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Divinely Driven Results

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Designing Profitable Programs: Is Yours Outdated?

May 06, 20237 min read

Remember, the journey doesn't end with the creation of your programs. Continuously assessing their effectiveness and making necessary updates is vital for staying relevant, providing value, and ensuring your clients' success.

Today's fast-paced world is filled with individuals seeking guidance and support to achieve their goals. As an online service provider, designing programs that educate, yield tangible results, and address your Divine clients' specific needs and problems is important. This requires a deep understanding of your unique God-given gifts and talents, your Divine client's needs, and the commitment to matching them for Win-Win results.

However, the journey of serving your Divine clients continues after the initial creation of programs. In the ever-evolving landscape of personal growth and transformation, it is crucial to continuously assess the effectiveness of your programs and make necessary updates to meet the growing needs of your clients. This willingness to adapt and refine your programs is a testament to your commitment to their success and dedication to being a faithful steward of your talents.

Remember, your Divine clients rely on you to guide them through their challenges and help them achieve their goals. By regularly evaluating and updating your programs, you can ensure that you provide the highest level of value and support, ultimately leading to their transformation and success.

It is natural to experience moments of hesitation or hear the whispers of self-doubt (via your Inner Dream Stealer). Still, I encourage you to remember the incredible impact you can have on your Divine clients' lives through the continuous refinement of your programs. Each update is an opportunity for growth, improvement, and even greater success.

Let’s explore three ways you might experience resistance when updating your programs is needed and how to combat that resistance.

Guilt Associated with Sticking to Outdated Programs:

When you hold onto programs that are no longer serving your Divine client, it can hinder your success. Sticking to outdated programs often stems from fear of change, attachment to past successes, or concerns about letting go of familiar frameworks. Yet, by embracing the work required to update your programs and trusting God’s guidance, you can provide the best possible experience for your clients and ensure the success of your business.

Inner Dream Stealer Effects:

  • Stagnation: Holding onto outdated programs can lead to a lack of growth and innovation in your business.

  • Dissatisfied Clients: Outdated programs may fail to meet your clients' evolving needs, resulting in dissatisfaction.

  • Missed Opportunities: By sticking to outdated programs, you limit your ability to offer new and improved solutions, missing out on potential opportunities for success.

Seek God’s guidance with:

Embracing a Growth Mindset: Shift your focus from past decisions to the potential for improvement and growth in the future. View updating programs as an opportunity to enhance the value you provide to your clients.

Seeking Feedback: Actively engage with your clients and gather their insights to identify areas that need improvement in your programs. Their feedback can guide your updates and ensure client satisfaction.

Continuously Learning: Stay informed about industry trends and invest time and effort into updating your programs to meet the changing needs of your clients. By staying ahead of the curve, you can maintain a competitive edge.

"...Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before" - Philippians 3:13

Resistance to the Work Required to Update Programs:

Dedicating resources (time, energy, finances) to updating programs can be challenging. Embracing this work is crucial for maintaining the relevance and value of your offerings. It shows your commitment to your client's success and ensures you stay aligned with your client’s needs.

Inner Dream Stealer Effects:

  • Missed Opportunities: Failure to embrace the work required to update programs can result in missed opportunities for growth and improved client satisfaction.

  • Decreased Relevance: Outdated programs lose relevance and fail to address your Divine clients' current challenges and needs.

  • Competitor Advantages: Competitors who invest in updating their programs may gain a competitive edge, attracting clients who seek up-to-date solutions.

Seek God’s guidance with:

Commitment to Success: Recognize that updating programs is a sign of commitment to your clients' success. It demonstrates your dedication to providing the best possible solutions that are currently working.

Proactive Approach: Seek client feedback, conduct market research, and stay informed about industry trends to identify areas for improvement. By staying proactive, you can ensure your programs remain valuable and meet the evolving needs of your clients.

Collaboration: Engage in open conversations with your clients, understanding their evolving needs. By working together, you can ensure your programs are tailored to their specific challenges and goals.

"As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him." - Psalm 18:30

Overcoming Perfectionism:

The desire to create the perfect program can lead to procrastination, prevent you from taking action, and be a barrier to updating programs. It's essential to recognize that programs can be improved over time. Letting go of the need for perfection and embracing a mindset of continuous improvement is vital for staying relevant and providing the best experience for clients.

Inner Dream Stealer Effects:

  • Procrastination: Striving for perfection can delay updating your programs, causing missed opportunities for growth and improvement.

  • Inflexibility: Perfectionism may result in rigid thinking and resistance to necessary updates, limiting your ability to adapt to changing market needs.

  • Lack of Innovation: Focusing on perfection can stifle creativity and prevent you from exploring new ideas and approaches to enhance your programs.

Seek God’s guidance with:

Embracing Imperfection: Recognize that programs don't have to be flawless. Accept that incremental updates and enhancements are better than waiting indefinitely for the perfect solution.

Emphasizing Progress, Not Perfection: Shift your focus from achieving perfection to making progress. Celebrate the small victories and improvements you make along the way.

Cultivating a Growth Mindset: Adopt a mindset that embraces mistakes and imperfections as opportunities for learning and growth. Encourage experimentation and feedback within your team to foster a culture of continuous improvement.

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." - Proverbs 3:5-6

As an online service provider, it is crucial to design and update programs that align with your calling and meet the needs of your Divine clients to be and continue to be profitable. Seek God's guidance throughout the process, recognizing that your unique gifts and talents are meant to serve others and bring about transformative results. Remember, the journey doesn't end with the creation of your programs. Continuously assessing their effectiveness and making necessary updates is vital for staying relevant, providing value, and ensuring your clients' success.

Remember the words of Philippians 3:13,

"Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before."

Keep your focus on the future, continually improving your programs and fulfilling the needs of your Divine clients. By doing so, you will reap the rewards of your efforts and make a lasting impact on those you serve.

✍️ Action Steps:

  • Conduct a thorough evaluation of your existing programs to identify areas that need improvement or updating.

  • Seek feedback from your clients and incorporate their insights to enhance the effectiveness and relevance of your programs.

  • Stay informed about industry trends, market demands, and evolving client needs to ensure your programs align with current realities.

  • Collaborate with your clients, engaging in open conversations to understand their challenges, goals, and evolving needs.

  • Embrace a growth mindset and let go of the need for perfection. Focus on continuous improvement, celebrating progress rather than aiming for flawlessness.

Through these action steps, guided by God's wisdom and dedication to serving your Divine clients, you will navigate the path of designing profitable programs with confidence, impacting lives, and achieving lasting success.

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Elise Smith

Elise is a Christian Business Strategist, speaker and owner of Divinely Driven Results who lives in Utah with her husband of 15 years, their pup-son Spike and their miracle baby boy (after 14 yrs of trying). She empowers faith-filled women entrepreneurs to reach their sales goals by partnering with God, empowering their mindset, and teaching them to implement biblical business strategy. Elise has been coaching for over 14 years and loves to see her clients reach their goals and answer their calling by helping them to lay a strong foundation in their business and gain a closer relationship with God to build their business in the Lord’s way as opposed to the world’s way. Her purpose is to help women remember their power as a daughter of God and utilize that to build their Kingdom Business and fulfill the calling God has given them.

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