"So Anne-Marie when is that book on quality coaching coming out?" is the question I dread. The time has come to do something about it.
For many years I've talked about writing a book on quality coaching/quality engineering. True fact, I've written 1/3 of this book 3 times, and I still have yet to publish!
What that tells me is I'm using the wrong model to write the book. A book feels like a monumental task. It's months of effort with little feedback. It encourages perfection, when "good enough" would be better. I've even held off writing some of my content in my blog, wanting to save it for "the book".
I realise now that writing "a book" is not going to work for me. Instead I need to publish as I create. Be content with good enough.
A new approach
To break this inertia, I'm introducing a new approach where content will be posted on my blog. It's a 3 tier model where book related content will be available under a paid model. Here's how it works.
Free: all existing content remains free and accessible to anyone who visits my blog. You will also get to read any new blog posts on content other than book stuff.
Members: Members is a free subscription model. Members will be informed of any new posts created and have access to partial content plus all previous content. You get most of the goodness but certain 'how to' content is restricted.
Premium Members: For $1/month, premium members will have access to full content both old and new. And you will be notified of content. For example, posts instructions on how to conduct workshops and quality related activities which members wont have access to.
Why a paid Model?
I'm introducing a paid membership plan because I place value on this work. It's knowledge and skill that has come for years of working in the industry. I'm proud of my work, and I feel it contributes to the industry as a whole. In the past I've relied on my enjoyment in writing a post, post analytics and shares on social media to get validation of the value. Instead now, I want to use paid membership.
I get not everyone agrees with this approach and won't sign up. I'm ok with that and I respect that decision.
And whatever, its an experiment, so lets enjoy the experience!
My commitment to paid members
For premium members, my commitment is 12 posts in a year. I plan to post on average once a month, however writing is tough, and sometimes it's incredibly easy. Some months I may miss a post. Some months you may get two or 3 posts. I'll try and be as consistent as possible.
There's no refunds for unhappy customers, but if you are dissatisfied with the content, reach out and let me know what you'd like to see. For the truly dissatisfied all you need to do is cancel your membership at any time.