I've written this post on the weekend, dear reader, because it might not be for everyone. Please accept my apologies if it's not for you.
If you're still with me, then great.
Because today I want to tell you a bit about what I've been up to in recent weeks (alongside all the things you know and - hopefully - love, here on the blog).
You see, I didn't just casually ask the question recently about whether you were interested in learning how to start your own online business. I had in mind that I wanted to work with a few of you who actually want to make this a reality for yourself. (I'm guessing you knew that already, right?!)
And I've been giving a lot of thought to how I'm going to do this. To say I'm excited is an understatement.
I'm excited because I know what people who have never done anything like this before have achieved with a bit of help, and their own ideas.
I'm excited because I know that those who work with me through this will help to create a bigger community of trusted online sites, devoted to betting on horses.
But most of all, I'm excited because I know that this presents a completely genuine opportunity for some (perhaps you?) to do something they've (you've?) always dreamed of, and create their (your?) own freedom.
Over the coming weeks, pretty much straight after Cheltenham (and the accompanying hangover) has subsided, I'm going to share with you some background and basics, that I hope will motivate you to follow along yourself.
Even if what I ultimately have to offer is either not of interest to you, or - frankly - too expensive, I'm intent on providing enough quality content to get you started without shelling out a bean to me. (You'd need to pay for a domain name and a hosting account - less than twenty quid all done, and I'll show you who I use).
Before we get to what's coming, let me be clear on a couple of things, so that we're all on the same page from the 'get go':
- This WILL be expensive. Potentially life changing information, mentoring and support requires your commitment as well as mine.
- I will not accept anybody onto this extremely limited programme without completing an application questionnaire.
- I reserve the right to refuse your application without giving a reason. That said, if you apply but are unsuccessful, it is highly likely that I will spend some time explaining to you why you didn't get in.
I hope that doesn't sound too onerous or, worse still, 'precious'. It's not meant to.
Rather, I want to form an understanding with you from the very start that this is a programme geared to your future success and, as such, you need to know whether you're prepared to take it sufficiently seriously in order to achieve what you're capable of (whatever that might be - of course, at this stage I don't have any window on your world).
In return for your commitment, I will offer you quite simply the best 'hand-held' opportunity available to build your own online business.
[Note: your business will probably be related to horse racing, but it doesn't need to be. The vast majority of my training and support is generic and applies equally to any online business. Indeed, I advise a number of online entrepreneurs whose business has nothing to do with racing.]
I hope that something somewhere in the above has lit a small fire in your mind's eye. I'll let you know more about this in the week following the might Cheltenham Festival (week commencing 22nd March).
For now though, I'd love for you to indulge yourself a little, thinking about how life might be different if you had the freedom that comes with your own online business. Where would you be? With whom? Doing what?
I spent two months at the end of last year cruising around California, trekking down the Pacific Coast Highway, watching dolphins swim by, swooning at the natural awesome-ness of Yosemite, and generally bumming about in San Diego. That's what freedom meant to me. What about you?
More in a couple of weeks or so. In the meantime, have a GREAT weekend.