The Product Creation Hunchback: My Default Halloween Costume
Ay chihuahua! It’s been a couple of weeks since making a blog post! I’ve been busy in the “Product Creation Lab” creating a new course called Social Marketing Blueprint… Jeff & I are so excited about the course and the launch… Last night members got access to their new Member’s Area to rave reviews. But, I have to tell you… Although this is one of the most exciting and fulfilling projects I’ve embarked upon, especially since I know we’ll be helping a lot of amazing people get their websites found… it’s been a lot of W.O.R.K.
I’m never shy to get in and get dirty and work hard. One of the things my family blessed me (a 1st generation American in this case) with is a huge “get-it-done-no-matter-what-MacGyver” work ethic… and I LOVE challenges.
This Halloween, I’ve decided I have no choice but to “dress up” as the Product Creation Hunchback…
|Usually I go as a witch or a devil or something where I can still be girly, but this year my back has let me know that I MUST be a hunchback from bending over the computer for 14 hour days creating this curriculum! And on the preview call with Alex Mandossian, one of my mentors I greatly respect, I got this wonderful comment…
Can you say cool & humbling at the same time…? And although I have a fabulous team surrounding me, Jeff Herring my SMB partner, Tracy Shiflett the head VA extraordinaire, Irene Hachar, Luz Castillo & Kimberly from FIC printing who did a fantastic job with the Diamond Deadline Online Success Planners…
Whoever tells you that success is instant and effortless is just dead wrong.
While it’s true that success can be easier by leveraging the tools of the Internet and now Social Marketing, I don’t believe anyone who creates long term success has done it without W.O.R.K.
W = Willingness to do Whatever it takes.
O = Overcoming your own intertia AND Overcoming the pebbles that will get in the way
R = Reasons why you want to create this (Add value to others, to yourself, your family, creating a legacy… what is your compelling Reason Why?)
K = Kindness to yourself & others when things done work out “perfectly”… one of my biggest mottos I remind myself about over and over and over again… It’s all about “Progress & not about Perfection” Cut yourself a break and do the absolute best you can and be kind when it isn’t exactly as you imagined.
Well after midnight last night, when I crawled into bed… I finished reading Gary Vaynerchuck’s book Crush It! and my biggest takeaway is that when you combine passion with hustle… you don’t even notice when you turn into a Hunchback because you are having so much darn fun, so appreciative of all the new students, so excited to create a fabulous commmunity with them…
And Jeff & I will be starting a video blog show about Online Biz Meets Real Life with free tips, inspiration and showing the “hustle behind the scenes”. I’ve never been happier and felt more fulfilled… even if I do look like an Igor…
As always, I’d love to hear from you and share what you’ll be dressing as for Halloween!