Just took a few days off in one of my favorite recreational spots, Calamigos Guest Ranch in Malibu. Or, as Nick calls it, the dude ranch. Fun fact: Ranch dressing was invented on a dude ranch. Uhm, I love ranch dressing.
It was a great reminder of how important it is to take some time away from the day-to-day to just chill. I literally hung out the entire day Monday by the pool. Got there for breakfast a little after 10, and didn't leave until almost 6pm when the sun had all but left. My body has the delicate color of a lobster at this point, but it was so good.
What was amazing was that, without really trying, I ended up "downloading" the entire blueprint for the next phase of my life, and the outline for my book. Big thanks go out to my wife Nomi for being my witness, and for my assistant Amelia for taking the hour and a half of recorded material and transcribing it (and being crazy excited about the vision).
I love how life just seems to work itself out magically when you stop trying to make things happen, and just allow.
What's your vision? If you haven't done so recently, maybe take some time to tune into that, to really sense what is true and alive for you in this moment, when you allow your ego to step aside and just listen for what wants to emerge.
People talk about surrendering to life, which is beautiful, but somehow implies that we're separate from life. How about we instead just allow the life that we are to take over and guide us.
Ego is really nothing but resistance to what is. It's the trying to control, be right about, and be in opposition to, reality. When we deeply allow everything to be exactly as it is, that opens up the door to a deeper space within.
From this place, what is your vision for yourself, your life, your business?
I'm curious. Please share.
Did You Know You Could Do This?
Did you know that you can set triggers for individual prices in a single product? If you want to offer different access or content for different price points, this is a great option for you. While you can always set up a multi tiered product system or maybe a single product with tiered pricing. However, if you want to have a single product with a single sales page so your audience can clearly see the multiple price points, this is a great option for you. You can set up each of your prices with trigger to give them access to a page, set them in an automation, send off an email from the email library, or any of the other things available via triggers.
The ability to set a trigger for each price point is also helpful if you want to be notified when someone buys at a certain price. You can use the trigger option to send you a notification email or text when someone buys at the price point.
Triggers on prices help you automate your business so you check your products and purchases less, and have information delivered to your email or a quick text to your phone at the moment a purchase is made. You won't need to worry about remember to add a client into a separate automation who purchased the VIP package, or to release the extra bonus page for the early bird buyers. Let Simplero work our magic while you continue to grow your business and producing your e-content! Interested in this idea? Read more here!
New Features in Simplero
Noticed anything special about the subject line of this email? That's right: by very popular demand, Simplero now supports emojis in both the subject line and the body of your emails!
You don't have to do anything special to use emojis – just insert them like you normally would, and Simplero takes care of it. Internally, you'll see them get converted into a special :symbol: format. But, when the email goes out, it'll have the emojis as you expect. If you want a simple way of finding the symbols instead of trying to find the actual emoji in your browser, there's a handy cheat sheet for it.
Random Links from around the Interwebs
WikiTribune sounds like the exact right answer to the problem with journalism we've had since the internet started ruling the world.
Uber CEO is playing with fire. Good reporting from the New York Times, re the above. And unroll.me is selling your emails to the highest bidder (anonymized, but still).
Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motor Cycle Maintenance died. I read this book as a kid and loved it. Also, it was rejected 121 times before it was finally published. Today, it's a classic. Don't let rejection hold you back.
Lots of love,