In the first 48...
Gotta love a show (The First 48 ) that has people giving information about crimes/criminals, videotapes them, airs it national television, and throws the people right back into their respective neighborhoods. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT! But I digress...
Here's what I've done since my last post 48 hours ago.
For Goals #1 and #2:
Then I created 3 (instead of 5) options for an idea that could make me $1k/month costing me 15 hours per week. It just so happened that in the process of doing this, GOAL ONE (create an idea that can make me 1k/month on the side) and GOAL TWO (create a drama based program for children, etc) merged together.
So, I got three ideas together and sent them to six (instead of 5) people who's opinions I really respected.
Here's what I said:Happy Sunday,
If you are reading this email that means I really value and respect your opinion. I've been having some ups and down with the job market here in NYC and I have always wanted to create a an honest way to work that doesn't make me dread getting out of bed in the morning and that can actually pay my NYC expenses. So, I am doing a case-study to test if my ideas are any good or not.
If you have time, please carefully reading through the short description I have created. After, I'd like your honest opinion on the ideas. How can I make them better? What am I missing? Would you or people you know be likely to contract my services? You get the point.
I need to start really going more boldly in the direction of my dreams. Here's a step forward.
Thank you for reading. I look forward to hearing what you think. Best, Shelah Rhoulhac www.ShelahMarie.com
Here's what they said:
"I think that these both sound like amazing option, and my question to you is simply this: which one do you think would be easier to market? My gut instinct says that one on one is more valuable and that a group might come eventually, but first people probably want personal attention if they are looking for a coach. And I think you would be wonderful at that. Do you know anyone who has been talking about doing some extra work on process or technique? You've also got so many followers on twitter, your website, ect, and now is the time to utilize that social media. I hope this was helpful! Let me know what you decide, or if you want me to elaborate""I think you can do a combination of the two, on sessions twice a week you can do individual lessons and once a week you can host the group lesson. that way your target the wallets of both parents and organizations. i think you need to let a list or references together as well as a lesson plan and some clips of your past work to use as a selling tool for your potential clients""YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS! I've been super-pumped at how serious you're taking this."
For Goal #3:
I began application to The 2011 Session at the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University and EMERGENYC: Hemispheric New York Emerging Performers Program. I took specific action for applying by laying out all necessary application materials and creating a timeline for first and second revisions of each piece of the application. Then, I went into the calendar in my rad phone and set reminders for when each item would be due. I also created dates for meetings with my adviser to review materials. Then, I set reminders for one week before the deadline and another for the final deadlines. Hey, I'm always on my phone so I figure this would be a good way to keep track of everything.
I will update in one week from today and let you know what has happened since then. Until next time...