This is some good shit right here.
I know there are a lot of people who like what I’m doing, but have a hard time seeing themselves doing it. I get a whole lot of “yeah, I get it. But I’m not you. I can’t do that.”
So I love that I get such great emails from my peeps. It helps me use real people to build bridges to the ideas.
This is someone’s submission for my “more-than-one-page-but-less-than-two” YMTDS bonus:
This shit gets me charged up… IMMEDIATELY I see so much opportunity.
NOTICE: I’m doubling the price of
Yoga Marketing That Doesn’t Suck tonight.
11:59PM on Thursday, January 18th.
First, I want you to know i skipped my pole dancing class to watch YMTDS. Pretty big deal. Haha
Anyway, I’m glad I bought this. It got my wheels turning. I’m overwhelmed with possibilities about how to use everything you are saying to help my business grow. The first hour was pretty educational for me, and I felt like I was learning so much, but mostly I felt like I was being reassured. I’m pretty sure I’ve been doing a lot of the things you were talking about doing on social media for a long time now. I just didn’t quite know what I was doing. I was just, well, being me. Over the years I’ve gotten feedback here and there, where people will say something along the lines; “I love how you just seem like you don’t give a fuck, you’re just like, this is me. Makes me feel like I can be more myself too.”
Back then I didn’t have anything to sell anyone, and I had no purpose behind what I was doing except just to cope with my shit through talking about it and posting yoga pictures cuz I wanted attention. Haha.
Now. I want to be more intentional.
I loved how you said it’s a moral obligation to share what you know. That clicked with me and helped me feel a little more confident about this yoga/therapy workshop things I’m doing this coming weekend.
A question that kept popping up for me was….”does ALL of this apply to me, since I’m actually a Mental Health Therapist?” (and yes also a yoga teacher but that’s just like a side note.)
The people who I really want to capture are technically potential clients.
Which my current clients don’t even have access to any of my social media accounts. I’m super open about some things on my social media, and it seems unprofessional to give my clients access to all of that. I have so many questions, and I’m sure maybe some you can’t answer because they are more ethics related in regards to being a licensed therapist.
So anyway, back to your video. You mention sharing what you’re most scared to share.
I specialize in treating people with borderline personality disorder. So here’s the thing. I actually have borderline personality disorder myself. (Years of therapy, lots of yoga and my dog have made me pretty damn amazingly functional and healthy). So I’ve been toying with the idea of whether I should out myself or not. It’s my biggest “flaw,” it’s my biggest secret. But I’m scared that I will be judged too harshly. I wouldn’t want it to affect people respecting me as a mental health therapist.
Maybe they’d respect me more, maybe not.
After watching your video, I do feel inspired and pulled in the direction of sharing my story. Like my entire story, disorder and all. Ultimately, I don’t want to just be some therapist that has a small little private practice and works her ass off to live a good life.
I want to be a well-known therapist and yoga instructor. Who does workshops around the world about yoga, therapy, eye gazing meditations, just sharing good shit with people. I want to write a book. I want to write maybe several books. Fuck it, ill say it. I think I kinda want to be like a cross between like Oprah and Dr. Phil.
Jeez, it’s so scary sometimes to actually acknowledge how big my dreams really are.
Anyway. I feel so all over the place right now.
Ultimately, your video fucking rocked. I feel inspired. I feel motivated. I feel pensive and intrigued. I feel like maybe just maybe, with a little help, I could make my dreams come true. So if nothing else. Thanks for that feeling.
THERE IS SO MUCH HERE.
You’re right in that I don’t know shit about therapist ethics, etc.
So let’s focus right on the juicy part:
The sharing of your secret.
It will probably not even happen, but let’s say the “worst thing” (it’s not) happens and some clients leave.
They’re probably shitty clients anyways… but even if they’re not – and they leave.
Do you have any fucking idea how much you will resonate with the others?
On a level you can’t even fucking imagine.
You will sing directly to their fucking soul.
Both to the clients you already got… and the ones who need you.
They will not be able to think of anyone or anything else.
You will have them.
This is the basis for everything you want to do.
You’ll *ATTRACT* better clients who will pay higher prices… which will give you all kinds of power and freedom to build a platform and be a famous as fuck therapist and yoga teacher.
But this level of fascination requires uncomfortable and scary disclosure. It’s just part of the game. It also happens to be therapeutic as fuck – as I’m sure you know.
You MUST repel a segment of the market to have massive influence over the ones you really want… and the ones you really can help.
The very thing that repels one person will magnetically attract another.
PS – I’m doubling the price of Yoga Marketing That Doesn’t Suck later today.
It’s way too fucking good. I keep hearing “I got more out of this than I did in the thing I paid 10-1000x for,” so I have to at least double it. Sooner than later, I want to take the “Yoga” off and 50x the price.
But what I actually wanted to say is that your marketing works on fucking everything! I will start my new job in a marketing agency next month and be responsible for the marketing of our automotive customers. And I learn so much of ymtds that I can use in my new job, it’s crazy.
It’s a 2 hour training about advanced marketing strategies for turning yourself into a compelling, fascinating, enduring “character” who people can’t wait to see what you’re going to do next.
“I am watching it for the third time, now…tons of good stuff in there. Practical and not commonly taught (certainly never taught in Yoga TT). Thank you!”
“I think the biggest thing for me is exposing my personality. I have so many thoughts/ideas/good shit that I want to get across to people; this video has given me clarity about how to go about it in an organised way.“
“I was sucked into the story you were telling and loving the technical flaws during the presentation, your honesty, the realness. I saw the principles on the slides being manifested through your presentation. While I had the “steps” written down the day earlier, I had a mindset shift the next day.”
“I wasn’t sure what I could learn, I was assuming stuff along the lines of “be yourself and how to be original” but really my mind was blown, and I am so hooked. I’m saying that and I’ve paid for huge group programs in online marketing and $5k in a one on one mentorship. So I’m sitting here like WTF? I feel like I got the behind the scenes secret shit that’s really potent and amazing and made me feel sooooo excited about sharing whatever it is I’m teaching, being myself and “marketing myself.””
“Listening to this presentation all day and going back over through it, sparked so many ideas but haven’t conceptualized any of them quite yet. I was nervous spending the money and getting the presentation and it being too advanced for me or not applicable because I don’t have a huge following…….I feel like an idiot. Wasted time being nervous.”
“I’m really glad I bought this. I had my doubts but you swayed me somehow, and in two hours I got more out of it than I did the stupid online “business” class for moms I paid 10x the price for.”