What can you do in 2018? / 2 | John-Paul Flintoff

John-Paul Flintoff




What can you do in 2018? / 2


Eventually, I realised I needed help.

And I laughed out loud when I realised that I needed the kind of help I was planning to provide: an online course.

Altogether this year I spent over £2,700 on training (delivered entirely online) to set up my various websites so they actually work together.

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I was incredibly resistant to paying for that training, but after clicking “Buy Now”, I felt great.

Why? Because suddenly I felt truly invested.

I had given myself permission to be a model student, instead of a reluctant observer, trying to reverse-engineer what others had done.

I joined every live call, and consumed the online videos and blog posts as soon as they were released, making copious notes.

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On one particular course, they strongly encouraged participants to make comments – it

  1. leaves a footprint,
  2. creates accountability, and
  3. encourages others.

They said: If you can’t think of anything else to write, just say: “I’m here.”

Being the model student, I found I was often the first person to leave a comment.

And after doing this several times, I began to feel a bit silly.

So one day my comment read, more or less, like this:

“Where is everybody else? Have they collapsed? Have you done them in?”

A few hours later, I received an email from the course provider:



Which brings me to you.


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