A course to find unicorns and slay dragons* - A (dis)honest review of the Braid Method e-course
*No legendary animals were harmed during the writing of this post. Also, I just learnt that "to slay" means: a) to kill violently in a battle; or b) to amuse intensely. Huh.
See these pictures above?
They are pictures of unicorn lairs.
I thought the audience I had in mind were unicorns, weird, mythical creatures that only existed in my head, but nope, they exist and they have homes with my work in there. Cray-cray.
I don't know what's in the air, lately, but it feels like all those things I felt like I should have encountered last year - are all lining up RIGHT NOW.
Stuff that allows me to find my unicorns and slay dragons. Namely:
- The Marie Kondo criteria: "Does this spark joy"? (and being told to get rid of whatever doesn't).
- The idea of essentialism (Greg McKeown book pending, but the latest Kinfolk dwelled on it).
- The peeps in the Being Boss podcast group (you guys rock).
- The Braid Method e-course.
This post is a (dis)honest review of the latest.
Honest because, well, you know me, I'm just kinda blunt and unsophisticated when it comes to saying things. And dishonest because as of today I am an affiliate. Or at least, I think I am. I don't really do this kind of thing, so I might have messed up the links. BUT even if I f*cked up those, I'd still want to tell you about it.
That's how good this is.
As I said, this course not only allowed me to go for unicorn safari, it also allowed me to destroy a few dangerous beasts.
It's the first time that I really, really feel some "expert" has "got" me.
We, as super creative professionals are... a bit weird.
I've hired professionals to help me in my biz before: copywriters, coaches. Either they were puzzled, or I was puzzled (and sometimes it was downright messed up).
Yet, Kathleen and Tara KNOW creative professionals intimately. AND have managed to make me do something I had never, EVER, E-V-E-R managed before:
to niche the f*ck down.
Their method is like friendly shepherding. Not only they help you refine what you do, they also insist lovingly on letting go everything else, even if it's the best idea ever.
Rather than one big A-HA, flashy breakthrough, it's been like a constant, over 300-page long, sustained chain of quiet "oh" moments.
You know what I mean?
Like looking at you just wrote and having to stop for a second to look at it again and say: oh. Writing some more and... oh. It's all there.
No rupture. No radical before/after. It's been more like a decluttering (I SEE A THEME HERE), like a deepening, an immersion into my message.
It's not breaking up with what I've done. It's improving the hell out of it.
In the words of the wise Spice Girls:
Yo I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really
really really wanna zigazig ha.
I could go on for hours, but I think you get what I am trying to say.
You can learn all the nitty gritty here.
I truly cannot wait to share with you what I've envisioned.
If you've done the course and want to rave about it with me, or you are on the fence and want a candid opinion (I promise), just drop me a line.