Are You Really Being Visible In Your Business Or Are You Just Playing At It

In today’s blog post, I will share how by looking at your goal differently you can create fast results in your business.

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Learn 3 simple strategies to help you stop playing small

I did a FB live recently on my page talking about being visible. You can watch the live here if you want to. 

Being an introvert, I like hiding! I’m really happy and content in my own company, but I learned early on that hiding doesn’t bring business, and actually it doesn’t create life fulfilment either, we all need connection. (Ooh, that was deep for a moment haha)

In my FB live I shared some key points that I thought you might like to know about too, here’s some of them. You can catch the rest in the live if you want to.

  1. Get clarity

When being visible the big mistake I see people making is going all out shouting out about what they do, but not having crystal clarity. One day it’s one thing, the next day another. Hey, there’s no blame here, I’ve been there too.

When you set super clear goals you will find that you work much smarter in your business. You can’t set great goals though if you don’t get that clarity around what you are really trying to achieve first.

Just saying to yourself, ‘I want to get my business visible’ isn’t enough.

Why do you want to get visible?

Well I’m guessing you’re screaming at me now, “To get flippin’ clients, Ruby, of course!”

Well yes, but what type of clients? How many hours of work do you REALLY want to work in your business? What type of work do you want to do?

Knowing some of these things will help you set the right goals in the first place.

  1. Get focused

You’ve set your goals, now you have to keep focused. Nobody is going to tell you not to watch those the 5 minute hacks or not to complete the next personality test online. You have to be responsible and tell yourself that even when you’re not feeling motivated, you wouldn’t get away with just dropping everything and watching videos if you were in a full-time job. (Feel free to replace the online example with any number of your own procrastination tactics!)

What visibility action can you put in place that is going to bring actual money into your business?

I love using this mantra when I’m distracted – Action Producing Money – I pop it onto a little post it note if I’m in a scattered mood and it helps bring back the focus to me being a business owner. It doesn’t mean you don’t connect with people and it’s all about money, it just means that you keep focused on the right things.

  1. Get accountability

It can be lonely being a solopreneur, you have to be one seriously motivated person to build a business. One of the things I’ve learned is that to get loads of things done I have to have people around me to hold me accountable.

I work with 3-4, sometimes, 5 accountability partners at any one time, all on different areas of business. By declaring to someone that I’m going to do something, I’m way more likely to get it off my list and done. I don’t know about you, but I find it a bit embarrassing saying I’ll get something done and then not doing it!

Maybe it’s not a person you declare your commitment to, maybe you do a social media post to tell people what you want to achieve. I know that strategy has worked really well for me in the past.

I know a lot of people know what they need to do, but they just don’t do it for one reason or another. They get to the end of their business day and wonder where the time went. If this is you, then let me be your personal accountability partner for the next 52-weeks. I’ll hold you accountable on a weekly basis to just get stuff done already and get your business visible. Find out more in my Ruby’s Gems accountability programme.

Each week you get an email from me inviting you to share your goals and progress from the previous week.

This programme is all about KISS-ing – Keeping It Simple Sweetie. It’s back to basics. There’s no fancy schmancy groups, no videos to watch, nothing to download, it’s just you and me working together without the price tag of 1:1 coaching/mentoring. Whether it’s me or someone else that holds you accountable, make sure you get the support you need.

This is what’s important in business, go back to basics. Get clarity and focus, figure out what’s distracting you and take action.

So there you have it, 3 tips for taking your visibility more seriously:

  1. Get clarity
  2. Get focused
  3. Get accountability

If you want help from me as early as this Friday, then come and join my fabulous Ruby’s Gems programme, and let me kick your butt for the next 52-weeks! 

Remember to check out my Visibility Quiz to find out whether you’re a Visibility Lady, Countess, Princess or Queen. If you’re a guy then please change the names to Lord, Count, Prince and King) Once you’ve got your score I’d love for you to come on over to my pinned post on my business page and tell me what score you got. There’s a chance to win a little prize each month.

Also, I would love to interview Ladies, Countesses, Princesses & Queens on my podcast show, Rock Your Fabulous Biz. I’ll be asking you all about what you do on visibility right now, what’s working for you, what’s not and where you’d like to be. If you’re interested then apply for your spot here – http://bit.ly/PodVisQuiz. In order for your application to be considered, you’ll need to have completed the quiz though as I’ll need to know what you’ve scored etc.

Rock Your Visibility Guest Interview with Joanna Hennon

In today’s blog post, I will be talking to Joanna Hennon, Soul Smart Success Mentor

I met the lovely Joanna Hennon online through some training, and ended up delivering a talk for her and her co-host in Brussels. Joanne works with all things soulful in business. She helps people to easily create more success by using the wisdom and power we all have access to at soul level. A while ago she introduced me to the concept of using oracle cards in your business. It was all very new to me, and out of my comfort zone but I love learning about new things, even better if there’s an element of mystery about them, so I had a play, with some great results (despite a bit of resistance!)

In this episode, Joanna shares how you can use oracle cards in your business.

If you want to find out more about Joanna, check out the links below. 

In this episode, we talk about:

  1. Different ways to use oracle cards in your business
  2. How using cards can help you get deeper with your work and message
  3. How to use cards to flesh out your ideal client profile (dreamie clients if you’re one of my regular readers)
  4. A simple step-by-step plan on how to use them
  5. How to ask the right questions

If you’ve never thought about using oracle cards in your business, then tune in. You might enjoy a taster of something new that can help you get creative.

Want to connect with Joanna? Here’s her links:

{blog post} 7 Ways To Use Oracle Cards In Your Business

{blog post} Use Oracle Cards To Get To Know Your Client At A Much Deeper Level

{freebie} Webinar on Using Oracle Cards In Your Business

{workshop} Use Oracle Cards to Map Out Content That Connects

Remember to check out my Visibility Quiz to find out whether you’re a Visibility Lady, Countess, Princess or Queen. If you’re a guy then please change the names to Lord, Count, Prince and King) Once you’ve got your score I’d love for you to come on over to my pinned post on my business page and tell me what score you got. There’s a chance to win a little prize each month.

Also, I would love to interview Ladies, Countesses, Princesses & Queens on my podcast show, Rock Your Fabulous Biz. I’ll be asking you all about what you do on visibility right now, what’s working for you, what’s not and where you’d like to be. If you’re interested then apply for your spot here – http://bit.ly/PodVisQuiz. In order for your application to be considered, you’ll need to have completed the quiz though as I’ll need to know what you’ve scored etc.

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Get Over Your Fear Of Video So You Can Be More Visible

In this blog post, I’m going to be talking about how using you need to get over your fear of video, and a quick reframe to make it easier.

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I don’t know about you but I love to talk. Well more than that, I love to make connections. There are so many great ways to connect with people online now.

If you want to build great connections with your audience, getting over yourself with your fear of video is a brilliant way to start.

What’s great about any of these video mediums, i.e. Periscope, Facebook Live or good old YouTube is the connections you can build. The know-like-trust factor is built so much quicker and your personality can shine through for people to see.

I’ve shared with you before about how I don’t like how I speak. What I don’t share is I hate my photo being taken or being seen on video, but do you know what here’s a reframe for you if you feel like I did.

When people meet you, they are going to see you as you are right now. You are no different on video, so stop hiding away!

Now, I know I’m making it sound easy and the reality is it can make you feel sick to the pit of your stomach. You might be in that place of ‘when this happens I will do a video’, i.e. When I’ve lost weight I’ll do a video, when I’ve had my hair done, when I’ve re-decorated my office, when I’ve bought the latest video technology, when I’ve learnt the script perfectly etc. etc. etc.

I want to call you out on all of that. Just do it already. If I bumped into you in the street today and started chatting with you about your business, you wouldn’t run off and hide in the local shops because you hadn’t lost weight, had your hair done or learnt a script, so stop doing it because you’re going to be on video.

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Let’s get real – what’s the worst that could happen? Really? Your glasses are on crooked, or you fluff up your words, so what? Laugh at yourself and carry on! Will you feel scared and vulnerable? Maybe, but once you’ve done a video you will feel so proud of yourself for stepping up and being more visible. Plus the more you do videos the more relaxed you will become.

I have done some videos where my shoulders are up by my ears and I’m frowning, and looking like a statue. Now, I don’t worry about it. I umm and ahh and pull silly faces (unintentionally I add) but it’s ok. It’s real, authentic and helps me to connect with my audience. Realistically, I don’t have the time to keep re-recording 20 different takes, that’s costing me time which equal a potential money in my business so as I said in last week’s podcast it’s ok to be perfectly imperfect.

In my Rock Your Fabulous Biz Facebook group the welcome post encourages you to create a video. The rules are it doesn’t need to be perfect, it needs to be done in one take. It’s about being brave and knowing that it’s ok to do a quick video. Now I have a few personal rules – I will NEVER be on video with no make up so don’t hold your breath on that one. This girl has standards, you know, but despite how I feel about it I know that by not sharing the message I’m meant to share I’m doing a disservice to my clients and potential clients, and you are too.

You don’t need to have a super duper professional set up in order to share great content with people. They don’t care about all of that, and if they do, then that’s their stuff, not yours. You are in a service-based business so that you can help people with your services. How is hiding yourself away helping?

The best way to overcome fear is to take action

Feel the fear and do it anyway, as Susan Jeffers would say.

If you think you’d feel more comfortable chatting with someone, rather than just facing a camera, then Blabs might be good for you. Blab is a great online platform, where you can have live and interactive conversations. If you’ve heard of Periscope you’ll know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, then think of the news where you have a couple of people on the screen where the newsreader is interviewing a guest. It’s similar to that.

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So why would you want to Blab?  Well, funnily enough I’m doing a webinar about all of that. I’m going to be sharing the whats, whys and hows of Blabbing. There will be a pre-recorded webinar running all day and then you can join me for a live Q & A in the evening where you get to experience a Blab for yourself. Book your spot over at www.bit.ly/BlabPower (Awww, shucks, you missed the Blab, but don’t worry – you can still access some fabulous freebies here – http://bit.ly/FabResCtr.

So whether you choose to join me on the webinar or not, here’s your call to action this week…

Call to action: get over yourself and do a video already.

If you’re in my group, share the video link with me, or tag me on my Facebook page, I’d love to come and cheer you on with pom-poms!

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