[0:00] Welcome to episode number 300 of the Amplify Your Awesome podcast. Today you’re going to learn Yong’s number one tip for building a business build around everything that makes you so awesome.
[0:55] The backstory to episode 300
[1:42] Who is Yong Pratt anyway???
[2:59] Why Yong wants you to stop the insanity and embrace easy
[3:28] The REAL reason this podcast is now celebrating its 300th episode
[4:17] Yong’s #1 Tip for building a business that stays true to the real you and allows all your awesome to shine through
[4:55] 4 practical examples of Yong taking action on her tip and the results she had
[7:11] How putting skin in the game may be necessary to employ Yong’s tips
[8:05] Stick around for the next episode, where you’ll meet Tracy Brinkmann who’s gone from hitting rock bottom and so much loss in his life to now helping other entrepreneurs be seen by focusing on what is between their ears.
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Yong Pratt 0:00
Welcome to episode number 300 of the Amplify Your Awesome™ podcast. Today you're going to learn my number one tip for building a business build around everything that makes you Oh, so awesome.
Have you ever felt like there is something missing in your business, something holding you back from the success you're seeking? If so, you are not alone. For nearly 20 years, that's exactly how I felt as a business owner. It wasn't until I discovered Human Design, that it all became clear. And it turns out that I was the missing piece in my own business. Join me on this journey of discovering the real me and hear stories from other business owners building businesses around all of their awesomeness. I'm Yong Pratt, and it's time my friend to Amplify Your Awesome™
300. It's hard to believe that this is already the 300th episode of the podcast. On one hand, I feel like it's taken a very long time to get here and a very circuitous journey to get here. On the other hand, I feel like it has just flown by.
I started podcasting way back in 2013. And this particular podcast has taken on many iterations, and has gone many different directions. And that is the one thing that I love most about podcasting, the ability to pivot to make changes to do new things in your business are so available to you on a podcast. And I couldn't be more excited for you to join me today for this 300th episode.
Now, if we haven't met yet, let me take a moment to introduce myself. I'm Yong Pratt, host of the Amplify Your Awesome™ podcast. And I'm honored to be called Dr. content by my students and my clients. Why? Because I'm that person that can help them cure what is ailing their content, whether they are new to content creation in their business, or they even been creating content for quite some time and have an abundance of it, and are now looking to find ways to leverage to maximize and especially to amplify that content, they call upon me. And I couldn't be more excited to help them do that. Because my mission in life is to help you look good. And the way that I do that is to help you put your best foot forward out in the world of business. By creating content that you can then repurpose and reuse so that you can stop working so hard on content creation. Because I see that happen all the time. So many people fall into the content creation hamster wheel, thinking they need to churn out content daily. And they just keep going and going and going. And it gets really exhausting.
So I'm here to stop the insanity, and help you to be really smart about the ways that you can share your content because it can be so much fun. It can be so easy. And I know that almost sounds like a dirty word in business. But easy doesn't mean it's lacking challenges. It just means you're able to create things more effortlessly because they're the right things. You're connecting with the right people. So that is what I do here at Amplify Your Awesome™.
Now I wanted to slide in here to episode number 300 because I just couldn't let it go by without celebrating and commemorating because all of you have been part of this very episode. Without you listening without you going up there to rate and review and subscribe to this podcast. Without you sending messages of what you've learned on the podcast and interacting with me on social media and getting me excited about bringing more content to you every week. This episode definitely would not have happened. So I thought on this episode, what I would do is give you my advice. My number one tip on building a business that stays true to the real you and helps you to amplify all your awesome. Are you ready for it?
Here is my number one tip, get help. If you're thinking, wait. If I just ask for help everything in my business will be hunky dory. Well, that's not quite the case. However, that is the first step. Now let me give you some practical examples of how I've used this in my business. Because every time I ask for help, it moves the needle in my business even during times when I didn't feel like the business was a reflection of the real me doing this one thing with still propel my business to another level. Are you ready for it?
Okay, so back when I ran a performing arts school, which I did for 17 years, I had a ton of students in the beginning. The business kind of exploded. I didn't really have a plan for it. I just kind of hopped in and did business because all I wanted to do was share my love of dance and my experiences traveling across the globe and performing with my local students because I wasn't able to find classes for me to take. So the next best thing logically was to teach others my passions. So that's what I did.
Because the business exploded so quickly, I was teaching a lot of classes 20 to 30 classes a week, and I was getting really exhausted. So the first place I had to stop and ask for help wise in the teaching of the classes. I had to go out there and find teachers that I felt were qualified to teach the students at the level that I wanted. Once I freed up some time and was able to teach less, I actually filled that time doing administrative tasks. So I was literally trading one task for another. So that didn't really move me forward. So I had to really take an assessment of what was going on and what I needed.
And then the next logical step for me at that time, was to hire somebody to help me administratively. And at first, it looked like this person coming to my house once a week to help me catch up on paperwork. To make phone calls. To make sure people were in the right classes, to answer questions, and just be sort of the eyes and ears of the business. And that was once a week, which evolved into a full time position.
Eventually, once we had kids, I really needed to ask for help with the kids. I'm fortunate that I live in the same town as my parents. So they were able to help me out with the kids when I needed it.
And then when it came to wanting to grow my business and do more, and to really build a business and not just have this hobby, which everyone thought it was, I kind of thought it was a hobby because that's what people told me, right? Oh, must be nice to play with kids all day, they would say and I would take offense to that. So I started really digging around trying to find ways that I could learn more about being a business owner, not just a tactician, not just someone who taught classes, but someone who actually ran a business. So again, I had to ask for help.
And that looked like hiring a mentor and investing in programs that can help you learn practical skills on how to build a real business. Now, I do have to say that when you are investing in your business in this capacity, it may require some financial commitment. Because you have skin in the game, you're more apt to do the things your mentors ask you, you're more apt to follow through. So that is my number one tip for building a business that stays true to the real you go out there and ask for help. Because once you do that, once you start asking for help, it becomes a habit, which is a great thing because when you're asking for help, and you're getting help in the places that you need, you now have time to go out there and truly, truly amplify everything that makes you awesome in your business.
Stick around for the next episode, where you'll meet Tracy Brinkmann who's gone from hitting rock bottom, and so much loss in his life to now helping other entrepreneurs be seen by focusing on what is between their ears.
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