Are you selling a cake or a recipe?

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Here’s what I see a lot… people marketing recipes: the ingredients for a cake – the step by step pieces you need.

But what a cake lover is more interested in is the finished article – what a cake lover buys is a CAKE! I get a lot more excited looking at a slice of carrot cake than I do a bag of flour, eggs, sugar, some carrots, a wooden spoon… and yet this is what I see a lot of people are ‘selling’ – the ingredients.

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5 tell-tale signs you’re doing your Thing (& 2 signs you’re not)

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I am obsessed with you doing your Thing.

I don’t mean ‘any old’ thing either—I mean YOUR Thing! The Thing that you do that’s brilliant. The Thing that makes a difference to you and has you sharing your brilliance with the world.

Yeah, THAT Thing.

So how do you know you’re doing your Thing?

Well here’s some tell tale signs:

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How do you do?

How do you do what you do?

This is a really important question to ask yourself as it will really help you with your marketing and get you noticed.

Share the details, the thoughts behind your process, your procedures, the details, the ‘little things’ that you do to make how you do what you do different.

I am guessing that whatever it is you ‘do’ there are also lots of other people and businesses that ‘do’ it too.

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It doesn’t have to be shiny and new

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Having a signature dish or programme gets you noticed and remembered. If you are changing your recipe all the time then how do we know what your brilliant Thing is? Being in your spotlight means being consistent and having a clear signature that we can see. If you are chopping and changing all the time it’s confusing for us and it’s diluting your brilliance.

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Who do you Rescue?

Today I had the great privilege of seeing the Air Ambulance crew do their ‘Thing’ up close, rescuing someone from an island in Poole Harbour. Now what you do may not be as ‘matter of life and death’ as this, but to the people that NEED you it’s pretty important.

So who do you rescue?

When someone is dialing a metaphorical 999 (911/000/etc.) in their life or business do they get you on the end of the line?

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Getting to Zero

When you do your Thing are you helping people get from a ‘negative’ place to ‘zero’—that place of neutrality where everything is ‘normal’?

Marketing to a person or business who is in negative place and telling the them you can take them to amazingly positive place can seem like a huge—and unbelievable—step. But marketing to a person who is in negative place and telling them you can get them to ‘zero’ is not.

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