my type of injury. Physical therapy, acupuncture, laser therapy, massages, everything!!
*One day when I was getting acupuncture done, I just start balling my eyes out crying, and my acupuncturist told me that this was a gift. That this experience will make me a better doctor. I didn’t believe it at the time, but he was right.
*At the end of the day, the experience I had, and the passion I have for helping other people, extends way beyond acquiring another degree. I hope this story inspires you to stop constantly trying to learn and learn and learn without any action and instead forces you to take action!
*What about continuous learning?
*How can you leverage your personal value?
*Stay till the end and I’ll answer some of your questions!
Making the Maven Episode 101: What Does That ‘Yes’ Really Cost You?
Lisa Mitchell is the premier Indianapolis-based communications expert specializing in Body Language and Nonverbal Skills training. Lisa started her career in corporate, but she quickly burned herself out of it by saying yes to too many things. She did not set boundaries for herself and one day, she just couldn’t take it anymore. In retrospect, it was one of the best lessons she could have learned for herself. Although Lisa is a people pleaser, every ‘yes,’ every opportunity out there has its costs, and you must be very careful as to what those are and how they will affect you long term.
Key Insights & Aha Moments:
*Who is Lisa and what is her purpose in life?
*I have a gift for you! A new workshop is available on my website and it’s free!
*As a body language expert, Lisa has had quite an interesting career journey how she got here.
*Lisa burned herself out so fast that she left everything behind, including her husband at the time.
*Lisa has learned now that she did not set appropriate boundaries. She let other people push her around, and one day she just couldn’t do it anymore.
*Opportunities are not free. As Lisa was saying yes to more and more things, she was not considering the other, more important things that she was giving up, like spending time with her child.
*Saying no is so, so hard. Lisa is such a people pleaser.
*What kind of lessons did Lisa learn, and how does that translate into what she’s doing right now?
*It took Lisa around four to five years before she really began to invest in herself. She did not feel worthy enough at first.
*What does Lisa’s mindset practice look like?
*First impressions begin in as little as seven seconds and they can make or break a work relationship.
*Before you really meet someone, you need to be ‘on’ before you’re really ‘on.’ Lisa explains a bit more.
*It becomes a game changer when you learn how to decode other people’s body language.
*If you can make people seen, heard, and valued, you’re pretty much set!
Making the Maven Episode 100: Leadership in Your Wellness Business
The big 100 is here! A break was much needed over the summer but I admit, I missed you! And you are in for a treat…I’m going back to the beginning and laying out my story. Where I came from, the journey to get here, and my big vision for you and me and our industry.
Here’s what’s I want you to takeaway from our convo today: confidence and leadership are required in your wellness business. As you grow in confidence, as you grow in leadership in your wellness business…it elevates us all. Allowing the industry to get to new heights.
Making the Maven Episode 99: 7 Things Mavens Do Differently to Reach Success
I’ve learned so much about podcasting and myself over the last two years! And we’re almost to Episode 100! This week’s episode is going to focus on 7 things mavens do different to reach a new level of success in their wellness business. It’s inspired by all my interviews and mentors in my business, up to this point. What a milestone! I also have a big announcement for the podcast! Tune in! I’m going to blow your mind and take this podcast to the next level. And please make sure to check out all the valuable content over the last 99 episodes, and in the countless Maven Minis!
Key Insights & Aha Moments
* 7 things that mavens do different to really accelerate and reach the level of success in your business
* #7 – Leverage Your Strengths- don’t build a cookie-cutter business. Build one that suits your lifestyle and shines on your strengths. It makes it so much easier!
* #6 – Listen to What Clients Want – focus and open your ears on what clients want, not what you want
* Give them what they want and tell them what they need
* #5 – Take Action Over Perfection – many of us have suffered from perfectionism, but it can freeze you. Stop preparing instead of getting paid!
* #4 – Fail Fast-Forward – look at failure as a good thing. Everything is a risk and when you fail, you learn
* Everybody fails at some point in something. But it will get easier and easier.
* You will develop the muscles and tolerance for risk and you will be able to move and respond quicker to what is happening around you. Do something differently the next time
* #3 – Focus –Say yes to the things that will help you move your business forward more quickly, say no to everything else.
* #2 – Invest in Themselves – This can be so difficult for people!
* Whether it’s taking a course, finding a mentor, individualized coaching, it’s at the very top of what successful mavens are doing for themselves
* It can be uncomfortable and scary, but will come back to you in such a huge way, because it lives on.
* #1 – Work Constantly on Mindset
* The only way to get OUT of your way is to work on that mindset. Build those muscles!
* Looking at your personal relationships could be reflected in your business
Michelle’s Tips Discussed in this Episode
“Not familiar with your strengths? Take a strengths finder and reach out to those close to you.”
“If you want success and see results, you need to let go of being perfect!”
This week’s guest did such a great job on list-building and focusing on her clients and talking about how to Build Your List the Right Way. I’ve talked about this before, I’d do this so differently if I was just starting out! I’d put much more emphasis on building that list! I just can’t impart this on you enough! It’s the place where you continue to build a relationship with your audience. It’s great to spend time on social media and hang out with your peeps. But what if that all changes tomorrow? If you have your list, you’re still able to interact with them and reach out!
If you’re out networking… that’s great! But how do you continue to cultivate that relatihsionship after time if you don’t have them in your list? You need to build that like and trust factor with after making that personal connection. The answer is in your list!
Build Your List the Right Way
Everybody needs to be focusing on networking and cultivating relationships. Money is in the list! Sell to your list by creating the content and offers they are asking about from you.
Believe it or not, when it comes to your list, size doesn’t matter! I’d rather you have a couple hundred people who are opening the emails and being engaged, than having a couple thousand who never open a thing. Don’t focus on the number of people you have, focus on engagement.
First goal is to get people to open that email! Test subject lines. Resend to people who didn’t open with different subject lines. They need to grab your audience!
Include a call to action in the P.S. area of your email and make sure you keep things casual and fun! Be you and be authentic!