The Quick Start Challenge – Update No 1

Well, what a week it’s been!
Since the webinar last week for The Quick Start Challenge, I’ve hardly stopped. The first thing was getting a new blog set up – this one. I already had the domain name and the hostiing, so I was much further along than a lot of the members of the challenge. Within an hour of the webinar finishing I had a post written, and had dropped the link into the Facebook group and the blogroll. I actually had it in the FB blogroll, instead of the one in the members area. I managed to rectify that before the end of the week.
So that was me done for the first week. Blogging
I was active on the Facebook page, and noticed that there were a lot of people who were doing things for the first time; buying a domain and hosting, installing WordPress, adding a theme and plugins. Then writing a post to add to their new page was dauinting to a lot of the members.
We all have to start somewhere, and I remember what I was like when I first started putting myself ‘out there’ on the internet. It can be scary trying to go outside your comfort zone, and I applaud all the members who did all of these things!
It was clear that there were many differing levels of knowledge in the group, and I was surprised and uplifted to see so many people assisting others; Being so encouraging, and genuinely wanting strangers to do well. I was also caught up in this, and assisted people when and where I could, to the best of my ability. I have no doubt that the members of this group are forging some great bonds, that will stand the test of time and be beneficial in the moonths and years to come.
The second week is starting today, and the webinar is almost upon us. I can’t wait to see what challenges the new week brings, and I am excited and fired up to get going and do what needs to be done. I shall keep posting about my progress through the course, so why not sign up and get my latest posts in your inbox?

32 Comments

  • Patrick

    Reply Reply July 13, 2015

    the week one award for “Most Active Member” goes to you my friend!!

    • keithr13

      Reply Reply July 13, 2015

      Thanks Patrick. I was just lucky enough to not have anything else on, so I could be around to help 🙂

  • Mort

    Reply Reply July 13, 2015

    Hey Keith.

    That’s one lovely looking Site you got there.

    Good luck, M.

    • keithr13

      Reply Reply July 14, 2015

      Thanks for the compliment Mort, it’s all my own work, even the graphics!

  • Nyk Gardner

    Reply Reply July 14, 2015

    I feel roughly the same way. Alot of the things Dean and crew have been teaching isn’t something foreign to me. However, The way he goes about teaching it and having the active community is what helps speed alot of things up.

    I too have been caught up with assisting members whenever I can. They made me realize how much I actually know and how it could be beneficial to them. Meanwhile I’m over here thinking “I can’t believe it’s not butter right now” lol
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    • keithr13

      Reply Reply July 14, 2015

      Yeah, I’m loving the ‘active’ part of this course

  • Aliyu Emekoma

    Reply Reply July 14, 2015

    Your assistance and encouragement was helpful. You have my vote.

    • keithr13

      Reply Reply July 14, 2015

      Glad I could help you Aliyu

  • Roy Miller

    Reply Reply July 14, 2015

    Keith: I was one of those people who did domain, hosting, and WordPress for the first time. WordPress was the hardest for me. I did get my site up. It is probably not the best, but it is up! I have committed to total focus on the Quick Start Challenge. No distractions or shiny objects.
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    • keithr13

      Reply Reply July 14, 2015

      Good for you Roy! I’m loving that this course is designed to draw people out and you are proof that it’s working. Keep on stretching yourself, and good luck.

  • Joseph

    Reply Reply July 14, 2015

    Hey great post. I can relate to what you said about getting out there and out of the “comfort zone”. It’s almost like being too scared to leave the “friend zone” but we all all know we want to leave that zone lol. But so far so good.

    Cheers!

    • keithr13

      Reply Reply July 14, 2015

      You’re right there Joe, nobody wants to get in the ‘friend zone’ 😉 I think if you find yourself in a comfort zone when doing this, you need to re-assess and start to stretch yourself again.

  • Desana

    Reply Reply July 14, 2015

    Hey Keith,

    I finally landed on your site and I am impressed!! I believe one day I’ll have your qualities to create these stunning looking sites! I mean it!!! I have to mention regarding this week in QSC that I will never forget the fun we have at the same time in the group! With one of your comments you’ve brought me to tears and I couldn’t stop laughing :). All thumbs up, kudos to your work!!!
    Desana recently posted…Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone…My Profile

    • keithr13

      Reply Reply July 14, 2015

      Hey Desana, thanks for the compliment, I appreciate it. Keep taking part, and keep smiling!

    • Irena

      Reply Reply July 14, 2015

      Desana, I ‘m still laughing. 🙂

  • Irena

    Reply Reply July 14, 2015

    I rarely felt so much positive connections with other people as I do in this group. And, you Keith, are one of most supportive people I meet. This great new experience gives me the wings. Thanks again. I wait for your next post. 🙂

  • Stef

    Reply Reply July 14, 2015

    Yes, I remember that. You were literally the first out of those 1500 members who posted your blog. And you were lucky you are more technical then others are. A blog is setup in no time then! 🙂

  • Simon Narracott

    Reply Reply July 14, 2015

    From the blogroll it look like there were over 350 of us that actually made it this far. I am looking forward to seeing how we progress over the next 3 weeks, especially the part that wants us to write a good post every day. And as for doing a video? still it looks like you are off to a good start here.
    Simon

  • Gill Watkins

    Reply Reply July 14, 2015

    Hey Keith,
    Your previous experience shows. Great site.
    I have some knowledge, but feel that I am learning to focus much more and I am sure that I will succeed this time.
    Keep doing what you are doing and I will meet you in the QSC group.
    Gill Watkins recently posted…Update On My JourneyMy Profile

  • Des Ingham

    Reply Reply July 14, 2015

    Hi Keith,
    Its been good to get to know you both in the group and here. I, like you, will be leaving no stone unturned to make this a success so if it does fail, and believe me I don`t think it will, I know it will have been through no lack of effort on my part.
    I will keep in touch and look forward to our success!
    Des.
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  • Susette Pereira

    Reply Reply July 15, 2015

    Hi, Keith

    I love your site and your blog.
    I love the stunning header/banner you personally designed for my blog (http://blog.webwizbox.com). It makes ME feel great, and I’m sure it will do the same for visitors.

    Above all, thanks for helping me out over a few sticky areas, and for being here for all of us.

    Certainly looking forward to visiting your site often, for more and much, much more.

    Susette

  • Col Cooper

    Reply Reply July 15, 2015

    Well done Keith, good to see your taking this challenge head on. Would take bravery as a part. I know it does for me as I have been down this road in the past and like many of us…just not stuck with it. Cheers see you round the traps for years to come 🙂
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  • Chava

    Reply Reply July 15, 2015

    Amazing graphics Keith! Can’t believe you did it all by yourself!
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  • Derrick Garcia

    Reply Reply July 16, 2015

    Great site Keith!!!….Looking at yours tells me I have a way to go, lol…Love the graphics and the layout…I hope to have my site looking as good as yours soon 🙂

  • Ozer Tayiz

    Reply Reply July 16, 2015

    You definitely are taking this Quick Start Challenge seriously, and taking lots of action! Looking forward to see your future updates… 😀
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  • Mark Myers

    Reply Reply July 17, 2015

    Just wanted to offer up a compliment on your new blog/website Keith. It looks great. And I know it has been said before–but I wanted you to hear it from me also–the header looks fantastic. I see through the comments here you did it yourself. Nice job. I wish you much success with your Internet Marketing efforts.

  • Duane

    Reply Reply July 17, 2015

    Hey Keith; I have to agree with everyone else… You were definitely the first person to reach out and start help people in the group. As @Nyk mentioned this made me realise how much more I know compared to others and selflessly helping those stuggling is a great feeling.

    Even though some of us are technically ahead of others, we are far behind others too and this is to date the best coaching programme I’ve been involved with due to all the fabulous people.
    Duane recently posted…Quick Start Challenge Intro VideoMy Profile

  • Riccardo

    Reply Reply July 17, 2015

    Hi Keith.
    I think you’ve pictured very well the Challenge environment.
    For me, after a couple of days to enter in the game, it’s a pleasure to be part of the group and to help others with my expertise in video and other great stuff I know.
    As you may have noticed in this second week I’m a lot active in fb group (God help me… I hate fb… ehehehe).
    So see you other times!
    Cheers!

    PS: I’m waiting your video blog post 🙂
    Riccardo recently posted…La Quick Start Challenge continua…My Profile

  • Simon Narracott

    Reply Reply July 17, 2015

    From the blogroll it looks like there were over 350 of us that actually made it this far. I am looking forward to seeing how we progress over the next 3 weeks, especially the part that wants us to write a good post every day. And as for doing a video? still it looks like you are off to a good start here.
    Simon
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  • Brice

    Reply Reply July 17, 2015

    Where do you find so much time? I want to know your secret! 😉
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  • Hi Keith,

    I know we’ve passed by each others ways before and it’s great to cross again. I have to agree with all the positive comments that the Facebook group is giving such positive vibes and the helpfulness going on is super-encouraging for those who need it.

    Loving what’s going on both there and here. Long may it continue.

    Regards,

    Steven Lucas
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  • Sanna Väätänen

    Reply Reply July 20, 2015

    Yes, many people can be in a very “fragile” state when putting their first posts out there. To me it helps to have a good and supportive community around when I’m feeling insecure and want to hide in the basement. And on the other hand, like in this challenge, we’ve been given a safe audience of like-minded people who come to your site and see what you’re up to. Because even if you’re feeling fragile you still want to become visible at the same time.
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