“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead
**Fun Update: After first launching the below free local meetup service four days ago, we already have 274 Living Legends from dozens of countries (including India, Russia, China, Nigeria and Argentina) who have applied to become “Hosts” to host local LYL meetups in their hometown! How crazy and amazing is that?!?!
And the best part is we’re having our first same-day Global Meetup on January 7th, 2014 – where events will be hosted all over the world on one day! Should be a real party. I sincerely hope you’ll decide to become a local host as well. I promise it will change your world. You people amaze me. Read on for details…
Today Marks the Beginning of Something Much Bigger than Live Your Legend
This morning I’m going to share something with you all that I think has the potential to change everything around here.
I’d like to think of this as the beginning of a new era and approach to finding and doing work you love.
Over the years, I’ve heard from tens of thousands of you through comments, emails and in-person events – and your number one question and request has always been the same…
“How can I meet inspiring and supportive people?”
Over the years, this has become more and more of the focus of Our Revolution here. And every time we’ve created a new way for you to connect with people who believe what you believe, the results have been mind-blowing.
It all started with the creation of the LYL movement and community. From there, we developed our private Action & Accountability Facebook Group, our Creators’ Guild Facebook Group and the How to Connect With Anyone course. We hand placed members into their own mastermind groups, created the Ultimate Mastermind Workbook, and started offering group coaching and mastermind placement for How to Connect With Anyone. And just this week, we added coaching and mastermind groups for our existing Live Off Your Passion members, too!
Each of these connection tools (many of which are totally free) have allowed our community to get even more powerful results in doing work that makes them come alive.
But I see the future of Live Your Legend as something much bigger than that. I see it as taking connection and community back into the real world, live, real-time in your hometown. This is the exact place where genuine connection existed long before the Internet came along.
That in-person local community is going to be a huge focus for Our Revolution going forward.
In fact, we’ve already had member-hosted events happening all over the world. There’s one in London and Australia each month. We had events in Sydney and Brisbane last Saturday. And other locations have included Zurich, New York, Florida, San Francisco, Portland, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Yale University (Connecticut), Montreal, Toronto and New Zealand, to name a few. The list goes on.
And the best part?
Almost every one of these events happen without my involvement or physical presence – as they should! After all, I’d hate to be the bottleneck.
All you to need to make magic are two inspired people who believe in the same things. That’s the amazing part.
I thank those of you who have already taken our movement to your hometown. I promise this is just the beginning.
You see, these meetups happen because of one simple fact…
When we begin to surround ourselves with the people doing the things we used to think were crazy and impossible, we start to believe in that same possibility.
And that’s when the world starts to change.
We’ve been working on this for the last few months and today is where you come in…
Today marks the official launch of Live Your Legend LOCAL.
We’ve been building a suite of tools and apps to make it unbelievably easy and fun for you to host your own in-person events in your hometown.
And to celebrate the launch, we are hosting our first-ever Global Same-Day Meetup on January 7th, 2014!!
This is where members of our community will host in-person meetups all over the world on the same day.
Our San Francisco meetup will be – of course – at Samovar Tea Lounge’s flagship downtown location (just like we did last year).
And then it’s up to all of you to decide where the other meetups will be. That’s where we need your help, support and drive.
This only works if you all take it upon yourself to become the host in your hometown.
So I’d like to personally invite you, as a member of our movement and Revolution to help each other find and do work we love…
Please Join Us & Become The Host In Your Hometown
It’s much simpler and more fun than you could imagine.
The purpose of hosting a Live Your Legend LOCAL event is simple: To bring inspiring people together in the real world.
Doing work you love is all about surrounding yourself with the people who make it possible. And there is no better way to genuinely and naturally connect with passionate and inspiring people in your hometown than to become the one who brings them together! As a host, you now get to become that person!
And the best part is that it’s super simple. Our existing team of local hosts has put together a set of tools and guidelines that not only make it possible, but incredibly doable – and a ton of fun! We’ll even take care of 95% of the promotion for you.
All you have to do is find a venue and be welcoming – then we’ll send invitations to our community members near your hometown.
We’ll even create a private Facebook Group for each city so you all can interact and connect before and after the event!
Plus, as a host, you’ll get private access to a host-only community forum where you can connect, share best practices and have some fun together.
And you just wait until you see the in-person connection app we’ve been building. More on that in the next few weeks.
Here’s what really matters…
Whether you meet with one person in a cafe or park or you decide to host 100 people at your favorite local restaurant is totally up to you. This is your world. All we care about is that you do your part to welcome and bring together like-minded people who believe in making a difference.
Dozens of members have already done it (and are happy to help) and trust me, you’ll honestly never be the same after you host your first event.
I thought that Alex, one of our long-time community members, said it best in a comment he recently left about our new Creators’ Guild. I think it applies perfectly to our next frontier as well…
“It’s genius, Scott. Regardless of the outcome – we’re all in this sandbox together and that’s all that matters. No one is left out who doesn’t want to be left out, (or is letting the fear talk them out of participating).”
That made me smile.
Everything we create, we create for you. To help you make your unique impact on the world. Without you there’s nothing.
So, if you’re in, please fill out this Event Host form below and we’ll get you all set up with our fun tools, guide, app and forum. If we have multiple host volunteers for the same city, then we’ll go with the person who filled out the form first (so act fast!). And we’ll connect all the hosts so you can plan the event together.
And for everyone else, mark Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 on your calendar. It’s going to be crazy. And I could not think of a better way to kick off the new year than with all of you.
Also, I want January 7th to mark the start of these meetups happening as a monthly routine all over the world. Because it’s showing up, on a consistent basis, that makes dreams real.
I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to see the mission of Live Your Legend with much more clarity and simplicity these days…
Bring. People. Together.
We’ll do our part as long as you promise to show up and do yours.
Here’s to the beginning of something big,
Please fill out the form below to become a host!
**Important Note for Attendees: We will announce the meetup locations and details once we have received all Host submissions and confirmed their participation. We hope to announce all the Jan 7th meetups at the beginning of December. Also, since we have a new and improved system, we are no longer using the Meetup Everywhere App. More event details will be coming soon.
For now just know it’s going down on January 7th, so be sure you’re available. And ideally, fill out the below form and become one of the hosts!
Don’t see a form? Click this link to fill it out: