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Anxiety, Surrender, and the Magical Beauty of Things Happening at the Right Time
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the Magical Beauty of Things Happening at the Right TimeThe first weeks of life are truly magical.

My daughter was born just a few weeks ago, and it’s amazing how much personality is already evident in a baby that would seem to do little more than sleep, eat, and poop.

But no, the personality is definitely there, and every day I learn something new about her.

That, more than anything else, is why I’m so grateful to step back from my work for the next few months, to be completely present with my daughter, and my wife.

And thank goodness, because I see so vividly how quickly each moment is gone!

It feels idyllic, but I can’t help but reflect on how differently things could have gone – because on so many levels, this time has been years and years in the making.

Beginning with the pregnancy itself…

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Inside Firepole: More First Impressions from Even More New Team Members
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20150528Here we grow again!

It’s nonstop action here at Firepole. Launches launched, blog posts posted, babies being born… And we have even more new team member perspectives. Here’s another inside look at what it’s like to join Firepole Marketing from our newest team members.

Lizzie Merritt

When I first attended a Firepole marketing webinar, I got the feeling that this company was different. Danny and his team just gave off a vibe of integrity and authenticity. I liked them from the start.

That initial gut feeling has been validated many times over in my first few weeks at Firepole.

I had seen a few “We’re hiring” emails from Firepole before. But the one for Student Advisor caught my attention. I thought, “I have experience with students. Maybe I would be a good fit for this job.” The interview process was quite a ride, and I was thrilled when Danny asked me to join the team.

I heard someone say that starting at Firepole is a little bit like drinking from the fire hose. Yes, there is a lot to take on board, and I still have so much to learn. But at the same time, I have felt completely supported and welcome the whole way.

The feeling I get from the Student Support Team is: we all succeed together. I have gotten so much support from Megan and all of the other Student Advisors.

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From Dreaming to Doing: How to Go From Planning Your Online Course to Making Your Course a Reality
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Imagine this: you’ve got a great idea for an online course. Maybe you have lots of great ideas, all chasing around in your brain. You’ve read blog posts on how to build your course, attended webinars, maybe even purchased some online trainings.

Despite all that, though, your course just isn’t coming together the way it should. There’s something missing, something holding you back from making that course a reality.

This was the case for eleven of our audience members who traveled to Montreal last September for an intense 3-day event on building their own online courses. They arrived in Montreal with established businesses, or no business at all. In either case, they had a lot of ideas about what kind of online course – and online business – they wanted to create.

We worked intensely with these students for three days, teaching them how to build courses, launch a pilot, and construct their online business around their courses. To say they came away from that weekend with a definite plan to put their ideas into practice is putting it lightly!

Why am I telling you all this?

Because I believe that, like the people who attended Course Builder’s Live, you dream of creating an online course. You’re a lot like our attendees: smart, driven, passionate, full of ideas. But you’re also missing something.

Today, we want to give you an inside view into what it looks like to discover that “something” that’s missing, and really get moving on your course-building dreams. And who better to give you that insider view than seven of our own Course Builder’s Live alumni?

Henry, Jane, Jerome, Jessica, Juan, Judy, and Kathryn were all where you are now: stuck and unable to move forward. I hope they inspire you to get unstuck through their own stories of moving through the process of creating an online course!
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Which Type of Blogging Genius Are You?
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Having a blog is great. Actually making money with it? That’s a whole different story.

If you’re struggling to figure out how you should make money with your audience business, wonder no more. Take this quiz to find out what the best way is for you to make money blogging.

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