I don't know about you, but I want every single aspect of my life to be the best it can possibly be.
I want my processes to be streamlined within an inch of their life, I want to make more money by working fewer hours, I want to be in control of my thoughts and not led by my chattering monkey mind, I want my life to be simple yet I also want to maximise my experiences... I want to live a full, intentional life solely of my own making.
I want my life to be absolutely freakin' awesome and I am totally prepared to put in the work needed to make it happen.
While I'm an honoured Auntie to six total darlings, I don't have children of my own. This means that, in addition to cream carpets and a fridge full of prosecco, I have a lot of time to learn.
I spend a vast amount of time reading about a wide array of subjects including mindset, business strategy, marketing, habit-building, productivity, SEO, pricing, copywriting, goal-setting, minimalism, organisation, psychology and 1000 other things.
I'm an absolute monster when it comes to devouring information. Learning is like oxygen to me and it is one of the true passions of my life.
The result is that I have a lot of (what I consider) valuable, next-level knowledge in my head and I want to share it with VAs who have an equal desire to improve their lives and deliver value to their clients, but who may not have the same luxury of time.
Why a paid newsletter?
A lot of this knowledge doesn't fit into my existing offerings. It's too varied for a course and may overwhelm my trainees or new VAs, plus - and I'll level with you here - I feel I already give away a helluva lot for free and I want to share this content with people who will benefit the most.
... Time poor ambitious VAs with a growth mindset who are happy to invest in super-easy, no-hassle ways to level up their lives.
In Zen Buddhism, an ensō circle symbolises freedom, concentration and attention to the present moment as well as enlightenment - which can be defined as an awakening or understanding of something.
An incomplete circle allows for movement and development and expresses the idea that the ensō is not separate from all that is, but that it is part of something greater.
How much is the newsletter? The Inner Circle newsletter is $5 a month which works out around £3.57 (GBP), €4.11 (EU), $6.34 (CAD) and $6.44 (AUD).
* The exact amount may vary (by a few pence) depending on the daily exchange rate, but you can use the website xe.com to check.
Why is the fee in dollars? The recurring paid newsletter is provided by my email platform ConvertKit and they only have the option to charge in dollars at the moment.
Can I subscribe with PayPal? I'm afraid not. You can use a payment card or PayPal to buy a back issue, but I don't have the ability to set up recurring payments with PayPal.
Should I subscribe if I'm still setting up my VA business? Something I often see is newbies excitedly signing up to a ton of groups, webinars, podcasts and newsletters and then becoming overwhelmed with information overload.
So, while it's entirely up to you, if you don't yet have a functioning business or paying clients, I would advise you to focus on using my other resources to set up and secure work first.
(If you're still unsure if it's for you then maybe sign up for a month to see if you like it, or sign up but archive the emails for later, or buy an issue after it's published as a stand-alone product.)
When will I receive my first issue? Each issue is sent to subscribers at noon (UK time) on the first of every month - so you need to have subscribed before that date to receive it.
For example, if an issue goes out at noon on the 1st of April and you signed up earlier that morning, then you will receive it. But if you sign up after the April issue has been sent, your first issue will be on the 1st of May.
Can I buy back issues? Yes. Jut scroll down to buy PDF versions of previous issues you may have missed. The monthly subscription is charged in dollars but back issues are in pounds sterling as it's my preferred currency.
Can I cancel at any time? Yes. You just click the 'update my subscription' link in your receipt email or at the bottom of each issue to cancel your subscription.
I will *try* not to cry but I can't promise anything.🙂
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Whether you've only just discovered the Inner Circle, you're only interested in a particular issue, or you'd simply like to try before you buy, back issues of each newsletter are available to download below.
This issue was published on 1st March and contained:
My personal Life Mission Statement and advice on how to write your own to go in your "Book of You".
A walkthrough video on how to manage your business and client info in Trello.
A LinkedIn tip on how you and your clients can stand out from the crowd.
Two resources that I think you will benefit from and enjoy.