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Despite my creative brain and Renaissance Soul tendencies, I am A Planner, A Reviewer, An Organizer (see my 3 years as an Executive Assistant). And with the dawn of a new year comes a Blank Calendar, which is something way too seductive for me to not dream on, write on, and plan on.
In a word: Growth.
Which is actually making me smile a bit, because in order to move forward…I think I need to go backwards.
Allow me to explain. When I started working as The When I Grow Up Coach, I ran a scholarship that allowed me to get a loud-and-clear message from 23 applicants. In reading into why they wanted to work with me, I got 3 very distinct reasons:
It was a HUGE realization for me, and I immediately went to work courting all those groups. Now, here we are 4 years later, and I realize…in order to grow, to make a difference, to be a catalyst for creative career bliss, I need to get back to my roots.
It’s scary to put in writing, but I’ll say it: I want to be the Go To Coach for creative people who don’t know what they want to do…yet. Not only that, but “I’m on a mission for all creative types to see the possibility in making a grown-up living doing what they love.” That’s my message, and I want to shout it from the rooftops.
Now don’t get me wrong – I love working with all the groups I listed above, which is why I’ve been so resistant in intentionally “neglecting” any of them, and I will absolutely work with them one-on-one – but I want to set my sights on serving those who don’t know what they wanna be when they grow up in larger numbers and at a lower price point.
So, what can you expect from me in 2013?
Instead of running my Operations! (which I talked more about here) – which catered to all of those creative career changer groups I listed above – I’m gonna be crafting a program that’s specifically for those who don’t know what they wanna be when they grow up. Sure, I have a workbook that I can point people to that absolutely helps with this, but this is More. This is Support. This is Accountability. This is Play. This is Fun. This is Exploration. This will be a Process that is based on the hundreds of people I’ve coached and their realizations, goals, and roadblocks. I even have the perfect name for it, which I’ll torture you a bit by withholding for a lil’ while. But I can promise it’ll be the funnest – just how I like it. (Sound like you? Sign up here and you’ll be the first to get all the info)
A quieter blog. The guest posts have been overwhelming for me, and so I’m limiting them to one a week, and only from my Spectacular Sponsors. One “juicy” post from me, one from a brilliant guest, and maybe an announcement at the end of each week. That’ll be it, unless there’s more that needs to be said. And while I did have the thought of only writing posts that are directed to those who don’t know what they wanna be when they grow up, I can’t/won’t/don’t wanna stop writing about my entrepreneurial journey and what I’m doing and the lessons I’ve learned along the way, so that won’t cease at all.
More love to my Grown-Up Gigs. There’s been 2 of ‘em so far (and you can watch/listen to ‘em by getting on this list), and they leave me giddy. Giddy! I tend to pay attention to things like that. Sign me up for more giddiness, always.
An Effective Escape: available for your e-reader! What’s gonna be better than being able to offer this at a lower price point AND have peeps be able to buy it through Amazon? Nothing I can think of.
Major love for The Declaration of You as it debuts as a real-live book this summer. Jess and I are planning the funness as we speak!
Another round of Golden Ticket. OK, so this is absolutely for those in my 3rd “group”, but I can’t help it. Tanya and I have too much fun together, and I have a feeling our event on February 2nd for our current Golden Goddesses will be one of the highlights of my year.
Steady work with one-on-one clients. I mean honestly, the high I get from actually coaching – as opposed to writing and the other stuff I do – is the highest of the highs for me, and I don’t intend for it to stop. Thankfully you all help me with that, as I’m currently booked through March (and only have 3 spots left ’til April). If you know you wanna work with me but are unsure which package is right for you, fill this out and I’ll get back to you with a personal response within 48 business hours.
I ain’t gonna lie: it’s gonna be a challenge for me to say No to the opportunities that arise that aren’t linked to My Message, and you might see things from me this year that are for the “other groups.” That means that either (a) I couldn’t resist or (b) it was a commitment that was already standing before I made this, um, stand. I’ll obviously keep you posted with how this is going along the way.
How’s that for A Plan?Happy Hooplah, Michelle's Memoirs