What Do Shakespeare, Newton And YOU Have In Common?

All had the luxury of “free time” during a pandemic.

During the plague ‘lockdown’ in London, William Shakespeare found himself with lots of free time on his hands, so he got to writing.

He composed King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra before the year was over.

But Shakespeare isn’t the only person who produced some of his best work in quarantine.

In 1665, when Isaac Newton was in his early 20s, one of the last major outbreaks of the bubonic plague hit the country.

Forced to retreat to his family’s estate, he produced some of his best work during his year in quarantine.

I’m an eternal optimist and I believe that the COVID-19 lockdown is the perfect time to create that masterpiece that’s within each and every one of us.

Whether you’ve always wanted to write a book, build a blog, create an online course, start a new business, or paint your own masterpiece, this is YOUR time and there’s no better time to create than now.

Not when you have everything you need to learn HOW online at your fingertips.

Want to write a novel or a non-fiction book? Check out some of the best creative writing classes by bestselling and famous authors.

Want to start a new career as a freelance writer? Learn how with some of the best freelance writing courses.

Want to start a blog and make money blogging? Here’s everything you need to get started.

Want to start a new business? Get business coaching to help you write a business plan.

Want to create an online course or digital product? Sign up for Teachable’s Free online conference, 2020 Reach Summit, that starts Tuesday, March 24th.

Teachable is an amazing platform that allows you to build and sell digital products and courses — without all the tech hassles of video hosting, setting up payment gateways, and having to custom code anything.

In fact, I use it for my own online school, Naaree Academy.

They have over 30,000 creators who’ve collectively generated over $300 million in digital product sales.

And their creators are typically just normal folks, who have created successful courses spanning every topic, including:

✓ Watercolour painting

✓ Parenting

✓ Drone flying

✓ Woodworking

✓ Hand lettering

✓ Tennis coaching

✓ Dog training

✓ Guitar playing

✓ Languages

✓ Programming

✓ Traveling Europe

✓ Gardening

✓ Blacksmithing

✓ Calligraphy

✓ Business

…and thousands of other topics.

I believe you have a masterpiece in you!

And any which way you choose to create it, you’ll find some tools and resources to help you above.

I look forward to seeing you share your own masterpiece with the world.

Stay safe, stay healthy!

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