100 | My Blooper Reel From 7 Years In Business

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What You'll Discover In This Episode:

  • Some Big And Small Mistakes I’ve Made Throughout My Entrepreneurial Journey
  • Why You Might Need To Worry About Me Stalking You
  • How I’m Kind Of A Train Wreck
  • What You Absolutely Must Embrace To Succeed
  • Why Bloopers Aren’t Such A Bad Thing After All
  • So Much More!

I have a confession of sorts…

Scroll down my social media pages and you’d see they’re speckled with spelling and grammar errors. And I’m not talking about common errors like using they’re for their or effect for affect. I’m talking about the kind of errors that are so bad that dear friends feel the need to email you about them. The kind that makes you do a face palm. The kind that makes Homer Simpson utter his famous catchphrase D’oh! If I post something organically without my assistant or husband reviewing it first, you can bet there’s at least a vowel missing.

I decided I must have snoozed through 2nd or 3rd grade when everyone’s taught the rules of the English language like i before e except after c. I never could spell and my grammar’s not that great either but guess what? I didn’t let that weakness hold me back. I still decided to go into business, a business in which I’d have to use written communication with my clients a ton. I knew full well I’d be putting myself at risk of clients noticing my flaw. I also knew I was passionate about sharing the benefits of productivity with entrepreneurs all over the world and I wasn’t going to let my frequent misspellings and misuse of the English language (or business bloopers as I like to call them) stifle the vision I had for my business.

So what bloopers have you made in business? They’re pretty much inevitable after all, especially when you’re starting out and learning the lay of the land. What’s important to remember is you can let a blooper instill fear, stress, anxiety, and a sense for failure, or you can look at it as a learning experience that gifted you the opportunity to grow. After they’re all said and done, I choose to look at bloopers in my rearview mirror, identifying them as small speedbumps I had to cross to get to where I am today.

This week’s episode of Productivity Straight Talk is an exciting one for me because it’s my 100th episode! To celebrate, I decided to do something a bit different and take you on a journey through some of the silliest bloopers I’ve made in my business along my entrepreneurial journey. Don’t worry though, you’ll get more than a good laugh. You’ll also get some inspiration and takeaways to help you recover quickly from your own business bloopers.

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Amber De La Garza, is The Productivity Specialist! Amber is a sought-after coach, trainer, speaker, writer, and the host of Productivity Straight Talk podcast, and creator of the S.T.O.P. Leverage Formula. She works with small business owners to improve their time management and elevate their productivity to maximize profits, reduce stress, and make time for what matters most!

  • Thank you Amber for sharing your bloopers. This episode made me feel better about the mistakes I’ve made. Even though I want everything run perfect with my business and my clients, I now understand and accept that making mistakes is part of the learning and living process. With this episode I felt supported, so thank you very much. Keep doing a great podcast. Sincerely: Anabell

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