Before you start your business, think about how you want to brand yourself and how you want to show up in the world.
Wow! What can I say? Amy is a serial entrepreneur who has been in business for herself for about nine years; seven of those have been online. She is also a big believer of running a business that matches your lifestyle and because of that Amy is now traveling full time for the next two years. There are so many key insights from Amy that you can only get from someone who is as experienced as she is, so tune in and enjoy!
Key Insights & Aha Moments
*Thank you so much for listening! You guys are why I’m doing this.
*This is a community. We need each other and you’re not alone!
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*Amy Love runs Real Food Whole Health.
*Amy started her online business 7 years ago.
*Online is an excellent way to reach a lot of people.
*Your business should support the lifestyle you want to live.
*Too many people build their businesses on ‘shoulds’.
*Remember everyone, nothing is an overnight success.
*It takes a mindset shift to interact with clients online.
*An online business is so much more freeing than a brick and mortar business.
*The online space gives you the opportunity to create a movement.
*Amy started her blog as an online resource for her already existing clients.
*Take things step-by-step. You have to start somewhere.
*Learning how to use the ‘tech’ in her business was the biggest challenge for Amy.
*Amy’s second challenge was managing a farm. She has had the farm now for three years.
*Amy has over 200 animals!
*What’s Amy’s key takeaway from that experience? Take a little bit of time to plan.
*Take the time to slow down now, so that you can speed up your business later.
*Mindset is huge! Keep in mind and know that anything can be learned. There are always solutions to problems.
*We really lack community in our day-to-day life, which is why it’s so important to seek out a strong community.
*One piece of advice to someone who’s new at this whole business thing? You are the brand. How you show up in the world is your entire brand.
*My advice is to always just get started and let it evolve.
*Think about your brand before you invest in the big bucks!
*Before we sign off, let’s talk about community.
*You don’t need an MBA or several degrees to get started, what you need is a community.
*It’s not about being everywhere all the time; it’s about building meaningful relationships.
Community, community, community! When Amy mentioned this I got excited, because it’s so important to drive this point home to you guys. Too often we feel like we’re alone in all of this and we are simply not! Amy says we often lack community in our day-to-day lives, which is why finding an online community is not only great, but convenient too. We need support, especially in the wellness industry. We are healers, we are givers, but sometimes giving and giving can wear you thin. A community will help bring your energy back, your inspiration back, and remind you why you became a healer in the first place.