This week I'm going through all 15 issues of iCoach Magazine and revising them, getting them ready for publication in iTunes. It's been an interesting journey to mature in my role as a publisher and as an author.
That first issue... I literally woke up one day with the message to publish a digital magazine. I didn't know how the hell I was going to do it - but I took the leap. Within a month the first issue came out. It was filled will affiliate ads and I forgot completely to even put an article in myself. In fact I did that for several of the first issues... one of the things I will be changing as I revise them - removing the ads and adding my own take on the topics. I've never really been into affiliate marketing... it's not my thing. I just didn't know what I didn't know at that point. I was doing what I 'thought' a magazine should be.
I'm getting into alignment with ALL of the issues now. The benefit of creating a living document right?
People often ask me how I've gotten such amazing people to be on the covers. It's simple - I asked. Some I met at events, some I've asked people who are connected for the introduction, some I've simply emailed. The answer will always be no if you don't ask however and I had nothing to lose. In fact I ASSUMED the answer would be no... I believe that releasing my expectations of an answer has been my greatest gift in the process.
I've been reading through my past articles as well, and have really seen how I have progressed in who I am and how I show up in the world. I have grown past the formulaic way of writing, allowing my soul to create the words and direction. I've stepped up my internal game with leaps and bounds.
Our next steps?
Continue diving deeper and deeper with my wonderful new collaborators.
Continuing to find amazing cover coaches who love to play with us.
Publish on iTunes this month, a long time dream
And at the end of this year... Amir, Karen & Marilyn and I will be publishing a book together, taking our articles, elaborating, refining and going as far as our hearts will take us.
So what would you like to see in the magazine going forward? How can we support you? What topic would you love to be immersed in? What's next....?