I think the best way to start a joy fire is understanding who you are. That may sound silly and any adult reading this may be thinking, of course I know myself. However, I think we all have some inner work we could be doing. I love when others are familiar with the Enneagram test, it's so revealing in terms of the direction our personality flows when we are at our best and when we are at our worst. In my opinion, truly knowing yourself is one of the ingredients to success. If you're curious you can head to the website and take the RHETI test. (This is not an ad, it is simply something I feel is very awakening!)
Now, back to the heart of the conversation with Beth Glover of JoyFire. If you're wondering what reality show, aka "documentary style TV show" she worked on, one was, Jon & Kate Plus 8. I can't imagine applying for and getting a job like this without having any experience and then moving up as quickly as Beth did. Maybe it's easy for you to imagine, but as someone who applied to literally hundreds of jobs and wasn't so much as even granted an interview; I just can't wrap my head around it. In fact, the whole reason Vira Creative got started is because I wanted a marketing job and couldn't land one. This quote by Milton Berle, "When opportunity doesn't knock, build a door," has always spoke to me and well, that's what I did. I "built" Vira Creative.
How about that pilot I was part of, that didn't go so well. Seriously this bug was gigantic and for someone deathly afraid of bugs, well that was just a bad situation. My story didn't seem to phase Beth too much, my guess is all sorts of odd, strange and unexpected things happen on camera. Having the ability to not be phased by much probably comes in handy when owning a business...
Lastly, I was excited to talk about licensing. I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise that networking and "who you know" can be helpful when landing a contract. One thing we didn't dive into was the fact that customer service is out of your hands. If someone doesn't have a good experience, you run the risk that they don't become a repeat customer, which could end up hurting your bottom line. My advice is often the same when dealing with business to business partnerships (b2b), be in constant communication with your vendors as well as do your due diligence (check them out thoroughly) before partnering with them. Make sure they hold the same core values as you and operate with the same consistency and sense of urgency that you would.
I truly enjoyed chatting with Beth. She took me (and hopefully you as well) into some new territories! Plus, that makes at least three guests out of five who credit their success to having a good mentor. In my next podcast I interview a chiropractor and author who found success at a very young age. Stay tuned.