Life threw me a couple of curve balls today and knocked me off my axis for a couple of hours. I took some deep breaths and got back in the saddle.
The first thing we did was upload episode #24 this morning with Dr. Steve Taubman. Man, I sure enjoyed getting to know this guy. He was very interesting. If you are reading this message you should drop everything you are doing and go to http://EntrepreneurNextDoor.net/024 and listen to this episode. Dr. Steve is great and will help you remove the mental blocks that may be holding you back. I practiced some of the things I learned from him on the episode with him today and it had an amazing affect on me.
Sometimes you plan on a task taking a certain amount of time but then it ends up taking much more than you thought. Such was the case during one of the video tutorial I produced today. I produced a PicMonkey tutorial and it took me a while to figure out how to produce a radial gradient in PicMonkey. I’m obsessed with producing the best possible product for those who want to podcast. I felt like ditching the PicMonkey tutorial, after all, nobody would notice. Except me! So I took about 2.5 hours to figure out how to create the radial gradient graphic in PicMonkey. I’m glad I did.
Because of the extra time involved in the PicMonkey tutorial, I only finished 3 video tutorials today. So far, I’ve completed 7 tutorials. I think I will pick up pace tomorrow.
My fears are leaving me as I ONLY concentrate on product creation. With each video I create I visualize somebody in the room with me as I teach. I really want to connect with people as I train, even though this product will be a digital download.
I realize the next challenge will be establishing the website and membership platform as soon as the videos are completed. Then the true test begins as I begin to release information to the public. This is the part that makes me nervous, so I don’t think about it right now so I can get the course completed.
I kicked fear in the pants several times today.
For those of you that may be wondering what tools I am using to create my podcast course, here they are:
- Computer: iMac 27″ retina
- Microphone: Heil PR40
- Camera: Built in camera on my iMac
- Mixer: Mackie 1402
- Processor: Behringer MDX 4600
- Screen Capture Software: Screenflow
- And I’m using a pop up green screen behind my office chair to give a little awesomeness to each tutorial at the beginning.
So there you have it. I began work at 5:00 a.m., took a couple hours off to be with Jan and am quitting for the day at 7:25 p.m.
This is John signing off for the day.
May you have . . .
Much Continued Success,
P.S. Talk again tomorrow.