Welcome to the new and improved NexTwelve.com! While posts on NexTwelve.com have been less frequent as of late, there has been a lot going on behind the scenes and I can’t wait to tell you more. Frankly, I’ve been looking forward to writing this little post for months!

As many of you know, this re-design has been a long time in coming. In fact, it started last September. Of course, being the overly ambitious person that I am, I was confident that I could have it completed by mid-November… Ahem… 2012.

And here we are eight months later…

But that’s life. As we discussed last post – when it comes to success, it’s a long way up the hill… And that’s ok!

I’m pleased to welcome you to the new site – I think you’ll be excited about the changes taking place!

 

 

The Rundown

Here’s a quick look at what’s going on:

A New Look – First, as you can tell, NexTwelve.com is new and much improved. The blog has finally moved off the free WordPress platform and is now self-hosted. What’s more, it’s been professionally redesigned by my friend Shannon Roddy at South Pasadena Web Design. It’s finally become what I’ve long envisioned and something that will do the content justice. I hope you like it!

A New Contributor – You’ll also notice a new presence on Nextwelve.com. I pestered my friend and mentor, Dr. Steve Gerali, constantly for more than a year and he finally gave in. Steve is an incredible man and one of my favorite people on the planet, and I am extremely excited to share him with NexTwelve.com readers. He’ll be writing regularly, so check out his bio and please don’t hesitate to say hello.

A New eBook – As some of you know, my 60-page ebook, 12 Ways to Maximize Your Next Twelve, has been finished for quite some time. Now it’s available to all new subscribers for free. I’ll also be emailing a link to all current email subscribers so you too can download a free copy. It’s my way of saying thank you for being a part of what we’re doing here at NexTwelve.com and I hope you enjoy it!

New Projects – There are several other new things continuing to develop behind the scenes here at NexTwelve.com. Look for them to surface in the coming months. First, you’ll notice the ‘Speaking’ tab at the top of this page. Many of you know that I love equipping and encouraging people and dream of one day becoming a respected inspirational author and speaker. Well, that dream starts now. Steve is a widely known speaker with legit global credibility and he’s helping me get started. In addition, we’re also working on a book! You’ll hear more about it and have a chance to give us feedback (and even help us write it) in the months ahead.

More Outreach – Finally, we will be ramping up our guest posting efforts. Accordingly, we’re going to experiment with posting frequency here at NexTwelve.com. Thus far, I’ve been posting once per week, or 4 to 5 times per month. Instead, we’re going to shift to 2 to 4 times per month. We feel that this will allow us to develop higher quality content and invest more time in growing the blog, as well. As this experiment proceeds, please let us know your thoughts.

This is going to be fun!

And Thank You

Finally, I just want to end with a quick “thank you” to current NexTwelve.com readers. I have appreciated your participation and feedback, encouraging emails and Facebook messages, and presence here on the blog.

NexTwelve.com is a treasure to me. It’s a dream that I am pursuing and a vessel into which I pour many hopes, much heart, and a variety of good intentions. But really, NexTwelve.com is you, the reader. Without you, NexTwelve.com is nothing, and I can’t tell you how much your participation means.

Here’s to learning to live stories worth telling together!

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