Wednesday Jun 15, 2022

Ditching anxiety and boosting your business intelligence. Ep - 032

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Blake Beus  0:00  
All right, yeah. Okay. All right. Greg, you were telling me about this time you were working with a client. And you, you let them convince you to make changes, you knew we're not good changes. Yeah. And it didn't, then well. So yes, I wanted to ask you kind of about when you should put your foot down, when you're working with clients, when you should put your foot down and say, No, you're not making these changes, we are not making these changes, and like, how to how to handle that.

Greg Marshall  0:32  
Yeah. So I think what I've learned over, you know, I don't know how many clients I've worked with at this point. But it's very similar to even personal training. Clients are, you know, they become influenced by things they're seeing and hearing and, or maybe a conviction that they suddenly have. And when, in the past, what would happen is, I'm thinking of it as one particular client. Yeah, where I'm like, man, you know, they really had huge momentum. And they, because I allowed them to convince me that they should do a different thing. They completely have, like, gone the wrong direction. And so I think the correct time is, immediately, when, when, like, when I look back at because, you know, you make mistakes, even even when it's like indirect, right? Like, it wasn't actually my advice to do what they were doing, but I did it to satisfy the client. There's, there's a slight danger in that. Yeah. Because sometimes you can actually not get the client the results that they actually are desiring by allowing them to dictate what's happening, right. And kind of the situation was, we were talking, we had the way I structured everything, actually not I think this happens twice. The way we structure everything was a way that they felt they personally just fell out of their comfort zone and out of control. Okay. And because of that they made decisions based on that versus the result.

Blake Beus  2:02  
Okay, what was was, was this the business owner, like the founder, the founder, owner owner role times both times, okay, okay. Because I think that's relevant sometimes, because they're used to having control over everything. And as a business scales, this happens in more areas than just advertising and media buying. But they need to start letting go of control and delegating and dictating. And this is probably, you know, an instance of that as well. Right? Well, and they were both solopreneurs. Okay, right. And so they didn't even have a team. They don't have any other contractors other than you.

Greg Marshall  2:39  
Maybe, but I don't think so. Okay, if they did, it was to two or three. Okay. And so one of the, one of the things that I learned, though, is because I can, in my mind, I can remember exactly what I would do differently, which is, I would have said, You should follow this system, regardless of how you feel. Just look at the numbers. Right? Right. And we were talking about how a lot of times we're making decisions off of emotion. And that's usually the times where you make the worst, right? Because your fears is taken into account, or stress, and then you just start making these these decisions that they don't really make any sense. Yeah, right. And the situation was the way that I had the campaign structured, I had a whole bunch of ad sets, a whole bunch of different targeting a whole bunch, just a lot of stuff visually, when they looked at it, they couldn't fully understand it. Right. And so because of that, they felt like, oh, I don't like I don't like how this looks okay. versus how much am I spent? How much time?

Blake Beus  3:49  
Right? And was this? Was this recent, or years ago? Or what is

Unknown Speaker  3:53  
two years

Blake Beus  3:54  
ago? Two years ago? Okay.

Greg Marshall  3:55  
So it's been two years, because I know,

Blake Beus  3:57  
we've talked recently about a simpler campaign structure, but a few years ago, yes, that's what was working, that's having a lot of different campaigns and a lot of different targeting of peaks acid,

Greg Marshall  4:07  
this is before iOS, right? changes where you can, you know, really, you could

Blake Beus  4:12  
really get targeted and really get that data. Whereas now that's, that's not really available. So broader campaigns, especially in Facebook broadcasts tend to work better. Well, and

Greg Marshall  4:21  
here's, here's the other thing. So this also applies to now. So people who are stuck and living in the old days of how things used to be, which is the big mistake you can make if you're running a business is to follow how things used to be and not adapt to what is now, right, you get, you know, with the whole iOS changes, now people can't see the tracking as well. And so that's sometimes drives them to want to test there's got to be some secret targeting out there, of being able to track this and that's just not the case. And so, this iOS change has actually helped me get better at leading the client and telling them no This is what we need to do, regardless of how we feel okay? Right. And I use those numbers that we're talking about, because there are actual, like benchmarks that I'm measuring everything. But in the past, I have never really like, educated the customer, okay, on these numbers. And it wasn't until last week when we had a conversation, where Blake actually, he structured a sentence that I think kind of like changed my whole mindset, because what's obvious to him was a blind spot for me. And he talked about business intelligence. And since I've used what he basically taught me last week, it is already helped my clients tremendously and feeling like we're on the right track, okay. And it's like a strategy, because this whole time I've been operating off this strategy, but never communicating. Okay, what that is, because normally, when I would bring it up, they would just kind of have a blank. Like, yeah, what does that mean? Exactly? Okay. And I would go through, so maybe I assumed, which is the wrong idea. I assume that maybe they're not interested in knowing any of this information. But it's actually incorrect. They are interested I, it's my job to break it down. For them to understand it in like the simplest terms.

Blake Beus  6:19  
Okay, so what what are some of your tips and tricks to breaking down? Complex? You know, digital advertising and marketing numbers Sure, into what they actually want to know. Yep. Because a lot of times, they don't know what they want to know. Right? Because they're an expert in their area, whether it's ecommerce or, or something, they built it up to a point, and they're an expert in that area. But sometimes they don't know what to ask. So what's your tips on breaking down these complicated things? To give them the answers they want? So they can move on and feel good about where they're at?

Greg Marshall  6:53  
Yeah, so number one, I basically measure against, like other people's accounts, and other numbers from my like history, right? So for example, knowing like, I don't want to exceed 30%, on marketing costs to revenue generation, right. And basically using that as like that as the top baseline of what we're going to use, and anything below that is good. All right. And then the next thing I explained is click through rates, and then offers. So with the click through rates, I just basically tell him what a click through rate means, okay, and what we're trying to achieve. So in the simplest term, I just say, the click through rate basically is telling you if we're either talking to the right person, or we're saying the wrong thing, okay, right. So if we're at 1% or higher, that means we're talking to the right person, we're saying the right thing. If we're below that, we need to change that. Okay. That's the that's the problem. Then, the next number I explained is if let's say we have a 2%, click through rate, I educate them on the mistake everyone makes is they have a high click through rate on the ad. And then people get to their page and no one buys. They think it's the ad. But it's not No, see, but most people don't know that. So before I wouldn't even explain that, I would just say, well, we have to, like fix the offer. And I would receive resistance from the business owner like no, there's got to be the ad is not doing right. And it's like, well, that's not really the case. So I use this as the analogy I use with all okay, I say, this is how it works. Let's pretend we're in a physical space. And we're at the mall. And you have a store at the mall, which is your Shopify store. And it's a very big mall, and you're trying to get your target customer into the store will find go outside and I have like the best sign ever. And I get them excited. And a whole bunch of people are coming to my billboard that a high sign that I'm spinning, and they go, Hey, where's this store where I can buy these unbelievable hoodies? It's right in here. And I send them in there. And then the hoodies are $10,000. And none of them can afford it. Or they go in there and we only have size large and everyone who went in as a size small, or they go in and we don't even have what we told them we had. What's the problem? Is it the advertisement? Or is it what's inside the store? Right? And they all understand that they grow. That makes sense. So I say when we have a high click through rate on our ad that means we did our job getting them there. Yeah, getting them excited. Now, we did not do our job once they got there. Right. And so that seemed that analogy right there seems to like simplify all the stuff that you can look in Facebook and Google and Tik Tok and all the ads he confused with. Yeah, to me, that's what simplifies it.

Blake Beus  9:54  
Well, I mean, that makes a ton of sense. I think the only time that's not the case is if you're trying to intentionally deceive people with your ads And frankly, I just won't work with anybody. Well, that there are people out there that do that. So. So if they're getting there and they're landing on the page and they're not buying, then there's something wrong with the offer, or something broken on the page. That's the other thing to think about. And I think a lot of clients resist hearing that unless you explain it and break it down in a good way, because they're interpreting that as there's something wrong with me. Yes. Especially in a solo printer kind of business situation, because this is something they created. Yeah. And when you say, well, there's something wrong with the offer, they hear. I'm the screwed up one, because everybody kind of deals with impostor syndrome, especially at this stage in the business. And so breaking it down like that, I think removes helps them understand that you're not blaming them, you're just saying, Hey, here's the situation. So we need to pivot on the offer a little bit. Yep. And that's fine. Because you created these offers, you can also pivot on the offer, and you're super flexible. You don't have to like go to a board of directors and try to get approval for an offer change. If you're getting people into your, you know, mall store with your flippy sign and everything and people aren't buying, you can just ask them. Well, what did you expect this and this and this? Come back next week, and we'll have Hustings. We'll make that happen? Yep. And, and a lot of people don't think about how easy that can actually be. Yep. If you just, oh, they expect this close. Just give them that. We don't even need to change the ads, let's just change the page to give them exactly what they want. And now we're profitable. You just

Greg Marshall  11:31  
made a point that I would have forgot to make. Okay, I didn't say. Okay, so I may or may have mentioned this maybe before, but I know I've told someone in person this. So one of my clients was getting zero sales. Okay, on their fitness product they're selling. Before the like, we started, right. So then we ran some tests. And for two weeks, we ran the we kept his ads the same. And all we do is change the landing page and the offer, and now he's getting sales all the time. Okay. But we never changed, the app never changed. The the ads never changed. The target never changed and nothing changed. Yeah, just what happened? What at the actual page. What's interesting is, if you look at the ads, the click through rates and everything have been the exact same, there has been no changes. Which would tell you that means the theory of they clicked on the ad. But when they were getting to the page initially, the offer was not good. Yeah, right. Right. But you change the offer, and now the same ad that you did nothing to converts. Right. And so that's, that's the point is to be flexible with what you're actually offering to test. Why aren't people buying? We don't have the, you know, the advantage of like in person, you can literally just ask the people, right, what it is online, you can't right? They're just, they don't reveal that to you. So you have to test things to see what it is. What are my favorite techniques to use for like, especially newer stores that are struggling with getting conversions a lot of times, because, like the point you made, the business owner believes they are the actual product, the art, they are the sweatshirts and the and the hats and the shoes, right? Which is incorrect. But I understand why they feel that way. Right. And I don't think it's wrong. I just think sometimes it can get in the way. So if it, one of my favorite techniques is when a company is struggling to get the conversions. What I typically like to do to see if it's people don't like the product, or if it's just like the price is I do a heavy discount for a short duration of time. And if we all of a sudden start seeing sales, then we know we're not communicating the value to justify the price. Right? Yeah, that's my favorite way to figure out a weave. Are we demonstrating enough value or do people think you are as a guest elite as you're saying you are right. Because if they all of a sudden are buying the product that means they liked the product right? Is they don't think the price is value to what you're giving them to?

Blake Beus  14:19  
Yeah, I think I think that's a great strategy.

Greg Marshall  14:23  
I usually have to twist the business owners heart Well, a lot of a lot of

Blake Beus  14:27  
them don't want to discount and and I I fully understand I don't want to discount this I you know I should be able to sell it I put my heart and soul into this discounting cheapens the brand blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I heard Tony Robbins say I should be increasing my prices instead of decreasing my price. But here's the thing, you got to go through a chump troubleshooting phase. Yep. A temporary discount to try to identify a problem is not going to cheapen the brand. It could be a flash sale that you do for two weeks. And even though Tony Robbins tells you don't don't discount things because You'll cheapen your brand, the number of times I've seen a $7 offer from Tony Robbins is mind boggling. So that guy discounts his stuff all the time.

Greg Marshall  15:09  
All the ones that say never discount, they do biggest perpetrators, they

Blake Beus  15:13  
do it all the time. So you got to see, you got to look at what they're doing, not necessarily what they're saying. Because many times what they're saying is just marketing language to try to get you to buy whatever they're doing. So and then the other side of it is, you need to have an understanding, you need to explain this to your clients that people buy based on perceived value, not actual value. And the reason is, is because everybody's actual values a little bit different. Yep. And we don't know what the actual value is until we actually start using the thing or whatever. But when we're making a purchase decision, it's on perceived value. Now, that doesn't mean we should give everybody this perceived value, that's way overinflated and then try to sell that that's, that's manipulation. But if you're not explaining that value, so that they in their own head are thinking, this is a great deal. Yep. Even it doesn't matter if your product is $500, or $5. Yep, the perceived value is why people are buying. And so some time, if you get discount, if you discount and you're getting sales, then you got to think, Okay, we need to put some more explanation on the sales page or somewhere to explain the actual, you know, the value so that they can start adjusting their perceived value. And some great ways to do that are testimonials. Yep, it's a really good way to do that case studies to show results based on what your product is, or whatever. If it's something like a T shirt or whatever, because we talked about those a lot. Just some high quality lifestyle shots. Yep, can go a long way to increase the perceived value. There's lots of different ways to do it. But we need to have that understanding. Right? Well, and

Greg Marshall  16:57  
that's, so if you're, if you're someone struggling with like, you're just starting and you can't, you're just not getting sales, be open minded to test that. Normally. When I said earlier, you got to twist their arm. It's because there is a fear. There's an assumption that everyone is watching. But it's false. Yeah, right. There's an assumption, like, I'm going on the news to announce to the entire world that I'm discounting my store. 50% Yeah. And now, you know, the whole world knows, cheap, you know, cheap and my brand. But really, that's an over, I guess, an over inflation. Oh, how much people are actually watching? Right. Right. So they're not going to remember you ran a sale to troubleshoot your brand, you know, two years ago?

Blake Beus  17:44  
No, like, Absolutely not. So

Greg Marshall  17:46  
don't only have to remember in two weeks, they might not even remember the mark. Yeah,

Blake Beus  17:50  
there's so much going on. So I

Greg Marshall  17:53  
think, you know, use that as an opportunity to figure out why. And I've done this multiple times with clients, and then they, they start to figure out, okay, because the fear uses if there's no conversions, it's no one likes my product. That's

Blake Beus  18:06  
the fear. That's the fear. And that's someone who's created their own product. Yes, I felt that deeply. Yep. And it's normal. It is normal. I literally have been to therapy to help me with this problem. I think it's a very natural and normal thing. But it's something you kind of hit head on and worked through and work towards. And there's an entire industry of occupational therapists that help people deal with feeling that in their careers in one way or another, and it's totally valid, it's a valid feeling. And

Greg Marshall  18:42  
so I think, usually, this is what I see. When, when, when a company is struggling to get conversions and people aren't buying it. They start that fear, it's triggering it more and more. So they're like, oh, no, no one likes my product. What happens? No, buy, you know, you go, you go through this negative mental cycle, right? But then when you run somebody this and then they see wow, I got a lot of sales when I did this discount. It's almost like it rejuvenates them, because then it proves them. Oh, people do like this. Right? Right. It's nice. I just need to figure out how can I sell it at a higher price, right? And so this is also a good way to build your confidence back up. Yeah, if you're struggling with like, Man, I spent all this time doing this and no one's buying it. This is this is a great way to do it. And don't be don't be afraid. Here's the other counterintuitive thing. So one of my clients we're running a retargeting campaign, which is gonna make total sense but to him, he felt like why why would we do that? So we, we, I think we're only knocking off like 15% or more, okay, like, they go on the page. Then they get retargeted I take 50% off right? Yeah, the funny thing because once again, this is the the tug of war with the client of like, just given Shot is there like, well, if I do that I'll be making less money. And once again, that's an emotional statement, because do you have something in front of you? Data that has showed that has proven that already? Yeah. Or have you tried it yet? Yeah. Well, we're running it and he's getting a 6x return about his retargeting. And I said, so interesting. We're lowering the costs.

Blake Beus  20:23  
What's his what's his return on the cold traffic without the discount? 1.75 1.75. So this with people that don't buy, give him a 15% discount, and you're getting a 6x return? Yep. Even after accounting for the discount? Yep. So I'll do that all day long.

Greg Marshall  20:42  
So to me, the cat. So this is where, you know, we talked about business intelligence, I have almost to ingrain in the head is look at how much we spent, how much was made. Yeah, look how much was spent. It's almost like as long as I keep that reminder, because the temptation is to act off a motion, right? And to say, I don't know if I feel like this is working, which, which is not the same as it is working.

Blake Beus  21:12  
Right. I don't feel but but again, like the perceived value conversation, from a customer standpoint, as an agency owner to a client standpoint, they're making decisions based on that perceived value or emotion that I don't feel like this is a good idea. Yeah. Well, on paper, you're getting a 6x return. Yeah, you like to worry about how many times you just think about it, if I give this magical little machine over here, $1. And then they give me six back? I will keep doing that. Yep, I will keep doing that. I will do with 1.7. But I would rather do it with six, yep, you know, 6x. And so when people start wrapping their heads around that it's much easier in it, this makes me kind of take a big step back. And think the difference between really great media buyers and agency owners that work with clients, and those that are not really great, that tend to struggle is this ability to level up their own clients from an educational standpoint, to take the time to explain these concepts in a way that makes sense for them, so they stay on on board longer, they understand the value that they're getting, they understand and start to start to trust you more, but they've got to have that understanding.

Greg Marshall  22:32  
Well, and I think you're 100%, right, which is, even as I you know, I've been doing this a long time, right. But there's always areas to improve. And that's an area of focus of mine, is to inject this philosophy of how if you think about it long term, and you're structuring off of these types of metrics, you'll get much better results than trying to do a hack or trying to just like, you know, skip steps, right, or not actually build a real machine. And because of that, I think, by educating them on this has been very helpful. Yeah, the business intelligence side, because with that, they're able to, it seems to drive down their anxiety. Yeah. Like, they just feel it. And once again, what is anxiety and emotion? It's not what's actually happening. Yeah. Right. And that's, that's the key. If anything, I would say, make sure to check your emotions as you're growing your business because you can make big mistakes in your business based off of feeling the wrong emotions for that day. And what I find there is a trend that I noticed when clients want to make changes. And it's normally they didn't sleep good. Maybe they got an argument with their significant other, okay, their children are driving crazy. Uh huh. And because of that, they want to make a change on their own.

Blake Beus  24:07  
They want to feel some control in their life. I mean, really, I'm, I'm the champion, the champion, the champion of external factors wanting me to have some control in my business.

Greg Marshall  24:21  
There's nothing wrong with that. I think that's I think that's a normal emotion. Yeah. So I don't want to sit here and say you should be a robot. Yeah, what I'm saying as you just take an extra step, and think, Okay, I feel very emotional right now, because of whatever. Uh huh. Let me take a rest for a minute. And just kind of decompress and then come back to this because I feel like it's kind of like, you know, you're married. If you're upset because of something at work. And then you go home and your wife says something to your likelihood of getting more set are some that means nothing is higher. And it has nothing to do with your wife.

Blake Beus  25:04  
Nothing. Just because we're in an emotional state, right? And, and one trick I have for this particular thing, and maybe this is something that can help some clients or whatever is is to say, Okay, I want to make this change, decision made, which already makes me feel better because I made a decision. But then I say, I know I'm a little bit emotional, or I'm tired or whatever. So I'm not gonna actually implement it for 48 hours. And then 48 hours, most of the time, I'm like, Well, that sounds like a dumb idea. Sit on it for a minute and give it a minute. But if I do feel good about it by then I'll you know, I'll go ahead and make that change. And see, but I've at least, I've at least kind of felt like I did something by making the decision, but then waiting for 48 hours before actually implemented,

Greg Marshall  25:50  
it's, it's a good, it's just a good way to do it. And it's something that I'm even trying to improve, how can I provide more value to my customers that could be as I'm doing more of this marketing, consulting and running ads, you also learn that some of the value that I believe, initially, I thought was not that valuable to the customer, is actually the big value of why people want to stay on like, remember, when we first got started, you refer to me as your marketing therapy. It was true, and it's more of not King Greg, click the buttons and get people, right. The value that you were really getting was, how do I not have so much anxiety that I'm crazy? Yeah, absolutely. And I think that's a big value to the customer is to be able to say, we got this. Yeah.

Blake Beus  26:46  
And it was really nice for me to basically, to hand off that responsibility to you. Yep. So I could say, okay, Greg's got this, and he's gonna let me know how things are going. So I could focus on delivery or creating new products or whatever. And for you, it's less stress, because you didn't make the product and so you're not as emotionally detached in the product attached, you're detached, and so you can make better, more informed decisions. And, and it was it was, it's a great way to to delegate and handle and

Greg Marshall  27:21  
it's almost you know, it's funny, it's almost now that you say that the perfect if you have if you have this question in your mind, should I hire an agency or a person to run my ads? It's not actually. Can they do the job? Yeah. It's, it's more about yourself? Do I have a tendency to feel anxious and concern about the ads when I run them? Yeah. If you do, you need to hire someone. And I'm being dead serious. Yeah, absolutely. If if you are someone that tends to stress out about, like, this isn't, you know, I got it, you know, and you just feel really emotional about it. You're the perfect candidate to actually hire someone else out, because you're the one that needs it the most. Because if you're if you can't just make decisions, like if you can't do this last night, you're with your family, you slept, no hours, you everything went wrong at home, and then you come you come into work, and you look at your numbers, and you can't separate the numbers from the business and home life. You really need to hire this. Because that just shows like everyone that if you run into that risk, you have to understand what your weaknesses are. Yeah. You just have like, we all have them. And that's

Blake Beus  28:50  
and that's taking it way big step back and just talking about business growth in general. That's something you're going to have to step through if you want to scale. Yep. Right. And it happens so much with solo solo entrepreneur kind of situation, which, you know, I was in multiple times. You have to be able to let go of some of that control and delegate and train and one of my favorite books on this. It's an old book, it's called the E Myth. Have you ever read? Yeah, amen.

Greg Marshall  29:24  
That's actually one of the first books I ever read. Yeah, it's,

Blake Beus  29:27  
it's an excellent book. It's more about, you'd have to translate it over to like a digital, kind of kind of context, but still really helpful. But you have to wade through that. And if you don't wade through that, your business will always stay capped at a certain level. Now, some people are totally fine with that. Maybe it's like a second income type situation and that is completely fine. But if you're at a position where you're thinking, I'm doing everything and I can't seem to get this over the top, you have to find a way to let go of some of that control. and delegate pieces of your business and one area is with, you know, a media buyer marketing agency or whatever. And I don't want to talk about this right now, we should definitely do one on this. But how to find good media buyer or agency or something? Because that those are murky waters? Yeah, that is not an easy thing to do. And you can, I've worked with agencies that have a flashy website, so you have all the right words and language. And then when you start working with them, they don't really know. Anything. And and, and I've worked with others that their presence is small or whatever online, but they know they're stuck. Yep. And so maybe that's something we can cover. And we should

Greg Marshall  30:45  
definitely talk about that. Because they're, you know, without, you know, saying any names or whatever. There's, there's a couple people that I'm working with right now that match that, yeah, now we're on this front end level, the public believes that they are running all these ads and all that, but then I'm in the background. And so they're hiring me like, Hey, I've actually been told this, we don't know how to market. Yeah. And I remember thinking, marketing, your marketing. And I couldn't believe hear that, right. But it just makes it makes you question all types of things. Who else is telling you they know how to do something? They have no clue. But yeah, I mean, and it's out there. And it's no, this isn't about shaming, or making people feel bad. This is just about knowing how to vet and do all that. And so we should, we should talk about this, because there's definitely some way just to protect yourself. And to make sure you get the maximum value Absolutely.

Blake Beus  31:45  
In this in the same area. I feel like website development because I've I approach all of this from that was where I spent the first 10 years was in website development surrounding marketing technology. But the same thing is, is when someone wants to hire a website developer, yeah, the same problem happens i i worked with one company. At the by the time the project was done, the client had spent over $500,000, on this website, five, it was it was a very, very large product $500,000 on this website. And six months later, the whole project was scrapped because it was full of security holes. And this was this was in an industry where you just couldn't have a security problem. And the amount of effort it would be for for me and my team at the time to fix all of that would wouldn't have been worth it. And then

Greg Marshall  32:44  
later, I wouldn't want to write a check big enough.

Blake Beus  32:48  
I found out later that that agency had literally just found someone on Upwork to do all their development, because they didn't have any in house developers gonna have graphic designers and other things like that. They didn't have a developer, so they just hired someone on Upwork that said they had the skills. And that one person who they probably only paid maybe 50 grand, that one person did all of the stuff. Yep. And then they charged

Greg Marshall  33:13  
$500,000. And that just shows you to to never, from a consumer standpoint, don't underestimate the expertise of cert like meaning, don't arrogantly believe that other industries are not as valuable as others because what that typically means is all well, anyone can do a developer. Anyone can make. Yeah, anyone can do email mark, right? You're making these assumptions. Like it's not that hard. Can't be that hard, right? And that's if you have that kind of mentality, you're most likely going to fall prey to that and end up hiring people that aren't actually good at what they say they're good. Yeah, or make a huge mess of things that don't need to be made. But anyways, we don't want to get too crazy. Yeah, we'll do a whole nother.

Blake Beus  34:04  
I just was thinking of that just now. So we'll we'll make that happen. But let's let's wrap this up. If you were to kind of summarize this whole conversation, Greg, on how you've learned to better handle those anxieties, communicate with your clients better. Wrap it up, give us give us a good summary.

Greg Marshall  34:21  
Yeah, I think the biggest thing is this, I need to directly tell them number wise, this is what we're going to do. And take the leadership of that and say we are doing this and being okay with if it fails Tommy and, and not kind of shying away from them. And I think with that kind of mentality and simplifying what really matters from don't even think about everything else. A couple of numbers. They just need to know how much we spend and how much are we making? What's the actual return? What's the click through rates?

Blake Beus  34:57  
And then what's next and how I compare and how do I compare to others? Well, everybody worries about that. Yeah. How do I compare to others? How's

Greg Marshall  35:04  
my progress good and good. That's actually what I'm getting better at is telling people this, you're either succeeding or we're not where we need to be yet.

Blake Beus  35:13  
So we're going to make some adjustment. So this is where we're succeeding. We don't necessarily need to make those adjusts.

Greg Marshall  35:18  
We make no adjustment. My job is to make sure you don't do anything. Yeah. Maybe,

Blake Beus  35:23  
maybe test scaling up if you have that model supports that. Right. The business model supports that. So all right, cool. I like that. Greg, how can people reach out to you,

Greg Marshall  35:30  
Greg marshall.co, and you can book a free strategy session.

Blake Beus  35:34  
Blake beus.com. I have the SM3 group in there. It's a group kind of code coaching consulting surrounding social media marketing. So you can check that out.

Greg Marshall  35:43  
Well, until next time, we'll see you guys later.

Blake Beus  35:45  
Okay, catch you later. Bye. Bye.

 

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