When Teresa raved about how much she learned at NAMS, my friend Cynthia and I were just about drooling. Cynthia insisted she “was there” and convinced me we should go. It would give us an opportunity to meet Teresa in person, and figure out this marketing and affiliate “thing”. So I signed up.
I’d heard about niches, and had been working hard on developing the language and marketing savvy to create a viable coaching practice in my niche, which is teaching families and friends of alcoholics to step out of the addiction drama and get their lives back.
I’d heard about affiliates from my coaches, and in teleseminars. I got newsletters from a variety of people who promoted teleseminars and products that their friends and colleagues were offering. I secretly dreamed of having affiliates, of being an affiliate and making money from it. Of course, I couldn’t say it out loud, since I was still struggling with launching my coaching business.
Marketing. Period. EEEEEKKK! Visions of sleazy used car salesmen danced through my head and my nightmares. It took me over a year just to be able to say “marketing” without feeling nauseous. For goodness sake, I’m a therapist, we don’t market! Well, today that‘s really not true anymore; we, therapists, helpers, healers NEED be comfortable marketing if we want to have viable practices, and if we want to be able to help the people who want and need our help. I knew that, I know that, but still struggle with it.
As it turned out, Cynthia was unable to attend; I came anyhow and was pleasantly surprised. I set my intention to come away with a plan for adding passive income streams to my offerings. I met was a whole different cadre of folks than those I have been learning from and learning with. I met Teresa, and other mentors and teachers who I “knew” from taking teleseminars or interacting in forums and on Facebook. I met new friends and colleagues. I enjoyed the workshops, and took pages of notes.
I happened to sit next Dan Morris in a class. And AHA! My moment had come. I have 2 main passions: my work as a therapist and coach and hand weaving. The opening exercise in Pauline Wallin’s workshop “Working with your Signature Strengths” was to “Share a brief story about a moment in time that shows you at your best“ with a partner who happened to be Dan. He casually pointed out that I had a niche in hand weaving, sent me a simple keyword search to prove it, and I was hooked. And thrilled. I nearly swooned! I couldn’t wait to talk to him again, which I have been doing. He’s my new mentor and guru.
So, the short summary is my AHA! moment was that my passion could be a niche, and I finally understand keyword research and how to apply it to my niche so that my passion makes income for me! WHOA! AWESOME!
Stay tuned and watch me grow!
Jerri Shankler is a first time NAMS attendee as of NAMS6. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor with almost 25 years in the addiction field. She has recently added Recovery Coaching to her offerings, and in this capacity teaches families and friends of addicts and alcoholics how to step out of the addiction drama and get their lives back .She balances out the serious nature of her work with her passion for hand weaving, the portal to her creativity.
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