“Do nothing but put a group of passionate, inspired, crazy people in a room together, and the world-changing will take care of itself. “
- The LYL Creed
The Power of Having the Right People in the Same Room…
Today is a big day for all of us.
We are launching a free tool that I think will dramatically change the impact that our community and this revolution has on all of us (and the world). It’s been in the works for months and I’m damn excited!
As of this morning, the Live Your Legend LIVE Event Field Kit is available to download. And it’s 100% free to all our community members (you can download it at the end of this article – and the kit also includes a graphic poster of the LYL Creed which has never been published on LYL!).
The Field Kit is a very comprehensive step-by-step guide to hosting your own LYL live meetup anywhere in the world. But more importantly, it’s a tool for dramatically transforming your surroundings.
If you’re interested in hosting or attending an event, please leave your city & country in the comments!
Now let’s talk about why I believe this project has so much damn potential to help us…
Community. Is. Everything. Now You’re In Control.
Lately I have been thinking a lot about the 10-30+ year vision of Live Your Legend.
And I can sum that vision into one word: Community.
I used to think the purpose of LYL was to provide you with the tools to find and do work you love. Sure that’s a huge part, but over the past few years I’ve realized the tools are secondary.
By far the most powerful ingredient in doing what matters, is surrounding yourself with the people who make it possible.
If we can put ourselves in an environment where the people around us inspire, support, help and encourage us to push limits, pursue our passions & ideas and make our own impact, magic starts to happen.
In the right environment I believe anyone with enough conviction, can begin to move mountains.
That’s how marathons get run, businesses get launched, and the world starts to change.
So that is the real purpose of our community, movement and Revolution at Live Your Legend: To provide the environment and resources to help you find and do work you love, by building a supportive community of inspired people to make it possible.
I believe this community is one of the core pillars that sets us apart from the thousands of other generic “follow your passion” type sites out there.
That’s why we created the Ultimate Mastermind Workbook, How to Connect with Anyone and now the Field Kit. It’s also why the future of LYL will be laser focused on building and connecting the most passionate and supportive community of Living Legends on the planet.
Because people transform our potential.
YOU are that community.
That’s the beauty of it. Without you, LYL would be nothing more than text on a screen.
But add 37,000 passionate people (from 177 countries) to the equation, who believe in possibility, and we start to have a legitimate revolution.
This community began online, but the true power comes when we meet face-to-face in the real world – When we spend time around each other on a day-to-day basis, sharing ideas and making real progress.
I noticed this first-hand during our LYL LIVE event last year at Samovar Tea Lounge in San Francisco. The energy of the 100+ of you in the room was like nothing I’ve ever felt. People were in tears. They were inspired. Their thinking started to change. And as a result, so did their actions.
But it wasn’t because of Scott Dinsmore or even Live Your Legend.
No, it was because for the first time in many of their lives, they were surrounded by people who believed what they believed. For the first time, instead of being told they were stupid for thinking differently, they were encouraged and supported. And that is when everything starts to change.
It’s All of Our Responsibility to Become the ‘Host’
My goal is for these in-person meetups and events to start happening all over the world.
And they already are.
Four weeks ago, Leah, Naz, Melanie and Nikki, from our LYL and Connect with Anyone communities decided to host their very own LYL meetup in Sydney, Australia, at a pub near the Opera House. Nearly 30 Living Legends showed up and spent hours trading ideas and, well…partying. And it was all their idea, not mine. They did it all on their own! My eyes began to water when I got on the live video feed during the event, along with people from four other continents. You can read more about their Sydney event here.
Oh and these women met as a result of our Community Maven Liz Seda placing them in a mastermind team through our Connect with Anyone course. They’ve since launched The Pursuit of Purpose, a business they founded together (and they’ve done a damn good job with it!).
All Liz and I did was connect a few passionate people. They did the rest…
The power of putting the right people in a room together cannot be overestimated.
They even had a videographer there. Here’s a 2-minute video from their event.
This is so far beyond what I’d dreamed about when I first launched Live Your Legend.
And weeks ago another group met in Vancouver. A week before that Yaron hosted a meetup in London, and his next is this Sunday at 1pm (you all are welcome to join!). Plenty more have happened over the past months. A group of PhD students even formed a LYL club at their university last year!
Other members of our community have offered to host events in…
- The Dominican Republic
- New York
- Buenos Aires
- Hong Kong
- Just to name a few…
Just think for a minute what this community and movement could become if every one of us became the leader and began to host their own events in their hometowns?
It could start to get crazy very very fast. And something tells me that’s exactly what’s about to happen.
Because with the right community the impossible becomes possible, and people become unstoppable.
Download the Step-by-Step Guide to Transforming Your Surroundings
So today I’m asking you to become the host in your own town – not for LYL but for yourself and for the people around you. To be the person who decides to bring those people together who can make all the difference.
I plan to host a lot of events in the months and years to come, but you do not need me to change your surroundings. I don’t want to be the bottleneck.
So I’m transferring the power and control from me to you. Actually, from me to US.
This kit is a year in the making and has taken weeks of creation and design work by half a dozen people. In fact Leah, Naz and Melanie created the first 23-page draft after they hosted their Syndey event. And I didn’t even ask them to – that’s the power of a common vision! Thank you for everything ladies. You’ve helped change the game in a big way. Oh and Michael Paradise also crushed it with the sexy design.
The kit is comprehensive and is designed to provide everything you need to transform your surroundings by hosting your own live meetups in your hometown. Feel free to follow every step or none at all. Whether it’s for two people or 200 makes no difference. You don’t even have to mention LYL if you don’t want to.
All we care about is that you do your part to bring people together to help each other make an impact and do work that matters. That is what makes the impossible not only possible, but probable. We can’t wait to see what you do with it…
- The Quick Start Guide: General guidance for hosting successful events.
- Core Values to Guide Your Event
- Live Event Detailed Agenda & Guide: More specific step-by-step guidance on agenda ideas, talking points and just about everything else you could imagine
- Email Templates: Specific scripts for getting the word out and building excitement
- Event Checklist: The specific things you want to be sure you have on the big day
- LYL Creed Poster: A high-res graphic representation of the LYL way of life, that you could print for the event (no one has seen this until today!)
- LYL Logo Banner: A high-res printable LYL sign to let people know they’re in the right place!
- Access to our community of 37,000+ people to promote your event: I’m happy to send an email to the members of our community who live in your city or country!
I hope to look back on today’s post as a tipping point.
In order for a revolution to reach its full potential, everyone must take on role of the leader. I want to do everything possible to put the power in all of your hands.
I see today as being the biggest step in the that direction in the history of LYL.
Environment is everything.
And it’s 100% in our control.
You are the only one who can transform your surroundings.
I’m doing my part.
And I appreciate you taking the next step to do yours.
We are here to help any way we can.
Now, as a member of this community I ask that you do two things:
1. Download the free LYL Live Event Field Kit here and spend a few minutes browsing through it (the design files are gorgeous and big, so be patient as it downloads!)
3. If you want to host (or attend) an event in your home town? Please fill out this Meetup doc in our LYL Facebook Group. You must be a member of the FB group to edit the doc. If you’re aren’t a member, just request access on this page and we will grant it to you. We’ll do everything in our power to make it successful.
P.S. Also you can access the recording of our free webinar on How To Transform Your Surroundings & Create Your In-Person Passionate Community here.
Thank you all for making this movement what it is.