TMHS 409: Building Financial Strength & Being Productive In Times Of Crisis With Guest Amy Porterfield
You're listening to the model show with Shawn Stevenson for more visit. The Model Health Show Dot com welcome to the health. Show this fitness nutrition expert Shawn Stevenson. And I'm so grateful Pete Tuning today. I am super pumped about this episode. Now just to be straight with you. This is something I haven't done a long time. We're doing a remote interview and haven't done this in years. But I felt that this was necessary. I felt that this was needed and I wanted to make this happen for you right now. We're dealing with a very crazy time in our society from a health perspective but also from a economic and Economic Andy Financial Perspective So many people. Their life is in a complete flux. It is upside down. They don't know where income is. GonNa come from some folks. Their brick and mortar business is struggling and they can't get customers in the doors now because of mandates by By the government you know and they're trying to figure out what to do. I know folks that are just bleeding money right now and I know folks that already didn't have much income to begin with and that was taken away you know. Maybe they're working as consultant doing consultant work. Or maybe they're doing you know a kind of manual labor or they. They're working for a company kind of nine to five hourly wage and not all companies contrary to what you see out there on. The interwebs are paying their employees. Just because there's no work to be done and so right now. People need solutions. They need resources. And I've been doing what I can do to kind of reach out supports family members that I can but I still have to take care of my team. I take care of my family and it's a lot. It's a very complicated and interesting time but it can't come without opportunity historically every single time. There's been a recession or changing the economy. New things have emerged. People have emerged. Business has changed and I want this to be a lesson for all of us that nothing is guaranteed when we're talking about reliance on other people for our income and we need to start to look towards. What can we do with our own? Skill sets our own experience to create a revenue stream. So that no matter what happens with society we are still able to take care of ourselves and take care of our loved ones and so I wanna get this conversation going but not just that I want to have on who really is one of the top people. The top voices the top teachers in the game or talking about pivoting business because what we all have access to right. Now listen to. This is online access to communicate with other people to create products to create relationships to do coaching in the list goes on and on through this incredible medium that we now have access to right. Now as you're hearing my voice there are people in upwards of one hundred and twenty countries listening to me at the same time and it is just mindblowing. Even conceive of it's not just your local community but once you start doing some things online you have access to a global community and again I just want to get this conversation. Going in also to provide you with some insights. Some tools to get started with because a big part of our overall physical and mental health is actually tied to our financial health. Our finances have such a deep impact on our emotional wellbeing but oftentimes we don't even consider it or we don't look at it. We talked about this on episodes in the past. So we're not GONNA dig into deep into it today. But I just want to reiterate bring this conversation backup to the forefront. Our physical health can be impacted by. Because we're not you know paying for things that could be held for health because we have the story that. I can't afford it and nothing in our lives. The things that we truly want to do that. We want to get access to finances. Should not be the reason that we're not doing the things that we truly are here to do that. We feel is our purpose things that resonate with us and we can always find a way. That's the thing that I really want to get across as well. It's never a matter of resources is always a matter of resourcefulness. Because you listening right now every time you've come up against an obstacle that you needed to take care of financially and it was do or die. It had to get done. You found a way every time. Now have those same stories in my life. You know when it really came down to it. I had to find a way to pay that rent when I was dealing with my This condition with my spine was twenty years old and I have my own apartment. I was in college. It all could have got taken away in an instant and so I was now behind my writ at home suffering and pain by myself for two months at this apartment complex that I've many times pulled into the complex seen people's furniture INARA stuff from their home sitting out on the curb because they're quick to put you out. They don't care about you. It's all about the money it's all about business but when my back was against the wall and I didn't have anybody to depend on it. That time found a way I found a way to get it done. Get the income necessary to give my rampage. So I'm not out on the street right so but we don't WanNa have to be forced into it every time and only take action towards our higher selves once. Our backs are against the wall for many of us right now. This is the time for some of us is just like it's a swirling option. Like you know. I know that I do have this thing that I want to create or I do. WanNa help people in this particular way but I don't know how I don't know where to start. It's just been an idea. It hasn't been a necessity so I want to urge us towards necessity because things are going to change the world that you once knew prior to this shift in our economy due to this virus that world is not going to exist. It's going to be different and so right. Now it's really. The world is for those who are prepared in those who are stepping up in emerging to really step into their gift because you have unique gifts skills talents capacities and you might be like. I don't know what my Dallin is. I promise you cannot be born here in the human form right now without having some kind of gift to give to the world. That's why you're here. It is so unlikely that you were even born. It's like what is it one in four hundred million four hundred million chance odds of that particular sperm meet in the Agatha Real. Talk your parents instead of that. Agonists burned coming together to create you. Your Dad could have been like. I'm just GONNA go get another beard and then it never happened is absolute miracle that you were here right now. Now that is a very like cangemi visceral example. But if we're talking about what you're really made of and when we talk about you know the Supernova that it created this universe and all of those a molecules in minerals that came from that explosion that created our planet and stars that we see and the son that we circle around. You are made of that. Same stuff you're made that same stuff. You are remarkable in your powerful and so this situation right here is but a speck in your story but we WanNa make this twenty twenty when things on that page turned and you created the life that you are really here to live all right so with that said. I've got an incredible guest on to further this conversation to provide some insight some resources some real world examples of people who are really addressing their financial fitness right now in this climate and just to remind you how powerful you are in how capable you are to affect change so before we do that though. Let me tell you when fueled up on you might be like Sean field up something. This is how I roll. I'm not on the high in the crash thing. I'm on those things that helps support the way that I wanna feel and today as I do every day I get up and my wife. I was taking care of little here and there. I just want to go for a little walk. And she's like I'm just being real with you. Sometimes she doesn't say hi. She says coffee coffee and I know my job. Okay she calls me Gar Song Okay. I'm the Barista that's my role so I make her culpa golfing. Make Myself a cup of coffee and today. I actually had the lion's mane coffee from forcing matic so this is organic coffee. 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We're having coffee has Rishi hot. Chocolate is a vibe. Is such a vibe definitely. Check it out. Check them out fifteen percent off. Everything forcing matic dot com slash model. And now let's get to the apple. Podcasts review the week review titled Long Overdue by Shane S. Two after a few months listening I have finally caught up with the show a bittersweet feeling. This show has gave me a huge understanding of overall health from the guest. You have featured on your show. I have a lot of things I want to implement in my life. But you have already given me the blueprint for basic health routine waking up drinking my water to making my fourth matic lion's Mane coffee driving with the window down to get some natural air contrast showers and foam rolling before bed. This routine helps me feel like a refresh and ready version of myself. Thank you for all you do. Here's to another four hundred. Ps and your wife's relationship is ethic. Having an example of what a healthy loving relationship gives me life and more love in my relationship. Shane is so powerful. Man You're killing it and I just WanNa say thank you so much for making me a part of your world and the epic things up to and listen everybody if you've yet to do so please. Proper with apple podcasts and leave a review for the show. It means everything and on that note. Let's get to our special guests in topic of the day. Our guest today is Amy Porterfield. And she's an online marketing expert in the host of the top ranked. Podcast online marketing made easy through a wrestling courses in popular podcasts. Amy's action by action approach proves that even the newest online entrepreneurs can bypass the overwhelm and instead generate exciting momentum. As they build a business they love now to make this happen again. We haven't done a remote interviews in quite some time so I wanted to put this together for you it. I felt a sense of urgency and to hear from Voice of somebody who truly has experienced. She came from Corporate Construct America. You know nine to five to doing what she's done and literally impacting the lives of millions of people. Some of the people that I've learned from have learned from her of course learning things from her as well over the years and she's just such a wealth of of information in wisdom and I think that it's more valuable than ever right now. So let's jump into this conversation with the incredible Amy Porterfield. I'm super excited about this episode and my wife has been just like yelling in my ear for years now by Ab Porterfield any Porterfield. This report field. That and of course like I've just tuned into your work and befall you for a little while now but I don't know your Superhero Story. I don't know where you came from. Can you share a little bit about your story? Because I know of course like there's like a little sprinkle of Tony Robinson here which would like doing corporate stuff and then you've just blossomed into this incredible entrepreneur online marketers but helping millions of people. So let's hear your story okay. I'll keep him free so first of all. Thanks for having me. This is so much fun. I absolutely love chatting with you. I'm a big Fan. So my origin story is that I was a corporate girl I started incorporated with Harley Davidson so marketed motorcycles. And I am not a biker. Check but I did that for a while at the dealership level so I would do a lot of their community building and marketing and of events and such so I learned marketing from people that literally tack to the logo of the brand on their bodies so like they die hard so I feel like I learned from a really great place but soon after found myself working for Tony Robins peak performance coach. Tony and I did that for seven years. And I was in the content department and I got to travel the world with Tony and work on the content that he does on stage at unleash. The power within date with destiny is core programs and then for his digital courses as well and long story short. There's this one fateful day that he had a meeting with a bunch of Internet marketers. And he invited them to come to the office in San Diego. They sat around this big desk. It was all guys. They came in and flip flops and t shirts and they're just like super casual and they came into talk about their digital businesses. Tony didn't really have a digital business. And he was curious about what that would look like so humbly. I was invited to come to the meeting to sit at a table on the side to take notes and so here I am taking a bunch of notes. He goes around the table and he asks about their businesses and all they talked about was the freedom of building an online business and building their digital courses and how much time they had creativity and they were working from wherever. And I my ears perked up and I'm like what are they talking about like? Who are these guys? And that moment I realized I needed to figure out how to be an entrepreneur. I had no idea how is going to do it. I felt again. Zero skill sets to start my own thing but I thought I I'm GonNa pay attention so for the next year. I started gravitating toward going to the marketing department at Tony Robbins. And then working on launches and then asking if. I could work from home for a little bit during the week in order to kind of get used to that and then I went part time and then I took the leap and eleven years ago. I started my own online business and I started to help people with social media and that eventually morphed into creating digital courses to help people start their own online businesses. Or you're just such a Game Changer. With it you know so many of my good friends. We've had PAT on. The show of compliments is Pat. Flynn my inches raise about you. GotTa Love Pat. And you know what's so interesting so Harley Davidson so have you watched son of sons of anarchy now? My husband loves. That show isn't good. He says the first thing I thought about well. I'm not going to say that I watch it but I have a pretty good. That is really good. So what a cool story just to. Kinda go from that template to the Tony Robbins enterprises very complex and dynamic and then to having your own thing you've got a breadth of experience and that's why I really wanted to have you today. In the timing of this is so perfect because our world is looking really freaking weird right now and just in some of the data that I've just been listening to your show and some stuff that you've put out you're looking at like there's actually a silver lining here but we have to. I acknowledge that some people are their lives are in flux. Their income source has dried up or they're working in a brick and mortar and they're trying to pivot a figure can do some stuff online or people who are doing stuff online or like trying to reassess things and make some pivots to address. The market needs right now. So let's talk about the silver linings. Let's talk about because Fi. Financial fitness is a huge part of our overall health. So let's talk about some of the silver linings playbook here and also You know kind of looking at what skills people might have. They can transition into income. Yeah so you're totally right. I really do believe that there are so many silver linings right now in the first thing is you've got to allow yourself to explore that you don't feel guilty. You're finding the silver linings but instead you're like what else can I do? What other option do I have to fill during this whole time and look at the doom and gloom or say? What's out there for me? So here's the deal. I believe that everybody has an opportunity right now to look online in think what could I may be do. So here's a time to kind of recalibrate and just dream a little bit because the thing is everybody's online right now. People are so open to learning online and being inspired online and being educated or being entertained. So they're looking online for solutions and you might have that solution that they need so the fact that zoom is so easy to use and you can jump on zoom in. Teach something that you know. You literally could be making money with the talents and expertise. You already have. You just have to be willing to experiment and the word I keep using is get scrappy right now. Just think you know I can make some extra money right now. What could I do? What do I know and allow yourself to experiment get scrappy make all the mistakes you WANNA make? Because the thing I'm noticing right now is nobody's looking for perfection. They could care less if your video super professional. I mean look at you and you and I were totally two different locations. This is not normally how you do it. So we're not looking for it all to be polished and professional people. Just want you to show up right now. So there's some opportunity out there absolutely absolutely committed. I WANNA give a voice to the folks who they've been going to a nine to five Four you know their their adulthood and that's just kind of their template and they haven't really thought about doing something online or creating a little zyppah newer thing or maybe starting their own business but maybe there is an idea they've had or maybe they feel like they have a book in them I WanNa talk about the need right now for people who have experienced for people who have skills where people who have something to give because even though things look like doom and gloom there is so much opportunity for people to help so let's talk a little bit about that yes sell. There's so many different things that you could do right now to show up and help people and whether that means that you help for free which that's usually the first place you wanna go like. How can I help you? What do you need and with that it could be as simple as putting together a pdf or putting together a quick cheat sheet or a died or something to help people with whatever it is. They're struggling with based on what you know in your expertise so I want to be really clear that we all have something in us so the way you figure that out is what something people always ask you to do or always ask you questions about or something that comes supernatural to you that you're like this is so silly but we want to know how I do this. That's where you start and what comes natural to you as well so you can put together something for free. You can make a quick video quick audio to say look. I've got this for you but you could also package it in a way people can pay for it so I just WanNa be clear. Some people don't totally agree with this this way of thinking but many entrepreneurs do that. This is the time that you don't have to give all the stuff away for free. It helps the economy if we are exchanging money with each other. And so if you have something that you can charge for and people are like I want that now by all means look into that as well you can help by still charging for your goods and services and the way that you can offer help so let's talk about some of those specifics of folks may be taking a brick and mortar business or job and taking that online for example I know that you have some great stories from people who were in part of your inner circle. Yesalis Sierra share a little bit of that yes so basically one of my favorite stories is one of my my friend Stacy and she has a dance studio k. She's got this dance studio. And she has kids coming into the studio four for dance and for music and for all these different things so she never took that online like is a thriving million dollar business in of itself is a brick and mortar but what she decided to do is once the doors closed she thought holy cow. We've got pivot really fast. So she taught her instructors how to teach online and she made offers to all of the parents. Here's what we're going to do and here's how we're going to serve you during this time. So she literally pivoted really quickly to turning everything online. And here's the great thing she's like amy little bit messy at first at things have really come together. The parents didn't understand how it worked and we had to do a lot of instruction in hand holding but once they started to see that this is going to keep their kid occupied during a time when all the kids are home like she rushed to that so I think that's one of the things that we've got to think you can make these pivots. You can find new ways to teach especially if you're just really open to say what can I do? What can I experiment with? So good and you know fund enough PAT OUR FRIEND. Pat Was the first person to tell me that his personal trainers actually virtual somebody who works with online and I was like really pat. That's the thing and he I mean it's one of the catalysts for him really to get into the shape that he's in right now is pads. Look pretty good. It's got the beard. Got The fitness going. I thought the dam Manley these days. Same thing safety pass a baller to he could who you know. I love that guy such a good guy. So that's one good example and also taking their fitness a step further another one that I heard your show recently which we gotta give a shout out to your podcast and this was another one that kind of tied fitness. There are a lot of people who listen to the show that are in the fitness space. And just thinking about ways that we can serve not just helping the nine to fivers but also helping kids in this great example was from Hillary Krueger. Yeah the to talk about on this episode. Yes so I love what Hillary did her and her husband Tai. They have a business where they help kids. That have behavioral challenges. Maybe there's a lot of chaos in the homes. They help the kids and the parents kind of even out that chaos and make things a little bit easier and so that's what they do in their regular business but when cove in one thousand nine hit what they decided to do is put together some gym classes at home gym classes for the kids through zoom. And what they did is they. Put Two weeks of these classes together. Sold it for twenty dollars for two weeks and they sold two hundred right out of the gate so they took what they knew. They knew they had an audience. They knew that they could help parents with the kids at home and then they just kind of made. This pivot like wait. I could use zoom. We teach these gym classes because movement was one part of their business that they talk with the kids and the parents so they took it into these gym classes. Sold it for twenty dollars. Two hundred people right from the get go. And they've sold more even sense so I love those pivot stories. That people really get creative with. Yeah that is so good and so helpful parents know which we're going to circle back and talk about this but right now. I think that there's a big myth that you know the county's crashing days ago in the hell in a handbasket people aren't buying but that's really a myth. Isn't it it really? Is You know one quick story. I want to remind people of this. This is definitely something that I think we've seen all over the US and even beyond some people's lives are not dramatically different. And so I have. My husband's a firefighter so he is working as usual. Maybe a little bit more than normal. But he's still going into work everyday and I'm at home everyday like I have always been so. Our life has been totally disrupted. Our revenue hasn't totally been disruptive. And we're not the exception. Although I know many people have been affected by this. You can't just think that everybody's not spending money. Everybody doesn't have the resources it's not true. And it's not a belief that's going to serve you and also just to be clear people are buying things. Amazon is very busy right now. People are at home. They're like going stir crazy so just be careful with your your thought process around that one and that's leads me to another one of the myths that you talked about which is this is not the time to start a business because everything is going crazy but that again. It's a myth. Okay yes that is. Actually I can't think of a better time to do this and I'm GonNa give you two reasons number one as somebody who might be thinking about starting a business. You do have more time than you ever have now. I understand if your home which you toddlers you might be like amy. Speak for yourself but the one thing that's different is we are not traveling. We are not commuting and definitely our lives have slowed down. I think everyone can agree. Life is different right now so if you can find a pocket of time in order to say this is where. I'm going to focus on starting aside. Gaggle Side Hustle. That might turn into a bigger thing. Find those little pockets of time because this is the time to do it. So on the flip side people are spending more time online. They have challenges still. They're looking for solutions. You could be that solution and like I said earlier. People are more open to learning online today. This minute that they were even a month ago so there couldn't be a more better time for e learning. It's only on the rise and it's getting more popular by the minute. So if you're GONNA start a business and think about it this way. Let's say you started a side hustle right now and you got things going. It's a pretty good story to say during the pandemic is when this business started. I mean if you can do that you can do anything so Kinda of cool story so good so powerful in this particular episode. You mentioned there was three minutes and this other one is kinda coming up for me right now because what if somebody has that template or that that mindset their enlightened entrepreneur conscious capitalism. They don't feel like it's appropriate to kind of leverage the crisis right now they feel like maybe that might not be That might be the thing. That's holding them back. Yeah is capitalizing on this crisis. So can you address that yes? I had a student just asked me the other day. She said he may have got this great product. That's perfect for right now. But what if my audience thinks? I'm praying on them by selling right now. Like I would feel terrible if they said that and when I told her was as long as you lead with compassion as long as you lead with the understanding that I am doing something that is helping my audience. They've got a problem. I've got a solution and if you do it with compassion and you know that you're you are selling to people that need what you are selling by all means. You should not stop selling now. Here's one thing you can think of. Do you want to maybe play with the price or make it easier for them to buy? I'm not into deep discounting for businesses. That still need to stay afloat. But maybe you could do a small discount or offer a payment plan or make it easy for them to get started with you. You can look at options like that but by all means we need to be selling right now number one. You need to make money too. If you have a small team you got to pay for your team and three. The economy needs you to show up as an entrepreneur or a budding entrepreneur. We need you out there promoting and selling you just lead with compassion and know that you've got a solution that people need and believe me they will buy and I've seen it happen over and over again I love this so let's talk a little bit about something. That's applicable to me right now. Which my studio. I love my recording studio. It's home my home away from home and the building is his clothes so out guerrilla style in my house you're at your place and I've had to pivot and change things but in just to kind of dress which shared I knew that it was my duty. I would not be in congruency with WHO. I believe myself to be if I didn't do an episode like this and I don't do remote episodes anymore but I knew that I want to get the best person in the subject matter. Have her on to talk about this stuff. So I make some adaptations and some tweaks and we make it work and so with that said also something we can do is Kinda repurpose content. That we already have because our lives are not the same. So let's talk about folks who already have different stuff. They've been doing and repurposing. Yes okay so I am a huge fan of believing that you do not need to reinvent the wheel and when you're constantly starting from scratch starting from scratch you literally burn yourself out and so we don't need any of that right now. If anything. I want people to get more rest a little more relaxation during this time then spinning your wheels at every every turn so repurposing what you already have taking something and saying how can I make this different or new or the the Buzzword that I love is pivot how can I give it the messaging or the offer to make it really relevant right now so if you already create content. If you've already got something out there that one thing that you've created one you can refresh it and make it relevant now for your existing audience or the people that are following you or you can pivot and and changed the messaging to attract a totally new audience. So that's one other thing. You could do other people out there that you could be attracting that you normally never do. I'm GonNa give you a quick example. I typically attract people who have been an entrepreneur for a few years. They're fairly still their new but they've been at it for a few years. They kind of had their sea legs with all nine world. Well there's a big audience right now that they've been sent home. They're working from home in their thinking. I kinda like this. I kind of like work in my sweatpants all day and kind of being my own boss here. I WANNA start a side Gig like we were talking about. So there's a whole new audience that I could attract right now with some products that I already have in so I just need to speak to them differently and I need to find out where they're at so do a little extra work but I'm not going to have to start from scratch and his take what I already know and make a few pivots around the messaging the offer so that way you're not spinning your wheels always creating right now. That's the last thing anyone wants to do. This is I'm loving this so much new idea So just to share share a little bit about something that I've done a little pivot that I made a repurposing because for me it was like in the studio and bringing in all these incredible guests into skin is working to create content to share to help to serve and to do my job for you know what I believe myself to be here on the planet to do. And all of that is a little bit in flux. You know of course like I can create. I've been doing more solo episodes which I usually prior to move into Los Angeles. I might do master and I call these masterclass episodes and you might be on a particular subject matter whether it's natural treatments for depression or whether it's on the tips for financial fitness whatever it might be but it's a master class and so now. I'm doing more solo episodes versus having on more guests so that's one minor pivot but something else just to give everybody a heads up what's coming we've been going through and looking at we have over four hundred episodes of the motto show. We have thousands of people that go back and listen to episode one every single week and listen to all of them. But many people miss some of the incredible jewels life-changing information so we've been going back and taking clips in creating these beautiful powerful inspiring motivational videos. That we're GONNA start putting out on Youtube. Here's a new series so it's repurposing content. We already have. We've got this time. We're not doing everything else with the guests and I'm reading books for people and things like that and I'm investing my time in that. Who knows youtube might send me a check. They might they might really like it. And that's exactly what I'm saying. You can inspire and you can recharge people with with content. You know they're gonNA love but they might have just missed so that is a perfect example. Perfect so what I want to do now because I cannot have you on and not talk about this because you have kids as well and let's talk about the reality of working from home right now with kids in the house. Yeah the spouse. I know that the consumption of wine has gone up exponentially. But let's talk about like. How do we address it? How do we have some productivity in sense of structure in the conditions that were in yes and mentioned earlier that this has been my life for many years but for so many of my friends and other people that I work with this is a whole new ballgame and even if you did work from home having the kids come home now in the spouse of the partner that's a whole different world and my my really good girlfriend who she is in the medical industry and in the Admin type so she came home to work and she said I heard this great thing? Someone said I'm not working from home. I was sent home to work during a pandemic. It's a different experience in that sense and so first we need to really understand like yeah we are working from home during a pandemic. This is a whole different experience for of us so with that have been really talking to my audience. A lot about how to make this a place that you can still be productive and still focus and I think the very first thing you gotta do is make sure you have a dedicated workplace. This is even for people that have been working from home for a while but they find themselves just working on the couch or working in bed most days. Like you gotta get Outta bed. You gotta get off the couch and you need a dedicated workspace and the reason for that is when you sit down and it's got to be a place that you'd feel pretty good in you sit down and you're like. I'm ready to work because win that you also need to have dedicated times that you do work and so I know for people with toddlers. It doesn't mean you're working a full eight hours through and no one interrupts you but there's gotta be a time that you're working the doors closed. If you could get a door in this workplace maybe not but the door is closed and you are head down in your focused and then during designated times you'll come up and you'll do what you've gotta do but we do need to treat this as though you're not just like working here and there randomly. There's gotta be a schedule so number one a dedicated workplace number to really get a together. The best you can. Maybe that's just one hour a dedicated time. Then you gotta go tend to the kids then you come back and maybe your tag teaming. The kids with your spouse your partner. You do what you've got to do but that doesn't mean you can't plan dedicated time and I think the third thing is you've got to say when you start work in when you end work so dedicated time to work but like dedicated times to start an end because the problem is your office is down the hall and you could literally work your life away right now if you're not careful if you find yourself working at ten PM at night there's nothing good about that for your health long-term so you've got to have boundaries around that is well the so good and just somebody who's worked from home for many years. You know writing books and things like that. That was definitely issue that I get caught up working way. I had to create a limit to create a stop time because especially if I'm juiced up and I'm working on a program or a book or something like that. I'd find myself coming out of my office patrol. You know after you know everybody's already sitting down eating dinner and so yeah the super important to have that structure and have that stop. Time is well and Just share with my wife and just I want to hear your feedback on this as well but the home school thing. Oh my goodness like a get. Homeschooling is a choice. We didn't have a choice and the choice was taken away so I wouldn't have a problem home. Schooling my son. It's just like it was out of the blue. And so she found because she would take the early shift like sitting down and she found that you know she'd get him going and then try to work right next to him and found that that is not a good idea because he's going to ask her twenty questions just because she's there and she's going to get frustrated and then they're gonna get to bickering at each other and my eight year old and so what she's found is that she just dedicates her attention to him get he gets the work done then. She has her work time. And then I come along and I do the language with him. Obviously and I do his book riding. We're working on his writing his first book. And so it's just like having if you can have a little team implement if you have the opportunity for that but you have to have the discussion whether it's your brother. Who's in the House or your Your spouse you know. Maybe it's another sibling or something like that. I know a lot of college. Kids are at home. Maybe they can handle the p. e. you know like create a plan incorporate so that you have your time to be with the kids and then to do your work yes. I love it. That tag team is so important. And your wife has far figuring out like I can't sit next to him in do this work. Because he's getting a love that she's sitting right next to him and ask all the questions that he can. So I think finding your way allowing yourself to find your way through. This is really important because the first three things you probably try are not going to work. But you're so right. It's not like you guys chose to do the home schooling. I've got a seventeen year old stepson home right now. So He's pretty much on his own but I have to tell you the one thing that drives me crazy is that he's just kind of on the couch when he's not doing schoolwork he's on his phone. He's kind of moping around although he works out once it aches these obsessive his muscles but other than being in our home gym. He's kind of around a little bit fills lazy a lot and it drives me crazy and so we try to keep him busy and kind of trying to think of different projects and things he can do because I cannot have a kid sitting on the couch all day long like it will drive me nuts and so that's one thing that I've been trying. Did you like give him some assignments to do. Because that ain't gonNA work. This is so good. We got some confessions going on here. Listen I'll go to ask everybody's listening with their kids earmuffs. Cover the kids ears kids. Cover your ears. This is one of the great secrets of parenthood is. We are smarter than them. You have to be smarter than you have to embrace that and so like my oldest son Jordan which. I don't think he's here. I gave me. Because I'll be giving away my smartness. I can't wait so he's in college and he does have his online classes. But we know that that there's a lot more Just kind of docile time and so now it's just looking at. What are some of the things we can incorporate here but also we have too tired to generally something that is interesting and fun for them. It's one of the little secrets as well. So then he's into so for whatever reason my son we have been talking to him for years because same. He's obsessed with his muscles so there's a similar factor there but he's just also such a great kid. He's a great teacher and Instruction and he's like You know kind of captain of the Football Team. Helping people supportive. So I'm just like why don't you take that online? Like you've got a great. You don't have a face for radio you know so sharing your stuff online and sharing your fitness stuff. And so he started to record videos. It took like ten different ass but yet he put he put instagram live or recorded a long video. Put that up for people. He created a program and said hey if you want if you want this program just shoot me a DM. And I'm just like Oh my God. It's amazing but we also have to look to the consistency so we have to be there as parents once. He does the thing because when he did it the first time I backed off instead of just being like Ayso finding a way to get into the to do the next one so we have to be smarter than he has I do. I agree and I love that that you found something that he really likes to do. Plus I love that. You've gotten online making these videos. So that's so good so good so what we're going to do next and again that's why I love having you on to talk about some tools like so what are some of the things that we can actually do. We can talk about some productivity tools. Some tools just get going on creating a new revenue stream online. We're going to do that right after this quick break so site. We'll be right back. I've been battling something for many years. And that is how to fortify or to make sure that I have an insurance policy with my health and for a lot of us were marketed to pick up a quote multi-vitamin and I remember when I was a kid taking those flintstone vitamins. They were delicious but was I really getting any nutrition from those bad boys and fast forward to today. We have the Centrum of the world and the men's and women's Maltese. And a lot of people are buying into this billion dollar industry not realizing some of the big mistakes that are happening with those purchases number one. This industry is not very regulated. So we have to be mindful of that. What's in the pill might not actually be in the bill all right so we have to pay attention to that number? Two is the processing of those nutrients. We're talking about when we buy Multivitamin from a conventional company. We're getting a substance that has literally been isolated as a chemical compound in a laboratory right. It's not a food base nutrient so do yourself even recognize that. Is it simple? Chemistry that if there's vitamin C. Supposed to be in this pill that your body is actually going to take it on. Well I'm going to argue that. No it's not going to. You're going to have a greatly reduced ability of assimilation. When we're throwing our money basically out the window buying those multivitamins. I know you've had this happen. Where you buy a multivitamin and up like some Ninja turtle color right some weird neon yellow secret of us. It was like what am I know? You're not dying your body's basically getting rid of some of those compounds That is just tried to take on. Also there are some compounds in the in the pill that are nursing your body for sure. There's a couple that are doing that but overall it's not the best idea. So what do we do what we turn to? Personally I make it a must and I tell every single person that I come in contact with at the absolutely have to get themselves a green superfood blend and my favorite is organic fi green juice. It is the best tasting. Because I've experimented with a lot of the green powders out there's the best tasting green powder that found and it is loaded with nutrition. We'RE GONNA share a couple of things that I really enjoy so number one. It has organic wheat grass super loaded with micronutrients and fighter nutrients and these really incredible minerals and trace minerals that. Add a lot to our health. But really who's GONNA GUZZLE WHEAT GRASS? All right it's going to be enjoyable thing you know. I used to actually go to the Jews. Plays in grab a little grass and trick my mind thinking. Oh it's like. It takes a little sweetness in there. But every time I drive past somebody freshly mowed their lawn at start to gag right. And I don't want that to happen to you. So it's put into organic fi as one of the hallmark things. Also we've got organic spirulina and as you know from listening to the morale show. I'm a big fan of Spirulina high source of protein of any compound in the world by weight. So it's about seventy percent protein by weight and humans have been consuming this for thousands of years. And there's some really interesting compounds in there you're not gonna find anywhere else like Fico sign it. Which has a great impact on your stem cells are so stuff like that really seemingly magical food compounds are found inspiration in. Spirulina is found in green juice from organic five also. They've got Ashra Gonda for stress relief. They've got turmeric. Which is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory compound you're gonNA find. But here's the great news about this. It's processed with care in consciousness. 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Bland just throwing that Nissim water even and you're going to deliver a lot of these micronutrients vital nutrients and trace minerals and minerals vitamins into yourselves. Because it's retained goes nutrient because it's properly produced and I love those guys and they've actually given us a great amazing offer as a sponsor of the model health show so if you go to organic dot com and it's R. G. A. N. I F I dot Com and use the coupon code model at checkout for twenty percent off your first purchase. Now back to the show all right. We're back and we're talking with one of my favorite online humans. Who's taught us a lot. My wife some of the stuff that we've even done for the model health show has come from Amy Porterfield and she has a top ranked podcast. I'm sure has been number one many times online marketing made easy so make sure to check it out a sap get more of this goodness before the break. We mentioned we're GonNa talk about some actual tools like what are some of the things that we can utilize right now to help with our productivity to help with actually Guinness started with creating new stream of income. So let's dive into talk about okay. So my favorite productivity tool is Asana so it's a S. A. N. a. Now it's a project management tool but basically there's many different options. You can look around but I really do believe that if you put your action items your projects your campaigns whatever you're creating an Asana and even if you're one woman or one man show so you assign them to yourself and you give yourself due date. I love a tool that just keeps you on track so everyday I go into Asana. I see my tasks I see that. They're assigned to me today and I just start working on them and it's so important for me just to see what's coming down the pipeline and I used to use a tool like this even before I had a team so just getting organized and looking ahead at what you've got to get done makes everything easier. So I'm a huge fan of a project management tool. Do you guys use one. We use slack. Would there be in that category. Okay well that was my next one. So thanks for the SEGUE. So the Second Tool I love is slack in slack is a great communication tool and basically it's like instant messaging where you can have real time conversations but what I love about slack is that you can create different channels. I'm like organized to the Max to the point that I drive my husband crazy but I love a good organizational tool and so let's say you're going to have a conversation about the model health show. That's one channel but let's say you're also working on repurposing all those videos for the youtube so that might be another channel and then let's say you've got another channel for social media because you WANNA make sure you're posting every single day so you've got these different channels when you're talking to maybe one or two people on your team but you're keeping it all organized plus when you go work from home you need a way to have fun with those that you're working with even if they're contractors or friends or whoever you're kind of needing to be in communication with so my team has a lot of fun on slack as well you'll love this. We do a monthly health challenge inside the slack so that's one of our channels and one of them was to drink half your weight and water every single day so we had to check in on the channel. One was getting at least thirty minutes of movement every day. One was sleeping at least seven hours a night so and we had to check in on the slide channel so because I have a team I wanNA keep the culture fund as well so we use slack for that so cool that's awesome. I'd never thought of that so cool. It's fine you know what I my wife had to basically trained me or I'm not going to say was like Tina Turner Ike Turner situation put her hands on me. But every time I would I would text to my videographer and about something and I tell her about later. She's like why don't you put it in slack? Just text or send them email about a video to do she's like why don't you put in? Slack? So because all the other team members they don't know what's going on and then like she s so basically now but I get it. I've seen the light in now. I I no longer texts unless it's off topic you north so yeah and I think it's such a great tool it's great and it's free. It's free isn't it. I know it was free me because I have a big team is not free to me. But maybe it's Free Dr. I should not have said that that that is not my department. I didn't pay for it of that from the record regardless it's cheap and it's a great tool and we highly recommend it and those are really the two tools that we use every day in my business and we try to keep it really simple. The minute you have ten tools is the minute you stop using all of them so when you make this too complicated you're just not gonNA keep being consistent. I think consistent is like the most important word here showing up like you said like get it Outta tax. Put It in slack. We do that all the time. We're reminding people get it in there. And so those are the two tools that we use for productivity every single day. Awesome wonderful. So let's now shift gears. Let's talk about revenue stream. Yes okay so if you want to start a side Gig one of the first things that you want to do is create consistent content like every week. I'd love to see you put out some new content even before you start making some money. So just like SEAN. Sun Putting out the workout video. That's exactly what I'm talking about. Just start putting some stuff out there so sure you can do it on social but if you even created a super simple website. I'm talking no bells and whistles super simple website and every week you just post something on your website to get that consistency of creating content going. This makes a huge difference. The most successful entrepreneurs out there are creating original content every single week and you can do it for free so this is something that you can't say. Well I don't know where to start or it's GonNa cost me too much money. You can get a website up for free really quickly and one of my favorite things about Pat Flynn. Our mutual friend is before he made any money he just created content and he gave value and he put it out there again and again and again and I really do believe. That's why people think of him like the sweetheart of the Internet because the guy is so giving even though he sells now in the beginning he started out with just giving great content. So that's a great place to start when you WANNA start a side Gig start creating some original content now. I'm not going to get too technical but there is one more thing I want you to do. I want you to start growing your email list started newsletter because once you get people on your email list that's where you're going to eventually make money you're gonNA email your your list. They have got this new offer. It's for only three people the first three people that take me up on it you get to work with me in this capacity it can be as simple as that but you gotta get an email list going. Male chimp is free. So we're talking about free options. You could start there. There's tons of email service providers out there but look for a way to start growing your email list your newsletter so that people can come into your world we can go on and on about list building forever but that's just a little taste of it so good and by the way in online marketing main. Easy yeah check out the PODCAST. You talk about all this stuff in depth because even with the content creation each week you can do whatever feels good to you. This could be Maybe like two right. You want to start putting those skills to use doing a little. You know a blog or article each week or maybe it's video content that you do maybe just set up your phone and just hit the record and share some of your value that way or maybe it's a podcast so all of these different things and there's more there's more by the way but learning how to do it to get it setup you cover all this stuff in your show so real fast. Would you agree that if you look back at some of the first few posted you want to cringe? Oh Man I. I don't like the person I don't even like to look back at that stuff but we both started with. Just let's just get it out there. Let's just do something so I just want to remind you all if you do get stuff going. It's not going to be your best stuff. That's how it works. So just start somewhere. You GotTa get into motion. Absolutely this is I have to share this because what you just mentioned is one of the things that hold so many people back is trying to be perfect. I definitely have that bone in my body and so when I started my site I was writing articles as if I was writing for a scientific journal. That is now how I talk. That is not him. But it's just like I'm GONNA show you how smart I am you know. I'm a scholar but the motto. Hell show and why started this? Podcast was really based on the premise. Of Making this this information entertaining an easy to absorb and understand and so prior to this podcast. Starting I was the face in brand of another podcast and shot out to everybody who listen to me from that other podcast. That was I somebody else's company and I was like the resident nutritionists and you can see the progression of me just being like more and more like a like. This is what I was just being more and more myself. Just opening up and sharing facts in a way that's funny fun engaging entertaining versus just being right by the book and very stringent and once. I started model show and this was almost two years later. I came out of the gate. Feeling in my bag is one hundred percent myself. And that's why I'm confident. People GO BACK AND LISTEN TO EPISODE ONE. But chances are you're not gonNA feel that way. You just need to start the first that you do is just that is the that is the training ground right. You'RE GONNA make mistakes you don't need to get on Amy Porterfield on your first episode. You need to your word because you just got to mess it up so just work work on your skills created good brand then you can invite in people like amy to just really blow things out of the water for you. Well I appreciate you saying so but I will say I really do. Believe motion getting into action. Creates clarity so if you're like I'm not sure what to post or what I should say you won't know till you get into action and start doing it. Which is why you learned that. I'm not that scientific. Like make it all complicated guy but you would never have known Matt. You wouldn't have found yourself if you didn't start somewhere so I hope this episode of it does nothing else. It really doesn't courage people say I'm just going to take the leap. I'm just GONNA do. I saw good so we have anything else who want to share and this domain before we shift gears and talk about how. You're staying healthy during this time just to get outside voice. You're the first person I'm asking about this. Because of the whole change in dynamic so I'm just really interested to hear myself glad we're going to talk about this because I have a system. I've got a routine going on and so to tell you a little bit about myself over the last year and a half. I've been on a weight loss journey still on this weight loss journey. I have a a coach that I work with is more of a mindset coach. But we've worked together. I'd lost sixty five pounds over the last year and a half and really just put my health as a focus. And I tell you that because I wouldn't have gotten here without habits and just showing up in a really certain specific way so when cove in nineteen happened in the world felt like it shook up. That could have very well been my excuse like yeah but the world is crazy right now. Those cupcakes a really really good. And so and I've seen it a lot. I'm not a big drinker. I mean love glass of wine and such but I would take a cupcake over a glass of wine any day but I've seen so many people gravitate toward every night. They're drinking and they're like I'm just going to have a cocktail or they're teasing about and I've heard you talk about it. The Quarantine Fifteen. Yeah I think it's a real thing survey thing and so in the first probably week that this happened I saw my habits slip and then what happened to me. It wasn't necessarily the skill going up it was. I felt depressed and I have a low level depression. I always have since I've been a little girl and it came back with a vengeance and so I realized holy cow. I can't get through this and show up for my family and my audience this way so I got back to my habits and my habits are once a week every Friday seven. Am I call my coach? We do an hour long training call and I just talk about the week where I struggled where had some wins and I get any coaching that I need and it's really about my mindset. We don't talk about the food but it's totally related to the food because we I will gravitate toward food with every emotion. So I gotta get my emotions in check. So that's one thing I do number two. I have morning rituals that I stick with and and I think everybody this goes back to productivity but religious self-care every morning. I do the morning the same way and I know what toddlers. This isn't always the case but do the best you can. Where for me? It's I wake up at five thirty every morning. I do journaling which I love to do all the time but I do things even if I don't feel like it because I know in the long run. It serves me so a journal every morning and a drink my coffee when I do it then I work out then I get dressed. I do get dressed so sugar and might be in Yoga Pants but I make an effort. I take a shower. I put on makeup. I look presentable for me. It makes me feel better. I don't do it for people on the Internet I do for me. I think. That part's important. So I make an effort and they get ready and go into my office and I start the day but I do that every single morning before my boys get up so I'm not interrupted but that helps me start on a really really good wet in a really good way so I move my body every day. I I make sure I stick to my habits every day and I plan my meals now to get into the food thing but I have a rule that I don't snack and that just serves me like no judgment for how anybody does so. Hopefully no one's going to judge me but I just don't snack but the reason for that is. I don't WanNA snack my way through this quarantine. Who's going to eat what I need to eat when I'm hungry. Stop when I'm satisfied and I just don't focus on that to make food that the thing that gets me through this so I plan all my meals super simple meals so like salad every single day for like the last year and a half. I have a salad at lunch and do the Middle Prep on Sunday. I'm good to go so just those simple things but the habits the rituals. That helped me more than anything. I don't WanNA snack my way through quarantine. That is epic right there and something you brought that up because I always stay like how do you WANNA show up after all? This is done like when this is over. Who who do you want to be when this is over and I sure don't want to be a shell of who I was when I came into? This actually WANNA be stronger in so I had to get really clear. I have a very clear vision of how I want to come out of this and I do believe this. Time is a blessing if you allow it to be so our GonNa take advantage of this in whatever that means for me. I think everyone can do the same absolutely. I've been just re energized in several things already in this episode and I'm just again just grateful to have you on so grateful for the intention and the detail that you put into your work when you click play on one hundred episodes or one of her. You go to one hundred posts like you're getting the layout. It is so detail on point is do this. Do this do this. And all the stories that you share of the people that are connected that are following in doing what you are advising them to do is epic. You're one of the best in the world that of of demonstrating showing what the results that people are getting. So I just wanted to thank you for that and I just WanNa say I appreciate you is such a great resource? Look thank you so much. I feel the same about you. I just love everything that you do and you do with so much authenticity and you make it so fine so really. I love your show and thank you for having me this van. Such trait awesome awesome so great. I don't want this end but we're going to have you back on in person as some Poitou. Let's let everybody know where they can get more amy. Porterfield and get more information more resources. Thanks so much for asking. Just Amy Porterfield DOT COM. You can find a bunch of free resources there. Seek maybe start your side Gig awesome. Thank you so much for hanging out with me today. Thank you awesome everybody. Thank you so much for tuning into this episode. I'm so grateful that I got to put this together. You know this was definitely out of my comfort zone and trying to put this together. I haven't done any remote interviews quite some time but I wanted to do something that was value to you. I know that there are a lot of question marks coming up in our minds right now. I know that a lot of things are in flux and I think just kind of leaning on what she said we want. Come out of this better than when we came into it and it's such a huge advantage. It's hitting us all differently at different levels some people. It's a big struggle points. Some people not as much know. It's not a big change in what their day to day routine looks like but I guarantee you. Our lives are going to be different. Going back to quote normal is not going to be really be thing. And we're we're at the opportunity to extract a lot of lessons from this experience and also to extract in creating cultivation new skills and to cultivate new relationships and truly understand what we have access to today. I said this before in past episodes but I I don't know if he really got this but we have mastered space and time. Amy Is hours away from me yet. We right now together at the exact same moment sharing a conversation. We didn't the time travel was this. Time was instantaneous. We've mastered this but it's just kind of jump past all of the small things that we need to look at right. We've master space and time but sometimes we haven't mastered the space and time of our household of simply getting up putting on clothes. Maybe that might be the thing to help to create that new habit. So what I what I really want to say. Is that right now? We have incredible tools but number one. We have to use them and number two. We really have to number one master our mindset and that conquering space and time within our own minds is sometimes seems like the most complicated thing. But it's really the easiest. It's choosing to think a different thought it's choosing to take a different action is choosing to interact in different conversation. We get to have those moments every day all day to make these choices and at some point these choices are gonNA lead to the results in our lives right now more than ever. We have again access to this incredible technology but we have to really master ourselves. The technology isn't taking advantage of US versus sticking advantage of the technology. I'M NOT GONNA Mention Tiger King again on this show but others missing one more time because Hashtag Joe Exotic all right. Joe Exotic is gonNA juice you for your time and that's cool but we WANNA use this technology to our advantage is so much to to consume but we want to be a creator right now not just a consumer. I so I hope that this episode gave you some new insights of new tools and some inspiration. Definitely check out amateur shutter podcasts pop over and check out. Her website is so much good stuff. There's so many resources you have a gift to give you. Have a skill set. You have experienced who have talent whatever form or fashion capacity. You choose to share. It is up to you all right but you have something to give and this is the time to do it. If Life Hasn't taught you one thing is that nothing is guaranteed. You've got to lean on yourself. You've gotta look within and understand that you are the Lynch pin in your own life. Who can't depend on all these different things as much as we once thought. It was never really liked that. It was all kind of an illusion. But you need to depend on yourself and take action and not just yourself. You're not alone. Got Amy you've got me but also good people who you know have been supportive force in your life are lean on those relationships. Believe on yourself to take action to create something. Because that's what you really here for. I appreciate you so much for tuning into this show. Got Some incredible stuff lineup for you coming up very soon so make sure to stay tuned. Take Care Mazey Day and I'll talk more after the show. Make sure to head over to the model held show dot com as we could find the show notes. You could find transcriptions videos for each episode. And if you've got a comment you can leave me a comment there as well. Please make sure to head over to items leave US rating. Everybody knows that the show is awesome. And I appreciate that so much and take care I promise to keep giving you more. Powerful empowering great content to help you transform your life thanks for tuning in.