While I have enjoyed working on the Team Eagle Revolution project, I know that something more fulfilling and more productive is coming. My drive for helping future generations find their life mission and finding fulfilling careers is being achieved through my CollegePlus work. However, I have another passion that involves helping people experience explosive growth in their lives. I am working on a new project where this vision will be achieved.
I am looking forward to posting a new website soon. I may update this one from time to time over the next year, and the posts may be helpful to passersby, but I will be starting something new very soon.
I have to say that this has made blogging much less motivating. Why? Good question.
Michael Hyatt has been blogging and connecting to people through social media for about 8 years now. One of the primary lessons he learned, and now teaches to others, is that your online message needs to be focused. Brutally focused. While I knew this when I started my blog in the fall of last year, I didn’t understand the concept until recently. The fact that I started my blog with a focus on 10 primary topics should have been a red light to me, but I didn’t see it.
What is the one message of Team Eagle Revolution? That youth can achieve much more when they realize the effect of personal growth. Let’s get ruthless:
How well does my URL (Website Domain Name) communicate this one goal? 4/10
How well does my theme, my pictures, and my resources communicate this one goal? 5/10
How focused are my individual posts on this one goal? 4/10
How excited am I to make this one goal the focus of my website? 4/10
This is when you know you should quit your blog.
In reality, I created the website I wanted someone else to create, but not the one that truly fits my passion.
My solution? Since I am more interested in sharing ideas and resources with others that could create big change in their lives, then I need to do one of two things (or both):
1. Create a new blog about ideation that flows from various resource reviews (Books, Podcasts, other Blogs, TED Talks, etc.). The focus of this blog would be: How would these ideas work for you?
2. Become a frequent contributor on Squidoo.com. This would allow me to make quick one time contributions to many different ideas.
What about you? Have you discovered that your blog is off topic or off passion? What will you do to realign your online presence?
I wanted to let everyone know that we will be starting the next semester of classes in March. Sunday’s class will start on the 4th and Tuesday’s will start on the 6th.
Our goal this semester is to help the team explore career and business goals for their present situations and for their futures. If you have never heard of the 48 Days to the Work You Love program by Dan Miller why don’t you trot over to 48days.com. While normally geared towards adults, the 48 Days program is also a great opportunity for youth to develop the beginnings of their career goals.
Here’s the thing, when we dream big and break down those dreams into small, doable steps then those dreams can become a reality. We have youth who dream of becoming business owners, investors, researchers, leaders, designers and speakers. How do they begin to reach for these dreams?
This is our topic for the spring semester. I am looking forward to it!
Fall 2011 was when we started the team, and we have learned a bunch since then. One of the most important lessons I have learned recently is the need to focus. This is a particular challenge for me and Team Eagle because I started out by explaining that we are all about teaching youth ten areas of excellence. Ten areas, though, are hard to focus on.
For 2012 we will be taking a different approach: The most important lesson of Team Eagle is the need for vision, innovation, and personal excellence. Everything else builds on this desire to do better.
This year Team Eagle’s mission is to train others to dream and achieve big goals.
The more you and I can envision where we want to be in 1, 5, and 10 years, the more likely we will achieve success in all the other areas of life.
Throughout this year we will be sharing tips, examples, ideas, inspiration, and direction when it comes to setting goals and getting goals accomplished.
My wife and I have recently begun a new goal setting program that is for me a breath of fresh air and a much more focused challenge. We’ll be giving updates on our own journey as well as sharing insights from the journey of others.
With all of this being said, we will still be covering many of the other 9 topics that we have laid out before. This spring we will focus our class on Career and Business, or “Working in the Strengths Zone.” However, we are looking to make this about Career and Business goals. We will be considering the great opportunities for our lives and begin making real-to-life plans that will enable us to work in an area we will love.
In march we start our next semester, so be on the look out for information. If you want to know more about the curriculum we will be using go to 48days.com for an idea. I look forward to seeing you there! My goal is to make this bigger and better for all of us this year!