Hello and Welcome to the September issue of the OkayNowWhat Newsletter!

After another year of overcoming challenges and addressing new and old obstacles in the classroom, many teachers committed to taking the steps to prepare for their careers (and lives) post-teaching.  I had one client that recently exclaimed:

I regret that I have wasted this summer and lost the time I meant to invest in myself!

 June came and went as this Teacher just wanted to exhale and not focus on anything aside from family and catching up on sleep.

July was spent MEANING to start investigating other opportunities and preparing for then, but never quite happened.

August quickly was upon us and thoughts turned to getting ready for a new school year - and the guilt of not doing what had been planned for thus summer.

 Somewhat coincidentally, September is when we recognize the contributions of the labor movement within the United States and celebrate the advances the country has made as a result of the efforts of workers in all industries. Of course, Teachers are a key component of those advances on many different levels:

1. Workers deserving of recognition for the tireless hours they put into their profession (often under-acknowledged and under-appreciated)

2. The avenues they have opened for students to pursue future careers or areas of interest for further exploration or research

3. Showing up day after day to often be a role model and a foundation of consistency for students that do not have that at home.

4. Helping students mature and engage with each other and the world around them in a far more productive way as a result of their presence in the lives of their students.

Yet, so many Teachers TALK about getting out of teaching, but something stops them from making the forward progress. Click on the video below to view what I have heard from many of your colleagues prevents them from taking the steps to leave teaching and start their own business:


 Taking it step-by-step, we can help you build: 

1. The awareness of your business strengths you already have

2. The steps to help you get from where you are now to where you want to be

3. The plan to keep you making progress and able to overcome obstacles

4. The appropriate metrics to use on your journey to success.

5. MOST IMPORTANTLY - An entrepreneurial mindset for achievement and accomplishment.

I am ready to help you launch that business dream that is lurking within you and guide you through the fear, sense of overwhelm, doubts, and uncertainty.  Together, we can map out your future success!  I offer one-on-one personal coaching of varying lengths and online training that you can take at your own pace to learn and apply the lessons needed to begin the journey toward business ownership.



Click here to register for this interactive ONLINE SELF-PACED mentoring program to get you closer to answering, "OKAY, NOW WHAT?"  We are running a special price in recognition of the impact of Covid-19 on people's lives the last 18 months.  Ordinarily, this mentoring program is $850.  Through the end of the year, you can sign up for the SCARY PRICE of $67.  A nearly 80% savings! 

There is NO RISK - If you do the work and participate as required, we will refund your money if you are not satisfied.  

Facebook Group Invitation

Click on image to be taken to a short video explaining the Facebook Group.  It is a private group that will allow us to work collaboratively to launch your business!  Join colleagues, experts, and experienced business owners in this community who will share their successes, their challenges, their insights, and their ideas with each other.




After over 30 years working in corporate training, sales enablement, management and having worn the hats of; corporate employee, entrepreneur, author, academic, keynote speaker, and youth sports coach and mentor, I am now adding to my roster of jobs - business coach.  While I still maintain the original businesses (www.zahnconsulting.com and www.workshop360.biz), I am now adding www.okaynowwhat.biz.  It is through this new offering that I will assist new entrepreneurs, those considering becoming entrepreneurs, and business professionals who want to rekindle the spark they once had for the work they do - but have lost their passion over time.

I want to be of service - it is through that effort that the greatest rewards can be found and shared with others.  Having seen and experienced much in my career from many different sides of business relationships, I want to share it with others and provide the learning to help others accomplish their goals.

Together, we CAN achieve great things.  Working collaboratively and meeting each challenge as it arises and overcoming it until we feel completely confident in your ability to do so without guidance.  Working with your own private cheering section to lift you up when you stumble and provide you with guardrails and a metaphorical safety harness when trying new things to expand your reach and capability.  

If you are ready, so am I!  We can do this!  Click here to get started!

If you are certain you are ready to embark on your own business launch, you can  schedule a no obligation "Chat and Chew With You" conversation to explore whether my business coaching is right for you, click here


A core part of marketing your business is connecting with the right target market that wants and needs your product or service. For many new business owners, they struggle with how wide to cast their net. They believe that the wider and broader their attempt at marketing, the better their chances of securing a client or customer. Unfortunately, as counterintuitive as it may seem, the reverse is true. The more specific and targeted your offer is to a specific group or subset of the general population, the more likely you are to create a strong following. However, that means trying to isolate and locate what would be of interest to your unique target group. One FREE and readily available resource is online retailers. For instance, you could look at online booksellers and scan the titles of book chapters to get ideas for what you could offer or provide guidance or assistance to prospects (for instance this link can give you insight into what gardeners want to achieve or accomplish:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1001-gardening-tips-tricks-mary-rose-quigg/1137 252372?ean=9781510762237).

Or going to see what questions are asked about a product can indicate market needs that perhaps you can meet.  This link specifically shares what questions people have about podcasting equipment: (https://www.bestbuy.com/site/blue-microphones-blue-yeti-professional-multi-pattern-usb-condenser-microphone/4758301.p?skuId=4758301). By knowing what people are "after" you can best position what you can provide or offer. 


Try it. You will find a treasure trove of opportunity!


We have now launched our hybrid ONLINE training with REMOTE VIRTUAL LIVE Coaching  this month.  Click here for details.


NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: davidzahn@okaynowwhat.biz 

Facebook Group: Business Launch: From Fear To Fabulous

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