BONUS EPISODE | Brush it Off, and Walk the F*** Away

How do you deal with conflict between yourself and clients, employees, or colleagues? In this bonus episode, I’m talking to talk to you about how to communicate boundaries with those that aren’t treating you well, and when it is time to walk the fuck away.

When you start dealing with more people in your business, you will run into more conflict. You’re a human dealing with humans. Maybe you are a difficult person to work with, but take a look at the people around you. Are you a larger business that works with a lot of independent contractors? Do you have a full team that you works with? Are you working with people that aren’t for you? If conflict is happening often, take a look at these areas.

When you are in conflict, and you’ve taken a look at those areas, get into clear communication quickly. Phone or in-person is the best form of communication in my opinion. Text or email is not as effective. Talking to someone in person, or over the phone has so much more impact.

When you are ready to approach the situation with the person you are in conflict with, follow these guidelines:

  • Be clear

  • Be professional

  • State the facts

  • Communicate the boundaries

  • Enforce those boundaries.

If you do those things, and it spirals out of control, meaning if the other person responds unprofessionally without clarity, it’s time to let it go. Brush off your shoulders and walk the f*** away!

Doing the work of clear communication with someone you are in conflict with is what it takes to be a badass boss. This is what separates the girls from the women.

Again I will say, communicate the boundaries and then ENFORCE the boundaries.

Remember this quote from the ever inspiring and powerful, Maya Angelou, “When people show you who they are, believe them.”

When you are in the constant reiteration of your boundaries with someone, walk away. Enough is enough. You should not have to work that hard to be in a relationship with another human being. We are badass bosses who are up to badass things and we do NOT have time to get down in the mud with people who aren’t

Here is a tool that you can take with you today:

  • One thing that I ask myself when I am in an emotional state with someone else who is treating me poorly is, “How will I feel in twelve months' time?” “How will I look back on this?” “Will I care?” Oftentimes, that takes me into a space of letting it go. 

  • Another question I ask myself is, “How can I reframe the narrative of this situation so that it feels more powerful to me?”

    • An example: When someone is being awful to me, I say to myself, “I am choosing to let go of something that doesn’t feel good to me.” Reframe the situation and create some language that supports you letting go and moving forward.


“Think of your emotional landscape as your resource that you have to direct towards profit-producing activities, growth mindset, joy, peace, and love. Anything that doesn’t fit into that realm, does not deserve your time an attention.” 

However, when you do start to spiral, call up your coach, or someone that knows you well, and say to them “Are these things true about me?” Analyze them out loud with a person who can coach you through it, and then move forward. If there is any feedback that is coming from a negative relationship, don’t do that work with that person. Take that work and carry it to someone safe, and in that safe space, analyze it. 

My coach told me this week, “It is enough of a reason to let someone go, if you just don’t think it’s working.” THAT IS ENOUGH! You do not need more of an explanation. You don’t even need to have a reason. If you feel like it’s not a fit, then its not a fit! It is very similar to dating. Would you spend time trying to prove that a romantic relationship is not working? No- you would end it!

Enough is enough, okay?

Take these tools, and practice them. Stand up for yourself and stand up for your emotional wellbeing. Enforce your boundaries.

And remember, I have your back.


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Meg Witt
Stepping Stones of the Sales Process

Hey there money makers! It’s Wednesday and we are back with another episode of Six Figs. This week I am talking all about the sales process. When do you follow up? How often do you follow up? How do you make sure you are not pressuring the person you are selling to? I talk about all of this, in Episode 14. Let’s go!

 
 

Okay, ladies. Let’s get that sales process going. When you have a sales call, are you waiting for the person to follow up with you? Are you expecting the money to end up in your bank account right when the person says they’re interested? No, no. This is a process. We are collecting the crumbs along the way from the moment they say they’re interested, to the moment the money is in your bank account. So, what are all of those crumbs? What are the stepping stones in between?

Step One:

  • Initial consultation. This might be in the form of:

    • An Instagram DM

    • An email conversation

    • Clarity call

    • Talking at the grocery store


Step Two:

  • Immediate follow up (within 12 hours at least)

    • Recap any information that you talked about with the potential client.

    • Share any links that you said you would share with them.

    • Offer them next steps to work with you.

    • All of the information for next steps and how to purchase should be there in the email. Make it easy for them so they don’t have to take any other steps towards the purchase.

Step Three:

  • If they haven’t responded there should be a three day follow up

    • Say something like, “Hey, I wanted to let you know that I’m thinking about you and make sure that you got my email. Let me know if you have any questions.”

    • Gentle tap

Step Four:

  • If they haven’t made a commitment yet, let another week go by

    • Loop back after seven days


Step Five:

  • Still no purchase? Let 30-90 days go by


If no commitment has been made at this point, shelf it. At this point specify in your client pipeline, that they have been moved through the process, and are not ready to purchase yet. During all of this don’t make the person feel pressured to buy from you. If they express that they aren’t ready yet or need more time, listen to that.


Biggest takeaway: Don’t feel like you are annoying your dream client when you follow up with them. It is your job to shepherd them through this process. However, if they clearly state that they are not interested, or they tell you they will check in with you in a few months, listen. Most importantly, listen to your dream client. Take in the messages that they are sending to you, whether that message is that they are ready to hand you money, or that they need more time.

That’s all for this week honey bees! Next time you are in the sales process, implement these steps. And afterwards, tell me how it went!

Want to chat? Follow along with us on Instagram!

Are you interested in working with me? Head over to my website to learn about how we can work together!



Meg Witt
The Three I's to Keeping Your Instagram Stories LIT!

Are you spending time on your Instagram stories? No? Think again. Instagram stories have been my primary source of marketing and sales over the past 18 months. In this episode of Six Figs I am telling you why it’s so important to be active on Instagram stories and how you can do it too. Find how how to utilize the 3 I’s in your Instagram stories in order to increase sales today on Episode 12 of Six Figs.

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If you aren’t using Instagram stories to sell, hopefully this episode will change your mind. Why? One reason is because it’s free and who doesn’t like free stuff? Second, you can learn to do it quickly. Third? It’s one of the best ways to reach your dream clients.

Before you go post on your stories, remember that not just anything you post is going to make you those sales. If you are posting too many adds and not enough how-to videos, then you aren’t going to come across as the expert. If you are posting too many inspirational quotes, no one is going to know what you sell. That is why the three i’s are so important and you must have ALL three present at all times in your Instagram stories.

So what are the three i’s?

  • Inspiration

  • Information

  • Invitation

How do you share the three i’s?

  • Video

  • Beautiful photos

  • Stickers (i.e. question boxes or polls)

  • Gifs

  • Advertisements created with Canva, Word Swag or Over

Why Inspiration?

You want to be able to connect with your dream client. This is how you make people feel, and also become more relatable to your followers. You do this through:

  • Inspirational quotes. This can be something you’ve said or something that someone you follow has said.

  • Sharing the inspiration that you find from fellow Instagram users, i.e. reposting.

  • Vulnerable stories about yourself.

    • A story about where you were and where you are now

    • A story of overcoming

  • The options are endless!

Why Information?

You need to share your intel to gain trust from your followers and showcase your expertise! You can do this through:

  • Tips

  • Tricks

  • Tutorials

Why Invitation?

This is your call to action and your advertisements. Invite your followers to take action on what you are offering!

  • Directing followers to your email newsletter

  • Giving a discount to the first three followers that respond

  • Creating ads for the service or product that you offer

Now that you know what the three i’s are, it’s time to use them money makers! Just for listening to the podcast today, I’m giving you the FREE IG Live to Thrive Challenge. It’s the perfect way to start using the three i’s. Click here for the PDF that will guide you through the challenge and give you prompts for how you can utilize the I’s.

That’s all for now money honeys! I can’t wait to talk to you again next week. In the meantime, follow along with us on Instagram.

Meg Witt
Big Emotions and How to Handle Them

When was the last time you were in conflict with someone? How did you react? How did you approach the conversation? That’s what we are talking about in Episode Eleven.

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As a business owner and audacious money maker, you are going to come across conflict and big, messy emotions. How do you handle it? What is the best way to approach the situation with colleagues, friends, clients and loved ones? Find out on Episode 11 of Six Figs.

There are so many emotions that we go through in life and in business. These include and of course are not limited to, jealousy, comparison, sadness, anger, etc. Often we perceive these big emotions as an attack. We feel frightened by these emotions. Then, in result we lash out, we get defensive, we build walls and we fight back.


Here’s what I want you to do:

Think back to a time recently where you had conflict with someone in someway. How did you react? Were you in the ‘attack back’ category or in the hiding, avoiding category?

When thinking about this, remember that you are human. We are programmed to do either one of these two things. When we sit with something messy and complicated, we are fighting against this programming and it’s really hard!


When we look at the people that are good at sitting with these emotions,who are good at interpersonal communication, what do they do?

+They invite the conversation

+They pursue the conversation

+They have the conversation

They don’t have this conversation in an aggressive way. They create a loving space so that the other person feels comfortable sharing how they feel. 


When you approach a situation like this, remember these three steps:

+Invitation

+Listening

+Non-reactivity

-not being defensive in that space that you created as you are listening

-resisting the urge to attack back

-taking a deep breath when people are saying difficult things for you to hear

-you’re dropping your agenda

Rememner:

+When it is your time to share, you can and should your truth, with love.

+The next step that is very critical is owning your shit. Sometimes this may involve an apology. 

+Once you’ve both shared your truth in that loving way, you want to find a way forward. 

-What do you want the outcome to be? Forgiveness? Continuing the relationship but maybe in a different way? Don’t go in with an agenda, but with a desire for an outcome that’s loving. 

-This doesn’t mean the outcome will happen or the other person even wants it to happen. But it is okay for you to create a way for it to happen. 


When approaching big emotions with a friend, client, colleague or loved one, make the choice to create a loving space for the conversation. Allow that person to share what they are feeling, then make the decision of how to move forward. One big part about having a healthy relationship is when you both create space for the other person to safely share their emotions.

Do you have any thoughts on this topic that I didn’t cover in the episode? Feel free to reach out to me on Instagram. The conversation doesn’t stop here!

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Thanks for listening money honeys!

Meg Witt
The Five Reasons Your Stuff Isn't Stuffing

So you just started your business and you’re so excited! But…your services or products just aren’t selling. Why is this?

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I’ve come up with five reasons as to why your stuff isn’t selling and I tell you all about them in Episode Ten of Six Figs Podcast. Tune in to find out what they are, and why they’re all so important to consider.

So what are those reasons?

  1. Your service or product just isn’t good enough yet.

    +Maybe your branding isn’t as good as others?

    +Maybe the product itself isn’t as good. Its not as developed or cohesive.

    +You have to be 100% committed to getting better and better everyday.

  2. No one knows about it.

    +You’re not doing a great job at marketing.

    +You’re not sharing enough.

    +You’re not sharing in the right places.

    +You’re not sharing in the right ways.

  3. People don’t get it.

    +You’re not being clear about how people get it and why they need to get it.

  4. It’s too hard to buy.

    +People don’t know where to purchase, where to click, etc.

    +Do you have a Linktree set up?

    +Are your links broken?

  5. You’re hard to work with.

    +Maybe our clients find you too challenging to communicate with.

    +Maybe we aren’t good at handling other people’s emotions.

    All five of these things are evidence that a person is or isn’t good at sales. Are you someone who can look at this list and consider, “Where is my opportunity? Where can I improve upon?” Once you decide that, come up with a plan over the next 90 days to practice in these areas. Dig in. Get honest. Do the work.

Any other questions about this topic? Feel free to DM me on Instagram or shoot me an email at info@dreamweaverpodcast.com.

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Thanks so much for listening money makers! See ya next week!

Meg Witt