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Ever wish you could skip over the understanding of your business finances? Does all the business nitty gritty feel like a Debbie Downer? Talking about money feels gross, you just want to create!
In this Podcast Feature with Beth Kirby of Raw Milk, we’re talking all things business and finance and how understanding your business finances can be easier than you think (and key to keep you creating longer!) Plus, I’m sharing updates on my social media free experiment and how to succeed with marketing sans the highlight reel and comparison game. It’s a good one!
In October of last year, a friend of mine sent me an old-school, text-style screenshot of an Instagram Post by LOCAL MILK.
Local Milk, with her 700k+ Instagram followers posted, about me?!
So you may be thinking, “Why didn’t you see the post Shanna?”
So as of October 2017, I was a good six months into my Social Media Free Experiment. I was OFF THE GRID, ya’ll. Literally! I was pretty disconnected from the world, and I’m not gonna lie, feeling pretty lonely! !
This little unexpected gift meant the world to me.
So I reached out to Beth and told her so.
Side Note: If there is someone you’d like to meet in the business world, here’s a personal service announcement: The days of “taking you to coffee” are probably few and far between. My friend Ashlyn talks about this really well in her post “How I Deal (And Don’t Deal) With Coffee Dates.” I know as much as I’d like to chat with new friends, my availability just isn’t there. The way I’ve had success in these situations is to show that person you actually follow their work, and you are actually a fan! And of course, be humble! I think those little tidbits played a huge part in getting Erin Loechner to speak at our 2018 Blueprint Summit! I literally cried when she said yes!
Okay, back to the story. Beth wrote back to my email within two hours! I couldn’t believe it! She said she’d been following me for a while (along with some other really kind words). A few email exchanges later, and we were grabbing coffee to seal our new business bestie bond.
Beth shared so much about the real behind the highlight reel with her own social media journey. Spoiler alert: She’s launching her own Instagram course! But not just your average “grow your followers, yada yada,” kind of course. She’s going beyond just building a following and sharing how to actually use that following to grow your business (and make money!). It may come as a surprise but, despite what the highlight reel wants you to believe, followers don’t always equal income!
Beth launched a new business podcast this year, Raw Milk, and I was so honored when she asked me to be a guest. Because A) It’s Beth! Total girl crush! And B) She has an all-star lineup already like Marte Marie Forsberg and Elizabeth Suzann, two women I have followed and admired for quite a while.
So let’s get to it!
This episode is super special to me because it’s the first time I’ve really shared about my social media free experiment, what I’ve learned, and how I’m going about marketing differently these days! It’s SOOOO good! (Don’t tell the others, but it’s possibly my favorite!) If that gets you curious, tune into Episode 10 Raw Milk Podcast: Business & Finance for Creative Entrepreneurs. We drop some pretty good content like:
As you heard me mention in this interview, I’ve been super convicted about the idea of sales and the common struggle we all have talking about money! That’s why I put together a new class and I’m so pumped about called, “The Art of the Sale | How to Perfect the Perfect Sales Process”.
"I have my cash flow plan beside me and I have been up sixty freaking percent this whole year simply by planning ahead for slow months and all the sudden the money is there. What! You are brilliant and I am so grateful for you and the way you love us and take care of our hearts and just are YOU! I sometimes feel like that 2nd grade kid who’s like, “Teacher! Look - I did my homework!”