It doesn't have to be hard…enter Stupid Easy
Hard to believe we’re literally two weeks away from Christmas. TODAY.
I’m actually in pretty good shape… I got some wrapping done yesterday (while enjoying season 2 of The Crown)and am just about done shopping.
I’m kind of a funny creature. I very excitedly go into seasons and holidays full of vim and vigor, but as I get closer to the actual thing or holiday I start feeling ready to move on. Maybe it’s all the years I spent in retail…
… nothing will dampen your enthusiasm faster than having to plan for something months before it starts, then living it for weeks on end.
Fortunately, it’s been 10 years since I’ve worked in retail and the holidays are actually enjoyable.
But I still start feeling that ‘itch’ to move on, clean up, put things away (my Christmas decorations are usually put away no later than Dec. 27th).
I’m not quite there yet but I can feel it starting to creep in and my guess is that by the end of next week I’ll be thinking about packing it all up (don’t worry, this is all internal, I don’t act like a Grinch or anything. I’m still happily listening to Christmas music).
My challenge with all of this is to make sure I stay present.
I don’t want to sacrifice the joy of today because I’m excited about the potential of tomorrow.
Especially at this time of year.
I made a very conscious decision to not over schedule myself this holiday season and it’s been fantastic. At the same time, I’m soooo very excited about 2018.
I spent the first half of this year winding down service work, getting clear on where I’m going and what I want to be doing, and stepping into the launch of a SaaS company.
I’m excited about 2018 for many reasons and will be sharing more of that later, but one of the things that makes me most excited is…drumroll, please…
I have connected with SO many amazing people this year and I’ve been ‘eating my own dog food’ so to speak.
Taking more time to have conversations, step outside of the same circles, and investing in fostering relationships.
One of the people I’ve had the amazing pleasure to connect with is Ed Troxell.
I honestly can’t remember when Ed & I first connected (and oddly enough we both live in Northern CA., we definitely need to meet in person in 2018), but I’m so very glad we did.
Not only is Ed a prolific content creator, but he’s a total ‘giver’, which is why I wanted to share his new learning platform, Stupid Easy, with you guys (because it doesn’t have to be hard).
Here’s what makes Stupid Easy unique:
- User-friendly interface even for those who are not tech-savvy
- Mobile-friendly website, no app download required and users could, if they wanted to, build a course straight from their phone
- Bite-sized learning – Video lessons have to be 5-minutes or less. People don’t have time for all the extra fluff. Just get straight to the point – providing those quick wins
- Low, flat, monthly or yearly fee which a portion of these funds get donated to charity
- And unlike other course platforms, we only keep 4% (to cover processing fees) of each course sold in the marketplace
For Ed, it’s about sharing this valuable resource with others – getting the word out – making life a little bit easier and building a strong online community.
There are a handful of free courses in Stupid Easy, so you can ‘wet your whistle’.
And be sure to connect with Ed socially as well!
Off for coffee # 2 … and another glass of water. Trying to balance the caffeine with water these days. Too many late nights wide awake lately.