Wednesday, July 11, 2012

How Does One Sell Life Changing?

I got an amazing testimonial yesterday from a previous student who took my Writer's Mind class. This is something I developed that brings together my two careers and passions--its a writing workshop that incorporates hypno-tools to help writers get more confident and motivated and creative. And I have to say that I think it has been epic, but nonetheless, I was sort of blown away to read it from her point of view.  Here is some of what she said in an email to friend that she then gave to me to use as a testimonial.

The Writer’s Mind course, for me, changed everything. It was an epic beginning that has transformed my entire life. I highly recommend it for those who write all the time as well as those who have never actually allowed their writing voice to be heard.

I have always known that I needed to write, not by obligation, but for sanity and understanding of myself and the world. Unfortunately like so many, I spent so much of life feeling corked--unable to get the thoughts in my head onto the paper. This course came via recommendation from a good friend who felt like I desperately needed this writing outlet in order to deal with my life in a healthy manner. She was spot on right.

I found, during this class, that the words flowed easily and smoothly from my fingers (for the first time ever)--that I was finally able to put on paper some things that have needed for years to be able to put on paper. The ability to finally be able to write, in conjunction with the subconscious changes that began through the hypnotherapy aspect of this course, facilitated substantial healing of broken dreams, heartache and grief from loss.  So basically, for me, the fruits of the class was epic change, internally, in ways that I desperately needed but didn't know how to find. It was just the beginning. Since then major changes have taken place inside of me and I have gushed in the writing of them. Its been so amazing. And I attribute it entirely to the techniques and tools from this course. ...

Like I said, this course, was the beginning of everything changing--changes I have been seeking after for years and years and have been unable to lock into have finally settled in. Changed my life, rocked my world. I'm a huge advocate. Obviously....


She goes on. And others have gone on in like fashion here. Suffice it to say, this is kind of a rockin' thing I have created. But I have noticed that sometimes people don't want life changing, even if it is positive. Because it is much easier to do what you already know. So I have had a difficult time filling this class, although I suspect many people are just waiting till the absolute last minute to register. We'll see. That seems to be the pattern. And for this reason we'll also be working on procrastination.

But I had this idea that maybe if I give away some love, I will get more. So I have decided to give away one scholarship to The Writer's Mind to someone who really wants and deserves it. I'm not sure what criteria I will use to decide. But if you are super excited about the possibility of this, then leave a comment here about why you should get it, or email me privately.

Writing is fun!




6 comments:

  1. Based on such a testimonial, I greatly desire to receive the scholarship you are offering! I must say, though, that I'm absolutely sure I do not deserve it. (I just wrote a post on the word DESERVE! It'll show up by 8am today the 12 of July. ^_^)

    I do not serve or devote myself to writing. I don't make time for my book (8 years in the writing and counting) like I actually want to... because I just prioritize poorly. So, I don't deserve the scholarship, but I sure would love to receive it and be able to change my mind/brain even more!

    I'm so grateful for the changes already occurring as a result of meditating (which I began as a result of TGOGL and your challenge therein). I'll finish my 40 days on the 14th. As a Mama of 4 (and having endured a miscarriage REALLY recently; and definitely during my 40 days), I am rather pleased with myself for this attainment.... I believe meditating has made the process of the miscarriage MUCH "easier" to deal with.

    So, I guess, I'm hoping to show that I can dedicate myself to big change and that I do desire it. I sure would love to create big change in my writing... the doing and accomplishing of the stories in my head. My sweet man keeps encouraging me. He believes my stories have an audience and I sure would love to find it... but the stories must get out of my head for others to have access to them.

    anyway... I will rejoice with and for whomever you choose to take the class! I hope it will benefit and bless them as greatly as it has your previous students.

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  2. I will admit I desire, but am scared by the 10 hour a week writing commitment. Also, what will I write about? But I feel I have a story to tell. Not about birth this time, but life.

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  3. I have stumbled across this at a most opportune time. Divine really. I've been mulling over a writing workshop for weeks. Well, since my son was diagnosed with leukemia in Februaury if truth be told. I feel a calling to write but truly it's more like I have so much to write I feel I might explode from the desire of it. I need a path and clarity and direction. If you are still offering a scholarship I would love to be considered.

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  4. Tori,

    Wow. I am so proud of you for doing your mediation consistently through such challenges. You definitely DESERVE all kinds of things. But I get what you mean. I used to have such an issue with that word. But not anymore. Anyway, I kept thinking about you all day today and I would love to have you in class.

    I already gave away a half scholarship to a single mom (soft spot for them) so maybe I can give another half scholarship. I'll email you tomorrow and if it is to be this time around, it will be.

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  5. Emily,

    I can't say I can argue with divine. I have been praying that the right people it will help the most will come. Actually that class only has one spot left, unless I counted wrong. So many you and Tori can fight for the half scholarship. I will email you both tomorrow and see what will work for you. I may be able to get you both in.

    Sheridan,

    I am so glad you are ready to write these stories. But I know your schedule this summer, and I agree that you might need to wait till the next round. :) But it doesn't mean that you can't start writing now a little bit every day.

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  6. I love the idea of this class and am very interested in learning more. (does that sound like a spam-bot? sorry, I promise I am real)

    I enjoy writing, have even been a paid writer on a blog once, but my "voice" back then wasn't genuine and was laced with sarcasm in a way that makes me wince to re-read my words.

    It is tricky for me to write with a genuine sense of self without exposing myself too much to the world. Does that make sense? Should I not be afraid of exposure? I don't know. I have never taken a writing class and fumble around in the dark for words that have meaning.

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