#1 In reading your bio, I learned that you came into this space from a hand dyer background. Tell us a little bit about your origin story.
#2 We should probably reveal to listeners how we came to know each other…. Through a little bit of drama right? I’d love to hear what you first thought of my outreach email to you a few months ago.
#3 When we were discussing a topic for this show, we decided that maybe a “grab bag” of topics would be helpful. Let’s just jump in with the first topic: finding your why. This is based on the work of Simon Sinek who wrote the book “find your why” and did an amazing TED talk on the subject. You recently had a podcast just on this topic and you said that there are actually two types of why’s. Can you tell us more about that?
#4 Can you give us an example of what an external “why” would look like?
#5 Next up is Funnels: Describe what they are and how they’re supposed to work and why you recommend using them for your clients.
#6 Before we can work on funnels, we have to really understand who our target customer is and one thing we constantly teach is about the customer avatar or your ideal customer profile. What is your experience working with your clients about their struggles with this?
#7 How detailed should this ideal profile be?
#8 What if you have more than one avatar, then what?
#9 Sometimes an avatar doesn’t match the business owner’s ideal customer. How do you coach clients around those types of issues?
#10 If you make time to look at your FB insights and your google analytics, you’ll either confirm or deny some of those hunches. What do you advise clients along those lines?
#11 Next in the grab bag is discounting. By the time this show airs, we will have just finished up with Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. I always fear that some retailers maybe went too far with discounting to compete. I’ve got some definite opinions about discounting but I would love to hear your thoughts on it?
#12 If they do decide to discount, what’s your strategy recommendation for how much and what to discount?
#13 Your business has a really cool component that you call the Fiber Business Collective. Tell us about that.