There are many post-holiday traditions: the after-Christmas sales, returning items that don’t fit or don’t suit, football games, taking down the tree and house decorations, cleaning up the trash, finding a place for the unusual gift, eating the last of the goodies, moaning over weight gained, enjoying the holiday photos, savoring the memories, or recovering from the unpleasant incident with a relative…
Moving from this year to the beginning of another brings up all kinds of feelings in me. I sincerely hope that by this time next year my knee injury will be fully healed so I can enjoy walks with my dogs again, and ride on my elliptical without pain.
I’ve been stretched to the max by the course I set out on a year ago to create an online communication skills course. It is completed, I think. And ready for students. But I find I’ve only climbed one mountain to discover another bigger mountain ahead of me…marketing.
However, I have learned a lot this year. It’s OK to ask for help. It’s just fine that I can’t do everything myself. There are people out there who LOVE to do what I don’t want to do, or don’t know how to do. The building of an online business is a process of ups and downs. I don’t expect to get it all right the first time.
For the past few months I’ve been longing for someone to take my hand and guide me through steps one through ten, cheering me on all the way. I don’t remember if my longing ever took the form of a prayer, but an answer has come…I think. I’ll have to wait and see, but I’m hoping I’ve found the experienced guide for whom I’ve been longing to take me through this marketing, course-building maze.
Whenever I’ve felt discouraged—out of my league—challenged by programs like Camtasia, Kajabi, and GotoWebinar, I’ve taken a deep breath, sometimes just left it alone for a few days, and then cajoling myself like I might a young child learning to ride a bike, promised myself I would go slow, call tech support when I got stuck and conquer this giant!
You may have heard me refer to Helga, the negative voice in my head. She loves to remind me of my age. “You’re too old to start doing this!” But I’ve learned to say back to her, “If I wasn’t doing this, what would I be doing?” Silence.
My dream for 2018 is two-fold: To create an online relationship skills course, (or courses) that adequately support me, (yes!) but also to help hundreds (or dare I say thousands!) of couples learn skills and concepts that will enable them to create and enjoy the marriage of their dreams!
For the past twenty-five years I’ve taught classes and privately coached couples, many of whom have transformed their relationships from highly conflicted into consistently loving and respectful. Every time I see that transformation begin to happen, I feel energized! Joyful! Sure that I am exactly where I’m meant to be, doing exactly what I’m meant to do!
This is my New Year’s Gift to You: A free coaching appointment either in person (Murrieta, CA) or via Zoom.com. We can spend some time together, get acquainted, and see what I can do to help further your 2018 dreams for your marriage. Click on the link below to set up an appointment!
Wishing you the Best Year of your life and your marriage!