Here is one way that I have not been following my own advice.
Let's explore this so you can learn from my "failures" and avoid doing the same thing I did.
"'Failure' is a normal part of the journey towards success. If you hide from it, it can create a huge roadblock on your journey to success. If you learn from it, you can eliminate the roadblocks and move forward."
In this video, we'll learn from my "failures" by going into detail about:
- the advice I was not following (0:53)
- my lame excuse for why I was not following my own advice (1:29)
- why it'd be smart for me to change this and start following my own advice (3:26)
- a little bit of the background of how I realized this (5:19)
- and how I'm going to change this right now! (7:53)
"My first step to recovery is recognizing my 'failure'."
The Advice I Was Not Following
There is a saying "Done is better than perfect."
The concept of this saying is that being a perfectionist isn't always the ideal choice. Of course, sometimes being a perfectionist is helpful as it means we are striving to be our best. At the same time, sometimes it can be harmful to myself and to others (as you'll see in "Why It'd Be Smart For Me To Change This").
Why I Was Not Following My Own Advice (aka: My Lame Excuse)
Sometimes I complete something but I don't advertise it even though it is completed because I know that I can make it better.
In this specific circumstance, it's recognizing that...
I don't advertise my membership site because I know how much I can improve on it.
It can be hard for me to follow my own advice here because I want my membership site to be perfect. I want it to be the absolute best it can be.
The funny thing is...
When I created my membership site I was actually very happy with it.
- There's a ton of great content (which I'll show you later).
- There's some really cool features (which I'll show you later).
That said, as I continue to learn more about teaching dance online and teaching teachers online...
I started realizing the power of one-on-one coaching...
...and so I started to move my focus to that style of coaching.
Almost everyone I've worked with one-on-one has been incredibly successful.
From holding sold-out workshops to gaining over 180 new students and...
...making over $126,000.00 in less than 6 days!
That's the kind of power that comes from working with someone one-on-one.
So going back and focusing on my membership site is hard for me because I'm worried that I might not be as successful with it.
I might not help someone make a $126,000.00 in less than 6 days!
I might not have that much of an impact on them...
....because I'm not getting to work with them one-on-one.
Which means I'm not as easily able to pick apart what is holding them back from getting to their next level.
And part of what I pride myself on is being that problem solver that comes in and figures out why you aren't getting to your goals and how to change that (which is much easier to do one-on-one).
Why It'd Be Smart For Me To Change This
So then the question becomes...
"Why should I advertise my membership site if I'm probably not going to be able to make you $126,000 dollars or get you a 180 new students in less than 6 days."
I know, I know...
I'm sure it seems obvious to you.
But remember, my perfectionist side of me has a hard time doing anything that isn't the best it can be.
That said, I can realize...
The membership site is incredibly successful by itself.
If I look at the dancing and teaching side of things...
I've inspired some of the top dancers in the world, some of my mentors, my heroes have traveled across the globe to come take my teacher trainings!
I know the "Universal Learning Method" and "Reaction Based Lessons" (which I'll show you in a little bit) have the possibility of changing the world of partner dance.
The way we think about partner dancing, the way we teach it, and the way we practice it can be much more effective with these two concepts.
I'll come back to that in just a few minutes...
Then if I also look at the business training side of my membership site...
That's inspired a brand new teacher to gain their first 40 students in less than 1 month just from watching a one-hour training.
Another teacher sold twenty private lessons in less than 24 hours!
So even though my one-on-one clients are having such huge successes, I can easily forget that there's still a lot of power in my membership site and if I advertised it more, it could be helping you all out a lot!
A Little Bit Of The Background Of How I Realized This
It was actually thanks to one of my one-on-one mentorship students, Boris Naumann.
He is holding a Virtual Lindy Hop Tour, where he's reviewing 5 of his favorite online Lindy Hop learning platforms and showing people why they are his favorites.
He gives you a nice overview of each one so you can see from an outsider's perspective "the good, the bad, and the ugly" of each platform. That way, you can decide which one you want to join before you invest any of your hard earned money (or time).
Plus, he is providing prizes and discounts to 4 of the 5 platforms (if you join the tour before it ends).
My membership site is one of those platforms.
I was watching his review and he was pointing out all the awesome aspects of Dance Ninjas and also the negative aspects too. Then he was saying how he doesn't really care about those negative aspects because the content is so valuable.
So I saw him doing his review and it reminded me that there is a ton of really valuable information in my membership site and I've been really slacking on letting people know about that for a long time.
So it is time to change that!
How I'm Going To Change This Right Now!
One thing I thought I could do right away is open up a Dancer Training $1 Trial and a Teacher Training $1 Trial so those of you that are interested and just want to check it out can decide if my membership site works for you or not.
That way, if you're annoyed by the things that I'm annoyed by and those things really are a deal killer for you, then it's only a buck that you spent to figure that out (or just check out my video to see a demo for free).
But if you're like Boris and those little negatives don't matter as much to you because you recognize the value in the content, then you could get in on this training at an insanely great price!
Plus, it will improve your dancing in every partner dance, as you'll see when we discuss the "Universal Learning Method" & "Reaction Based Lessons" in the video below.
The video below will start at 8:47 where I start comparing a new website page of mine to my membership site so you can see the things I like and dislike about my membership site compared to what I'm creating now.
Hopefully you can also recognize that you don't need to be perfect.
And maybe there is some advice that you want to follow but you haven't followed it yet.
If so, remember...
The first step to recovery is recognition.
Share what you haven't been doing, how you are going to change, and bonus points if you make some small change right now towards that goal.
Share your own recognition in the comments below...
...or share it on your Facebook timeline, or anywhere else that is publicly acknowledging your recognition.
Of course, you are welcome to share any other thoughts or ahas in the comments below as well.