Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:16 am
I need your thoughts and input (some perspective perhaps). I thought I would introduce myself first and then ask for help once you have an idea of who is asking for the help
My friends call me the psychologist among us and see me as their informal counselor even though I backed down from doing counselling because it made me sad to know about other people's problems… I seem to attract friends who need some perspective into their own issues.
Other mums in the community have been calling me up to get help and ideas with their homeschooling related things such as what books & curriculum they should use etc.
I have been reading books, doing online courses in personal growth, parenting, educating & life coaching for about 10 years now and somehow didn't make much of a difference in other people's lives because I got caught up in the business of everyday life to pass on beyond my immediate circle…
So finally here I am driven and motivated more than ever before (a bit regretful about the many years gone by without much progress in terms of having an impact or serving). I am committing 10 hours a week to work on my dreams
I am also a dedicated Muslim and a wellness business owner. Hubby takes care of it mostly nowadays.
I could be reading, watching, talking to a friend about any of these until the cows come home without loosing energy but I want to do more than just talk to people about it.
All the above areas serve me and my family first and I enjoy passing on anything that brings joy to me and others around me. But I want to serve and leave a foot print in predetermined and planned ways.
My biggest weakness is being strategic. I'm happy to learn forever but getting strategic about how I make an impact wit it and creating a blueprint for success + monetisation, well I wish I had enough funds to get someone to translate what's in my head into a tangible reality without doing the hard work myself (lol I'm being honest here
My dilemma is which one makes more sense strategically. Which of the areas can include the other easily. Which area can I have more impact in?
The Muslim Parent with the other topics as sub topics specially the homeschooling part.
Or The Muslim Homeschooler and the islamic parenting as a sub topic
Its mainly between do I make the main thing The Muslim Parenting (0 value demand on Brainstorm it! ) or The Muslim Homeschooler (13-47 value demand & 4-67 real supply)
Plus I do not have much ideas about how I would monetize it just yet… to be honest money is a secondary thing right now in my journey. I do want to get monetary rewards sometime in the future but now its more about living my purpose. Raising happy, healthy, confident & (success equipped) children and helping other muslim parents do the same. You might be thinking why just muslim parents when all parents can benefit? Because half the content will be informed by my faith which might alienate parents of other faith or no faith so it made sense to share with those who share my Islamic values
Both topics have much non-islamic contents readily available but not for those parents like myself. For homeschooling, I'm currently tweaking non-islamic methods so it can fit into our values. Ultimately it would be awesome to have a peaceful/gentle + islamic parenting guide AND islamic homeschooling curriculum but perhaps that will take me 5 to 10 years so how do I start that journey today and hopefully reach my aim sooner.
I'm basically creating something I would be happy to pick off from the shelf right now and start using it for my family but I BELIEVE it doesn't exist so I have to combine mainstream material and put "islamic clothing on it" if that makes sense
Bottom line, either will keep me focused on my life's primary goal …. Parenting well and home educating my own (I know I can empower many parents who want to do that but are overwhelmed with the journey).
I'm open to hearing any thoughts and outside perspective is appreciated.
What am I asking?
1) Which idea should I make my site concept?
2) What are some monetisation ideas?
3) Anything else you think will help me create a roadmap for success?
Thanks heaps & best wishes to all of you out there trying to make a difference!