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Let's talk about doing things differently than everybody else. I was listening to a podcast the other day, and one of the messages was that you have to be willing to do things differently if you want to stand out if you want to achieve success. And, you know, I agree, you have to do things differently and make them work for you. And in that process, I decided to do my work differently.
What do I mean by that?
Well, so for this last year, I have been leading workshops on an online platform asynchronous, with weekly lessons. And I log in every day, coaching, commenting, supporting cheering people on that kind of thing. And the platform I use for my own content has made such big improvements in the process that I can now do the same thing with my content.
So what does that look like for my own work?
Well, let's think about it. How many times have you looked at a program or an offer that came with a one-on-one zoom call or group program, and you're like, well, I really want this program, but I really freakin' hate zoom calls, or I really dislike group calls, because it just makes you uncomfortable.
If you're an introvert, you'll probably feel like that a lot is just, you know, it doesn't feel good to show up in groups sometimes. But then let's also talk about that. Maybe you're looking for coaching on a budget, and you really have a busy schedule, and how the heck are you going to squeeze in another zoom call is beyond you. And you're already juggling so many things in your life.
You know, if you're a mom, you have people, other people other than yourself to worry about. And if you're in a job, if you work for somebody else, you have all these other things to think about., so you don't really have the time to sit on a coaching call that happens during your workouts. And maybe you just enjoy communicating in a way that is slightly different from people.
I'm a thinker, and I'm a writer, and I am not the only one, we sometimes do our best communicating through our writing process. And so writing your questions, and getting feedback just seems more aligned with who you are. So back to my point of doing things, definitely, all of my content is now asynchronous, without threaded coaching calls without dreaded group community spaces, there's still a community, and you can still comment publicly on the content for everyone to see, which I do encourage people to do. Because if you have a question or a thought, you're probably not the only one with that question and thought, and you're helping other people by making your comments public.
However, I also recognize that some people aren't in that space, and they're just way more comfortable asking me questions privately. And having that question be 100% confidential. Now, this, of course, may mean that I myself answer this publicly without mentioning your name, of course. But I just want to be able to have a space where you can comment publicly if you choose for everyone to see. So we have this group discussion going on or you can ask me privately, where you know that your question is 100% confidential, where you can express yourself freely without judgment.
So I have decided to create my community spaces that way where you can learn in your own space and time comment as you're going through this work and get a response from me within 24 to 36 hours unless it's a weekend or holiday or anything like that. Because I log into my business things every single day. So I'm going to see whether you left a comment or a question, and I am going to be able to respond to you. Now some of my offerings are using the volley app, which is a video app platform, but that's not all of them.
The majority of my content is on my platform where you log in you go through it you live have a comment or a question and I will respond more in real-time, you do not have to wait until the next group call or coaching call like you will get an answer within a reasonable time. The other thing that I'm doing and I know there are some people that do that, that I'm going to reward people for showing up and doing the work consistently.
That means if you're making progress and your goals, and you've invested in one of my offerings, and I'm working with you, pretty much for anything that I offer, you are going to get rewards. And that may look like receiving a cup of coffee or tea on me an Amazon gift card, maybe a one-on-one session, maybe some access to additional paid content that I think will help you, and anything else that I might be able to think of.
Because when you do the work, you deserve to reap the benefits along the way. And that means being rewarded when I recognize that you are putting in the time the effort and are racing to achieve your goals. And I'm sharing this with you because I want you to think about what it is you do whether you're in business or not doing things differently than everybody else.
Because that is where we sometimes find our best success the best work the best way we can show up for ourselves and still make an impact still create change.
I turned my passion into my profession! Not only do I get to create art every day, but I also get to help other creatives pursue their own dreams of bringing their ideas into reality, so they too can have the cake and eat it too!
I know firsthand how easy it is to make excuses and how to make those excuses disappear like magic.
I have a BS in Accounting and a Ms in Mental Health Counseling, and a dual “PhD” in overcoming adversity from the School of Life.