The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business owners. The examination is not a surprise after all since the interviewee already knew about the questions in advance. However, we can always pretend and have fun with the scenario of a young entrepreneur sitting in class nervously biting on their pencil. They are ready to take a pop quiz on a chapter that they were supposed to read the night before. Instead, they played Metroid all night on their SNES (Oops, this was me in high school). The real purpose of the pop quiz is that this is a fun way to introduce business tips from real-world experiences that you can not learn in a classroom. We want to thank our entrepreneur for being a good sport and volunteering their time to answer a few questions to help our community grow from their knowledge.
I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday.
Can you please tell everyone your name?
Celia Faye Meisel
What is your job role?
Sales and Monetization Coach and Trainer
Tell us about your company?
We work with online coaches, practitioners, and local businesses to optimize their offers, refine their sales processes, and increase conversions with new and existing leads. 90% of our clients report having their highest grossing income months during our work together. We take a unique approach, not just focusing on business strategies alone. We work with energy through the use of meditation and energy shifting tools, as well as mindset techniques that change unconscious thought patterns to create new and different actions, and these approaches lead our clients to those highest income months mentioned before.
What do you love most about your job?
Connecting with business owners from across the world who run unique niche-based businesses. My clients are always passion-driven, they possess the training, skills, and experience to get results for themselves and their clients while being extremely passionate about their businesses. I enjoy learning more about them through the journey and witnessing how many lives are positively impacted through their sales and delivery.
What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
Online business keeps me on my toes! There is so much to learn and to implement. I love that my business is revolved around expressing myself, creating for & delivering to my clients and audience, and continued learning. All of these pieces make for a dynamic work experience that continuously inspires me.
How do your co-workers inspire you?
They are dedicated to giving a high level of service and always care about satisfaction. When everyone on a team is moving in the direction of a common vision momentum is gained. I recognize how much they care about the results and client experience which excites me to think about growing our team with more members who carry the same level of dedication.
How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
My team, my clients, and all I work remotely. To have fun from my home office, I’ll take dance party breaks, put on fun bright lip glosses to spruce up my look, and go on live streams with a playful attitude. To connect with my team, I consistently send them messages of encouragement and appreciation while also taking the time to send my clients and team members gifts in the mail.
What are some of the challenges of your job?
My business is highly dependent on my creativity. If I am not feeling creatively inspired, I can get concerned about it going on too long or whether or not my visibility will be impacted. I’ve found that those are just thoughts and that in the age of social media it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you can only be successful if your life is happy all of the time. I have found that those challenging times are the ones of the most significant growth, especially when I am visible and share my personal story with my clients and audience. Being in sales and online coaching also has its own set of challenges because you are responsible for attracting clients and closing deals. Sometimes deals fall through, and you’ve always got to be ready to assess your process and grow from the experience, showing up better the next time. I have learned to be fully responsible for myself and my business which helps me handle challenges wisely.
What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
When I came into this business, I knew to have my client agreement and contract sent and signed immediately. The few times I was relaxed on sending my contract over, it came back to get me, resulting in a lost deal or cancellation. On the other hand, my contract has saved the day as well, with clearly defined terms that backed the offering.
What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?
My first piece of advice is not to give up when challenges arise. Focus on your niche and a marketing strategy for 90 days than six months without making significant changes because you think things are moving too slowly. Often you are too close to your business to recognize the progress. Start early off with a robust sales system that you can track and convert leads with, often so many new online business owners are focused only on marketing and visibility with sales getting lost in the mix. Learn sales, and you can guarantee an income that way!
Thank you for taking our pop quiz today. You get an A+ for effort. You can learn more about our interviewee and their business by visiting them on the web: