February 16, 2016 at 10:07 am #17223
Hello there fellow adventurers, so I would love share the start of my progress log on this 16th day of February. Well I am stuck in architect forest! Truly. So i decided to run a little survey on which of the two main areas I teach would be more useful to people as an course. I sent it out on a Monday morning and got great feedback and a 60% uptake from 100 people but by the evening I got hit with a super bug and have been laid up for two weeks with a ridiculous and unusual fever. I am almost back to full health but I went to some dark places in my incapacity – like all the negative self talk and despair stuff – like the hey look how you are sabotaging this project by getting ill! Look how you are letting your buddy down. Etc etc.
As I said I am recovering nicely and almost got a bushy tail and bright eye back, but the thing that really occurred to me is that I have great ideas for teaching sacred sound/ beginners western harmony yet I lack the technical skills to manifest what I envision – like interactive music making, having a piano keyboard where people can press each note and hear it, and even having some kind of conference call where 30 voices can be heard at the same time. I signed up for a free trial of a good conference calling software – but didn’t realise the limitations in my naivety.
So I return to the course creation after this little hiatus and hope I can reboot my enthusiasm and work a way to share what I need to teach.
And to add I really related to a previous thread on a progress report from the guy who wrote about having had Bells palsy and asking the question of himself – how can he create a wellness course when he has a face that is not always symmetrical. Thank you for sharing that. It resonated deeply as I have had a dance of illness/wellness for 17 years including some pretty hard hitting dis -eases from which I served my apprenticeship as a healer – sometimes we don’t need to be a perfect specimen of human, we touch more people when we convey a positive attitude and spiritual knowledge wearing or acknowledging our wounds as it were.
Peace x CaroFebruary 16, 2016 at 3:44 pm #17270
Thanks so much for your openness and vulnerability. It is quite amazing how much the mind loves to take over and doubt our ability to create value as a human. And then when things go differently than expected, the mind comes in and says “see! there! i told you!”..
I think this is something we ALL deal with in one way or another.
So I commend you for having the courage to push forward anyways and put your resistance where it belongs – in the back seat 😉February 17, 2016 at 3:56 pm #17386
Bradley MorrisMountain Guide@bradleytmorris
Thanks so much for the beautiful, open and vulnerable share Caro @calliope6.
It’s great to see you back around the campfire and on the mend.
That doubtful voice can be a beast at times. We definitely honour you for calling it out and choosing to move forward despite it. We’ve definitely had to deal with that voice a lot on the journey!!
As for your tech desires:
@andyfreist, do you know of any programs, webinar platforms or softwares that would allow Caro to do what she wants? Know anyone doing something like this that we can bring in on the conversation? I will ask on the holy book of faces.
like interactive music making, having a piano keyboard where people can press each note and hear it, and even having some kind of conference call where 30 voices can be heard at the same time.
Curious if you have thought of any other ways you can help facilitate that type of experience?
Let’s see what we can do!March 21, 2016 at 8:11 am #20031
I vacillate between enthusiasm and boredom. I look at the evernote lessons in creator heights – of creating lessons and themes and it uninspires me. I know I can knock out a few lessons easily in one of my skill set areas, and have written down various little plans – but I can’t get a bigger picture until I know what I am technically capable of. My tech skills will shape my course.
I guess I have been trying to stretch my wings to see what is possible:
In the last two weeks I have experimented by trying to put a great radio show podcast I made a few years ago online (on the influence of the Hindu Deity Shiva on western musicians). I have a wordpress site and found a great plug in for podcasts but after two days of laboriously watching “how to” guides and step by step stuff I still couldn’t figure it out.
I made a little 10 minute web talk on spiritual power and how it operates/pitfalls etc (my first ever) edited it in imovie and put it on a you tube channel as an experiment – which I did succeed in. But I didn’t like iMovie and it took loads of time!
I then researched Thrive and decided to buy content builder to update my website – which I got really excited about – but after another two days of laboriously trying to figure it and not being able to work out why the file didn’t download as a zip – which I did figure out through researching forums – it still causes my new mac pro to crash as soon as I try and upload the now restored zip file.
I have now answered most of the exercise in creatora heights – my answers changing almost daily. I am going to move onto to another area now, as was suggested by yous in one of the coaching calls I was catching up on last week 🙂 and am looking forward to that, and then return at a later date to the nitty gritty details of each lesson. Am definitely not in that flow yet but know that once I can get a clearer idea of how I can translate what I want to teach it will be All Systems Go!
Hmm feel like this has a kvetchy moan tone to my update but looking forward to getting re-insipired by possibilities of things to learn that will improve my course structuring and delivery. I still have 3 course ideas and the content of each of them simmering and brewing. I tend to answer the questions for creator heights for each of them, one after another.
Thanks guys for all of this, appreciated xxxMarch 21, 2016 at 10:30 am #20057
awww feel ya – the technosis needs some techzorcism… hope there will be a solution presenting itself soon. have you had a look if there are people in the interwebs who offer sound courses in a way you want to as well… maybe they would be willing to share what technology they use. just a thought. it will come! maybe @andyfreist has a striking idea.
sending much love, AwiMarch 21, 2016 at 3:22 pm #20063
First off, I commend you for keeping on keeping on, even though you are brushing up against a bit of frustration..
If you are finding that you are wasting too much time trying to figure out technology, then I would suggest you consider using a pre-built platform over wordpress.
In Technosis Temple, we recommend Teachable as the best option for cases like this. I think using that would be the most effortless and headache-free approach.
Yes, it will be limited to how they built it to function, but sometimes a little bit of limitation can go a long way as far as “getting things done” goes..
Once you make some cash using a platform like Teachable, then you can hire someone to build you something more custom.
If you are not enjoying having to figure out WordPress plugins and such, then just bypass that whole situation. Teachable is more than capable. If we really wanted to, we could rebuild The Great eCourse Adventure on top of teachable. It wouldnt be as advanced and customized, but it would be good enough.
Choose the path that will keep you inspired and in the flow.. It seems like trying to figure out wordpress plugins and such may not be that path..
Now that said, we DO recommend using Thrive Builder for creating your sales page, etc.. But you can use Teachable for your actual course..
Go check out Teachable and let me know what you think 🙂March 21, 2016 at 3:31 pm #20065
Also, I HIGHLY encourage you to NOT make decisions based on your tech-ability.. Technology is always a secondary element.
You said “my tech skills will shape my course”.
I say that is a silly excuse to not dream big and create what your heart truly desires.
There is nothing you could dream up that you wouldn’t be able to implement using something like Teachable. It may end up being a bit different than you originally thought, but thats irrelevant. A good idea does not need good technology to become real. But state of the art tech without a good idea is pointless.
So forget about your tech-abilities. What do you want to create?
We’re here to help when it comes time to figure out how to turn that into a platform.September 16, 2016 at 1:08 pm #30356
Bradley MorrisMountain Guide@bradleytmorris
Calliope, how are things coming along with your course. What support do you need.
Send us an update. The good, the bad, the ugly. Lets DO THIS!
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