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4 LESSONS I LEARNT FROM MY FREE SESSION

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As my free social media session comes to an end today, I thought to share the lessons I got from the session. Who would have thought that switching would have been so much stress. I mean, it wasn’t easy switching though considering I had to learn, relearn and unlearn. I had to also do a 6 months job in 30 days. I paid for that stress with my health but I’m glad it was all worth it. Indeed, my entrepreneurship journey has taught me a lot. I didn’t know I could touch lives with the little I had. I felt I needed plenty to help people. Scratch that life, I’m over it.

The social media session was my own way of saying thank you for sticking around and I’m happy that testimonials are already flying in. It’s quite fulfilling. I know this isn’t all I’m supposed to do but I also know the Lord directs. Can someone say an Amen? Right! Let’s get on with the lessons.

DEVELOPMENT

So the first thing I learnt was the need to develop myself. I don’t know everything but getting stuck with all I know would also be bad for me and my clients. I knew I had to read, study and find out what really works and what doesn’t. I had to test all I could and stretch myself to be more creative. Social media is for every business so beyond reading, I had to figure out what would work for various businesses and trust me, it was good. I also got a client and I’m currently managing their business page. Like I said, it’s tasking but amazing. You can check them out here and don’t forget to follow them if their niche interests you.

TIMING:

I equally had to keep to time. This for me wasn’t easy at all because I had to wake up, do my chores, prepare my table (scattered tables don’t motivate me at all) and my note pads. Ah! My people, time flies. I would rate myself a 60 and hoping that my timing game reaches the A level. I know it’s going to be one step at a time. The sessions starts from 10. That’s the only session I have in the morning and then in the afternoon around 1.30 – 2.30. It was cool seeing me rushing just to meet up. On some days, I did the session with my breakfast by my side or even with my night wear on. Lol. Honestly, I enjoyed it. I knew no matter what, I had to show up.
4 business lessons I learnt from my free session-iModelAfrica

LISTEN

I had to learn to listen more. I loved the sessions because it made me realize that it wasn’t about me anymore but about my client. I had to pay attention to every detail and also put it in writing as fast as I could. In that same minute, I had to come up with practical solutions that could help them step up their game on social media. It was amazing. It’s funny how little things help you develop yourself or make you realize things that you ignored. I also used it to work on my people skill. I have been used to doing things alone but with this session I had to carry the client along. My people skill should be around 40-50%? Maybe.

GENUINE INTEREST

There was no way I could pull the session off if I wasn’t genuinely interested in people. It was my first session ever and I was looking for ways to start conversations. Lol. It was weird for some clients but for others, I flowed. I knew I had to make the session interesting or have them sleep on me but that wasn’t about to happen. I realized that I’m always eager to know what these women are up to and find out ways to add value to them. I must say that it’s fulfilling to know that you just added value to someone. If you don’t have genuine interest in people, I think it can also be learnt. It will go a long way in building lasting relationships .

So, there you have it. I decided to do a post on this because you might be looking to have sessions…it doesn’t matter your industry, you can. It helps you relate more with your potential customers. It gives you an idea of what your customers are struggling with and its left for you to come up with solutions. Do not think you are not good enough. It might not be perfect but it’s going to be worth it. All you have to do is to start, keep doing it from time to time and you will see that your skills are building up. All I learnt wasn’t built up in one day but you see, building one skill leads you to another skill you need to build.
Thank you to everyone who signed up. It was amazing talking to you all and I look forward to your success! What’s your take away from this post. Comment below!!!

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5 Comments

  1. Jennifer

    September 13, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    First of all, I noticed that the read a book account stepped up seriously. My first thought was, “She had a session with Joy”. Lol. Great job!
    Thanks for this. I think I’d plan to have a session for naturalistas too.

  2. Ollie

    September 14, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Hahahahaha. Nice observation. I like that. Thanks a lot dear. Yes, you should totally plan a session for naturalistas. We need it! Thanks for reading.

  3. Anita

    September 27, 2016 at 8:58 am

    You know, after I had my sections with you, I thought blogging wasnt ment for me…… I had to stalk your page everyday, to see what’s going on with your blogging. But seriously after reading this, I am so going to dust my URL and continue from whr I stopped. This just touched me somehow. Thanks Ollie.

    • Ollie

      September 27, 2016 at 9:36 am

      My lovely Adesuwa. I love you because you listen. I am glad you have resolved to blog. Blogging is lovely. Just take it one step at a time. If you need me to assist in anyway, I will be glad to do so. Well done dear.

  4. Lydia

    October 4, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Lessons well learnt!
    I’m try as much as possible to develop myself at every opportunity I get.
    I’m currently working on listening and timing too…..

    https://lydiaschronicle.wordpress.com

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