Podcast Episode 007:The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of our First 9 Months {and first 500K} - Studio Grow

Podcast Episode 007:The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of our First 9 Months {and first 500K}

Do you spend too much time making things juuuuust right before you put them out there? I struggle to this day trying to get over my perfectionism paralysis. It began when I invested $5,000 for my website before I even officially “started” my business. This was a HUGE investment for me. We laid out an […]

September 29, 2021

READY AIM EMPIRE : Podcast Episode 007:The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of our First 9 Months {and first 500K}

Do you spend too much time making things juuuuust right before you put them out there?

I struggle to this day trying to get over my perfectionism paralysis.

It began when I invested $5,000 for my website before I even officially “started” my business.

This was a HUGE investment for me.

We laid out an initial brand, and my website became the biggest thing I was concerned with.

Here’s where the mistake happened. I wanted to make sure I never experienced website shame and I could come out the gate running.

I signed the initial contract on August 5th, paid my first payment on August 12, and my website wasn’t done until MARCH of the next year because it was completely custom.

Seven months were wasted just because I was consumed with having a perfect website. I lost 7 months of foundation for my website.

Get something out there rather than delay for perfection.

That’s just one of the many lessons I learned during my first 9 months of business.

So listen to Episode 007 and hear more of the first year hurdles I had to face. I’m sure we have similar stories….

In this episode, you’ll learn

  • How building a foundation for your business starts long before you open the doors to your first clients
  • My pre-business phase fell into four categories: How do I start? What do I really want to provide for my customers? How do I create revenue and how do I actually launch this business?
  • Why hiring a coach turned out to be an exceptional investment for me (and can be for you too)
  • Trying to be too perfect with my initial website delayed me 7 whole months, and cost me valuable time in creating the foundation for my business
  • When starting any business, you really need one core product that you will refine down to make exceptional
  • There are three crucial steps to building an online course, including a massive “brain dump”, creating a flow chart and beta testing the first version
  • Why you need to be really cautious with who you’re investing in when putting out cash early on
  • There are 6 critical lessons I learned in doing my first webinars and beta test
  • What key improvements I made when doing my first “real” launch and still more lessons I learn to keep perfecting the launch process
  • There is almost always money being left on the table when pricing product – be confident about your value

 

Join my Ready Aim Empire tribe to find incredible insights from other entrepreneurs and share your own takeaways!

If you liked this episode...

then you'll love these too!
Mindy Totten and Introducing Bodywork Into Your Studio (Part 2)

Last week, we spoke to Mindy Totten (a licensed massage and bodywork therapist with a focus on craniosacral therapy) about the pivotal role bodywork will play in the future of boutique fitness.  And today, we’re continuing that conversation! If you’re looking to move your studio to a wellness model, you’ll probably be hiring a lot […]

Mindy Totten and the Future of Bodywork (Part 1)

As we move into a new era of boutique fitness, studios are going to have to pivot to reflect the needs and demands of a clientele that are looking for a more holistic approach to fitness.  They’re more aware of their bodies than they’ve ever been before and they’re looking for ways to heal themselves […]

Dealing With the Delta Variant

This wasn’t an easy episode for me to record.  Earlier this year, I remember feeling extremely hopeful for the state of the boutique fitness industry, with the mask mandates being overturned and social distancing restrictions being relaxed.  But then, we got hit with the Delta Variant, and things feel like they’re back to square one.  […]

What Pandemic Pivoting Looks Like

We have a double treat for you today! In this episode, we won’t be talking to just ONE rockstar studio owner … we’ll be picking the brains of two! Today, we’re chatting with Siobhan O’Malley and Patricia Carrera! Siobhan and Patricia own studios in Northern California and Hawaii respectively, and in this episode, they go […]

Stay up to date!

Sign up here to get friendly reminders when new episodes are up.

Want to be interviewed on the pod? Head over here to tell us a bit more about yourself + what juicy lessons you have to share.

Hit enter to search or ESC to close