Working in Public

Becoming Superhuman

Aug 25 2022 • 8 mins

“Hey Jeff, what’s new?”

Oh, nothing much. Same old, same old.

Do you ever do that, or is it just me? People ask “how you are” or “what’s new in your world” and you skate right past it into “just another day in paradise.”

Not today!

I do a lot behind-the-scenes and often don’t talk about my projects until they are published. This is odd since I’ve long been an advocate for documenting your process and sharing your work along the way.

So, today, I’m going to follow my own advice and share what I’ve been working on. Nearly all of these are works in progress and not ready for prime time, so please take these with a grain of salt and be kind.

Here are 10 things I’m working on right now outside of the work I do with my clients. My clients always take precedence over the following. These are the projects I work on late at night when the emails stop coming in and my mind is free to focus on passion projects.

1. A Website that’ll knock your socks off

Websites are never “done.” There’s always something to add, update, refresh, or retire.

My current website hasn’t done a good job of showcasing my work as a speaker and workshop trainer. It’s hard to navigate and especially not good at surfacing the “best of” content. The new site addresses many of these shortcomings with a much improved design.

2. A Game-Changing Podcast Network: Shareable.fm

I’ve mentioned it here and there but it’s just about ready for launch. I’m in discussions with the guys over at TurnKey Podcasts to be my partners for the network.

There are a few details that need to get ironed out and there’s still a bunch of pages on the site with placeholder copy.

Shareable.fm is a podcast network built for podcasters BY podcasters. It’s first and foremost a network that supports podcasters with help clarifying their message, growing their audience, monetizing their shows, and streamlining their production. The benefit for non-podcasters is the creation of a collection of podcasts with shareable content.

Podcasters win and listeners win!

Could we be the next Gimlet? The next Wondery? Who knows? Only time will tell.

Sign-ups for podcasters start soon.

3. Something you gotta tell someone about: Shareable Season 6

The last episode of my podcast Shareable was on February 4th. I’d been on hiatus since then.

I put the show on hiatus for two reasons.

  1. I had taken on too many projects (see: this post — the one you’re reading)
  2. I wanted to change things up a bit so the show didn’t get stale.

As of last week, Shareable relaunched for season 6 with a new format, now hosted on Shareable.fm (see above), and with a production process that is hopefully going to be more scalable and sustainable. If you haven’t yet listened to Shareable or {gasp} not yet subscribed, now is a great time to do so. Check it out.

4. Ever want to be a Superhero? Check out The Superhero Institute

The Superhero Institute is a coaching certification training. Completion of the training curriculum entitles coaches to promote themselves as authorized, certified superheroes. They’re also given a listing in our directory of superhero coaches (the Superhero Universe).

Up until recently however, most of this was just an idea. I’ve been working in the background to build the site required to put this idea into motion.

Again, if you’re brave, here’s the staging site.

The curriculum is completely developed but not yet recorded and made available as an online training program — that comes next. I’m also looking to talk to 25-30 coaches who can h