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  • #46601

    Laura Koller
    Adventurer
    @laurakoller

    This month has been overwhelming, and this challenge makes me feel even more overwhelmed.  As you know, however, the Motivation Superhero always takes on a fair challenge with the knowledge that – no matter what happens – it will be a learning and growing experience.  Sometimes surprisingly so.  So I’m doing my best to KISS.  It is so crazy how often I have to follow my own Motivation Superhero advice.  Deep breaths.  Keep It Simple.  One step at a time, and then figure out the next step from there.  Don’t start envisioning big things.  Just.  One.  Step.

    The good news is that I finally bought the tripod for my iPhone today.  It was sitting in my Amazon cart for 2 weeks while I tried to figure out what else I would buy so I could earn free shipping.  How idiotic is that.  Sometimes the silliest decisions hold us back from making progress.  I’m supposed to get it sometime next week, but I’ve got a “Super Basic Backup Plan” in case that doesn’t work out.  Because, once again, I’m leaving myself very little time to act before the challenge is due.  Just because I didn’t hit “submit order” on a silly 12 buck tripod.  Not like I’d be shooting videos today.  No!  Far better to wait until the last minute, right?

    So the mini-course is “The 5 Dares in 5 Days Challenge” and will continue the habit-building course I started with the four videos from the video challenge.  I’m planning to reshoot those (or backup plan just use them as is) and add one more, the first video.  It’s brilliant.  It’s even more memorable than The Skateboarding Dog.  And I’m not allowed to say anything about it until I’ve shot it.  So there’s my compelling reason to move forward with this project.  So I can finally spill the beans to all of you.

    I’d like to add intro/outro to each of the videos.  Fool around with Filmora a little (in all my free time).  Try to infuse more of a superhero theme.  I suppose I should create some kind of PDF file(s), worksheets to lead the person through the “Super Transformation” process.

    I’m going to set this up on the Teachable website.  That will be another roadblock for me – started toying around with it tonight and will just take time.  Teachable will enable me to set up a registration and thank you/welcome page, right?  Will it also track email addresses for me?  That whole address thing for MailChimp has been another hurdle for my brain.

    As for students, I will ask a handful of my most supportive coworkers (I have three in mind).  I don’t need an email list to start.  I just need a few forever fans to give me feedback now.  The rest of the world can hear about this later.

    The Outline:

    Day 1: The Brilliant Video Idea.  Choose a habit to make or break.

    Day 2: The Skateboarding Dog.  Break the habit into smaller steps.  Shrink the change to something ridiculously small.

    Day 3: Change the Controllers.  What are your options for changing the cue/trigger?

    Day 4: Lights! Camera! Action!  What are your options for changing your current behavior?

    Day 5: Write the Party Invite.  State the specifics for the new behavior, make a commitment, and celebrate!!!

     

    P.S. I’ve been continuing to update my blog including weekly posts.  And after giving a company webinar last week (the fourth invite since giving my first company teleseminar in February), I was invited to present to the dietitian group at a state nephrology conference (!!!) at the end of October.  The topic?  BUILDING HABITS.  That means the response to my talks has been so positive that I’m officially taking my show on the road.  It totally validates my course idea.  It also gives me the impetus to keep moving forward with my site and course offerings so I have something really solid to offer when my big talk rolls around.  Woohoo!!!

    #46606

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Great job with the pivot and simplification. Overhwelm is a great teacher. If it’s overwhelming, then chances are we’re not paying attentoin or we’re making it more complicated than it needs to be. Pumped to see it when done. Breathe deep, soften and remember to have fun. Let that overwhelm go. It’s alllll goooood. This is a climb, not a race.

    #46625

    Bobbie Jo Van Den Plas
    Adventurer
    @bobbiejo

    Woohoo!!! Congratulations, Laura! ‘Taking my show on the road!‘ I LOVE IT!! So awesome!!!

    Way to DIVE IN to this challenge also! 😀 HA! I’ve totally done that in Amazon, too!

    I believe Teachable does, I just saw a post today about something like that. I know with MailChimp you have to have a paid subscription to link them in Teachable (I have MailChimp as well). Thinkific lets you connect with Mailchimp on it’s free plan. I’ve got schools in both I’m playing around with, but just may go back to my site again. Not sure. Darn technology!! If you use Teachable and have MailChimp, you can enter the emails into Mailchimp by hand.

    Go superhero, Go!!! You’ve got this!!!!

     

     

    #46632

    Laura Koller
    Adventurer
    @laurakoller

    @bobbiejo – Tell me more about Thinkific.  How does it compare to Teachable?  My priority right now is BASIC SIMPLE BASIC.  I can fudge my way through but don’t have time to learn a lot of new tech.

    Great thing about the live presentation in October is that I can use same/similar content.  I’m thinking about including some of my own videos to add interest and excitement, maybe bring some props.  Boo would love to show off his skateboarding skills to a live audience.  Totally different than anything I’ve ever seen.  I’m trying to apply the GEA mindset and push the envelope even off the mountain.  It’s all about daring to do something different.  People don’t make progress by playing things safe all the time!

    #46637

    Bobbie Jo Van Den Plas
    Adventurer
    @bobbiejo

    Hi Laura! Love the idea of Boo live!! 😀

    I’m in the ‘research’ process still, as I don’t have a ton of experience on either. I put my free courses on Teachable. It went pretty well (ease of design for the most part). Now I’m looking at and starting to build in Thinkific as I haven’t been totally sold on Teachable. Main reasons: integration with MailChimp on free with Thinkific, direct payouts on all (including free) plans on Thinkific, less complaints I’ve seen in FB group for Thinkific.

    I’m not sure what I’ll do as of yet, as I really don’t like to keep moving my students around, so I may just put my old courses back (and build/upload my new ones) the old way on my WP site and then go from there. Decisions, decisions! Main thing right now is looking at the cost and ease of them all.

    If you’re doing a free course you should be okay whichever way you go. You may want to start a campfire about the two, as I believe someone here is using Thinkific and would know more (with more experience). I’m sure there are Teachable users too.

    I’ll let you know what I end up doing and what I learn along the way! Please keep me posted too!! 🙂

    #46657

    DavidJ Jurasek
    Adventurer
    @DavidJ

    @laurakoller

    Love reading how you work it all out in your head on this page.

    You’ve got a great plan and I hope you stay in touch with mini updates in the coming days. So we can validate your steps and so you can see you’re not alone in any of the successes and struggles.

    #46750

    Laura Koller
    Adventurer
    @laurakoller

    Just finished with all the scripts.  Up too late x 3rd night in a row.

    Next steps:

    Create PDF – The 5 Dares in 5 Days Action Guide

    Filmora – Learn how to import video, add title page, splice two videos together.  That’s all I can think of right now.

    @bobbiejo – I appreciate your feedback.  I read a couple of online comparisons and they’re very similar.  I’ll probably stick with Teachable for this course (time constraints) but I will make time to play around with Thinkific after this challenge.

    @davidj – I can’t wait to see everything you’ve created!  You continue to inspire me.

    #46766

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    This is really awesome how much you’vre got done @laurakoller. Way to rock this. Those late nights are so worth it sometimes. Gotta burn that midnight oil once in a while to get ahead in this game. Or for me, it’s burning the early morning oil. 😉

    #46782

    Laura Koller
    Adventurer
    @laurakoller

    Ha!  I burn the early morning oil too.  That’s what makes it so tough. I’ve got a number of daily habits each morning (exercise,  morning pages, daily chores) but I’ve found that I need a chunk of private uninterrupted time for deep creative work and right now late nights and random stolen moments at work are my best options.

    #46931

    DavidJ Jurasek
    Adventurer
    @DavidJ

    @laurakoller

    I can so relate to the scarcity of time! Part of the human condition – especially when we have family!

    And time is both elastic and maleable and circular, while also finite in this dimension!

    Wishing you the clarity and focus and ease to bend time ~ however briefly ~ towards slowing down and expanding into that optimal flow state where you make magic happen… That’s the best, when creativity reigns and laughter and joy and connection all happen to make time endless again…

    Your work is magic. You are a wild and powerful witch!

    Keep on working it!

     

    #47152

    Chris Gilmour
    Adventurer
    @ChrisG

    Looking forward to the next update @laurakoller

    Also, habit change is something I have worked a LOT on in my personal journey the last few years. I have very consciously been trying to reprogram my brain and aspects of who I am.

    I love your 5 step break down, especially the “break it into small steps” & “change the controllers”

    For me some of the biggest progress has come from designing my life to set myself up for success (and to not temp myself), Is this a part of what changing the controllers is about?

    Keep up the great work, your commitment to this in your busy schedule is inspiring!

    #47160

    Laura Koller
    Adventurer
    @laurakoller

    Tripod delivered today!  Shoot 2 videos tonight, 2 tomorrow night, 1 Thursday morning. Goal: not perfect, just good enough. What matters: connecting with my audience and inspiring at least one person to take that very first date, that very first step, just one something different.

    Now to just DO IT!!!

    #47162

    Bobbie Jo Van Den Plas
    Adventurer
    @bobbiejo

    WooOohOoooo! She’s got the tripod and ready to roll! In three, two, one! ACTION! You’ve got this!! Super exciting!

    (P.S. I decided to put my course in my site again, since it takes me SO long to upload anything and this way I’ve got it there. Not exactly how I’d like it, but someday it will get there, haha.)

    #47166

    Laura Koller
    Adventurer
    @laurakoller

    @chrisg – thanks for your interest and encouragement. My original change the controllers video (from the last challenge) is posted here.

    @bobbiejo – I’m so impressed you have so many options for posting your course. My IT skills are not that advanced – yet.  I’m still planning to check out thinkific. Definitely not my own site like you ms mermaid!!!

    #47205

    DavidJ Jurasek
    Adventurer
    @DavidJ

    @Laurakoller

    I love that you are just doing it and moving forward and even more so I love the realizations and learning you are having and hearing with us all… This feels like a poster or manifesto to hold above all of our workspaces:

    The goal: not perfect, just good enough.

    What matters: connecting with my audience and inspiring at least one person to take that very first date, that very first step…

    Thank you for leading the way!

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