Change your mindset and your business in just 15 minutes a day
We live in an age of information.
Books, podcasts, e-courses, webinars… if there’s something you need to know to run your creative business, the chances are you’ve probably already looked into it, in depth. We know what we need to be doing.
Where we fall down is the action. We’re busy, and we’re tired. Pinterest, Instagram, Mailing Lists, Blogging, PR… there are just too many plates to keep spinning, and too many good reasons to procrastinate, get distracted, or just plain old give up.
Despite how it might feel sometimes, you’re not the problem here. And you’re definitely not alone.
In fact, I think ‘to do’ list overwhelm is the most common problem I see amongst clients, students and business friends.
This program is designed with action in mind. No long videos or reading assignments to fit in – just 15 minutes, wherever you can squeeze it into your day. We’ll draw on the key elements that are essential for focus – novelty, challenge, passion, a deadline with a ticking clock – to push past resistance and get straight into leaps of action, on the daily. Get in, do your task, and then get out – no scrolling, no distractions, no wasted time.
You started your business to do your work, not to become a full time email-answerer and social media manager. Sure, we know we need a Pinterest strategy, should be building consistency, could be making more sales via Reddit and Facebook and reaching out to PRs. But who has the time? And honestly, who even knows where to start?
I’ve got you ❤️
Over the next three months in 15 Minute Magic we’ll be covering everything you need – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, email marketing, press coverage, blogging and more – plus the essential work of goal setting, planning, and tackling the roadblocks of resistance, procrastination and self-doubt along the way.
15 Minute Magic is based on how I really work, and how I’ve built my multi-six figure business alongside juggling a young child, a chronic health condition, untreated ADHD and an NHS day job for the first couple of years. When your time is scarce it’s essential that you invest it wisely. Every 15 Minute Magic activity is based on real-world experience in both my own business, and those of my clients. They’re the small steps that reap big rewards.
A 15 minute activity prompt from me every week day setting out some intentional action to take for your business. It might be a task, a worksheet, an audio download, a video message. Some will repeat on a regular basis, some will be one-time-only activities. All of them will push you forward with regular, intentional steps so that you’re growing your business and your mindset with every single day.
The postcards A beautiful hand-drawn postcard through your letterbox once a month to remind you of your goals and give you a gentle nudge. Stick it on your wall or in the front of your planner to help stay on track.
The community A thriving, non-Facebook community where you can connect with likeminded creatives, chat, share dilemmas and work together. Join in for discussions, live weekly co-working sessions and to celebrate your daily wins.
& the rest Workbooks, printables, virtual Co-Working sessions, Q&As and live monthly coaching calls, plus whatever else I can think of along the way! I’m on hand to make the whole experience as magical and effective as humanly possible!
What the members say:
“The daily prompts have acted as springboards for me to tackle other and related things that I’ve put off for months (sometimes years!). It feels like such a relief to have this daily guiding hand as I get things going. What a truly magical thing! This has been the best investment of my life <3 ” – Molly, Photographer
“This genuinely is magic. Not only have I done the daily tasks, but I’ve gone on the last two days to do lots things I’d normally put off – not thinking “oh I’d better just do these – SIGH” but actually doing them almost without thinking. Parcels have been posted, emails replied to… this is wonderful but I have no idea what’s going on with my brain! Thank you Sara ❤️” – Rachael, Author
“I’m finding that working on these specific small tasks sets off such a positive chain reaction in me. After working on the 15 minute magic task, I then feel so much more motivated to dive into other aspects as well. In these past few days alone I’ve written a chapter of a story and a newsletter, as well as come up with ideas for other things. Magic indeed!” – Giulia, Writer
“I am so darn happy I signed up for this course! Today’s prompt has literally been on my to-do list for MONTHS and now it doesn’t seem as scary and insurmountable somehow. So I’m just going to do it. That is magic! ✨” – Lindsay, Podcaster
“I come home pretty exhausted after day job, but after those 15 minutes of magic I feel refreshed and full of energy and fully motivated. Magic indeed!” – Marjan, Small Business Owner
“I have gotten so many things done that I would never have attempted because I thought they would take ‘so much time’ but they haven’t and they are taking my business to the next level. This course truly is magic!” – Lauren, Content Creator
“15 Minute Magic has been bloody amazing for my brain and productivity. WHAT IS THIS WIZARDRY SARA??!! Thank you for the magic!” – Carly, Blogger
“I am truly amazed how much this community and 15 minute magic has helped me. It has such a positive impact in my personal and professional life. Thanks Sara for keeping us motivated to finish any task without fear of failure! “ – Tanya, Maker & Seller
The full 3 month membership to 15 Minute Magic is £245 (+VAT, where applicable), with the choice to pay up front or spread that cost across two or three monthly payments.
You can join in from anywhere in the world – we send postcards to every continent! 💌
Choose your preferred payment plan:
Please note that our checkout applies the total VAT to the first payment instalment
When does the program start and finish? This first group will begin receiving prompts on Wednesday 1st April, 2020, and will run until the end of June 2020. Enrolment begins in March to get everybody on board and ready to go from day 1.
What if I fall behind? Let’s be real here: you probably will! Building consistency isn’t about being perfect – it’s about falling off the horse, and then climbing right back on again. The program is built with this in mind. We make plans with slip ups in mind. We look at the reasons we quit, or don’t get back on the wagon sometimes. And most importantly, the prompts are planned so you can always jump back in wherever we’re up to – no need to catch up, you’re not behind.
Are payment plans available? Yes! Follow the purchase link to view the two and three month payment plan options. Please note this is not a monthly subscription service. By purchasing, you are committing to the whole three months, and the instalments are simply to help spread the cost.
What if I don’t work every day? If you only want to follow the prompts on certain days of the week, that’s perfectly fine.You won’t fall behind – prompts are scheduled so that everyone can access them regardless of how many days they are joining in. There are no prompts or tasks to conduct at weekends, because weekends are an important time for rest.
Is this suitable for bloggers and influencers? If your blog is your business (or you’d like it to be), then yes! Although I didn’t write this program initially with bloggers in mind, all of the prompts are equally applicable to people creating content professionally, like any other service based business. My business started out in influencer work, and I still accept occasional commissions, so all of the activities and tasks are things I know first hand are useful and beneficial to your work.
Is this suitable for new businesses? Yes! You’ll need to know what your business is about, and have accounts on a range of social media platforms, as well as a website and mailing list provider. You’ll be sent a workbook prior to the prompts beginning that will guide you through this if any of these steps are new to you.
I don’t want to use Facebook/Instagram/Twitter. Can I still take part? I understand some people have personal reasons for preferring to avoid certain platforms. When prompts are platform specific, you may need to substitute your preferred network in place of the one suggested. There’s also a list of back up prompts, which you can access at any time if a day’s activity just doesn’t work for your business or style.
How does this compare with The Insta Retreat, in terms of Instagram knowledge? It’s very different. This is not a conventional course, where I’m teaching my knowledge, and you’re expected to learn. Instead, it’s an experiential business mentoring program: the learning is in the doing. Many prompts will be for tasks that you could easily have thought up for yourself! The difference is that you don’t have to. They’re regularly scheduled at appropriate times, sent directly to you and you’re then held accountable to complete them and reflect on the results. That said, there absolutely are Instagram prompts included that draw on my extensive knowledge and experience helping people develop on the platform. Instead of teaching you about the how and why, we’re just getting right down to the implementation, and learning the rest as we go along.
What is your refund policy? Because we’re only selling a limited number of places, once you purchase your membership we’re unable to resell it or offer returns. You may be able to defer your enrolment to a future program, or transfer it to another individual, so please get in touch. Your statutory rights are not affected.
Why do I have to pay VAT on top of the price? This is dependent on where you’re located – if you live in the UK or EU, VAT will automatically be added to your total when you check out via Teachable. This is due to EU rules about digital products – please see here for more information. It sucks, I know!
Do you offer free places or scholarships? Yes! Scholarship places are available by submission. To get the form just drop us an email!
I have accessibility requirements. Is this program suitable? This class requires reading of on-screen text and instructions, plus use of a range of smartphone apps. Some prompts may be in video or audio format. If you’d like to discuss your accessibility requirements, I’m always happy to talk confidentially in whatever form is best for you.
When will you next be running this program? I hope to offer it quarterly, once per season, and subscribers to my mailing list will be the first to hear about upcoming dates.
What apps and equipment do I need? You’ll need a smartphone or tablet running on iOS or Android, and social media apps including (but not limited to) Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Mailchimp, Reddit and Mighty Networks. Some printables are included in the course: you can choose to print these at home, via an online printing service or use an app to simply complete them online. Some prompts may take the form of audio of video messages. Please let me know in advance if you require additional support with these formats.
How long do I have to work through the program? Your access to the community will finish on or shortly after the end of June 2020, when the programme concludes. The prompts you have received previously should stay accessible in your messaging folder, providing you’ve not deleted them yourself.
I’m a competitor. May I sign up to this program as research? No. This course is designed for your personal use only, and information and content contained cannot be shared outside of the course, or used for commercial or business use. You agree to the full t&cs of the course by enrolling, and any violation of these is treated accordingly. Also – sidetone: I don’t think this is how brilliant things are made! Better to concentrate on your own thing, and tune out what everyone else is doing.
I have a question that’s not covered here. No problem! Drop me an email, tweet or message via Instagram, and I’ll do my best to get back to you right away!
Hi I’m Sara, and I’m a bestselling author, iTunes #1 business podcast host, the UK’s leading Instagram expert and a total internet nerd. I’ve been coaching creative people just like you in making magic happen online for over five years. I’ve helped hundreds of clients grow followings in the thousands, launch successful online businesses and make their creative dreams come true, building my own multi-six figure business along the way.
I’m passionate about the internet as a gateway to human connection: that’s how I grew my Instagram following past 200k, built a blog readership of over 45k a month and was able to quit my NHS day job to follow my dreams full time. You’ll find me regularly featured in places like The Guardian, The Independent, Stylist Magazine, BBC and more, as well as talking about Instagram and social media for creatives at events and conferences around the world. My podcast, Hashtag Authentic, has had over 2 million downloads to date.
Whenever you work with me you will learn not only the how but also the why. Because I believe it takes both of these things – it takes your heart and your mind. That’s when the magic really starts to unfold, and dreams can start to come true for you.