You know that old saying? Something like... "You can't see the forest through the trees." It means you are too close to something and can't see the bigger picture. Does this happen to you? Do you ever feel like you're too close to see what's really happening?
Every time I'm feeling stuck or unsure in my business I go to my business besties or Mastermind for help. 99% of the time they end up giving me the exact advice I would give a client. So, why can't I just give myself the advice? I'm too close. I'm too invested. I'm way to emotional about the decision or place I am to make the call myself.
To remedy this, my idea was to start approaching my business as if it were a client's.
It's not easy to do. To shift the perspective. To get a bigger or broader view when you're in the trenches of your business every day. That's one reason most successful entrepreneurs have a business coach, mastermind group, or both.
While I do have mentors and a mastermind, I wanted to get better at being able to have this big picture perspective when it came to my own business. So I did what any former journalist would do... I researched.
I came across this interesting article in Forbes. It caught my attention because it first validated my idea and also gave some interesting research into this.
The findings showed that people gave more wise advice to themselves when they talked in the third person.
So instead of thinking "what should I do?" reframe it to "what should Morgan do?"
It seems simple right? I'm going to give this a try and I'll let you know how it goes. How about you? Can you use this idea to make decisions not just in your business but in your every day life? Next time you need help making a decision, imagine you are one of your girlfriends, mastermind buddies, or a mentor. What would they say? How would they approach the situation?
Give it a try. I am.
Then if you still feel stuck, I'm here to help. You can click on the work with me tab to set up a call or go to morganbattista.com/workwithme to book a strategy session. Seeing the big picture and moving you past what is blocking your progress is my specialty. (except when it comes to myself of course. hehe.)
I've been giving some thought to why some mompreneurs are struggling with online marketing, why the term "mompreneur" gets a bad rep, and how we can bust some the myths floating around out there about mompreneurs.
Ready for me to get a little ranty??? Yeah?! Good. Cause I want to start with a bit of a rant.
f I hear one more mompreneur stereotype thrown at me, I will go full on mean mommy on someone.
While meditating I had a vision. I was in the eye of a storm. All around the wind was blowing, people were fighting, the earth itself felt like it was twisting around me. Then it quickly stopped. And all those around me fighting now looked up at me as I stood on a rocky hill. Then they bowed down to me.
I immediately felt uncomfortable. I thought, “Why is my subconscious telling me I want to be powerful like this? I don’t need people’s adoration. I don’t need people to bow down to me.”
Then this little thought in my mind popped up. It said, “Why do you resist power? There is nothing wrong with wanting people to bow down to you. For people must follow you and show you deference in order for them to believe and trust in your message. Power is not good nor bad. It just is. It is a tool to be used by you for the good.”
One of the hardest parts of affiliate marketing is coming up with great content that gets people to click the link. So, I came up with some content ideas you can use to drive traffic to your affiliate links.
I also broke it down into three different niches! If your niche isn't on this list, think about how you can adapt an idea for your niche.
So you're just getting into online marketing and affiliate marketing, and you're just not quite sure how to get the ball rolling. Maybe you've been in the biz for a while, but things feel stuck or stale. These two quick tips are essential to success at any level.
So you know you need to grow your email list, but how do you even start collecting email addresses from your raving fans?
Easy! You use a landing page. Today I'm sharing a video I filmed live in December where I walk you through using Leadpages.
Summer is here! Are you excited? Are you already thinking of all the fun things you can do? Or perhaps your kids have told you what they WANT to do. Do they want to go camping, go to the beach, see all the action movies that will come out, or do they long for days of sleeping in and staying up late? I bet they welcome the slower pace of summer compared to the hectic days during the school year.
What about you? Do you have the next 12 weeks already planned or are you still figuring out what to do?
There are so many options when choosing which email service provider to go with, but for many bloggers and new online entrepreneurs, the questions comes down to ConvertKit vs. MailChimp.
In this video I take you behind the scenes on each platform and show you the pros/cons of each.
I am not the most organized mom by far, but it became really clear that if I ever wanted to be able to sit at my desk and get work done I needed a plan. I had to figure out how to keep my toddler busy while I worked.
Let's be honest. Sometimes being a mom just sucks. We are supposed to act like this is the best thing that ever happened to us and we are #blessed, and yeah we are... but.
There's the but. Some days are rough. I wrote this on one of those rough days, and thought there's gotta be some moms out there who can relate, right?
Nausea, exhaustion, back pain. These are just some of the lovely symptoms of pregnancy. The first trimester can be brutal, and I know from experience! I just officially crossed into the second trimester of my second pregnancy and I wanted to share with you my first trimester survival list. The items that were essential to me making it through the last 12 weeks with my sanity marginally in tact.