As someone who lived most of his life in a previous century, I was having a hard time adjusting to random lockdowns and restrictions. I’ve always defined myself partly by my ability to travel in any direction, by car or airplane.

Of course it does no good to complain. In fact, the impulse to complain is really an invitation to transform. Something’s trying to get your attention.

We take so much for granted: freedom, health, possessions.

And when we lose those things, we get to see who we are without them. Turns out we’re rather resourceful after all.

The truth is, you can do so much more than you think you can, while watching and waiting for this old world to renew itself. (What to expect on that front in the video below)

One thing that has helped me immensely is rediscovering the passion I have for helping people get results with their online businesses.

That’s a spirit of service I can recommend whole-heartedly. One of the best things you can do for yourself and this whole world is to build a new world, but build it online. In fact, for many this will mean the difference between thriving and just barely surviving.

If you’ve grown weary of an increasingly limited menu of practical options, it might be time to look inside yourself, then see what you think about these ideas…

The Greenscreen Course (as yet unnamed) is trundling along. I still don’t have a firm date for launch except that it will be sometime this fall. And now it’s looking like it may well become part of something bigger.

More to come…

    16 replies to "How to Thrive by Taking Your Business Fully Online"

    • Tom Hailey

      Welcome back and thanks for this inspiring message. You ARE unstoppable!

      • Steven Washer

        That’s kind of you, Tom, but I meant for this to be about you, not me! 🙂

    • Gordon Mullan

      I couldn’t agree more with this! Whatever you build, make sure it works online, and can be done without physical presence.

      This isn’t just information sharing, coaching and teaching businesses, but even businesses and industries traditionally thought of as needing physical presence e.g.

      * Waiting tables (

      * Doing surgery ()

      * Driving a vehicle (

      * Being a keynote speaker at a physical event, when you’re not there (

      • Steven Washer

        Speaker holograms? Very cool and spooky! Thanks for sharing, Gordon!

    • Joshua Popenoe

      Very nice, Steve. Happy to see you back in action again.


      • Steven Washer

        Thank you, Josh! Happy to be back…

    • Randal V

      Steve, I enjoy your tangential meanderings through the mind and soul. I find it refreshing – thank you. I’m calling this Washer’s Words of Wisdom. It’s maybe a combination of Tao Te Ching, the legendary Wayne Dyer or a similar orator and other philosophical luminaries all within the interpretive umbrella of Steve Washer. …and presented against the backdrop of the mind’s greenscreen.

      • Steven Washer

        Thank you for the kind words, Randal.
        (May I quote you on “the mind’s greenscreen”?) 🙂

      • Penny Hansen

        Funny, Randal. Video haiku.

        Good post, Steve.

    • Gordon Isman

      Welcome back Steve! And congrats on the ten years of great service you’ve provided hrough your great body of work and teachings. Wishing you many more great years.

      • Steven Washer

        Thanks Gordo! Great to see you again!

    • Jay Creighton

      Congratulations, Steve, on 10 years of great videos, which only get better and better–though the earlier ones were awesome as well. Thanks for all of your help and guidance. And thanks for another great, inspirational video. (And, you’re right, the Lumix GH5S that we both have really shows how mediocre webcams are! I’m glad you told me about this camera!)

      • Steven Washer

        You know, a member of Inner Circle told me about that camera a couple of years ago. It’s really a group effort around here! 🙂

    • Tammy Kabell

      I LOVE this video, Steve, as you said I would! I can tell your viewers from experience that the prospective clients I talk with that have watched several of my videos are SO much warmer than those that have come from other sources. It changes my close rate from the average 22% to well over 30%. I guess it’s the reward for showing up in a bigger way.

      As always, I appreciate your wisdom and your separation from the herd.

      • Steven Washer

        Congrats, Tammy! I’m sure that 8% represents a chunky increase to the bottom line. 🙂

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