In yesterday’s post, I shared some of my logistical plans for 2020, and some tiny lessons for you.
This post will be far more interesting, and far more actionable for you.
In today’s post I’m sharing with you my new business + marketing processes, goals for 2020, and life thoughts / perspectives I have adapted that you may enjoy.
The New Business?
I made a Facebook post a few weeks ago announcing officially that I am no longer accepting digital marketing clients in 2020. All prospects are being redirected to various friends of mine.
Current client relations are being maintained, as detailed in my previous post in which I mentioned I’d be headed to Texas for a business meeting.
My new business is a project that aims to cure loneliness.
According to my research, 56% of internet users experience high feelings of loneliness at 7/10 or higher. A significant portion of those people also experience anxiety and/or depression.
Loneliness is something that I’ve personally struggled with, especially because I’ve been out of schooling since age 17 and started moving to new cities at age 18, making it rather difficult for me to easily make new friends.
This has forced my back up against the wall, and I’ve now developed strategies to rapidly build social circles around the world that are deep, meaningful, and great.
I’ve also conducted a vast amount of research, including forms which received combined responses totalling in the thousands.
This data, along with chatting with dozens of lonely people (from the forms) in many countries around the globe, has allowed me to structure a program that aims to “cure” loneliness by identifying the top 4 causes & treating them.
The program has quickly gotten interest, as this is a true market need, and I’ve worked with some people to improve their situation- we already have paying clients, woohoo!
I am expecting a testimonial within the week as well, which I will share with my Facebook timeline.
On one hand, it’s a bit exhausting working in this niche- some people aren’t willing to grow, so I have to quickly delete my chats with them for my own mental sanity (yes, you CAN create the life of your dreams…).
On the other hand, it’s deeply fulfilling helping people.
I’ve already mapped out the entire business for 2020- by the end of 2020, I’d like to enroll 105 students/clients into the program, which is certainly do-able.
If you have a large following and would like to help promote (for a % of income), then definitely reach out to me.
I’m currently working on developing organic marketing processes, which have been quite effective considering the time investment.
I am working on making these processes more efficient, giving value in my Facebook profile + other groups, and I’ve got some others method which I’d like to test which includes but not limited to:
- “Tik Tok,” I’ve heard this is good
- JV partners- basically if you have a large following you can promote for me for a % of revenue
- Email Marketing?? Maybe.
- FB Ads
FB Ads is certainly something we’ll do, especially considering my advanced knowledge + prior experience, and they’re set to start running by or before April of 2020.
For now, I want to get some organic leads into V1.0 of the program, and start re-iterating and improving the program before I blow things up with ads.
Want To Help?
I am not opposed to receiving help, paid or unpaid, for this project.
By the end of 2020 I aim to see myself as more of a “manager” of the project than someone who is on the front lines.
Like I said it is deeply fulfilling helping others, however I am also susceptible to the emotions of others, so I don’t like spending too much time in support groups as they can often be negative and self-defeating instead of truly supportive.
Some things that the project currently needs help on are:
- JV promotions (finding JV partners to promote OR promoting yourself if you have a large following)
- FB organic marketing (I have created a process, but it needs to be refined)
This project is super exciting and the demand for a program that “cures” loneliness by helping people identify their weak points & fix them is fulfilling.
The 4 Causes of Loneliness
There are more than 4 causes of loneliness. However, these are the main 4 that I have identified in speaking with others and conducting extensive research on the subject.
#1: Logistics + Knowledge
If you don’t have good logistics to meet people (ie. live in the middle of nowhere), OR don’t know how to use FB groups, find events, etc. then you’re more likely to feel lonely.
This is the biggest ones. Almost everyone has opportunities, but they miss them because they don’t take the shot & lack self-esteem.
Even as I complain about Phoenix “lacking a social scene,” I’ve still met TONS of new people.
At the cafe I am currently writing at I met a super awesome marriage coach who helps prevent people from going through a divorce successfully.
How did we meet? He was reading a cool book, I commented on it, conversation started, and BAM we’ve been meeting every week to get coffee & hangout since.
That brings us to the third one…
#3: Conversational Skills
People don’t know what to say when meeting new people, or how to make conversations deeper (compared to small talk).
#4: Authenticity & Reality
The final one is that people are not authentic; they do not show their true face. They are not self-connected and living in alignment, so even despite all the friends/lovers/family they have, they still feel lonely.
Or, they compare themselves to IG models & others that seem to be “living life.”
My program addresses these 4 causes (as well as a few of the other minor ones) and we’re already seeing rapid positive results.
I’ll have a testimonial to share next week from a young guy that has already experienced great benefit with me. Woohoo!
I’ve been saying “NO” a lot more recently, which feels great. If you struggle with loneliness, I encourage you to take every social opportunity by saying “YES.”
Once you get to a better point though, the word “NO” becomes powerful.
I was recently invited to a Vegas trip (for free accommodation + travel), but turned it down.
The idea was super exciting, but I decided that it would take away from this project.
The week that I was “supposed” to be in Vegas I ended up closing the first client/student for the Loneliness Project. By saying “NO” to that, I said “YES” to curing loneliness in others. Boom.
Are you saying YES to too many things? Stop it, and start saying “NO.”
Every time you say “YES” to something you say “NO” to several other things, and vice versa.
Within the yes is the no, and within the no is yes. It is yin fading into yang, and vice versa.
The ONE Thing…
I recently read the book “The ONE Thing,” thanks to a random guy I met in the cafe I’m currently writing in a couple weeks ago.
He had this book, I commented on it, and he’s the guy I’ve been meeting weekly. He gave me his book to read. I read it. It was great.
In life we can only focus on ONE thing at a time, at any given moment. Focusing on the ONE most effective task has been SO helpful in pushing this business faster than anything I’ve previously done.
I finally feel free of endless tasks, and it’s also why I’m hardly writing. My ONE thing is doing sales for this new business, and everything else is less important or unnecessary.
I’m letting other tasks build up, things get chaotic, etc. but ultimately I had to pick a priority and run with it. And now I’m seeing the results.
Are you doing endless THINGS but not getting RESULTS? It’s probably because you haven’t read “The One Thing,” which I encourage you to read.
Not every task is created equally; one task is the most important at any given moment. Focus all your attention on that until you have another ONE thing to focus on, etc.
Life is Simple. Be Happy.
I’m seeing through the ONE thing how simple life really is. I’m letting chaos on the outside build up as things don’t get done, yet the results are increasing as I focus on the ONE effective thing that gets me results.
It’s crazy how little you actually have to do to experience results. It’s all about prioritization.
What’s the ONE thing that you can do RIGHT NOW such that by doing it everything else becomes easier or unnecessary?
It’s true on a high-level and minute by minute level.
Right now I choose to write for pleasure; after I write, I shall do my ONE THING, which is sales.
I’m letting SO much else build up and not be done.
This “ONE THING” applies to happiness though as well. What’s the ONE THING you can do right now to feel happier such so that by doing it everything else becomes easier or unnecessary?
Life is simple:
- Be healthy
- Handle your finances efficiently
- Do what makes you happy (do activities you love)
- Find a partner, enjoy time with them, have great sex
- Find great friends, enjoy time with them
- Meditate & be in the now
- Be decisive
Anyways, that’s all I got for you now. If you’re interested in this project, hit me up.
Otherwise I’ll talk to y’all later!