Creating My First Online Course
So, I've been off the grid for a while writing my first online course. It's called Emotional Intelligence: Master Your Emotions. The course focuses heavily on mindset education and teaches you a three-step method to help you manage your emotions better. Because when you learn to master your emotions, you feel more in control which:
The course includes the following:
I've been a learning professional for over ten years, so I thought writing this course would be easy. I had it all mapped out in my head and a nifty project plan to go along with it. I estimated 30-days to write the course, 7-days to record, 7-days to edit, and then the course would be up and running. But, it didn't quite work that way.
It did take about 30-days to write the course, but I quickly realized that even though I'm well-versed in training, I didn't know the process for the online platform that I was writing the course for, which changed the game. So, I spent the next 30-days taking a class on the best way to write, market and sell a course specific to the platform. It was an eye-opening experience. I had to do a slight rewrite, but the end result was a much better product.
The other thing that I did not take into account was the submission process for the course, which was more extensive than I originally anticipated. The upside is that I now know what to expect from the process, and I have a better system for completing the work. It all comes back to not only having a system but one that works efficiently.
Perseverance & Persistence
In the latter part of the process, I started to feel weighed down and antsy, because it felt like things were moving too slow. I ran across this passage that kept me encouraged. It says:
With perseverance and persistence, I create an exceptional life.
I always thought the words perseverance and persistence meant the same thing. I wanted to understand what the author of the quote meant, so in typical Latarsha fashion, I looked for definitions. Here are two definitions that I found:
I was also determined to finish the course, no matter what. I don't mind changing directions when it makes sense. That's normal for me. What I don't succumb to is giving up. Seeing things through matter. It's how you honor your word.
So, as I developed a course on "how to master your emotions," I found yet another way to master my own. I love that about life. As long as you're open to being a student, it is your forever teacher.
So, this time instead of promoting someone else, I am promoting me. I am the person that I am spotlighting. It feels weird, but I must learn to market myself better, and this is my crash course.
So, I am asking "you" to help "me" have a BESTSELLER course. That would really ring my bell!
The course is currently available on Udemy. Click HERE to buy it.
I really appreciate your support!
Remember to get your taxes done by this coming Monday, April 15, 2019.
Until next time...
Latarsha Horne is an ICF Credentialed Coach who helps new and emerging leaders feel more confident, decisive and empowered to take charge and do their jobs. Her coaching style is energy-action based, open-minded, and straight-forward. If you want to be challenged and grow, she's the coach for you.