Keeping My Promise

I launched a course last week. And I promised I would put out the workbook to that course today. That workbook is attached. After looking at it, I realized that I should probably send you another book also to explain everything. I will send that book out next Tuesday. 

If you need this course or want this course and you cannot afford it, I will work to give it to you in one form or another. I do have to tell you that any training is work. You must work to find the time to take the course. You must work to do the research required. You must grab an honest look forward and plan. And you must keep contact and accountability so as questions come up and thoughts appear you have someone you can write to, ask questions, and get reasonable answers. I will do my best to be there for you if needed.

So why am I doing this?

I believe in keeping my promises. A significant vow of mine was to help others do better. I have been a trainer and educator for most of my life. To convince people they could learn and do, I have been something akin to an unofficial coach. I help people to understand that they can do things and they can learn.

Now, I’m a coach and an educator. It is my job to take people who don’t believe they can do something and help them prove to themselves that they can. Anybody can grow, anybody can learn, anybody can earn, as long as they want to and believe that they can. If I had to give one idea to describe myself, I’m the cheerleader and the mean old master sergeant all in one.

I have mentors and teachers the tell me if I don’t charge thousands of dollars for the course no one will think that the course is worth anything. I think I appreciate what they’re trying to do. However, I remember times when I carried a debt load so harsh that I was struggling just to give my family the bare minimums.  I want to ensure the people who could best use my products are able to access them.

During my Masters of Education studies, I was taught that the world will be 14 million teachers short by 2020. Most of those shortages are in places where teachers can either not get to or cannot survive in. To compensate for this, I agree, our best bet in education is long distance learning. It is the easiest way to teach over long distances and is on the Internet which stretches to most places in the world. That is why my work and blogs, books, and courses are on the Internet.

Building courses that people need are easy. Finding those courses is sometimes much more difficult. Even if I don’t charge the thousands of dollars which I am being encouraged to do, some people end up left behind because they legitimately cannot afford the course at any price. I want to close that gap.

Granted, I am new at this, yet I wish to have nobody left behind because of something that I could’ve helped them learn. If you would like this course and are willing to work at it and cannot afford it, write me, and we will look at what we can do together to help you get the training you need.

I do have to tell you that a course like this will take work on your part. It turns out most things worth really having, takes a level of effort. Yet if you really want it, it is almost always doable. If I can help you, please email me at Mikeb@reveille.rocks.

Here is the workbook for you:

Mapping Your Future Free Workbook 102

Please do not forget to download the workbook and check in next Tuesday for the companion book that explains everything.

Thanks for being here and I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

 

Mapping Your Future is now Live!

Our Pilot course, Mapping Your Future, is now live.  You can sign up for the course at www.Reveille.Rocks

This course helps you with the transitions which happen throughout life.  The course, which is 90% discounted for you, can quickly help you save, or keep from going into debt, between $10,000 and $300,000.  That means your $197.00 course, will yield a Return on investment of up to  1,523 times your initial investment.  The fact that it is a pilot course allows me to spend more time to work with you one on one and in groups.

If you are not sure or have questions, please contact me through the comments section or at mikeb@reveille.rocks.

Thanks,

Mike

Let’s Build Bridges

I want to thank everyone here with us again today. I especially want to take a moment at this time to thank everyone who has commented, liked and shared our blog posts in the last few weeks. I thank you very much. I appreciate you being here with us.

I have some good news this morning. I think this is good news. With the help from some friends at Mirasee© (an excellent site for teaching course builders and online business, https://mirasee.com ), we have some great things coming together. I will have a course coming out on Thinkific© (a fantastic online course platform, http://thinkific.com/ ) in the next week or so, about Life Stage Transition and how to succeed at discovering and mapping your life goals and the milestones to get there.

The new course meshes nicely with the life coaching services I offer, focusing on Life Stage Transition and Motivation. I also have a course giving some ideas of how technology will shape employment in the future. And a course on how to be Always Hirable.

If you wish to know more about these exciting activities and how to join the fun, please reply in the comments section and send me a way to contact you.  Or send me an email to mikeb@reveille.rocks.

Thank you for your support and for being there as we go forward.

Mike

 

 

 

 

Before You Teach

There’s a sign in a Boy Scout camp down in Alabama, and it says:

You can’t teach what you don’t know

like you can go back to where you ain’t been

Poor grammar aside, it is a truism. To teach one of the most significant requirements is that you actually know what you’re talking about. And yet, it is not the only requirement.

To teach others, you need to meet them where they are. After you have the connection, then you can guide them to wherever they need to go. Failure to do so would mean a collapse in the transfer of knowledge. And that could happen no matter how knowledgeable the instructor is.

The greatest thing you could have in teaching others is to know and understand those you are working with. Until that understanding occurs, more likely than not, there merely groups of people trying to search for something in the dark.

The question becomes if you are writing a course, how do you really know your audience and what they need? The answer to that is easier than you think. You need to go out and interact with them.

Many people miss the step because they think it can’t be done or is very hard to do. Yet, is one of the easiest things in the entire training process. To know your students, you just need to go out and communicate with them, be with them, empathize with them. Then, you will know how to teach them and what they need to learn.

Where and how you may ask? If you’re teaching people, who build computers, go to the factory and be on the line with those people for a while as they build the computers. If you’re writing lessons for vets, go to veterans organizations and military bases, and maybe a bar or two near those places.

Coffee houses are great places to learn about other potential students and what they have to live with on a daily basis. Restaurants, parks, charities, organizations, and meet-ups are just a few of the places you could go to talk to people and learn something before you teach others.

Worried you’ll be ignored? Say hi a time or two, and you may be surprised. Offer to buy somebody a cup of coffee, and then listen to what they say. Watch their mannerisms. Their timber and emotion in the voice will tell you where the pain points really are.

When you teach somebody something, you are actually offering them a better way to deal with the pain point. Students need to know something which you are going to teach them so they can do something better. And that relieves the irritation, pain, or worry.

In doing this preliminary work, you are actually removing your own worry, stress, and pain points. Because once you have done this learning about your students, you have made your own work of teaching much easier to accomplish.

Learn a Different Perspective

I don’t think it’s a secret that I believe in continuous learning. Right now, I’m taking a course online to become a certified life coach. I have worked with people most of my life, as a coworker, a trainer, as a mentor, and as a manager. I like working with people and helping them to learn new ways and best practices.

I honestly believe you’re never too young to learn; and, you are never too old. Although I have done coaching most of my life, with the new courses I am taking, I have had several aha moments. It is always good to look at what you do in a new way. Taking a different look will usually give you a fresh perspective.

When you look at learning something new or learning something in a different point of view, the question is not money. Instead, the issue is time. I know we’ve talked a lot about time versus money this week. Yet this is very true. I have bought courses for thousands of dollars. I have also taken classes for between $10 and $20 that were almost as good. And, I have enjoyed free courses online which were really able to help me to understand the basics.

Even if you don’t have a computer, that is okay. Your local library is a marvelous place. Libraries have books they will loan you for free as long as you bring them back on time. And, there are often programs and classes at the libraries which could help you to learn.  All you need to do is block off the time you need to meet learning head-on and learn something new.

Have a great day.