TPM #5 How to develop a Minimum Viable Product/Offer to “do what you can, with what you have, where you are” — my reflections on Rowena Mabbott’s interview

April 05, 2021 00:28:03
TPM #5 How to develop a Minimum Viable Product/Offer to “do what you can, with what you have, where you are” — my reflections on Rowena Mabbott’s interview
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TPM #5 How to develop a Minimum Viable Product/Offer to “do what you can, with what you have, where you are” — my reflections on Rowena Mabbott’s interview

Apr 05 2021 | 00:28:03

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Hosted By

Shelley Tonkin Smith

Show Notes

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” That’s a Theodore Roosevelt quote, shared by Rowena Mabbott, my guest on last week’s episode of the Playful Mompreneur Podcast (Episode #4).

At first, it sounds pretty obvious, simple even. But as I reflected on Rowena’s interview and on this quote, I realised that it has so many powerful implications for us as playful mompreneurs.

Rowena shared a whole lot of examples of where she did what she could, with what she had, where she was at that time in her life and in this episode I’m going to be highlighting them for you. Because even if you have as little as 5 hours a week to work on your business right now, then that’s what you have. I’d love to help you come up with a plan to do what you can with the time, and also the resources, and energy, and experience, and support — that you have.

One of my favourite ways that this can play out in business is to develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) or Minimum Viable Offer (MVO). This is something Rowena has done very successfully, and playfully :) and so I dive into this concept in some more detail in this episode.

Timestamps and Links:
00:00 Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.
03:23 Takeaway #1: You can start your own business journey by working for someone else
06:57 Takeaway #2: Sometimes taking the hard way is the right way
13:10 Takeaway #3:Take the pressure off and get answers quickly with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
18:33 Takeaway #4: Seasonal planning and living. 

23:09 Reflection Question: What resource might you already have — on your computer or in your brain — that you could easily turn into a digital product? Share your ideas with me @shelleysmithcreative on Instagram or email [email protected]
23:33 Takeaway #5: Just Start!

Connect with Rowena:
rowenamabbott.com
@rowenamabbott on Instagram

Connect with Shelley:
shelleysmithcreative.com
@shelleysmithcreative on Instagram

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Questions or comments on this episode, email Shelley at [email protected]

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