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#502: Personality Types Of A Digital Course Student + 5 Ways To Get To The Finish Line

September 29, 2022

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Knowing your personality type can help you confidently move through a digital course

Have you ever purchased a digital course, and later felt guilty for one of these reasons?

  1. It took you longer than expected to complete the course
  2. You had great momentum in the beginning, but then gave up halfway through
  3. You never even started the course
  4. You bought it and then forgot that you had it

If you answered “yes”, then read on, sweet friend, because I’m here to tell you that you should NOT feel guilty about any of those things – and here’s why:

Number one: there is no right or wrong way to take a digital course. In fact, over the past 13 years in this industry, I’ve observed five personality types that move through digital courses in very different ways.

Some of these personality types complete a course rather quickly, while others can take years. The point is, they all get through it and take action with their newfound knowledge.

Number two: Just because you purchased a course and didn’t finish it (or heck, maybe you didn’t even start it), does not mean that you shouldn’t consider taking another one.

Believe me, I know what it’s like to feel as if you’ve wasted money on something. But I also know what it’s like to have a digital course completely change your life, and everything about your business.

That’s why I encourage you to stop feeling guilty about the past, and give digital courses another chance – because with the right action plan, you can get through it. If you do, chances are it’ll open up a whole new realm of possibilities in your business.

In this episode, you’ll hear from some of my Digital Course Academy students who share what personality type they are, what it was like going through the course the way they did, and what they found along the way. 

And for those of you who are caught in an endless shame spiral — don’t fret, because you’ll take away five strategies to ensure that you successfully work through your next digital course in a way that works with your life. 

So if you’re ready to let go of your guilt and rock your next digital course, then pop in your earbuds and tune in!

Here’s a glance at this episode…

  • [08:42] “The A+ Student” works through the program week-by-week with the group. They engage and go through the modules as they drop. 
  • [10:25] Nicki enrolled in DCA in 2021, to launch her course SEO Made Easy. She did everything to get the most out of the experience. She also scored two hot seats with Amy. Completing as an A+ student was intense. She stayed present to get the most out of the program.
  • [13:11] Krystal Proffitt teaches content strategy and connecting dots between platforms. She went through DCA in 2019 and goes back through it every year. She wanted to show up in a way where she was all in. 
  • [16:30] “The Slow and Steady Student” works through the modules at their own pace. They keep going, but just a little slower than the group. 
  • [17:30] Tracy Beavers’ course created is called Business Visibility Made Easy & Without Paid Ads. She followed the podcast and was a member of List Builders Society. She was juggling a lot when she joined DCA. There's only so much time in the day, and she let go of perfection. She went at her own pace, and her new course launch was a great success. 
  • [22:12] Lindsay J. Williams teaches courses for wedding professionals. In 2020, she decided to pivot and look into digital courses. Two years later she has two courses, a membership program, and a podcast. 
  • [27:17] “The Binger” is the student who waits for all of the modules to drop and then they binge them all at once and can work through them quickly. 
  • [29:13] Amy Shroyer's content is whole health for the home. She jumped in because she knew all of the strategies and techniques she needed would be in one place.
  • [31:33] Lydia from Banish Business Clutter helps entrepreneurs organize their digital systems. She was in the middle of her third launch when DCA started. After two months, she was able to dive into DCA and binged everything in about two weeks. 
  • [34:03] “The Planner” knows they won't be able to commit to the digital course right away. They know they need to take the leap and enroll now. 
  • [36:35] C. Lee Cawley is a professional organizer who teaches a course called The Paper Cleanse. She knew she couldn't dive into DCA when she purchased it, but she also didn't want to wait. She didn't want to lose momentum to scale her business. 
  • [39:40] Josie Lewis is an artist who also teaches artists how to make and sell art. She purchased DCA at the start of her busiest season of the year. She didn't have time to participate in groups.
  • [41:35] “The Wild Card” might be a mix of all of the previously mentioned personality types. Everyday looks different. They show up when they can and how they can. 
  • [43:15] Dustin Bakkie helps design powerful online learning experiences. He's a dad and was able to navigate the course in many different ways. He had many external demands, and needed to work through the material in a dynamic way. 
  • [44:55] Dr. Folake Taylor teaches women with MS how to have a better quality of life based on holistic modalities. She is working on an online course called MS Mastery. After doing the four week bootcamp, she knew she had to invest in DCA. 
  • [53:33] If you don't finish a course, but you did get an amazing gem out of it, it's a gain whether you finish the course or not.
  • [55:15] Here’s how to make sure you never waste money on a course again. 1. Set a start and finish goal. 2. Choose your personality type and own it. 3. Stay accountable. 4. Get hyper organized. 5. Stop shaming yourself.

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