Don't Be A Course Hoarder

How many courses do you need to take before you get the information that you’re looking for? If you are guilty of buying course after course, I want to take a minute to challenge the way you think and operate. How many courses have you bought that you have literally never done anything with? 

Sure it seemed like a good idea at the time, and it wasn’t necessarily an expensive investment. I’m sure you bought those courses with the best intentions. But there they sit in your inbox and you’ve yet to take any action with them. Don’t be a course hoarder.

 

Hi! My name is Michelle, and I’m a course hoarder.

I am one of these people that tends to buy into a lot of courses. And I’m here to tell you it’s a double-edged sword. A lot of times I’m buying into a small level course, just because I want to see what other people are putting out there. But it’s not because I’m trying to steal their content. 

I’m always in this place of changing, adapting, evolving, and understanding what’s working and what’s not working. Truly, I love to see different ideas so I can pass them on to my clients. So I would consider myself a bit of a coarse hoarder. But now I’m at this point now where I don’t want to buy any more courses. 

 

There’s always a new course out there. 

But let me challenge your perspective. Do you have the time to participate in this course? If it’s a DIY course, are you going to watch the videos? Do you actually need another course? Or could you do a power hour with somebody and get a better outcome? 

I think like most people, I want speed. People pay for speed. If you listened to my episode about changing and adapting to the market, this is a huge thing right now. Sure, courses are great for certain audiences. They’re great for that self-study audience. But there’s a huge audience of people that don’t want to take the time to try to watch a million videos and put the time into it. 

They don’t want to log into these portals and try to figure out the technology behind them. All they want is to just meet with somebody that will tell them what to do, how to do it, and move on. I want you to really think about this the next time your inbox starts filling up with emails about some hot, new course. 

 

Why are you truly interested in this course? 

Is it because it’s somebody else in your industry and you want to learn from them? There is nothing wrong with that. Some of my best ideas have come from being able to adapt what somebody else has done in a way that works for me, or in a way that works for my clients. 

 

Let’s just be honest…nothing any of us do is new. 

Somebody else has already done something at some point. We all continue to adapt to it. Somebody took VIP days and turn them into a VIP week. It’s not stealing. This is how we grow and learn new things. We learn from others. So if you’re buying a course just simply because you’re just curious about how they’re doing things, that’s fine. But are you going to watch it? Are you going to participate? 

 

Can you actually commit to yet another course? 

Are you going to do the work? I did a podcast episode a couple of weeks ago about doing half the work. This is a prime example. Buying the course is great, but you actually have to commit to it. Do you have the time, energy, and space to actually commit to the course? Furthermore, what are you planning to do with it? Is it something you plan on implementing? Being a perpetual learner is such a double-edged sword. It’s great to be able to expand your knowledge, but at some point, you have to take action. 

 

Don’t be a course hoarder. 

Think about it before you just start buying courses. Is this where your money is best spent? At the moment, courses seem less expensive to buy. But you have to value your time and your commitment. How many courses do you need to take before you get the information that you’re looking for? When it comes to courses, if you are a DIY learner, they’re great. If you’re not, they’re not necessarily the best use of your money. So really think about that. 

You also have to consider that every person who creates a course is going to have a different take on it. So it can actually be extremely confusing. The strategy I give might be completely different than somebody else. And now you’re trying to piece them together, and they kind of like combat each other. So it’s not always the best thing to do. 

 

I want to look at the courses you already have.

Look at what you’re spending and what you bought recently. Do you still use them? Did you buy a course that you’ve never logged into? If so, I want you to go log into it! Schedule some time into your calendar. Before you impulsively buy that next low entry point offer, ask yourself if you truly NEED it. If it’s not the solution that you have been looking for, then I’m here to tell you to stop being a course hoarder.

 

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