Every single time I've struggled with something, when I finally found the key that unlocked the solution, it turned out to be easy.
If you've got the wrong key, or you're trying the wrong door, or you're turning the key the wrong way, or sticking it in the wrong hole, it's going to be a STRUGGLE. You push and push, turn and turn, fiddle and moan and hurt yourself and get all wound up, but the door simply won't open.
That's when it's time to pause, take a deep breath, and say: "I choose easy world, where everything is easy".
There's always an easy solution. Anyone who says otherwise just haven't figured it out for themselves yet.
It may not look anything like you expected. It might not take you exactly where you had in mind. But it's there, and it's better and more elegant than anything you could've thought up.
And the funny thing is, once you see it, you realize the solution's actually been tapping you gently on the shoulder for quite a while now. You've just been too stubborn to see it.
The other day someone asked me for a discount, to "keep her happy". I wrote that I very much wanted to see her happy, and what would she really need to be happy? Love? Inner peace? World peace? She responded that a loving and handsome boyfriend would do. So of course I gave her a course by my mentors Gay and Katie Hendricks, and as far as I've heard it was exactly what she needed.
I love how beautifully things can work out sometimes. Getting this course is worth way more than whatever discount I might have given her. By asking for what she actually wanted, rather than what she thought she wanted at first, it worked out perfectly for everyone.
Another example: A couple of weeks ago in this very newsletter, I asked you about your vision, and only a few people responded, one of them Megan Meyers. Hint: Replying to email newsletters is a great way to create connection.
Megan's reply intrigued me so much I had to ask her for an interview. She obliged, but asked that it not be called an interview, but simply a conversation that we just happened to record, and if the results seemed valuable, we'd share it. It was, and so here we are.
Megan has really mastered how to create easy and flow and success in her life without even a hint of struggle. This, my friends, is how it's supposed to be. If you would like a dollop of that in your own life, then listen in. Make sure you pay particular attention to the energy behind her words. Words are great, but it's the energy behind it that allows for a much deeper learning. Listening, while asking yourself: "How is Megan organizing herself to make things come to her so effortlessly?"
Here's the interview:
This is my invitation to you. Hit reply and tell me what is it that you really want? What would truly make you happy? Time and money are always excuses, so let's skip them and get to the real meat here.
Tell me, and let's see what we can co-create next.
Lots of Love,
Some Very Special Events in Denmark
I've always been one to swim upstream. When I got into information marketing, I immediately found out who everyone else was learning from, and sought them out. Same thing when I took a coach education a few years before that. I found out who my teachers on the coach education used as their coach, and sought him out.
His name was Bodhi Jeffreys, and I ended up working with him for several years. He was the one that broke me in, so to speak, and it's been absolutely life changing. He lives in Encinitas, California, but right now he's in Denmark, so if you're in that part of the world, now's your chance to see him in person, either one-on-one or in a group setting ... or even in a concert. Like me, he's a lover and creator of music.
Check out his events and see which are right for you
Did You Know You Could Do This?
When transferring your lists from another system to Simplero, there are a few things to keep in mind to make the transitioning as smooth as possible.
First of all, it is best to start setting up your autoresponses in Simplero first before you import your old contacts, especially if you don't want the old contacts to receive the welcome sequence again. If you have your welcome mail sequence in an automation, then it's best to import the contacts before adding the automation trigger to Content for the list.
When you import the list, you may want to check what kind of information you have in the CSV file exported from your old program. Any information that you want to import to Simplero, you will have the option to select at the start of your import process. Each column in the CSV file will give you the option, whether it should be imported or discarded, and what it should be imported.
It can be handy to remember to import the original subscription date, or tags you want applied to the contacts. When you have chosen which columns to import and which to discard, you get to choose how to handle Confirmation and Auto Responses. This is a very important step that you don't want to miss.
If the "Skip Confirmation" box is left unchecked, those being imported, will receive an automatic email with the confirmation email process at the start of the import.
If you don't want them to receive either welcome email (Auto response set to go out 0 days after sign up) or later Auto responses (anything after the first welcome email) you will want to mark those choices, otherwise they will be started in the Auto response series as they are imported (regardless of potential imported subscription date).
These are important pointers to keep in mind while importing your lists! For more information on List and specific questions, check out our Guide Here!
New Features in Simplero
This week we've made a few updates and tweaks to the new Simplero sites. First of all, you can now add links to the images in the Features section, which means that you can now easily use the Features section to link to subpages explaining things in more details.
In addition, we've added a new section type for pages on the new Simplero sites: the Sharing section. A Sharing section allows people to easily share the page where it's inserted on all of the most popular social services:
Calvin's Random Links from around the Interwebs
Elon Musk has launched The Boring Company, and written a brilliant FAQ. I love it when companies speak in plain English. Things that make sense will make sense when explained clearly. If they sound obtuse, they probably are.
Let them paste passwords. I'm in the market for a new bank, and neither Chase and TD Bank seem to understand even the most basic things about computer security. You'd think big banks would have the budget, the capability, and the self-interest to actually understand security. Turns out they don't.
This is how we know the earth isn't flat.
We hope you have a great week!
—The Simplero Team