Untapped Podcast

How to Embrace a Beginners Mind and Grow through Discomfort

Lately I’ve been going back to learning what I thought I already knew, and at the same time I’ve been embracing everything I don’t know as I throw myself into the arena of the future of work and learning.

And that’s a scary place to be. The not knowing space. The relinquishing any thoughts you had about being an expert, to embrace a beginner’s mind and enjoy being a student of life.

That’s at the very heart of what Derek Loudermilk and I jammed on in this episode of UNTAPPED.

Derek is a friend and kindred spirit, and he’s also the creator of AdventureQuest Travel, a professional adventurer, bestselling author, speaker, digital nomad and a business coach.

He is the host of the Art of Adventure podcast, one of the top podcasts in the world for location independent business, adventure travel and cutting edge topics.

And to top it off, he is the author of Superconductors: Revolutionize Your Career and Make Big Things Happen, which was long listed for the 2018 UK Best Business Book awards.

He specialises in coaching people who wants to get out of their cubicles and create a life of time, financial, and location freedom. Yep we are pretty much on the same page!

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Find Your Finish Line with Nathan Martin

Is it possible to completely change your life by simply making a decision to take responsibility for your health and purpose in life?

Nathan Martin, my personal triathlon coach and friend is living proof that it is.

Growing up in a family where gambling and drinking were the daily pastimes, he went down a path as a teenager that was leading him to a life of drugs, low paying work and no real future.

But Nathan had better things in mind for his life, and the lives of others and it started with shifting into the health and fitness industry in 2006 when he started out as a personal trainer at Less Mills Gym.

He the went on to discover triathlons and strike forward to 2010 ended up crossing the finish line at Ironman NZ, which was a key moment in Nathan’s journey to finding his purpose, his passion for life and ultimately happiness.

Nathan has now completed 6 full Ironman events plus K2, the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, and the Taupo Enduro. He has also represented NZ as an age group triathlete in 2012!

Led by his desire to help people, Nathan set up his own business Change Fitness in 2015 where he focuses on helping others to become great role models and inspires them to find their finish line.

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How I Reinvented Myself and Started Over

Madonna has truly mastered the art of reinvention, so when a friend told me she was coming on the Graham Norton show this weekend, I stuck around to watch her segment.

I couldn’t recall the last time I’d seen Madonna speak and was intrigued to see what she would deliver.

Naturally, she didn’t disappoint.

She walked on stage wearing an eye patch and a sexy number which had her boobs almost falling out of her corset (a wardrobe malfunction I’m sure she would not be thrilled with knowing about since she controls her image with immense care).

Madonna - queen of reinvention

Yet her star power was undeniable, and the guests on the couch alongside her were left to sit quietly as she answered Graham’s questions with mystique, cheekiness, strength and an appropriate amount of intrigue.

She has just launched a new album and is going on tour at the age of 60 years old!

This in itself is a huge testament to her longevity, creativity and ability to keep on changing with the times and reinventing herself, to not only survive in a super competitive market dominated by teenagers, but to thrive in it for over four decades.

Reinvention is a necessity to remain relevant

In the past few months, several of my friends compared me to Madonna – not because I like to sing and dance to 80s music (which I really do) or because I wear sexually enticing outfits (I don’t), but because they said I’m always reinventing myself.

I have to admit I was surprised by this as I personally couldn’t see it, and so they explained to me that I had successfully, in their eyes, morphed from corporate career girl to Tech CoFounder to blogger, to being The Suitcase Entrepreneur with relative ease over the last 10 years.

And that when I returned home to New Zealand in late 2016, I apparently made it look easy to morph into being a brand …ME here on nataliesisson.com

Yet that couldn’t be further from the truth.

In my world I’ve been through a two year long metamorphosis filled with doubt, fear, curiosity, joy and exasperation.

If you’ve listened to my podcast or read my blog post on When Too Much Change is Dangerous, you’ll know that I did a 180 degree life flip that entailed going from:

  • Constant full-time travel out of my suitcase to living in one house, with no international travel for the first three months of being back in New Zealand.
  • Being single in December to a loving full-time relationship, moving in together in my apartment for a few months, to then buying a house together, creating joint bank accounts and taking on this beautiful property – Josh’s first ever property ownership.
  • Zero responsibility to having this mortgage, getting a puppy a week after moving in and five chickens the week after.
  • Owning so little stuff to having to furnish a 369 sqm house with four bedrooms and two living rooms in just a few weeks.  (People who visit us now say how it looks like we’ve lived here for years).
  • Having a full on business period, getting it ready for my sabbatical and writing the Freedom Plan book manuscript which I finished on March 30th, to NOT working.
  • Eternal summers traveling the world to my first ever autumn (fall) and winter. And that was probably the biggest kicker – I hate being cold.

Thankfully I’m almost 2.5 years down the track and LOVING life, but it hasn’t been an easy journey and what surprised me most, was an event that happened in late October 2018.

The untold story I’ve kept ..until now.

Not long after a pretty successful book launch of the Freedom Plan (audio book coming out this month!!), I also relaunched my most successful course ever of the same name that, to date, netted me over US$500,000 in sales – which still blows my mind to this day.

Except this time, I decided to totally redesign it and upgrade it to better align with my new book and to be more focused on how to work less through systems, outsourcing and clever sales funnels.

It catered to an experienced business owner wanting more freedom – the folks I wanted to work with as I could see them experiencing burn out and overwhelm and I truly wanted to help them.

Yet in doing so, I overlooked the majority of my community I’d lovingly built up over the years, who in reality, were still wanting to build their online business, learn how to earn more money and gain financial freedom.

The launch result?

I failed in an epic way.

That hurt, a lot. I cried in the final days of launch and sat there in disbelief as literally nothing happened – at least that’s what it felt like.

It caused me to doubt everything I thought I knew and was really good at, built up over nine years of business.

I was in shock. I was numb. I felt like a fraud.

The facts didn’t help either. I’d spent too much money, hired too many people and ended up handing over most of the things I’m great at, and got stuck with managing people, logistics and operations.

Along with that, I had not listened to my intuition and how I felt energetically, and forged on regardless as I wanted to stay true to my word and launch this course I said I would – damn upholder in me!

(Check out The Four Tendencies Quiz I talk about in my book to know what I’m referring to).

When I did my launch analysis, which I do faithfully every time, it wasn’t as bad as I thought but the damage was done. My confidence was knocked and I wasn’t bouncing back like I normally do.

Can you relate?

I was desperately trying to find the lesson in the failure as a good entrepreneur will always do that, but I was taking it way too personally.

After almost a decade it felt like I’d made a rookie error and it had cost me more than just money and a bruised ego.

The truth was I wanted to quit my business.

Deep down I was quite tired of my business. I’m sure I’m not alone when I admit this. For most of my business journey I’ve loved every aspect of my business, but there’s only so long one can continue to talk about the same thing all the time, before they don’t get a little bored, stifled or jaded.

Despite continuing to learn I had gotten comfortable in my knowledge and expertise and was looking for a challenge. Most of the time I had managed to find that within and apply it to my journey and clients.

But with all the life changed I’d experienced, and the time off I had taken from my business in 2017, I had never really found my flow again and I felt like I was holding onto something that I wasn’t passionate about anymore.

Josh and I headed away on a break to sunny Gisborne that December, and had some long walks and talks on the beach to explore my options, how I was feeling and what would make me happy.

While he had utter faith in me and felt it was just a minor setback, I wasn’t so sure.

One of the options that had come up was taking on a contract to experience the things I was missing as an entrepreneur:

  • Being part of a physical team (not just virtual)
  • Not having to lead and manage everything all the time
  • Experiencing being part of someone else’s business and to learn from them
  • Have a consistent income while I bounced back
  • Getting into the city so I wasn’t so isolated out at our rural lifestyle property
  • Be energized by the city vibe and socializing and;
  • Getting some structure back in my day

We used our own Life Pilot system and a Seasonal Dreaming session – which we do each quarter, to share our hopes and dreams across the eight areas of life we value most highly and by the end of that week away I had a plan.

I’d looked at job websites, which I happen to know every great business owner will look at even when things are going well, and wasn’t impressed.

Job descriptions made me yawn and sounded so formulaic or stifling and salaries seemed on the low end compared to what I know I can make in my business – but that wasn’t the key criteria – if I was referring to my criteria in the bullet points above.

Then I saw a role of Learning Designer, that I didn’t realize existed, yet wasn’t dissimilar to what I had learned and applied in launching online courses and designing curriculum’s to educate people.

I then sent possibly the worst email to a recruitment person ever that went like this:

Dear Beth

Very keen to learn more about your freelance opportunities for learning designers.

I’ve developed many curriculum’s for online courses in my own business and am known for making the complex simple and breaking things down into bite sized content that is practical and implementable.

Natalie

Naturally she asked for more details including my CV, which I then sat on for a while until I replied again, rather nonchalantly with this response:

Hi Beth

I’ve realized I’m not going to create a CV anytime soon. I just know after 8 years of creating, building and running online courses, events and retreats that this is my sweetspot of what I do well.

My LinkedIn profile is here www.linkedin.com/in/nataliesisson/

Understand if this is not conventional for you 

Natalie

This resulted in her Googling me where everything I have ever done is publicly available to see – proof of what I’m capable of, calling me up and having a good chat.

She saw an opportunity and my potential and took a chance on me.

A week later I was having an informal coffee with the CEO even though there was no role for me and less than a week later I had a job offer and a start date in 10 days time!

As you can imagine this wasn’t quite how I anticipated it happening but I took the leap.

Strike forward almost five months and I can hand on heart say it’s been the best thing for me.

Within Constraints Exists True Freedom

My working week went from working on my business anytime to having only Monday as my One Day a Week business day and Tuesday – Friday working at Inspire Group in the city including a remote day at home.

In and around that – yes even some evenings and weekends, I did paid consulting for four gigs I’d inadvertently picked up since January after volunteering my time to help these purpose driven companies, plus working with a few coaching clients.

I was truly living in the GIG Economy and am tapping into Future of Work by doing this.

If you’re wondering, YES I was at capacity!

For the first time in a decade, after preaching freedom and time off and experiencing that in droves, I was now energized by maximizing every hour I had – plus still having time out in the evenings and weekends AND training for triathlons.

In fact I credit triathlon training for instilling confidence, focus, drive and momentum back into my personal life, along with a self belief and mindset I had been missing, that then overflowed into EVERY area of my life. It’s been remarkable.

I also used all my own tools, systems, content calendar and 1 Page Biz Plan that I teach my clients and are featured in the Freedom Plan book on MYSELF and, low and behold, they worked a treat.

I’m not going to lie commuting via train, car or bike an hour each way into town wasn’t entirely thrilling initially but I used that time to work on my business, contracts, or listen to audio books.

I genuinely enjoy my job, the team and simply being in a different environment, which has allowed me to stretch myself, learn and grow plus take on an entirely different outlook and put myself in other peoples’ shoes.

Then something magical started to happen.

I got my mojo back by returning to being ME!

A combination of fewer hours to work on my business meant I became ultra focused again and started enjoying every aspect of it.

I cut my team down to just me and my Virtual Assistant so that I could get back to more of the doing, and experience what that felt like again.

This brought back fond memories of my hustling days early on in my business and showed me all the things I had almost forgotten I knew how to do. I decided not to outsource anything for a few months and ‘get my hands dirty’ doing all the doing.

This increased my love of all the things I missed or realized I’d lost touch with and things started picking up in my business.

Revitalized energy shows in business and people pick up on it. Before long I was vlogging, podcasting and creating again and getting back to being Natalie, doing all the things I did so well when I started out in business.

I did the analysis, I looked at what had worked all those years before and what I’d stopped doing or needed to stop doing to fully realign with who I was, how I could help people and how I wanted to show up in the world.

Then in June I totally redesigned my own website home page with a brand new look and direction – even though this felt like I took three months to actually get it done.

I was so proud as this is the first website I’ve fully designed by myself. Clean, clear and to the point. Let me know in the comments what you think!

2019 Design

2018 Design

I did this by using the best and easiest WordPress theme I have ever come across, Thrive Architect.

In fact I shot this vlog Thrive Architect – Your Must Have Website Builder Tool to show why it rocks and how to use it to redesign your website.

As you can see by the live demo I give it was before I had learned how to use it fully and well before I’d finished the homepage design – but you’ll appreciate it.

The messaging was clear as I’d been working/ procrastinating on it for months after many conversations with friends, peers and clients, and through a lot of internal introspection.

I listened to my own advice I hammer home to clients all the time:

1. Niche down

2. Keep it simple

I have a tendency to want to offer the world and help people on all fronts and this time I looked back to what I have consistently been doing ALL throughout my career and business – seeing your potential and helping you to monetize it by getting paid to be YOU!

While recording my Freedom Plan audiobook I had two major realizations:

  1. This book is full of gold nuggets that are damn useful (remember my previous knock to my confidence around the book launch time in October 2018…yeah it had the knock on effect that my book wasn’t good enough either).
  2. It would work really well to also pull out Chapter 6 on How to Monetise You and turn it into a teaser episode on my podcast, as well as to repurpose it into a standalone audio.

I then went ahead and created my first new freebie (gift you give in return for a person’s email address and trust – AKA optin) in ages – and I’m damn proud of it.

It’s this audio I created accompanied by my brand new amazing step by step guide.

 

​Download my Get Paid to Be YOU Audio and Bonus 9 Step Guide. You'll learn how to combine your knowledge, skills and passions into multiple income streams that amplify your purpose, impact and profit.

​Download my Get Paid to Be YOU Audio and Bonus 9 Step Guide. You'll learn how to combine your knowledge, skills and passions into multiple income streams that amplify your purpose, impact and profit.

I emailed my community, some of which have been following my work since the beginning to share it with them and the response was awesome.

More importantly close friends and peers personally messaged me to say this was completely me and so on point and that I had truly found my sweetspot – the intersection between what you’re good or great at, what you love doing and what people will pay you for and that aligns with your purpose.

Ironic really given this is what I’ve been teaching in courses, my book, podcasts and interviews since…oh you know 2013!

From this I have gotten so much clarity on exactly how I want to help YOU get paid to be YOU and thrive in the future of work.

In fact, I tested my theory around this with a mini launch in June which went amazingly well and helped me appreciate that I was back on track, doing what I do best and how my mission was to help others turn their skills, knowledge and passions into multiple revenue streams.

You’ll see this rolling out in the coming weeks and months, and I hope you’ll like what you see and get to experience it as a result.

But first, let’s recap on the method I used to reinvent myself. Even if you can’t see the method in my madness, it’s all there:

The ‘Natalie Sisson’ Reinvention Method 

  • Get super honest with yourself when you feel you’re not aligning with your intuition or your energy.
  • Throw in an epic failure or an event that makes you stop, reflect and take action – if you really want to create change!
  • Reflect back on all the things you know you love, are great at and have been paid well for in the past and compare them to where you’re at now.
  • Assess the situation and look at what you need to STOP doing and START doing. This may mean taking on a side hustle, starting a new business, taking on a few gigs that help you upskill and challenge you.
  • Talk to good friends, peers and mentors to get an outside perspective too.
  • Take definitive steps to be the architect of your own life and design it around what you really want out of life.

I hope there have been some key takeaways in here that you can learn from and apply to your own situation.

Never give up.

Always keep learning.

Trust your gut.

Listen to those who love and know you well.

Embrace the lessons failure teaches you.

Then pick yourself up and reinvent yourself!

Choosing the Right Revenue Streams to Get Paid To Be You

I’m a firm believer that if you know how to package your unique talents, skills and knowledge you can get paid to be you in more ways than you can imagine!

I also know this to be true as not only have I had up to 9 revenue streams in my business built around me, I’ve worked with and interviewed hundreds of others doing the same.

What’s crazy is the variety of ways in which people have built multiple revenue streams and in all sorts of industries and niches. Sometimes the mind boggles at what’s possible!

In Chapter 6 of my book, The Freedom Plan, I wrote about the key ways to help you identify your best path to monetization.

I then backed this up with over 10 awesome case studies, with people just like you and I, who are earning a great living leveraging their sweetspot and turning it into multiple revenue streams.

To celebrate the release of my audiobook later this month here’s my GIFT to you 🎁 – an early release of some of the juicy goodness contained within that chapter in this podcast episode.

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Grow Your Business on Instagram with Elise Darma

Instagram has long been one of my favourite social media platforms – until it came to using it for business.

I had always found it a place I went to for inspiration, to keep up with my friends and peers and witness some beautiful photography.

Then over time the platform became increasingly promotional and showy and less about #nofilters and #reallife and as it did, I struggled to figure out how to use it authentically and effectively to gain new leads and clients for my business.

So when I first came across Elise Darma on Instagram, with her refreshing style, wonderful travel images and equally valuable Instagram musings, I thought ‘This chick is doing it right’.

I continued to watch her journey, how she posted, what she posted and how she cleverly weaved in promotions to her blog content, courses and her webinar on teaching entrepreneurs how to use Instagram to grow their business.

Unlike so many other folks I was watching from the sidelines, Elise was actually teaching how to get leads and sales in a more personal and effective way. So I hired her for a personal Instagram strategy session and made some changes to my profile and things started to click.

During our session I learned, not only some Instagram strategies, but how much she loves being a digital nomad (like I was at the time) and how Instagram had allowed her to become the founder of a content marketing agency for e-commerce brands called Canupy.

While growing the agency, Elise has traveled to Bali, Hawaii, Australia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Spain, Portugal, the British Virgin Islands (and got to visit Necker Island while there).

Figuring that she was growing her clients Instagram accounts so successfully, she realized she could walk the talk and show others how to do it by growing her own personal brand @elisedarma

In less than a year she reached over 60,000 followers! What’s more she founded a second business to help others achieve their own “travelpreneur” goals. Along the way he’s been featured for her Instagram expertise in publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Brit + Co, Elite Daily, Teachable and Later.

Today, Elise works one-on-one with clients so that their own businesses (and Instagrams) can thrive, and so they can build their own life of freedom and travel. You can see how aligned we are in our thinking, and what’s even cooler is in our interview, she shared how she found me early on in her journey and how that impacted her….

She’s the perfect example of how to get paid to be you, by figuring out your sweetspot and monetising your skills, knowledge and talents into multiple revenue streams.

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Choose Your Attitude with Debra Searle

Do you wake up some mornings on the wrong side of the bed, and then the rest of the day proceeds to go to custard?

Do you ever wish that you could instead, choose your attitude and have the best day ever?

There’s a rather special person I know who has mastered this more than anyone else I’ve ever met and thankfully she is always sharing the simple yet powerful ways in which we can take charge of our own life and attitude.

Debra Searle is a unique and inspiring individual who is truly tapping into her potential.

Debra first hit the headlines when she and her husband set out to row across the Atlantic. Unfortunately, her husband and rowing partner had to be rescued within just days of setting off.

Debra continued on alone and rowed 3000 miles across the Atlantic single-handedly!

It should have taken them 6 weeks but, to achieve her goal, Debra ended up spending 3 ½ months at sea alone. During that time she had to dig deep to endure this arduous crossing and it’s here where she developed the tools and mindset to be able to deal with pretty much anything life threw at her.

She also lead a group of women (which included me!) known as The Sisterhood to a new World Record for Dragon Boating across the English Channel in 2007.

This particular adventure created huge media interest in the UK due to a rather famous teammate – Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge.

She achieved a first class honours degree, has launched four companies, won Gold World Championship medals for Great Britain, presented over 40 programmes for the BBC, had two books published and became the youngest ever trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Her Majesty The Queen has recognised Debra on two occasions – in 2002 with an MBE and in 2014 with an MVO. She has spoken at over 1000 events across 38 countries.

This 2019 Debra will be making frequent trips to Hollywood as the movie telling the story of her Atlantic row is currently in development.

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How Jennifer Lachs Went From Chemist to Digital Nomad Girls Founder

 

Jennifer Lachs is a former scientist turned freelance writer and the founder of Digital Nomad Girls, a community for location independent women around the world.

She has made it her mission to connect, inspire and empower other nomad girls and foster community online and offline through her virtual coworking community, the DNG Inner Circle, and mastermind retreats in Europe and beyond.

Yet her story is a beautiful collection of taking the path less chosen, taking some leaps at the right time and trusting her instinct. It’s also a perfect example of how, when you’re willing to do the work and understand who you are and what you offer, that you CAN get paid to be you, and help a ton of other people while you’re at it.

Originally from Germany. Jennifer is tough to pin down these days, as she’s taken over my role as the ‘Suitcase Entrepreneur’ with her own style! I’ve not met many people who put as much time, attention and energy into their community and clients as Jennifer, and it’s the key reason she’s developed a tribe of adoring fans and friends, as well as a successful business.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How Jennifer went from scientist to digital nomad
  • Her top tips for running a successful Facebook group
  • The top 3 skills Jennifer gained from leading and valuing her 20K+ Facebook members
  • How she took her skills and knowledge and created multiple revenue streams doing what she loves most 
  • The importance of mindset to being successful in all areas of life

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How to Monetise Your Expertise

I believe that every single person who has skills and knowledge, when combined with a love for what they do and know, can monetise all of this and get paid to be themselves.

And not just because that’s exactly what I did 9 years ago when I started the Suitcase Entrepreneur blog….although that’s certainly made me more bias!

I had no freaking idea that I would end up building a business from my blog by tapping into my sweetspot, the intersection of what you know, what you’re good at and what you can get paid for.

But it’s more than just that, it’s combining ALL of you, into something that people are willing to invest in, and becoming someone they want to learn from.

Looking back to my childhood, school days and what I naturally enjoyed and was good at, through to my University days, jobs I landed, people I hung out with, activities I did and I realized that what I ended up building, was really an extension of all the things I LOVE to do.

Add in a ton of value for others and you have yourself a perfect platform from which to monetize your expertise (if you’re willing to do the work, dig deep and commit to the journey of course)!

I became a ‘Leading Learner’ by being an avid student of business, travel and life, and then teaching and coaching others on how to come up to speed so they could go after their dreams too.

I shared my exact path, that I turned my humble blog into multiple revenue streams bringing in a quarter of a million US$ dollars per year over the space of 4 years, in Chapter 5 of The Freedom Plan book.

I’m currently in the process of recording and publishing the audiobook version, and when I was recording this chapter, I was like damn girl, this is really good shit and more people need to know how to do this.

My gift to you is how to Monetise Your Expertise.

I’m giving this entire chapter away as a free episode of my UNTAPPED podcast!

Here’s what you’ll learn in this podcast episode:

  • The exact way in which I built my revenue streams from scratch.
  • What steps you can take to layer your revenue streams as you grow.
  • Nine key steps to take to monetise yourself using your sweet spot.

Want to be first to be notified on when I release the audiobook version?

Get on the waitlist here!

How to Tap Into the Future of Work

Imagine the future of work, what do you see? And more importantly how do you want to show up in it?

The way in which we work and the type of work we will be doing in the next few years is already shifting right before our eyes, and I personally see more opportunity than ever.

But a lot of people are scared and that’s because the workplace of tomorrow is an uncertain place.

We live in a rapidly changing world, and design innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and big data are rapidly changing the fundamental nature of how we live and work.

What’s more these technologies are evolving at an exponential rate  – and as more jobs and work gets automated, you can see why there’s a fear of being replaced by robots!

Actually that is going to happen with some work, especially around data, that is expected to be more machine-powered.

But there will also be a proliferation of new work and jobs created that will require human skills in areas like problem solving, communication, listening, interpretation and design.

One thing is for sure, it’s becoming critical to understand how this future of work movement is going to impact you, your profession or business and understand how to design a secure future amidst this disruption.

What can you get paid to do and be, what skills will you need to learn and master to ensure you remain relevant and in demand for the foreseeable future?

The future of work is us – people.

We think creatively, we use our emotional intelligence, we teach, communicate, value judgements and share wisdom. We must reconsider how jobs are designed and work to adapt and learn for future growth.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What exactly is the future of work?
  • How is it going to impact you and what can you do to tap into it?
  • The new culture needed to future proof your business or career*
  • A great tool to figure out where your interests and competencies lie
  • How to turn yourself into a LifeLong Learning Lab to remain relevant

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*As promised here are the organization diagrams courtesy of the Future of Work Collective to show you the difference between the traditional hierarchical organization
 
Future of Work Old Cultural Way of Working
 
And the new decentralized, collaborative way of working, learning and leading. 
Future of Work  New Ways of Working
 
Future of Work Collective Model to become a lifelong learner
FOW Life Long Learning Lab

My 90 Day Challenge To You

If I told you that you had 90 days to create something awesome, what would you choose to do?

Would you train for a triathlon, aim to renovate part of your house, finish your book manuscript or would you want to create a profitable online course?

That’s my challenge to you in today’s episode of Untapped, I challenge you to take the next 90 days and create something that you’ve been putting off!

As using our Life Pilot planning system has taught me, it’s way easier to look at and plan for the next 90 days, versus a year or two, and then break it down into monthly, weekly and daily actions to get you there and make it happen.

I’ve accomplished a lot in my life by chunking down my big hairy audacious goals into something I can achieve in 3 months or less and I want to share with you how you can do this too.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How it’s easier to achieve more in 90 days than you can in a year
  • What 90 day challenges I’ve undertaken over the years and which ones worked out
  • Why 90 days is the perfect amount of time in which to launch your first (or fifth) online course
  • How to take up a special invite to a free masterclass I’m hosting with Jess at Teachable to show you how 

If you’re short on time and can’t listen to the episode (13 mins), then come along to “The Creator Challenge: How to create your own profitable online course in the next 3 months” free 45-minute masterclass that I’ll be doing with my friend Jess over at Teachable on May 24th at 4:00pm EST (1:00pm PST).

Here’s just a taste of what you’ll learn in this 45-minute class…

  • The 5 key types of online course businesses and how to identify which is best for you
  • Lessons from the 5,319 online courses that generated revenue last month
  • The 3-step framework you can use to choose the right course topic (that will actually attract your dream students)
  • Strategies you can use to create a curriculum that provides real results
  • Tips for recording a beautiful course that you can be proud of — even if you’re on a budget and haven’t used a camera before
  • Everything you need to know about marketing your course as a first-timer
  • An 8-day course launch framework that hundreds of creators have used to enroll their first students in their new courses (including the exact email templates they used!)
  • And a whole lot more!

Save your spot for the Creator Challenge Masterclass right here!

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