This blog challenge has literally been a life changing experience for me.
I have overcome a few fears. I have achieved beyond my dreams in terms of interviewing people.
I have uncovered my passion for writing again and become much clearer on my story, my direction, my ‘why’ and my purpose.
I would recommend it to anyone.
Take the challenge and take yourself outside of your comfort zone.
Give yourself permission to be creative!
Here are some of the highlights of the last 90 days:
I started the challenge on the 3rd of September 2011 not knowing what to do or write about. No plan at all.
I then decided to focus on NLP and Social Media – a winning combination J
I posted a blog on how your brain works called
Your Brain is Like Facebook
I also posted a very personal and popular blog for my birthday
The Wind of Change
I decided to fulfill one of my BIG goals and invite people who I admire and have used as mentors/models of excellence to be interviewed.
My first interview was with Dr David Shephard, Master Trainer of NLP and President of the ABNLP on modelling excellence.
The second interview was with Master Trainer and Author of NLP at Work, the amazing Sue Knight on NLP and Leadership.
October began with a focus on Internet Marketing and how to set up a successful business online.
I was honoured to interview Mike Klingler who has a number of multi-million dollar online businesses and is my trainer of choice for internet marketing.
I was then invited to spend the day with author, world-renowned martial artist and Bafta award-winning screen writer Geoff Thompson filming a Master Class session which I used for a whole weeks worth of blogs around creating success from nothing. I was sooo lucky and privileged!
I then interviewed the wonderful Relationship Coach Jackie Walker, who did a TedEX presentation this week and has some amazing things lined up in 2012 – the Scottish Oprah no less! So watch out for her!
I ended October taking a look at parenting and NLP and an interview with Paola Bagnall who specialises in Hypno-Birthing. A technique of using hypnosis to aid child-birth. Paola has recently had her book on the subject, published.
The first week in November I focused on using NLP with presentations and training and had the life-shifting joy of interviewing Sue Knight for a second time. This interview completely shifted how I will train anything again and I made a few life changing decisions for myself. Thank you Sue.
The remainder of November saw me focusing on my own self-challenge of creating and marketing an online product in 30 days – so I dropped the interviews for a while and focused on what I was learning and thought was important to others.
This product challenge has been important as I have clearly identified a couple of niches for my purpose, one of them being to continue with the interviews and extending this in a number of ways in order to better offer a more focused service to those who are interested, another niching my NLP training and the third creating and training information products.
I gained a team of developers and support staff – so watch this space in 2012
I’ve closed the blog challenge with tips on blogging strategy in terms of topics.
I aim to keep blogging until the end of the year and my interviews begin again this week.
I have 6 interviewees who’ve accepted my invitation so that should take me into January.
January sees the launch of a website specifically hosting the interviews and guest articles on NLP. Details to be announced soon.
I am hoping to take up an apprenticeship to further my NLP mastery and to deliver Practitioner Trainings for those focused on building a business in the digital age in both the UK and South Africa, beginning on 31st January 2012 with a very small and intimate Practitioner Training for Women Entrepreneurs in Johannesburg. Drop me and email if you would like further details.
Digital Products and Marketing
In terms of Product Creation I am hoping to hone my skills with training and coaching with Eben Pagen and bring some new NLP training products to the market as well as Digital’/Online Business training that will offer something unique in terms of it’s structure and method of delivery.
Social Media Training
I have been training Social Media Introductory sessions with the 1230 Women Company and will be putting together a set of 5 beginners sessions that you can use online to take you step by step into getting started.
I will be taking up my role as head of Social Media with IIC and launching my video channel on the WIN Network in the next couple of weeks.
I also have a couple of other opportunities I am hoping to explore before the new year begins.
I think 2012 is set to be my best year yet! I hope you’ll join me in my continuing journey.
Thank you for joining me so far!
And if you haven’t looked at my Free training videos, they’re only available for the next couple of days.
If you’d like access to the videos and the Free e-books that go with them then visit
http://www.excelleratedsuccess.com before the videos are no longer available on the 7th December 2011.