News & Updates
For our next wild experiment, we opened a 24/7 always-on video chat room in Conscious Growth Club yesterday morning. I’ve been wanting to try something like this for a long time, so our members could pop in, connect, and talk to each other live whenever they want – and without my having to host any calls. I’m calling it the CGC Watercooler just as a placeholder name, but we’re discussing other names like the CGC Lounge, CGC Campfire, or for Harry Potter fans… the Room of Requirement.
I love that whenever I want now, I can pop in and chat live with any members that are hanging around our virtual watercooler. Maybe sometimes it will be empty, and sometimes there will be 5-10 people in there having an interesting conversation.
I let everyone know this is experimental for now, and it seems to be going well so far. I hung out with a few of our members when we first opened it and chatted with them for more than an hour.
This is a nice bridge between our regular video coaching calls and our discussion forums. It makes it easier for our members to connect socially and get to know each other. And it’s great for people who want more of that human connection – more energy flow and less friction for people who’d rather chat live than type messages to each other.
It’s going to be fun to explore what we can do with this in the weeks ahead. I can see some of our digital nomad members live-sharing parts of their travel adventures, for instance.
Rachelle and I are planning to head to Disneyland for a few days next week – we could use some R&R after the awesome 10-day creative challenge that finished on Wednesday – so we might pop into the video lounge now and then from the park to say hi and chat with anyone who’s there. I just upgraded my cell plan to 10x as much data as I had before, so now I can be a shameless data slut. 🙂
This might sound like a stretch, but down the road I expect we’ll be able to have an always-on 3D virtual meeting space that members can hang out in whenever they want, like with 3D headsets. It’s just a matter of time before the technology matures. Tech-wise it’s probably possible to have this today, but the adoption isn’t there yet. It’s really cool to consider all the tech we’ll be able to leverage in the years ahead to make CGC even better and to empower our members to connect in interesting ways.
This new video chat lounge also nails a real need that some of our members have, which is feeling like they’re the only people they know who are into personal growth. And many don’t like Facebook much… especially its many distractions. So I love that we’re able to provide an independent, ad-free space that’s all about the connection and conversation. If anyone feels lonely or down, they’ll always have a place to go that’s filled with encouraging people to bring them back up again.
Another thing we’re doing is putting together a map of where our members are located around the world (optional participation for those who want to do so). This way when people travel, they can see if there are other members in the vicinity and arrange meetups if they want. People have already been doing this even before we had the map, so this should make it easier. Visually it looks like a big map with lots of pins in it. I have to say it’s really inspiring to look at that map and see all these pins wrapping around the planet.
In case you’re wondering, we’re aiming to do the full launch of CGC in March 2018, so that’s when the first official year will begin. This means that there are still about 3 months of Early Access time left, which is free bonus time for anyone who joins now. The Early Access period started in late April 2017, so anyone who was smart enough to join back then is getting a great deal. Some members have made huge strides forwards in their lives already, mostly just by leveraging the forums, so it’s exciting to think about the gains people will be able to make as we keep improving CGC month after month.
In January I’ll record and publish a video course on Goal Setting and Achieving in CGC, and in February I’ll create one on Taking Action.
I especially love that our members are taking the initiative and leading their own experiments and accountability challenges. There’s a passive income group doing weekly calls to build their own passive income streams and support each other as they go. And this month there’s a group doing a 30-day exercise challenge. It’s really fun seeing so much growth-oriented activity… almost like a Disneyland of its own for people who love to immerse themselves in personal growth.
If it sounds like I’m excited for 2018, yup… I definitely am! 🙂
As someone shared on yesterday’s coaching call in Conscious Growth Club, AppSumo.com is offering a Black Friday special on a lifetime subscription to brain.fm today, so it’s $37 instead of $149. (Note: This deal has ended.)
I’m not an affiliate. I’m just a fan of brain.fm. I first tried this service in early October after a fellow CGC member recommended it, and I’ve been using it nearly every day since then. I was able to upgrade my previous subscription to this lifetime offer this morning, so I took advantage of this deal myself.
Brain.fm is an online service that streams algorithmically generated music or ambient sounds to help you focus, relax, or sleep. Brain.fm appears to be the next level beyond binaural beats in terms of how effective it is at synchronizing my brain to a highly focused and alert state. It’s great for productivity, especially if you like being in a contented yet stimulated mood while you work.
My favorite brain.fm sessions for focusing are the electronic music, thunder, rain, and beach tracks. I usually feel very focused about 10-20 minutes after starting. Although there are a bunch of different tracks to choose from, I favor the electronic music track about 60% of the time, mainly because I find that it works the best for me.
For relaxation and sleep, I think brain.fm is just okay is terms of effectiveness, although I haven’t used those aspects as much. I don’t have sleep issues, so maybe you’d find it more helpful if you have insomnia.
There are iOS and Android app versions, but I normally play this through my laptop browser.
This is a great deal that doesn’t come around often, so if you’re looking to treat yourself to a nice service that could boost your productivity, I think you’ll like it. There’s a free trial too, so you can test it for several sessions to see if it works for you, and then grab the lifetime access if you want. This deal also comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee.
As a side note, yesterday we did our 10th group coaching call in CGC, so that’s a nice milestone to celebrate. 🙂
Jeff Walker’s free online workshop that teaches you how to do successful launches ends in a few days, so be sure to access it now if this interests you. You can complete the workshop in about 90 minutes.
Jeff is an Internet millionaire many times over. He’s the inventor of the famous Product Launch Formula, and he offers this free workshop only once a year. His specialty is teaching people with no following and no list how to start doing 5- and 6-figure online launches. I did a 6-figure one earlier this year by using Jeff’s approach, so I can attest that it’s effective. I’m also active in Jeff’s community and see different people doing such launches pretty much every week.
If it seems extraordinary to do a launch that earns you an extra $50K or $100K or more in a week or two, then you could probably use more ambitious friends. There are stay-at-home Moms doing this sort of thing. Jeff himself started as a stay-at-home Dad and began doing launches from home, as you’ll soon see in his videos.
This free workshop will show you how all the pieces connect, and you’ll surely start thinking about how you can do this too. I think it’s easy to understand how it works because Jeff is great at explaining it. Of course there’s work involved if you want to pull this off, but that part is surprisingly straightforward… hence the name Product Launch Formula.
Enjoy the workshop! I think you’ll find it inspiring. 🙂
Jeff Walker just released his Product Launch Blueprint, which includes an 18-page PDF and a training video. This walks you through the process that Jeff uses for his million-dollar online launches. You can get it now for free at this link:
This is Lesson 3 of the Launch Workshop, which is still free for now, but only for a few more days. You’ll just need to opt-in to access the training materials.
The PDF is very detailed and beautifully laid out. It breaks the launch process into a series of mind maps, so you can see how all the pieces of a successful launch fit together. It’s a very nice visual guide in my opinion, so you may want to print it out as well.
Next week Jeff opens enrollment for his advanced Product Launch Formula 2018 class, but for the next few days these video lessons and PDF Guides are free.
It’s best if you watch the video while you go through the Product Launch Blueprint PDF since they’re meant to go together.
You can get it all here, and be sure to opt-in first:
My coach, Jeff Walker, has a brilliant strategy that lets you launch and sell a product online before you’ve actually created it, even if you have no following or list to start with. He posted a free video to show you how to do it step by step. This video will only be accessible for a few days though, so please watch it now if you’re in the mood for an adventurous new way of thinking about life and business:
I used this strategy – and yes, I learned it from Jeff – to pre-launch Conscious Growth Club earlier this year. CGC is still being developed, and we have a ways to go before the full launch, but we’ve had almost 100 paying members in our club-in-progress since April. If you’d like to know how to successfully pre-launch something while it’s still in the idea phase, watch Jeff’s video, and he’ll explain how to do it.
You can use a similar strategy to launch an online product, such as a book or course, before you’ve actually created it. Artists and musicians are doing successful seed launches too. There are some key advantages to a seed launch, such as knowing whether an idea will sell before you do the work of implementing it. When your product or service is fully complete, you can launch again and have even more sales.
In this video Jeff will also share his launch stacking strategy, which you can use to string multiple launches together and parlay your results. He used launch stacking to go from a stay-at-home Dad to an Internet millionaire, and now he routinely does 7-figure launches and makes it look easy.
I’ve met Jeff personally, I bought his famous Product Launch Formula course, and I’ve been to two of his live events so far – all in the past year. I think you’ll like his style. He’s a laid back presenter and a natural introvert, and he’s very results-focused. If you like how-to steps and details, he’s a good person to learn from, and I feel good about recommending his material based on firsthand experience.
You’ll need to opt in to Jeff’s list to watch the free video, which is more than worth it. I’ve been on his list since last year, so come join me and a bazillion other fun and creative people who don’t want regular jobs. 🙂
By the way… in CGC we recently added a new Passive Income subgroup for members who want to help each other create new streams of passive income. That group is already up to 39 members, so it’s pretty popular. Wanna be our 40th?
Watch Jeff’s video, and see if this path is for you:
Jeff Walker shares a short video about a pattern he’s noticed: Highly successful business owners have a habit of investing in personal development.
For the next 36 hours only, Ryan Eliason is sharing his entire training (4 videos, a webinar recording, and 4 PDF downloads) all on one page, and you don’t have to register or opt-in to get it. Tens of thousands of people recently took advantage of Ryan’s free training, and now he’s conveniently giving the whole thing away on one web page.
Here’s what’s on the All Access page:
- How To Make A Lucrative Career Out of Profound Service (PDF)
- The Visionary Entrepreneur Blueprint (PDF)
- Client Attraction and Enrollment Formula (PDF)
- 7-Figure Case Studies (video)
- The 3-Step Visionary Entrepreneur Game Plan (webinar)
- And several more videos
Note that this page will only be available for the next 36 hours. Ryan is in the middle of a launch that ends tomorrow, and after Friday night, these materials will no longer be available for free. So download/watch them now while you can.
I also encourage you to check out Ryan’s complete Visionary Business School training program, which guides you through the process of creating an impactful, heart-centered business with several months of instruction and coaching. Ryan only runs this program once a year, and the 2017 enrollment period is only open for the next day and a half.
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