Fans are the people who follow you and like your work. They are cheering you on, even though you don’t hear from them much. Your fans are the people in your life who would miss your work if you stopped doing it.
Fans don’t criticize you, even constructively. If you ask, they will tell you what they have enjoyed and what they would like to see more of. Your fans are usually very quiet.
Fans are the real reason you do what you do. They get you and what you are trying to do. They are the first in line when you try new things.
Your fans are important because they are the ones there for you when when you hit the dip. They will keep you going when you are just about ready to throw in the towel. That’s when you will hear from one of them telling you how your work changed them, or that they admire you or a thank you for doing what you do.
I have a list of people’s names that I can run through when I need it. You are probably on this list. I pull it out when I’m feeling uncertain or when I’m thinking up ways to help or when I need a boost. Do that for yourself. Write down your own list of people and keep it somewhere close.
Be that person for someone else. Write a note to someone whose work you admire (not me). Tell them what their work means for you and thank them.
Your fans are an important part of your team. I tell you that most of your team is outside of your business and your fans are a big segment of what I mean – there are many others. This month we are talking about fans.
Business isn’t as hard as they make it out to be. Join the Business Owners Success Club and feel what it’s like to have a group of fans cheering you on!