#484: Hindsight is 20/20: 3 Things I Wish I Did When I First Started Out

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This is a podcast episode titled, #484: Hindsight is 20/20: 3 Things I Wish I Did When I First Started Out. The summary for this episode is: <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">I only wish someone would have told me these things 13 years ago</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you’re a human on planet Earth, then there have probably been a million times that you have said,</span> <strong>“If only I knew then</strong> <strong>what I know now,</strong> <strong>I would have</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">____________.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Yes, sweet friend.</span> <strong>Hindsight is 20/20</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">, and it’s always so much easier to analyze and evaluate situations when you’re looking back on them in the past, than when you’re in the present moment. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s</span> <em><span style= "font-weight: 400;">also</span></em> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">easy to look back and</span> <strong>blame yourself for any “mistakes”</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">that you made, but the thing is, you were making the best decision you could based on the limited knowledge you had at the time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I mean, let’s be real --</span> <strong>I think we</strong> <strong><em>all</em></strong> <strong>thought that overplucking our eyebrows in the early 2000s was a great idea</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">, but here we are in 2022 spending a small fortune on trying to get those big, beautiful brows back that we once had. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">All jokes aside, in this episode I’m sharing</span> <strong>the</strong> <strong>three biggest things I wish I would have known early on</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">-- things that would have given me a ton of momentum in my business and that would have made an impact on what it looks like today. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I’m also going to share a couple of things I</span> <em><span style= "font-weight: 400;">did</span></em> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">do that really</span> <strong>moved the needle</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Things that I hope you consider doing, too.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As you know, it’s my goal to share my own experiences with you -- both good and bad -- so you can learn from them and</span> <strong>create the digital business of your dream</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">s. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">So if you’re ready, pop in those earbuds and tune in!</span></p> <p>Here’s a glance at this episode...</p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">[05:40] Create regular and consistent content. I struggled and procrastinated with writing blog posts. I didn't hone in on my content system until I started my podcast in 2013. My profits tripled once I started producing regular content. </span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">[09:01] I wish I would have made a quick cash injection while I was formulating and working on my long-term revenue goals. Digital courses were my long game. I should have had a simple offer on the table while building up to my course. </span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">[11:53] I wish I wouldn't have said YES to everything. I needed to push myself, but I really needed to be more discerning from the get-go. Focus on what makes sense to you, your business, and your long-term goals.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">[16:32] Early on, I followed a step-by-step framework. For me, that was Marie Forleo's B-School. Digital Course Academy is also a step-by-step framework.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">[17:57] Surround yourself with a community of like-minded entrepreneurs. I surround myself with a great peer group through a mastermind.</span></li> </ul> <h5>Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts</h5> <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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I only wish someone would have told me these things 13 years ago

If you’re a human on planet Earth, then there have probably been a million times that you have said, “If only I knew then what I know now, I would have ____________.”

Yes, sweet friend. Hindsight is 20/20, and it’s always so much easier to analyze and evaluate situations when you’re looking back on them in the past, than when you’re in the present moment. 

It’s also easy to look back and blame yourself for any “mistakes” that you made, but the thing is, you were making the best decision you could based on the limited knowledge you had at the time. 

I mean, let’s be real -- I think we all thought that overplucking our eyebrows in the early 2000s was a great idea, but here we are in 2022 spending a small fortune on trying to get those big, beautiful brows back that we once had. 

All jokes aside, in this episode I’m sharing the three biggest things I wish I would have known early on -- things that would have given me a ton of momentum in my business and that would have made an impact on what it looks like today. 

I’m also going to share a couple of things I did do that really moved the needle. Things that I hope you consider doing, too.

As you know, it’s my goal to share my own experiences with you -- both good and bad -- so you can learn from them and create the digital business of your dreams. 

So if you’re ready, pop in those earbuds and tune in!

Here’s a glance at this episode...

  • [05:40] Create regular and consistent content. I struggled and procrastinated with writing blog posts. I didn't hone in on my content system until I started my podcast in 2013. My profits tripled once I started producing regular content. 
  • [09:01] I wish I would have made a quick cash injection while I was formulating and working on my long-term revenue goals. Digital courses were my long game. I should have had a simple offer on the table while building up to my course. 
  • [11:53] I wish I wouldn't have said YES to everything. I needed to push myself, but I really needed to be more discerning from the get-go. Focus on what makes sense to you, your business, and your long-term goals.
  • [16:32] Early on, I followed a step-by-step framework. For me, that was Marie Forleo's B-School. Digital Course Academy is also a step-by-step framework.
  • [17:57] Surround yourself with a community of like-minded entrepreneurs. I surround myself with a great peer group through a mastermind.
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!