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Amy Porterfield Wants You To Give Your Two Weeks Notice: How To Quit Your Job & Go All In As A Wedding Pro

February 28, 2023

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Making the decision to quit your 9 to 5 job and start your own business can be a scary process. There are so many anxieties about when you should quit. You might be asking – how will I afford it? Can I even make my salary in my business full-time? What if I fail? It's time to stop waiting and find the courage to quit your job and go ALL IN on your wedding industry business. As a coach for wedding pros, I've seen women struggle with when and how to quit their job and give their two weeks' notice. In this episode of The Power in Purpose podcast, Amy Porterfield gives you a roadmap on how to give your two weeks' notice and go all in on your business.

I've coached hundreds of women in the wedding industry, and I've helped many of them find freedom outside of their corporate lives doing what they love in the wedding industry. One thing I've noticed? Most stay in their 9 to 5 a lot longer than they need to. There are a million reasons why we stay too long–some of which we talk about in this episode.

Amy Porterfield has written a new book, Two Weeks Notice: Find the Courage to Quit Your Job, Make More Money, Work Where You Want, and Change the World.

Friend, I *wish* this was around when I started my business back in 2007. Amy is giving YOU the definitive guide on how to quit your 9 to 5 and the steps you'll need to take in order to hand in your two weeks' notice.

In this episode, we focus on the mindset challenges that keep us stuck in our 9 to 5s (“I'm not good enough,” “I can't afford to quit”) and then Amy gives you a Porterfield Pep Talk on how to set a quit date and get started.

Making the decision to quit your 9 to 5 job and start your own business can be a scary process. So many anxieties about when is the right time to quit? How will I afford it? Can I even make my salary in my business full-time? What if I fail? It's time to stop waiting and find the courage to quit your job and go ALL IN on your wedding industry business. As a coach for wedding pros, I've seen women struggle with when and how to quit their job and give their two weeks' notice. In this episode of The Power in Purpose podcast, Amy Porterfield gives you a roadmap on how to give your two weeks' notice and go all in on your business.

About Amy Porterfield, Author of Two Weeks Notice: Find the Courage to Quit Your Job, Make More Money, Work Where You Want, and Change the World

Amy Porterfield is an ex-corporate girl turned online marketing expert and CEO of a multimillion-dollar business. During her corporate days, Amy worked with mega-brands like Harley-Davidson, as well as Peak Performance Coach Tony Robbins. After one fateful boardroom meeting and witnessing the lifestyle, financial, and work freedom an online business has to offer, Amy developed her nine-to-five exit plan and never looked back.

Through her best-selling courses and top-ranked marketing podcast Online Marketing Made Easy, Amy has helped hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs turn in their two weeks’ notice and trade burnout for freedom, income, and impact. Amy’s action-by-action teaching style provides aspiring business owners with the tools they need to bypass the overwhelm and build a business they love. 

Amy empowers women across the globe to take their futures into their own hands and find professional autonomy, independence, achievement, and success far beyond what a corporate glass ceiling would traditionally allow. 

Amy’s work has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, CNBC, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, and more. Her company has twice been awarded the Inc. 5000 Award as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. Today, she runs her growing business from Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, Hobie, and their Labradoodle, Scout.

On this episode about how to give your two weeks' notice with Amy Porterfield:

  • The a-ha moments we have when we know it's time to give our two weeks' notice
  • How to work through immobilizing self-doubt and the long list of “not-enough-ness” that holds you back from quitting your job
  • How to know you're ready to quit your job and give your two weeks' notice
  • The best way to deal with money anxieties around quitting
  • Your next steps to handing in your two weeks' notice so that you can go ALL IN on your wedding industry business

[00:00:00.000] - Candice Coppola (Host)

How do you know if you're ready to quit your corporate job and go all in on your business? This is one of those questions that we have a lot of anxiety around that we don't necessarily have all the answers to. But in today's episode of the Power and Purpose podcast, I'm joined by business expert, Amy Portfield. And Amy is going to write you a big fat permission slip to leave behind your corporate career and hand in your two weeks' notice. You're here to grow a business, but not just any business. You want to grow a profitable business with purpose, a business where you wake up every single day driven to serve your customers and make a difference in your own life. I'm Candice Coppola, published author, business coach, and your guide to building a profitable business with purpose. Join me here every single week as we explore how to build and grow your business with purpose. Get ready to dig in and have meaningful conversations about the strategies and techniques that will help you build your dream business. This is the power and purpose. Hey there, friend. Welcome back to the Power and purpose podcast.

[00:01:25.940] - Candice Coppola (Host)

It's me, your host, Candice. And before I share more about today's interview, I just want to say how excited I am for you to get to hear this conversation, to meet Amy, and to listen to this episode. When I launched my business back in the dark ages of 2007, I wish I had a guide like Amy to show me the ropes. I wish I had a book like her new book, Two Weeks Notice, find the courage to quit your job, make more money, work where you want, and change the world. I wish I had this book in my hands to be the roadmap, the guide to quitting my nine to five. That's why I'm so excited for you to hear today's episode because I know you're going to get the permission and the strategy you need to go all in on your incredible business. My guest today is Amy Portfield. I feel like Amy needs no introduction, but I will introduce her. Amy is an ex corporate girl turned online marketing expert, and she's the CEO of a multimillion dollar business. During her corporate days, Amy worked for mega brands like Harley Davidson and Tony Robbins.

[00:02:37.540] - Candice Coppola (Host)

After one fateful boardroom meeting, witnessing the lifestyle, the financial, and the work freedom that online business owners had, she decided to create a nine to five exit plan and never looked back. We're going to talk about Amy's story in today's interview. Now, throughout Amy's career, she has grown an an incredible business. She's been my business coach over the years, my guide on the side. I've learned so much from Amy, whether it's through her courses like Digital Course Academy or List Builder Society, but also through her incredible podcast, the Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast. If you're not currently a listener, you need to be. There are so many moments in my career where I can look back and be like, Oh, Amy taught me how to do that. I've learned so much from Amy over the years. It's just such a thrill to have her on the show. Amy empowers women across the globe to take their futures into their own hands.

[00:03:38.640] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)


[00:03:39.280] - Candice Coppola (Host)

Find professional autonomy, independence, achievement, and success far beyond what a corporate glass ceiling would traditionally allow. In my interview with Amy, she's going to give you some step by step instructions and a strategy for leaving behind your corporate job. If you're still in a nine to five and you're feeling that pull, you know it's time for you to quit and to go all in on your business. You can see how your business would grow if you had more time to dedicate to it. If you f you are able to work on it solely without being tugged in other directions. But you're scared, you're anxious, you have a ton of questions, you feel like you need to insert the blank first, well, then, my friend, today's episode is for you. Without further ado, let's get into my interview with Amy Portfield. Hi, Amy. Welcome to the show.

[00:04:39.620] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

Hey there. Thanks so much for having me.

[00:04:41.740] - Candice Coppola (Host)

I'm so glad you're here. First of all, congratulations on your new book. This is so exciting.

[00:04:47.700] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)


[00:04:48.110] - Candice Coppola (Host)

Exciting. You've written a new book. It's called Two Weeks' Notice. Find the courage to quit your job, make more money, work where you want, and change the world. Can you tell us a little bit more about this amazing book?

[00:05:00.160] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

Yes. I always say I'm an ex corporate girl turned accidental entrepreneur. That word entrepreneur was never even part of my vocabulary 14 years ago when I went out on my own. I could say business owner, but entrepreneur seemed a little too fancy. What happened was I have always thought I would be climbing that corporate ladder, and I was really good at being an employee. I like that regular paycheck, paid vacations, benefits, all that good stuff. But what happened was my very last 9 to 5 job was with peak performance coach Tony Robbins. And for about six and a half years, I got to travel the world with Tony's team and work on the content that he does on stage at Unleashed the Power Within and date with Destiny. If you know Tony, you know those events. And while I was there, he did a focus group where he brought in a bunch of online business owners and he went around and he said, Tell me about your businesses. I was brought into the meeting to take notes. That was humbling enough. But here I was listening to all these guys, they were all men, talk about their businesses they've created.

[00:06:01.620] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

In that moment, I realized, Wait a second, they have something that I do not have. They have freedom. They're working when they want, where they want, how they want. They're building these amazing businesses, making tons of money and tons of impact. In that moment, for the first time in my life, I was in my 30 s, I thought, I want a piece of that. I don't exactly know what they're doing or how they're doing it, but I want a piece of that. Fast forward, 14 years later, and now that I have a multimillion dollar business and I get to serve many, many people, helping them build their businesses, I thought, I'm going to write the book that I wish I had when I was first starting out. The book to help me transition out of a nine to five job into my own business. But then once I have my own business, how the heck do I even get it started? So I wrote the step by step guide book to actually get your business off the ground.

[00:06:49.480] - Candice Coppola (Host)

It's so good, guys. I have to tell you, I wish I had this book when I started my business. When I started my first business, I was piecemailing things together. This was back when Amazon was actually a bookstore, and that's how they sold those books. And I was reading things like How to Start a business for Dumbies, the E myth, trying to figure out how to piece this all together so that I could quit my job, which I personally hated my job, absolutely hated my job. And I wanted nothing more than to be my own boss. So this is the book that I wish was written back in the day, too.

[00:07:20.070] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

I love that.

[00:07:21.960] - Candice Coppola (Host)

Listen, writing a book is such a process. I feel like you leave a part of yourself behind in the book. In each page, you leave a part of yourself. It's a revealing process about yourself. And we could have a whole podcast episode just dedicated to what it's like writing a book. But I love to ask this question of every guest who's an author on the show, what was the best part about writing this book for you?

[00:07:45.380] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

Oh, I love that question. The best part was to see how far I had come. It was a great reminder that, wow, it was really tough in the beginning. I doubted myself at every corner, every turn, and I really didn't know I had it in me. I wanted to have it in me. I kept going even when things got really tough for a while. But I told some stories in this book that I didn't want to tell, and I didn't want to tell them because they made me look weak. They showed all of my weaknesses and insecurities. I thought, I'm supposed to be the guide here. I can't tell stories that will make me look like I don't have it all together. T hen I realized I don't have it all together. No one really does. If I'm not honest about that, I don't want my reader to think she needs to be perfect in this and that she has to have it all together and she has to know exactly where she's going at all times. I have not over the 14 years. I really tell the stories that shine a light on really how messy this can be, but how beautiful it can be as well, and how rewarding it is.

[00:08:50.940] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

I always say that the worst day in my entrepreneurial life, and I've had some really rough times, my worst day is still better than the best day in my nine to five up. That's because I'm free. I'm calling the shots. I'm deciding how I want to live my life. It's worth all those challenges. But yeah, the best part was to see how far I'd come and to give other people permission to make all those mistakes and do all the things they need to do to get to where they want to get to. It's never too late to create the business and life that you absolutely desire.

[00:09:21.120] - Candice Coppola (Host)

Oh, yeah, it's never too late to get started. Never, ever, ever too late. We're going to talk about some things that hold us back a little bit later in our interview. But in the book and earlier in our interview, you just described this moment where you had this realization, you got your first whiff of entrepreneurship. I want to read a little passage of what you wrote because it hit me. It really hit me because I had the same moment in my life. You said, I've been following a script for my life designed by someone else entirely. I wasn't even sure who had written the script I was following, but it sure wasn't me. That hit me for six. When I read that, I said, Oh, my God, that's me too. I've had that moment a few times in my life, funny enough, where I'm like, Whose plan am I following? Because it's not my plan, right?

[00:10:06.950] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

Exactly. When I look back at that plan, I know it was rooted in my childhood. I grew up with a really strict dad. It was his way or the highway. He was my first official boss. Then I get into the nine to five world after college, and I have all these bosses. I think I was living how I thought I was supposed to be. If I want to get the promotions, if I want to get the raises, I have to show up and act a certain way. I feel as though I either lost myself or didn't even know who I was in those early years. The beautiful thing about entrepreneurship, when you actually quit your job, you leave it 100 % % behind and you are 100 % supporting yourself. The beautiful thing about that is you will never see more personal growth than that experience right there. For entrepreneurship, 80 % of it, I think, is around personal development. 20 % is all the stuff you figure out to grow the business. It's such a beautiful way to find who you are and to step into that. For me, that's what I had to do.

[00:11:10.480] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

I had to figure that out as I went along.

[00:11:13.100] - Candice Coppola (Host)

Yeah. I feel like owning a business is like looking in a mirror. It's going to reveal back to you things about yourself that you love, that you're so good at, but also things that maybe you don't love.

[00:11:23.330] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

So much. So true. When I'm having a rough day and complaining to my husband about all the work I need to do or how overwhelmed I am. He'll always say, You should go look at the mirror and talk to your boss and see if she'll give you a break. R eminding me like, You are calling the shots here. You can change how you do this. Sometimes I forget, Oh, I'm the boss. I forgot that.

[00:11:44.290] - Candice Coppola (Host)

I'm going to use that with my husband because we're both entrepreneurs. Next time he's complaining with me, I'm going to steal Hoby's line. I love that. Well, today I'm hoping that you can give us a classic, Port erfield pep talk on how we can quit our 9 to five job and go all in on this business, whether we just have a business idea to start or maybe we started a business and it's a side hustle. Maybe we've been in business for a while and we're still tethered to that 9 to five job. I'm looking forward to this. Porta field pep talk is what I'm calling it because you've been my business coach for so many years, my guide on the side, helping me grow my business and figure things out in my business. I can't wait for my listeners to hear from you on this. So many entrepreneurs, they struggle, especially in this space when it comes to quitting your 9 to 5 job. The thing they struggle with first is what you call this immobilizing self doubt. It keeps so many women from going after their dreams. There's just this long list of not enoughness that holds us back.

[00:12:47.000] - Candice Coppola (Host)

To the woman who's listening right now who's thinking, You know what? I'm not ready enough. I'm not young enough, I'm not smart enough. I'm not old enough. I'm not pretty enough. I'm not talented enough. What would you say to her when it comes to starting a business and.

[00:13:02.090] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

Quitting her job? I love this question because I work primarily with women. What I've noticed, but I'm in a a man's world, the online marketing space, I grew up in it with just a bunch of guys telling me how to do it and what to do. I watch them and when they... This is not for all men. This is a generalization. But I watch a lot of men not know how to do something and they think, I'll figure it out. I'll just act as though I do know how to do it. T hey've got this bravado and confidence that I'm like, Give me just an ounce of that because it blows my mind. A t times we could just be annoyed by it, like the audacity. But in the next breath, it's refreshing. When work with women, I remind them that nobody has it all figured out. Nobody knows exactly what they're doing. But the secret here is really tapping into what do you want? What life do you want to live? Because the mistake I made when I started my business is that I built a business and then tried to stuff in a lifestyle that I wanted into a business I had already created.

[00:14:10.670] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

It doesn't work very well. Whereas what I wish I did and what I want to say to the women listening right now, first get clear on the life you want. How do you want to show up? How do you want to live your life? Do you want to be able to pick your kids up at 3 o'clock from school? Do you want to have your nights and weekends off? Do you want to work a four day work week instead of Monday through Friday? What do your vacations look like? How do you spend your money? Let's get clear on the lifestyle that you want. Just because you want it, it can be yours. I really do believe that. No opinions matter, except your own. When you get clear on the lifestyle that you want, then ask yourself, having this nine to five job that I likely don't want, where I'm probably underpaid and undervalued, where often I get overlooked, where I'm going to absolutely hit a glass ceiling if I haven't already, is is this going to fit into the lifestyle I want? Or do I need to go all in with this business I've been thinking about or dabbling with or actually already creating no matter where you are?

[00:15:10.380] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

Do I need to go all in so that I could build a life and a business beyond my wildest expectations. The thing is that I want you to hear is that the world waiting for you, the life you can create, you don't even know how good it can get. You don't even know yet because you're not fully living in it just yet. And as long as you have one foot in and one foot out, you'll never fully realize how good it can be. And so I want to give you permission, courage. I want to push you out there and say, what will it take to go all in? In my book, Two Weeks Notice, I build a runway for people to say, okay, if you're not ready to leave your 9 to five job, let's get you ready. What are all the things we need to do to get you ready to actually go out that door for the very last time? So I've got the guide in the book, but it's the mindset that I really need to shift first and say, how good can you get it? How good do you want it?

[00:16:09.290] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

And you have to go after it. One foot in and one foot out is not going to get you there.

[00:16:13.820] - Candice Coppola (Host)

I can definitely relate to that. I remember back in my days with one foot in and one foot out and the women that I've coached over the years, it's such a struggle point. But I think where they get stuck is this idea, but what if I fail? What if I don't make any money? What if my partner doesn't support me? What will my friends and family think about me quitting my job to go all in on my business? So to that woman, what is the step we need to take? Or what's the sign, maybe, that we're looking for, that we are just, this is it. We're ready to quit our nine to five and to give our two weeks notice.

[00:16:54.450] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

So the first thing is I want to address, what will my friends and family think? What if I crash and burn? What if this doesn't work out and I have to beg for my job back? These are all the things that went through my head. Between my husband and one of my really good girlfriends, Yasmin Star, both of them were in my ear constantly. One of the things that I was reminded is that if somebody is not doing what you want to be doing, if they're not living your dream, they do not get an opinion. You can respect them and love them, but that doesn't mean they get an opinion on what you're going to do with your future. Something I learned early on is that anyone that is more successful than you, anyone who has the business you want, who has built the wealth you want to build, who has the freedom you want, anyone more successful than you is 99.5 % of 9 % of the chance not going to leave a negative comment for you online, tell you that you can't do it, bring you down. That's not what successful people do. So you've got to consider the source.

[00:17:57.150] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

When you do get the negative feedback, when people do doubt you, it's because they're coming from a place of they didn't figure it out, so they feel as you should be cautious as well. All of those opinions are a perception of how they're living their life and how they see their life going. So be very careful listening to other people's opinions about your future, about what you want to create. And the other thing that I'll say is that if you're thinking, Okay, I just really want to do it. What do I need to do to make sure that this actually happens? One of the things is you need to tell a few people that you trust that aren't going to bring you down to help you keep you accountable. When I was leaving my 9 to 5 job, I told three people, my husband, my mom, and my best friend. Only three people because I knew they were going to lift me up when I came crashing down. When I doubted it, they were still going to push me out that door and encourage me to do it. Believe me, I took six months to actually leave once I chose my exit date.

[00:18:58.300] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

There were times that I thought, Maybe I don't need to quit. Maybe I'll just have a side hustle and do this nine to five thing. My husband would remind me, You want freedom? You said you wanted to call the shots. You'll never do that in your nine to five job. I needed people around me to build me up. If you're feeling stuck, if you haven't taken that leap, I want you to confide in three people. Tell them your exit date. That's a big thing in my book, choosing your exit date. Let them know your exit date and ask them to hold you accountable, to check in with you often, to remind you of why you're doing this, to help you when you feel really shaky about your decision, because it's a scary thing to quit your job and start your own business. It's something most people won't do, but most people aren't living the life that they're meant to live because they're so scared shared to take that risk. So get people around you who will encourage you to move forward.

[00:19:50.020] - Candice Coppola (Host)

That's such a great piece of advice. It really is a motivator. I feel like once you speak it out and a few people know about it, you're almost obligated to do it because you've told people now.

[00:19:59.560] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

Yes, you got to do it. You put it out there. It's so very true.

[00:20:05.680] - Candice Coppola (Host)

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[00:21:29.560] - Candice Coppola (Host)

What if you're scared to quit because you don't think you'll earn enough to support yourself?

[00:21:33.480] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

Yes, this is very real. First of all, if you have money anxiety and that's why you're not leaving your 9 to 5 job, that's very real. We all have it. One of the things that I teach in two weeks' notice is in this runway, you're going to get clear about your finances. We can't close our eyes and pretend we don't see or hear it. We've got to really look at where are we financially? You might be in debt. A lot of people are. We're going to take the shame away from that. But also just how much do you actually need to make every month to get by, to pay the bills, to put food on the table? Because in that first year of entrepreneurship, we're going to get scrappy. We're not redecorating the house or getting new wood floors or buying the car, going on vacation. We're really scrappy that first year just so that we don't have to pressure ourselves to make a ton of money to get by. When you get clear on how much money you really actually have to make each month to get by, you can ask yourself, Okay, maybe I want three months of just a little nest egg before I leave my nine to five job.

[00:22:35.780] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

I don't want you to say, I'm going to save up two years of living expenses. That's never going to happen. You're never going to leave. But just a little nest egg wouldn't hurt. So how are you going to do that, let's say you're giving yourself six months to leave your nine to five job. Now you're going to get a plan. You're going to use my book to put an exact plan together, and you're going to save three months of living expenses just to have a little cushion. That will give you some confidence to make sure that you're taken care of in the early days of going out on your own. I have a good friend who he didn't have an exit date, he had a dollar amount. Once he saved X amount of money, he was out. Because he wanted it so bad, he was super aggressive in saving that money, he cut back everywhere he could. Money anxiety is real. Also get clear and realistic about your money so that you could look at it in total honesty versus worrying about something you don't know what it even looks like.

[00:23:28.440] - Candice Coppola (Host)

I think, too, this exercise of going through your finances, understanding what realistically you can put away, what would make you feel just a little risky to quit your job. It's just enough, right? It's going to set you up for success in your business in the long run because you're paying attention to the dollars and cents and that's the place where people can get really stuck and not pay attention to that. You're creative, you want to be creative, or you're strategic over here, you're not paying attention to the money coming in and going out. I feel like that's just a really good practice to adopt early on in your.

[00:24:00.000] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

Business, regardless. For sure.

[00:24:02.190] - Candice Coppola (Host)

Sometimes we just need that first next step, that guide to give us permission and also to say, Okay, here's what I want you to go and do. In listening to you, I know that we need to go tell three people, like, we are quitting our job and this is our quit date. And we also need to sit down and think through a financial plan that is realistic, that makes sense, but might feel a little scary.

[00:24:25.160] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

Yeah, it should feel scary. If it doesn't feel scary, we're not really going after it. So the scariness, you're going to do it scared. Yes.

[00:24:33.160] - Candice Coppola (Host)

Good. Okay, so we have a scary financial plan. We're going to need a glass of wine.

[00:24:37.500] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

To really.

[00:24:37.880] - Candice Coppola (Host)

Mull it over.

[00:24:39.760] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)


[00:24:40.740] - Candice Coppola (Host)

What is then our next step after we've mapped that out? What is the next step that we're going to take?

[00:24:46.360] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

One of the fun things, but absolutely necessary is to get your starter idea going. A lot of those listening right now, they've got their starter idea. You're in the wedding industry market, then you know what you're going to do. want to do with that. So you've already come over a big hurdle. A lot of people I talked to don't know what they would do in their business, don't even know what their side hustle would be. And in the book, I take you through something called the sweet spot. If you are stuck with that, I help you come up with your starter idea. But a lot of people, would you agree listening, probably do have that idea?

[00:25:20.370] - Candice Coppola (Host)

Oh, for sure.

[00:25:21.760] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

Okay, great. So they've got this idea. So the next thing I want you to do is I want you to start thinking, Okay, how can I grow my audience? Because once you start to grow your audience, everything becomes easier. I'm talking an audience on social media, but I'm also talking about an email list, something that people often overlook and take way too long to get started, but it's essential. I through how to grow an email list in the book step by step. But in order to grow an audience, whether it be on social or with your email list, you've got to be creating consistent, original content. Content is queen here, and it's something you can do while you're still in your 9 to 5 job. When I say create content, what I'm talking about is starting a blog, or a podcast, or a weekly video show, or maybe a weekly live Q&A that you do on Instagram or Facebook. But it's weekly. That consistency is what will cut through the noise online. You will become that go to guide for those that need you. I want you to start thinking about, how might I create content?

[00:26:26.810] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

What content would I create? Where am I going to post it? What am I going to talk about? And that doesn't mean you need to be on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, whatever. I don't know who of us are using Snapchat for business. I'm not. But regardless, you don't have to be on everything all the time. Let's choose one social media platform and learn it well. One of my friends just told me she gets three million views a month on Pinterest, and that's how she grows her audience. In the wedding industry, I could see that working really well. So you can't go wrong with what you choose. Use as long as your audience is spending time there. But let's get serious about content. In two weeks' notice, I have an entire chapter about choosing your content, posting your content, planning your content, all of that to grow your audience. I think it's a really important move early on.

[00:27:15.860] - Candice Coppola (Host)

Oh, yeah, I would definitely agree. Guys, this book is literally a step by step guide on how to start a business, how to quit your job, and how to go full time. It is literally what you would expect. If you know Amy, you know she doesn't do fluff. She cuts right to the chase. She's all about strategy with a little mindset hug. And that's what this book is. It's so good. Amy, I have one final question for you. And it's about that girl sitting in the boardroom where you open up the book with your entrepreneur story. If you could go back to that Amy, who's sitting in that boardroom with all these men talking about success and freedom and abundance, whose mind has just been opened up to the possibility that she could start a business. Look how far we've come. I mean, we've come so far. You weren't necessarily Amy Portfield then, but you're Amy Portfield now. If you could imagine going back to her in that moment, what's something that you would tell her?

[00:28:11.680] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

There's so much I would want to tell her. But one of the things that I wish I would have had back then was that inner Beyonce fieriness. I wish I could have looked around the table, and this is just a mindset shift, so anyone listening right now, you can do this. I wish I would have looked around that table and thought, If they can do it, so can I. Why not me? I wish that I got really fierce and was like, Watch me. I'm going to prove you all wrong. You guys think I can't do this? You think I just know these little skills here that you've only me, watch me, I'm going to blow this up. I think we need a little bit of fieriness in us. We don't need to tell anyone about that. But I think it's so important that we find it in us. We don't need to be meek. We don't need to be humble. We don't need to be quiet. Quite honestly, we need to be louder. We need to put ourselves out there in a bigger way, and we need to start playing a bigger game. I wish that I had mustered that up early on.

[00:29:12.220] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

It took me years to find that. When you find it, and it's in all of us, every one of us has it, it's just that getting the courage to show it and bring it up. When I found it, I was able to move mountains compared to what I was able to do in the early days. My confidence and courage allowed me to do things I never thought was possible. Here's the little secret. You have to get uncomfortable. When you want to find that inner Beyonce, that fieriness, it's uncomfortable in the beginning. That is the point. That is where growth is. All of you listening right now, every single day, find a way to get uncomfortable. Choose your exit date. That will make you uncomfortable. Start posting on social media. That's going to make you uncomfortable. Ask for a favor, ask for advice. That might make you uncomfortable. You have to get uncomfortable to get to where you ultimately want to go.

[00:30:07.140] - Candice Coppola (Host)

Oh, Amy, that was so good. We're going to end on that note. That was so, so very good. Aside from picking up two weeks notice and reading it cover to cover, where can our listeners hang out with you?

[00:30:19.480] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

Well, thank you so much for asking. When you get the book, I've got bonuses to take you even beyond the book. Script, templates, marketing strategies to help you. Go to twoweaksnoticebook. Com to get bonuses. So twoweeksnoticebook. Com to get my bonuses. Twoweeksnoticebook. Com to get my bonuses once you grab the book. And also I have a podcast called Online Marketing Made Easy so you can get a lot more free strategies there as well.

[00:30:42.400] - Candice Coppola (Host)

Of course, you have bonuses and fun extra stuff for us to play around with and use. Of course you do. Well, Amy, congratulations again on this amazing book. Thanks for all the work that you do for us women to grow our businesses. We couldn't do it without you.

[00:30:56.880] - Amy Porterfield (Guest)

Thank you, friend. Loved chatting with you today.

[00:30:59.550] - Candice Coppola (Host)

I want to thank Amy for such an incredible interview and all the permission in the world to leave behind our corporate jobs. I want you to go and pick up her new book, Two Weeks Notice. Find the courage to quit your job, make more money, work where you want, and change the world. I also want to know who are the three people you're going to tell that you're putting that date in your calendar to quit your job? Who are those three people? Go over to my Instagram, leave a comment for me and Amy, tag us both and share who you are telling to hold you accountable. Maybe it's one of us. Maybe you're telling me and I'm going to hold you accountable to your quit date. Make sure you pick up a copy of Amy's book. I've left everything that we've discussed inside the show notes, so you can always pop over to our podcast website and go pick up the book and anything else that I've mentioned here today on this podcast episode. Listen, just a little encouragement that you can leave behind your corporate job. Just like Amy said, if she could go back and tell that Amy what she knows today, I know the same could be said for you.

[00:32:13.000] - Candice Coppola (Host)

There is a wild crazy adventure in business waiting for you. My friend, you deserve to have the life that you've always imagined and a career that fills up your cup, that inspires you, that fires you up, and it's worth celebrating as a life worth living. I f you're feeling tired of corporate work and you want to go all in on your business, I hope you can look at Amy and I as inspiration for what could be possible for you. Okay, friend, that's it from me. I'm here to remind you, as always, there's so much power in your purpose. Until next time. Thanks so much for tuning in to this week's episode of the Power In Purpose podcast. If you enjoyed the show, be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode and consider leaving a review. Head over to powerinpurpose podcast. Com to access all of the resources and links mentioned in today's episode. That's powerandpurpose podcast. Com. I'll see you next time.

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