Getting the Support You Need

staircase of wooden blocks upheld by various types of supports

Looking at your life as a whole, as an educator and entrepreneur…. where is your zone of genius? 

And what areas of your life and work need strengthening to support that? 

What areas of life feel unbalanced for you now, especially in light of the restrictions and changes imposed by the pandemic?

And, most interestingly, how has the pandemic actually helped you to bring more structure, balance, and order into your life… if it has?


How, in other words, have the challenges posed by the pandemic helped you grow?

We’re all acutely aware of the negative pressures exerted on everyone globally (though not on everyone equally), this past year. From ecologic upheaval to political uncertainty, this year has really been a doozy.

None of us, personally, has control over the pandemic, the economy, or the environment.

But what about the areas of life you DO have control over?

How are you using this time…which may be a very extended period of time indeed… how are you using this time of forced seclusion, inward-turning, and retreat from the types of interactions we have all taken for granted our entire lives?

Woman organizes clothes in living room of her home


What are you focusing on now that you didn’t have time, energy, or interest in focusing on before?


I hope that committing to your course design and development process will be one of those things. 

There has never been a more appropriate time to develop online learning.

People all over the world need to learn how to do things, right now… on all levels of life ranging from physical survival to spiritual enlightenment.

Maslow's pyramid of needs

Maslow's hierarchy of needs represented as a pyramid with the more basic needs at the bottom.



What do you teach online… or plan to? 

Where does your teaching fit on the continuum of Maslow’s hierarchy?

How will your course(s), once finished and up and running, help make life better for the people you serve, in these challenging times?

What is the IMPACT that your course will make in the world?

Here's mine:

 If everyone designing online courses applied the principles I teach in the Course Design Formula® Master Course,

illuminated mind

we could light up the planet, one mind at a time.

 That’s my mission. That’s what I’m here to do.

At the Learn and Get Smarter community meeting on Saturday, October 3rd (yes, the meeting is BACK…), we talked about the shockwaves that can form when you put yourself out there on the public stage.

A man watching a 3-D television with waves startling him by surging forward out of the TV screen

When you do something that makes a difference, things start to shift. Things start to change.

While creating transformation is our goal, it’s not all sweetness and light when that happens. 

Some of the shifts and changes we make reverberate, making waves that can blow back on US.


Part of becoming a changemaker involves learning to strengthen and hold our center

 so we can withstand the impact of the changes that we, ourselves, create.

We also need to build capacity into our businesses (and our lives) to enable us to DELIVER on what we’re offering.

Some ways of increasing capacity that we discussed last Saturday include:

  • Working on ourselves (to correct any areas of imbalance, and strengthen any areas that need it)
  • Valuing what we do (appreciating the value of our mission and life’s work)
  • Creating relationships (with prospects, clients, customers, and peers)

What’s your unique process, method, insight, procedure, attitude shift, or way of understanding the world?

 How will the world be different when your course is up and running at capacity?

And how can you increase the capacity of your course and business, so you can serve more people?


One way to increase capacity is to optimize the SYSTEMS that make your business work.

At the Learn and Get Smarter community meeting on Saturday, October 10th ,2020, we'll be treated to a presentation by Mary Williams,  Chief Technology Therapist at Sensible Woo.

Mary  teaches people how to be their own best tech guru.

(And isn't that just what we need, especially after our collective discovery the other week  that technology itself is often the main thing that gets in the way of  technology-based businesses?!)

Mary is an accredited librarian with her Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan School of Information, and started her career as the digital archivist for Disney Animation Studios.

She has developed a system she calls Digital Feng Shui, to help her clients master milestones in their business so they have more time, energy, and revenue. 


Next Saturday, Mary will  help us understand and identify business bottlenecks

 as we explore how to gain clarity and ease in understanding

 business workflows and optimizing tech-based backend systems.

If you crave greater flow and organization in your business -- and more supportive tech-based systems to help you get your message out there into the world -- you won't want to miss this meeting! I hope you can join us!

Come to the community meeting

Saturday, October 10th,  2020

9 AM Pacific/ 12 Noon Eastern

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