When business is not going well for your studio, the initial reaction is that you need to “improve your marketing”. The thing is…this is NOT the solution for most struggling studios. There is a very specific set of problems that need to be addressed in a very specific order. This episode covers each of those areas in detail.
Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs
Brian and Chris break down the 5 different levels of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and how it relates to your business.
Mindset And Psychology
Brian and Chris discuss how entitlement is one of the worst mindsets to have when running your business and why this step is the fundamental foundation of your company.
Brian talks about the idea of limiting beliefs, how they negatively impact you in your life, and what you can do to avoid adopting this mindset.
“The first requirement of boating… is floating.” – Chris Graham
Skills And Knowledge
Brian explains why having skills is the next crucial step in the hierarchy of needs.
Chris somehow relates a dog food companies failure to your home studio business.
“These are the hole to plug in your boat, when your motor is broken.” – Brian Hood
Relationship And Ethics
Brian tells us about how he would’ve never been invited to his mastermind group if he didn’t have the previous steps in place and how that would have affected different aspects of his business, such as this podcast.
Brian expands on that thought and talks about why buying more gear is the most expensive way to differentiate yourself from your competitors. Brian and Chris also talk about how important it is to surround yourself by positive influences in your life.
“Your reputation is your career.” – Brian Hood
Positioning And Differentiation
In this section you will learn why niching down can drastically improve the positioning and differentiation for your business.
Systems And Management
Chris and Brian explain how important it is to implement various systems that will help you streamline your business.
Brian and Chris talk about how little time it took to setup the systems in their own business, and how they saved them hours every day.
“System aren’t about doing less work, they’re about doing better work.” – Chris Graham
Marketing And Awareness
In this section, you will learn the one piece of advice that Chris gives to all small business owners.
Brian talks about how to spot the areas within your company that yield a high ROI on your time.
“Schedule time to work on your business, not for your business” – Chris Graham
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Chris Graham – www.chrisgrahammastering.com
456 Recordings – www.456recordings.com
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html
Audio Issues – http://www.audio-issues.com/
Mix With The Masters – https://www.mixwiththemasters.com/register/
Integrity by Dr. Henry Cloud – https://goo.gl/tJwmZC
The 12-Week Goal Accountability Challenge – https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/goals