3 Strategies To Improve Your Mindset When Creating An Online Program

3 Strategies To Improve Your Mindset When Creating An Online Program

“That feels like freedom.

That feels so much better.

I didn’t realize it could be so easy.”

These are all things I’ve heard in sessions with my clients and students.

A lot of the time, people come to me bogged down in the ‘only one right way’ to do things mentality which is super common – the shoulds, the ultimate guru strategies, the this is the only way to succeed in your course approaches. 

Not only does this inundation of ‘the one right way’ messaging totally suck all the fun out of creating your program, but it can also start to feel like no matter what you do, you’re going to either end up hating your program or you’re going to let your people down.

One of my favourite parts of what I do is helping you ditch the ‘only one right way’ situations and finding better ways for you to do the things you love. 

Plus the strategies and approaches I share work for you AND your people.

Here Are My 3 Favourite Strategies To Get You Loving Your Program Again:

1)    Less content, more action

Why it works for your people: 

Results don’t come from consuming, results come from implementing and integrating. By focusing more on what your people need to do vs. what they need to know, you’ll make sure that only the essentials are included in your program so they can take action faster.

Why it works for you: 

Putting action first in general means less content, which means less pressure on you to film 50000-hour long videos or 900 pages of workbooks. Not only will you feel more confident knowing that your course is providing a step-by-step roadmap for your people, but you’ll also reduce your stress levels by having less overall to produce.

2)    Doing Things In A Way That Works For You

Why it works for your people: 

People are signing up to learn from YOU, not a carbon copy of someone else. When you do things in a way that works for you, whether it’s video or slides, a 6-week container or a 6-month container, you’ll be showing up as your most aligned, energized self which is going to directly impact their experience in your course.

Why it works for you: 

It definitely shouldn’t feel like beating your head against the desk to create your course. So if you hate slides (hello it’s me!) ditch them. If the idea of a super long, call-heavy program kills your soul, come up with something different. I always say – anything is possible, we just need to be intentional about it. Doing things in a way that works for you is going to reduce burnout and overwhelm, and have you loving on your students even more, instead of resenting them behind their backs.

3)    Showing Up As A Human (It’s OK Not To Be Perfect)

Why it works for your people: 

Again, people like to learn from PEOPLE. Not robots (most of the time). Allowing yourself to show up authentically, with flaws, word stumbling, and not knowing all the answers gives your people permission to do the same.

Why it works for you: 

We can put a wild amount of pressure on ourselves to be this all-knowing, all-seeing powerful expert when it comes to our programs. Not only can this pressure lead to paralyzing imposter syndrome, but it can also start stretching ourselves out of our zone of genius, which dilutes the value we provide to our people. Don’t be afraid to say “Actually I’m not sure, let me look into it.” Or “That’s not actually my jam, but you should connect with my friend ___ who’s a total expert!”

Bonus points if you give yourself permission to show up imperfectly on video – you’re human and it’s ok!

Question For You: When you think about creating your program, what isn’t feeling fun? What’s feeling claustrophobic or sparking resentment? And how can you shift things?

If you’re thinking, Ok I know what I don’t want with my program but I have no idea how to tune into what I do want and make it happen, then my free video series: Begin is the perfect place for you to start to tune into that most powerful vision of your program.

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