[00:00:00] Hello, friends! It’s been a while.
[00:00:03] As you know, I wrapped up season one of the podcast earlier this year to give myself some more time to focus on a couple of key projects that I felt impressed to pursue. One of which I’m excited to announce today.
[00:00:16] What you may not know, though, is that at the time of this recording, I still work a 9-5 as the VP of Marketing for a global health and fitness company. And, I manage a couple of rental properties. And, my wife and I launched a new mobile app earlier this year. And…we have a new baby on the way. Which means, I’ve only been able to run this podcast, meet with coaching clients, work on a new book, and do interviews speaking engagements, and business trainings because of the incredible support of my wife, my fantastic assistant Ali, a very generous PTO offering from my company, and most of my evenings and weekends.
[00:00:56] Yet the irony was not lost on me that every hour I poured into teaching people how to build stronger, healthier, happier relationships was one less hour spent strengthening my own. My wife and I agreed on what we felt was a good balance between work time and together time, but I still had weeks where I was working more than I knew was sustainable. So, when the impression came to create an online training program to really help people master what I talk about here on the podcast, I knew two things:
[00:01:25] First, I knew I had to do it, because I knew how valuable these skills and practices are. And I realized the only way to really teach them as thoroughly and practically as I wanted, would be through this new online video format.
[00:01:39] Second, I knew that I couldn’t take on a project of that magnitude without sacrificing something else. So, I tied off season one of the podcast, paused a couple of other side projects, hired some extra help, and doubled down. And I spent the next six months churning away at my most ambitious project yet, the Extraordinary Relationships Master Course.
The All-New Relationship Course
[00:02:02] This new course contains over 10 hours of sharply focused training, broken into 12 chapters and over 100 videos. It addresses the same topics you hear me speak about on the show, but takes it into the mastery level and talks about many more things that I haven’t yet spoken about on the show. I get into specifics of how to do the things I preach here, and then give you the tools and training you need, and then back you up with an exclusive online support community – something I’m pretty excited about, even though it’s still in its infancy.
[00:02:36] In the course, I discuss how to recognize the need for boundaries, how to set them, and how to hold and enforce them, and how to use them to connect better with others.
[00:02:45] Again, we’ve touched on that at a fairly high level here, but we go much deeper and dove into many questions that people have written about to hopefully really round out that understanding.
[00:02:55] I dive deep into validation, as you would expect, including how to validate people when you don’t agree with them, how to validate when someone’s angry with you, how to deal with constant complainers, how to invite your partner to learn about validation, and much more.
[00:03:10] We make you a master at identifying and getting out of drama. In the course, we tackle the daming habit of codependency and give you practical, proven methods for healing it. We go into conflict management, how to teach these skills to children, and so much more.
[00:03:26] Additionally, every purchase includes lifetime access to the brand new Extraordinary Relationships Community. It’s what I just mentioned a moment ago, and this is a private online forum where you can get support and insight from others who are learning these same principles, not just some random kid in his basement who decides he wants to weigh in on your love life, OK?
[00:03:47] And, on top of all of that, you’ll also receive dozens of printable worksheets, graphics and quotes, an ever expanding list of exclusive discounts for related products, and all future content I produce at no additional cost.
[00:04:02] So, if you found what I teach on this podcast to be valuable, I invite you to take the next step and join that course. And to you loyal Podcast subscribers, I’m offering an exclusive – and significant, I will say, discount and lifetime access. You buy it once and never have to pay again, even when I add new content or raise the price.
[00:04:25] So to see that deal, go to michaelssorensen.com/pd (for “podcast deal.”) Again, michaelssorensen.com/pd to see that discount. And, I’m sure some of you are wondering, OK, why is he not mentioning the price or discount on here? That’s scary. It’s probably crazy expensive. It’s not, the reason I’m not mentioning it here is because these episodes go online for eternity, basically, and the price will likely increase over time as I add new content. So, I don’t want to have outdated pricing info recorded here, but I can promise you it’s a killer deal. So, if you’re interested in claiming that deal, go to michaelssorensen.com/pd.
Next Up: Season 2 is Around the Corner
[00:05:07] Alright, the second part of this quick episode is to announce that, yes, Season 2 of the I Hear You Podcast is right around the corner, and it’s going to be a great one. I’m finalizing the episode list now, and I’ll give you a quick sneak peek into what you can expect from this next season.
[00:05:26] We’ll cover topics such as: The dangers of all or nothing thinking, how to give up control without giving up hope, how to be kind without being codependent, how to disagree with someone with both skill and respect, how to identify and navigate toxic or emotionally abusive relationships, how to identify and heal emotional pain, how to improve yourself without losing yourself – and much, much more.
[00:05:56] And as always, I’m taking requests. So if you have a question, a concern, or maybe a situation you’d like some help with, I invite you to email me at [email protected] it just may make its way into a future episode.
[00:06:12] So, that is all I wanted to share today. A quick check in to let you know where I’ve been, what I’m working on, and where we’re going. We have very exciting things ahead. Again, I encourage you to take advantage of the exclusive course discount again, michaelssorensen.com/pd and, of course, I encourage you to tune in to Season 2 of this podcast, coming in just a few short months. I’ll see you there.