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Finding my why

Even though I am sick this week, I passed through the inaugural Caribbean Bloggers’ Week event being held in Kingston tonight. I didn’t stay for the whole thing, but I was able to catch the start of the panel discussion. After the content creators (bloggers, instagrammers, podcasters…) introduced themselves and their platform, the discussion moved…

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Life at Forty

If you had asked me, as a child, what my life would look like at 40, I would have had absolutely no clue. That was too far away for me to visualize. If you had asked me at 20, I would have been 100% sure that I would be married with children and a solid…

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Sleepy time

They do always say you don’t know what you’re missing till it’s gone. While I’ve always enjoyed a good sleep, I admit to taking it for granted. For the last few weeks I have been struggling with sleep. I have no issues whatsoever falling asleep, especially when I’m tired (which I often am). My challenge…

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What do you say or do?

Obviously, my world includes people who have very different views to those I hold. The world would be an incredibly boring place if I surrounded myself only with those who think like I do. But sometimes you realize that someone you have known for a long time and respected actually holds views you find disturbing.…

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So this happened…

As I mentioned, my new job has already begun to raise my profile. I’ve never been big on being in the spotlight, so some of this is very new for me. And while there is some discomfort, I’ve been told by many that people need to know more about me and who I am and…

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A busy bee never gets bored

“Mummy, I’m boring!” That, according to my mother, was said by one of us as a very young child, to express our frustration with the lack of entertainment we were facing at the time. We laugh about it now, but it was sometimes a challenge keeping us children amused. Technically, I was saved from boredom…

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Things I learned from the Small Product Lab

It has been nearly 2 weeks since I launched my first ever product. I had planned this post for last week, but life got in the way (as it does). The Small Product Lab was a rush! 10 days to conceptualize, create, market and launch a product, guided by a daily email and supported by an…

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Launched! Power Your Learning now available

For the last 10 days, I’ve been participating in the Gumroad Small Product Lab. Today is launch day. At 9 a.m. EST, my workbook Power Your Learning: Plan for Success in Your Next 20 Hour Learning Project went live. If you want to learn fast, this workbook is  designed to help you with: Choosing the next…

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Pre-launch jitters (Gumroad SPL Day 10)

Tomorrow is the big day. I’ve set it so that while I am headed to work in the morning, my product “Power Your Learning: Plan for Success with Your Next 20 Hour Learning Project” will go live, zooming through cyberspace to all those who pre-ordered it, and available for immediate download for new buyers. This…

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Focus on launching (Gumroad SPL Day 8)

Today’s big assignment was to detail our launch plan. I had most of mine done from earlier in the challenge so that was easy. So today, for me, was about product. I am 75% done with the worksheets and I am happy with the layout. The featured image on this post is a sneak peek…

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How to price a product (Gumroad SPL Day 7)

Today for the Gumroad Small Product Lab they asked us to reflect on our goals for the challenge and decide on a pricing strategy. I went through much of this process couple days ago so that I could put up my pre-order page (we’ve pointed this out to them). So I’m sharing the thought process…

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Creating beautiful covers (Gumroad SPL Day 6)

Yesterday I announced that my workbook is available for pre-order. With that announcement I shared the final cover image for version 1 (yes, there will be a version 2). I had actually created 4 different cover images and got some feedback to help me choose one. The one I ended up with happened to be…

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Available for pre-orders (Gumroad SPL Day 5)

We are half way through the Gumroad Small Product Lab challenge. It has been a pretty hectic week. Trying to do this alongside a regular 9-5 day job is challenging to say the least. But I got here. There’s still a lot of work to do before launch day, but today’s focus was about nailing…

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Marketing a small product (Days 3 and 4)

So clearly if one is hoping to sell a product, then people need to know about it. And that means marketing. Of course, that is probably the second most difficult thing for me with projects like this. Because then I have to tell people what I’m doing, and risk them either not caring or thinking…

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Planning my small product (Day 2)

So you know how they say to ask forgiveness and not permission…? Well, I’ve never really been able to go with that. Today I took the step of checking further into my 20 Hour Project workbook idea, and the way I was thinking about it was definitely hitting too close to home in a copyright…

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