A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to San Diego to attend the Entrepreneur Experience with Amy Porterfield. I came away with some amazing insights to share with my fellow entrepreneurs. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know your favorite.
Hey everybody. I know I haven’t vlogged in a while, so I thought I’d take you with me. I’m now in San Diego and I’m, well, I should call it sunny San Diego but it doesn’t see super sunny right now. I guess it’s because it’s 7:30 in the morning and I’m on my way to the Hard Rock Hotel and I’m here for the Entrepreneur Experience Event put on by Amy Porterfield. I don’t know if you’ve heard of her, if you’ve heard of Amy Porterfield, Marie Forleo or Jasmine Star, but they are, they are some of my marketing heroes in the industry, so I am super excited to check out the event. I hope I can take you along. Otherwise, I’ll take you on my journey and see what we’re doing in San Diego.
Day one of Entrepreneur Experience was really amazing. It kind of took me, I needed to sleep on it to kind of let some things sink in before I could share what my takeaway is, and I’ve got a few takeaways that I feel could help really any entrepreneur.
The first person who spoke was Marie Forleo. Marie Forleo is someone who inspires entrepreneurs and I love her because she’s kind of got a sailor’s mouth like I do. I try to keep it clean mostly for my videos, but it is what it is. She was very clear in don’t care about what other people think about you.
Action generates courage, so you just stop literally thinking and press that send button. The moment you catch yourself thinking, you go, “Okay, what’s the next action I have to take,” you have to bypass this thing, which is a shit talker. This thing is so destructive at times. It can be a great tool but it should never be your master. So many times all of us listen to this thing like it’s telling the truth, that voice in there that tells you you’re not good enough, you’re not ready, someone’s going to judge you, bap, bap, bap, bap, bap. That this is such a destructive, life-sucking, soul-sucking, bullshit artist. Stop it. Disobey the voice, hit send. Schedule the workshop. Pick up the fucking phone. Do whatever you need to do and I guarantee you, the self-doubt and the I’m so afraid, it will no longer be an issue. You’ll be like me plunging into the cold water and loving every second of it.
That really resonates with me. It’s really something that I believe in my heart. I believe in running my own race. I don’t copy other people. So back to Marie, she has her YouTube Channel, she of course has a website and she has this amazing program called B School, which is the reason I’m here in the first place. It’s a fantastic program especially if you’re a creative entrepreneur. Even with my e-commerce business where I sell race car parts, there were totally tons of lessons in there that were very valuable for that business as well. So it’s something that only opens up in I think like February, February or March. It opens up once a year.
The second person who spoke was Jasmine Star. I am a huge Jasmine Star fan. In fact, we even got a picture with my super fan sign, but she’s fantastic for if you want to learn more about Instagram. I’ve been following her for a year and it’s crazy, but sometimes when you hear just the right words, you can hear the same thing over and over again, but sometimes when you hear just the right words, and yesterday she had just the right words that really spoke to my heart.
So this is the boss bio in review. Number one, a description. How should [inaudible 00:04:19] describe you? Number two, what’s in it for them? Why should they follow you? Number three, be specific for who it’s for. Number four, how do I get in contact with you and number five, a party favor.
Really look at what your description is on your Instagram bio. So for instance, if yours says something like purveyor of memories, building a legacy, but what you really do is you’re a photographer, just say I’m a photographer. So I’ve just changed my own bio. I think it used to say, entrepreneur, vlogger. It was something all dreamy like that. Well, let me show you what it says now because I’m the girl who sells race car parts and that’s who I am and I teach e-commerce and digital marketing so I’ve updated my bio to be very clear in who I am, what I do and who I serve. So that was a huge message. Take a look at your Instagram bio and see if that’s a message that’s going to help you as well.
Then thirdly, we heard from Amy Porterfield who is the person who put together this entire event. So Amy had, well, there was a few pieces of Amy talking during the day. We got to talk to her team. It’s something I’m looking at doing in the future is building a team, but I want to tell you the biggest message.
What happened was I realized in that moment I’m not going to be big in all areas of my life, so what happened, when I first started this business I had small goals, small dreams and I left things up to chance so that I wouldn’t be disappointed. This was a little bit hard for me and probably, I’m already choked up just thinking about it, but whatever you do, think in your mind what it means to be a big deal in your business, to be a big deal. Yeah, see, I can’t even get through this, but to say to yourself, “I’m a big deal because I’m a big deal.” What does that mean for you? It could mean that you want to have a business that you sell millions of dollars or that you whatever your case may be.
What does it mean for you? What would it mean to be a big deal? Then secondly, who do you have to show up to be? Can you be the person who’s going to roll out of bed at 11:00 in the morning and kind of be a slacker? Well you know, not if you’re a big deal so what are the things that you have to change in your life to really show up and be that person? So just to say that to myself, “I’m a big deal,” golly gee, it just totally gets me, but it is something I’m going to be working on. When I look at my accomplishments and how I came from nothing, which is always my story, that I came from nothing or less than nothing and I’ve built something, you know, that is a big deal. So think in your business what that would mean, what it means to be a big deal, and you know what? You are a big deal today. You’re a big deal, so take that to heart. Now that is just day one and now we’re getting set to move into day two. I can’t even imagine what I’m going to have to share with you.
We’re about to meet Amy Porterfield. I can’t even say it, I’m so excited. There’s Chloe, her big integrator, and look at this. Oh my God. Hello. It’s Amy. Hi there. Say hi. This is huge deal, you guys. I actually get to meet the creator here, so I’m going to tell you my takeaways in just a minute.
Amazing Fellow Entrepreneurs: Takeaways
So before I tell you about my final takeaways, I want to introduce you to a few of the friends that I’ve made at this event and share their takeaways from being here so it’s not just about me.
Hey, so I’m Michele Drielick. I’m the CEO of DestinyWell.com. I’m here to tell you my biggest takeaway from the Amy Porterfield entrepreneurs event, so, or Entrepreneurs Experience. So my takeaway is that most people have a fear of failure and it’s that fear of failure that makes you think really small about your possibilities and about your growth. So once you stop worrying about failing you can make the decisions that you need to make to expand and be much, much bigger and be the bigger deal that you were meant to be.
Hi, I’m Imisa Sanchez, career coach at CareerPartnerNetwork.com, and my biggest takeaway from the Amy Porterfield Entrepreneur Experience weekend was how easy it is for all of us to stay afraid as we work on the things that don’t really drive our business. It’s easy to get caught up in the little things that keep us busy but not really productive and generating revenue in our business because it’s easier to tinker and play with things than it is to really get down and do the things that drive your revenue and drive your business instead of perfecting the little things.
Hi y’all. I am Jennifer Bassman with the Witty Entrepreneur. I am actually the big deal, the CEO, and my biggest takeaway from this awesome Entrepreneur Experience from Amy Porterfield is that perfectionism, trying to be perfect is procrastination. Well honestly, I’m the queen of procrastination, but even more importantly, I need to just do and be proud of what I do and just get myself out there and get my products, my wisdom, my wit right out in front of people instead of waiting for the perfect moment, the perfect product, the perfect time. Just do it.
Okay, obviously I have some amazing friends that I have made here with some great advice, and getting over fear, I will tell you my thing on fear is actually my biggest thing is hey, I have an idea. That’s how I get myself in trouble and normally the next sentence in that deal is well, it can’t be that hard. That’s how I get myself in trouble, but it also is how I avoid fear. I do get afraid of things too, but I figure you jump first. If you’re a true entrepreneur you’re going to build the plane on the way down so that fear was fantastic. I do have to add onto what Jennifer said in that done is better than perfect because if you can at least turn it in, what you have could be an amazing thing that would help people regardless of the product that you sell. It could be someone’s perfect solution, but sitting on your shelf forever will do nothing for no one.
So thank you so much for joining on this journey of joining in on the Entrepreneur Experience. I can’t even say this word. It is so freaking hard. Entrepreneur Experience with Amy Porterfield. Fantastic. Thank you for joining in on this journey and I am going to work on being a big deal and I will see you in my next video. Thank you so much for watching.
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