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If you’d like to learn how to do successful online launches (such as for your book, online course, coaching, or anything else you might sell online), I encourage you to take Jeff Walker’s Free Online Launch Masterclass. It’s free in September 2018 only, and after that it becomes a paid product.
Jeff is the creator of Product Launch Formula, and he’s been teaching people how to do successful online launches since 2005. I’ve personally met people in Jeff’s community who’ve done 7-figure online launches (i.e. earning more than $1 million online in about a week).
A little over a month ago, I launched the Deep Abundance Appreciation course, and more than 750 people joined, which was awesome! The success of this launch was partly due to applying what I learned from Jeff and his community.
Jeff has been doing these trainings for many years, and this is the first time he’s teaching it live with Q&A. He intends to provide about 10 hours of free training this month, and then he’ll offer the new version of PLF for those who want to continue beyond that point.
Jeff is a laid back, encouraging, and down-to-earth teacher who maintains an outdoor adventurer lifestyle. I’d say that his specialty is teaching people with no following and no list how to start doing 5- and 6-figure online launches.
I’ve been active in Jeff’s community since 2016, when I first bought PLF myself. I’ve been to six of Jeff’s life events so far – including speaking at two of them – and I’ve met and talked to dozens of people who’ve gotten good results with PLF. I’ve been in Jeff’s mastermind group since last year, and Rachelle and I will be attending LaunchCon in Orlando in November as well. So I’ve been immersed in this launch community for some time now. I especially like the people it attracts.
Launches are very customizable, so once you learn the basics, you can adapt your own launches to mesh well with your values and do them in your own unique ways. I think you’ll find this an especially rewarding avenue to explore.
If it seems extraordinary to do a launch that earns you an extra $50K or $100K or more in a week or two, I’d recommend opening your eyes to this community and its possibilities. Jeff’s live training is a good place to start. There are stay-at-home Moms doing this sort of thing. I know because I’ve met them. Jeff himself started as a stay-at-home Dad and began doing launches from home. He’ll probably share some stories about that during the training.
Of course there’s work involved if you want to do this – it’s takes effort and patience to be sure – but I think it’s a good fit if you’re looking for a flexible and modern way to earn a living by turning your creative ideas into real value for people. Doing creative launches is a rewarding skill set to develop since you can apply these ideas across different fields, so this can serve you well for many years. It’s a nice approach for explorer types.
Anyway… enjoy Jeff’s free masterclass! I think you’ll find it lively and inspiring. 🙂
Tomorrow (August 30, 2018) will be our last live video session for the new 30-day Deep Abundance Integration course. A huge thank you to the 766 participants from nearly 70 countries who joined us for this amazing deep dive together!
The average call duration has been about 73 minutes, and the total amount of video we’ve created for Days 1-29 comes in at 35 hours, 22 minutes, and 46 seconds. This means that the full course will easily surpass 36 hours of material. That’s a huge treasure trove of lifelong reinforcement for your alignment with abundance, covering an incredible range of tools from the objectively grounded to the subjectively playful.
It’s hard to fathom that anyone could go through this much material and not be positively transformed by it. I doubt you’ll find such a thorough, thoughtful, and deep exploration of abundance anywhere. We’re talking enough material to fill about four books.
In this course we cover financial abundance, social abundance, time abundance, your relationship with the universe, your hero’s journey, healing trust wounds, creative abundance, meeting your needs, overcoming resistance, building momentum, maintaining boundaries, character sculpting, motivation, money skills, following your path with a heart, the value of play, abundance strategy, sexual abundance, resilience, abundance behaviors, pivoting, harmony, and tons more. And we connect so many dots between these different aspects of abundance that you’ve probably never connected before.
Anyway… the door remains open if you’d still like to join us for the last live video call on August 30th, just in case you’ve been living under a rock this whole time. 😉
You’ll still get access to the recordings of all previous sessions (video and audio, streaming and downloadable). Many people have been downloading the audio versions to their mobile devices and listening while commuting. So while there’s only one live session left, you get to keep the whole course no matter what… along with an extensive collection of extra gifts too. I just added a few more gifts to the DAI portal today.
After August 30th the live calls will be done, and this course will remain available indefinitely in evergreen mode, so you can still access the recordings. But there’s something special about the live calls, so if you’re free tomorrow at 11:11am Pacific time, here’s your last chance to join us and see what you’ve been missing.
The DAI group has also spun up their own private forum to stay connected going forward, so you’ll get access to that too when you join. Get connected with other abundance-minded people from around the world, share your journey, and get some extra social support as you up-level this part of your life.
Last chance to join us live for Day 30: Deep Abundance Integration
I’ve decided to remove the signup deadline for Deep Abundance Integration, so you’re now free to sign up whenever you want. Here’s why…
The original signup deadline was midnight Pacific time last night (July 31st), but I’ve decided to leave the signups open for anyone who still wants to join – indefinitely in fact. So even if someone wants to sign up later this month and join us for the remainder of the live calls while using the recordings to catch up (or just use the recordings only and go at their own pace), they can do so. I’ll even keep it open beyond the 30-day experience, so people can sign up August 31st or later when the whole thing is over, so they can still get all the recordings. I imagine the price will stay the same since we’ve packed in so much value for this already.
This decision wasn’t pre-planned. The truth was that I really didn’t have a clear plan in place for what to do after midnight. I figured I might leave the DAI web page up but remove the signup links… or something along those lines. But more people kept signing up shortly after midnight, so that idea felt off to me. I also wanted to go to bed by that point, so I figured I’d leave it open a while longer and tune back into a heart-aligned place in the morning to consider options.
There were also a few people who requested more time to join later this week, such as waiting for a paycheck to come through. It touched me that someone wanted to join but still had to wait for the money, even if it’s just $97. I remember when I only had $70 total to my name, and I’d have needed to wait to afford $97 too. These are people I want to include and serve in this experience, so it doesn’t feel good to turn them away for arbitrary logistics reasons.
The real reason for the midnight deadline was to make sure we didn’t get a flood of last minute signups right before the first call. I’d never made an offer like this before, so it was new territory, and I wanted to make sure we’d still have plenty of hours left before that first call to handle any important support issues if necessary. I also wanted to get a good night’s sleep and be well-rested.
Additionally, I needed to be able to predict how many people we’d have on these calls (rough estimate at least) since we’d need to upgrade our Zoom account to accommodate a bigger group. The account we use for CGC is on a plan that can handle 100 people, and we’re way past that with DAI. So it was inevitable that we’d have to upgrade, and it’s easy to do that. I just wanted some extra time to make sure we upgraded to the right level based on a reasonably accurate count.
I also wanted to be sure we’d have sufficient time to help anyone who might have had issues getting signed up. As it turns out, most of the emails were from people sharing ideas, suggestions, and lots of enthusiasm and appreciation for this experience we’re about to have. The signup process has been going very smoothly, and we’re staying on top of it to make sure that everyone who wants to register for the live calls is getting approved for that. So far, so good.
So the reason for the midnight deadline was basically to allow some fudge factor just in case we needed it. I think it was a wise approach and well-intentioned, but it’s now 10+ hours past that initial deadline, and more people are still signing up every hour. Another person just joined while I was typing this.
So this puts me more at ease about how everything is going tech-wise and support-wise. And it feels right to leave the door open for anyone who wants to join.
So if you’re coming to the party a bit late, you’re still welcome to join us in Deep Abundance Integration at any time.
Well that was awesome… our 30-day group abundance deep dive attracted 568 signups since Sunday afternoon. So we’re going to have a nice big group sharing this experience together.
The signup window officially closed at midnight Pacific time on July 31st. That deadline was mainly for me because I didn’t want to risk a bunch of last minute signups right before the first live video call starts at 11:11am Pacific time on August 1st. I wanted to allow some time to make sure everyone was able to register successfully for the live calls if they wanted to participate in them.
Since I’m about to head to bed now anyway, I’ll go ahead and leave the signup page open overnight just in case there are still some people wanting to join us within the next several hours before we start the 30-day deep dive.
If you’re still wanting to join, here’s the link to learn about this 30-day co-creative experience and sign up:
If you do the math, you’ll see that this launch generated about $55K in less than 2-1/2 days. I’m delighted with this because it encourages me invest more in this direction, which I think has a great deal of promise. I’d love to host more co-creative experiences and invite some extra teamwork to help improve them over time. I like that they’re scalable and can pack in so much value for people, so we can price them very accessibly. I expect we’ll do more of these on different topics over time. So it’s wonderful to see so much interest and excitement for this first one.
Good news… our 30-day abundance group deep dive for August is now open. I invite you to join us for a really awesome co-creative experience (if you haven’t already done so). Here’s the page with the details:
This page includes a video that I recorded yesterday. I made it easy for you by including all of the key info up front, so you can just watch the first 11 minutes to get those details and then decide if you want to keep watching.
I did my best to make the video very genuine, heart-aligned, and down to earth, so I think you’ll like it. If you have time to watch all 68 minutes of it, I expect you’ll gain some useful insights even if you’ve already decided to join us – it helps set the tone for the overall experience and shares the approach we’ll be using. So think of the video as a warm-up for the deep dive.
Early in the video, from around a time index of 11:11 onward, I shared what I learned from the recent email feedback regarding how my readers experience scarcity and what the overall solutions look like. So if you’re curious to know what people shared and how we’re going to work on this together, I think you’ll find this part especially worthwhile. Reading all of that feedback was an eye-opening experience for me too.
Please note that I’ve extended the sign-up deadline by an extra day – to midnight Pacific time on July 31st – so that gives you a little more than 2 days to join if you wish to participate. As I mentioned in a previous email, I’m hoping that for most of my readers, this will be an easy decision. And the early feedback so far indicates that this is true.
I soft-launched this on my website just a short time ago to make sure everything is working tech-wise. People began signing up right away, and everything looks smooth.
We’re at 14 sign-ups so far (not counting CGC members) just from some web traffic. I just emailed my main list a few minutes ago to let them know the door is open, so I expect we’ll see hundreds more very quickly.
I very much look forward to connecting with you in August and diving into lots of abundance related transformation together. It’s going to be fun, so please join us if you can.
Also… there are a bunch of extra gifts already in the portal for you, and we’ll be adding more this week. You’ll see them listed at the bottom of this page here:
If you have any questions about this, just ask. Please also spread the word among anyone you know who might benefit from this experience, especially those who’d appreciate some help with their abundance alignment.
Huge hugs and lots of love! 🙂
Update: We’re now at 142 sign-ups with more people joining every hour, so we’ll have a nice big group doing this together. Join us… you’ll love it!
My blog posts and news updates are now automatically reposted to my Facebook page, so you can “follow” me there if you’d like to receive my latest updates via Facebook. I just recently enabled this, so presently there are just a handful of people following that page.
I used to be super active on Facebook many years ago, maxed out at 5K friends (and with thousands more on a fan page). It was fun for a while, but I wanted to invest more energy in other pursuits, so I quit Facebook years ago (and Twitter as well).
In late 2016 I created a fresh Facebook account to access some paid private groups that I belong to. I was reluctant to do so, but some entrepreneurial communities host their communities there, and it’s been worthwhile to have an account to access those groups.
I keep my current Facebook account at zero friends with friend requests disabled. Please don’t take it personally. I just don’t want to dive back into the lifestyle of being super active on Facebook again. That experience ran its course. Hope you understand. 🙂
I am, however, happy to enable auto-posting of my blog and news posts to Facebook if it makes it more convenient for people who want to stay in tune with my latest work. That is scalable and easy to maintain. So… done!
If you know of others who’d be interested in this, feel free to share this with them. Hugs! <3
How are you doing at managing all of your online logins and passwords? Are you using strong passwords that are at least 12 characters long? Are you careful never to reuse the same passwords for different sites or apps?
Is your system easy to manage? Are you easily able to login to sites on different devices?
Bad password management puts you at serious risk of being hacked. In fact, there’s an easy website you can use to check if any of your passwords are already known by hackers. Just go to Pwnd Passwords and do a search. If you’re worried if one of your passwords has been compromised, you can find out in seconds. And if you find one of yours there, please change it immediately.
My old system for password management was embarrassingly crude, relying on a combination of index cards, memory, and browser-saved passwords. I think partly this was because I started having online accounts as far back as the late 1980s, when most people used short, one-word passwords. So my system for managing passwords was in serious need of a redo.
After some initial research on password managers, I learned that the top three are generally considered to be Dashlane, 1Password, and LastPass. I looked into LastPass first and rule it out. Then I tried 1Password (version 7) and found it lacking, especially in terms of its confusing interface design. Then I gave Dashlane a try, and I liked it right away.
Apparently I’m not alone in this opinion. Based on my experience, I’d say these App Store ratings below paint an accurate picture. That one star difference (4.5 stars vs. 3.5 stars) equates to a significant difference in usability. I liked the setup process in 1Password, but actually using it to update my passwords was painfully slow; I felt like its interface was fighting me at each step. Dashlane was just so much faster and easier to use; it got the job done well.
With Dashlane I was able to automatically import all of my browser-saved passwords from Chrome and Safari, which saved me a lot of time. You can also use it to store other data securely, such as frequent flyer numbers. Another nice feature is being able to grant some access to some or all of your passwords in case you become incapacitated or pass away.
When I started I had around 300 online accounts, but many were obsolete. I simplified that down to about 120, which was a lot more manageable. Then I used Dashlane to change every password to a super strong one. Its built-in password generator really sped things along.
I wanted to share this in case anyone else is in a similar situation, and you’d like to modernize your password management and make everything more secure.
It’s estimated that by the year 2020, most people online will have about 200 accounts to manage. Maybe you’re there already. A good password manager can help you keep those logins and passwords organized, and it can even log you into sites automatically. You don’t even need to remember your passwords.
I wanted something easy to learn that I could use on a daily basis, something that worked across multiple devices, and something that would simplify my life. Dashlane does all of that very well.
Dashlane has robust free version, so you can try it out and see if you like it. And then it’s just a $40 per year ($3.33 per month) if you want to get their premium version. They also give you 30 days of the premium version free up front. I’m not an affiliate, so there’s no commission for me if you buy. I’m sharing this mainly because I figure that if this solved a problem for me, it might be useful for you as well.
Since I’m a user of Dashlane though, you’re free to use my referral link if you want – it will give you 6 months of their premium version for free ($20 worth). And I’ll get the same bonus in return. So that’s a nice win-win arrangement.
And if Dashlane isn’t your thing, then I’d suggest checking out 1Password or LastPass since those are other popular options. Just don’t do what I did and let your current method for managing passwords fall behind the times. 🙂
Today Ryan Eliason is giving away another freebie – a one-page Mind Map that summarizes his best ideas on how to build and grow a profitable, heart-centered business. This is especially relevant for life coaches, business coaches, consultants, counselors, therapists, healers, seminar leaders, online marketers, authors, speakers, activists, artists, musicians, yoga teachers, and anyone who works with clients.
You can download the Mind Map here (it’s free for one week): Mind Map
Ryan’s coaching specialty is helping people create and build successful businesses that strongly align with their values.
If you provide your email address when you download Ryan’s mind map, you’ll receive an invite to attend his upcoming webinar series for free. If you’re interested in building and growing your own business, feel free take advantage of his training. Thousands of StevePavlina.com readers have done Ryan’s training, which covers key principles and real world case studies. This is the only time Ryan will be offering this free training in 2018.
After the free webinar series, Ryan will be offering a deal for his paid coaching program. The benefit for you is that you can absorb a great deal of his wisdom and experience for free before you even decide to do the paid program.
A high percentage of the students that completed Ryan’s paid coaching program were StevePavlina.com readers, so one reason I’m helping Ryan promote the series is that I know from experience that many readers will be interested in both his free and paid training.
Ryan’s Mind Map will only be available for free for about a week, so please download it now while you can: Mind Map
Ryan Eliason is giving away a new freebie today called The Visionary Entrepreneur Blueprint. It’s a PDF workbook that you fill out as you follow along with a video (also free). The workbook and accompanying video will guide you through a simple step by step process to:
- Create your vision of success
- Gain clarity about the service you want to provide
- Overcome myths about time management, so you can be more productive
- Enjoy your life with the right work-lifestyle balance for you
Download it here for free: The Visionary Entrepreneur Blueprint
Please note that this PDF will only be available for free for about a week, so be sure to download it now and save a copy. Note that it does require an email opt-in to download it, which will also give you access to a free webinar series on entrepreneurial success.