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    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide

    Gee, I sure am grateful we put this progress log on the map.

    I just gotta say, dreaming, designing, creating and launching the experience you’re now all growing through has felt like climbing a mountain.

    Creating eCourses is hard.

    It’s a lot of time, energy and steps to do it right.
    Not to mention the huge learning curve with all the tech stuff. (yes, we’re still learning everyday)

    However, we don’t have to struggle as we climb our mountains.
    When we realized we were the ones making it hard for ourselves, we decided we had to change our approach.

    This is what inspired us to set out to make the whole process you’re going through more enjoyable and easier to succeed at creating a course your proud of and getting it out into the world.

    We wanted to make your experience of creating and launching your brilliant eCourse fun, exciting and incredibly engaging – thus helping you succeed with more ease.

    We also wanted to teach you to build something that is unique, creative and infused with your own personal, magical flavor.

    Doing this has been an incredible journey for us… kinda like climbing a mountain.

    I just want to say thank you to all of you courageous adventurers who have chosen to climb this mountain with us. I trust we’re going to have a blast supporting each other up to the top.

    {deep bows} now let’s climb on!



    Trish Hyatt

    All ready way more fun that the first edition.

    Glad you guys climbed up first and drove the pitons and hung the ropes for us. Wouldn’t trust just anybody.


    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide

    Thanks Trish. We tend to think so too! And just you wait. The journey just keeps getting better   😉

    Thanks for following up this wild n crazy mountain.


    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide

    Dear Diary,

    The next phase of this adventure is about to begin. I feel a rainbow of emotions about this.

    Getting this far on the trail has been more work and effort than I’ve ever invested into any project in my 11 year entrepreneurial adventure. This is truly my dream project. The thing I’ve been waiting to create for about 8 years since getting into the realm of online transformation work.

    I feel naked, vulnerable and like I”m baring my Soul to all of these adventurers. Thank God for my meditation practice, daily golf game, nature time and incredible conversations with my wife, Celeste.

    Even after all these launches and all this time and energy that’s gone into this course, I still get the question in the back of my mind sometimes:
    “Will they like it?”
    “Did we do everything ‘right’?”
    “Is it supportive enough?”

    I feel incredibly grateful for everyone who sees the magic in this creation and is excited to infuse their life experience, creativity and passion into an eCourse of their own (thank you).

    My appreciation goes out to my team today. We’ve pulled many all nighters and all dayers in the last five months. It’s such a gift to be able to create something so meaningful, transformational and fun with some of my favourite people in the world.

    Back to work I go to prep for the next phase of the journey.


    Awi Heidelmann

    You are doing great!!! Thanks for all your creative life energy you and your team put into this – it shows, it is felt and highly welcomed. Blissings, Awi


    andrea Bonsey

    I find it reassuring, Bradley, that you also still go to the vulnerable places of ‘will they like it’, etc. Makes me realize that is part of the journey… and that those daily intentions to take care of self are crucial particularly when we hit the self-doubt boulder. Thanks for sharing 🙂


    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide

    Deep bows to your courage and YES to conquer this mountain with us @andrea. I think the doubt is a part of the journey of being an entrepreneur and artist. We wear our hearts on the outside… it’s in everything we create, which makes us vulnerable 100% of the time. Something we gotta learn to live with and thrive through. Self care helps a lot!


    andrea Bonsey

    Vulnerable 100% of the time… yes, so true!


    Andy Freist
    Mountain Guide

    You guys have no idea how many time we’ve gone through the “are we f***ing CRAZY!? This sucks/isnt good enough/no ones gonna like it” motions..

    It’s all of your positive feedback and progress that is proving to us that this creation IS good enough and that its going to help A LOT of people. The mind loves to play games.

    We had to push through it, and continue to still do nearly every day. And you will too. Its part of the journey.

    We’re all worthy and capable. Just keep on keeping on and you’ll get to the summit 😉


    Trish Hyatt

    I believe in fairies, I believe in fairies, I believe in, wait a minute, I believe in Me, I believe in ME, I believe in ME! and pretty soon people will figure out I have what they need.


    andrea Bonsey

    Andy, I agree, the mind loves to play games. We can get caught in a story about ‘not being enough’. So helpful to have another who is on the journey with you… I know part of my struggle in private practice is not having that go-to person to help you get out of the negative story that you (I) can get caught in.


    Akasha Madron

    Thank you Bradley, it is inspiring to read all of these posts. I am loving the journey so far, even though I haven’t left basecamp yet. I have talked myself out of doing some many courses and writing books and I am determined to get to the summit no matter how fearful I get about being seen up there.
    Already, I feel such support and I hope to keep open to that and support others in return. Thanks for sharing!


    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide

    Thanks Akasha @mysticsparkling. All you gotta do is take these steps with us. You’ve got the map in your hands and we’re here with you all the way up. Just put it in your calendar and show up. The rest will come. Treat it like a fun art project, rather than something that you must do for survival. That will infuse it with the magic that you’re experiencing in this program 🙂


    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide

    I find myself spending less and less time on Facebook and more and more time diving into the juiciness of this community. I have been waiting for THIS for more than a year. My people!!!! It is so good to be here, such an honour to be serving ya’ll and so fun to be experiencing all the awesome community connections. Thank you all!


    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide

    I’ve been doing one of the hardest, most self reflective writing assignments I’ve dove into in a long time.

    I’ve been writing our Manifesto for The Great eCourse Adventure. Essentially, breaking down what we believe in and stand for into a series of short, clear, concise statements that summarize why we do what we do and who we do it for.

    We’ve probably spent about 20+ hours working on it (so far) and we still have a long way to go.

    I know that sounds like a lot of time, but I couldn’t imagine a better use of our time at this stage of the game. The Manifesto acts as a map for every action, project, marketing material we create and move we make with our business. If ever we feel uncertain about a choice, we can draw upon our Manifesto and see if it’s in alignment or out of alignment.

    It is the root system of what we create.

    Why Writing a Manifesto is Important?

    Every great movement began with a manifesto. If you look at Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, it was his Manifesto. The Declaration of Independence was America’s manifesto. My friend, Nigel Seale who founded Earth Day Canada and was the Chairman of Global Earth Day back in the early 90’s when they went from a very small annual celebration to involving 400 million people (pre-internet) said that they spent a great deal of time coming up with the Earth Day Manifesto before taking it to the world.

    If you want to move, inspire and create resonance with your audience, then you need more than just a fancy Bio that tells people what you’ve done. This day and age, what you’ve done matters less than who you are being, what you believe in and what you are devoting your energy, time and life to.

    If your work was a Movement, what would that movement be moving towards?

    The Purpose of our Manifesto?
    Our intention is to invoke and inspire resonance with the people we’ve created the Great eCourse Adventure for. When they read it, the intention is that they feel a resonant, “YES I feel that same way!”

    A well written Manifesto should be “Share-worthy,” relatable and potentially worthy of going viral.

    Once we nail down our Manifesto we’re going to make it into an art piece that people can print out, hang up on a wall and/or share on social media.

    What Questions Should We Ask Ourselves to Get Clear on Our Manifesto?
    The process of flushing out your Manifesto is a deep, self reflective process. It’s not something you sit down and in an hour you’re done. You want to spent a solid chunk of time getting clear on:

    What do I/We stand for?
    What do I/We believe in?
    Why do I/We believe in it?
    What values do we live and work by?
    How do we demonstrate our values?
    If my/our work was a Movement, what would that movement be moving towards?
    Once you get clear on these questions, then it’s time for the challenging part…

    Distil your Manifesto down to the Essence:
    This is the stage we’re in right now with our Manifesto. Your manifesto shouldn’t be an essay. You want it to be a series of short, concise statements. They’re like affirmations or a declaration, which means they must be written that way.

    You also want to make sure that the voice you use in your Manifesto aligns with the theme or personality of your brand and the culture of people you’re setting out to serve.

    The voice you use should align with their voice AND your own true voice.

    Once you’ve Gotten the Essence, it’s Time to Art’ify it:
    Below is NOT our finished Manifesto. But I wanted to demonstrate what we’ve gotten so far, so you could get some creative inspiration for your own Manifesto.

    When we complete it, we will turn it into a beautiful art piece that is worthy of being printed out, framed and hung up on a wall.

    That should be the goal of your’s too!

    On our website, our Manifesto will go above our Bio because we feel it’s far more important than what we’ve done or what products we sell.

    What is your Life or eCourse Manifesto?
    If you’ve been inspired by reading this, then get out some paper, markers, crank some inspiring music, move your body and start to dive into the depths of yourself, asking the questions listed above.

    It may take you a day or if like us, days to declare your Manifesto into being.

    However, once it’s done, you have the rest of your life to work and live by it.

    It will get you through the moments when you feel off track, ready to give up or in a state of despair.

    So instead of going back to social media to seek out the comfort of an inspiring Meme, create your own.

    Then live by it!

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