Stop me if this sounds familiar.

by Pace on February 28, 2012

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You avoid writing. You resist writing. You procrastinate writing. And then you write. You struggle to get the words out, hoping, hoping that others will read, others will understand, others will care. Your finger hovers over the publish button and pauses there, a one-inch gap between your safe, private space and the big wide world, full of critics and trolls and worst of all, tumbleweeds.

Your courage slowly seeps from your heart to your finger, pumped like radioactive molasses through your veins.

You publish.

You wait.

You wait some more.

And the dreaded tumbleweeds blow uncaring across the highway of your dreams. The few who read your words are moved, but it’s a slippery movement that slides in and slides back out. They dance a pleasant do-si-do with your words and then change partners, instead of being twirled and dipped in the passionate embrace of the tango.

Your handful of readers are moved enough to say, “That was great!” but not enough to take action.

You compare yourself to other writers, to other entrepreneurs. You wonder, “What have they got that I haven’t got?”

I’ve wondered that same thing myself. And I’ve spent the past four years asking world-changing writers and entrepreneurs for the answer. I figured out what they’ve got. With some learning and practicing, I got it – and you can too.

The 4th Annual World-Changing Writing Workshop

The 5-week World-Changing Writing Workshop will teach you what entrepreneurs need to know about writing.

We’ve hand-picked the best experts to teach you exactly what you need to know about the biggest challenges that entrepreneurs struggle with:

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Writing

  1. WORLD-CHANGING: Whether you’re writing a sales page or a book, your writing can make a real difference in people’s lives. Pace and Kyeli will teach you how to transform your writing into world-changing writing.

  2. NITTY-GRITTY: Danielle LaPorte will teach you the nitty-gritty of world-changing writing: how to get it done, get it out there, and get the money flowing in.

  3. AUDIENCE: You need to get your message to the right people. Sonia Simone will teach you how to find and connect with your right audience.

  4. COPYWRITING: You want your audience to take action – to buy, to opt-in, or to share your message. Jonathan Fields will teach you how to write persuasive copy.

  5. WRITE: You need to get your message out of your heart and into the world… and to do that, you’ll need to actually write. Barbara Sher will teach you how to sneak around your resistance so you can get your writing done.

If you’re an entrepreneur who needs to learn these five things, the World-Changing Writing Workshop will teach you the skills you need to know.


“I thought it was amazing. Truly. The quality was directly related to the superstar speakers you got. They were wonderful.”

-Megan Matthieson, idanceiwrite.com


Here’s more about each speaker and what you’ll learn from them…



Do you wonder how your writing can really change the world?

Do you wish your readers would care about your writing enough to share it and be moved by it?

Do you want to know how world-changing writing can benefit your business?

Introducing Pace & Kyeli!

We’re not only the hosts, we’ve also got some very important things to teach you! But first, allow us to introduce ourselves.

We help people live wild crazy meaningful lives. We are the co-authors of The Usual Error: Why We Don’t Understand Each Other And 34 Ways To Make It Better, 52 Weeks to Awesome, and the Connection Manifesto. We’re the co-hosts of the Wild Crazy Meaningful Life podcast and the past three years of World-Changing Writing Workshops. These works, in different ways, have helped thousands of writers, dreamers, and entrepreneurs change the world.

We’ll teach you how to change the world with your writing: instead of your readers remarking, “Oh yeah, that was great” and then moving on, they’ll be saying “Your writing really made a difference to me.” And even years later, they’ll be recommending your writing to others, creating a ripple effect that will change the world.

In Session #1, we’ll teach you how to transform your writing into world-changing writing.



Are you taking for granted the things you may have to share in your writing, because you don’t realize how helpful they are to your potential clients and customers?

Do you feel frustrated trying to develop your own voice? Do you often end up writing in a professional/business voice or emulating someone else’s voice instead?

Are you hungry to learn how to channel the writing you love into something that could support you?

Introducing Danielle LaPorte!

Danielle LaPorte is a writer, entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, marketer, and world-changer.

She’s the creator of The Desire Map, author of The Fire Starter Sessions, co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan, and soon-to-be publisher of DANIELLE Magazine, launching in early 2014. An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec, and business strategist, she writes weekly at DanielleLaPorte.com, which was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes.

She exudes passion and authenticity from every pore. Her goal is to liberate truth, raw reality, and grace. She believes that the desire to be real is everyone’s divine imperative.

She’ll teach you the pros and cons of self-publishing, mainstream publishing, and building a blog into a business. She’ll give you concrete action steps to choose a topic, find your voice, and get the money flowing in.

In Session #2, Danielle will get real with the nitty-gritty of world-changing writing: how to get your writing done, get it out there, and get your shit out there.



Do you feel like no one’s listening?

Do you have trouble pinpointing a theme or topic to write about?

Do you wish you could find the right audience – for your writing and for your business?

Introducing Sonia Simone!

Sonia Simone, co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Copyblogger, describes herself as a “marketer for people who hate marketing.” Through her hundreds of articles and her years of experience in marketing and copywriting, she has helped thousands of people find their audiences and connect with them effectively.

Sonia, who is both a writer and a marketer, will teach you how to identify your ideal readers, how to find them, and how to connect with them in a way that lights them up and gets them to beg you for more.

After all, your writing can’t change the world if no one’s listening.

Sonia will teach you how to find and connect with your tribe. She’ll bridge business-speak and writing-speak, and show you what you need to do to get your writing to the people who most need to read it.

In Session #3, Sonia will teach you how to find and connect with your right audience.



Are you feeling pulled in two directions, trying to write boldly and persuasively while still being authentic?

Are you frustrated with your readers’ lukewarm response to your copywriting and sales pages?

Are you scratching your head trying to figure out how to inspire people to take action?

Introducing Jonathan Fields!

About a dozen years ago, Jonathan Fields left his job as a mega-firm lawyer to rebuild his living around what he loved to do and the people he loved to be around. Since then, he’s become a husband, dad, entrepreneur, author, blogger, copywriter, marketer, speaker, and even yoga teacher.

He’s the founder of Tribal Author, a book-marketing educational venture that teaches authors and aspiring authors how to build and deploy online platforms and marketing campaigns.

He is the author of Career Renegade, one of the top 10 small business books of 2009, and Uncertainty, 800-CEO-READ’s #1 Personal Development book of 2011. Jonathan’s words have inspired a whole bunch of people to quit their jobs and make a living doing what they love. Now that’s world-changing writing!

In Session #4, Jonathan will teach you how to make people jump out of their seats and take action by integrating layers of persuasion into your writing.



Right now, you are standing at the brink of a leap of faith.

Part of you wants to take the leap, to step confidently into your power and follow your heart.

But the rest of you is afraid. Something is holding you back.

Introducing Barbara Sher!

Barbara Sher is the groundbreaking author of Wishcraft: How to Get What You Really Want, which has sold over a million copies in a dozen languages since 1979.  She’s called the “godmother of life coaching” for her moving, life-changing seminars and books, including Refuse to Choose, a life guide for scanners.  Her work has earned her the spotlight on Oprah, CNN, the TODAY show, Real Simple magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.

Barbara wrote the book on how to get what you really want. (Literally!) She knows how you can figure out what you want, how you can find what’s in the way, and how you can get around – or through – those obstacles to create the powerful, intentional life you’re on the brink of.

That’s what she will teach you. She will show you how to live a life of fullness and empowerment.

It sounds big and scary, but don’t worry: she’ll break it down into teensy little steps for you.

You need to get your message out of your heart and into the world… and to do that, you’ll need to actually write.

In Session #5, Barbara will teach you how to sneak around your resistance so you can get your writing done.


“I loved the insight and the variety of speakers. Each one truly came from a different background and had something unique to say… it was great to get a variety of opinions on world changing writing, and how I can apply those principles and ideas to my own writing goals. Being a commercial writer I’m so used to writing fulfilling one area… but this has helped bridge the gap. I look forward to making changes based on what I’ve learned.”

-Courtney Ramirez, towardbetterhealth.com


Class Dates and Times

The World-Changing Writing Workshop is conducted entirely online and via phone. You don’t need to travel or even leave the comfort of your own pajamas.

The Workshop consists of 5 teleclasses, each 90 minutes long. Each session is hosted by Pace and Kyeli, and consists of a presentation by a featured teacher followed by a Q&A period.

All classes are on Fridays from 3:00-4:30pm Pacific, 6:00-7:30pm Eastern, and a time zone converter for everyone else.

If you can’t make the scheduled class time, you can listen to the recording and/or read through a complete transcript.

Each class will be a presentation by the featured teacher followed by Q&A with Pace and Kyeli. You won’t be able to ask questions of the guest teachers directly because they won’t be live on the telecall (we’ve already recorded their Workshop presentations), but Pace and Kyeli will be available after every class to help you and answer all your questions. If you can’t be present at that time, you can listen to the recording and/or read the transcript. You can even ask questions in advance, and we’ll answer them during Q&A.

  1. 9/27, 3:00-4:30pm Pacific: Pace & Kyeli, Change the World With Your Writing
  2. 10/4, 3:00-4:30pm Pacific: Danielle LaPorte, The Nitty-Gritty of World-Changing Writing
  3. 10/11, 3:00-4:30pm Pacific: Sonia Simone, Find Your Audience
  4. 10/18, 3:00-4:30pm Pacific: Jonathan Fields, Integrating Layers of Persuasion
  5. 10/25, 3:00-4:30pm Pacific: Barbara Sher, Set Your Intention

Once you learn what all these experts have to share with you, you’ll have everything you need for your writing to make an impact and help your business.

…except for one thing. There’s still one last thing these experts have that you don’t.

Practice.

The World-Changing Writing Workbook

That’s why you’ll get The World-Changing Writing Workbook as a companion piece to the workshop. It contains an overview of the material covered in the workshop, some additional tips and tricks that aren’t covered anywhere else, and 10 writing exercises.

Each speaker has contributed 2 exercises to the workbook: a warm-up exercise for you to complete before their session, and a wrap-up exercise for after their session. Each exercise is hand-crafted by each speaker to enable you to practice the concepts they’re teaching. Finish all 10 and you’ll be well on your way to world-changing writing!

This isn’t high school; we won’t be checking attendance or giving check marks to everyone who completes their assignments on time. It’s up to you how much you put into it — and how much you’ll get out of it. That said, you’ll have the entire week between sessions to complete the previous session’s wrap-up exercise and the next session’s warm-up exercise, so it won’t be too heavy of a courseload.

The World-Changing Writing Workbook is a beautiful 50-page PDF document, with a white background so you can print it out and write all over it.

If you’d like, you can have the first six chapters of the World-Changing Writing Workbook for free, right now. We’ve broken them out into a special guide we call 5 Things All Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Writing (And the 1 Thing All Writers Need to Know About Entrepreneurship). Sign up for our eZine, The Spiritual Entrepreneur, to receive a copy in your inbox.

When you do, you’ll also get:

  • The latest news on the World-Changing Writing Workshop
  • Helpful tips and advice on writing and business
  • Weekly articles to help you bridge the practical and the profound
  • And of course, we’ll never spam you or share your information with others, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Just enter your name and email address, push the “Sign up” button, and you’re good to go!











We hope these free resources will help you make an impact with your writing!

But before you go, we’d love to help you even more than that.

When you register for the World-Changing Writing Workshop, you’ll get:

  • the 50-page World-Changing Writing Workbook including the speakers’ writing exercises
  • phone, Skype, or streaming audio access to all 5 classes
  • the ability to ask questions during the Q&A portion of each class
  • recordings of all 5 classes (edited to reduce “um”s, stuttering, and long pauses), and
  • transcripts of all 5 sessions (nicely formatted and well-indexed)

We built this course to help you, so we want to make sure that you get what will help you the most.

It can be daunting to do it alone, though.

Motivation Mondays

That’s why we’ll also have Motivation Mondays each Monday between classes.

During Motivation Mondays:

  • I’ll create sacred space and we’ll all set our intentions for what we’ll write during the upcoming hour. (10 minutes)
  • You’ll hang up and write! (60 minutes)
  • If you get stuck or have questions, call back in – I (Pace) will be available for the entire writing hour to help you. (during writing hour)
  • You’ll call back in at the end so we can all share how it went for us and celebrate our successes! (20 minutes)

During the writing hour, you can work on the week’s writing exercises from the World-Changing Writing Workbook or, if you have your own writing project you’d like to work on, you can use the time to work on that instead.

Knowing that your fellow students are writing alongside you, even though we’re all separated in space, is very powerful and a hefty motivation boost. And having the support to call in if you get stuck or blocked can make the difference between thrashing and creating.

Here are the dates and times of each Motivation Monday. Each call is 9:00-10:30am Pacific, noon-1:30pm Eastern, and a time zone converter for everyone else.

  1. 9/30, 9:00-10:30am Pacific
  2. 10/7, 9:00-10:30am Pacific
  3. 10/14, 9:00-10:30am Pacific
  4. 10/21, 9:00-10:30am Pacific

If you prefer to work self-paced, you can skip all the Motivation Mondays and still get the full World-Changing Writing Workshop experience. If you want to attend but the timing doesn’t work for you, there will be a recording – including the 60 minutes of silence – for you to book-end your writing time. It’s surprisingly effective! Even though you’re separated from your fellow students in time as well as space, you’ll be amazed at how much you get done.

Learning world-changing writing is an important investment.

How else would you learn the craft of world-changing writing? If you traveled to an in-person writing retreat taught by any one of our speakers, it would cost $2,140 plus transportation. Depending on where you live, that could cost you over $3,000 in total.

We’re confident that this Workshop — 5 classes, including Q&A, including recordings and transcripts, plus the World-Changing Writing Workbook, plus the forum — will help you just as much as that writing retreat, possibly more.

And, since we have fewer expenses than an in-person retreat, we’re able to offer this workshop to you for only $297.

OR you can join Spiritual Rollercoaster Academy for only $19/mo.


If you choose to join the Academy, the full World-Changing Writing Workshop is included with membership, along with all our other courses and much more. There’s no contract. You can easily cancel at any time, and you won’t be charged a cancellation fee.

Sorry! Registration is CLOSED. Click either of the buttons above to get on the waiting list!

What’s Spiritual Rollercoaster Academy, you ask?

Spiritual Rollercoaster Academy

The World-Changing Writing Workshop is part of Spiritual Rollercoaster Academy, our comprehensive training program for spiritual entrepreneurs. There’s a special forum at the Academy exclusively for participants in this workshop. It’ll be a great group, and we want to help you connect with each other. The forum is the perfect place to see what your cohorts are up to, form a writing group, find a partner to work through the exercises with, or get accountability for your writing practice.

I’ll be active on the forum so I can help you out, answer your questions, or point you in the right direction.

The forum is entirely optional — if you’re already overloaded with forums, the Workshop is self-contained without it.


“I was one of those folks that couldn’t be on most of the live calls during the work day so I downloaded and listened later. I thought all of the speakers were truly great and covered a range of topics that all related back to the core. I thought your questions all provoked very thoughtful answers and were many of the things I was wondering about. I just thought the whole program was well worth the money and I would definitely do it again.”

-Alison Ivy Seligson, cashflowgal.com


Bonus!

Five sessions is a perfect length for a writing workshop, but we had additional material we wanted to cover. So we’re throwing in some bonuses for you! Each bonus focuses on a specific struggle many entrepreneurs have with writing. Not all of them may be applicable to you or your situation, but we’re sure some will be a perfect fit!

Bonus #1: Tara Swiger, Marketing Your Heart-Stuff Without Feeling Slimy

Tara Swiger started out as a yarn-maker and quickly made the transition to craftybiz coach to resounding success.  Her focus on small, creative businesses led her to design the Starship Adventure course and write her first book, Market Yourself: A Marketing System for Smart and Creative Business Owners.

In Marketing Your Heart-Stuff Without Feeling Slimy, Tara explains the importance of marketing and selling the intensely personal, soul-baring creations that come out of the hearts of writers and artists. She discusses the ins and outs of marketing, and how to do it without feeling slimy.

Bonus #2: Brian Clark, How to Write Titles That Work

Without a great title, no one will read your great writing. Whether you’re writing a book, an article, or a blog post, you need a title that works.

Brian Clark of Copyblogger is an expert on titles and headlines, and in this interview, he’ll share his best advice for writing titles and headlines that work. He’ll explain the two most important aspects of any title and show you the “4-U” method for crafting effective headlines. He’ll explain how best to split a title and a subtitle, and share pointers on where you can learn more and swipe some free-to-use templates you can fill in to create your own awesome titles.

Bonus #3: Kelly Kingman, eBooks and Stickiness

Kelly Kingman of Kelly Kingman Media helps entrepreneurs make an impact through writing and visuals. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, American Way magazine, and Gourmet, among others.

One of her specialties is helping people write eBooks, so we interviewed her about how to write a successful eBook, and about what makes any type of writing “sticky” — what makes it stick in the minds of readers. We also talk about how to figure out what medium is right for you: eBook, tree book, blog, or something else entirely.

Bonus #4: A personalized WordPress website with purchase of web hosting

wordpressOur very own assistant, Heidi N. Hauck, will set up your blog on your own domain for free. She usually charges $79 – $149 for this, but she’s offering this service as a free bonus for folks who participate in the World-Changing Writing Workshop.

This offer is for folks who don’t yet have web hosting. Don’t go out and buy it yet — Heidi will walk you through the process and point you to some good deals. And once you’re set up with a lovely home for your new website and/or blog, Heidi will:

  • Install and configure WordPress software on your own domain (i.e. “put up a blog for you”)
  • Upload a free theme of your choice (which determines your blog’s “look”) and make it active so that your blog looks all cool and pretty.
  • Explain how to get into the administrative area, where you can write posts, add pages, spiff it up, etc.
  • Give you a video that shows you how to do most of that stuff — i.e., the most common blog tasks like adding photos, writing posts, making links, and so on.

How can Heidi afford to do hundreds of blog setups for free, you wonder? When you purchase hosting (which you’d need anyway), Heidi gets a referral commission from the hosting company. It doesn’t cost you anything extra – in fact, she has a coupon so it will actually cost you less! It’s a win/win.

When you register for the World-Changing Writing Workshop, you get:

 5 teleclasses taught by world-changing writers, accessible via phone, Skype, or web:
 (We’ve already recorded these, so we know they are fabulous!)

1. Pace & Kyeli, Change the World With Your Writing

2. Danielle LaPorte, The Nitty-Gritty of World-Changing Writing

3. Sonia Simone, Find Your Audience

4. Jonathan Fields, Integrating Layers of Persuasion

5. Barbara Sher, Set Your Intention

Q&A with Pace and Kyeli after each class, where you can get your burning questions answered

Audio recordings of all 5 classes, cleaned up for ease of listening

Transcripts of all 5 classes, indexed by section and theme

The 50-page World-Changing Writing Workbook, including 10 exercises (2 from each speaker)

Motivation Mondays, where you can get your writing done

Access to the World Changing Writers’ forum at Spiritual Rollercoaster Academy

Tara Swiger’s Marketing Your Heart-Stuff Without Feeling Slimy interview

Brian Clark on How to Write Titles That Work (interview & transcript)

Kelly Kingman’s eBooks and Stickiness interview

Your own personalized WordPress website
 Price
$297



“Insights I got from this workshop have led to major changes in my current world-changing project, and I’m incredibly grateful. I’ll be rereading the transcripts now and again for years. Also loved the bonus materials — some great content — and making both audio and transcripts available was a real plus.”

-Carol Thomas, toolsforchangingtheworld.com


My promise to you

If you don’t get the results you’re hoping for, you get your money back with no hassle. It’s as simple as that.

How to register now

You can register for just the World-Changing Writing Workshop for $297, or you can join Spiritual Rollercoaster Academy for only $19/mo.


OR

If you choose to join the Academy, the full World-Changing Writing Workshop is included with membership, along with all our other courses and much more. There’s no contract. You can easily cancel at any time, and you won’t be charged a cancellation fee.

Sorry! Registration is CLOSED. Click either of the buttons above to get on the waiting list!


“I got excited about the incredible quality of the presentations. I listened to every session and revved up more each time. I’m going to miss you two a lot.”

-Sharon Rose


I hope you’ll join us!

With love,
Pace Smith

P.S. Learning these five lessons has transformed not only my writing, but also my business. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to teach this work to you, and I’m confident that if you take these five lessons to heart, your writing and your business will be transformed too.