Focus! When I started to focus on my blog and my blog readers solely, instead of doing a hundred other things online, my subscribers jumped from 3,000 in August 2009, to 16,000 today. Have a blogging schedule, network with like minded bloggers, write your own products: free and paid for, and do it often, give your readers a reason to subscribe, and always have more than one way to subscribe to your blog: sidebar, one time pop-up to catch reader just passing, at the bottom of each post.
I has finished a degree in Psychology, to prove to myself I could do it and because I was interested in the subject, but I had never really put the degree to use. So I wanted a way to combine what I had learned throughout my life, and the changes I had been making, and the degree in psychology. I then came across Steve Pavlina’s blog and found the answer: blogging.
My expectations were that I could talk to a lot of people and make a lot of money, so from that point of view it definitely did not meet my expectations. However when I re-focused on my blog in August 2009 and I started connecting with my readers everything changed. The number of comments per post has jumped to around 40-50, the interaction with readers on my facebook and twitter page has jumped. It really is all about the connections and interactions and the money will follow.
Mind Alchemy will be blog based, meaning that every day for the month of February there will be a post on the blog with an an article and an exercise to do each day which will take from 30 – 90 minutes. There will also be 4 daily practices, which will be introduced over the 28 days.
To know yourself as much as possible is the greatest path to achieving your outcomes in life, without knowing why you do the things you do, you are not going to change much. This course is a rapid way of getting to know yourself and change your thinking, and ultimately change your life.
Some of the topics you will learn are: How to rapidly change your beliefs, unearth your principles and values in life, getting a clear picture on your outcomes, how to overcome fear, using your emotions to your advantage. There will be an exercise journal sheet to fill in most days, which you can keep to refer back to again and again. It’s going to be a fun way to change as there are over 600 participants between the blog and the Facebook group so being accountable is a big part of doing this course.
It’s important if you feel you are stuck in a rut and don’t know how to move on, or know what your next step is. Mind Alchemy offers a way and a community of people who are willing to make changes in their life.
The community aspect is the biggest part to the equation. If you hold yourself accountable to over 600 readers then that’s huge motivation to make changes in your life. Also, you will be receiving encouragement from 600 other readers 🙂
I have been working on this for the last two months, writing, tweaking and trying to think of ways to make it better. Between the course and the workbook I have written around 40,000 words, enough for a book 🙂
However this is the first time I have rolled out the course, so the reason it’s free is to get feedback. I want to make this a great course for change and getting everyone’s feedback at the end of the course will be great.
They say you teach what you most need to learn yourself, in some ways that is true. Focusing on self development has kept my attention on my own self development. I don’t think i would be the person I am today if I hadn’t been writing about self development.
Where do you see yourself and Change Your Thoughts in five years?
I am an ordinary guy, adore my wife and family above all else, and just want to chill and do the thing I love the most – help others change!
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