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306: How to Show Up Imperfect In Your Marketing
24th March 2022 • Selling the Couch • Melvin Varghese, PhD
00:00:00 00:32:49

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If there is one thing I’ve learned as a small business owner, it’s that it takes courage to show up imperfect. We want so badly to be perfect and put together in front of our audience, but perfectionism makes us less authentic and connected. Join us to learn more about being OK with being imperfect.

Samara Stone is a return guest to the podcast, and I’m thrilled to welcome her back! In addition to her work as a therapist, Samara is a branding expert who has a curated community, Be Full Grown, for black women over 40 who are ready to imagine, create, and live a life of their own design. Samara is in the process of launching a podcast, and she has already proven her courage in showing up imperfect through some major life difficulties. We will discuss how we, as clinicians, can show up imperfect when perfectionism always has a pull on us. Samara also shares helpful guidelines for sharing appropriately on social media, which is something we all need to keep in mind. 

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You’ll Learn:

  • How things have changed in our field in beautiful ways; “Your Saturday self CAN show up on Monday morning.”
  • Why many therapists struggle with perfectionism and are afraid to show up as 100% human
  • Why clients appreciate transparency because it conveys a non-judgmental attitude
  • Why there is a huge shift happening in how we understand marketing and our personal brand
  • How therapists need to share enough about the real dynamic  of themselves so clients can see the healing possibilities
  • How Samara decided to share on social media the experience of her divorce a few years ago 
  • Why we have to be polarizing at times in order to find our true audience–and that’s OK
  • The importance of realizing that you can’t and won’t appeal to everyone
  • How to use your clear purpose and intention to determine how much of your life to share on social media


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Thanks to our Sponsor, Zynnyme

When you open a private practice you become an entrepreneur- but that doesn't mean you magically know how to run a successful, sustainable solo or group practice and still enjoy life. And the truth is, when your business isn't working properly it WILL impact your joy, energy, and your clinical outcomes. Therapists are among the world's paid master's degrees and it is time for it to stop. Kelly & Miranda at zynnyme are two therapists who care deeply about ensuring therapists can have sustainable incomes and practices that get exemplary outcomes. Check out their free Private Practice Masterclass where they'll be diving into the core issues that keep even full practice owners from being truly profitable and protected from burnout. While you are at it, get on the waitlist for their Business School for Therapists-your one-stop-shop for growing, revamping, or launching your sustainable, impactful solo or group practice. Business School for Therapists has the perfect blend of personalized support, ready to go content when you need it, and an amazing community all over the world.

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