Hello dear friends!
Today is an exciting day of adventure and new beginnings for me. My big brother turns 50 years old today (Happy Birthday Brian!) and my website gets a brand new look.
As I mentioned in my recent post about Growing with Your Business, this year is all about creating useful products and services, based on concepts and tools I have been using with one-on-one clients for the last five years.
While I adore working hands-on with my clients, it has added up to many, many hours on the phone, and less free time to chase after my rapidly-growing toddlers (see Josh’s newly lost front tooth?). It is the right time to package some of this knowledge so that I can reach a lot more people, and work in a way that is in harmony with my health and family needs. I will continue to do some one-on-one work, but with fewer people.
My hope is that with a more efficient use of time and resources, I will be able to get my new book scoped out and written! I have so many ideas and stories for it in my head, and just need the time to put my fingers to the keyboard.
The first products to be released?
Ethical Selling That Works, a self-study program that will help you get much more comfortable selling your products and services, will come out on February 14. It is based on a successful teleclass that I taught in December to an enthusiastic crew of 100 entrepreneurs.
Escape from Cubicle Nation Community, a monthly membership site that will be a bustling place inside this blog where you can connect with peers, vet business ideas, read hand-picked pragmatic articles and get advice from me and my soon-to-be-announced Trusted Advisers Council. It launches on February 28.
Next up in March and April?
I will be working on a new product made for those of you who are doing the side hustle — working on a project on the side of your busy day job.
For the coaches among you, I am leading another program of Career Invention Certification with my partner Michele Woodward, starting on March 1.
I also plan to do another 4-week teleclass — I have a few ideas, but welcome suggestions from you as to what will be the most timely and useful.
I will be moderating a panel at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin Texas on the Care and Feeding of Blogs and Book Contracts — If you are going to SXSW, please give me a shout out on Twitter so we can meet up! @pamslim
I want to thank my awesome partners from Out:Think Group who took on this site redesign, and will be supporting me this year as I develop more web-based products and services. @timgrahl, @jhinson and @brianmorykon, you are a delight to work with, and I look forward to growing my business with you this year!
I feel energized, enthusiastic and optimistic about 2011. I hope that all the internal changes to my business will mean more blog posts, useful advice and support for you, the real heroes who are out there creating value in the economy with new businesses, and creating joy in your lives by doing the work you are meant to do.
If not you, whom?
If not now, when?