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

Do Trigger Warnings Work? - The Atlantic


This initial paragraph below might be viewed as being confrontational and challenging. Please read it with an open mind and accept that it is an attempt to get you to think differently about the opportunity to launch a business. You might think of it as "tough love." Just like there was that one Teacher that was feared or perhaps disliked early in the year that becomes the favorite Teacher that students remember fondly many years later, the intention here is to be of help and to support you in your journey to successfully launching a business. There is no malice intended and I am trying to promote productivity and improve performance. If you are easily offended, please skip past this paragraph and read the rest of the newsletter so as not to risk upsetting yourself.


Summer is coming to an end shortly and all of the plans you had to use the last couple of months productively to help build your business may not have actually led to the success you anticipated. Perhaps you did not actually spend the time you envisioned you would on the business because "life got in the way," Or perhaps you actually did devote time to the idea(s) you had to build your business, but you got sidetracked and distracted by conflicting and competing suggestions from others - or perhaps even self-generated. You may have had the best intentions and are "thisclose" to launching your business - but you are waiting for it to be RIGHT before you actually bring it to the market.

I can even hear some of what might be going through your mind:


  • I only get one chance to make a first impression (True -- and you also don't know what will resonate UNTIL you do it and you can always modify and evolve)
  • My competition (or perceived competition) is doing 'x,' maybe I need to do it too (admit it, you know that is just an excuse)
  • I want it it be RIGHT and represent me/my company properly (is being on the sidelines watching others accomplishing that?)
  • Just one or two more tweaks and I will be ready (then do it and launch!)

You are telling yourself and anyone who will listen that you are a perfectionist and seek to be the best you can be in this endeavor. However you really are just stalling, fearful and afraid and posing and posturing. You are far better off learning by doing and not staying "inside your own head." I am not advocating for not being prepared and "winging it." I am promoting you starting and seeing what you need to keep doing, stop doing and start doing to improve. You won't know until you do it. You can study ahead of time, but it is only once your business is tested that you will know what you need to do differently and what has to remain the same.


Click on the image below to view a short video for my further thoughts on seeking perfection:  



 REMEMBER: 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. Having over 30 years of experience in coaching others, and refining my portfolio of offerings to include BOTH online programs and individual coaching, I am certain that 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 HYBRID ONLINE SELF-PACED mentoring program to get you closer to answering, "OKAY, NOW WHAT?"  This offer will provide you with what you need to finally launch your own career as a coach or consultant. Ordinarily, this mentoring program is $3600.  If you are among the first twenty (20) people to register, you can sign up for the REDUCED PRICE of $1497.  A nearly 60% savings! 

You get:

  • 32 modules of content (more than a typical college semester's worth!)
  • 3 one-on-one coaching calls to address your specific questions, challenges, opportunities, etc.
  • Access to podcasts with experts covering topics as varied as; overcoming stress, marketing online, sales skills, and many more)
  • Peer-to-peer access to network and support you on your journey
  • Email access to get responses to your concerns (typically within 24 hours or less)

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.



 Have You Listened to "From Learning to Earning" Podcast?

Just simply click on the image below and listen to any one episode (or binge all!). The podcast addresses topics of interest to new entrepreneurs and those inspired to become business owners. From discussions about Marketing to Resilience, Facebook Ads to Selling Techniques and plenty in between!  It is currently free for you to access, but that is for a limited time before it is placed behind a firewall and will only be available to subscribers actively engaged in a coaching relationship with Okay Now What!


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


As you start your business or even if you are already in business, you may find that the process of invoicing customers/clients is a chore. Sure we all like getting paid, but the steps needed to track invoicing, payments, contact information, etc. is not why you got into business. Accepting payment electronically, by check, currency conversions, recurring billing, tracking project time, and more just gives you a headache. There is a relatively easy way to keep on top of this and what is even better is that it is FREE!  Head over to Pricing - Invoice Ninja and do what you love and leave the drudgery and mundane tasks to the software to synch with banks, get you paid faster, and even "remind" late-payers that a bill is due without worrying that you have to engage in that uncomfortable conversation.


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


We have now launched our nearly 28 hour FROM LEARNING TO EARNING course, our hybrid ONLINE training with REMOTE VIRTUAL LIVE Coaching option this month.  Click here for details.


NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: davidzahn@okaynowwhat.biz 

Facebook Group: Business Launch: From Fear To Fabulous

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-zahn-30270a4/

YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/3sr9rvn 

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/david-zahn