Influencer vs Tribal Business Leader
01:17 – Episode Overview
03:22 – Guest Introduction
06:40 – Why Someone Needs to be a Tribal Business Leader
08:01 – What is a Tribal Business Leader vs. Influencers
17:42 – What it Takes to be Tribal Business Leader
40:10 – How Long it Takes to For Her Market to Start Using her Message
46:45 – Steps to Do if You’re Going in to Tribal Business Leader Route
48:29 – What Would Janet do if She’s Starting Out All Over Again
50:49 – Concept of Scare Sighted
Janet Beckers and I discuss what the difference is between being an Influencer vs a tribal business leader. It is an interesting distinction which has a big impact on how you go about your marketing. Janel is the founder of Romance Your Tribe, which helps business owners become a tribal leader so they create raving fans that love your business and brand.
Welcome back to another episode of Teach Traffic. I’m your host, Ilana Wechsler. And in today’s episode, I’m talking to a really interesting person. Her name is Janet Beckers. And if you’ve been in the online space, especially in Australia, you have most likely heard of Janet. She’s had a few different businesses. And now she has a business called Romance Your Tribe , where she helps business owners create a tribe of loyal fans online.
And I invited Janet to talk with me today about the difference between being an influencer and being a tribal leader, and importantly, how that affects you your marketing. And what we covered today is some really interesting points that you can apply to your business regardless of what you’re selling. If you’re selling a product or service.
Or regardless, if you’re a small business or whatever really industry you are in, Janet brings up some really interesting points and distinctions in how you can do your marketing online, obviously, and how you can really create a tribe of people around you who love your brand and love your products, etc.
So, really excited about this episode for information and show notes on today’s episode, you can head on over to TeachTraffic.com which is our brand new website, which should be launched by the time this episode goes live.
And obviously, if you’re not new to this podcast, but haven’t been listening for a little while, you will notice that it is now called Teach Traffic. It used to be called Talking Web Marketing. And we’ve renamed it to be Teach Traffic in line with our brand new website called TeachTraffic.com.
Now we cant wait any longer Let’s get stuck in today’s episode.
So welcome to today’s episode of Teach Traffic. I am interviewing a wonderful guest called Janet Beckers. Janet, thank you so much for coming and agreeing to come on today’s episode.
Oh, I’m excited to be here. And hello, everybody whose listening?
Hello, everyone out there in the world. (laughs). So I’ve invited Janet today because I wanted to talk to you about something which I know, you talk about a lot. And you are, I’m interested in your thoughts on the whole concept of being an influencer in your market, versus being what you call to be a tribal leader.
And I guess the nuances and the distinctions between the both, both of those roles. And ultimately, what that means for your marketing. And everything really, this applies to any kind of business owner, actually, when you putting a stake in the ground and how you do it, how it affects your marketing.
So I thought no better person than to talk about this, then you Janet. So thank you so much for coming on up. Before we kind of get stuck into what we were going to talk about today. Do you mind giving people a bit of a quick five minute intro about who you are and what you do?
Yeah, sure. So I’ve, interestingly, I have had a huge pivot in my business in the last 18 months. And we may cover a little bit on that in the call about why that happened, because it is relevant to what we’re going to be talking about. But my business is called Romance Your Tribe. So that’s my business name Previous to that.
I for 10 years had a company called or business which was wonderful with women, which started out as a search for role models with me being like the passionate reporter. And over the years of, you know, you know, working with so many successful women around the world, you know, interviewing them and creating content from what they’ve done building and my own tribe around that. It only took a little while.
And then my clients, you know, started saying, Look enough with the whole passionate reporter thing, like we see you as the expert here, we want you to teach us the way that you do things. And so I started evolving, you know, the way that I have done things, and though and my processes, the way that I get results for people, and now, you know, sort of like 10,11,12 years later, I have a very, very different system that I use to help them people, you know, who people who help people, you know, so like service providers, coaches, consultants, helping them to really step up and be seen as a tribal business leader, the kind of people, you know, the people that people see is like really being a leader that they can follow, and they want to do business with them.
So I really, over those years, perfected that hands. Now, I’m just I just absolutely adore seeing the results that I’m getting with people in such a wide range of industries, and just really seeing them step up and attract people to them rather than and this constant chasing.
Why Someone Needs to be a Tribal Leader
Okay, so before we get into your system, and how you really, I guess, educate people in becoming that tribal leader? Before we do that, why do you think someone needs to be a tribal leader? And do they need to be one?
Well, the reality is, if you may, a lot of times people may not see themselves as a tribal business leader, and we can break that down into, you know, tribal and laid out like what the different you know what those components mean.
But a lot of times, you may not realize that you actually are that you’ve got a lot of those components in place. And the reality is, if you don’t actually own it, and step up, and you do it strategically, you kind of fade into that whole vanilla marketing thing where you’re always struggling to stand out because you’re not really visible and recognizable, and people don’t get you. So yes, if you’re intending to be able to really create a brand as a service provider, rather than, you know, selling widgets.
You really, it’s just making it hard work for yourself if you did.
You referring to like even a personal brand?
What is a Tribal Business Leader vs. Influencers
Yes, yes. So probably the best way to do that is if I describe what a tribal business leader is. And we could probably then talk about how that’s different to an influencer. Because this is where people get mixed up a lot.
They will see, you know, it creating a tribe, they’ll say is stepping up as a leader, being very much the same as being like a social media media influencer. And I see them as really quite different.
And I see people getting it mixed up. And really doing unnecessary marketing, that is doing stuff that is really uncomfortable for them that they don’t need to be doing. So. And that’s probably a good way for, for me to be able to really describe what a tribal business leader is. So people can see how that actually fits in with what you’re doing is. Does that make sense? If we approach it in that way?
Yeah, that sounds good. Let’s do that.
Okay, cool. Well, the thing was, if you think about influences, because quite often when I talk about, you know, do you need to be a tribal business leader? And that’s a good question is, because a lot of times people are seeing that as that very, very visible, personal brand, that really sort of out there all the time. And if you think about influences, like it, you know, you will be following people who are especially on Instagram, you’ll see it a lot. But also on Facebook, where you’ll have the people that have got 10s of thousands, hundreds of thousands or more followers, and they’re very, very much, you know, putting really inspirational quotes, they’re putting very aspirational photos, they’ve, they’re sharing a lot about their lives.
And that’s something that a lot of times people will see as well, that’s what I’ve got to do to to build a tribe. But in fact, it’s quite different to be a tribal business leader. Now you can they can be influencers, who are tribal business leaders, and vice versa. But this is the main difference. Like when it comes to business models, the influencer very often their business model is to be getting sponsored gears.
And to be a speaker, you know, so they’re looking for keynotes they’re looking for the people will want to give them money, because they have a big following, and they inspire and influence. So that’s quite often their business model.
And a lot of a lot of influences that will just stay as that as the main business model, some will eventually evolve over into a business leader and and that business model is more, you know, you’ve got a process, you’ve got a way of getting results for your clients, you’ve got a way to take them from point A to point B.
And you know, that if you get the right people that you can help them get results, and I’m sure a lot of people who are listening here today will go well, yeah, I get results for my clients. So you’re not, you’ve big focus is not necessarily just on inspiring, it’s on getting those results. So that’s a big difference in the business model.
Now, when it comes to the way that you market them, and you know, this could be for people who are listening here that are you know, that your specialty being paid traffic is, is again, you know, you could be using the same for your paid traffic, but this is also going to help you with your more organic reach is the kind of so an influencer is looking at really doing a lot of their posts and things very often is about them.
Because they are the product really, they are it’s going to be a very, sometimes very, very transparent or, you know, sort of like constructed transparency, it’s very much about them, whereas a tribal business leader is your marketing is going to be more about your clients, and the results that they can get and shining the light on them.
Not Of course, everything is on them. But it’s more about how you work with your clients. So it doesn’t mean that you can also be sharing more personal stories, but it doesn’t have to be it doesn’t have to be to that extent, which is nice, it takes that whole pressure off you to feel as if you have to be, you know, looking perfect all the time.
And all these you know, well, kind of the perfect life, you know, which is total bullshit. I mean, I’m really, really everybody who seems to have that as they can’t. Surely not….
They got young children.
Oh, of course. I know that mean, really, you know that those backdrops, we know that you don’t live like that. So, you know, that’s as the tribal business really takes that pressure off with your branding to have that perfection and and also to be so incredibly, what can almost feel invasive, because it’s not so much about you.
And the other part that comes with the marketing is with an influencer, it’s that there’s also the very often marketing a lot, like they’re in your face at least daily, with their, with their social media content. And a lot of what they’re doing is inspirational and aspirational.
With as a tribal business leader, you don’t have to be in their face as much because your business model is different, you know, you only need to have the perfect clients who can be following you, you don’t need to be having 10s and 10s and hundreds of thousands of them following you if you’ve got the right ones. So your message is a lot more around.
Not just “How To” but “Why”. “why would you do?” you know? What sort of mindset things do your customers have to get over to feel that they can actually get the results. And it also around really, like you’re doing here through your podcasting, you know, you’re putting out content there, that’s helpful for people that is not just rah rah rah a dose of motivation, it’s, you know, really practical stuff.
And so if you stick with that, as a tribal business leader, and we’ll talk more about, you know, what does it take to have that tribe and, and be the leader, those simple those simple distinctions can mean you the things that you could be feeling that you need to be doing with your social media marketing, for you to get that traffic? You know, there’s a lot of stuff you don’t need to do anymore. Because honestly, it’s not necessarily going to make you the money.
Yes, that’s interesting. And I think it’s a very subtle distinction, but a very important distinction of where you’re turning the camera lens, really do you turning the camera camera lens on to yourself, or you turning the camera around, and facing and outwards towards who it is that you serve, which is ultimately, like, that’s just infinitely better.
And it’s what people are thinking is all How can this help me rather than being so interested in the particular person? It’s interesting, because we live in such a world where influences are getting the accolades, and are always treated as many celebrities.
And there’s a lot of, I guess, pressure on people to that that’s what you have to do in order to be that go get that level of success. But based on what you’re saying, and I agree with you is actually you don’t you know?
Oh, absolutely, because you’ve got to come back to like you’re running a business, okay. And if your business model is getting keynote gigs, and and you know, sponsorship deals, well then follow the influence model.
But if your business model is going to be serving clients, where you’re going to be working with people to take them from point A to point B, to get them results to get them outcomes, well, you don’t you don’t need to be doing this, you know, it’s a different model.
So really, the whole you know, there’s no us having this whole sense of I got this great following who are all inspired and follow you know, what I know what I’m having for breakfast, is it’s not going to put the money in the in the bank, because it’s not necessarily going to be the people who are needing your services and then going to be paying for it. So you can stand back and go, I don’t need to do that.
Wasn’t there some famous case study recently? I’m probably going to butcher this a little bit. But the crux of it is this that there’s there was a influencer, and I’m doing air quotes. Now the this is just audio, an influencer had you know, millions and millions of followers, and he or she couldn’t even sell 36 t shirts or something.
So yeah, like, it’s not like you can go to the grocery store and pay for your groceries and redeem yourfollowers that way. It certainly doesn’t mean money in your in your business bank account by any means. Okay, so now that we understand the distinction, and I think it’s an important one, do you want to maybe touch on what you said we were going to touch on, which is what does it take to be a business or a tribal leader?
What it Takes to be Tribal Business Leader
Yeah, sure. So the concept of a tribal business leader is something that’s I’ve kind of, it’s been evolving for me for a few years. And that’s obviously like with a business called Romance Your Tribe, obviously, tribe is an important part of that.
So as you know, as part of the country, kind of really, I guess, reverse engineering, the way that I’ve created success, is I started, you know, thinking about the idea of tribes and started doing a little bit of research on there, and really getting to understand how they work and a really great person, for people to follow likely Seth Godin, because, I mean, he’s done a lot of work on tribes, and I really liked his definition of tribes.
So if we start with that, then you can, like I can show you like, really, how does that leader fit in. And so I love this definition that he’s got, you know, a tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader and connected to an idea. And they only need two things to be a tribe.
So this is the important part, a shared interest and a way to communicate. Now, the thing here is, if you, you know, a lot of people will not see themselves as a leader. But if you can clearly articulate who it is that you serve, what your idea is, like, what do you believe? What do you stand for?
And what do we believe around here in a way to help people, then you will create a tribe, and they will naturally see you as the leader, because you can articulate that very, very well for them. So if if we go, I can go over, like, you know, those three things, which were, which are really important to actually create, you know, to create that tribe that will position you as a leader.
So there’s sort of three main things that you need. And, and it’ll be really interesting, as people are listening to think, you know, have I got that because you may be very close to being able to easily step up to the tribal business leader, which means that people are going to be attracted to you, you don’t have to be working so hard to win them over.
You might have these three things in place and not even recognize it. So own it, baby. Or you might just, there’s quite often one or two things that people aren’t doing properly. And there’s one in particular that I know a lot of people struggle with. So if I go over those three….
The suspense is killing me. (laughs)
Funny, okay, so we think about this way. So the very first one is when you think about, like it talked about, you know, they have a shared interest. Now, when it comes to business, as a tribal business leader, that shared interest is the transformational journey that you take your clients on, or that your clients go on.
So if you’re in a business, where you’re actually helping people to get from point A to point B, that journey that they go on, is their transformational journey. Now, you may have one, we’ll talk a little bit later about how you can help them to be able to see how you can take them.
But that’s that’s the first one to know, like, do you know the steps? Like if you’re going to client, there’s trying to go from point A to point B, do you know the different steps where they get frustration points all the way along? Do you know what their outcome is that they’re aiming for? Can you clearly articulate that? So that’s your first thing that you really, really need to do.
And I find a lot of people, especially when they businesses fairly new… They haven’t done that work. Like they haven’t actually talked to enough people who are their potential clients to really get a good understanding of what is the journey, the different steps and the transformation that takes place.
So that’s number one, that becomes you know, the thing that we that we have in common that shared interest, is that transformational journey, and you’ve also got your, you know, what is it about your own journey in business or in life that makes you uniquely qualified to be able to guide them to help them to do that.
So be clear on that as well. Because if you’ve got to have it, if you if part of being a tribe is a shared interest, they not only want to know, okay, I can help you get this outcome. They want to know why you liked it, because you’ve been on a similar journey, or is it been because you’ve helped clients? Like just like them to get there?
So what’s unique? So that’s number one. Oh, and a lot of people have rushed through that they have a superficial understanding of all those steps. But really, they can’t communicate very well, to people.
I guess this is where the real insights and depth of knowledge comes from. Simply just talking to your existing customers.
Oh, look, honestly, you know, I always find, you know, even people who their business has been going for a while, but they kind of struggling to get the sales is when we start talking about you know, what, okay, well, you know, there’s lots of different ways that we can get insights.
So you know, there’s the, you know, when I started out in my first business, Wonderful Web Women is, so we didn’t have Facebook, so I couldn’t go like stalking different Facebook groups and finding out what my target market was actually talking about.
I went a lot I was, I was at internet marketing events. And I wanted to know about what frustrations women had building their businesses online.
I went along in the toilet, that’s where they’re all hanging out at lunchtime at these internet marketing events. I went along the queue. All these wasn’t lining up. Well, I will was I going to know, like, my first business that I did, I, you know, it was hard work. Because I never did that research. I thought I did. But I really, I wasn’t going to make that mistake again.
So after about four different events in a row where I turned up, and but you know, kind of weird going up and down the line of women who were lining up, you know, chatting to each other.
And I went up with a with an mp3 recorder, asking me, you know, if I can find the most successful women online, what you want me to ask them, what’s your frustrations. And by the time I had finished doing that, like I knew my market inside out, I knew their frustrations, I knew the language that they used. And so now when I say to people, look, you got to find these people, but you don’t have to go and hang out in the lose anymore. You know? (laughs)
You can you can contact different people didn’t want if I just asked you a few questions, so I’m doing market research on just want to understand, can we hop on Skype, and I’ll talk to you.
You know, it’s been a lot of people won’t do that. They just don’t want to do that.
That adds a fear of rejection. They just think that people are going to say, No, I don’t want to talk to you. As I do you move on to the next one. I don’t think every single woman who I kind of really, really went up to with an mp3 recorder in the lineup to the toilets, hideous.
But um, yeah. So, you know, that’s, that’s number one is, you know, do you know, like, how will you know them, and, importantly, focusing on the transformational journey that you take them on?
Now, number two is, you know, you have an idea and a common language. Have you ever noticed, like, you know, when you get parts of different tribes, so groups, communities online, the really successful ones, people start using, like in house language, definitely.
And you know, that you can do that in a way that is really, you know, strategic without it being manipulative. And there’s some speak ways that you can do that, if we start off with first the idea. So we talked about an idea in a common language, ID, this is where I find a lot of people go wrong, they just don’t step up. And this makes the difference between you if you’re not necessarily, if people aren’t seeing you as the leader that they want that they get attracted to.
It’s a bit that this is one of the things you’re not doing. And I want you to think of it in this way, like, people who and this is actually a girlfriend of mine, you know, just sort of said this, quote years ago, and I just fell apart laughing.
And then I thought, you know what, that’s, that’s true, which is people who sit on the fence, they get splinters in their ass. And so you want to get off the fence, get the splinters out of your butt because if people want to know that they belong in your tribe, they also need to know if they don’t belong in that tribe.
So for you, yeah, like for you, you’re a great example, you’re, you know, you’re very, very clear with people that you know what, you know, if you’re going to be using paid traffic, you don’t want to complicate things, you really simplify them.
And, you know, if you’re really, really smart, you know, you’ll be using a combo of Facebook ads and Google ads, like you’ll do the really clever things that you do, but that are actually quite simplified.
So you’re, you know, you’re very, very clear on that sort of stuff. Whereas some other people will be really quite different. They’ll be talking about how, you know, are much more complicated at all, you absolutely must be doing Google ads. And if you’re not over there mastering that everybody should be doing it. I mean, I’m probably not sighing very well, he what your point of differences but you know…
I think, for for me, yes, I’m an advocate of definitely using both platforms, but not equally, like, there are some businesses that are very, they have great success on Facebook. And that’s amazing.
But it doesn’t mean that they should completely ignore Google, they can have like a tiny presence on Google, you know, maybe they just do retargeting on Google. So they’ve got a leg in one camp and a toe in another camp rather than but equally.
And also, I think the misconception is, is that you need a massive budget, you don’t need a massive budget to have success with online ads. But anyway, we’re digressing a little bit?
Well, we’re not really actually because that is an important thing to it’s like getting off the tribe where you can be saying, you know what, all these people that keep on saying, you’ve got to have a huge budget.
And if you’re not willing to spend the money, you’re not really a player, with you saying something like that, and you saying, you know what I’m calling bs on that. That’s you getting off the fence.
And so a lot of people won’t say those things, because they they’re worried about criticism. They worried about offending people. But if you don’t, then people will not really know, like, what you stand for. So they don’t know if they want to be part of your tribe.
Yeah, I mean, I only know that because I’ve done so many. I’ve looked after so many accounts, with a small budget. And we did. Yeah, we did lots of small things worked on tiny audiences that work really well, you know, yeah.
So I mean, it’s hard, because I think in the market, and especially in my market, there’s all these amazing screenshots of spending huge amounts of money. And it’s almost like an entirely and it is an entirely different skill set, actually, of managing that amount of money profitably.
But the reality is that lots of business owners don’t have a kind of business actually, that supports that level of marketing, you know, they don’t have a whole sales staff team to manage all the inbound leads, and they don’t have a CRM system, and they don’t, what comes with managing 100 grand a month on ads, let’s say, is a completely different type of business and managing $1,000 a month on ads.
Yeah, and you know what, that’s the kind of thing that then people can go like, if you’re really vocal about that. And if you’re getting off the fence, and using that a lot, then that means all those those people who are out there going, I am so intimidated by this whole huge budget thing.
And there’s no way I can ever do this. So I’m not even going to start. They can go, Oh, this is somebody who are, you know, this is where I belong, somebody who gets me, who gets me that, you know, I can be really successful with a small budget on this.
And that’s different. So you can just, I mean, just this example of, you know, what makes you different, and which what attracts people to you, like, that’s just, it doesn’t have to be the kind of thing where, you know, you’re being ridiculously controversial.
But it does mean going, you know, what, this is something I believe strongly in, if you can go like, I could just hear your voice when you talked about Well, yeah, you know, I’ve worked on these, like, it was that incredible, sort of, like, Well, I know this to be true, like, you know, it’s just dirt for a lot of people that I didn’t even you know, recognize it.
So it’s those are the things that for people who are listening, when you’re thinking, Well, what do I get off the fence about? That’s kind of the sign when you when you can hear yourself going like, Well, yeah, this is obvious, that’s you’ve got to really amplify that amplify that message.
Because that’s how people know that you’re the leader that they can trust you that this is what you stand for. So you that’s a really important part about your idea. So yeah, get the splinters out of your butts.
Okay, so there’s a common language. And I totally agree with you on that. What’s the third element?
So this other one here falls in with, it’s the last one, which is the common language, but it also fits in with what your business model is. And this is what makes it so that you have a tribal business leader that is, you know, it takes it to that next level, which makes it so that you can really simplify your business profitably with this message.
Now, this is where it comes down to creating a trade marketable language or trademark herbal framework that you take people on. So it might be called a signature system, it might be called your, you know, your, know, your actual, just your steps that you work people through it, you know, but if you think in terms of Okay, if I take people on a transformational journey, and so for example, you know, it doesn’t really matter what industry you’re in, it’s not as it’s very rare that somebody will come in, and they have an absolutely completely different way of getting results for people, you know, everybody will say they do.
But when you think about it, you know, it says people who will listening here, who may be, say, business coaches, you know, regardless of who you’re working with, you’re probably going to take them on similar paths, you know, you’re going to be able to find out, you know, where they what position that they’re at now, like, what’s the problems, you’re going to find out, you know, what their market is, what their message, you know, how they what’s, what are they selling, you know, you’re going to be taking people through similar steps, of course, you have your unique way of doing that.
And the way that you differentiate yourself from everybody else is, sure you identify those steps, and sometimes it can be very difficult to stand out, you know, you’ve got, you know, comparing apples to apples, for you to becoming something far more exotic, like a pomegranate, or whatever, is, you create your own language around this.
Now, an example is I’ve gone to the extremes, and you know, so I have a Romance Your Tribe, I have, I break those steps down into, you know, the different parts that you know, like that go, you know, I can talk for ages about, you know, flirting, inviting you back to my place, you know, getting commitments, romance, all of those sorts of things.
And how that I that ties in. You know, you may be having parts of what you do, that you can somehow tie in doesn’t have to be a same such as mine has been around romance, yours doesn’t have to be a theme, it can simply be called welcome method, you know, if we just picked your name out of, but actually creating your own language, your own way of this is what we call them here. So for example, I’ve used, you’ve heard me using a few he’s day, you’ve heard me talking about a transformational framework.
We’ve talked about a transformational journey, we talked about tribal business, those are just different languages that you start using now, by using that it makes us so people can’t compare you so easily. And you’ve actually got something that allows you to start developing your own language that people will start to use when they’ve been following you.
So it sounds sometimes, you know, you’ll be going well, you know, I don’t necessarily have a system, if you get results for people you do. Okay, so start thinking about what parts of that can I be creating my own language around, that are unique steps that I take people so that they’re going All right, well, I need those steps, and nobody else has talked about it in that way.
Therefore, you’ve got your showing leadership, you’ve got something nobody else’s had, and you can trade market. So that also it brings you up to that next level, where you’re protecting your intellectual property that your own brand, it becomes far more than you having to rely on your personality, your charisma, your you know, referrals, it actually positions you as somebody with a solution that is unique.
Like it, how long do you reckon it takes for that to distill and filter out into the market?
Oh, well, I mean, if you’re as long as it takes you to create, you know, to be clear on what your idea is, and make sure that your marketing has uses that language and explains that, right from the very beginning. Actually, this is another thing where I find that people miss an opportunity with this.
So and I, you know, and I can give you an example, through my own business, so people can go and have a look, you know, and that’s, you know, if you’ve got your end result is your service or your program that you’ve got, and the way that you sell that in the way that you’re structuring, the delivery of it will be with your unique languages.
So you know, it might be you know, there’s the, the Atlanta five step method, and we know will give them some kind of name. So that’s the end result, what you want to be able to do is right from the very beginning with your opt ins, is you want to start using that language, you want people to, to know that, you know, this is the kind of language we use right at the beginning.
And so it may very well be a simple introduction to what are the five steps that people need to get their results? And it’s using that language
Is educating your potential customers of your language?
Absolutely, absolutely. And you’re doing it right from the beginning. So as an example, here we go segue over to how you can get to see what I do. Yeah, is so I’m just as we’re recording this, putting the finishing touches.
And so you know, when you whenever you listen to hopefully it will, it will all be there. So if you go to run it to tribe, com, you’ll find it anywhere on the website.
But it’s also if you go forward slash success maps, what I’ve done there is I’ve got four or five I can segment This is another thing is really getting clear on segmenting your, your mailing lists, so that people who come onto your mailing list, you can be speaking to the stage on the transformational journey that they are at.
Because different people will need to hear different messages depending on how far along that journey they are. So on there, I’ve you know, I’ve got success maps for you be able to be positioned yourself as a tribal business leader, each one customized for each of the five tribe, but you know, for the five stages that you’re at, now, when people so they’re already getting that language at the beginning.
Now, when people get this, these rocking reports, these step by step maps, each one is introducing them to the distinct language that I use it for each step that they need to master in order to be there. So it’s right from the very beginning.
So you can see an example there. But the important thing is it’s introducing people to the steps that I help them to do when they work with me, it’s helping them to know, well, this is what you’ve got to have in place, if you can work it out yourself, you know, go on, you’ve got the that’s going to be enough for some people to do it.
And for other people, it’ll make them realize I yeah, this is where I belong, you know, I get this, I understand it, I get the language. So in answer to your question, how long does it take? Well, it takes as long as for you to put together that opt in really that first lead generator and start promoting it?
How Long it Takes to For Her Market to Start Using her Message
Well, I guess part of my question is also so yes, you’ve got to do your opt in. But then, I guess how long did it take for your market and your message to, to really filter through into people so they they start using that language?
So like I’m on your site right now as we’re talking. And I can see your different segments that you’re talking about. So Stargazer, star, blazer superstar shooting stars, that’s your language. And they your segments, obviously. And I always can imagine fast forwarding, if you were to hold an event and people talking to each other.
And they say, so what did you and all I’m a stargazing? Oh, well, I’m a shooting star or whatever. Right? Yeah, it takes time. And that takes time for people to get that message enough. So they self identify, and in turn take on that language. I guess, from your experience? How long does that process take? Is it pretty quick?
Or it is? Yeah, it’s surprisingly quick, especially if you have a way where it’s, it’s got to be about them. So yeah, it’s really got to be about them. Because if if it’s going to be something that’s, you know, that you can identify as unique about them, and I can tell, you know, just between you, me, and all I might see, like, you know, those I’ve actually now there’s a fifth one that’s been added.
So as soon as that, you know, because my business is evolving, there’s a fifth group that I can really help now as well.
But when I first came up with these concepts of, you know, segmenting my list into four different types, and I have a very, very good system as it’s very, very unique on how do you segment in to the four segments and what they are for your marketing.
The profitable avatar quadrants method, which you know, is another podcast on the same but when I first had broken those up into those four groups, the they didn’t start off being called things like stargaze our star blazer, you know, Stargazer, which is a person that really they don’t have a business yet, but they really want one and they quite often might be in corporate, you know, they’ve got they doesn’t mean that they’re newbies in, in, in everything, you know, they’re probably really switched on people what they’re doing, but they don’t know anything about a business yet.
Well, originally in house that was called no business and no idea. You know, so that’s not really going to make people want to use that language. But a Stargazer worked, you know, so that took quite a few bottles of wine and a few girlfriends.
But it’s great, because it’s, it sort of implies the desire and the ease, and the aspiration, but yet, possibly, they get….
Oh, yeah, absolutely. And so the more that you can make it about them, that the language relates to them, and it’s something that they can really resonate with, well, then, they that’s that itself also makes it so that people are happy to kind of share, you know, how they identify themselves.
But it also may be, you know, like, even just using the word tribe, I will have people who will message me all the time going, I haven’t got my own tribe, yet, I can’t wait to get a tribe.
So just even using that, rather than saying list or following. Only, you know, that’s for, you know, that can take a week or so. It’s just a matter of you putting it out there.
Yeah, really, it doesn’t have to take forever, you can make yourself stand out far more than you may be doing now, simply by first of all, working through that process to make sure that it doesn’t sound like you know, I’m just coming up with a name that it makes sense, you know, with what your whole brand and your tribe and the people who you help that it will resonate.
But once you’ve got those steps, will then it just becomes very, very quick.
And, I mean, if I think about so many other businesses, you can see how they’ve applied it always, regardless of industry and what you’re selling product services, different industries, I think there’s a real power in in, in doing this, not an easy process coming up with really good names that are as catchy as yours, but still, I’m sure a very worthwhile process.
Oh, absolutely. And you know, what, it doesn’t necessarily have to be them identifying as the segments, because a lot of my clients, I, you know, we always do the, the profitable avatar quadrant exercise, because it’s really powerful.
They may, their clients may and their leads may never know what their segment type is. And that’s but it’s definitely used in house, but you know, your own language, it doesn’t may not have to be in that way.
It may simply be, you know, this is the way that we describe our, you know, my process, you know, it’s got a five step process, or even just choosing certain ways that are, you know, they kind of like disrupt as I suppose so, for example, you know, I talked about, you know, get the splinters out of your butt, or depends in my audiences, you know, a version of but so people will, people will now come back and say that, I talk a lot about scalar cited, you know, that combination of like when you’re really, really scared, but you’re kind of excited.
And so you know, you’re going to, which happens so much to us as we’re growing businesses. I had just started using that in, in all my emails and in my marketing, just because it was a word that I kind of invented and then found out somebody else, you know, it wasn’t that new. But well, I just thought I was so clever coming up with this idea.
I used it everywhere. But now, people started quoting me and tagging me whenever they use the word. So yes, scare cited, the book will be out next year. Cool. But yeah, so there, you know, just keeping in mind, you know, what, what works best for you. But making sure you’re using that language, consistently owners, you own a baby. And that starts to build your tribe as well.
Steps to Do if You’re Going in to Tribal Business Leader Route
Okay, so if I’m listening to this episode, and I’m thinking, yes, this is exactly something that I need to do in my business, what would you say is the first place that I need to do to get started what I need to do?
That very, very first one is getting super duper clear on the transformational journey that your clients Go on, be super clear on what is point A for them, and point the B, what does it feel like for them at point A and point B, and those steps all the way through. do that first, like really take the time, you know, get on the phone, talk to past clients say to them, I’ve really loved working with you like the ones that I fantastic? contact them and say, Look, I just want to clone you.
So can I just have a telephone call with you? Just to find out, you know, what was their pain point being, you know, how does each step feel? And what did you What are your challenges? Like? take that time to have those conversations?
And then I want you to really look at why why you like what’s it about your transformational journey that’s made it that at this particular points in your life in your business? What makes you uniquely qualified?
What’s your story? What’s your transformational journey? Or your businesses transformational journey that that coincides with this? So that there’s looking looking for, you know, why? What makes you qualified to help them on their transformational journey, if you stop there, the other stuff will fall into place so much quicker.
What Would Janet do if She’s Starting Out All Over Again
If you were starting again, is that what you would do from here?
We you know, what’s really interesting, I mentioned that, I think right at the beginning that I’ve had huge changes in my business in the last 18 months, Wonderful Web Women, you know, ran for 10 years, multi award winning really, really strong brand. But I started to outgrow it, I feel that I could do more than I was doing with people and I was no longer just working with women.
And so I didn’t feel congruent. I didn’t feel as if when people went there, it was no longer women helping women, I had kind of become more about the process. So I thought, Well, you know what, I’ve got to make some big decisions here, like, do I, you know, stick with this brand? Do I start a new brand? What is it that I offer people?
So I decided, you know, what, if if I was my own client, what would be the steps that I would make myself go through? So I actually tested my process and streamlined it on my own business. So step number one for me, was really getting clear on what is it that I wanted anyway, like, what was it that was unique about me?
And you know, what, what was Why? You know, what’s the business that I want to create and what lifestyle and then the next one was exactly that step getting super typically are on the transformational journey.
So I actually tested my whole system, refined it. And then as I was doing and I was creating templates, and worksheets and instructions, and you know, Swype files. As I was creating, in my own business, I was creating all of that for the program that I intended to create, which are then launched. So that was exactly was tested on my own business. So when you say what would I do? Why did it?
Yes! I don’t often get that answer.
Yes, I did it and it’s still fresh.
That’s awesome. Wow, that sounds really interesting. Is there something that we have not covered in this episode, that you think is important to mention?
Concept of Scare Sighted
You know, what I probably if we just circle more on to the scare sighted, because this is one of the things that I find is the this challenge, you can be very rationally going through going, Okay, these are the steps that I need to do. Okay, Janet said, do this, do that, you know, Atlanta to do this do that you can work through all those steps.
But at every single point, when it comes to you going well, you know what, this is what gets me off the fence. This is what I believe this is my own, you know, this is my set my trademark herbal framework, this is the kind of language I use. This is me, it’s communicating that to people every time you do those steps, like it brings up, you know, some fear, and it’s just really, really normal.
And I find that a lot of people don’t follow through, because they’re scared. You know, they’re scared of failure. They’re scared of mainly scared of criticism. Yeah, absolutely. You know, because, and a lot of times that scare of success is, you know, there’s a lot of things are, but you know, if I’m successful, then I’m going to be visible, then people are going to realize, I don’t know what I’m talking about.
You know, so a lot of that fits in with there. So don’t that scared feeling is just to know that it’s really, really normal. And, and interestingly, I’ve just been reading this week since I have you heard it here. First, folks, the clear sight, the scare sighted book will be out next year. So as part of that I’ve been researching around the whole idea of fear and excitement.
And what is really interesting is, the exact same chemicals are going into your bloodstream. So all of the adrenaline and the cortisol get released when you’re afraid. They also it’s the same ones that get released when you’re scared.
And it’s actually not too difficult to switch your brain from instead of going, you know, what I’m really scared about this is to be able to switch it just by going, I’m excited about this, this is this is going to happen is it’s exactly the same chemical reaction happening.
So you can switch it around yourself. So you can embrace Scare Sighted and step into it. And it’s not a difficult refrain to do because your body’s already interpreting them as the same thing anyway.
Yeah. Well, I think that’s really interesting. And I can certainly relate firsthand, I’ve definitely some done some things in my career, that I was scared ciders, getting up on stage being one that used to be one of my biggest fears, like standing up on stage in front of two 300 people.
And mix of emotions scared and excited. And of, you know, the unknown of that, but it is the fact that I can do that is a testament that anyone can push through uncomfortable barriers.
Yeah, and you know what, that’s where the next thing that you do in your business becomes easier, because I mean, I’ve seen you present on stage quite a few times. And you have, you know, my overwhelming I guess, emotion, when I’ve seen you present is, oh, she’s just very beautiful, lovely, methodical and calm. And I trust her.
So you knew the the inside?
Well, of course, you would be anybody is like, you know, but you know, it’s not that, you know, a lot of times people think, Oh, you know, I’ve got to be bouncing on stage and tell funny jokes. But yeah, just stepping into it, and being yourself and trusting the process.
It’s true. It’s true. And I have to say that pushing through that barrier. And getting over that hurdle has been an amazing transformation process personally, and in my business. And I’m really grateful that I did that with obviously the help of some mentors behind me getting getting me to the point that I said, I can do that.
But anyway, this not meant to be about me. But I just wanted to Yeah, like, yeah, speak about that from a personal experience. And I’m sure and it’s interesting, I speak also to lots of people because I help people create campaigns and promote their their businesses online.
And many people have similar fears about doing ads, interestingly, with it scared about what’s going to happen if suddenly I get all these orders, and can I fulfill them? Or am I going to spend all this money? Am I going to get nothing in return? And I think that the whole scare sided thing is applicable in so many different ways in so many different businesses. So I think many people can relate to that.
No business development, personal development, same thing is true.
I never would. Before I started my own business, I have to say, I mean, there’s therein lies the naivety of it.
Yeah. Yeah. That’s when you start thinking, Oh, this is hard, but exciting.
Yeah, but 80% mental, which is another thing. But anyway, that’s probably a topic for another discussion. Gentlemen, I could probably talk to you for a long time. But I am mindful of the time and the time that you’ve given me today. And thank you so much for coming and agreeing to talk on our Teach Traffic podcast. Before we wrap up, where can people find out more information about you?
Yeah, sure. So if you go to RomanceYourTribe.com and Hey, there is a very good segmented quiz there that you can do and you can actually see what I’ve been talking about. So you can go to Rome actually tribe calm and you can also come and just stalk me over on Facebook.
You know, I’ve got a free group where little tribe hangs out. Instagram, just put Janet Becker’s JANET because into anything, and you’ll find me, so just come and stalk me in your favorite place.
Sounds Good! Thank you so much, Jenna. It’s a pleasure as always talking to you and I’ll talk to you soon.
Okay, bye, everybody.