In less than a month from now, it will be 10 years that Psychotactics has been around. And we think it's something worth celebrating.
So what can we do?
Even if you've never posted before, I'd encourage you to volunteer your ideas so that we can make this event something special.
Will you help with your ideas? All ideas are welcome, no matter how small or big. We'll see what we can do (as you know we will)
Where do you post your ideas?
Here is the link
10 years Psychotactics: My ideas
P.S. If you need any help, please let me know. If you'd rather send me your ideas in an email instead, that's wonderful too.
Bill Butler says
Am reading your book for the second time.
David Geer says
May your second ten out shine your first ten.
Have a blessed day!
Jamie Turner says
Congratulations on 10 years, Sean! You provide intelligent, actionable content that continues to impress.
I’m not surprised you have followers all over the globe.
Here’s to another 10 years! And another 10 after that!
Doug Greene says
Run with 10! Top 10, that is.
* YOUR favorite top 10 posts over the past 10 years?
* Your READER’s top 10 posts over the past 10 years?
* The top 10 questions people ask you about psychotactics.
* The top 10 questions people SHOULD be asking about pyschotactics.
* The top 10 tips/ suggestions/ action items people can do to maximize psychotactics in their business.
I might come up with more, but that seems like a good starting point.
How about a special workshop for subscribers? That’s too cliche I guess.
Maybe a new book. Or something epic like the to
time when you gave Brain Audit for free!
tom wall says
10 years of operating a successful business on the web is phenomenal. Well deserved longevity, Sean. You should celebrate your own expertise and all those who have helped you. And never forget your loyal and intelligent customers.
My idea is this: choose, at random, 10 people who have left comments on your site and award them with 10 prizes from the most valuable down to the 10th most valuable (in your eyes).
Matthew D'haemer says
Shouldn’t we be doing something for you? We’ve been getting goodies for 10 years…
A big thanks for your enthusiasm, the seed of all your great insights and the benefits there of… !!!
If this was Facebook I would totally “like” this comment 🙂
I have enjoyed your ezine and the materials I have purchased over the years. Just keep send out great information and maybe add some screencasts in addition to your ezine. Sometimes it is nice to see visuals with sound as an added mode of retention. Just a thought.
Paul Smith says
I am just now learning how to use Psycotactics. I was a little slow to read all of your e-letters, but I am catching up.
I am on the 2nd time t hrough your book.
At this time I don’t have any Great Ideas to share, other than keep up the Great Work.
Lawton Howell says
First, CONGRATS on 10 years of service! Second, reward yourself with a special gift to YOU. Something really cool, inspirational and only you could give. Third, how about a 10 Year Anniversary Bonanza: Sponsor a contest, drawing,raffle, competition or ???? for 10 people to join you for a private retreat, all expenses paid to your home!
Jane Knight says
Thanks for SO much excellent information. I always look forward to reading your emails and following the links. I would REALLY like Sean to run an actual workshop in NZ around Uniqueness etc.
I have never commented before but how can I not. Happy 10th. To celebrate 10 years of something such as top 10 expriences.
CONGRATS! I just recently purchased your brain audit and already it’s changed how I approach my job and my business. Thank you soooo much! I LOVE IT!
I think Matthew D’haemer was onto something … we should be doing something for YOU!
All the best for the decade ahead Sean!!! 🙂
Anthony Smits says
Ten years; wow! It went fast. Congratulations Sean and Renuka; no couple deserves to have flourished and prospered more than you have. As for first-decade celebration ideas, why not something along the lines of ‘the Pychotactics making a difference award’. To paraphrase Lawton’s thought – ‘something only you could inspire us to be part of’. In the spirit of Owen Glenn and his ilk, etc.
Sean D'Souza says
Anthony: we still have your coasters on our coffee table. So good to hear from you after all these years.
Take some time out and enjoy 10 sweet treats from around the world – I’d love to send you some home made Scottish tablet to get you started 🙂
Roger Ellman says
Thank you. Thanks for the great insights, techniques, methodology and know- how.
Apart from that on this Sunday in this times zone of the world, I can only say, inspired by the Olympic women marathoners race….keep on runnin’!
And have a free moment of enjoyment and all round reward any time when you need to thank that person, or that group, on Thankly.com – yours to enjoy.
But then….there it is, perhaps the Olypics is the inspiration needed… “when winning is the only thing”….”when competing is all that matters”….”when a bronze is better than a gold!” – all titles which may prompt a thought, useful or not!! Best wishes, Roger
Tania Garbes says
Congratulations on 10 years. People should be doing something for you, 10 years is a long time to have been giving to everyone else.
What about a top 10 list of all business must do’s if they want to still be in business in 10 years.
Paul Zarifeh says
Thanks for your continuous patter and very helpful advice and guidance. I’ve only experienced it for a few of those years.
I’d like to do something for you. I’m not sure if you are into any water sports but go to our website and choose a wetsuit style and model you’d like. Complete an order and I’ll look after it.
Keep up the vibe … its awesome!
G Dino says
Congratulations! A decade after and still going strong!
Since the conception of Psychotactics ten years ago, outsourcing managed services such as copywriting and content development has become rampant, and sometimes even best practice – depending on the service or process outsourced. I’m sure you have a lot of people from overseas (like me) who would love to participate in a workshop or similar event but are not able to. I’m not sure if you’ve done it before (only subscribed for about a year now), but it would be nice to hold something for an international audience, like multiple events on 10 separate venues (just so it’s aligned with your 10 year celebration) for an international audience. Talk about or discuss 10 modern points of focus on a specific subject. Something like that. Just putting it out there.
Tom Armstrong says
Sean and Renuka,
First off, as others have commented, congratulations for building a successful business and keeping your customers so well taken care of! That is a challenge for any business, online or off.
Several have suggested some sort of contest, giveaway, raffle, ……… For my 2cents worth, how about selecting your second favorite course, program, book, whatever to give to all members. But it has to have “10” in the title or subject! Maybe along the lines of the movie “10” with Bo Derek (I believe that is correct, and only the oldsters in the group will understand. The young’uns will have no clue to it. Sort of like: How many Psychotactical People actually know what an “E-ticket ride” is. Anyhow)
Another idea: releasing a special 10 year edition of all the vanishing reports, which would include all of them, plus a few others items of your choosing, for everybody!
Or maybe a really large dark chocolate torte that somehow gets sent out to everybody.
Whatever the special anniversary process is, I am sure all will enjoy it!
Jason Buckley says
HBTY, HBTY, HBDPT, HBDTY!
I find big numbers are a good way of celebrating success. A friend of mine will see the 10,000th child attend one of his courses this year, and he’s also started numbering the courses (I’m helping out on 779 in a few weeks time). It gives me a sense of pride to be part of something that has had that sort of scale and continuity. I also share with the helpers on my outdoor business the number of “camper nights” of expeditions we provide each year. It’s not about measuring things for targets or “KPIs” etc, but about feeling, “Wow, that’s a lot, and we made that happen”.
I wonder what big numbers there are that you’ll be hitting this year – like the total number of posts on forums, people on courses, articles written (by you but moreover by people who have learned from you). So a mixture of figures that are about psychotactics as a business and also ones that are about what customers have done and achieved.
But that’s still not an event or something to do, which I think is what you’re asking. Maybe you could ask everyone on your lists to post something they’ve done as a result of reading your stuff, and something they’re going to do in the next 30 days. Give a particular time to post – say exactly 12 noon wherever in the world you are on the anniversary day. So if everyone stuck to that, there would be a demonstration not just of the numbers of people involved but of their spread around the world, as the posts appear in a series of time zones. Psychotactics Round the World Trip etc.
Les Sinclair says
You’ve done so much in Ten years. Imagine 10 years worth of popular ideas. Your Top Ten. Do a world wide webinar. Invite everyone and let us sponge from your brain.
Steve Bagley says
What’s new on the horizon – not that you haven’t done enough already and given that I am a newbie I will most likely be busy for sometime implementing your strategies – but even you are looking out 6 mos to 5 years – what excites you?
David Harris says
As many of you have already pointed out Sean has done so much for us so maybe this should not be about what he can do for us but maybe more about what we can do for him and Psychotactics to help him celebrate this significant milestone?
I have been following Sean and Psychotactics since I stumbled upon his website in February 2009, I have learned so much from his articles and website about myself and some of the keys and inner workings of this fearsome thing called Marketing. Thank you so much Sean.
I have spent some time since this post first hit my inbox reflecting on what I have learned even though I have never attended one of Seans much famed and talked about courses or Seminars, I wish I could but unfortunately that remains beyond my reach and resources, one day hopefully.
While I am not sure exactly what we could do, surprise party at a mystery location, Flash Mob surprise home visit, one day congratulatory email blitz etc I am sure that there is someone here that is much more capable than me to bring something together to honour the work and commitment that Sean has put in over the last 10 years.
Congratulations Sean on reaching a significant milestone and for the quality of what you have developed and do, truely remarkable, be proud of your achievement as you truly deserve it.
We can say thanks for embedding pay forward.
Ann Shea says
a decade…hurray for you Sean, and all of us that consume your wise words and feast on fun images that come from your fertile brain! Like David, I immediately thought of a flash mob event, if possible at several locations worldwide the same day.
I am an ardent tango dancer and have been involved in a flash mob in Montreal in the subway there. All of a sudden, strains of tango music fill the corridors and platforms, and instantly ordinary commuters scattered around become couples who perform wonderful interpretations of this form of expression for just a minute or two, until the music ends, and the disappear again as ordinary citizens into the crowd. In my version of this celebration, the dancers would wear Sean’s T-shirts (only with the drawing on the back–you’ll see why when you see sample video), all the same bright color. (Offered the shirts online at cost to the dancers. Of course, it gets on YouTube and everybody gets to enjoy. See a sample event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hltufBnlBY
BTW, Tango dancers are very spontaneous, love to do this thing, and are all connected on Facebook. Sean, let me know if you are interested and I can contact some tango people in various communities. I can also post it here: http://www.tangomango.org/ It would be pleasure to help.
* Have a cartooning/drawing party for underprivileged kids at a nearby zoo. Celebrity guest in residence…guess who?? Co-organizers of the event…your own kids. Never underestimate the brain power of a young’un.
* Work with a local bakery to have them make cupcakes with an image you make. See samples of how creative (if not completely edible??) bakers are these days http://bit.ly/ROEBXV. Host a tea party for some college students majoring in videography and serve them up with a few other delectables.
* I like the webinar idea too! I’d be there in a nanosecond.
Ann in Miami
Dear Sean (and Renuka!)
First of all: congratulations on your anniversary. Wow, a decade…
10 years of which I’m only aware of the last two years. But a very impactful awareness is has been so far and will be for years to come I trust.
As for an idea to celebrate: What has recently encouraged me very much was you sharing in an article that ‘The Brain Audit’ started out as only a 16-page document (including fillers 😉 ).
The encouragement comes from knowing that a business that I trust, use and see as successful, has started out small as well.
So my suggestion would be to show us how Psychotactics developed over the years. Year 1, 2, 3 – 10. What changed each year? What was YOUR biggest learning each year.
To me as a starting business owner, and I believe to many others, this would be a tremendous source of encouragement and support.
Thanks for all you do!
Shel Horowitz - Green/Ethical Marketing Expert says
Congrats, Sean and Renuka. I don’t remember when I started following you or how I discovered you–but the earliest e-mail I’ve saved from you dates to 2005. And now I’ve got a nice fat folder of your wisdom with 137 posts that I refused to throw away after I read them.:-)
I’d ask ten or 20 or whatever number of your students to share the one tip from you that has changed the way they do business (but no repeats!)–make it a nice little e-book that you give away, and each entry has the tip, the picture, website, and three-line bio of the person who recommended it. This makes them look good and you look good, and of course you include bounce-back offers and make it freely distributable.
Shel Horowitz, green and ethical marketing consultant
Most recent book: Guerilla Marketing Goes Green