[Note: In case you’re wondering, this post is a follow up to this (which received more email replies than I’ve ever received on this blog). I try my best to respond to each and every Facebook comment, email, and blog comment].
I received a LOT of comments from readers calling me a “tease” and “punk” in my last email…
And our awesome LifterLMS VIP Paul said…
Sorry about that. I’ve been reading a book on screenwriting, and I think I might have taken “cliffhanger” thing a bit far.
Anyway, I’ve been feeling reluctant to talk about all of this. But this is long overdue, so here goes…
As many of you know LifterLMS has grown so much over the last year and has exceeded my wildest expectations.
Our small team has created something that now supports thousands of teachers and students all over the world.
And we are just getting started!
When we first dreamed up LifterLMS in June of 2014 … I never in a million years DREAMED I’d have the opportunity to have the impact I’ve had.
I’ve been blessed to have helped tens of thousands (perhaps hundreds of thousands) of educators transform their lives for the better.
And I’ve been deeply touched — and so many times moved to tears — by all the beautiful emails, letters, gifts, and hugs you’ve sent over the years (and from all over the world).
On one touching occasion, a LifterLMS VIP called me to tell me that she was making money from home by teaching. This was huge for her, because prior to finding LifterLMS and our LMScast podcast she had been on welfare and not able to get a job because a chronic autoimmune disorder caused her to be bedridden.
It’s calls like that make everything worth it.
Or another time when I received an email from a lady who was teaching basket weaving from a remote location in Africa allowing her to create a better life by teaching students all over the globe.
So here is what I have been holding out on for years….
- Nicely asked
- Strongly encouraged
- Pleaded with…
To share the accumulation of what I have learned over the last 5 years from presenting and researching in Knowledge Management to creating the first profitable MBA program at Azusa Pacific University (while I was an undergrad), and eventually creating LifterLMS with my good friends Chris, Thomas, and Mark.
For YEARS I’ve resisted teaching this stuff in a formal training.
I made the usual mundane excuses like “I don’t have enough time” and “I’m too busy with building LifterLMS to actually teach others.”
And I’m embarrassed to admit that, as LifterLMS grew bigger and bigger (and blessed me and my team more and more)…
I wondered if sharing my teaching techniques would actually HURT LifterLMS and result in fewer clients. That I would help people learn how to teach online, and they would choose another platform other than LifterLMS… (In hindsight I realize how small my thinking was.)
I also wondered if I was even capable of teaching everything I’d learned…
And I’m also a bit of a perfectionist. (Just ask the LifterLMS team, and they’ll tell you how bad it can get.)
Ok “a bit” is a understatement . . . I’m a FULL BLOWN perfectionist.
And because I’ve given up all hope of fixing this, I realized that I simply cannot go halfway with this.
As far as I am concerned, it’s **all the way** or not at all.
Here is what I am going to do:
Despite my fears, hesitancies, and perfectionism, I am seriously considering pulling back the curtain and showing you just about everything I know about launching successful courses and how I run LifterLMS.
If I do end up creating this training, I’ll be sharing stuff I’ve never publicly shared with ANYONE about being sought after and, frankly, highly successful in creating online courses.
(I would have LOVED to have had this training five years ago when I was just getting started).
However, if I do this, it will be a LOT of work.
I’m excited about sharing stuff with you, but I’ve been around long enough to know that my small projects quickly get out of hand and turn into big ones so I only want to do this if there’s enough interest.
I want to know…
- What do you think?
- Should I do this?
- Would you be interested?
Your feedback and thoughts are absolutely the fuel that keeps me going.
And I don’t want to even think about doing this unless there’s enough potential interest.
I’ll do my best to respond to every email.