With all the traveling, I got out of the habit of blogging, sorry to say. Then I added momentum to one of my DMP items, and was able to join the TAPAS for LIFE course development platform. So I’ve been reinspired, and hope 2 things. You forgive my absence, and check out the TAPAS for LIFE site for the mini-courses developed by amazing people!
Please read Deb’s blog re: her short course
Tapas for Life – Coming March 2018
Looking ahead, it’s December 2025 and I just published my first book, The Confidence Factor, available on BookPatch and Amazon.
It’s about how successful, inspiring people built their confidence back after losing it from internal or external problems, or maybe built it from scratch when they didn’t have it due to bad childhood experiences. People who might surprise you to hear that they ever didn’t just OOZE confidence!
But that’s in the future. Many of you may be wondering how I’m going to get there.
Well, aside from interviewing inspiring people and writing my book, I’m creating a course centered on one technique explored in my book.
It’s actually a mini-course, part of the Tapas for Life program, which are Bite-Size Online Courses. It will be released at the end of March 2018.
As part of Tapas, we meet internationally by webinar every couple weeks and our guide teaches us how to build a mini online course.
At our last meeting, the webinar was titled Know Your Purpose.
This course is not all about me and what I know and all that I’ve learned about rebuilding confidence and thriving past it.
It’s about helping them to accomplish what they want. It’s about helping people who have had a stumbling block or are struggling to understand that they are their own hero. They can empower themselves to take steps toward balance and confidence. They can give themselves permission to live a life of true mental health, love, laughter and freedom.
In developing a course, or writing a book for that matter, many people start with an outline. A better starting point is to define why you are here.
So, why am I here?
Why do I want to teach an online course?
Another TAPAS author and educator, Lori King, said it so well: I am here to SERVE. I am here to INSPIRE. Specifically, in this course (as is true for my book), our goal is to inspire people experiencing debilitating shattered confidence to return – not to the life they once knew, but to a better life.
Why is my audience here?
Whether it is someone helping provide materials for my book or someone who enrolls in my class, why are they here? When it’s over, what do I want them to Think? Say? Feel? Do?
What do I want my audience to THINK:
If I practice these breathing techniques with consistency, I’ll be better able to retain my confidence.
What do I want my audience to SAY:
If she can manage life confidently, I can too!
What do I want my audience to FEEL:
That there is HOPE, I can rise above my lack of confidence and feel AMAZING again.
What do I want my audience to DO:
Enroll in my course. Contribute to my book by sharing your story. Stay connected so we can continue to learn from each other and help more people feel good in their mind, heart, and soul.
I ask you, blog readers, to join my list so that you can receive updates, inspiring interviews of Confident contributors, status of the Confidence Factor book (currently under development), as well as confidence tips, events and more! You’ll be able to fill out the form at the bottom of the TAPAS page, or in the sidebar.