You check out the site mydiamonddays.com and realise that, hey! this person in Brisbane Australia followed your steps and has built herself an empire (okay so maybe empire is strong) a network of people using those steps. The network is trembling on the cusp of becoming the key meditation site around all because of you.
You take a breath, then step back. Okay, sure she certainly followed the suggestions about networking and how to get ahead. She offered her services to people within her newly created contact group. That’s cool but she then manned up (a lot!) and pitched her newly created connection to the biggest women’s blog in Australia. Here are stats for Mamamia who are running the article in January.
We don’t pay for contributions (unfortunately) but the site gets 4 million hits per month and has 500,000 unique views (so 500,000 readers). We also have a social media army of about 70,000.
You then realise that not only has she created this site using all my ideas, she has done it while raising three small children and working at a paid job and on the smell of an oily rag.
She is seriously the poster child for your ideas. Far out, if this person can prove your premise that you can get (or make!) the job you want without formal credentials in the area.
And then it occurs to you that meditations are in the same field as mental health which is an area close to your heart. Maybe, you think, by mentoring, Kathy you could help out other people who struggle to keep their minds clear and calm. That’d feel good – and just another way to give back.
You then take a closer look at the website she has created based on your ideas. You realise that she is working furiously night and day to get the site ready for the 6 January launch. And you think – wow if she can accomplish so much in 3 short months – how much more could she do with yout added firepower?
Digging further, you realise that she has pledged 10% of income (not profit) to a really great cause and is clearly very interested in giving back.
But hang on, you think. Does this project qualify under our rules?
This contest is for any and all readers who were inspired by this article. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, if you’re a high school dropout, are in school now, or a graduate of Harvard Law School. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been unemployed for years, or are successfully employed now but wanting to switch careers.
Okay, that’s fine – she qualifies for that bit. Tick.
The only rule for following this is: you must choose a field you have absolutely no work history, credential, or experience in. It must be a completely fresh field for you, starting from scratch.
Okay, she qualifies there as well. She has no experience in the meditation and wellness field but has leveraged the skills she does have to start to create herself into an expert in that new field. Tick.
If you don’t have full time to devote to this, due to school or work obligations, and can only devote your off-hours to this, no problem! I’ll take into account the whole picture of your life in choosing the winners. But no matter how much time you devote to it, the area you compete in must be completely new and fresh to you.
So she has done this working on it part time around kids, family, work and a mortgage. I can live with that. Tick
Okay you think. She is clearly “The One.” Job done. Decision made.
Just a little side note. I am going white water rafting with my family (first time for my five year old) from the 30 Dec until 2 Jan. Not sure when you are thinking of notifying the winner but just thought that might be a good piece of info for you.
Happy New Year!!!