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Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

Amy Porterfield: Entrepreneur, Social Media Marketing Strategist, and Online Marketer

Business, Management & Marketing

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How do I start an online business? Grow my email list to thousands of subscribers? Sell more and grow faster? These are just some of the big questions that leading online marketing strategist, Amy Porterfield, digs into on the top-ranked Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast. Featuring insights from A-List online marketing experts (Russell Brunson, John Lee Dumas, Rick Mulready, Marie Forleo, etc.) as well as mini marketing masterclasses and step-by-step guides, each episode is designed to help you take immediate action on the most important strategies for starting, scaling and automating your online business. Amy’s specialty is getting into the online trenches with you. Thinking about creating an online course? Want to promote with webinars? Need help with your Facebook ads? Discover why hundreds of thousands of online business owners turn to Amy Porterfield to generate more profits and to make sense of the online marketing space, implement the strategies that really get results, and turn that side hustle into a business that lasts.

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#98: Four Big Lies We Tell Our Entrepreneurial Selves

February 18th, 2016

Episode 146 of 217 episodes

You know how much I love battle-tested, ultra-successful online marketing strategies. The only thing I love better is sharing strategies like thesewith you! It makes me so happy when we get in the trenches together and master the techniques that bring us the results we crave. But this week, we're doing something a little different. I'm in the midst of setting up my List-Builders Lab program right now, and I have to say thatI'm really feeling the effectof all the strategies I've learned (and shared with you) over the past year. Let me tell you that the confidence I feel makes a world of difference in the midstof pre-launch craziness. And thatgot me thinking about how insanely important it is in your business to have your mind right! We don't think about this too much--we're too busy looking for the right tools, the right strategies, the right technology, etc. But if your confidence is struggling even just a bit, no strategy is going towork inside your business the way it should. That's why today's podcast episode is all about lies, lies, lies... And, of course, the truth that we need to replace them. As you likely already know, to win the game of becoming a successful entrepreneur, you’ve got to focus occasionally on what’s going on between your two ears. Today's post is all about the lies that I've personally dealt with! And sometimes, in low moments, I still hear them creeping up on me. But with the help and advice of other friends in the online business world, I know what to tell myself when those lies show up...and that's what I want to pass on to you today. Lie #1: You have to be the best in your market. Sometimes, when we're just starting out, we feel like we need to be number one, the best, and out on top in our market. That's not always the case. Click here for my take on the all too common lie we tell ourselves, and what the truth really looked like for me, even when it came to getting real with my signature course offering. Lie #2: You have to find the balance between your work and your family and all that comes in between that. You might be surprised to hear that I don't believe in balance. While working with Tony Robbins, I learned a very important lesson that I continue to reflect on during different seasons of my business growth. I encourage you to listen to the full episode to hear exactly what balance looks like in my business. I share some powerful takeaways that I've learned recently that you don't want to miss! Lie #3: Your failures that are adding up are proof that you’re never going to make this work. I know many of you have really strong mindsets around being an entrepreneur. But sometimes,when things aren’t working as we’re trying to build our businesses online, we go to a really dark place, where ourwhole business idea looks like a disaster and we start wondering ifwe are going to have to go back to the 9-to-5 job. Oh, boy have I been in place where I hated where my business was headed. Listen here, and I'll tell you what I did to make things shift. Lie #4: Every opportunity that comes your way is big, and you can’t miss out on it or you’ll be left behind. If you know my story, you know that for the first couple of years, I really struggled, and thought I constantly had to seize every opportunity that came my way, or I might miss my big break. Whether you're a full blown entrepreneur, or still working a corporate job while you transition, there are huge lessons I learned from this mindset. I'll share a few of them here, as well as some sage advice on what might work for you if you struggle in this area. Stopping the Lies = Knowing the Truth I know it’s not enough to just tell you what theselies are. You need to know how to flip them around with truth! Once you have the truth, thoselies can't hold you back anymore, and you can really start building momentum in you...

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