Ever have that time in your life where everything just sort of falls into place? Some people say this is creating your own luck while others just look at it as the result of hard work. Over the past few weeks, many different parts of my life are falling in line and I want to share the 3 key steps help everything come together:
- Focus on what’s essential
- Get personal coaching
- Learn to write better
To make this easier, here is one thing to read, one thing to do, and one thing to download to knock out your goals this year.
READ – Productive! Magazine
This week Productive! Magazine published their final magazine and it’s all about essentialism (saying yes to most important and letting everything else go). I was so honored to be featured next to the author of Essentialism himself Greg McKeown.
Greg’s book changed my life last year when I read it and then again this year when I re-read my notes. My favorite quote in the whole book is
If it’s not a clear yes, then it’s a clear no.
This one piece of advice alone helped me really define what matters.
I’ve been able to spend more time with my kids, do better work as a teacher, and follow through with my freelancing commitments.
Even if you don’t read his book, check out his interview in this issue. You’ll learn something for sure.
DO – Get Personal Coaching
Several weeks ago, I was really struggling with how to position my skills when it came to pitching my freelancing services (I’m a technical operations consultant, i.e. I work behind the scenes for big name bloggers and help them streamline operations).
To tackle my problem I got some personal coaching from John Meese, author of Build Your Online Business in 30 Minutes a Day and the Unleash Your Blog Podcast.
Suffice to say, one hour with John discussing my obstacles and options cleared my path forward.
Not only that, but I had actionable items to add to Nozbe ???? and built in accountability with John.
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Getting personal coaching skyrocketed my motivation and focus.
Today you have an opportunity to get free 1-on-1 productivity coaching with me. Share your thoughts in my 2017 Survey.
It should take less than five minutes, but will really help me make sure I’m writing and creating the content you want and need to streamline your productivity.
==> Click Here to Take the 2017 Reader Survey and get a chance to win FREE Coaching <==
And, THREE lucky people who complete the survey will get free 1-on-1 coaching, but the deadline is March 21st. It’s my way of paying it forward.
DOWNLOAD – $2 Billion Sales Letter
I’m a teacher by trade, and have always known how important it is to write well.
But one of the things that’s annoyed me about school is how most schools never teach writing outside of formal prose. Because formal prose always comes in handy in the real world ????.
What happened to writing that’s practical?
For most people, writing is hard work because crusty old teachers took the joy out of it.
It doesn’t have to be hard if you have the right guide…someone who’s been there and been successful outside academia.
My friend Ray Edwards is the world’s highest paid copywriting coach. He knows a thing or two about writing.
But more importantly, he teaches a writing system that anyone can learn (even a stodgy teacher like me).
Don’t believe you can learn to write well. Did you see the Pixar movie with the rat who cooked? Anyone can do it.
I challenge you.
To help get you started, Ray is making his “The $2 Billion Dollar Sales Letter You’ve Never Heard Of” ebook available for free.
==> Click here to get your free copy <==
I know the title seems like outlandish (and it is…sort of), but once you learn his secret you’ll start to see that writing is easy enough for anyone.
Like I said, learning to write continues to help me share my message with you.
There you have it. The 3 key steps that to it all work.
[reminder]What action will you take this week to ‘create your own luck and help everything come together?[/reminder]