You’re Allowed to Change Your Mind (+ Other Thoughts About Finding Your Biz Vibe)
No matter what stage you’re at in your business, sometimes shit can be really frustrating and it can be hard to know what your vibe is or where you ‘fit in’ to everything.
It’s only really dawned on me lately that you never truly ‘arrive’ at where you want to be. Maybe it’s not about finding where you fit or trying to figure it out — it’s just about doing what feels right and sticking to your mission and knowing what you stand for. You just gotta keep making stuff and use the drive to pull you forward. You try new things, you figure out what you love and what doesn’t work for you — but in the end you just gotta keep moving.
So I thought I’d round up some thoughts I’ve had about finding your biz vibe… Here we go!
+ Keep trying new things. And don’t be afraid to change your mind.
The only way you’ll truly find out what works for you and what doesn’t is by trying it out and seeing how it goes.
As a recent example from my own biz, I’ve changed up the branding and positioning of my opt-in/newsletter. So back in September last year I created The Stash (a library of resources for entrepreneurs) as my main opt-in. My list has grown a massive amount since then — mostly thanks to launching The Stash — but over the last month or two the whole opt-in/bribe thing hasn’t been feeling right to me anymore.
Yes, having a freebie opt-in works (by that I mean it grows your list and gains new subscribers). But does it feel right to me? Eh... Not so much. I also know for a fact that the people I want to attract aren’t interested in freebies or bribes — they just want real stories and no-bullshit advice.
So I recently changed up the positioning of my newsletter to something a little different. I hired my copywriter to help me out, and I’ve re-branded it as the Standout Squad. The format is essentially exactly the same as it is now – with weekly emails, access to The Stash and other goodness — but the focus is taken off the freebies, and put onto the community/overall vibe of my brand. It feels SO much better to me already, and way more aligned with my biz. (And let’s be honest, it was fun playing around with the design for it, and I’m stoked with how it came out!
You can’t be afraid to try things or experiment in your biz. Just go into everything with an open mind and see what feels good to you, and remember that you’re allowed to change your mind. [Click to tweet]
What works for you now might not work for you in 12 months, and that’s totally cool.
Wanna get amongst the Standout Squad action? Click the image below + get after it.
+ Find your squad.
The people you surround yourself with can make a huuuuge impact on how you approach your biz (and your life), so it's important to attract people into your life that inspire you, push you to think differently, and remind you to have fun.
There’s that quote — ‘A rising tide lifts all boats’, and I’m personally really starting to see the truth in that when it comes to who you have in your life. I’m so stoked to have a handful of badass go-getting people around the world that inspire me and challenge me and inspire me on the reg — we all have a similar approach to the kind of vibe we want to craft, and I don’t know what I’d do without ‘em.
I think the easiest way to connect with peeps is just to let it happen naturally. Just keep it real and write about what you believe in, and when you see other people that are on the same wavelength as you, just hit them up to say Hi — with no pressure or expectations. Just keep an open mind and see if it feels like a natural connection.
+ Keep it pointed to where you wanna go.
This can be one of the hardest things to keep in mind... You get lost in the work or the zone and you can very easily lose track of WHY you're in this.
Check out this post I wrote a while back about keeping the dream alive.
+ Have some integrity.
Know what you stand for, and stick to your values. I think this is a huge part of business that isn’t talked about enough, and it also says a hell of a lot about who you are as a person.
Unfortunately I’ve been hearing one too many stories lately about (very well known) entrepreneurs who preach one thing to the world, but yet behind the scenes it's a completely different, not-so-truthful story. I've heard about team members being shown little to no respect, numbers and statistics being inflated... The list goes on. It's not great stuff to hear to be honest, and it has made me lose a hell of a lot of respect for these brands.
Do the right thing because it's the right thing to do. Don't fuck people over. Do what you say you're going to do. [Click to tweet]
hose are just a few of my thoughts about finding your biz vibe! What's something you've learned recently about finding your place in business?