April 9, 2016 at 5:43 am #21060
Hello my fellow mountaineers,
My name is: Lisa
I teach: Actually, right now I’m coaching. I’m coaching people on how to discover and then move into work they love. And I manage content production, and occasionally write stuff, for a big career change website.
Why I signed up for The Great eCourse Adventure: As a no-bullshit antidote to the digital marketing vomitus that’s out there. What’s the point of ‘Making 6 figures without even lifting a finger’ (I mean, as if, right?), if you’re not connected and engaged, heart and soul, with the product and the transformation you’re offering? I needed an approach that was more substance, more soul, and less hollow. And Brad and Andy’s vision and roadmap totally appeals to my playful side…
What kind of e-course I want to create: I want to make a career change adventure, helping to take the misery and stress away from career change and encouraging people to get playful and curious with it instead. I want to be a career change superheroine, helping people find the practical ninja tools and mindsets they need to slay their career change monsters.
What makes me come most alive is: My baby girl. My family. Writing. Transformation. Supporting people with words. Caring. Being in full flow with my written work, accessing my ‘fifth gear’, and using that to help people have insights, light bulb moments and a way of thinking that feels much better.
I’ve got tea and a packet of biscuits in my backpack if anyone wants to stop by for a cuppa.
Let’s do this.
LisaApril 10, 2016 at 6:45 am #21136
Bradley MorrisMountain Guide@bradleytmorris
Wow @lisa.russell, you are definitely on the right mountain here. So happy you saw the smoke signal and found the Launch Summit Trailhead! You’re going to find a lot of people you really resonate with here. I’m really excited to see how you use your creativity and gifts to craft a truly amazing experience for people. So fun that you’re already envisioning it being an adventure too!! Excited to have you here and if you need anything, just let @andyfreist and I know.May 18, 2016 at 2:14 pm #22779
I saw TEA mentioned and I had to come over and say hi. Just getting back into the ecourse adventure again, it’s nice to be here. I find it really inspiring reading the introductions.
I loved the ” digital marketing vomitus ” phrase. It is pretty nauseating.
Fun with Career change will be amazing,I have a friend who is really struggling with that — and I think critical to make a difference from the usual ecourses would be a great community where she could be honest about the struggles and get the encouragement and inpsiration the way I do here. Nice to meet you!May 21, 2016 at 7:15 am #23005
Nice to meet you too @catherine_wildf. There’s a cup of PG Tips here with your name on it. Now, Jaffa Cake or Hob Nob?
Thanks so much for your input. It’s crazy how the whole concept of my course has taken on a life all of its own since I started this course. It’s big and bold and colourful and playful, and (I hope) the perfect antidote to the grey, anxiety ridden misery that being unhappy at work often includes. I absolutely intend, like you suggest, for there to be a supportive community that’s a safe and anonymous space where people can share their fears and challenges in career change without worrying about consequences. It’s great to hear that you think it would be valuable for people like your friend!
What’s your course about?
🙂May 25, 2016 at 11:17 am #23381
Here goes folks.
This is seriously pushing my comfort zone as I find videos TERRIFYING!
Password is GEA2016…May 25, 2016 at 12:53 pm #23408
Great Video. What program did you use for the effects?May 25, 2016 at 12:56 pm #23410
Bradley MorrisMountain Guide@bradleytmorris
Awesome job with your intro video @lisa.russell. You seemed so comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. Never would have guessed that you were terrified. Loved the creative touch with the music and effects.
It was fun for me to get to know who you are and what you’re really excited about in the form of a video. It’s far more connecting than just a written intro. So thank you for taking the time to say hello.
I see many more video adventures in your future.
Grateful to have you on the mountain with all of us!May 25, 2016 at 1:40 pm #23430
Wow @bradleytmorris! Really? My hands were shaking the whole time!
I did like putting the video together though; something creative and a little bit systems-y is just about my perfect mix. It was fun playing with all the different effects.
@rodolfomenjivar I made it using Wondershare Filmora. 😀
Now I’ve got the first ever video done I feel like I can relax a bit. Really good lesson in noticing how much I say umm and ahh too…
AND I just realised that this vid could make an awesome drinking game: do a shot every time I say career change…
No, seriously, I’m feeling very encouraged after this. Maybe it’s not all so far off and scary after all! And it does feel good to stretch my comfort zone.
😊May 25, 2016 at 4:03 pm #23439
Andy FreistMountain Guide@andyfreist
Yessss! So stoked you pushed through the resistance.
And I can totally relate with the revealing of all the ums n ahs – The first round of GEA videos we did was pretty much endless strings of pauses, ums and ahs from me. Brad was already camera cozy but not me. I dreaded it. And still do. But I do it anyways. And it gets easier and easier 🙂May 26, 2016 at 12:37 am #23497
@andyfreist, that is so reassuring to hear.
What is it that you dread about doing videos? For me, I think, it’s putting my physical person out there into the world of the interwebs. I’m more than comfortable with writing, and even getting a little crazy with writing; I don’t mind my words going out into the world, in fact it makes me feel proud.
But, somehow, putting myself out there, so people see how I look and sound, feels soooooo uncomfortable. And also creating a permanent record of that feels icky, because how I look and sound isn’t the primary point of the communication. I don’t want to be judged. I guess I’m quite a private person. I like my anonymity, and it’s hard to push past that.
But what I’m trying to keep in mind through all of this is that I can’t expect my audience to push past their comfort zones in the way they’ll need to to achieve the transformation they want, if I’m not prepared to do it myself. I HAVE to walk the talk. I’m prepared to that because it feels important, both for me and my adventurers.
And, actually, I just need to get my own head outta my ass, because people really don’t care that much about the things I worry they care about. And, in fact, what other people think of me isn’t really any of my business. Sounds harsh, but it’s liberating too.
Just wanted to put this out there, in case anyone else is facing a similar struggle.
🙂May 26, 2016 at 10:07 am #23522
Great job, @lisa.russell! Eye contact, authentic message, and skillful & creative video creation/editing. It’s a pleasure to see you and be inspired by your determination.May 26, 2016 at 2:43 pm #23555
Hey this is GREAT @lisa.russell – Get You! I agree with @SharynWa – good warm yet strong eye contact – authenticity oozing from the screen – and cool music and shapes in the background. And it feels you are really sharing yourself and being fully present. Right, I am inspired by your courage!
ps I made a vid recently but it was too long AND I unwittingly rolled my eyes and scrunched up my face so much that I couldn’t reconcile myself with making it public – but it was a good tester xxMay 28, 2016 at 3:22 am #23707
Hi @lisa.russell I thought that was such a lovely video. It had a beautiful atmosphere and you came across as calm, caring and authentic.
I too am petrified of doing this and I thank you being one of the first cabs off the rank. And you’re right about walking the talk and not caring. The fear thing is a bit precious really, I know that, but I’m still working on it 🙂
Guess I’m running out of excuses now…May 31, 2016 at 1:55 pm #23935
I’m totally floored by the amazing reaction to this thing that I actually winced to upload! It just goes to show that the reaction can be so much better than you think it’s going to be.
If I can do it, anyone can do it!
Anyone reading this who’s also feeling anxious about doing video, go, do it! It’s better than you think and you might surprise yourself!
June 6, 2016 at 2:18 pm #24514
- This reply was modified 7 years, 8 months ago by Lisa R.
Hi @lisa.russel, your video was great 🙂
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