Wow, what a week!
Oh my goodness that has been a full-on week! I really hope that everyone is feeling great and starting to get excited about Craftucation, I have had a really transformational time the last few days, so I'd like to tell you a bit about that.
At times in our lives it is really easy to get overwhelmed by everything that is going on around you and the things that you need to do. That has been me in recent weeks. As the launch of Craftucation gets closer, the amount of things that need done is increasing, and it's proving a bit difficult to do everything all at once. I hadn't lost my passion, far from it, but I was definitely feeling the pressure and also putting an awful lot of pressure on myself to get everything done.
I had signed up to some business coaching to try and improve myself and learn everything that I need to do in order to make Craftucation everything that it has the potential to be. It's been absolutely awesome, and around 2 weeks ago the lady who runs the group, Shaa Wasmund, sent me a message suggesting that I join her on The One Retreat - a sort of coaching/masterminding retreat which she holds down in Kent.
The retreat is run at cost, but for me it was still very expensive. I am a big believer in being in the right place at the right time and not passing up opportunities, a lot of the huge positives in my business life have been a series of coincidences and happy accidents, and so this felt just like that. I decided that despite coronavirus, the cost and the VERY long drive down from North Wales, I needed to go.
I'm so very glad I did!
There is really no other word. When I arrived at TOR on Monday evening I was nervous, stressed, overwhelmed, and drained. Over the space of 2.5 days before we all very reluctantly had to go our separate ways, I now feel a huge weight off my shoulders, I feel confident, renewed, supported, and most importantly I have a complete plan of everything that I need to do between now and launch.
Yes we don't know the exact date launch will be happening (in my head I have the 4th of January, bit it may well move depending on web design/testing/course uploads) but I know exactly what needs to be happening when in order to get us to launch.
I am so enthused and excited about where we go now and what we do, and have been able to make really helpful decisions about my own workload and shere and how I can delegate different aspects so that I can concentrate on what I need to do personally, rather than trying to carry the load of the entire set up (or feeling like I am).
So what next?
Loads!! Assuming that we are launching on or around the 4th of January, we have only 107 days left! That may sound like a lot, but it really isn't going to be. During that time there are magazine deadlines we'll need to meet, tutors needing to upload content, two rounds of testing, getting everything written to go on the website and not to mention creating our own courses! There is also all the marketing, social media interactions, and sooo much more!
So this week we'll be catching up with Peroosh and Sarah to synchronise our planning calendars and get everything moving together. We'll also be getting information out to tutors on what being a tutor is going to involve, so that they can hopefully start creating their courses ahead of starting to upload them in October.
It is going to be absolutely epic and I am so energised and enthused to get going!