Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

30 Days of Action: Day 20

Monday, November 20th, 2017 | Life

Productive day, today. I got through all of the biological psychology reading I wanted to, as well as working on my development psychology presentation and applying psychology portfolio. Plus, a bunch of non-psychology stuff:

I’ve added all of the new photos I wanted to my new book and printed out a new copy to give to my editorial review team (Elina).

I’ve filmed five new videos for Worfolk Anxiety. There is still editing to do. I have commissioned some new logo intro videos on Fiverr, so I am waiting for those to be done before I do all of the cutting up.

I’ve created captions for the first five videos of my Get More Restaurant Customers course.

Finally, I’ve also mocked up four cover options for the new book. Go check my Facebook feed if you want to vote for your favourite.

30 Days of Action: Day 19

Sunday, November 19th, 2017 | Life

Tough day, today. I spent the morning in bed ill, before getting up for a “test walk” to see if I was feeling good enough to compete in GO TRI Braham. The answer was probably no, but I pushed through anyway, which totally wiped me out for the rest of the day.

However, some progress has been made on the book. I’ve written the new sections that I am planning to add and have picked out a selection of photos to use. So, I just need to add those in and send them back for review and the writing phase is done.

30 Days of Action: Days 17 & 18

Saturday, November 18th, 2017 | Life

Yesterday was a write-off. Venla was ill again, so I spent most of the day looking after her. The time I did get free I spent at the gym and doing biological psychology reading. I think that means I have technically failed the challenge. Thanks, Venla.

But some of the work seems to be paying off. Four people requested a personalised report yesterday. It’s not currently hooked up to my mailing list, as I wanted to monitor people’s behaviour before I do that, but so far it looks like it could be a valuable source for reaching new people.

Paying customers are coming through on the Mindfulness for Social Anxiety course, too.

Today has been a little better in terms of work. I’ve queued up week 8 of WAM’s Running for Anxiety course and scheduled the email announcement, too.

Second, I went through my new book with my editorial team (Elina) and made all of the corrects. I still have some further editing to do but things are looking to be in good shape.

30 Days of Action: Day 16

Saturday, November 18th, 2017 | Life

On Thursday, I started with everyone’s favourite task: software upgrades. WordPress has released a new version so I went around securing all of my installs with the latest software.

I then moved on to closing a website, and a small chapter of my life, in the form of Mountain Wallet. The store is now gone.

In more exciting news, Worfolk Anxiety now offers personalised reports to anyone who completes the mood assessment. After you complete it you get your score and a short explanation, and you can put your email address in if you want a more detailed PDF.

Finally, I have also written some scripts for a set of new videos I am going to film for WAM.

30 Days of Action: Day 15

Thursday, November 16th, 2017 | Life

Yesterday I finished course pages for Mindfulness for Social Anxiety and my existing 5-Day Mindfulness for Anxiety course and then went through and deep-linked any relevant blog post back to these pages.

It doesn’t sound like much, but I’m reasonably pleased with it for a day’s work (in between a full day of lectures and looking after Venla) as writing good sales copy is really hard. And, in my case, writing mediocre sales copy is hard, too.

30 Days of Action: Day 14

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 | Life

Today was a grinder: four hours of back-to-back lectures in the morning, a quick lunch, and then four hours of back-to-back labs in the afternoon.

Despite that, I’ve got some business stuff done. First, I’ve re-done my actionable priority list. This is essentially my short-term business plan for things I think I can get done this month.

I’ve finished off the PDF generation of the personalised reports for WAM. I am now looking at how users can sign up to get access to them.

I have also gone through the recent blog posts and cross-indexed them with the site content.

I’ve also added a new courses page to WAM and added a new page for the new course which links off from that. Currently, there is very little information on the website about our courses, so I’ll be fixing that.

30 Days of Action: Day 13

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 | Life

Yesterday was filled with uni work and volunteering with Anxiety Leeds, so not the most productive of days.

However, I did write two new newsletters for Worfolk Anxiety. One was my weekly newsletter, this one looking at tryptophan and cognitive reappraisal, and another that is reminding people to register for Mindfulness for Social Anxiety.

Metrics on Udemy have been promising. More people signed up for the new course yesterday and three people wrote reviews of my courses yesterday, too.

30 Days of Action: Day 12

Sunday, November 12th, 2017 | Life

I was so busy smashing the inaugural Go Tri: Temple Newsam today that I had little time for business concerns. But here is what I’ve done…

I’ve scheduled the release of week 7 of my course, Running for Anxiety.

I’ve completed all of the captions for my new course, Mindfulness for Social Anxiety. Those are now live. Yesterday, I invited some of the loyal fans of WAM to be the first to sign up for the course and the first six people already have.

30 Days of Action: Day 11

Saturday, November 11th, 2017 | Life

Weekends are family days. So, today I did Parkrun, met up with Fonze, Sarah and Zara for a family trip to Tropical World, had a quick pint with Bogdan and Dobson, and then had Chris and Christina over for dinner. Now, I’m tired.

But, while I am still clinging on to consciousness, and while I was waiting for Parkun this morning, I’ve been adding subtitles to my new course. Three modules done, two to go.

30 Days of Action: Day 10

Friday, November 10th, 2017 | Life

Back to the grind today. Development psychology and statistics were on the schedule. I have finally polished off two of the books I have to read, thus reducing my stack to about eight.

Meanwhile, in terms of progress…

Mindfulness for Social Anxiety is now live and available to buy on Udemy! I’ve scheduled an email to go out to my list tomorrow inviting them to join the course.

I’ve finished the first round of editing on my book and done a full spellcheck, too. It’s now been passed to my editing team (Elina) for further review.

And I’ve finished the HTML version of the personalised reports for Worfolk Anxiety. Next up, adding PDF capability.