#424: 4 Unsexy Skills That Have Made Me A Better Entrepreneur & Leader

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This is a podcast episode titled, #424: 4 Unsexy Skills That Have Made Me A Better Entrepreneur & Leader. The summary for this episode is: <h3><span style="font-weight: 400;">What I Practice Every Day For Swoon-Worthy Results</span></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">What? </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You thought entrepreneurship was all glistening social media posts and champagne toasts?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Juuuust kidding.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you’ve started a business – full time or on the side – you KNOW there are plenty of unglamorous moments.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But in this episode, I’m sharing</span> <strong>four very specific skills</strong> <span style="font-weight: 400;">that you probably wouldn’t list on a Bumble profile…but that will definitely make you a</span> <strong>more effective and successful entrepreneur and leader. </strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Promise.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Things like the ability to leverage. Or being a proactive planner. Or how I’ve learned to be an effective communicator in my business (and what that’s looked like in different situations.) </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sneak away for a few minutes, dive into this shortie episode, and steal the four unsexy business-making traits that I’ve developed inside my business (so you can build them into yours!)</span></p> <p>Here’s a glance at this episode...</p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">[03:35] 1.</span> <strong>Effective communication skills</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">. In the past, I've shielded myself from negative conversations. I use the</span> <em><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Radical Candor</span></em> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">method to communicate when something goes wrong.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">[06:47] 2.</span> <strong>Your ability to leverage</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">. When you leverage you still have a pulse on the project, you're just not doing everything. This is choosing who you want to collaborate with and letting them own it, but they're still doing regular check-ins with you.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">[09:37] 3.</span> <strong>Be willing to admit when you are wrong</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">. If something's not working in your business, look inward and ask how I can change my communication style or whatever is causing the problem.</span></li> <li>[11:42] 4. <strong>You have to be a proactive planner</strong>. A proactive planner is looking ahead six months or a year. How can you scale or improve the business in the next three years? Check out EOS.</li> </ul> <h3>Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts</h3> <p>"I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy." <-- If that sounds like you, <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545?mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">please consider rating and reviewing my show</a>! This helps me support more people -- just like you -- move toward the online life and business that they desire. <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545?mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Click here</a>, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!</p> <p>Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545?mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Follow now!</a></p>

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What I Practice Every Day For Swoon-Worthy Results

What? 

You thought entrepreneurship was all glistening social media posts and champagne toasts?

Juuuust kidding.

If you’ve started a business – full time or on the side – you KNOW there are plenty of unglamorous moments.

But in this episode, I’m sharing four very specific skills that you probably wouldn’t list on a Bumble profile…but that will definitely make you a more effective and successful entrepreneur and leader. 

Promise.

Things like the ability to leverage. Or being a proactive planner. Or how I’ve learned to be an effective communicator in my business (and what that’s looked like in different situations.) 

Sneak away for a few minutes, dive into this shortie episode, and steal the four unsexy business-making traits that I’ve developed inside my business (so you can build them into yours!)

Here’s a glance at this episode...

  • [03:35] 1. Effective communication skills. In the past, I've shielded myself from negative conversations. I use the Radical Candor method to communicate when something goes wrong.
  • [06:47] 2. Your ability to leverage. When you leverage you still have a pulse on the project, you're just not doing everything. This is choosing who you want to collaborate with and letting them own it, but they're still doing regular check-ins with you.
  • [09:37] 3. Be willing to admit when you are wrong. If something's not working in your business, look inward and ask how I can change my communication style or whatever is causing the problem.
  • [11:42] 4. You have to be a proactive planner. A proactive planner is looking ahead six months or a year. How can you scale or improve the business in the next three years? Check out EOS.

Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts

"I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy." <-- If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people -- just like you -- move toward the online life and business that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!