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The Episode: The Importance (and Power) of Imperfect Action

Welcome to The Online Trainer Show! Join hosts Jonathan Goodman, Ren Jones, and Carolina Belmares for witty and insightful advice for online trainers. In this episode, they discuss how Canada beat America in a war, whether or not Carolina chases coyotes, and how to get your online training business started right now with imperfect action.

Don’t miss this opportunity to laugh and learn while developing the tools for online training success!

Start helping people for nothing. Start placing yourself as an expert in your close circles.”

– Carolina Belmares


What is “imperfect action”?

The short answer is, “imperfect action” means starting something even before you know how to do it. Jon, Ren, and Carolina are doing exactly that with today’s episode of the podcast. They discuss the mindset you need to start with “imperfect action” and how it will help you grow your online training business. 

The “ignorance quotient”

Expertise is not as important as action. What is it you need to get the fire lit under your butt? Carolina shares expert advice for jumping right in. (And Ren shares an unfortunate example of fire down below.)

Your most valuable assets

Jon, Ren, and Carolina have advice for everyone out there who wants to start their online training business but thinks they need expensive software first. What do you actually need to get started right now

Key Points and Time Stamps

  • When Ren was in a '90s boy band
  • What is “imperfect action” and how can it help you?
  • How Thomas Edison used imperfect action for success
  • What is your #1 business asset?
  • Why the worst-case scenario really isn’t


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