How to Use Mindmaps to Create Your Online Course

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I’m off to a 3-day workshop, but first I wanted to share with you a video tip I created for the community over at ruzuku.

(Ruzuku is one of my favorite online course delivery systems! I’ve created and delivered over 30 modules using it – AND IT WAS SO EASY!)

You can watch my video tip about “How To Create Your Course Using A Mindmap” right now. (Just click the video below.)

There’s a bunch of other course creation tips, AND they even have a cool new program coming up called the 30-Day Course Creation Challenge… and the extra good news is that it’s free!

Gotta run! Need to go pack my tote bag for this workshop. You know what I mean… markers, notebook, healthy snacks, phone charge, business cards.

There’s a science to this!

Enjoy the video tips and the free 30-Day Course Creation Challenge!

P.S. You can create your own courses with ruzuku, too!

[Miracle Marketing Message] Your Quarterly Creative Business Plan Check-in

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Listen to: Your Quarterly Creative Business Plan Check-in

 


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It’s the end of first quarter going into April. Have you set some time up to review your creative business plan?

It’s important to take time out to see where you are and adjust where you want to go. Otherwise, you’ll wake up at the end of the year surprised or even disappointed.

This week, I’ve planned several days of Creative Business Planning time.

This is time where I check in with what my business is telling me.

Knowing my vision and goals, I look at what’s working. What’s not working?
I take time to stop and listen.

Yes, your business speaks to you.

There are signals. Where the energy is high and success is flowing… there are expansion opportunities.

Maybe the energy is stopped up.

A sales page or even your website has gotten so overgrown that clients can’t figure out what to do anymore. Or maybe it’s you who is stopping the flow… you are bored or confused, and your business results show it.

Do you have stagnate energy in your business? A good-selling product that is no longer selling. Does the marketing need to be refreshed, or is it time to pull it off the shelf?

This is also a good time to check in with yourself as well. Ask yourself, “what do I want more of and what do I want less of?”

Make adjustments. Change your mind. You can change it up.

Don’t wait until the end of the year. It’s too late then. You’ll once again have a business that isn’t quite meeting your expectations.

During this quarterly creative planning time, you want revisit your vision and goals for what you are creating and adjust your plans.

Sometimes it’s hard to see for yourself.

You need someone to help you identify what’s not working and why it’s not working. It’s always harder to do for your own business. I always have a business support team of coaches, trusted colleagues, and experts who can help me see the friction and flow in my business success.

Helping me identify what’s getting in the way of my growth.

Who helps you listen to your business?

Do you know what’s working and what’s not? And why?

Take some time this week to visit your creative marketing plan and make adjustments. If you can’t see it yourself or you need support in growing your business, it’s time to reach out and get help before it’s too late!

Cheers to your business flourishing in the 2nd quarter!


 

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[Miracle Marketing Message] Audio & Article: Creative Thought Leaders have a signature system – what’s yours?

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Here is your Miracle Marketing Message audio. This audio is designed to help you start your week with inspiration, reflection, positive intention and some smart marketing ideas!

Listen to: Creative Thought Leaders have a signature system – what’s yours?

 


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A Creative Thought Leader is someone who walks a different path than the typically traditional approach to a problem… and she shares it with others.
Most experts have a system. A Creative Thought Leader has a system with a twist.

It’s a chiropractor who uses a new acupressure technique along with traditional techniques.

It’s the naturopath who takes a stand for looking for the root of the problem before recommending supplements and diet changes.

It’s the coach who knows she has to start with visioning before jumping into creating a solution.

You probably have your own system or a process that you naturally take your clients through. It might be an officially laid out process or it may be more intuitive.

It probably looks something like this 5-Step Process:

  1. Where are you now?
  2. Where do you want to go?
  3. What’s getting in the way?
  4. Generate solutions.
  5. Commit to a plan of action.

Think about what you do with your clients over and over again. You probably take them through some form of this 5-step process with variations that make working with you unique.

The system builds trust and safety. The variations – that is your specialty -is what gets people excited and enrolled!

I’d like you to take some time this week and write the steps you take your clients through right next to the 5 steps I have outlined. Fill in any missing gaps.

Then add your unique approach into the process – highlighting how you do it different than others. Create a name for your system and add some catchy and clear titles for each step, and there you have it: your signature system.

What if you claimed this signature system and shared it with potential clients ahead of time? How much more of a smart, authentic expert would you be seen as? How much more of a leader would they think you are? How much more money would they be willing to pay for this expertise?

Can you just imagine the trust and safety you would create by having a structure for their process?

Within that structure you then highlight what makes working with you so special and unique as compared to other traditional methods.

This one shift in your business can open up a whole new level of being seen as an expert and a leader. It can change everything about enrolling clients – helping you get more clients with more ease and be able to charge more money!

Let me know in the comments below how this article resonates with your own creative business growth plans!


 

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