Afraid of mentioning your personal stories online?
This episode helps you overcome your fear so you can connect with your fans at a deeper level.
Today I exchanged a few words with a business owner who is very good at nurturing and helping her community.
For personal reasons, she decided not to launch her signature program that was planned for this month. She made the announcement to her fans who supported her decision. I love how she handled the change in her plans while still offering her help to her tribe.
Her decision inspired me to create today’s episode as I have been also debating which activities to pause for the next couple of months.
Pause, reflect and improve
If you listened to episode 37, you know that I’m pregnant and the baby is due this summer.
I love publishing and connecting with you on a weekly basis via my podcast, but I have decided to pause the show during the summertime. I still have few weeks with you until then.
I will continue working with my clients and spending time on a few essential activities for my business.
I also plan to disconnect from work for a few weeks. I guess that most of you will also take a break, so we will have lots of news to share with each other when we return.
Pausing the podcast show will also give me some time to streamline my processes and adapt my plans to the changes that are coming to my life.
The coming months will also be the perfect time to review what I could improve or change with my podcast. And I would love to have your help on that part.
I have created a survey and it will mean a lot to me if you could let me know what I could improve or list the topics you would like to hear during the next season of the show.
You can do the same thing with your own audience: don’t hesitate to send them surveys in case you need their inputs on your ideas.
[clickToTweet tweet=”Survey your audience to get feedback on your new ideas. #Entrepreneurs #Ideas” quote=”Survey your audience to get feedback on your new ideas. “]
Adjusting your work with reviews
The message I wanted to send you with this episode is that it is ok to change your business plans to re-align your activities with current events, your mission, your priorities or your customer needs.
And hopefully, you are clear about your mission, priorities and customer needs.
Some changes can be painful if you have already invested your energy and money into your project. However, those changes or pivots will be beneficial to your business and your personal life in the long run.
You don’t want to feel trapped in a business that controls your life instead of supporting it.
Your weekly, monthly and quarterly reviews are good occasions to re-align your objectives and adapt your work to a change of plan.
Also, don’t be afraid to share your story with your audience so they understand your decisions.
Want to work with robots?
We are humans, things happen in life, and sharing what you experience can help someone else who is in a similar situation.
It’s less about you and more about helping others.
Your fans won’t be upset with you mainly if have created an open environment for them to discuss and to share their opinions with you.
It can be challenging to talk about personal topics, but you don’t have to share everything about your life.
However, remember that when you manage an online business, people have less opportunities to interact directly with you.
Your audience and future clients still need to know about you before working with you.
Don’t be afraid about opening yourself up to others.
In the same way you enjoy learning more about a person you appreciate, your audience is also interested in creating deeper connections with you.
[clickToTweet tweet=”We like to interact with human beings, not robots. #Community #Storytelling” quote=”We like to interact with human beings, not robots.”]
On your social media platforms, inject some soul into your accounts so that people see that it’s not only an automated system behind the accounts, but a person they like and trust.
For example, on Twitter I see so many accounts without a real profile picture, there is no reply or human touch behind the tweets and the profile description leads to a website that also hides who is behind the business.
Would you want to work with such a business?
[clickToTweet tweet=”Add soul to your online platforms. #businessowners #bloggers” quote=”Add soul to your online platforms.”]
Your challenge for this week is to share a story or media content (such as a photo) on your favorite platform to help your audience learn a little bit more about you, your interests or your personality.
Let me know how your challenge went and if you enjoyed doing it.
And don’t forget to let me know about new topics or updates you would like me to add to the podcast show.
Until next time, keep moving forward one story at a time.
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