If there's one thing I hate about taking courses, it's being left on my own to implement them and wondering if the vendor will be available to answer any questions I may have. That's why, whenever I create a course, I make sure my customers know I'm there for them every step of the way.
First, You Get the Major Mindset Shift Challenge
Get Ready for 1 Week of Hand Holding While You Reset Your Mind for Success.
7-Day Group or Solo Challenge to Make You Recommit to Your Success or QUIT!
Conquer the Inner Turmoil That's Preventing You from Achieving Your Goals.
You know what the saddest thing is about entrepreneurs? They can't get out of their own way. And when everyone else can see it's a mindset issue, they can't - they double down on the belief that there's some missing formula being kept from them.
You can't work for yourself if your mind is in such a state of disarray that it never settles down - it keeps sucker punching you whenever you get up and try to make something of yourself.
I went through so many emotional rollercoasters early on in my career - and I found ways to power through and dominate OVER my hysterical mindset so that I'm in control and it's not.
Now it's time for me to share these lessons with you.
It's Time for a Major Shift
You're so ready for this.
But you've been reading tons of self help books and kumbaya blog posts and none of it has worked, has it? Well, maybe a little helped.
But none of those lessons were specific to the kind of like you, as a self-employed man or woman face.
They presented a different set of problems - or ones that didn't take into account the special circumstances you face in running your own business.
You need someone who has been there, done that - and succeeded with having a major mindset shift of their own.
You may get frustrated when successful people say these things to you:
Just take action.
Get over it.
Don't let it bother you.
You'll figure it out.
It's no big deal.
It is a big deal to you - all of it, and when others make light of what you're going through, it piles the pain on that much heavier - because you start blaming yourself, thinking everyone else has it all together but you.
You're Wrong About That.
It's not that they have it all together - it's that they simply learned how to succeed in spite of what's going on - they learned to fix certain things and manage life with those they have no control over.
And maybe they're simply in a hurry or not very adept at sharing tips. But just because they say it doesn't mean it's true.
I want you to sit there for a minute - no, really - do this. After reading this paragraph I want you to close your eyes and think about your emotional reaction to everything going on with you right now - your success, your failure, your relationships, your self care - all of it. Are you proud? Ashamed? Hopeless? Scared?
That feeling you experienced right in your gut? That's the result of your outdated, terrified, untrained mindset.
And I'm about to fix it with you.
Here's what you'll get in this 7-Day Challenge when you sign up:
Day 1: Time for a Clean Slate
We can't do anything when there's a big hoarder's mess of misinformation and negative thoughts cluttering up the space. So we'll begin by clearing up some of the major thoughts and issues keeping you down.
Day 2: You're Stressed, So Let's Address That Second
High or chronic stress used to wreak such havoc in my life that three doctors thought I had cancer. Even as a child, I had to be tested for ulcers due to stressful conditions. So it's my belief that the stress issue must be dealt with or you can't move on.
Day 3: What Are You Afraid Of?
Fear is like a silent stalker keeping tabs on every move you make. You're terrified of choosing the wrong path or encountering something that could destroy your confidence (what little you have left). Time to suit up for battle because we're DONE with fear.
Day 4: You're So Overwhelmed, You Don't Know How to Get Back on Track
Right now, you may feel like even if Marie Kondō herself waltzed into your life and organized it, you still wouldn't be able to function properly. That's a common problem when you let your suffering go on for a long time. But don't worry - I have a method for un-overwhelming myself that I'm going to share with you.
Day 5: You Can't Manage Your Time Well Enough to Succeed
Not only do you work for yourself, but you have that other full-time job as just a human, who may or may not have kids and a spouse and other commitments. And yet you're beating yourself up because you don't have a skill that no one ever taught you. I'll help you with this.
Day 6: You Are Desperate for Success
When I say desperate, I mean end of your rope, panic mode, worried desperate. Guess what? It causes massive problems when you approach anything in a state of desperation. So we're going to discuss how you can put the brakes on your frantic state of mind and calmly and coolly figure out a plan.
Day 7: You've Been a Quitter This Entire Time and You're Sick of Yourself
Call it quitting or call it long-term procrastination - it's all the same - you're not moving forward and crossing the finish line. I'm going to help you develop a mindset that shifts from wishy washy to go getter.
Only sign up if you're fed up with your excuses, if you're sick of taking a weary journey to nowhere, and if you know - somewhere deep down inside - that the root cause of all these problems is you.
I'm not gonna lie, either - this isn't going to be some "huggy, lovey dovey, let me coddle you" challenge. It might dig deep. It might shine a spotlight on all of your flaws. But sometimes, you have to take a good, hard look in the mirror and own up to the sabotage you've been doing to yourself.
Let's look at more details for this challenge:
Who Is It Right For?
Anyone who is stuck in neutral with their success - and either knows why and doesn't know how to fix it, or is lost and floundering and needs a swift kick to jumpstart their mental fortitude.
What Will You Accomplish?
I'll have assignments for you at the end of each day - recommendations that you can take and implement or ignore. At the end of this challenge, I want you to feel stronger and capable. You may feel like a newborn foal with weak legs, but you're willing to learn how to walk.
Why Join This Challenge?
If you're your own worst enemy, even if you won't admit it, and if you feel like you've been shown what to do, but somehow, it's not clicking - you may want to join this challenge so that you'll understand what it takes to achieve your goals (hint: it's not more courses)!
Second, You Get the Business Organization Challenge
10-Day Step-By-Step Training on How to Organize Your Ideas, Research and Strategies So That You Eliminate Procrastination and Frustration
Personal Hand Holding, Group Input and Brainstorming Sessions with Actionable Steps to Put You on the Right Track with Less Stress
"How do you get so much done every day?"
I get asked this question constantly. And I understand why. People who are new to working for themselves often feel overwhelmed, and they stay mired in overwhelm.
One of the best ways to speed up your systems is to be organized. I have everything in its place - from things I want to learn later to demographic and niche topics for blog posts and emails to my procedural information for technical tasks.
Whenever I sit down to check an item off my task list, it's right at my fingertips, so I don't have to put it off, or sit there feeling flustered.
This Is Much More Than Files Being in the Proper Place
Some people hear the word "organization" and immediately picture a tidy group of files, neatly organized by their proper names.
But when you're the sole person running a business, you have to be streamlined in order to be efficient with your efforts.
If you're not, you're going to be wasting time trying to remember things and find ideas and that will delay your success.
I have a strong background in research, and I'll be sharing my strategies with you on that, too.
What I'm About to Teach You Can Help Ease the Burden of Being a Business Owner
Working for yourself can be stressful. You have to do it all, and you can't really afford to make mistakes.
Regardless of where you are on this journey, my Business Organization Challenge is going to assist you in being competitive without increasing your stress load.
Important: In the lessons, I'm showing you a tool that I'm using personally (called Scrivener). But you don't have to use it - if you prefer to simply use folders and Word documents, you can.
I originally bought Scrivener for my fiction book projects, but I was talking to a fellow writer who told me she used it for all kinds of things - including her business projects and even in her personal life!
It was an amazing revelation to me! And she was right! I started using the tool for everything I was doing. And now I want to share this organization process with you.
So this is what we're going to cover during this 10-Day challenge (it's called a challenge because at the end of each lesson I give you a task to try):
Day 1: Organize Your Learning and Leveling Up Information
In this lesson, we go over how to get organized with everything you have to learn in order to level up as a business owner. Things like niche information, marketing strategies, time management, traffic generation, mindset, and more!
Day 2: Organize Your Info Product Development
In this lesson, we cover how you can stay organized and productive whenever you're creating an info product of your own. We'll go over topics like organizing your research, brainstorming, outlines, media formats, and launch task lists.
Day 3: Organize Your Procedures and Vital Information
In this lesson, we go over an effective method to organize all of the standard operating procedures you develop for your business, along with tracking your purchases and usage of products, important contacts, and future business development.
Day 4: Organize Your Blog Content
In this lesson, we cover a fast and effective way to get organized with your blogging tasks. You'll learn how to organize your editorial calendar, research, media elements, inspiration and standard operating procedures for blogging.
Day 5: Organize Your PLR Projects
In this lesson, we go over a method for using PLR in a well-organized manner so that you're not buying and forgetting about content you've bought in the past. This will help you organize the PLR strategically for various use in your business.
Day 6: Organize Your Fiction Projects
In this lesson, we cover a business branch more people are getting into now - fiction. You'll get to see exactly what I'm doing in this area to get organized and more productive with this business, including a focus on notes, outlines, characters, setting, and more!
Day 7: Organize Your Email Autoresponders
In this lesson, we go over a systematic approach to your email marketing campaigns. You'll have everything at your fingertips to ensure you're not floundering every time you need to connect to your subscribers. You'll know how to be more productive with your follow up campaigns, broadcasts, links, results and more.
Day 8: Organize Your Social Media Participation
In this lesson, we cover a method to stay organized with your social networking accounts so that you don't get dragged into a state of procrastination. You'll learn how to better manage the content for sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram - and I'll share with you a filing system for hashtags, multimedia sharing, and links.
Day 9: Organize Your Swipe Files
In this lesson, we go over a strategy to help you manage swipe files that can improve your efforts and help you save time with your business content. You'll know how to better manage templates, and specific elements like headlines, call to action copy, and more.
Day 10: Organize Your Affiliate and Vendor Data
In this lesson, we cover an important aspect of your business - communication with others who are both affiliates and vendors. It's more than just a rolodex of names - you find out what information helps you be strategic in working with others to grow your business.
Work-Life Bonus Lessons
The above lessons are all about improving your processes as a business owner. But the bonus lessons below are based on using this tool or similar concept to streamline your personal life as well.
Bonus Day 1: Organize Your Household Cleaning Tasks
In this lesson, we go over the management of a household in terms of maintenance and cleaning tasks. As a business owner, you'll work harder for yourself than you ever did for others, so you don't want your passion to detract from your responsibilities and satisfaction with your home.
Bonus Day 2: Organize Your Finances
In this lesson, we cover an easy way to organize your financial information. There is NO financial advice in this section - merely a way to organize the data for things like a household budget, savings, bills, taxes and more.
Bonus Day 3: Organize Your Family Schedule
In this lesson, we go over a method for handling your entire family's schedule - whether it's just you or a family of five. You'll get a handle on knowing exactly when everyone's working, at school, at appointments, and more.
Bonus Day 4: Organize Your Meal Plans
In this lesson, we cover an easy way to handle meal planning by just being more organized. You'll learn how to manage it by delegation, recipe access, dining out and more!
Bonus Day 5: Organize Your Self Care
In this lesson, we go over something many business owners fail to do - take care of themselves. I don't teach you self care, but I show you how to organize it so that it makes it easy for you to work into your schedule regardless of what you're dealing with. We cover things like scheduling, budgeting, ideas, goals for improvement and more!
Once you learn how to get yourself organized, you'll feel much better about the direction each day is heading. No more frazzled nerves at the end of the day or stressing about everything you have to do tomorrow.
Let's look at more details for this challenge:
What Will You Accomplish?
By the end of this challenge, you should understand how to organize the information and ideas in your business so that you're able to get more done each day.
Why Join This Challenge?
If you love the idea of improving yourself as a business owner and leader and lessening your stress load, then you'll love this one.
Third, You Get the Writing Productivity Challenge
20 Days of Hand Holding While You Take Action to Become a Content Master!
4 Week Group or Solo Challenge to Increase Your Writing Productivity This Year!
Action Steps for Churning Out Great Content for eBooks and Reports, Sales Copy, Email Autoresponders, Blog Posts and Social Networking Posts with Ease.
As an online marketer, regardless of which niche you're in, there's one common task you have to keep up with - content creation.
Unless you have deep pockets for tons of outsourcing, it's a skill you need to learn to master - one that can pay for itself time and time again over the years as you launch products, promote for other people, recommend items and build a connection with your followers on social media and your email list.
Do You Struggle with Writing Enough Content to Stay Competitive?
There are people like myself who are capable of writing up to 40 pages a day. I can write about 5 pages an hour. Now I'm not saying you have to do that much, but if you're having a hard time even getting 5 pages a day done, then you need help.
Here's the problem with writing at a snail's pace in the world of online marketing...
If you can't keep up with your blog, with relationship building, with new product creation or product recommendations - well, your audience will go to someone who can.
Running even one site requires a lot of content - for your blog, emails, product creation, and promos for others. Add on even more time if you have a Facebook group, fan page, profile, or other social media accounts like Twitter.
Most marketers want to own and operate more than one niche site. It's much harder if you can't write quickly - while maintaining quality.
It can get overwhelming finding time or pushing through other obstacles to see yourself as productive each day - especially when you're already dealing with other Internet Marketing issues like technical things, networking, and more.
Some of the most common roadblocks to content creation include:
Writer's Block - not knowing what to say or where to begin
Distractions - kids, spouses, Facebook streams - they all vie for your attention
Uninformed - never having been taught speedy research and writing methods
Fear - feeling awkward putting a piece of "you" out there as content representing your ideas and opinions
You Have Two Choices - Now's the Time to Make Your Decision
Some marketers don't care what gets put up online representing their business. They churn out any crappy content just to slap something up and cross their fingers hoping it will make a sale.
I don't believe that's you. You wouldn't be here if you didn't care about quality and leveling up.
So that's your other choice - spend a little time investing in your skills so that you can deliver for your audience ahead of the curve.
I want to share my own personal writing hacks with you - the way I do things - so that you can pick and tweak what works for you and apply it to your own content efforts.
There's a reason I was known as the "ghostwriter to the gurus" when I got started online. It's because they could rely on me to research, create unique, well-written content - and do it FAST.
Here's what you'll get in this 20-Day Challenge when you sign up:
Week 1: Techniques and Tips
I start by sharing the skills I use in my own toolbox to research, organize and write faster without fail every day. Here's what we learn and do this week:
Day 1: Identify and Eliminate Distractions
Day 2: Pushing Past Writer's Block
Day 3: Quick Research for Content Ideas
Day 4: Outlining for Faster Content Creation
Day 5: Adding Depth to Your Writing
Week 2: Writing eBooks and Sales Copy
By the end of this week, you should have a 20-page eBook and a 5-page sales copy. Of course, you'll go at your own pace if you need to work slower - so don't panic. The first time, you'll be slower - but then as you repeat the lessons, you'll pick up speed.
Each day this week, we work on the eBook and sales copy combined. Here's what we do in addition to writing the eBook:
Day 6: Conducting a Competitive Copy Analysis
Day 7: Niche Stats Research
Day 8: Learning Common Copy Elements that Speed Up Output
Day 9: Crafting the Right Storyline (Yours and Theirs)
Day 10: Editing and Matching Images with Your Content
Week 3: Generating Email Autoresponder Campaigns
This is the week when we do one of the most important aspects of online marketing - create the content that helps us build a list, presell our products, and connect to our audience.
During this week, we create a 5-page report and 5-day email series doing the following:
Day 11: Write a Presell Freebie for the eBook You Wrote (or Opt in Report - Your Choice)
Day 12: Learn How to Create Tip and Tease Emails
Day 13: Practice the Art of Built in Value Lesson Emails
Day 14: See What Short Sharing Emails Are All About
Day 15: Choose Between Solo or Multi Topic Emails
Week 4: Blog and Social Network Content Sharing
When you have social media accounts, it's a bad idea to just spam them with links every day. You need content that makes people want to stay connected to you on these sites. So during this week, here's what we cover:
Day 16: Creating a List of Weekly Go To Topics for Your Niche
Day 17: Writing Quick Review Blog Posts
Day 18: Crafting a Fast How To or Tip Tutorial
Day 19: Whipping Up Some Motivating Content to Wow Your Audience
Day 20: Direct Content Creation for Facebook
By the end of this challenge, my goal is to help you feel more confident that every day, you have the ability to sit down and write enough good content that at the end of the day, you're content with your level of productivity.
Hand Holding and Challenge Details
I learned a long time ago that I don't like selling info courses. All that happens is, people download it, read through it and often never get up the courage to implement it all alone.
So I conduct challenges.
In a challenge, you have the option of joining in on group discussions within the blog (no, there's no FB group because it's a time suck and I want you to pop in and get out and get to work) OR, you can contact me on your own if you're shy to get the feedback.
Group participation means you get more input. It's often VERY helpful to hear others' opinions. But I understand the fear that chains many people down, so I'm there for participants one on one via email if you need me.
Whenever you have ideas you want to run by me, or bits of content that you want me to look over with my $0.02, it's included as part of this challenge. Obviously, I'm not going to read a 50-page eBook or an entire website filled with 100s of blog posts or something - but I will analyze parts of your writing to see where you can improve.
Let's look at more details for this challenge:
Who Is It Right For?
Anyone who wants to improve their writing and speed for their own content (or even as a ghostwriter or PLR seller, if that's what you do).
What Will You Accomplish?
Although you can go at your own pace for the challenge days, by the end of it, I hope you'll have a 20-page eBook, 5-page sales copy, 5-page report, 5-part email series, 3 different styles of blog posts, and the ability to go in and share on social networking sites with ease.
Why Join This Challenge?
If content is your nemesis - if every single day, you wish you'd gotten more done - then this is a good challenge for you.
Every year, we have to improve our skills and learn more than we knew the year before. This year, make content the focus of your earnings.