One year of Focus & Success

1 plan.

12 months.

52 weeks.

This is your year.

It’s time to finally do that thing.

In one year from now, you could have written that book, started that business and created the life that you want to live

by working less hours, not more.

What’s that one Big Idea that has been swimming around in your head? You want to write a book, launch your own business, follow through on that product idea or work on that thing that is going to take you to the next level?

You’ve followed free online courses on timemanagement, only to find yourself frustrated with lackluster results.

You’ve tried productivity hacks, but ended up overwhelmed, tired and disappointed.

You’ve tried to set aside your big idea, but there is a pull for something more and different, deeper and more meaningful. 

You have a dream work project that you want to create, without over-work and constant hustle.

If this is you, first of all, let me comfort you by saying that you did not fail (or avoided to begin in the first place!) because you lack the mental strength, the discipline, or the talent to follow through on your Big Idea.

It’s just that you lacked the support, structure and skills that are crucial for creative succes.

While there are many self-help books and trainings available that teach you to ‘follow your heart’; ‘find your passion’ and ‘do what you like’, they never explain you how you can be successful in reaching your goals, how you commit to resolutions and avoid giving up halfway, and how you can be productive and focused but not overworked and stressed.

That’s why I developed One Year of Focus & Success: a support program for creatives that is unlike any other.

“Imagine waking up each morning with an excitement that you haven’t felt in years, and going to bed feeling purposeful and fulfilled. That is what you can expect if you register for One Year of Focus & Success.”

If this is you, first of all, let me comfort you by saying that you did not fail (or avoided to begin in the first place!) because you lack the mental strength, the discipline, or the talent to follow through on your Big Idea. It’s just that you lacked the support, structure and skills that are crucial for creative succes. While there are many self-help books and trainings available that teach you to ‘follow your heart’; ‘find your passion’ and ‘do what you like’, they never explain you how you can be successful in reaching your goals, how you commit to resolutions and avoid giving up halfway, and how you can be productive and focused but not overworked and stressed. That’s why I developed One Year of Focus & Success: a support program for creatives that is unlike any other.

“Imagine waking up each morning with an excitement that you haven’t felt in years, and going to bed feeling purposeful and fulfilled. That is what you can expect if you register for One Year of Focus & Success.”

What if I told you that you can do way more, by becoming less busy?

What if I told you that you could probably let go of 75% of that stuff you now fill your time with? 

What if I told you that it is possible to turn your dream into reality, and that following through will leave you feeling more energized than when you started?

Welcome to One Year of Focus & Success: a year-long coaching and creative mentorship programme that will revolutionize the way you approach the big ideas that have been keeping you awake at night. This program is unique, offering a mix of teaching, support and empowerment. We go beyond what everyone has taught you about growth.

At the end of this year, you will have finally done that one thing. You will have succeeded.

I have created One Year of Focus & Success for people who have an idea, plan or goal but fear they might not be able to achieve it all by themselves. For people that want to change their lives into a more fulfilling one, but are unsure how to change it. For people that have wanted and tried to achieve life change, before, but bounced right back into old habits and routines.

That time’s over.

Who I am:

If there is anyone who knows how to get things done in scarce time, it’s me. I am an awarded writer of six (internationally) published fiction and non-fiction books, a public speaker, an social scientist, a journalist and an online entrepreneur. I’m also a mentor for creatives, writers, artists and academics all over the world, to help them turn their dream projects into reality – in less time than they ever deemed possible.

What I offer:

One Year of Focus and Success can be purchased in two variations: a self-study variant with peer-support, and a supported variant which includes 1-on-1 work with me, in which I help you develop your personal work project (note that I only accept a few applicants per year for the supported program, in order to guarantee members 100% guidance and success).

For who is this program?

Members of One year of Focus & Success typically include writers, people running or starting creative and/or online businesses, artists, musicians and academics. What we all have in common is a dream work project that we want to create, without over-work and constant hustle.

I don’t believe in 80 hours workweeks. I do believe in focus, strategic work and concentration.

Supported Course:

1:1 intake-strategy call (1,5 hour) with Roanne to get your goals for the year razorsharp and establish a personal roadmap, so that you know exactly what to do, when and how

4 x 1:1 follow-up, deep coaching work with Roanne to receive personal, in-depth advice on your project. You send in your text or other project-related questions beforehand, so that Roanne can give you 100% personalized advice. As an experienced writer, text-editor, published book author, academic researcher and online entrepreneur; Roanne can offer you sharp and concrete advice on your texts & project plans, help you get access to the right people and tools, and make sure you remain on track. Each call will leave you focused, inspired, and energized.

Monthly LIVE video work days (online) with Roanne and the other members of the supported trajectory. Roanne will guide you into a work-state of 100% focus – you will not believe what you will get done in a few hours of shared working!

Weekly check-ins with Roanne and your peers (online) in a protected environment, to celebrate our successes and hold each other accountable

Weekly online group-work sessions with your peers, in a protected environment (and it’s not Facebook or another procrastination-invoking medium!)

Daily access to an online, protected environment that is exclusively available for you and the other VIP-members of the supported variant of this program, so that you can call on each other for co-reading, advice, support, pressing questions and high-fives!

52 weekly text, audio and video lessons that will teach you exactly how you get more done, in less time. I only share the methods that actually work; all my methods are scientifically-based and track-proven. You will learn to work in alignment with your personal, ideal work-rhythm – allowing you to make shorter, but more productive days; you will learn how to design your workweek in such a way that you feel energetic instead of tired at the end of the week ; you will learn track-proven methods that help you to get more done, in less time; and together we will declutter and detox all the distractions in your (online) life, making sure that at the end of the year, you’ll be proud of your work, focused, and crazy-inspired.

Seasonal (4x per year) LIVE 1,5 hour-Masterclasses on: goalsetting & energymanagement, timemanagement & work/lifebalance, creativity & inspiration, working with uncertainty & your inner critic

Planners, workbooks, playlists, meditations and other course materials to help you work in flow

Daily access to an amazing network of likeminded, creative and inspirational people for ongoing support, advice and accountability

Timely reminders for Roanne’s focus-hour podcast, to help you access your most productive state whenever you need it

Investment: 450 Euro per month OR save 401 Euro and pay 4999 Euros for the full year, at once.

Self-study course:

Focus strategy call with Roanne at the beginning of the year, to get your goals 100% clear.

52 weekly text, audio and video lessons that will teach you exactly how you get more done, in less time. I only share the methods that actually work; all my methods are scientifically-based and track-proven. You will learn to work in alignment with your personal, ideal work-rhythm – allowing you to make shorter, but more productive days; you will learn how to design your workweek in such a way that you feel energetic instead of tired at the end of the week; you will learn track-proven methods that help you to get more done, in less time; and together we will declutter and detox all the distractions in your (online) life, making sure that at the end of the year, you’ll be proud of your work, focused, and inspired.

Seasonal (4x per year) LIVE 1,5 hour-Masterclasses by Roanne on: goalsetting & energymanagement, timemanagement & work/lifebalance, creativity & inspiration, working with uncertainty & your inner critic

        Seasonal (4x per year) LIVE video group-work sessions with Roanne

Weekly online group-work sessions with your peers, in a protected digital office environment (and it’s not Facebook or another procrastination-invoking medium!)

Planners, workbooks, meditations and other course materials to help you work in flow

Daily access to an amazing network of likeminded, creative and inspirational people for ongoing support, advice and accountability

Timely reminders for Roanne’s focus-hour podcast, to help you access your most productive state whenever you need it

Investment: 749 Euros

Interested in joining the supported trajectory, but unsure if this is really for you? Please contact me first! Tell me more about your big dream or plan, and I will tell you honestly if we are a perfect match. Email me at info@roannevanvoorst, and I will contact you for a free, 30-minute strategy-call.

What other people say about One year of Focus & Success

– Amis Boersma, integral coach & facilitator

– Elisa Achterberg, PhD-student, project manager Sustainable Finance Lab & Circle Economy

Janneke Bastiaens

“Working with Roanne and her One Year of Focus program completely changed my workdays. As a PR Manager my days are always hectic with short deadlines for different clients and different journalists. Roanne’s program taught me many things, but especially how to work with a better focus on the different tasks. This made me a lot more efficient. The result? I finish my work faster so I have more spare time to spend on my personal life. How nice is that?!”

– Janneke Bastiaens, PR & Communication Manager

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“”This programme has helped me to focus and commit to my goals. I have used the work-hours with Roanne and the other members to work on my business, and to write social media posts. I loved the shared work-energy, the weekly support and I love working with Roanne – she shows not just the glamorous side of success, but also the backside – how to deal with insecurities, rejection and distraction. I would recommend this programme 100%!”

– Sacha Simons, changemaker & CEO Zorgdragers

Roanne endorsement
“I juggle doing a PhD, organising events, having a relationship, and maintaining a half decent level of exercise and healthy eating. Before I joined Roanne’s programmed, that often meant either going through the weeks in a flustered, overwhelmed and stressed state, having to either neglect the things that make me happy, or never being able to let go of the judgement of others for leaving the office at five. And I wasn’t even getting that much done. Roanne’s taught me so much about how to manage my energy, how to work productively, and I’ve seen huge differences in how I feel about my work, and my life in general. Her programme is great because you get all the flexibility. You can be there for the live sessions, or go through the lessons in your own time. You can ask for help and always get an answer, share your achievements with the group, or go through the materials and progress in your own way. No one’s ever perfect and I’m still no Steve Jobs of academia, but what I have now is the toolkit to keep improving the way I work and go about my life.”
– Catarina Loureiro
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“Oh la la, this program of Roanne is so awesome! While being super active herself (in my eyes), she is gentle with you and gives all her tips & tricks, she inspires, by being herself, and overall, she gives you her all. She goes far in creating a warm community and an atmosphere in which everyone who wants to focus but finds that hard, feels at home. She is an inspiration and is fun to be with. As a specialist in her field, she knows what she is doing.Thanks to this programme I have accomplished things that were hard for me to start with, by setting goals and working with her weekly inspiration – this has simply been the best for me.”

– Margreeth van Dijk, Owner bureaugoedgetikt.nl & text-editor

danja

“One year ago I had no money, no job and really no idea where to go in life. I had been in a burn-out for about two years and to be honest, the idea of getting back to work was frightening me. Could I still do it? But at the same time, I needed money and a reason to get myself of my couch. In my search for a new direction in my career and life, I came across One Year of Focus. While it wasn’t an easy decision to spend my last bit of money on a course, the promise of me getting things done without the stress that I was fearing so much, got me over the line. And boy, was it worth my investment. Within 6 months of coaching from Roanne, I found a job I loved AND started my own business, and it feels great to be back on track! What’s even greater is that I managed to adopt a new way of working. Roanne taught me how to manage my time and energy more efficiently. I really get more things done than ever and still have plenty of time and energy to spend on, well… life. My advice to anyone who has doubts about taking in Roanne as a life coach, just do it! Give her your trust and she’ll truly give you all she has.”

– Danja Raven, writer and founder of www.glutenvrijmetmij.nl

DREAM IT

– Creating a powerful intent

– Creating conditions for success, and defining what success means in your personal life – how does this look like in practice, for your personal situation?

– Creating a workschedule that guarantees highperformance

– Goal setting for Pro’s (you think you know how to do it, but you really don’t).

PLAN IT

– Organize your mailbox like a pro

– Time management tips that hack your life and career, the good way

– Type faster (not kidding!)

– Empty your mind so that you can focus on the task at hand, without losing all the brilliant ideas that have been floating around in your headspace

– The best tools, tricks and step-by-step videolessons that will instantly save you 15% of your time – more for most people

OWN IT

– Boost your creativity x 10

– Create unforgettable workweeks

– How to develop inspiration – even if you are not feeling it, at all

– Why passion is for suckers, and motivation is nonsense

– Aspiring to excellence

STICK IT

– Dealing with internal and external resistance

– The newest methods used by psychologists and other experts to help people overcome anxiety and self-doubt: I personally test them for you and explain how you can implement them at home.

– The guarantee to committing to success, and not falling  back into old habits – making sure that your next year, is even going to be better!

In the supported variant of this program, we will do all the above, but we will also dive into your personal project, make sure you get on track, keep going, know exactly what to do, and help you perfectionize it before you send it out into the world. Magic will happen, work will be done!

This online training is perfect for you if you:

  • Have a dream, goal or project you want to work on, but are unsure whether you can make it work
  • Feel like you could use support and encouragement from an experienced writer and creative entrepreneur
  • Are done with reading and hearing about ‘living your dream life’, and are ready for super concrete tricks on HOW TO GET THERE
  • Are ready to take a radically different approach towards creativity
  • Want to learn how to work with easy, flow and inspiration

FAQ

Are you productive?

People who know me typically say I’m extremely productive. Which is true, I guess, if you look at my output (next to my job as a researcher on risk, courage and high-performance, last year I’ve written and published a novel, published a non-fiction book, translated a third book, created a new E-course, hosted two podcasts, wrote over 10 academic articles and more than 40 articles for magazines). You can check out some of my work here, if you’d like! I also travel the world for my research-and writing work, volunteer for a good cause and have a dog and family members that I care for. But I don’t feel busy. I don’t act busy. In fact, I find plenty of time to ponder, make long hiking trips, rock climb, play, dance, have lunch with friends, ponder, draw and write in my journal. I get things done in relatively little time, because I am extremely productive when I’m working. I’ve learned how to do that over the years, and it’s nothing more than a (lifechanging) set of skills that you can learn to master, too. I’d be honored to teach you all the methods, that help me!

What do I need for this course?

An email account, a computer with a speakerbox and/or headphones, a journal and pen. That’s all folks.

What if I miss a class?

No problem at all! You can always catch up when time allows you. I make replays of groupcalls and Q&As, and all of the lessons can be downloaded whenever you want.

How much time will this cost me per week?

Reading through the material will cost you on average 20 minutes; the actual work time is 30 minutes to one hour. Better news: the lessons will help you to save time. By implementing them, you’ll notice that you will become able to do much more, in much less time. That having been said, it depends, of course, on the plan you want to develop and the project you want to work on.

What if I have no goals, or if I don't know what my dream life is?

No worries, if you feel that there is something inside of you, that is pulling you and that is longing for something more and different, deeper and more meaningful, then I’m gonna help you define your goals, get them crystal clear and achieve them.

When do we start?

The 2019- program is NOW admitting new clients. We will formally start at the 1st of the new year, but once you’ve subscribed, you’ll already receiving some pre-let’sdothisthing-assignments, Ebooks, planners and other motivational stuff – consider them our warm-ups. On 1 January, we all start together, so that we can make use of a shared work-energy and you will have an obvious baseline to start off with. If you want to start a bit later, that’s no problem at all. Once in, you will get access to all the content, and you can work on the lessons, see replays and co-work with your peers, whenever is convenient for you.

Can I take the course in a different language than English?

No, I only offer this course in English, because it is important to me that people from everywhere in the world can join in. If you are Dutch and you prefer to follow a course about fear and courage in your native language, then the Fearlessly Fearful E-course is available for you in Dutch.

Can I pay with PayPal and/or in USD?

Absolutely! After you have clicked the registration button, you will be led to a secured payment environment. From there you can pay via PayPal, Creditcard, or if you prefer, via bank transfer. You pay in the currency that you prefer.

Can I pay in monthly instalments?

Yes! If you join the supported program, you can.

Can I join in with a small project, for which I might not need the full year?

I do recommend you join the whole year to get the most complete results from the lessons and the work-energy in the peer-community, but there are, of course, projects and situations that may demand an exception. If you feel that you want to join in, but only for 6 months (minimum), please send me an Email and briefly tell me about your plan, so I can consider your application.