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#9: Why Cold Messaging is Never the Answer in Your Network Marketing Business

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Release Date: 11/05/2019

#33: Getting the most mileage out of your content show art #33: Getting the most mileage out of your content

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I have always enjoyed blogging which I think makes me a little bit unusual because whenever I talk to my creative friends about blogging I am typically met with groans. It isn’t something that people necessarily like doing. I think some of that is because we are told that as creatives who have a website, we should be blogging. But it takes a while to see results from that blogging! And I think that’s because a lot of us are not doing it correctly. I noticed the biggest change in my business, website traffic, the type of client I was attracting when I doubled down on evergreen content,...

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#32: Finding Clarity and Paving Your Own Financial Path show art #32: Finding Clarity and Paving Your Own Financial Path

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Amanda Runia is an ex-accountant out of Brookings, SD, where she lives with her husband and three young kiddos. She has a love for fast talking, making new friends and helping others not feel lost. She owns a consulting business, In-House Ally, where she uses her accounting background and unique strengths to help business owners make better decisions and ultimately comes alongside them as an ally. I love when people like Amanda can take something seemingly overwhelming like finances and break it down to be understandable and digestible for your business. I hope you enjoy the conversation!...

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#31: Dealing with Price Comparison show art #31: Dealing with Price Comparison

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You finally feel good about those (higher! yay!) prices you're charging, only to find out that a "competitor" is doing what you're doing for half the price. What next? How do you handle it?  Let's talk about the four things that need to happen when you find yourself in this position, and how it can actually be a very good thing for your business. Join the Facebook group for more discussion after the show! https://www.facebook.com/groups/takeitpersonally/

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#30: Embracing the Seasons of Life and Business show art #30: Embracing the Seasons of Life and Business

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Well hello. It's been a while. I'm popping in today to give you an update on my hiatus-turned-super-long-hiatus, and talking about what 2020 and my third pregnancy taught me about life and business. I missed you! Join the Facebook group here and let's continue the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/takeitpersonally

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#29: What to do When Your Business No Longer Aligns with Your Passions show art #29: What to do When Your Business No Longer Aligns with Your Passions

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Today on Take It Personally is guest, Chelsey Schnell! Chelsey is from Sioux Falls, married, and has 3 kids she gets to love on and 2 in heaven that she lost to miscarriage. She is an Enneagram 4, works in marketing and is also a photographer, and now runs a nonprofit she started, called Evermore Blooms. Evermore Blooms delivers flowers to moms, who have suffered a miscarriage, on their hardest days (due date, anniversary of the loss, etc.).  Chelsey has a unique story as it has taken a lot of different turns over the years as she has learned more about who she is and her...

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#28: Understanding the Enneagram with Jada Dobesh show art #28: Understanding the Enneagram with Jada Dobesh

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Today I get to welcome Jada Dobesh onto Take It Personally! Jada Dobesh is the owner of Selah Space, a holistic wellness cooperative. She is a Spiritual Director who uses the Enneagram as a map for her directees personal, spiritual, and mental-emotional growth. She lives in Sioux Falls with her husband Witt, and daughter, Audrey and spends a great deal of her time baking bread and working in her garden. Over the past year, I have been exploring my spirituality more and have loved following Jada on social media. Jada is going to be sharing all about the enneagram specifically today, which is...

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#27: Pivoting Your Business During a Crisis show art #27: Pivoting Your Business During a Crisis

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#26: The 80/20 Rule for Your Content Calendar show art #26: The 80/20 Rule for Your Content Calendar

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CONTENT. It’s a word that strikes fear and causes paralysis. There is so. much. pressure. Will it be good enough? Deep enough? Clever enough? Funny enough? Enough enough? There’s a rule of thumb that has helped me get past that content paralysis, and it’s called the 80/20 content rule. What that means is that 80% of the time, you serve your audience, and 20% of the time, you sell to them. And if you use the 80% effectively, the 20% becomes so much easier.  The 80% may seem daunting, but you have more to share than you think. Use your content to educate, inspire, entertain, or...

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#25: When To Work For Free show art #25: When To Work For Free

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In this episode of Take It Personally, I’m going to share my rules for when to work for free, what to give, and how to say no. This is an important conversation, and it may be coming up more lately with all that is going on in the world (when I planned this episode, I didn’t think I would be sharing it during a global pandemic). You may be in the position right now of having more free time and the ability or capacity to share free content with your audience. Or you may be in the position where you need the money to pay your bills, and working for free isn’t really an option. One of...

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#24: Staying True to Business Values in a Crisis show art #24: Staying True to Business Values in a Crisis

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I’m sitting down with another business owner for this episode, Jeremy Brech, to discuss what this unique, and possibly difficult, time can mean for your business or businesses in general. I know we are all hoping to make it through with our sanity, but ultimately with our business still intact.  There are so many unknowns, and emotions are all over. And that’s okay. This situation is not normal or ideal, but I have found talking with other business owners or people who are experiencing the same thing to be helpful. And that’s what this conversation is today. Jeremy Brech is with DJ...

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This week’s episode is a little different because I wanted to talk about something that recently happened in my own life, and it’s also something that I know happens to others on a pretty frequent basis. If you’ve been on social media at some point in the last five years, chances are you’ve been hit with a cold message. You know what these look like: maybe a high school acquaintance starts selling essential oils and sends you a DM. Or a family member you only see every other Easter wants you to check out the makeup she’s now selling. These messages are awkward, they feel super icky, and they’re just all around a really crappy way to market our business—ANY business, no matter if you’re in an MLM or not. 

I want to get one thing straight before I start this episode: I don’t have a problem with MLMs, networking marketing, or whatever you want to call it. I know people who have been successful with them, and I know people who haven’t been successful with them. I actually use a TON of MLM products in my daily life. Nearly my entire makeup bag is BeautyCounter, Young Living essential oils are littered all over my house, Monat is in my shower, and I’m newly obsessed with BeachBody OnDemand because the morning meltdown workout is bomb. I don’t have a problem with the products or even the companies; but I do have a problem with the icky sales tactics that are often promoted in these companies, and that’s what I want to talk about today.