Successful Entrepreneurs Listen

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Weekday Wisdom, Episode 22

Are you listening? To your clients? To your mentors? To those you should be listening to? That’s what we’re going to talk about in today’s Weekday Wisdom.

Successful entrepreneurs listen

Today I’m going to talk about trait number 8 of successful entrepreneurs. And that is that they are good listeners.

What does it mean to be a good listener in business?

For one, it means that when you hire a mentor or a teacher you actually listen to what they have to say. You don’t have to agree. You don’t have to do everything they say, but you have to listen and at least try to understand where they’re coming from and why they’re telling you the advice that they’re telling you.

For another, you listen to your audience, to your clients. You find out what are their greatest pains that you can solve. You can’t just make that stuff up in your head.

For example, one of the things I help my clients with is their mindset. However, that’s not why people come to me. They’re usually so stuck in their mindset that they’re not going to think, “Oh, I think today I’m going to find somebody who’s going to help me with my mindset because I’m stuck.” No. They just believe what they believe.

However, for some reason, they’ve decided, “I really want to create a product.” So, while helping them create this product, I also help them vanquish the Mind Gremlins that prevent them from moving forward toward that goal.

I listen to my audience. What is the pain point that they are most likely to come seeking my type of help?

That’s what a good entrepreneur does. You listen. You put your ears to the ground, and you listen to what your potential clients are asking for and then you create a solution.

Listening is a trait of successful entrepreneurs that you can easily nurture. You can start paying attention to what your potential market has to say. And then create solutions to help them with their needs.

If you would like to learn a little bit more about how you create an information product — once you’ve heard what your clients want, and you want to create a solution for them, and that solution is going to be in the form of an information product — go to CarmaSpence.com/monetizeyourhobby. Put in your email address and your name and — bam! — I will email you a link to a 20-minute webinar, recorded by video. There’s a downloadable version of the slides, as well, so you can easily take notes.

In that video I talk about:

  • The three ways that hobbypreneurs can earn money.
  • The five-step process for creating an information product that is profitable.
  • And, I give you about six or more different types of information products you can create.

CarmaSpence.com/monetizeyourhobby

Remember:
Don’t box yourself in.
Spread your wings and fly.
Because you — yes you — are capable of more than you know.

Please post a comment below If you like today’s video, please comment below. Let me know what you liked or are confused about in today’s video. And, of course, since we’re talking about listening, I’d love to hear what you would like me to talk about in future videos. Please comment below with your questions. Or you could email me. That’s fine too. But let me know what you want to hear in a future episode of the Weekday Wisdom, because I really do want it to be something that you value and look forward to watching.

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Carma Spence, The Own Your Awesome Mentor, is fiercely committed to guiding women to Owning their Awesome and turning it into a profitable business. She is masterful at helping her clients see what is possible for them and supporting them on the journey from where they are to where they want to be, releasing the Mind Goblins of self-doubt, self-sabotage and second-guessing that keep them stuck.

With 20+ years experience in marketing communications and public relations, natural intuitive skills and certification in using some of the most effective transformational coaching tools available, Carma’s mission and commitment is to unleash the inner power every woman entrepreneur possesses so they can boldly go out into the world, transforming the fabric of people’s lives in meaningful and positive ways.

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