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The Top 3 Metrics to Track for Coaches and Consultants
Last week, we covered the top 3 metrics to track for online sellers and anyone with an e-commerce business. If you missed it, go here.
This week is specifically for coaches and consultants. I've even created a Monthly Metrics Tracker excel document that you can download for free and start using today.
Grab it here: www.janehamill.com/3coaching
In this episode:
my THREE most important metrics to track as a coach and consultant
Why the PIA FACTOR (pain in the arse) has a prominent spot on my Monthly Tracker the exact metrics 3 other smart coaches use so you understand different coaches have different priorities why the metrics I track today are very different than what I tracked as a startup I even share what 3 other smart coaches told me are THEIR top tracking priorities.
Get the notes and the free "Monthly Metrics Tracker" download here:
Online Sellers: The 3 Most Important Metrics You Need to Track
This week, I hosted an amazing training for e-commerce entrepreneurs with Susan Bradley from the Social Sales Girls.
Susan explained the 3 most important metrics to track, what they really mean, and exactly where to find them.
So many online shop owners feel overwhelmed and confused by their Google Analytics (or Shopify analytics) but Susan breaks it down in a way that won't make your head hurt. :)
You can get the FULL training, including looking over Susan's shoulder as she explains EXACTLY where to find the right numbers in Google Analytics back on the blog at this link:
How I Plan to Double My Business in the Next 12 Months
Show Notes: janehamill.com/twelvemonths
I'm not a big fan of goal setting. I get too worried that I might fail and then I often just just fail in advance.
This year, I'm doing something different. I'm planning to DOUBLE my business by only focusing on PROCESS goals and routines, not financial metrics.
In today's podcast I'm going to share how I plan to double my business by focusing on THREE main marketing activities.
I then break those into quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily tasks.
I will also use this to set some shorter term goals in a 90-Day Goals plan.
This past week I did a soft launch of my new program, The Content Club. The members have 2 assignments this week - choose ONE Outrageous goal (vision, really) and complete the their 90-day goals.
I'll be right there with them using my process-driven goals and the exercise I explain in today's episode.
And even without attaching my plan to specific sales numbers, I truly believe it will result in DOUBLE the business I'm doing now.
I think this will help you.
Get the Show Notes:
3 Things That Need to Change in Your Business to Achieve Real Success
Big plans for the new year? START HERE…
Because really, if you ask yourself -- what will I do differently this year to achieve more success?
What comes to mind? What will you do?
I believe there are three things that need to happen to make real changes this year and achieve real business success.
Enjoy this episode and thanks for listening!
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How I Stopped Comparing Myself to Others and Went From $9K - $1M with Dave Moreno
I have an awesome guest today, my own business coach – yup, the coach gets coached.
Meet Dave Moreno.
Dave has an incredible story and he doesn’t hold back on the details. 4 years ago, Dave’s total annual revenue was $9,000. The next year it was $12,000. This year, he’ll clear over $1.1 million.
And GET THIS. That’s with $0 in ad spend!! WTF.
Dave Moreno is a certified coach from The Life Coach School (they recently gave him a shout out for reaching the 2 comma club).
He’s well versed in Brook Castillo’s The Model and when he combines that with his business background, I can tell you from first hand experience that it’s super effing helpful.
In this podcast episode, Dave and I talk about overthinking, comparing himself to others, the frustration of 2 years with barely any income (and 4 kids), discipline, routine, the decision he made that EXPLODED his business, and his simple 3 step process to reaching $1 million in sales.
What Makes a Successful Apparel Business with Mindy Martell from The Apparel Academy
How do you know if a startup apparel brand will succeed or not? You could ask Mindy Martell because she's help launch thousands of small apparel brands.
My guest today is Mindy Martell and she's the owner of an apparel factory in Minnesota and is the founder of The Apparel Academy, dedicated to educating people on starting their clothing line.
She has a ton of experience working in overseas factories, In fact, she tells me a heartbreaking story about working conditions in a factory in China.
Workers who lived on-site, wifi that's shut off at lunch so the employees cannot access it, incredibly low pay and long hours.
My jaw dropped as she revealed the true working conditions she witnessed. Mindy's experience was about 15 years ago and we can only hope things have changed since then.
We also discuss a ton of other topics from why Mindy started her own factory in the first place, how she chooses what products to manufacture in her factory, to why you should build a following before your product is even ready.
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She wants to help
I get the feeling Jane truly wants to help entrepreneurs and is not just in this for herself. She knows her stuff and I’ve been binge listening like crazy!Can’t wait for the next episode.
This is SO helpful for entrepreneurs who are makers or designers. So many great ideas and so encouraging. And if you’re an entrepreneur you know you need all the encouragement you can get!
🔥Stop Reading This and Start Listening to Jane!!!🔥
⭐️”Perfect Is Good, But Done Is Better” is THE Daily Affirmation all entrepreneurs should be chanting ⭐️
SHORT REVIEW: Jane Hamill is everything I never knew I needed to have a successful business. She's that voice you NEED in your head. Even though I've been in business for years, I have learned something insightful and valuable in every single one of her podcast episodes. They’re worth coming to and listening to again and again.
Get listening already! Your business will thank you.
LONG AF REVIEW: Jane Hamill is like Yoda meets Mickey (Rocky's manager, not the mouse). She's wise, tells it like it is, and is your biggest cheerleader. Doesn't matter if she'll never know you, you just KNOW she wants you and your business to be the best ever.
I've had a struggling business going on 6+ years, feeling like there's no reason I shouldn't be successful and being so depressed and frustrated seeing other friends be CRAZY sucessfull with their own small businesses. As someone who loved being a student, and considers themselves great as a second-in-command but never the boss (i.e. someone who likes assignments, responsiblity, and being told what to do), it never once occured to me how invaluable a Business Coach would be to me.
If you're that person that has always been great managing their time and being their own boss, my hat's off to you. But if you're like me, and trust me, most of you are, you need someone like Jane telling you what to do. If you're not in a position to be in her monthly coaching program, it's amazing and outright invaluable what you'll learn with her (free!) podcast. I wish I had started listening to Jane's podcast YEARS ago.