Business of VO: Challenge Check-In

Our 30 Day BOSS Challenge is now two weeks in. Are you staying committed to your daily task(s) that will move your business and/or your life forward? Anne committed to working daily on her blog and is staying on track! Pamela committed to doing daily livestreams on Facebook and is crushing it! Both discuss the challenges and victories of their efforts so far. Has it been easy? Nope. But they’re still doing it. This check-in episode will help keep you motivated and accountable #LIKEABOSS. You can do it!




Takeaways

Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:

  1. You have to physically and mentally prepare before a consistency challenge

  2. Write down your goals

  3. Track your daily progress – use an app, or physical paper, just make sure you track!

  4. Time management is key to fulfilling your goals

  5. Schedule your time to work on your goals

  6. Don’t let social media distract you from meeting your goals

  7. When you’re aware of how your time is being used, you can make positive changes

  8. Accountability can be a scary thing, but a good scary thing!

  9. Done is better than perfect – don’t get paralyzed

  10. You may need to take training to build your confidence to meet your goals

  11. Taking a challenge keeps you from pushing off your goals

  12. Even if you don’t each your goal, you will learn lessons about how to improve your business

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Referenced in this Episode

Direct links to things we brought up ++

  1. Goal Streak App

  2. Rick MacIvor Telegenic

  3. Learn more about money blocks

  4. Recorded on ipDTL

  5. Badass editing by Noah at Carl Bahner Audio

Full Episode Transcript

>> It’s time to take your business to the next level, the BOSS level! These are the premier business owner strategies and successes being utilized by the industry’s top talent today. Rock your business like a BOSS, a VO BOSS. Now let’s welcome your host Anne Ganguzza.

Anne: Hey BOSSes. Welcome to the VO BOSS podcast. I’m your host Anne Ganguzza, along with my special guest cohost, the plosive free Pamela Muldoon. Or maybe she’s plosive free, but I’m not.

Pamela: Right. [laughs]

Anne: Anyways.

Pamela: We try to both be plosive free. Say that fast three times, folks.

Anne: I can’t, I just can’t.

Pamela: There’s your tongue twister to warm up your, warm up your lips for the day.

Anne: Plosive – every time I say plosive, every time I turn my head because it’s just like an automatic kind of thing that I do.

Pamela: Right, because you don’t want to –

Anne: I don’t want a plosive. Plosive free Pamela Muldoon. Anyways, Pamela, how are you?

Pamela: I’m plosive free, so I’m doing great.

[both laugh]

Pamela: I’m fantastic.

Anne: Speaking of, speaking of plosive free – no, actually speaking of, you know what, it’s the middle of our 30-day challenge. Hello! Yeah.

Pamela: Oh my goodness.

Anne: I thought we should check in with one another and also kind of check in with the BOSSes out there, because we had a pretty nice response to our 30-day challenge. For those BOSSes that are tuning in just now, we actually created a 30-day challenge to do something consistently, right, for 30 days that will grow your business. So we kind of get a shout-out in one of our last episodes for people to join us in the 30-day challenge, and we had a really nice response. And people signed, they signed contracts and everything.

Pamela: That’s so fantastic.

Anne: So guys, we’re going to check up on you, just so you know. If you haven’t heard from us by now, just like any good accountability buddy or coach, we’re going to check in on you to see how you’re doing. And I’m going to ask Pamela how is she doing? First of all what was your 30-day commitment, and how are you doing on it?

Pamela: Okay, so I chose something that pushes me out of my comfort zone, and I literally felt like sick before [laughs] I started this when I realized “oh my goodness, what did I do?” I chose – I was going to livestream for 30 days consistently on social media. Yeah, that’s my choice. I’m telling you, after we made that decision way back in August, sometimes a little panic and a little anxiety is a motivator. Fear is definitely a motivator. And yeah, so I think we’re going to talk a little bit about some of the things we knew we had to mentally and physically prepare for, for our consistency challenge as well.

Anne: Absolutely. Well, I’ll tell you –

Pamela: It’s a big one.

Anne: — my consistency challenge was, it was one of those things that I had started off, I did really well with, and then it just fell by the wayside. That was to do 30 days of spending 30 minutes each day on my blog, because I had fallen behind in getting that out, and it was giving me good results. So I’m going to just say, it was much harder than I thought. Right, in my head, the commitment was yeah, I can do that. But the actual doing it, and I’m actually proud of myself for doing it. I literally had to get up earlier to do it. Right? I couldn’t figure out where else I could fit it during my day, so I decided to get up earlier. What’s really amazing about that is that, I’m only a little bit into it, but getting up earlier every day has actually made me more productive. But it’s still hard making sure that that’s the first thing I do. That’s why, what I did to make sure that I was staying on track with it, plus I had to be accountable to all of you guys and to you, Pamela, and that’s a scary thing, I’m just saying. [laughs]

Pamela: It really is, but it’s a good scary thing, right? I think what’s important here is we chose something that we knew we really wanted to accomplish for our businesses, for growth or whatever bigger goals we might have, and this was kind of, for me, the kick in the pants to like, “okay, come on, really? Get over yourself, just do it.” We’ll think something, many of us – I tend to sometimes get paralyzed by the thought of doing something, and we all understand this idea done is better than perfect. But when you’re a type A, and you put yourself there, you want it to be perfect, right? [laughs]

Anne: Absolutely.

Pamela: Perfectionism paralysis, you know, those kinds of – plosive, there we go. [laughs]

Anne: I’ll tell you what. I want to first of all congratulate everyone who took us up on this challenge.

Pamela: Yes.

Anne: Because you have to be brave. Like this is a brave move. I’m just kind of looking through some of these contracts that have come into us. For example we have one person – and we’ll be contacting you guys by the way to get your final, you know, what happened during the 30 days, how did it go for you, but just to give you an idea of some things that people are saying they want to do. We have one boss that’s out there in South Africa that has said they’ll contact at least one South African industry professional per day, which I think is awesome.

Pamela: Excellent.

Anne: Let’s see, another one is going to be reaching out to at least four broadcast affiliates per day. That’s another one. Let’s see. Intentional marketing and VO study every day. I like that one. The next one – she wrote all over [laughs] “Thanks for giving us the kick in the behind that we need.” Content creation and website update one hour per day minimum. We’ve got another one here that’s going to do Peloton, yeah, and marketing. See I should have done an exercise thing along with mine. But yeah, Peloton and marketing, of course, I think that’s a great challenge. I’ve got another one, basically marketing. I would have liked to have seen a little more specificity rather than just marketing, but I’ll take that, as long as there’s accountability of what did you do during a marketing? Maybe there was no marketing that was happening before. If there was going to be an hour a day that was spent for marketing, cool, track that, I would say. Write it down. And I think that that that will really help you to secure it.

Pamela: I think that’s really important, right, especially when you haven’t become quite as clear on the tactics of marketing, for example, and how can you track or be able to look back at seven days, 14 days and then 30 days, did I do that every day?

Anne: Right.

Pamela: And there are a couple of apps you can also download. I know I was using one for a while. [laughs] Listen to me. “There was a time.” You think I need this challenge, Anne? There was a time. I used this app called Goalstreak, all one word. And it’s –

Anne: Goalstreak? Is that S T R E A K?

Pamela: Yes, yes.

Anne: Okay.

Pamela: Yes. It allows you, you input your goal, then every day, you basically mark whether or not you did it, and then the calendar has this nice line that keeps going through it. Right? There’s something about the line continually growing that’s motivating.

Anne: Yes, always something about putting a line or crossing it off or, you know, scribbling – I actually like to do it on a piece of paper, but yeah, I get that.

Pamela: So having something like that, right? Now I chose livestreaming so I’ll have, when all is said and done, right, should have 30 videos [laughs] that are proof that I did this.