Thursday, September 4, 2014
Where I'm At...
It has been a while since I posted an update as to what's really going on around here.
First, you may want to check out the new "About" page.
I renamed it "Hello!" and it's the next step to making my intentions a lot clearer.
I have used this blog as an opportunity to organize my thoughts and try out some different ideas, as I discover what it is I truly have to offer.
I have come up with ideas that I thought were simply amazing that, it turns out, were ideas that only I thought were amazing.
The choice was made way back in the beginning to follow my intuition, which has resulted in many false starts.
Unlike most people, I am beyond OK with this.
Each false start is another step towards what is truly supposed to be happening.
Way Off Base!
I offered a free mini-eCourse, Create More Joy in Just 7 Days!, to my new and current email subscribers. I designed it to only take 3 minutes a day, over 7 days, and they didn't have to all be in a row.
Wow! Did I miss the mark on this one. All but one of my requests for a testimonial were met with "I haven't had the time to look at it."
My conclusion: I need to add value to it by charging for it. When money is involved, it's human nature to take it more seriously.
So, it wasn't a total waste of time. Once I polish up the video intros, it's going to be one of my first classes that I charge for.
Some Secrets I've Been Keeping...
In April I took on my first, real, long-term coaching client. We are currently taking a break, but we are both really excited about how this all worked out and I am looking forward to making things a little more cohesive so I can start adding more clients.
I started beta testing my first eCourse, Brilliant Blogging!, in July.
This is also making things feel so real to me.
Three years of work culminating into that special something I have to offer the world.
Sharing it first with six amazing women who are helping me grow it into something even more amazing than I had originally intended.
Helping me make it into something I will be so proud to offer as soon as the time is right.
You Need To Smile More...
I had the bright idea to get some input on Create More Joy... from a fella I've known for a while.
Even though I'm smiling 80% of the time in my videos, I was told this wasn't enough.
"People like to see a smiling face."
What I realized very quickly was that he was really saying "I'm uncomfortable with a strong woman who takes the time to get her point across. I need to see curled lips to avoid being intimidated".
Thus confirming that it is definitely women I am supposed to be working with ~ Haha! ;~D
I'm Taking More Chances!
As I shared with my email tribe last week, August left me with a glaring, relentless message from the Universe.
If there's one thing the events of this past summer, and August specifically, have shown me is that it is so important to shake things up and step out of your comfort zone.
I haven't been taking many chances creatively and it has been negatively affecting my spirit.
I will be stepping outside my box a lot more, and started with last week's post.
I included it in my last email.
I've had three people unsubscribe already.
A purer tribe of followers.
A more authentic message.
What Are You Going To Do To Shake Things Up?
So, here's your challenge this week.
What can you do to step outside your comfort zone this week?
What one thing can you do differently to shake things up?
Love and hugs,