How To Reduce Overwhelm When Creating Online Programs
So you’ve been thinking about creating an online program.
You know that a high-quality online program can be part of the path to living your life on YOUR terms without sacrificing the quality of impact you have on clients.
Yet, just the thought of it feels SO overwhelming!
Where do I start? What content do I include? What platform should I use? Should I offer individual or group coaching?
Yep, there are many questions that need to be answered as part of creating a high-quality and profitable program.
But it’s not as difficult or overwhelming as you may think it is.
So here is the key to preventing overwhelm and simplifying the online program creation process:
Get CRYSTAL CLEAR on the destination.
Clarity is one of the most powerful tools we work with.
Creating an online program is a process – meaning that you will go from point A (where you are today) to point B (having launched a profitable, high-impact program).
Point B is your destination.
What does your life look like at that destination? What does your business look like? What do your clients’ lives look like?
Clarity on these areas will serve as the lighthouse as you navigate the rough seas of creating something brand new.
Let’s start with your life
How is your life different than it is today?
Are you less stressed and less exhausted because your business is more streamlined? Because you can travel more now that you have more freedom of time and more money?
Are you sleeping better at night because you’re no longer capped by how much money you can make from your business and you have streamlined processes to make service delivery easier? Because you have raving-fan clients who are getting better results than ever and are sending a flow of consistent clients your way?
Are you no longer pissing off your spouse because you no longer have to miss yet another event or work through another vacation?
If I gave you a magic wand what would happen?
Get really clear on that! Not only will it help you create a program that gets you closer to that life vision, but it will also help you stay focused and keep that overwhelm from overwhelming you
Up next is clarity on what you want your business to look like.
How much profit are you making?
How many clients are you serving?
How many hours are you working?
What tasks are you outsourcing?
This clarity will allow you to create the program to fit your vision of what your business looks like.
Remember – YOU get to decide what your business looks and feels like.
IT does not get to dictate it, so get some clarity around it so you’re moving in the direction you want instead of “accidentally” ending up somewhere constraining and joyless.
Finally, what do your clients’ lives look like?
What outcome will you be laser-focused on as you create this program?
How will their lives be different as a result of working with you?
This will allow you to create a course that serves them and keeps their outcomes as high, or higher than they have with you right now.
You will use this information to figure out how you will get them there. What is the path from where they are today to where your program will take them to?
This will help you answer most of the questions that come up along the way about what you should include in your course and how best to deliver it.
So, there you have it.
THE key to reducing overwhelm is being crystal clear on the destination.
Once you have clarity around these areas, creating an online program will be much simpler because you’ll know EXACTLY where you want it to take you, your business, and your clients.
The lighthouse you created will be shining brightly, keeping you focused and on track to the program, business, and life of your dreams.
In our program, this is the base of INTEGRITY – creating programs that allow you to live life on you YOUR terms and provide your clients with the highest quality outcomes.
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Hi, I'm Jane
I am the founder of Scale Your Genius and I am on a mission to:
- Rid the world of crappy online courses
- Demonstrate that online does not have to equal cheap, poor quality, or providing inferior results
- Inspire and guide coaches, experts, and consultants towards building more wealth, creating more impact, and having more freedom in their lives by helping them create results-driven, profitable, and sustainable online programs in their area of expertise