About Hosting Community Passion Projects

In today’s episode, we dive into the P of Passion with our guest, Sophie Lechner, founder of The MAGNET Model.

Join us as we explore Sophie’s passion, the impact of her passion project, the Marketing Mutiny, and how it all fits into the bigger picture of humane marketing.

"So I think what's very important is to find a topic that you feel strongly about emotionally that others will rally around so think of it as a movement, right?" – Sophie Lechner @sarahsantacroce #humanemarketing Share on X

In this episode with Sophie, we talked about:

  • Her community passion project called the Marketing Mutiny
  • Why she created it and her goal with it
  • What makes it different from an online summit
  • How a passion project creates a sense of purpose for your business
  • How to create your own passion project
  • and much more

Sophie’s Resources

The Magnet Model

Quiz: What Kind of LinkedIn User Are You?

Find Sophie on LinkedIn

Sarah’s Resources

(FREE) Sarah’s One Page Marketing Plan

(FREE) The Humane Business Manifesto

(FREE) Gentle Confidence Mini-Course

Marketing Like We’re Human – Sarah’s book

The Humane Marketing Circle

Authentic & Fair Pricing Mini-Course

Podcast Show Notes

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Email Sarah at sarah@sarahsantacroce.com

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Ep 172 transcript

[00:00:00] Sarah: Hello, Humane Marketers. Welcome back to the Humane Marketing Podcast, the place to be for the generation of marketers that cares. This is a show where we talk about running your business in a way that feels good to you, is aligned with your values, and also resonates with today’s conscious customers because it’s humane, ethical, and non pushy.

[00:00:23] I’m Sarah Zanacroce, your hippie turned business coach for quietly rebellious entrepreneurs and marketing impact pioneers. Mama bear of the humane marketing circle and renegade author of marketing like we’re human and selling like we’re human. If after listening to the show for a while, you’re ready to move on to the next level and start implementing and would welcome a community of like minded, quietly rebellious entrepreneurs who discuss with transparency what works and what doesn’t work in business, then we’d love to welcome you in our humane marketing circle.

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[00:02:27] Hello, and welcome back to the humane marketing podcast. Today’s conversation fits under the P of. passion. So we’re back at the first P of the humane marketing mandala with the seven Ps of humane marketing. If you’re new here, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about, but you can download your one page marketing plan with the seven Ps of humane marketing at humane.

[00:02:55] marketing forward slash. One page, the number one and the word page. [00:03:00] And this comes with seven email prompts to really help you reflect on these different piece for your business. So this is not a prescriptive, here are the things you need to do, uh, but more of the, well, here are some questions to, first of all, question all your assumptions around marketing, but then also help you reflect on these different piece for.

[00:03:25] Your business. So today’s guest is Sophie Leshner. Uh, after 25 years in corporate, Sophie became an entrepreneur and is now the founder of her second company, The Magnet Model. She helps mission driven entrepreneurs to find their audience on LinkedIn and engage with them so that they can spread the message and grow their business.

[00:03:49] Over the last 20 years, her activity on LinkedIn has led to speaking engagements in the US and abroad. Podcast invitations, finding clients and JV partners, and [00:04:00] even an interview in Forbes. She created the magnet model to help entrepreneurs build the authentic relationships that will propel their mission forward.

[00:04:09] Sophie works with clients one on one via courses, group programs, and workshops. This time I didn’t invite Sophie to talk about LinkedIn. I invited her to talk about a passion project she calls the marketing mutiny, which as you’ll find out is very much aligned with the humane marketing revolution. So we talked about her community passion project, uh, why she created it and her goal with it, what makes it different from an online summit, how a passion project creates a sense of purpose for your business, how to create your own.

[00:04:48] Passion Project and so much more. So without further ado, let’s welcome Sophie Lechner to the show. Hi Sophie. So good to have you on the Humane [00:05:00] Marketing Podcast.

[00:05:01] Sophie: Hi, Sarah. I’m delighted to be here.

[00:05:04] Sarah: Wonderful. Yeah. I just thought it would be such a great topic to talk to you in the, as you know, um, doing these conversations in the, in the piece of humane marketing.

[00:05:16] And one of the first one is the passion P and I’m like, who do I know that is passionate and you and your passion project, uh, the marketing mutiny. Um, came to mind because I was just recently, recently participating or, or it kind of featured, I guess you would say. So, uh, I thought that makes a great conversations.

[00:05:38] Uh, obviously it’s very aligned with, uh, how we think here about, uh, marketing. So yeah. Why don’t we get started with you kind of telling us about the marketing mutiny project, why you created it and what it is.

[00:05:56] Sophie: Yeah. So I. Have been in the entrepreneurial world [00:06:00] for, what am I going to say, 11 years, and I have seen so many programs and so many tactics and so many, um, you know, shiny objects that come into the field of vision of new entrepreneurs.

[00:06:16] And I have coached a lot of them, and I have seen the devastation, I want to say, that a lot of these marketing tactics, um, that it wreaks havoc with the entrepreneur’s, um, life and ambition and, and, and their opportunity for growing because, you know, we come into the world of, Entrepreneurship with the passion we have for our, you know, our expertise, what it is we can help people with, but we don’t know about marketing usually.

[00:06:49] And so we start to sign up for all these different programs and then it gets overly complicated. It’s the opposite of what you, you know, all of your marketing is about the [00:07:00] way you see, uh, um, entrepreneurship. So, um, I have seen in my coaching, a lot of entrepreneurs who are burnt out, discouraged, you know, don’t understand what they need to do next.

[00:07:15] And, and I just was getting more and more and more frustrated and then angry at all of this noise. And I thought there is another way of doing business, but a lot of people don’t know it until they’ve gone through the whole process of getting burnt and, and, and sometimes they give up. And so I thought, well, what, you know, if you get angry enough, you get to a point where like, I got to do something about this and what can I do?

[00:07:45] So I came across this kind of project and I thought, well, this is perfect. I will, I will, you know, get some people, invite them in, talk about it. And we’ll just all together make as much noise as we [00:08:00] can about it. So we can crowd out all those aggressive marketers and. new entrepreneurs can hear about these humane ways of doing business.

[00:08:12] Sarah: Yeah. Yeah. Obviously it reminds me of my own story, my own, uh, you know, burnout sitting on a therapist’s chair and, and all of that. And it’s, it’s interesting because You have 11 years. I have almost 15 years. So I think we’ve kind of been exposed to the same, you know, gurus and marketers and all of that.

[00:08:33] And it’s just, yeah, seeing that. Overwhelmed seeing that frustration from, from maybe ourselves, but also from all these people that we’re coaching is just like too much is too much. And so, yeah, you, you, you calling it a project, which I really like. And I think we can give a shout out to Ellie Trier who, um, has been on the [00:09:00] podcast before, right.

[00:09:00] And as a common friend of ours and, and she’s kind of really like. Started this maybe idea of, of instead of calling it a marketing campaign, maybe calling it a marketing or not even calling it a project, right? Let’s call it a passionate project because, yeah, it is tied into passion and maybe like you said, anger, but I, you know, that’s great passion if there’s some really strong emotion related to it, like anger.

[00:09:31] Um, And what I love about it is this community aspect to it, you, you called it the conversation. So tell us about this a bit more how you structured this and, you know, people are probably commonly used to an online summit. So maybe compare it to an online summit.

[00:09:52] Sophie: Yeah. Yeah. So that’s a good starting point to give people sort of a frame of reference for how it worked.

[00:09:58] The commonalities is that [00:10:00] you’re bringing. Um, specific people to speak about a topic and so you have an overarching topic and then you’re bringing these people to, to speak and contribute, you know, their, their thoughts to it. The big difference I find, and I was always frustrated with summits where, you know, you’d watch a video, you get really excited and then.

[00:10:21] And then what? Like, you want to talk to the person who spoke and you want to talk to other people about it and you’ve got nowhere to go. You’re kind of

[00:10:29] Sarah: siloed.

[00:10:30] Sophie: Yeah. Yeah, most of the time it’s just like you’re just… absorbing and no way to go. So I think everything happens through conversations. That’s my passion is conversations and connections between people.

[00:10:43] So I said, okay, I want to bring these people, but I want to create it in a way that will, it will generate conversations. Cause it’s not about, well, it is of course about the 10 minutes that I have invited people to speak, but it’s about all the thoughts [00:11:00] that it generates in the entrepreneurs who. I want to have benefit from this.

[00:11:05] So I created a container where people can have these conversations and it was so lovely to have people, you know, react and, um, be able to comment and ask each other questions. And if I do it in my business, what that looked like, you know, that’s what I wanted and it’s worked. It was great.

[00:11:27] Sarah: Yeah. And I love that you said you created the container.

[00:11:31] Um, I think That’s really what I’m doing with the Humane Marketing Circle, which you’re also part of. And I think It’s really does. It took me a lot of time to realize that hosting the container is is a lot of value because we’re so trained to think, Oh, I have to, you know, create all these videos and create all this content and, uh, you know, yeah, [00:12:00] record thousands of speakers, things like that.

[00:12:03] We’re actually. The value is in the container and you then kind of facilitating in this container and then just bringing in these little, you know, thoughtful reflections that people can have conversations around. Do you feel like that people got that value? They understood that?

[00:12:25] Sophie: Yes. And I also think that there’s room for me to do something more with it.

[00:12:33] So I’m kind of in a transition phase because what happened was this was a project. It was for a month and I had 10 entrepreneurs and then that was going to be it. Right. And what actually happened is that I, I don’t, I wasn’t, I wasn’t, I didn’t know exactly what to expect. It was, it was a bit of an experiment, but I got a lot of interest and I got a lot of connections and I really enjoyed it.

[00:12:57] And I think the people who were in it really enjoyed it. And [00:13:00] whenever I spoke about, Oh, I don’t really want it to end. Everybody was like, no, keep it going. So I thought about, I had to change the format a little bit, but, um, it’s now sort of an ongoing project. So I’m not doing them every other day, like during that month, cause that’s just not sustainable, but I’m doing two a month.

[00:13:22] And, um,

[00:13:24] Sarah: Yeah, two, two speakers

[00:13:26] Sophie: a month. Yes. So two new entrepreneurs who do marketing differently, uh, each month. And I had to streamline how it happens. And so I, I’m, I’m a little bit in the transition process right now. It’s, you know, the momentum was not there anymore because I didn’t look right away. So momentum is important as well when you’re, you know, promoting something.

[00:13:51] So, um, I think there is community and there’s also room for changing and evolving how I can. nurture [00:14:00] that even better. Right.

[00:14:01] Sarah: But, but I do feel like it’s, it’s become bigger than just a project for you to me. And by the way, we met through that. Right. And so obviously, yeah, our values are very much aligned.

[00:14:16] And so it’s not necessarily the outcomes maybe that you had sought, but then there’s all these new people that you meet. And, and, um, to me, it’s really nice. Like, Now this is part of your marketing. This is part of your worldview. Uh, Just like humane marketing is about the same ideas. Like let’s do marketing differently, right?

[00:14:39] And so marketing mutiny is now part of your worldview and you’re a linkedin consultant in your you know day job And so people who will resonate with the marketing mutiny are gonna hire you Rather hire you than any other LinkedIn consultant because they resonate on that worldview level [00:15:00] and that’s the beauty about this passion project.

[00:15:03] I feel

[00:15:04] Sophie: yeah, yeah. And you know, a lot of the values were already sort of what I was. Talking about and, and, and embodying in my content all the time. And so I think over time, I’ve been attracting these kinds of people who were attracted to this. Right. And then I think that’s what caused marketing mutiny to be so popular, at least among my audience.

[00:15:29] Um, and it kind of gave it a. A form, you know, a word, a name, a concept that people could really rally around. Before wasn’t there was more, you know, amorphous. It was

[00:15:43] Sarah: like abstract where now it’s like,

[00:15:46] Sophie: Oh, yes, this is the thing, you know, And I have to say one of the biggest benefits of the project that I did not expect.

[00:15:55] And that I think is actually even better than anything I could have imagined [00:16:00] is. all the people that came out of the woodwork, so to speak, um, who I found out about, like you, for example, through the project. And so I realized as I was like not even halfway through that, you know, I had, I had Listed 10 and then as I was going through, I was like, Oh, but there’s this person and that person and that person and I could actually have featured 20 or 30 and I was like, This is fantastic because that means because before it was, I was thinking, Okay, I have to make all the noise, you know, uh, to crowd out all those big marketing names.

[00:16:38] And I was like, Okay, I’ll do it. But you know, I’ll do what I can. Now there’s so many of us, we can really all get together. And, and be heard more, right, that was also, that was the biggest benefit.

[00:16:54] Sarah: And maybe it’s a good thing that, you know, you only, you only realized that they’re [00:17:00] here because otherwise you would have been tempted to put everybody into the same month.

[00:17:05] And then it would have been kind of like an overload again. And now you have all these people who are like. You know, you can really spread it out over, um, over time. So, so, so you said, okay, it’s going to be an ongoing thing. So, so yeah. How do you see this evolving?

[00:17:21] Sophie: You know, since I’ve started, I’ve, I’ve made, I have this list of people.

[00:17:26] I’m actually now Booked, so to speak, till December, so whoever I invite next, which I’m at a point where I have to, like, withhold, I can’t, like, invite someone and say, well, you’ll be featured in January, you know, so it’s a bit frustrating because I want more, but at the same time, there’s a little bit, a little bit of, you know, behind the scenes work that needs to happen.

[00:17:49] So, I’ve actually hired a VA part time to kind of help me with this, but it’s not, you know, directly money generating. So I have to kind of, [00:18:00] you know, manage what’s, what’s bringing in. So anyway, um,

[00:18:05] Sarah: No, I really like you address that point because I think That’s the part of passion that we can easily kind of get overpassionate about.

[00:18:15] And then, um, especially as, you know, givers, uh, in empaths, we’re like, Oh, but this is so great. We want to do more. And then kind of go, uh, wait a bit. Um, you know, how do I, yeah. How do I manage in terms of The bills and now I actually need to hire somebody, you know, a VA to help me with it. So I’m actually putting money out of my pocket.

[00:18:39] So it is a thing that you need to be realistic about and say, this is how much I can put in. And in a way, I don’t know if you agree, but in a way you just kind of need to trust. That what you give in will come back many fold.

[00:18:58] Sophie: Yeah, [00:19:00] exactly. Um, yes, in April, I had a absolute blast for all month, but you know, I didn’t get much work done.

[00:19:08] Right. Other than that, so clients and that was it. So it’s finding that balance. You’re absolutely right. On the, on the other hand, so like, yeah, I could do one a week, but it’s just not the same. But on the other hand, like you said, there’s, There’s a momentum, there’s conversations that happen. I mean, look at you and I.

[00:19:29] So we met and I was like, wow, this is exactly what I’m talking about. So I, you know, signed up for your circle. I’m on your podcast. So there’s like all these benefits through that more people would hear for about me and you know, maybe become clients. So it’s a whole ecosystem and I think that’s exactly what you teach with the seven Ps and Humane Marketing.

[00:19:53] Um, So yeah, it’s, you got to find that balance.

[00:19:57] Sarah: It’s trusting the invisible. It almost feels [00:20:00] like, you know, that is not often what we hear in marketing. It’s more about the stats and numbers and conversions. And, and, and here we’re talking about something intangible, intangible and kind of, yeah, invisible.

[00:20:15] And, and yet we know it, it works. But while we’re still in the moment, it’s a bit, yeah, sometimes a bit scary to trust it.

[00:20:26] Sophie: Yeah, a concrete example of that is that, you know, for the, um, for the integrity of the project, I wanted people to be able to sign up to get the emails to get, you know, the contributions, the videos, etc.

[00:20:42] But I didn’t want them to go on my regular list. Right. Yes. You know, that’s all from marketing my, my, my offer. Right. Right. And so I, I, I set up this place separately on my system and they were tagged and they were [00:21:00] excluded from the other emails. And then I had a few people say, well, you know, you’re saying that we’re not going to receive your email.

[00:21:05] What, what if we want to, so I added a line, like, you know, you’re not on my main list, but if you want to, you know, and, um. And through that, and through being on LinkedIn, and through looking, you know, just finding out peripherally about me, a lot of the people did sign up for my list. So it’s, it’s interesting to see those dynamics, like people were just in there, in there for the marketing mutiny, but then they wanted to hear more about the rest of me and what I do.

[00:21:36] So yeah, it ended up, you know, being good. A couple of people are, have big complaints.

[00:21:42] Sarah: That’s, that’s so interesting. It’s, it’s almost like, As marketers, because I also see you as a humane marketer, right? We, we almost want to, especially because we’re kind of going against the bro marketing, we’re like, Oh, we gotta be super careful about what we’re [00:22:00] doing.

[00:22:00] And then we always almost take it to a level where people then go. But I wanted this. So please, you know, send me your emails. Um, yeah, I, I have added this, this line to my promotions, kind of the, the, the, the big programs, uh, where can unsubscribe also from the, the emails. Um, And thanks to Adam, who’s in our, uh, our circle as well, who, who taught us how to do that.

[00:22:27] And I wanted to, but I never figured it out. So now I, I know. And then I also have people, Oh, I accidentally pushed that link. And now can you please, I want to keep receiving your emails. I’m like, wow, that’s unexpected. Yeah. Yeah. It’s, it’s, it’s really interesting how we have. We’re kind of like walking on eggshells now because we’re like, oh yeah, we definitely don’t want to do the pro marketing thing.

[00:22:54] Yeah. But then, yeah, we, we don’t want to block people out either. So. [00:23:00] Yeah.

[00:23:00] Sophie: Yeah. And it’s interesting how it really, I find our kind of marketing really changes the relationship that we have with our readers, with our audience, you know, especially, but even just our audience, like there’s something You know, like a human connection that I feel is not there when you’re in some of these other people’s lists.

[00:23:22] it’s just a transaction. It’s just a piece of piece of paper. It’s an email, but you know, it’s concrete. It’s not, there’s no humanness in it. So yeah,

[00:23:33] Sarah: Yeah, and I think it’s the transparency. What I always say, humane marketing, how is it different? It is really about the transparency and explaining everything you do.

[00:23:45] So by, you know, you saying you’re not going to be added to my list. But if you want to, then, you know, you can do so here where until now, everything has been so kind of in the [00:24:00] shadow and, you know, kind of like shady and, and. That’s what people, that’s what has created this huge mistrust in marketing. It’s like, Ooh, you know, what if I put my email in and then I’m going to get all of these things where here it’s like, well, it’s all out there.

[00:24:17] This is what’s going to happen. Um, so I feel like really this, this transparency is so key in, in my

[00:24:25] Sophie: Absolutely. And I think a lot of it has to do with. letting people have their agency. And that was actually what one of the contributors in the April marketing mutiny, um, that was the, her value that she mentioned in her video was agency, your customer’s agency.

[00:24:43] And I think that’s what we are robbed of by the bro marketers, bully marketers is, you know, like you, you, you sign up for something and you, you, you kind of feel like you’re being sucked into something. You don’t have full agency over what happens next. [00:25:00] Right. Um, I think that’s one of the key elements that we, you know, um, uh, for our.

[00:25:08] Our audience.

[00:25:09] Sarah: Yeah. Yeah. It’s all about giving the power back. I really feel like the last 10 years we have disempowered our clients and giving the power back. Um, what I’d love us to, uh, I’d love you to share is kind of like if listeners are like, wow, that project sounds interesting. Um, if they wanted to run their own kind of community project, what would you tell them?

[00:25:38] Uh, where should they start? Like, um, you know, what do they need to think about first? What would make a good topic? Maybe things

[00:25:46] Sophie: like that. Yeah. So I think what’s very important is to find a topic that You feel strongly about emotionally that others will [00:26:00] rally around so think of it as a movement, right?

[00:26:03] And you can start it small. You don’t have to be scared by the word movement, but that’s what I feel. Marketing mutiny is right. It’s it’s this idea with all kinds of ramifications underneath, but it’s an overarching concept that It’s your standing for something or against something. Um, it’s a big idea.

[00:26:25] It’s something people can rally around. That to me is the key thing for, uh, a project like this. Right. Um, it can also be, um, a topic where you want… to have people explore different, um, different aspects of, of, um, a topic. So I don’t know, like, um, let’s say burnout, you know, like, there’s a lot of [00:27:00] Issues with burnout, all kinds of reasons why burnout happens, all kinds of therapies you can use, you know, there’s like a lot of different avenues.

[00:27:11] And so you can take a topic and then explore all the different ways of talking about it and how that can become bigger conversation. Yeah, that’s what I would say.

[00:27:24] Sarah: What I was thinking while you were talking is like, usually, you know, a marketer or a business coach would tell you to have like this goal for this project.

[00:27:36] It’s like, oh, you know, they have these beautiful conversations and then Sophie comes in and sells them this LinkedIn consulting package, but that’s not how it went. Right. So how do we, it’s really like this mindset shift is like, wait a minute, I’m just hosting conversations. And there’s not like a funnel what they’re going to do next.

[00:27:57] And then they’re going to, you know, go on this [00:28:00] webinar and buy this thing. So, yeah, tell us the reasoning behind that.

[00:28:05] Sophie: Yeah, I, uh, I obviously subconsciously thought it was, uh, you know, um, uh, goes without saying but clearly, clearly it’s not, I shouldn’t think that. So yes, it has to be a topic that is. you know, related to what you do or your, or that reflects your worldview that impacts how you do business, but it should not be.

[00:28:30] And some people have used these projects. to, you know, actually get leads and get them into a funnel and all of this. Um, but I think it is really critical. It’s the same thing I say about how to use LinkedIn, but you know, that’s another story, but it’s critical to disassociate from the outcome. Just leave.

[00:28:52] the outcome. Do it for the beauty of it. Do it for the conversations. Do it because it’s good for [00:29:00] society and the world at large to have this conversation and to raise awareness of whatever the topic you’ve chosen. Um, so yeah, no, if you, if you do it with I mean, I’m, I’m, I have no doubt it would work in bringing you leads, you know, but that is not the reason you should be doing it.

[00:29:25] You should do it or not for that reason.

[00:29:27] Sarah: Right. I, I also think that, you know, like you even said, the clients will emerge out of it, um, but it’s in that organic, humane way, uh, because they, they resonate with your worldview and with your passion so much. And you just happen to be very, very good at LinkedIn.

[00:29:49] So it’s kind of like, by the way. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I’m

[00:29:53] Sophie: also that, yeah. It’s a good, it’s a good backdrop because, you know, when, when people You [00:30:00] know, hear about me through marketing mutiny and they realize, Oh, actually I do have this LinkedIn question problem, whatever. Um, they know already that the way I’m going to approach LinkedIn is not going to be sending a hundred DMS a day and, you know, sending spammy DMS.

[00:30:19] I mean, they, they know that. So it’s, it’s exactly.

[00:30:24] Sarah: Yeah, exactly. It’s like part of your worldview. And that’s by the way, why I transitioned out of LinkedIn, because I was like, you know, I could not deal with another, uh, you know, discovery call where people were asking me to sell a thousand leads or get them a thousand leads.

[00:30:43] And I’m like, this is just not for me. And, and I see now, obviously that I transitioned out of it. That I should have led with humane marketing, just like you’re doing. That’s how you then get the right people. So, so yeah, totally, [00:31:00] totally makes sense.

[00:31:01] Sophie: Yeah. When somebody comes to me saying, you know, can you, what’s a good way of.

[00:31:06] Phrasing my DM outreach. I’m like, Oh, wrong person to have a very short conversation.

[00:31:17] Sarah: Yeah. Another, uh, kind of similar event type that I’ve just, um, seen, um, um, patchy don’t know if you know, patchy, um, another common friend. Yeah. So she’s doing some kind of round table, uh, event. And I really also resonated with that approach where it’s, you know, still a conversation, but it’s a roundtable, uh, conversation.

[00:31:44] And I, yeah, I’m really looking forward to that as well. So I think, you know, it’s, it’s in the zeitgeist, it’s like, well, people don’t want to just be talked down to, or, or kind of like talked to and, and, um, they want to, they [00:32:00] want to be heard and seen and have conversations. Yeah.

[00:32:03] Sophie: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It’s really breaking down the barriers, you know, like summits are, you know, you’re over there in the summit, you know, video and I’m here in my office and that’s it.

[00:32:16] And, um, with these projects, it’s like, oh, so how. I could see myself absorbing some of that information because I can have that back and forth. I can interact with the person presenting. I can talk with other people about how, what it would look like. And it makes it. It makes it all possible. It makes it all, you know, usable and

[00:32:40] Sarah: it’s approachable because you don’t feel like, Oh, look at these, you know, gurus who are the summit speakers and they’re so attached from everything.

[00:32:50] Where now it’s like, well, they’re just part of the conversation. Yeah. Same human level. Yeah.

[00:32:57] Sophie: I think people were surprised at first, they were like, [00:33:00] oh, so the person in the video is actually responding to me?

[00:33:06] Sarah: They’re so famous, they can’t even respond to it. That’s funny. Um, yeah, please do tell us where people can join the Marketing Mutiny now that it’s an ongoing thing. I’m sure all the listeners are like, oh, tell us how. Yeah.

[00:33:22] Sophie: Yeah. So. As I said, I was, you know, I’m transitioning to a new way of doing it because I didn’t want to have to send all these emails.

[00:33:31] And so I’ve streamlined it for myself and to be able to continue doing it. So what I’ve decided to do is to actually feature the entrepreneurs in my LinkedIn newsletter. The reason I did that is because I have quite a bit big, um, following there. And so those people will get an email with the newsletter.

[00:33:54] So every other newsletter, it’s kind of my going on goings on about [00:34:00] LinkedIn and every other newsletter is, um, a marketing entrepreneur being featured. So that’s the way to, um, receive this information. And then the conversation takes place. in the comments to the newsletter, which are then, you know, um, all gathered in the LinkedIn group.

[00:34:21] And that’s, that’s behind the scenes. If people want to have one place to find everything that’s in the LinkedIn group.

[00:34:27] Sarah: Wonderful. All right. So we’ll link to the newsletter, uh, in that case in the show notes and, and people can find it there, or I guess otherwise they can also come to your website. So what’s your website URL?

[00:34:40] Sophie: Yes. My website is themagnetmodel. com and, uh, there’s the second part of that link. If you want to go straight to all the marketing mutiny stuff is marketing mutiny ebook. So themagnetmodel. com slash marketing mutiny ebook. It’s a bit long, but we’ll put it in the [00:35:00] show, you put in the show notes,

[00:35:01] Sarah: right?

[00:35:01] Wonderful. Yeah. And I assume people can find you on LinkedIn because that’s where you mostly hang out. That’s probably

[00:35:09] Sophie: the easiest of all. It’s just find me there and you’ll find all the, all the stuff, all the stuff about LinkedIn, but all the stuff about the marketing you can do

[00:35:18] Sarah: there. Well, thank you so much for having this passion project conversation.

[00:35:24] I, I really loved it and I love what you’re doing and I love having you in the humane marketing circle. So thank you for that. Uh, I always have one last question that I ask all my guests and that is, what are you grateful for today or this week?

[00:35:41] Sophie: I am grateful for all the wonderful people, including you, that I’ve discovered through Marketing Mutiny and for the joy of doing business in a way that is Aligned with what I love, aligned with what I am passionate about.[00:36:00]

[00:36:00] Um, and this is the way to be an entrepreneur and every day is a joy. So that’s what I’m grateful for.

[00:36:07] Sarah: Thank you. Me too. Great hanging out with you. Thanks so much. Thanks

[00:36:13] Sophie: for having me, Sarah.

[00:36:16] Sarah: I hope you enjoyed this episode about the P of passion. So important to find this purpose in your business. Please join the marketing mutiny at marketing mutiny.

[00:36:28] org. And you can also find out more about Sophie and her LinkedIn work at themagnetmodel. com where you’ll also find a great quiz to find out what kind of LinkedIn user you are. Sophie is an active member of the Humane Marketing Circle. So if you’re looking for others who think like you, then why not join us in the circle?

[00:36:50] You can find out more about our community at humane. marketing forward slash circle. You find the show notes of this episode at humane. [00:37:00] marketing forward slash H M 1 7 2. On this beautiful page, you’ll also find a series of free offers such as the humane business manifesto and the free gentle confidence mini course, as well as my two books, marketing, like we’re.

[00:37:18] Thank you so much for listening and being part of a generation of marketers who cares for yourself, your clients, and the planet. We are changemakers before we are marketers. So now go be the change you want to see in the world. Speak soon![00:38:00]

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