(Note #1: I HIGHLY recommend that you carefully read ALL of this.)
(Note #2: This post isn’t a “public post” and I really don’t want the rest of the internet to see this. So I’d be super grateful and relieved if you didn’t share this post on twitter or your blog.) Thanks!
Hi, this is Lee and I’m hoping you have time today for a heart-to-heart conversation. I think it’s time. In fact, it might be overdue.
I’m talking about a GOOD heart-to-heart (NOT the kind of heart-to-heart people have before they breakup or something… this is the opposite of that kind of conversation).
Something Great Has Been Brewing (But Brewing Nonetheless)
I’ve using the MacGyver Secret for over 30 years (before anyone I knew was talking about “problem solving strategies”)
And even though I’ve been asked time and time again (I’m asked more each year) to develop a formal MacGyver Secret problem solving training course, I haven’t yet.
I’ve been hesitant for a long time.
Back in the day, I thought I didn’t have time, or that I was too busy writing, or even that no one would believe how simple yet powerful this technique could be.
Until, I finally just asked you if you’d be interested in mastering your problem solving skills.
And (to my amazement) between email, blog comments, etc. I’ve received BOAT LOADS of responses from people in my own city and as far away as Guam, Australia, and New Zealand!
Every time I’ve written a blog post about the problem-solving training (that we’re building TOGETHER), I’ve received over 50 (and sometimes almost 100) comments/emails/messages.
I thought that I must be dreaming. Because I just didn’t expect a response like this.
But what surprised me the most was how much your responses have touched me on a personal level.
I just didn’t anticipate that all this would have such a deep and profound impact on me emotionally.
Your surge of support was overwhelmingly humbling, encouraging, exciting and inspiring.
And, for the first time in a very long time, I got REALLY pumped about offering something new.
But, in the midst of the emotions WE WERE ALL feeling about this, I never felt intimidated.
Back when the hundreds upon hundreds of responses started coming in, I never felt intimidated. But then I realized what was happening here…
How I Came To Feel Intimidated
A few weeks ago I asked everyone interested in mastering their problem solving skills to fill out a survey.
Again, you sent in TONS of detailed, lengthy, thoughtful, amazing responses.
And it was looking at these survey responses that made me a bit intimidated. Because all of your words made me realize the immensity of what we’re about to do. And that nothing quite like this really exists out there.
There is no rulebook, etc.
In your survey responses, you told me what you wanted in a problem solving training.
You said you wanted a simple way to make this part of your everyday life. You wanted it to help rapidly breakthrough problems that have you stuck. You wanted to use it to make more money, to solve problems at home and at work, to feel confident and clear using it, and so many more great and helpful things.
AND I HEAR YOU. And want you to have all these things too.
But it hit me that this isn’t going to be a little side project (although it will be really fun). With the tons of responses I’ve been getting, I realized this is going to be so much bigger than I had originally imagined.
I got that, if this is going to REALLY work, that if this is going to be more than a fun and exciting project . . .
. . . that I’m going to need to cancel some plans, re-organize my schedule, and otherwise put my life on pause for a few months.
It also hit me that my reputation will be on the line in a much bigger way than it has before. Because, instead just being behind the scenes with my name on the credits, I’d be putting myself out there– front and center. And that I was going to need some serious help from technical and creative people to make sure this was done right, like editors and web designers and project managers and more.
It also hit me that, to create such a curriculum from scratch with all that help, wouldn’t be cheap to produce: Not if it was going to be done right.
This will be an undertaking for both of us, because we’re not just talking about a 6 session class, followed by some Q & A sessions. We’re talking about a comprehensive all-inclusive training program.
What It All Comes Down To . . .
I am 100% committed when it comes to this work.
It’s very important to me that people who use the MacGyver Secret get results and that the problem solvers in this Master Class get the very best training possible (and that they learn to use the MacGyver Secret seamlessly in their lives so they can have the biggest impact on the world and their communities).
If I create a problem solving training program, I just cannot go halfway with this. It’s either I’m “all in or not at all”.
I want this program to be the first and the highest quality training program out there.
Hands down. After all, it’s got the MacGyver name on it, not just mine.
Here’s The Part Where We Have A Heart-to-Heart
Learning how to use the MacGyver Secret seamlessly will be a learning process for you (you will be in the VERY FIRST to experience this MASTER CLASS).
But this training program will be a learning process for me as well.
I will need to hone in on what is MOST useful to you and how I can best help and mentor you (so that you feel equipped to solve ANY problem you confront, and handle ANY situation that comes your way).
The Very First Master Class (Exciting)
When the training program’s doors OFFICIALLY open, I want us to have all the kinks worked out.
I want to ensure that our online curriculum has been carefully crafted from the ground up to meet your needs, that our online learning environment works without a hitch (and that our online problem solving forums are already populated with good content and case studies), that the conference call service we use for question and answer sessions and supervisory calls meets any needs that might crop up. And on and on and on.
When the MacGyver Secret Master Class program officially opens, I want to make sure that everything works as well as possible.
How You Can Benefit From This
I am considering offering an initial limited group of 15 people access to the MacGyver Secret Master Class program for 50% off the eventual price. These 15 serious problem-solvers (the “first 15”) will have the chance to fully engage with this powerful method on a whole new level.
Here’s The Trade-off . . .
As members of the first Master Class (or the “First 15”), I’ll want extra feedback and participation from you. I want you to give me lots of input on the content and how it is delivered (live vs. recorded for example), what content you would like me to spend more or less time on, and let me know as soon as possible if there is an online technological problem (and then try and be patient with me as I work to get it fixed quickly).
As part of the “First 15,” I’ll want your thoughts on our online learning environment, I’ll want you to heavily use the online peer-support forums and fill them with your experiences, I’ll want you to fill out 2 to 3 additional surveys, and serve as a kind of “focus group” to help this program be the very best it can be.
And In Exchange For This, You’ll Get 50% Off The Final Price
Oh yeah, you will also get special “First 15” status which will come with its own perks, like discounts on future products and seminars I want to develop– like for people who might want to become certified Trainers of the MacGyver Secret.
And if you’re serious about being a world-class problem solver, and haven’t fully mastered the basics of the MacGyver Secret, we’ll get that handled first. And I will offer you one individual phone consultation with me for free so we can get YOU fully caught up on the basics before we go further!
Are You POTENTIALLY Interested In Becoming One Of The First 15?
At this point, I’m not looking for commitments (after all I haven’t even told you what the price will be nor have I decided it myself) . . .
. . . but if you’re *potentially* interested in becoming a First 15 member of The MacGyver Secret Master Class, then click this link to email me. Let me know (1) that you’re interested, and (2) how much you think the program should cost when we officially open the doors (remember, you get 50% off of this eventual price).
If I decide to proceed with this First 15 program, then I’ll be sending you details in the next few days.
Stay tuned and thanks again!,
Lee (The MacGyver Secret)