So you’ve created this online course.
You’re ready to share everything you know about a topic with full class of students.
But is there more to teaching online than just creating good videos, downloads and a pretty member’s area? Will you automatically become an amazing teacher just by packaging up your course and launching it?
You know my answer here.
What makes a course special, stand the test of time, grow year after year is its ability to change the lives of the people who sign up?
Find out in this week’s episode…
James has always had a passion to teach. What you’ll find out in this week’s episode is how he started teaching and how that has evolved over time…
When he learns something he cares about, he pours that passion into his teaching. He began with an online bartending school, and moved on to his true passion which is teaching You Tube and video marketing.
In this episode, we talk about everything from:
- his love for teaching and how it’s helping thousands of students change their lives (even mine!)
- how important mindset is for entrepreneurs to be successful
- what makes someone coachable (and how to be coachable yourself even as a teacher!)
- why focusing on your limiting beliefs, doubt, self-sabotage, and all of the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects are just as important as testing your ideas and creating funnels in your business!
Click the link to follow along with the episode: Want To Be An Amazing Teacher?
Connect With James:
[04:53] When James was in school if he learned something he was passionate about, he immediately wanted to share it with others.
[05:47] James first online business was an online bartending school. Thus began his journey and instinct to share — learn something and then teach it.
[06:24] James is most known for teaching You Tube and video marketing.
[06:50] He also went to film school, so this powerful medium was a great subject.
[07:29] He has created over 15 products about everything video related.
[08:06] Now he focuses on how to build a business teaching on Business By Design.
[08:37] The two sides to business include the technical how-tos and the mindset.
[12:22] How our conscious awareness is like a flashlight and we see a limited view.
[12:55] As we go through life, we tend to stop moving the flashlight around. This leads to filtering outside information.
[13:37] Looking for confirmation of what we already know or being willing to broaden our information.
[14:24] The shadow side to mastery.
[17:32] How awareness is the most important part of being coachable.
[19:43] The importance of intuition when making decisions.
[21:15] Coachability is about trying stuff on and then deciding to buy it.
[28:05] Challenging someone to be coachable is a great motivator for action.
[28:45] Distinctions between a coach and a teacher. A teacher is a teacher and coach is both.
[30:19] Blindspots are the things we don’t know even exist. A coach can help identify the blind spots and suggest minor adjustments.
[32:37] How the transformation is in the transaction.
[36:35] How it is not bad to feel pressure to create an amazing product that adds value and more.
[41:14] Teaching is the transference of knowledge, but a coaching enables you to put that knowledge into practice through experience and action.
[43:49] People can be transformed through a launch without buying.
[45:41] Leaving an impact either way.
[47:07] How discoveries and breakthroughs come through action and experience.
[47:39] Having an absolute commitment and supporting a breakthrough year.
[49:18] Seeing each client as perfect. Nothing is wrong or broken.
[50:16] Speak to the higher part that is flawless and not mired in self-doubt.
[51:21] Detaching from yourself and your role. Don’t say things to sound smart of look good. It’s OK to say you don’t know.
[52:32] As a coach, never rob your students of a lesson.
[53:27] Our answers have way less impact than if the student comes up with it themselves. Ask better questions.
[55:55] Entrepreneurs do not need permission unless you give it to yourself in the form of validation.
[01:02:16] Being a coach is about getting things more clear than they were before. Clarity, action, results.
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