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[00:00:00] Viv: Do you want consistent revenue in your business every single month? If your answer is yes, and you are ready to hop off the inconsistency rollercoaster and become fully booked with one-to-one high ticket clients, I’m talking like a thousand pounds or dollars plus. And you even want to get to the point of having a wait list, but you don’t wanna do it working crazy hours.

[00:00:24] Viv: If you are saying, yes, yes, yes babe, this is what I want. Then my client accelerator framework gives you the exact structure I use myself and that I use with my clients to get them to be fully booked with one-to-one high-ticket clients in under 12 months, and not just get fully booked, but stay fully booked because that’s what we want.

[00:00:46] Viv: In order to have consistent revenue. If you are ready to take action and get fully booked, get consistent revenue, download the framework now. You can get your hands on it at viv [00:01:00] That’s ViiV guy V I V G U Hello. Today I wanted to come on and share a story about my little dog, Benji growing up, and the story of the 10 shits.

[00:01:19] Viv: Yes, the 10 shits. That is the story I am going to be sharing with you today. And yes, there is a point and a purpose to this story.

[00:01:34] Viv: You are listening to marketing Without Social Media with me, Viv Guy, the podcast for people who want more clarity, connections, and cash in their business. I’ll be sharing with you proven techniques from leading entrepreneurs, nerve and experts from across the globe to help you to market without social media.

[00:01:55] Viv: And to grow your business in a way that actually feels good to you.[00:02:00]

[00:02:07] Viv: Now, let’s go back many, many, many years to the age of me being eight years old. Now at eight years old, I really wanted a dog. Big. Gotta remember right? I was afraid of dogs when I was tiny, like in a, a push chair. Um, two big labs who were very friendly but puppies, um, decided to bounce around me and sent my pram heading into what we call the local tar, a big body of water.

[00:02:36] Viv: I think that is actually the definition of aan anyway, so I’d had a bit of a fear of dogs, but I wanted a dog. It was a really weird kind of situation. I think my kids are pretty, pretty similar actually. We had a dog died, uh, a few years ago. Um, and. Love dogs, but a big dog jumped up at my youngest and she’s a little bit, she loves dogs, but is a bit wary and frightened.

[00:02:55] Viv: Same story. I digress. Anyway, so I wanted a dog and my mom worked with [00:03:00] someone and the Yorkshire Terrier. Bear in mind, I’m a Yorkshire, had to had a. Poppies. So we got this tiny Yorkshire, Terri and I re like, remember when we all went to pick him up and he was literally the size of a hand, like an adult’s hand.

[00:03:17] Viv: He was so tiny. So we brought him home. And we had to name this dog. Um, I remember me and my, my two sisters and my parents, we all decided we would vote and we put our guesses for names in a hat. Um, it’s so on a slip of paper now, you gotta remember my younger sister was like a. Three or four at the time.

[00:03:38] Viv: I don’t even, right. So obviously somebody wrote it down for her. Her name that she wanted was to call the dog John. Um, myself, and I think my big sister both wanted to call the dog Benji after a heroic dog from some TV show or movie or something way back when in the eighties. And, um, my mom, my mom wanted to call the dog [00:04:00] Butch so that if she shouted to come here, butch people might be terrified that a, a butch dog was.

[00:04:05] Viv: Gonna arrive. Um, I actually thought it was hilarious, like, looking back now. Um, and my dad be my dad. If you ever, maybe I’ll get my dad on the podcast one day cuz he is, he is a very funny man. Um, wanted to call the dog sod so that he should, he could shout. Come here your little sod cuz he was a small dog.

[00:04:23] Viv: Um, anyway, obviously sod Butch and John didn’t make it, and didn’t make the cuts so. The dog was named Benji, our family pet for 17 years. Um, and he was a lovely dog. He loved us. He didn’t like anyone in work boots. He didn’t like runners. He was a yappy, typical small dog. Um, but here’s the story. Benji, when he, when he was still sort of in those pop years, uh, years, well, yes, years up to like age two, but when he was in that sort of pop first year, um, was a little.[00:05:00]

[00:05:00] Viv: Naughty, and we didn’t realize this, so we thought and had house trained him. However, we had a very big house back then, a, a Victorian house. So we had a big dining room. And our dining room had a big dining table, but it also had like a, I suppose you’d cook more of a family room now. It had a, so for, it had like a TV corner.

[00:05:19] Viv: Um, and then we had the formal lounge at the front, which was where like when. Grandparents or church people visited, that’s where everyone went and sat. Um, so yeah, in our family room, um, there was a TV in the corner, I think back to the eighties. Big old TVs, you know, not flat screens. And it sat on a blyth that kind of fit into the corner.

[00:05:41] Viv: So it sat on there. It was kind of quite low to the ground, but maybe a foot. Off the ground. And um, so we, we’d watch TV in there. We would eat dinner there, and then they started to become this smell and we could all smell. Like dog shit is what we could smell. And so we [00:06:00] searched like behind the sofa, uh, uh, just everywhere we could think within that room, you know, checking socks.

[00:06:07] Viv: And this went on for, I’m gonna say like a good week where we could smell it. We couldn’t find it. We just didn’t know where the smell was coming from, but you know, there was a smell and they were like, we, we ju it baffled us all. We, we felt like we’d search everywhere underneath the sofa. Had moved the sofa until, I don’t know why someone said, Like has anyone checked under the TV like table unit?

[00:06:32] Viv: Are you nailing it with clients one month and then struggling the next? It absolutely makes planning for anything super tough. Nevermind saving for the. Family holiday, you love to book. It makes having monthly financial goals, uh, nevermind. Yearly really tough because let’s face it, you don’t know how you can create more consistency.

[00:06:56] Viv: Okay? And on top of all of that, you get that negative [00:07:00] trippy mindset stuff coming up, right? You’re wondering why this is happening to you? Is it just you? Why can’t you nail it? Ah, And your usual ad hoc posting on social media, and the word of mouth is just not getting results like it used to. So you keep adding new strategies, desperately trying to find the one that works.

[00:07:22] Viv: Dancing on TikTok, trying YouTube, maybe even giving Pinterest to go. If this all sounds a bit too familiar and you run an online business and are ready to finally. Hop off the inconsistency rollercoaster and become fully booked with high ticket. Yes. Think over a thousand pounds, a thousand dollars one-to-one clients to the point that you have a waiting list in just 20 hours a week.

[00:07:48] Viv: If the answer to this is yes, then I want you to book in a 15 minute client accelerator game plan call with me. What we’re gonna do in this call is identify the three key actions to focus on to get you [00:08:00] to consistent monthly income. And if you decide, heck Viv, I really want your help implementing this in my business, then what we’ll do is we will book in a deeper dive call to really map out how we will do that for your business.

[00:08:16] Viv: And then at that point you can decide and we both decide whether we want to work together. To book your call, simply go to viv plan. That’s one word, game plan, viv plan. I cannot wait to speak to you soon and no one thought he could. It. It probably wasn’t even a foot for the ground because you know.

[00:08:40] Viv: He was a small dog, but it still seemed like it was, it just seemed like a small space for him to be going under. You know, it was, there was plenty of space under there, but it wasn’t very tall. It wasn’t very high off the ground. And lo and behold, Benji had been going under there two shit. There was not one shit.

[00:08:57] Viv: There were multiple dried dog, dog [00:09:00] poops and I mean, yes, they’re not big cuz they’re, or cherry size, but still they were pungent and smelt. I mean, I don’t know how he managed to actually bit graphic here, squat to poop under there. But he did. So there is the story of the mystery was eventually solved. Um, cuz someone I don’t know who had said, let’s, you know, maybe, maybe it’s coming from under here.

[00:09:21] Viv: Um, let’s get a flashlight, let’s get a torch and have a look under here. So we found, we solved eventually the mystery of the 10 shs. Okay. Or the poop. Okay, now, I said there was a point to this, this episode, this story. Now, just like with our businesses, sometimes we know there’s a problem. Sometimes we can sniff out and smell that there is a problem, but we cannot find the root cause of that problem.

[00:09:49] Viv: We cannot find like where this problem is so we can uncover it and deal with it. And that’s what I wanted to talk about because. It is something I see time [00:10:00] and time again in business that people, they know there’s a problem. They continue to let this problem go on and we don’t take action. I’ve done it myself.

[00:10:10] Viv: My peers have done it. We’ve all done it. And if you are in that position going, I know there’s a problem, but I don’t know what that problem is. Then I just wanna put this invitation out there to you, because sometimes you can, you know, you can’t see the wood for the trees. You are so close in your business.

[00:10:27] Viv: Even if you are, you know, creating your, your KPIs as I recommend, you know, you’re reflecting every month on the data, like, what’s going on, what is it telling us? Sometimes you. You know, even with all that, you can get to the point of going, I just don’t know. Like, what, what am I not seeing? I’m doing all the things I should be doing, and I’m still not getting the results.

[00:10:47] Viv: What am I missing? Like where, where is the problem? I can smell is a problem, I just can’t find the, the problem. Um, and what’s going on. If this is you, then I just wanted to say, You can [00:11:00] book in a 15 minute game plan. Call with me, you get my eyes on your business, okay? For 15 minutes. Okay? Free of charge.

[00:11:08] Viv: Free of charge. So many people say it’s free of charge and that is for me to give my, get my eyes on your business and I’m gonna give you the three key actions, the three like top level actions that you need to focus on in your business to move the needle. Now I’m not going into the house. Okay in this call, cause it’s only 15 minutes, but you get my eyes to really help you kind of shine the spotlight on and, and, and dig out, you know, where is the smell coming from, where is the problem, so we can deal with that.

[00:11:37] Viv: If I think I can help you at the end of that call, what we’ll do is we’ll book in a. A deeper dive call where I’m gonna show you the how, like, how I can help you, what that would look like. We’re gonna create your customized rose roadmap map of the actions, then the steps you need to take to get to where you want to go.

[00:11:52] Viv: Again, free of charge. And why do I do it Free of charge? Because at the end of these calls, what happens is some people say, my God, Viv, I really want your help [00:12:00] implementing this. There’s no two ways about it. I, I’m in, I’m absolutely sold on what you do. Um, book me in. There are other people. Go. That was awesome.

[00:12:08] Viv: I’m gonna go away and do that on my own. And if either one of those of you, that is totally cool. So that’s, that’s what those calls are. And as I said, it’s so, so valuable. I myself, you know, hire coaches, I invest in coaches all the time because there is always something that, you know, no matter how far you get on in your business, there is always something, there’s always something you can’t see.

[00:12:32] Viv: And you need that outside perspective, that helicopter view, that other person to help you spot what’s going on, to help you see what you are not seeing, and that’s what’s going to help you move forward in your business. Really investing in taking the time to, to look at what’s going on to. To seek out that smell and do something about it.

[00:12:51] Viv: So if that is you, then a call, get it done. The links in the show notes, if you are, um, watching, if you’re listening on the [00:13:00] podcast or if you’re on email, the link is gonna be in the email here. So check that out. And I will catch up with you soon. So there you have it, folks. I hope you’ve enjoyed this episode of Marketing Without Social Media Today and feel inspired to take action in your business, whatever that looks like for you.

[00:13:21] Viv: And as always, thank you. Thank you. Thank you for tuning into another episode of this podcast, and if you haven’t done so already, please do subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss an episode. Speak to you soon.

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It might be under your nose!

How to figure out what’s missing in your marketing

Show Notes

This is a flashback episode to the 80’s and my childhood.

Sometimes we can miss things that are right under our noses. We can smell that there’s something wrong, but we just can’t fathom out what and where.

It’s something I see time and time again in business. We know there’s a problem, but we either can’t figure it out of continue to let this problem go on and don’t take action. 

I’ve done it myself, my peers have done it, we’ve all done it and if you’re in that position then this episode is for you!

I’m sharing the lessons from the story of the 10 shits that can teach us all something valuable in our business.

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