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Now let’s take a look at the marvelous offerings featured in this issue of Launch Whispers:
Get Right with Money by Nona Jordan
Nona Jordan‘s new course Get Right with Money is a three-month program to help you move beyond your money legacy and begin to create a new one.
In this program, coach Nona Jordan, who is also known as the Business Yogini, will provide you with the tools and guidance that will support you in healing your relationship with money, your work and your worth.
Nona says, “it’s time to (re)claim your financial power and take your place as the master of your money.”
What I love the most about Nona is that she can help you change from the inside out, and that she does it gently while making sure that you have a solid structure you can follow.
Mindfulness Now by Lisa Wilson
Lisa Wilson is an awareness artist, who practices mindful engagement with life as it is and who creatively expresses her stories.
She invites others to the practice of everyday mindfulness and guides them through play with paint, thoughts, and the dirty dishes with equal wonderment.
Mindfulness Now is Lisa’s new and totally free email-based mindfulness program. It is designed to be a super-simple and playful way to introduce mindfulness practices into your day-to-day life.
Because we are all busy and that busy-ness often tends to throw us off track, this project is designed in a bit of a unique format.
Lisa explains that emails will show up at random times in your inbox, and when one does, your job is to open it and do the practice immediately.
No scrolling past, no passing the laptop off to the person sitting next to you, no cheating!
And each practice will take no more than a minute.
The point is for you to drop into this moment, right now – not when it might be more convenient.
So sign up for this wonderful and free offering.
Search Engine Humanization by Marc Ensign
Marc Ensign is one of the brightest, creative and ethical people I’ve met online. He has been a featured speaker for global conferences, Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and non-profit organizations.
He recently published a brilliant book on SEO, in other words, search engine optimization.
As a solopreneur, you probably already know that you must learn to understand how search engines, especially Google, work so you can do what is needed to become visible online.
The full title of Marc’s book is Search Engine Humanization: The Art of Turning Ordinary Words into Extraordinary Clients.
In the Introduction, he says:
“In the grand quest to get your site ranked on page one of Google, the most important piece of the search engine optimization puzzle has been forgotten: There is a human being on the other end of every search. And if we could just alter the way we could see them. Connect with them. And serve them. We can win. Not just win the traffic, but also turn that stranger into a customer, client, member, prospect, fan, or friend.”
This is probably one of the few books on SEO that you’ll need. Grab it while Marc is generously offering it for free (for a limited time).
I’m still reading (devouring) the book, and I’ll be interviewing Marc once I finish it.
Download and read Marc’s book to understand the human aspect of SEO and how you can leverage it to make your creative solopreneur business more visible and discoverable online.
Rocket Your Revolution by Erin Giles
Erin Giles, the founder of End Sex Trafficking Day, is a business philanthropy consultant who helps businesses and entrepreneurs strategize how to build a “do good” mission into their business model.
Rocket Your Revolution, a 6-week course Erin created, aims to “give business ladies confidence and reputation while they make a revolutionary impact and not only AMP their business, but AMP the world.”
When I asked Erin what makes her course unique or different, she said, “There really is no other course like it! I teach my rockateers how to do good + do business in a way that makes impact, brings satisfaction, attracts customers, creates valuable new connections with other superstars, increases customer loyalty, attracts media attention and causes their business to stand out from the rest.”
Registration closes on Feb. 15th, and the classes begin on Feb. 17th.
As the readers of the Creative Solopreneur, you’ll be able to keep the early bird discount of $100 off through Feb. 15th if you sign up for Rocket Your Revolution.
Simplify. Transform. Prosper. by Vicky White
Vicky White, who was among the 160 amazing women who took my program Reset. Revive. Restart. last December, has put together a fantastic 30-day course for women who want to bring the clutter in their lives to an end.
Simplify. Transform. Prosper. consists of 30 daily email prompts that encourage you to spend 10-15 minutes a day to declutter all aspects of your life.
Vicky, an experienced Feng Shui practitioner, award-winning photographer, retreat leader and teacher, is known for finding the connections between our home environment and our emotions.
As she gave me information about her course, Vicky said that she has always had a passion for decluttering. And now, she feels it’s important to help people in creating environments that support them in these times of fast change.
She’s particularly interested in supporting introverts, who are more sensitive to the impact of their environment.
As we are evolving ever faster, our environments also need to evolve to support those changes. If you need some decluttering in your life, Vicky’s program is a perfect offering, and it’s taking start on Feb. 1.
The early bird special has ended, but as a reader of the Creative Solopreneur, you can use the coupon SIMPLIFY30 and receive $20 off the full price.
Shift_Option_Save by Tracey Selingo
Tracey Selingo is a creative solopreneur with a fierce love for empowering communication.
Shift_Option_Save is an ecourse to help people embrace change in their life. This is “life-work, geared to help the members understand that no matter where they are in life, they are exactly where they are destined to be.”
Tracey said that her program owes its uniqueness to the fact that it is grounded in practical spirituality.
The group experience offers a private Facebook community where members will enjoy a weekly guided meditation and a personal weekly intuitive reading or energy clearing (to release blocks) along with a daily intention for the group, vibrant discussions regarding weekly materials and the support of a beautiful gathering of souls.
The most important thing about Shift_Option_Save, or SOS as Tracey calls it, is that it is life-work to embrace change, but when you can embrace change, life becomes a more exciting journey.
Tracey has generously offered a special 10% discount for my readers.
The course begins on March 1. If you’re interested, sign up before March 3 and use the discount code Whispers.
Dauntless + Delicious Infusion by Jennifer Boykin
Fear and confusion often conspire to keep women stuck. The D+D Infusion, a new coaching service Jennifer Boykin is offering, is designed to break through both of these barriers and put you on a strategic track to achieving what you want.
Jennifer designed the D+D Infusion for women at a crossroads in life. If you’re a woman at a turning point in your life, most likely, some change has been thrust upon you and left you bereft and bewildered.
The D+D Infusion takes the position that, when understood properly, loss and hardship and adversity can be our greatest assets. It smartly deconstructs what those strengths are, adds a dollop of clarity, and puts the whole picture back together in a way that can transform your life.
Jennifer says, “If you’ve given up some hope because you have repeatedly broken trust with yourself, consider investing in the Dauntless + Delicious Infusion. The secret to turning things around is a) seeing things correctly and b) planning effectively for the CERTAIN interruptions and disruptions that will come your way. Those things don’t have to derail you, by the way. Anticipate, plan ahead, and leave a placeholder for that stuff. It’s supposed to be there. We move on and triumph regardless.”
Project Life Growth by Angie Bowen
And this launch news comes from a Creative Solopreneur reader. In her own words, Angie Bowen is “a zinester, a vegan, and a Wayward Victorian Girl infected by both the grrrlVIRUS and the Plague.”
She suffers from Atypical Depression, anxiety and Avoidant Personality Disorder (AvPD). She is also just starting to get over the PTSD that she’s suffered since she was 16.
Angie has launched her self-improvement blog Project Life Growth this past week focusing on her attempts at living a happy and productive life with a mental illness.
She wishes to create a safe space for those with mental health issues who want to improve their lives. There’s no shortage of self improvement blogs out there, she says, but she feels that most offer advice that not only doesn’t apply to many struggling with mental illness, but can be detrimental.
And she hopes to offer loving and kind advice that doesn’t make those with mental illness feel like failures.
Ultimately, her goal is to share her journey so that she can help others with similar problems.
That’s an amazing goal Angie, and I’m happy to share the news!
Quite a few (and may I say “amazing”) women solopreneurs have already registered for the Circle of Cohorts since we opened the doors last week, and we’re receiving new applications every day.
We spent the first (warm-up) week following our inaugural launch getting to know each other better.
A few days after we started enrolling members, we successfully moved our members to our fun (and practically structured) forum, which they quickly got used to calling “the Playground”
What a joy to be able to work with creative solopreneurs who are such a good fit for our vision and values!
We have awesome members from Britain, France, Canada, and the U.S. Although most of them are coaches and consultants, we also have artists, writers, small biz owners, and teachers among us.
On Feb. 1st, we’ll be sending the study material for our first monthly class.
Here is a summary of what we’ll be teaching, discussing and applying in our 1st class:
Business Growth Theme for February 2013: “Know yourself.”
How to get clear on your values, personality preferences, strengths, etc.
Ways to evaluate of your current business before you get crystal clear on these elements.
Finding the answers to the questions:
How to make sure your business reflects who you are and what you really enjoy.
How to understand whether your business energizes or drains you, and how to keep energized while growing your business.
How should the elements of your business be so that:
- it reflects you, your strengths and your preferences
- it energizes you and you constantly fall in love with it
Self-Care Theme for February 2013: “Becoming aware of how you use your energy daily”
Your energy is not limitless. What does your energy go into every day?
How to become aware of where your energy is spent daily.
How to use it in a way that supports your business and self-care at the same time.
And a simple daily exercise we suggest for becoming aware of how you spend your energy every day and how you can use this knowledge to your advantage.
Join us if you’re a woman solopreneur and if:
- you’re tired of being alone on your journey
- you need a solid structure and a strategy that works, and
- you’re ready to do the work in a fun-filled, friendly private playground where it’s OK to be vulnerable.
Membership is by application only.
If you’re one of my subscribers, please mention it when filling out the application form. The fee is $79 per month, but I’m offering my subscribers a $20 discount (effective until the end of February.)
After February, the price will go up to $129 per month.
We’re offering you a long-term relationship, real support, a sacred place where you can drop your guard, safely be vulnerable, interact, experiment, and grow as part of a caring community.
You can still join, be a part of our inaugural group and have access to all classes right from the beginning.
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