The AuthorMBA Snap Plan – 10th Anniversary Edition

From overwhelmed to on a mission in 10 days

Beginning writers and bestselling authors alike can benefit from having a simple, inspiring career plan to guide them. Whether you’re working toward that first sale or aiming for a bestseller list with your next release, knowing where you want to go and how you plan to get there can make all the difference in achieving your goal.

All on one sheet of paper

The AuthorMBA Snap Plan is a short and sweet, high-impact career plan… a snapshot of your purpose, vision, brand, goals and much more. It’s everything you need to help you stay focused and motivated. What more could a busy author ask for?

This rocked. It was easy to follow, fun to do and always encouraging me to feel good with my process. I feel like I have a much clearer view of my direction and while much of the information I put into my Snap Plan was already known, now it's all in one solid format for me to use.

Tawny Weber

New York Times bestselling author

Your All-in-One Career Action Plan

The Snap Planning course and step-by-step workbook cover the 10 essential career planning elements to help you map out a plan for business success while making sure your business goals work in harmony with your lifestyle and personal goals. One-size career planning does not fit all. We’ll help you create the perfect plan for you.

To make our popular Snap Planning course even more valuable, we’re redesigning it as both an e-course and an online video course. The training you need, whenever you need it . . . coming August 2017. Welcome to smart planning for your career!

10 Days to a Sane Life and Successful Business

I loved it! The workshop helped me narrow down my goals and gave me the tools I needed to work toward achieving those goals as well as implementing my career plan.

Beth A.

It’s one of the top 5 classes I’ve ever taken. Empowering and enlightening! Kay not only knows the material inside out . . . she knows how to communicate and explain it in a manner that inspires learning and sparks ingenuity.

Cate N.

Inspiring and pragmatic, the Snap Planning workshop helps authors zone in on their wildest career dreams and then find the tools necessary to turn dreams into reality.

Mary L.

DAY #1

THE AUTHORMBA SNAP PLAN

Your ticket to the big(ger) time!

If you want to create a workable plan, the process needs to begin with a quick review of your existing goals and your constraints. You’ll list any current goals you have (short-term and long-term), lay out your branding strategy (if you have one), and identify the lifestyle constraints you need to consider. All of these will help you build a solid foundation for your Snap Plan to come.

DAY #2

CAREER PURPOSE

Glutton for punishment or writer on a mission?

Knowing what you want to contribute with your writing is the greatest motivator you can have. It doesn’t have to be as noble as saving the world, but it has to be significant to you. You’ll work through the exercises here to help you pinpoint exactly what compels you to write and what kind of impact you want to have on your readers.

DAY #3

CAREER VISION

I can see it now . . .

This is the stuff dreams are made of. In the old adage “Keep your eye on the prize,” your Career Vision is that prize. You’ll lay out the big dream you have for your career in all its glory, complete with vivid details that make your toes curl just thinking about them.

DAY #4

WRITING BRAND

A stiletto in a sea of spectator pumps

If you want to stand out in a crowded marketplace, you need to be able to differentiate your work from everyone else’s. Branding is a meaty subject, so you’ll be working through some basic exercises to help you narrow down what makes you memorable. This will lay the groundwork for your future branding work.

DAY #5

INDUSTRY BRAND

Look at me, I’m Sandra Dee

If you want to be appreciated for the valuable writing professional you are, you need to actively cultivate the kind of reputation that gets you where you want to go. You’ll identify what makes you desirable as a business partner for an agent or editor (yes, you are definitely business partners) and make sure you’re keeping these qualities in mind every time you interact with an industry professional.

DAY #6

PROFESSIONAL IMAGE

Mirror, mirror, on the wall . . .

If industry brand is about the professional strengths and character traits that make you a hot commodity as a writing pro, professional image is how those qualities come across in public. We’ll discuss how your appearance and your demeanor impact the way you’re perceived in this competitive business. You’ll also create image brands that give you confidence and naturally make you feel comfortable and powerful in public.

DAY #7

GOALS, MILESTONES & INTENTIONS

Go west, young writer

With the big picture in place, you’ll shift to your immediate goals and intentions. You’ll determine what you want to accomplish in the next 12 months as you pursue your Career Vision and how you want to grow as a writing professional.

DAY #8

REWARDS

Mama needs a new pair of shoes

Every writer needs to enjoy the rewards of success. Sometimes this means celebrating the huge wins like getting a new contract or making a bestseller list, but just as often it means celebrating the small wins along the way to help you stay motivated. You’ll be creating two different types of rewards to help you stay pumped on the road ahead.

DAY #9

SNAP TO IT, SISTER

Putting the pieces together

With your brainstorming behind you, you’ll go back through your worksheets and make your final decisions about what to include on the inaugural version of your Snap Plan. You’ll be filling out the exclusive Snap Plan template and reviewing it to make sure each piece works on its own and as part of the bigger picture.

DAY #10

STAYING THE COURSE

Following your yellow brick road

A career plan is only as good as what you do with it. Once your Snap Plan is ready to go, you’ll learn the five things you should do with it to make sure you get the most out of your planning efforts. And then . . . it’s off to the races with you!

Standard Course

$97
  • 10 daily modules with nearly two hours of training filled with examples to inspire and guide you
  • 16-page exclusive workbook to walk you through creating your perfect custom career plan
  • 3-month individual coaching package to give you personalized feedback as you complete each module + 30-minute Skype calls at the beginning, middle and end of the program

Course + Coaching

$397
  • 10 daily modules with nearly two hours of training filled with examples to inspire and guide you
  • 16-page exclusive workbook to walk you through creating your perfect custom career plan
  • 3-month individual coaching package to give you personalized feedback as you complete each module + 30-minute Skype calls at the beginning, middle and end of the program