More Visibility – More Customers – More Profits
You’ve been hearing that from me quite a bit lately.
I teach you how to get more visibility, and how that visibility leads to more sales.
But there’s a side to visibility that no one talks about, and that’s the push back you may get from your friends, family, maybe even your existing clients!
I’ve been hearing it from my students a lot lately. “I mentioned this to a few friends and they’re concerned about the negative effects this might have on my reputation” or “I got a call from someone on the board who thinks that I can’t associate my business with this program I conceived, started, developed, ran, and executed successfully”
Here’s the thing. As your business grows, you’re going to start to outgrow some of those relationships. I’m not saying you have to ditch your friends and family, not at all! But at some point, when your influence grows, when your visibility grows, they’re not going to understand what you’re doing and why.
And it sucks! For some of my clients, it’s a huge win when they overcome their OWN insecurities about putting their business out there. When they start hearing negativity from people they care about, they want to crawl back in their cave.
What would have happened if Oprah did that? Do you think her childhood friends and family were comfortable with her growing visibility? I’d venture a guess NO. But she had a dream. A plan. A mission. She’s the gold standard we need to look towards. She didn’t waver, and she’s helped millions and millions of people.
How many people can you help from that cave of yours?
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It’s going to happen. It happens to me. It happens to every single one of my entrepreneurial friends. The more successful we get, the more negativity gets flung our way.
Ignore it. Focus on the good. Focus on the people you’re helping. Focus on YOUR dream. And stand in your power damn it! Hang around with other people with dreams as big as yours. Of course you can still spend time with your friends and family, be grateful for their concern, and file it away quickly.
Comment below and tell me YOUR story. What kinds of crazy things did you see and hear as your influence grew? There’s comfort in knowing we’re all in this together. And we are. I’M on your side, I’m your biggest cheerleader. Hang with me HERE in my Facebook group and lets get bigger than the noise around us.
Here’s to your business successes!
“History shows us that people who end up changing the world are always foolish, UNTIL they are right, and, then they are geniuses!!!!!”
“A Lion NEVER loses sleep over the opinions of Sheep”
“Never let someones opinion of you become your reality”
and my FAVORITE on this:
“….The GREATEST motivational speech you will EVER hear, will come from the person who tells you you can’t do something”
Love your stuff!!!
Love these Ben!
This is a huge issue particularly for those of us who want approval and acceptance. There is a conflict with wanting acceptance from our “tribe” but still having a burning desire to spread our unique messages. I’ve noticed that those people who do not have any interest in personal growth will be the most unaccepting and critical. I’ve learned not to seek approval from those that are not “coachable.” Also, it helps to be in the right environment. Certain geographical areas are nurturing and receptive to new ideas and to thought leaders. Other geographical areas respond in the opposite manner. Thank you for bringing this important issue to light!