We all have thoughts, ideas and dreams we muse over. Some are small little changes we’d love to make. Others are grandiose, life-changing concepts that seem a monumental challenge.
For those of us who throw caution to the wind, repeatedly take creative leaps and live to make things happen, launching can become second nature.
And I’m very thrilled to share my game-changer with you today. This Holistic Life, the online academy of holistic living & well-being for women is open for business!
Years ago, while working in the operating room, I used to joke with my co-workers that I wanted to work on the beach from my laptop. And today, that dream has been fulfilled! Not only can I work from the beach, I can work from anywhere in the world.
More importantly though, I’m able to help women all over the world rev up their health, realize their dreams and relax their lives with the classes and coaching that I offer.
I’m so thankful for this amazing opportunity and for living at a time in history when this is possible.
Even though this has been a work in progress for quite some time (years), other aspects of life are continuously happening. This week alone I have multiple family members graduating, dentist appointments, PTO meetings, networking events, etc.
I was faced with a choice, push back the launch date until things quieted down or launch anyway. You see which one I chose.
So, here are my 5 tips for planning and executing a quick launch
1. Choose a date
Commit to a date when you want to launch your product, service, idea, business, fill in the ______ and do it. Choosing and committing to a particular date will help you make wise decisions about how to proceed and what to focus your time and energy on. You’ll be able to create marketing material that has your date on it and a steady target for which your aiming. It helps make the launch real and not some thing you might do some day.
2. Use Your Smartphone
My smartphone is my executive assistant, mobile office, notebook, calendar, etc. It’s how I get my work done.
If you have a smartphone, set yourself up to succeed, by placing the most important aspects of your launch right in front of you. Schedule when and what needs to get done. Share your launch details on social media, your website and to your email list.
3. Eliminate the Fluff
What is the bare minimum that you need to successfully launch? Make a list of those things and get them done. You may long for a larger than life, confetti flying, band playing launch and that may be what you’re executing; remember, quick doesn’t mean careless or less than your best, it just means your date is fast approaching and the essentials are the most important. Sometimes, we can allow the small, flashy details to slow us down or keep us from ever launching our work at all.
4. Tell Everyone
Shout it from the rooftops. Share on social media. Send it via email, snail mail and text message. Get the word out about your launch and keep talking about it. Show people that you love what you’re serving up and get them interested in what you offer.
Yes, things might go wrong. So what?! Things may not be perfect, but you are undeniably making progress and you should celebrate it. You have put in the work and are ready to share it with the world. That’s awesome. So breathe deeply, release confidently and enjoy the process.
The world is waiting for what you have. Go launch it!
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