Giving Away a MacBook Pro

Hey,

Cristian here.

If you somehow missed it, I’m hosting a giveaway.

There are multiple ways to enter.

It’s international. If you live somewhere on planet Earth, I reckon I can send the prize to you.

If you want to take part in the giveaway, click here.

Thank you so much for your continued support!

Cristian

The Future of Learning is e-Learning

A lot of people ask me about how to best monetize their blogs.

Do they place ads? Do they try to sell them to their readers directly? Do they sell merchandise?

Well, the truth is this…

You can only monetize the knowledge and experience you have accumulated. Either by creating a digital product, such as an eBook, or by creating an online course.

That’s the future…

And if 2020 taught us anything at all, it’s this: there’s so much more we can do with the technology that is readily available to us.

So, if you’re interested in maybe creating and selling an online course, there’s this super cool (and FREE) virtual event taking place on January 25th.

Plenty of high-profile speakers, including blogging guru Neil Patel.

Amplify 2021 is a free-to-attend virtual summit designed to help you create, launch, and scale your first – or next – online course. Join 15+ top course creation experts for actionable sessions that will empower you to turn your unique expertise into an online course business your community will go wild for.

Amplify 2021 will give you the tools and know-how to:

  • Create an online course fast, without trading in your valuable time and resources.
  • Launch and sell a branded online course that compliments your online business strategy.
  • Earn revenue from an online course, and understand how to scale your course along with your business.

So, if you’re interested in creating a course (or are already selling online courses), this virtual event is worth the time.

Oh, and yeah, it’s free.

Click here to register.

Alexis Ohanian vs. Ion Tiriac: The Sleep of Reason

Some two hundred years ago Spanish artist Francisco Goya portrayed what he called, “El sueño de la razón produce monstruos.”

The sleep of reason produces monsters.

Or, to quote Archibald MacLeish, “The only thing about a man that is a man . . . is his mind. Everything else you can find in a pig or a horse.”

It is our ability to reason, to think deeply about a topic or idea or notion that truly matters.

Now, there’s a bit of a scandal (that’s an overstatement) in the tennis world because a former professional tennis player (and tournament owner), Ion Tiriac, made a statement that Serena Williams should retire because of her age and weight.

Her husband, internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, decided to stand up for his wife:

If that was his one and only comment, it would have been a proper response to what he perceived to be an insult towards his wife.

But he went on:

I believe this is a teachable moment, and I will try to explain why, because when reason falls asleep, we tend to say dumb stuff that might make us look ridiculous to those who still have higher brain function.

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The “Sponsors” Page is Live

Hey,

Happy New Year!

A quick heads-up that the Sponsors page is live. You can find it here.

If you became a sponsor during December and haven’t sent me the link to your blog, or you don’t see yourself on the list, do send me an email to contact[at]cristianmihai[dot]net.

Also, if you want to be on the list of sponsors, you can contribute $50 (or more) via PayPal here.

Cheers,

Cristian

Stoic Wisdom to Help You Handle the Possibility of Disaster

Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash

“The man who has anticipated the coming of troubles takes away their power when they arrive.” — Seneca

The oldest tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon, has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877. Just above the players’ entrance to the Centre Court, the tournament’s main arena, inscribed are two lines from Rudyard Kipling’s “If:”

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same

There are a lot of things that don’t work in our current society. Our obsession with instant gratification, our desire to fix ourselves by all sorts of means…

But there’s one aspect that is often promoted as a magical solution to all our problems, when in fact is a double-edged sword.

Visualization.

Believe you can, think about it, over and over again, and you’re halfway there. 

Visualizing triumph is easy.

But what about disaster?

What about visualizing the worst-case scenario? When everything that can go wrong does go wrong?

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