HSH 107: What to Do When You’re Feeling Uninspired
What I’m talking about today is a little bit different than our recent episodes, in that it’s not quite as tactical. You probably know that content creation is a vital part of our businesses, but it also takes a lot of energy and focus to make it happen. In this episode I’ll be sharing the ways that I get inspired to put out great content!
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1. Consuming other people’s content
The main ways that I get other peoples' content are by listening to podcasts and to audiobooks. It’s important to note that you’re not looking to copy someone else’s work when you do this, but rather to gain inspiration from it. The more content you take in, the more chances you’ll be hit with inspiration to create your own.
2. Give yourself the space and time to feel uninspired
As a solopreneur it’s easy to feel like your business will fall apart if you step away for a bit. The reality is though that the world won’t end if you do this, and sometimes we have to do it. It can be a powerful thing to step away, because often in order to create we need to have the space to do nothing.
3. Send a survey to your audience
Surveying your audience is a great way to figure out what kind of content you want to produce. We recently did this and got over 100 responses from our audience of what they wanted to learn more about, and we can now use these responses to create future content to help our community. Never neglect the power of doing this, and make sure to keep the information close by so you can review it any time you’re feeling uninspired.
4. Review your past content
It can be really inspiring to look at what you’ve produced in the past, and by doing this you’ll be reminded of a few core concepts that you usually talk about. For us, it’s mainly Facebook ads, list building and sales.
5. Hang out in Facebook groups
Hanging out with like-minded people in Facebook groups will remind you of who your audience is and what they want to learn more of. If you engage more with the world around you, you’ll often find that you get more inspiration.
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