Guess what? I’m creating a course!
This post isn’t like any other I’ve ever written here on Maggie’s Milk.
But, my mastermind group issued a challenge for the month of February. Pick a mini-goal, and share it with others. You are my others–I’m so thankful for my readers!
I need the accountability, so I’m sharing my mini-goal here with you all.
But first, let me share my big goal. The vision that Bryan and I have for the family.
We want to live a different lifestyle than the one we currently have. We realize that we’ve spun our wheels with Bryan working crazy hours and never being home for too long.
Our kids need BOTH of their parents. They don’t need me to do everything at home while they never see Daddy because he’s always at work.
We’re so thankful that he was able to take the local job. It came with a pay cut, but it was worth it. Money can’t replace time with family!
So my big freelance goal for 2016 is to completely replace the income cut that Bryan took when he took. Actually, I’d love to earn more than that, so we can finally pay off our only remaining debt–the student loan I took out for my master’s degree.
That’s my big picture. To get there, it’ll take a series of baby steps. That’s what this mini-goal is all about. It’s about deciding to do something, and actually following through.
Now that you have some background, it’s time for me to share.
The Start of My Mini-Goal
As a mom to seven, with a growing freelance business, I know how easy it is to get overwhelmed. When you’re balancing deadlines and diapers with only so many hours in the day, it’s easy to get buried in a mile-long to-do list.
Thankfully, the Lord has blessed me with many insights into managing miles of to-dos.
I’m not a supermom. I definitely struggle in areas. But, I feel confident that I have valuable information to share that will help other moms get more done, and spend more time with their kids.
So my mini-goal is to create a class to help moms find better balance in life.
My outline is done, and the first 13 lessons. With 32 lessons on my outline, I have 19 left to write. That’s my mini-goal–get my entire course written in February.
Creating a Course
As a former teacher, I love the idea of creating a course! That’s why I picked this goal as one of the first ways to grow my business in 2016.
I’m really excited about it. Here’s a sneak peek at the outline–the first 13 lessons!
1. Defining your Goals
2. Teaching Your Children to Be Flexible Within a Routine
3. Plan of the Day Intro
4. Plan of the Day: Part 2
5. Minimizing Your Decisions
6. A Day for Each Child
7. Cleaning Routine
8. 15 Minute cleanups
9. Morning Chores
10. Table Chores
11. Marble Jar Checks and Balance system
12. Annual Meal Plan Concept
13. Annual Meal Plan: Breakfast
The course will also look at spacing out deadlines, the importance of sleep, writing with kids, and calling in the cavalry (among other topics.)
It picks up where my free e-course left off, and goes into more details that’ll give a mom actionable steps to knock items off the to-do list.
Want to Beta Test?
Since this is my first course, I’m hoping to find at least 10 moms who’d be willing to Beta test for me (for free!)
What I’d expect from a Beta Tester:
-Read through the course as quickly as possible, reading my content and testing my email delivery system
-Let me know if there are any lessons that need more details or work
-Provide feedback on the course as a whole
-Let me use some of your feedback as a testimonial if appropriate
Shoot me an email! lisatannerwriting at gmail dot com
Have you ever created a course? Have any tips for me?
Do you have a goal for February? Is there anything I can do to help you accomplish it?
I’m also creating a homeschool reading course for Schoolhouse Teachers (aff. link–thanks). It’s called Teaching Reading Through Play and should be launching in March. If you homeschool, check it out. This site offers a ton of classes!