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How do I grow my business faster? What's the secret to success? How can design a business that serves me, not the other way around?

Your host, Steph Taylor, asked all of these questions right before she built a million-dollar online business from the ground up in just a few short years. But she made every mistake along the way.

Now, Steph's sharing the strategies she wishes she'd known when she was dreaming up her business plan from her corporate cubicle. The advice she wishes she'd had when she was juggling painful clients, answering client calls at 3 am and wondering if she would ever find financial freedom with her business.

If you ever feel like you're the only one who hasn't cracked the secret to success in your online business, this show is for you.

If you have big dreams but feel like you're not getting anywhere, this show is for you.

If you wish you could put your growth on 8x speed and skip straight to the good part, this show is for you.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, you can expect mindset advice, actionable marketing tips, and strategies to build a business that brings you more profit, more freedom and even more joy.

Prepare to walk away from every episode feeling inspired to take action. Because the secret sauce is Imperfect Action.

Imperfect Action Steph Taylor

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    • 4.9 • 347 Ratings

How do I grow my business faster? What's the secret to success? How can design a business that serves me, not the other way around?

Your host, Steph Taylor, asked all of these questions right before she built a million-dollar online business from the ground up in just a few short years. But she made every mistake along the way.

Now, Steph's sharing the strategies she wishes she'd known when she was dreaming up her business plan from her corporate cubicle. The advice she wishes she'd had when she was juggling painful clients, answering client calls at 3 am and wondering if she would ever find financial freedom with her business.

If you ever feel like you're the only one who hasn't cracked the secret to success in your online business, this show is for you.

If you have big dreams but feel like you're not getting anywhere, this show is for you.

If you wish you could put your growth on 8x speed and skip straight to the good part, this show is for you.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, you can expect mindset advice, actionable marketing tips, and strategies to build a business that brings you more profit, more freedom and even more joy.

Prepare to walk away from every episode feeling inspired to take action. Because the secret sauce is Imperfect Action.

    Struggling to stand out online? You're probably making one of these 9 mistakes

    Struggling to stand out online? You're probably making one of these 9 mistakes

    The online world is a noisy place these days—especially social media. You can't just follow, comment and hope anymore—those days are over. In today's episode, I'm sharing 9 of the most common mistakes business owners are making if they're struggling to stand out online—and you may be surprised!

    - Why trying to talk to and resonate with everyone will mean you'll end up talking to and resonating with no-one in particular.
    - Why really understanding your clients' own language around the problems they have, will better place you as the expert—not because of what you know, but because they'll see that you understand them.
    - The importance of having a crystal clear message with obvious "points of difference" to others in your industry.
    - How using consistency to grow your audience over time means showing up—even when you don't feel like it.
    - Why social media is no longer the "be all and end all" for reaching your audience and other options you can use instead.


    SHOW LINKS:
    - DM me "785" on Instagram (@stephtaylor.co) and I'll instantly send you the direct link for this episode "Strategies for identifying your niche (+ 5 red flags if you’re off course)"
    - DM me "783" on Instagram (@stephtaylor.co) and I'll instantly send you the direct link for this episode "7 key questions to master your messaging and attract your ideal client"

    - Get my Daily Biz Booster emails: https://stephtaylor.co/DBB
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    • 17 min
    My top 15 tips for running an online business

    My top 15 tips for running an online business

    Running an online business definitely has its ups and downs—and it can be hard to see what's going on when you're in the thick of it. So if you're going through a challenging moment (or week or month!) know that you're learning a lot right now, even if you don't see it until you're out the other side. In today's episode, I'm sharing 15 of the lessons I've learned in the last few years to help you through the tougher times.

    - Why diving into the "scary" zone can be so beneficial to your success and the value of learning from your failures.
    - Why selling is a non-negotiable element to every online business and understanding the difference between cash flow and profit.
    - The harsh reality that not everything is going to be a shiny, sparkly squirrel, which means getting comfortable with the boring tasks of running a business.
    - How embracing your fears and doubts *is* the path to success because expanding your comfort zone (over and over again!) breeds confidence.

    And so much more...


    SHOW LINKS:
    - DM me “OLSM” on Instagram (@stephtaylor.co) to find out more about “Offer Less, Sell More” or visit https://stephtaylor.co/offer-less-sell-more
    - DM me “magic” on Instagram (@stephtaylor.co) to join the Launch Magic waitlist or visit https://learn.stephtaylor.co/launch-magic-waitlist

    - Get my Daily Biz Booster emails: https://stephtaylor.co/DBB
    - 5 Simple Tweaks to Boost Your Launch Profits: https://stephtaylor.co/tweaks
    - Want me to spend a day working on your next launch? Book a VIP intensive: https://stephtaylor.co/vip
    - Get The A-Z Podcast Launch Plan: https://stephtaylor.co/plp-ig
    - Get a 30-day free trial of Kajabi: https://stephtaylor.co/kajabi

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    • 23 min
    Creating healthy boundaries during your course, group program or membership

    Creating healthy boundaries during your course, group program or membership

    We've all heard about boundaries and why we *should* implement them. But actually putting them into practice (in business and in everyday life!) is often easier said than done. In today's episode, I'm sharing 4 must-have boundaries for your online offers so that *you* can feel safe and comfortable in your business *and* your clients know what to expect.

    - How defining your boundaries in business (and daily life) teaches others how to interact with you.
    - Why understanding these 4 boundaries will help you to be proactive and consistent with your boundary-setting.
    - How creating boundaries for your clients differs between 1:1 and group programs.
    - Why clarifying your boundaries sets the foundation for for how, why and when your clients can contact you.
    - What to do when your clients disrespect your boundaries.

    SHOW LINKS:
    - Episode #499: Monica Yates on how to create boundaries in your business to protect your energy. DM me “499” on Instagram (@stephtaylor.co) for a direct link.
    - Get my Daily Biz Booster emails: https://stephtaylor.co/DBB
    - 5 Simple Tweaks to Boost Your Launch Profits: https://stephtaylor.co/tweaks
    - Want me to spend a day working on your next launch? Book a VIP intensive: https://stephtaylor.co/vip
    - Get The A-Z Podcast Launch Plan: https://stephtaylor.co/plp-ig
    - Get a 30-day free trial of Kajabi: https://stephtaylor.co/kajabi

    Let's be Instagram friends: https://instagram.com/stephtay...

    • 14 min
    5 questions to ask your audience so you can create targeted content that lands

    5 questions to ask your audience so you can create targeted content that lands

    When creating offers, content and messaging for your ideal client, you can get stuck using the "expert" language, rather than using language that resonates with them. It's easy to *think* you know what your audience needs from you, but actually *asking* them is much more effective (and eliminates the guess work!). In today's episode, I'm sharing the 5 questions I ask my audience so that I can create great, targeted content for them.

    - How researching your audience can give you so many ideas and why it's important to entice responses from them and then evaluate their answers.
    - How uncovering their problems highlights the disconnect in your messaging while also offering valuable content material.
    - The benefit of identifying the end game for your ideal client (and the hidden inspiration this can offer).
    - How drilling down the obstacles (real and imagined) will help you to see what's holding your audience back.


    SHOW LINKS:
    - Get my Daily Biz Booster emails: https://stephtaylor.co/DBB
    - 5 Simple Tweaks to Boost Your Launch Profits: https://stephtaylor.co/tweaks
    - Want me to spend a day working on your next launch? Book a VIP intensive: https://stephtaylor.co/vip
    - Get The A-Z Podcast Launch Plan: https://stephtaylor.co/plp-ig
    - Get a 30-day free trial of Kajabi: https://stephtaylor.co/kajabi

    Let's be Instagram friends: https://instagram.com/stephtay...

    • 15 min
    5 ways to simplify and streamline your online business

    5 ways to simplify and streamline your online business

    The biggest, most exhausting mistake I see online business owners making is this: Trying to do all the things, without any real idea of what they're trying to achieve. Remember, doing more does *not* mean you're being productive (especially if you're making things more difficult than they need to be!). In today's episode, I'm sharing 5 helpful ways you can simplify and streamline your business.

    - Why understanding where you're putting your time and energy is the first step to change.
    - How using today's tech, software, platforms and tools can make your life easier, not harder.
    - Why getting really clear on your marketing and sales processes will help you to streamline what you can to lighten your workload.
    - The importance of becoming really intentional about what you do *and* what you don't do.
    - How identifying the complications in your business that you don't love will help you to save a lot of time and energy.


    SHOW LINKS:
    - Get my Daily Biz Booster emails: https://stephtaylor.co/DBB
    - 5 Simple Tweaks to Boost Your Launch Profits: https://stephtaylor.co/tweaks
    - Want me to spend a day working on your next launch? Book a VIP intensive: https://stephtaylor.co/vip
    - Get The A-Z Podcast Launch Plan: https://stephtaylor.co/plp-ig
    - Get a 30-day free trial of Kajabi: https://stephtaylor.co/kajabi

    Let's be Instagram friends: https://instagram.com/stephtay...

    • 10 min
    How I use this podcast to spend less time on content creation

    How I use this podcast to spend less time on content creation

    Content creation is a tough gig. It's challenging to always be coming up with new content *and* to share this content consistently. But it doesn't have to be so hard. In today's episode, I'm sharing my top tips for streamlining content creation so you can repurpose your content across multiple platforms.

    - How identifying your favourite "hero" content medium is the best place to start.
    - Why mapping out your skeleton monthly schedule will help to streamline your workflow.
    - The strategies I use to help flesh out my content and stay focused on the yearly goals for my business.
    - How repurposing content across multiple mediums can save you so much time.

    SHOW LINKS:
    - DM me “magic” on Instagram (@stephtaylor.co) to join the Launch Magic waitlist or visit https://learn.stephtaylor.co/launch-magic-waitlist
    - Want to receive my bite-sized daily biz boosters? DM “DBB” on Instagram (@stephtaylor.co) or visit https://stephtaylor.co/DBB to receive them into your inbox.

    - 5 Simple Tweaks to Boost Your Launch Profits: https://stephtaylor.co/tweaks
    - Want me to spend a day working on your next launch? Book a VIP intensive: https://stephtaylor.co/vip
    - Get The A-Z Podcast Launch Plan: https://stephtaylor.co/plp-ig
    - Get a 30-day free trial of Kajabi: https://stephtaylor.co/kajabi

    Let's be Instagram friends: https://instagram.com/stephtay...

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
347 Ratings

347 Ratings

AshCamCoaching ,

Actionable Goodness

I love how each of your episodes are so relatable, direct and actionable. Currently binging them across the long weekend ready to make some big changes in my business next week. Thank you for the inspiration!

Bbenge ,

She’s a clever girl

One of my favourite things to do every week is to listen to Steph Taylor’s Imperfect action. Just about every episode, I have to pause and write notes. Never disappoints.

Tim ozpagan ,

The ’perfect’ show for digital marketers

Wow, the episode with Ronsley Vaz was mind blowing. Thank you for this introduction Steph Taylor.

So many helpful ideas and guidance from an experienced entrepreneur and digital marketer. (Thank you for all the insights Steph.) Steph Taylor’s no nonsense show is something I eagerly devour, with each episode she offers uncommon sense to actionable steps. I’d offer 6 Stars if I could, but in 5 star universe “Imperfect Action” is a standout program.

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