I have ideas in my head and sometimes they make it to paper and production,
but sometimes they get lost in my technology.
The Paradise Pack would give me a strong foundation to Organize,
Manage, and Produce strong content for my own location independent
lifestyle and more, to help others enjoy and develop their own ideas
and independent life too.
This was my contest entry for a promo at Paradise Pack and the general statement is true about my thoughts for the second quarter of 2019( Apr, May, Jun). I wanted to share these ideas with you to help you and also hold me accountable to following through on this process.
I have had a productive April 2019 all though it reminded me of my time in the computer business before the dot com bust. I was excited about this process and it took a lot of learning time ( my son calls it “sit and listen”) for new software.
And this was just April for the rest of the quarter I am using what I call:
Curate, Edit, and Write
But that is for the next post because I already know this one might be TL: DR ( Too Long: Didn’t Read). Next time I will highlight my social media numbers from April as a baseline to compare to May 31, 2019.
So if this is my “Writer’s Path” it is a lot different than the idea of writing one book that is a best seller and living off the proceeds forever. I have had to retool, structural prime, create social embassies, chum the water, triangulate, and be a force multiplier. Some of these terms I have heard others use before and some are my own, and they all will be fully explained.
For today I have broken this into Building Blocks and Parts and Pieces.
I am excited for you to receive this an really want to get your feedback. If there are ideas or tools you can use do it…. if you know better tell me, and if you want more explanation I will give it and it will make my process better too.
These are just the links of the tools I like to use and I hope it will give you an idea of my mindset doing this change because it was a big change for me. These are the big building blocks and I will talk more about them and the smaller software tools later.
In general, for my organization, I am using the “Full Focus Planner” There is power in writing things down first. This is a quarterly planner and I will make a video later to highlight the many many ways you can use this planner.
For changing my website into a true business “platform” I go to “ Platform University” and use their web template “ Get Noticed”
I am reading traditional books but also I am getting executive summaries from “ Mentor Box”
They are read by the original authors. Lots of great ideas and reminders to embrace the process.
I study at Udemy all kinds of different subjects
I also use myTeachable to start to think about creating evergreen classes that clients/students can buy and study at their own speed
One I have taken at myTeachable is “ Trello for TEFL” for my language business.
All the above-mentioned resources have some costs to them. Probably all of them have a reseller/ affiliate program, but I have not signed up yet for any of them ( But I will).
Parts and Pieces
1.Retooling ( Digital Too)
Platform comparison (android, chrome, windows)
1. Changed email client
a. Organized folders for Structural Priming
2. Changed photo editor to Polarr for all platforms( including phone)
7. G Docs (Highly automated!)
b. Total document curating for leave behinds
1. Where is my stuff in the cloud
2. How can I automatic the resource without my input( Do Once)
a. Evergreen ( eBooks, myTeachable)
b. Giveaways from the website ( eBooks, Pinterest Cards)
b. Get Noticed Template
d. Prep for AMP
e.WP Beginner website
2. Structural Priming
a. If I write for different media outlets I should automate the style once
b. If I apply for writing assignments thru writers consolidators automate once
1. Save to G Contacts and apply forassignments while traveling
d. Save stories or ideas that were successful in the past from other writers.
e. To write successful articles you have to write some every day
1. Hotel sites
2. User groups
g. Organize Folders for Copywrite
1. Take a screen capture of folders with titles
3. Social Media Embassies
4. Chumming the Waters
a. Throw a rock in the water makes concentric rings
b. Learn and understand funnels at all levels
c. Measure effort(successful conversions)
5. Triangulation ( in languages and in writing biz)
a. Always break down for different social media embassies
6. Force Multiplier
7. Three Week Power Block
a. Compare to triathlon training ( Cyclic with recovery)
b. Don’t do dot com burn out routine.