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314 My Podcaster’s Block – variety Friday with Christine Schlonski

Welcome to variety Friday with your host Christine Schlonski, known as The Queen of the Sales-Success-Mindset,  a multi-talented leader in the field of Sales-Success-Mindset, Motivation, and Strategies.
Helping you to enjoy the sales process and to make offers with ease, grace, and confidence.

  • Could not recommend it enough!
    by Mindful Mel from United States

    Listening to Heart Sells Podcast has felt like meeting a soulmate! That initial excitement of knowing this is exactly what you’ve been looking for, the peace of feeling completely understood and that burst of energy from knowing that anything is possible! Every episode has been chock full of awesome nuggets and beautiful reminders. The combination of incredibly successful powerhouses sharing their journey, practical and applicable tools and Christine’s heartfelt and authentic approach and energy, is an incredible gift for all heart-centered entrepreneurs!

  • Dondi Scumaci - Don't let a bad experience creep into your heart
    by WalkingInside from Canada

    Loved the interview! Dondi has a great way of reminding us that we get to choose the lesson in our experiences.

  • Amazing Podcast!
    by LaDawn Townsend from United States

    I just started listening to Christine's podcast and the content is amazing! Can't wait for the next episdoe.

  • Packed with Powerful & Practical Tips!
    by VanPavlik from United States

    Love this podcast! The lifeblood of any business is sales and Christine does an amazing job of making sales something you'll fall in love with instead of dread. These podcasts are short and get staright to the point, filling you with both the knowledge and motivation to go out and bring in lots more money to your business by selling from your heart. If you want to bury the notion that sales is sleazy or avoid "gurus" who make sales sleazy and instead learn to how to sell in a way that is heart-centered, easy, win-win, and non-pushy, then look no further... you have found the right podcast!

  • Mindset Makes The Difference
    by JanineFQ from United States

    Great show about creating a business with heart. If you think it, you can achieve it and Christine show you how to use your heart and mind to find success. I'll listen again.

  • Loved the JLD Interview
    by Thehighenergygirl from United States

    Wow, what a great interview with JLD. Christine your energy is great and I look forward to listening to your other episodes. Well done! BTW I love the title so much!

  • Follow your heart!
    by The Marketing Book Podcast from United States

    ... and your mindset will take it from there. Yogi Berra once said "90% of the game is half mental." With your heart and mind aligned (like planets) you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish. Subsribe, listen and start selling!

  • Afraid to sell? Listen here!
    by MizzBeeMe from United States

    These are wonderful interviews with successful entrepreneurs, (including the Queen of Sales Mindset, host Christine)......who share how they began, what their difficulties were, and the sales mindsets & strategies they used to get to their top. If you've ever had that icky feeling when it come to 'selling' you or your stuff....get some great inspiration here of not only how to sell, but how to think.

  • Feeling P.O.W.E.R. ful!
    by The Variety Artist from United States

    Just listened to ep 5. Love the POWER formula. Christine explains it clearly and makes it simple for me to understand. Great podcast!

  • Let’s get better at selling!
    by Joeb29 from United States

    Let’s be honest, we can ALL be better at selling. I know I can, and I’ve been studying selling for years! Have a listen if you want to start getting better. I’d recommend it!

  • Inspirational!
    by CCarroll1 from United States

    Christine is a joy to listen to and learn from! I am so glad she now has a podcast so I can keep learning from her wisdom on sales, money, mindset, business and more. Great information!

  • You had me at "hi gorgeous!"
    by The Chef Rock Xperiment from United States

    Wonderful energy and such valuable insight! Thank you, Christine!

  • Love this podcast!
    by Funky Sarica from United States

    Christine does such an incredible job of helping her listeners to find their way with selling with love, from the heart. Her guests offer so much value—looking forward to more interviews!

  • Beautifl Show
    by Duffash from United States

    Christine has a wonderful energy. She is a great coach and teacher. I love how she teaches tools for shifting our mindset into creating habits and behaviors that build our success.

  • Christine is Great!
    by horsegirldsi from United States

    Have gotten a lot of value out of the first episodes. Christine is a great host!

  • We need more of this...
    by Stu Schaefer from United States

    I'm an entrepreneur and I sell every day of my life. It's easy to neglect the heart side of things, but I think it's important to balance that since we're all humans on the same team. Christine does a great job providing really valuable insights!

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Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

Heart Sells! Podcast 2nd Year Anniversary: Join the zoom call on November 29 with the amazing guest speakers sharing about what Hearts Sells! means for them.

The Experience: Learn strategies, tools, and tips from the most successful entrepreneurs. Check out the Experience for FREE

Empowerment Notes: Join the Empowerment Notes our weekly newsletter and I’ll make sure you have all the info you need to be empowered.

Heart Sells! Community Facebook Group an amazing community of heart-centered, impact-driven entrepreneurs. Join for the community, support, and training to become a heart-seller

3 Key Points:

  • When you’re stuck, step back, take a deep breath, allow yourself to pause and relieve the pressure then rethink a new strategy, and start to process it.
  • It’s really wise to step back from your work, and to have a look, and to engage with your audience to engage with your clients to really know what they feel and what they think.
  • Allow yourself to stay in the stuckness so it could go away and then feel the urge to come back to your body of work to continue what you love to do.

Show Notes:

[3:30] I realized that every time I have a conversation, and I’m introducing my amazing, amazing guests that I kind of forget to say something about me.

[4:58] I really had to step back for a moment, and maybe you know that when you procrastinate, when you have the feeling, you’re totally, totally stuck, that you just have to take a deep breath and let go of whatever is holding us back.

[7:42] Oftentimes your clients or your listeners, just see the product they don’t see the sweat behind it, the frustration that comes with producing things so share with them the struggles because you know it will help them, it will shorten their timeline.

[8:29] I do get a lot of positive feedback. But still, it has not helped to overcome this period of procrastination. So I stepped back, I gave myself permission not to record, not to stress myself. And then a couple of days later, I felt the urge, right like the fire was rekindled inside of me, I felt I wanted to do something.

[10:11] I want to share with you the struggles in my business in my podcast creation because I know it will help you, it will shorten your timeline.

Transcript:

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Christine Schlonski [0:02]
Hey Gorgeous. This is episode number 314. You’re listening to Heart Sells! Podcast. I’m your host, Christine Schlonski and it is variety Friday. I am so super pumped you are here on Heart Sells! Podcast, I usually interview inspirational, heart-centered entrepreneurs, and business leaders about how they have built a wildly successful business and overcame their own challenges in sales. And under variety Fridays, I answer your questions, I share resources with you. And I also share my ups and downs in my business. And today’s topic as a wonderful topic is you could probably call it writer’s block, or in my case podcasting block, where I just blocked myself because I tried new things, and I got totally stuck. So I will reveal this to you today. Also how I overcame it. And I hope I can deliver you some value for your business. And for the moments where you might be procrastinating or where you totally are stuck, like I was just recently.

Christine Schlonski [1:12]
Before we dive into today’s episode, this episode is brought to you by Heart Sells! Academy, which I am the founder of. And we work with heart-centered ambitious entrepreneurs who love what they do, but who are reluctant to sales and really feel uncomfortable selling. We help them to shift their mindset to step into sales. So they can sell with ease, grace, and confidence that they are able to ask their price and that they are authentic in the process and true to their values. If you feel like you are getting stuck on the sales piece in your business over and over again, you might want to have a conversation so we can see how we can support you. And you have details at heartsellsacademy.com, where you find more information and where you can actually sign up to have a conversation with us. So that we can see how we can support you to have a bigger impact and more business growth.

Christine Schlonski [2:12]
So today’s topic is really procrastination or getting totally stuck, writer’s block podcasting block, whenever you try to create content, there might be the one moment where you feel you don’t know what to say, you don’t know how to say it. And then it could totally shut you off. And that’s just what happened to me very, very recently, because I was preparing for the 2nd Birthday of Heart Sells! Podcast that’s coming up this Sunday, the 29th of November, and I’m so super excited to celebrate over 314 episodes with you, we will be creating a celebration episode we have a giveaway going on, we have the opportunity for you to get your voice and Heart Sells! Podcast. You can find all of those details at christineschlonski.com in the podcast tab.

Christine Schlonski [3:05]
And so what actually happened is I tried to change a little bit around on how I introduce the podcast, I realized that every time I have a conversation, and I’m introducing my amazing, amazing guests that I kind of forget to say something about me. So when you people come to my world, they don’t even know who I am. They don’t know what I do. They don’t know why they are listening, they might have just followed a link of the guests that I interviewed because they’re interested in their work. So it dawned on me that I really had to shift a little bit around, that I had to make like an introduction. And then I was trying out several formats, and I got stuck and stuck and stuck. So Episode 311 that you might already have listened to that was the last variety Friday, I probably started to record that episode like 15 times. And you know, I stopped, I deleted, I started over, I stopped, I deleted, I started over and it was so frustrating because I was running out of time. I like having all my ducks in a row. I like posting on time. And I do not like to get behind because I also know that for the team that helps me with the podcast, you know it gets a little bit more difficult, the more time-sensitive it gets.

Christine Schlonski [4:36]
At the end, I was getting so bad that I was completely blocked that whenever I kind of touched the mic, everything went wrong. one episode that I recorded was an amazing episode. And then I realized I did not record and you know, there was like one thing after the next and I really had to step back for a moment, and maybe you know that when you procrastinate, when you have the feeling, you’re totally, totally stuck, that you just have to take a deep breath, right, let’s do this together because I can feel the tension by just telling you, so let’s have a breath together. And maybe another one, really letting go of whatever is holding us back. So what I like to do is, then I, you know, first I get frustrated, that’s kind of my default. And once I start seeing that, I’m basically tapping into my system, my behavioral default. And I do not wish to do that I stop, I just pause. And I did allow me to not post the podcast on time.

Christine Schlonski [5:55]
The good thing is when you know when you actually upload it, and you can choose the date, when you want to post it, you can basically put the date you want to have it. And, you know, obviously, it will not be published on time everywhere. But it does count in the, in a sequence that it, you know, makes it true for you to have posted on that date. Because I, you know, I didn’t want to get everything out of order because I was stuck. And if people come in at a later time, they will not realize it anyway. So I just thought you know, I’m just going to backdate it and see what happens. But deep inside, it just didn’t feel good, right? It kind of frustrates me because that’s my default.

Christine Schlonski [6:39]
So stepping back, taking a deep breath, and really allowing myself to screw up. Right, which I don’t know about you. But for me, that’s really difficult, giving myself permission to stop, giving myself the permission to not do something I really wanted to do. Because I feel if I don’t take that break, it’s gonna get worse and worse. And I’m going to be more stuck and stuck and stuck to the point where well I, I have not given up so far, but to the point where I might be given up and I just don’t want that to happen. So taking a deep breath, allowing myself to pause, allowing myself to have the permission to not do something on time, even though I am committed to doing it really, really helped me to relieve the pressure. And it did help me to rethink the new strategy, to kind of process it. Because I had some coaching around it. And you know, you want to make something right? You want to be more engaging. And yeah, so basically, if you want to reach out and let me know via email to info@christineschlonski.com, what you feel when you listen to Heart Sells! Podcast, how it has supported you or how it supports you, that will be very helpful.

Christine Schlonski [8:11]
Because from time to time, it’s really wise to step back from your work, and to have a look, and to engage with your audience, to engage with your clients, to really know what they feel what they think. And the amazing thing is that I do get a lot of positive feedback. But still, it has not helped to overcome this period of procrastination. So I stepped back, I gave myself permission not to record, not to stress myself. And then a couple of days later, I felt the urge, right like the fire was rekindled inside of me, I felt I wanted to do something. So again, I tried several approaches, I played around with words, with sequence, with an order, I still feel I haven’t figured it out perfectly. But I feel it’s good to go. And I feel it will give you value. So now I am recording. I’m back in my schedule, I’m proud to be back in my schedule, it feels good. But it also feels good to have gone through the process so that I can share with you.

Christine Schlonski [9:24]
Oftentimes, your clients or your listeners in case you have a podcast or you read us in case you have a blog, or viewers if you have a YouTube channel, right they just see the product they don’t see the sweat behind it. They don’t see the frustration that comes with producing things like this to make, creating content, so maybe you know when you write a blog to delete your thousand words and to start new because you’re not happy with what you have created. Or for me just you know, to delete the episode again and again and again. And then you know, being totally stuck in the process. So people just see the outcome, but they don’t see the way of how you’ve gotten there. And for me, I want to share with you the struggles in my business in my podcast creation, because I know it will help you, it will shorten your timeline.

Christine Schlonski [10:21]
In case you listen, and you feel that this is valuable for you, you don’t need to go there. And you know, my big desire would be that if you get stuck and creating content, you might remember this episode. And you might remember that taking a deep breath, you know, stepping back from your body of work, giving you permission, just to be and not to do is going to help you at that moment. And then hopefully, after a day, maybe after several hours, I don’t know it’s different for every one of us. But after a little while, you feel the urge to come back to your body of work because you love what you do. So that’s the case for me, I love what I do. And I don’t like to be stuck. But I had to stay in the stuckness. So it could go away. And I was able to give myself permission to be stuck. And to not get more frustrated and more frustrated with every attempt that I tried to record. So I really, really hope this makes sense for you. And is some valuable information or valuable advice that you can choose to listen to or to implement if you wish.

Christine Schlonski [11:36]
I just wanted to let you know with this last episode before we actually have the podcast birthday, how grateful I am for you, how thankful I am that you are tuning in to Heart Sells! Podcast that you made it a choice to subscribe, I want to thank everybody who actually gave us a five-star rating and review, I want to invite you to give us a five-star rating and review if you have not already. And please hop on over to christineschlonski.com find the podcast tab and in the resource section, be part of the giveaway. Participate. Right, you can win a full Variety Friday episode where I will be interviewing you, where we have a wonderful conversation about you, your gifts that you bring to the world, about your business, and about the good you do in the world. And it’s just going to be fun.

Christine Schlonski [12:25]
So that gets your full episode, Heart Sells! Podcast is listened to in over 30 countries worldwide. And I’m just so grateful that you are here. And I just want to thank you deep from my heart. And also I want to thank every single amazing guest that we had on the show so far, who has helped with their wisdom to really help other people to get unstuck. And I take so much information, advice, and golden nuggets myself that I know that they have supported you. So if you want to share your feedback, hop on over to christineschlonski.com. And write us an email info@christineschlonski.com, you know, give us a rating and review. And let us know what topics you are looking for or what questions you’re having. So we can support you on your journey. And hopefully, you do not get to the point where you feel totally stuck or where you feel like you’re totally procrastinating. But you will always have someone, maybe a podcast, maybe a show, maybe your coach or mentor, or someone who helps you to get not even stuck or to get unstuck super, super fast. Thank you so so much for listening. Thank you so much for tuning in. Have a wonderful day wherever you are in this beautiful world and I’m saying bye for now.

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