It's Day 10!
(missed Day 9? You can find it here.)
You did it my lovelies!!! I couldn't be prouder! You made this challenge your own. Maybe you did all the days. Maybe you did none. Maybe you did some. Whatever you did, I'd love to know what you thought and see how your bio has changed. Just use that fancy reply button in your email and let me know. But, before you do that, we're not done yet. You didn't think I'd let day 10 go by without one more challenge, did you? Make sure you read all the way to the end...
Love me a 4-letter word
By now you likely know this about me. But this time I don't mean the colorful kind typically banned from the airwaves by the FCC. No, in this instance I'm talking about the word Help. In fact, this word changed the entire trajectory of my business, and is still doing so. When you're just starting out you think you need to do everything yourself. It becomes a badge of honor sometimes for entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, and even small business owners, to talk about how "I do everything myself." Even when you know that doesn't make financial or practical sense. You know your time isn't best spent working on invoicing or trying to master Canva. You know you don't love writing but you can write, so doesn't that mean you should do it? If you give this task to someone else, does that make you a failure?
Ask and ye shall receive
We all need a little help from time to time. And asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength. In fact, I actually read the lyrics to Help recently and well, they're pretty spot on. "Help! I need somebody Help! Not just anybody Help! You know I need someone Help! When I was younger so much younger than today I never needed anybody's help in any way But now these days are gone and I'm not so self assured Now I find I've changed my mind, I've opened up the doors" That last stanza about when we're younger and we think we don't need anyone's help but now that we're older we've changed our mind. In other words, now that we've grown, we understand how important this is. How this actually creates opportunity. It opens doors. And even the first line about needing "not just anybody" can speak to getting the right people to help you. Not just following blindly and taking advice, but seeking out people who you know and trust. Who do things you shouldn't be doing or maybe don't want to do. I have a bookkeeper, a virtual assistant and a designer because I either don't want to do any of those things, can't do them or it would take me exponentially longer to do them. And that's not a good use of my time. When I first started out, I couldn't afford to hire anyone to work in my business, but I hired my coach to help me on my business. I needed help with direction. With process. With an outside perspective. And I saw the value in finding a way to get the funds to take this important step. And now two plus years later, my revenue has almost doubled. Because I asked for help from an expert. I found someone to do something I couldn't.
Get across the finish line
For challenge #10, you're going to not just ask for help, but get help.
I know that your bio is probably so much better than it was 10 days ago. But I also suspect that you might need a little more help putting your personality into it and really defining your Personality Brand. You likely still need to figure out what you do better or differently from your competition. And that's usually something people need help with. I got you!
Because you did this challenge with me, I'm going to offer a select few of you (first come, first served) the opportunity to join my How to Write a Kick-Ass About Page Workshop.
But that's not all. Not only will you get to work with me directly, you'll get:
Real feedback on your bio from me and from the other participants
My Brand Positioning Worksheet and My About Me Mad Libs for free!
Plus, I'll throw in my brand-spanking new Personality Brand Bio Checklist and my Quarantine Mad Libs, which offer socially distanced fun for the whole family
Get all the details and sign up for either the January session, which starts next week so you can build off your momentum, or opt for February so you have time to digest and marinate in your bio and really give it some air before you revise it.
Each workshop is limited to 8 people, so don't delay. AND if you use the code Challenge at checkout, you'll get $20 off.