Why I never wanted a BIG FB GROUP and why I’m cracking the FB PAGE nut instead
Ohhh and the gnomes = they’re just to get your attention! And also that’s where we went today GNOMESVILLE! To check off a bucket list since I saw this on TV I think when I was a kid
Ok so back to the FB PAGE NUT CRACKING…
But hang on a second… you do know that when I give business tips, it’s not for the sake of your business – I’m not a business guru or coach. I’m a BIG DREAMS coach, I help you achieve your BIG dreams and BUSINESS just happens to be the vessel we do this with. And if sharing my 11years of business skillz helps you achieve those big dreams… I’m gonna do it.
I’m not your (business) guru… [said in Tony Robbins type Netflix tone].
Ok, we good now? You know my intentions behind this post, time to share it.
Kind of forgot my point really, with all the Gnome talk + BIG DREAMS ranting!
Where was I….
Right! Why I never jumped on the FB GROUP TRAIN…
1. GROUP ENERGY
My energy is allocated to my BOOTCAMP groups! I’m like so present in my paid program FB GROUPS that sometimes it’s ALOT! In 2017 the only LIVE BOOTCAMP GROUP ATM = BIG DREAMS BOOTCAMP… I mean, if you tell me a goal you have! Say for example:
A) write a BEST SELLING BOOK
B) launch a SUCCESFUL ONLINE COURSE
C) move from BLOG to PERSONAL BRAND
I’ll literally stalk your ass and be all up in your BUSINESS if you’re not sticking to your quotas! I have photographic memory for that stuff, but I’ll forget the butter if I go to the shops to get… butter!
MY BOOTCAMPers get the BEST of me! I can’t bring that same sort of hands-on, ENTHUSIASTIC ENGAGED energy to a audience building GROUP! So I choose to give the investors = aka invested students. The best of me!
2. PUBLIC LOVE
OKAY this might sound weird, but it’s always played on my mind. The ones who are unwilling to show their love and appreciation of your work, your sharings, your beliefs PUBLICLY. This is going to sound harsh, but I’ve always felt like those are the friends that would be your best friend when no one was around… but get back to school and they pretend they don’t know you. They don’t want others to know they like you! It makes them less cool
Reminds me of a boyfriend I had at high school. He genuinely seemed to really like me (on weekends) but come Monday’s and back at school he said “I think we shouldn’t tell people we’re dating”!
Ummm yeah so even insecure Jana wouldn’t tolerate that at 15 years old, pretty sure that’s why I have this weird feeling about why people won’t publicly be seen to like, follow or appreciate your stuff on your public page.
Weird I know. But I find everyone who hangs out on my Facebook page and engages is genuinely looking for BIG DREAMS inspiration and not just sniffing out the competition or quietly using me as their secret weapon (which People have told me they do).
I’m sounding bitter here, but I’m actually more proud of my solid stance on this and why I never felt called or succumbed to the FB GROUP THING!
3. PRIVATE SHARING
I’ve talked about this recently, I think I chatted about this with some entrepreneur friends a few weeks ago.
I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE.
I’m private about what I want to be private about. But as a personal brand (which my BUSINESS kind of just morphed into). My BUSINESS is me and I am my BUSINESS. So really I’ve had to let go of the hiding, the veils, the facades and lay it all out there.
Hopefully inspiring you to feel free to lift the veils and to be yourself in BUSINESS and life for that matter.
4. DECADE DREAMS
I dream and vision my life in DECADE increments. Where I am now, was what u visualised 11 years ago. Not the details, the lifestyle, the location freedom, the WRITERS life, making a living from my writing, being with my kids, having a fun filled life, a life centred around BALANCE and fun vs work and grind.
So I pictured my DECADE DREAMS and I looked at a FB GROUP and asked myself… would a BUSTLING FB PUBLIC PAGE be more in line with my BIG DREAMS VISIONS for they next decade or would a BUSTLING FB GROUP be it… and I thought.
Heck, I have pretty big dreams and if Oprah or Ellen looked at a 30k+ Ghost Town FB PAGE they’d be like, “nope”! Even if I said “I have a huge FB GROUP COMMUNITY”… it’s totally different.
A) A FB GROUP is there for the community.
B) The FB PAGE… they’re there to hear what YOU have to say! They’re there for your advice, skills, lessons, words.
5. GROUPS ARE GOLD
Don’t get me wrong GROUPS are golden! I started using them 3 years ago as a primary promotional tool and relationship building tool. Not so much now. They have lost their genuine connection. Except my friend’s groups they’re awesome of course 😜 + the travelling families GROUPS, I’m a part of! Those are purely people helping each other out (and having a good laugh!).
6. A SQUIRREL & ITS NUT
I spent 2016 cracking the Instagram NUT! Cause everyone said it was uncrackable and with the new algorithms. So like a stubborn squirrel getting it’s nut – I went on a mission to crack it!
So In 2017, I decided to be a stubborn squirrel with its nut and see if I could crack the uncrackable FB PAGE NUT! And thanks to you guys ITS WORKING. I’ve learnt valuable lessons:
It’s all about timing! If I post sometimes or do a livestream at the wrong time it’s the difference between 50+ comments and 0! << yes that really just happened!
B) DONT HOLD BACK
People don’t want bullshit in their feed, you’re craving GOOD STUFF, like stuff that could be in a paid course! They also want all of you! #DontHoldBack
C) SUPER FANS
You only need a couple of super fans who have gots your back and never let a good post fly by their feed without giving it a big love, like or thumbs up COMMENT! You only need a few of them crazy dancers who aren’t afraid to PUBLICLY SHARE THEIR LOVE of your stuff and you… to start a MOVEMENT! And help you crack your FB PAGE NUT.
On a sidenote and something I’ve said for years:
D) SAY IT WITH ME “STOCK = SHIT!” + YOUR OWN COFFEE CUP IS CUTE ENOUGH
DONT EVER (UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES) USE STOCK PHOTOS! Use your real photos, from your real day, with your REAL FACE and your REAL HANDS, and with the REAL COFFEE MUG you drank out of and the REAL NOTEBOOK you wrote your BIG DREAMS in.
I mean seriously do I need to say this? It’s not 2013 anymore!
But only use stock photos – if you DONT want to crack the FB PAGE NUT! Because I know you have big dreams! And social media is your tool for that! Social media is your vessel for getting your message out! So milk it, crack it…
And be like a stubborn squirrel after it’s acorn! And crack that nut! WITHOUT STOCK PHOTOS! Your coffee mug is good enough
It’s quite satisfying to do something that everybody says can’t be done. A bit like my whole big dreaming life really.
Which brings me the obvious conclusion here. If you’re overwhelmed with social media, and the bajillion other things and goals you want to achieve (I call them big dreams but for he sake of us having a universal understanding right now – I’ll call them big dreams! Oops I mean goals!). If you can’t fit in SOCIAL MEDIA NUT CRACKING then you need a PRODUCTIVITY system overhaul + get a bit of TIME MANIFESTING magic on your side then check out the training I made for you here www.bigdreamsbootcamp.com/best-masterclass-ever
Love Jana xx
BIG DREAMS CHASER & STRATEGIST!
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