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Announcing LYL LOCAL Meetups: 142 Cities in 44 Countries all on Jan 7th – Sign Up Today!

Announcing LYL LOCAL Meetups: 142 Cities in 44 Countries all on Jan 7th – Sign Up Today!

Live Your Legend Local

“The days of feeling like you and your “crazy” ideas are all alone in this world are over! We’re now officially in your corner. All that’s left to do is show up.”

– Live Your Legend LOCAL Team

**Your task today is fun and simple: Look for your city (or a city near you) below, click the link and register for your local LYL Meetup. It’s all happening on January 7th. It’s time to take this revolution to the real world!

We Are Having a Party all Over the World – And We Want YOU There!

Lately I’ve been so excited I can hardly sleep.

I see the core focus of Live Your Legend as being quite simple: Bring inspiring people together to help each other do work they love and change the world.

If we can do this online and in the real world, we can start to create more change and possibility than any single activity.

And I see the in-person part of this as a HUGE part of the future of Live Your Legend. And something that’s terribly underserved in a world obsessed with online connection and social networks.

That’s why we’ve recently launched our Live Your Legend LOCAL initiative – a way for Living Legends (all of you) to host and attend your own local events in your hometowns around the world.

When we first announced this a few weeks ago, you all went crazy with it.

And as a result we now have over 200 Hosts in 142 cities in 44 countries who will be hosting their own local meetups all over the world, on the same day, on January 7, 2014.

How crazy is that?!

On January 7th, we are hosting our first same-day global meetup, and it’s going to be an absolute party.

We’re actually even building a custom in-person connection app and website which we’ll be announcing next week (hopefully – it’s taken waaaay more effort to build than we thought. No surprise ;).

Take a second to think about this…

What if there were a place where anyone could go to find passionate and inspiring people in their local community, anywhere in the world, who believed in the same values and possibilities, and could help each other succeed in doing work that matters – both to you and to the world?

And imagine if that group met at least every month to discuss and build upon their big ideas.

What would that look like?

We’re building Live Your Legend LOCAL to find out.

It’s all based on a simple principle:

The fastest way to do the things you don’t think can be done is to hang around people already doing them.

Our goal is to help you find and do work that makes you come alive – by surrounding yourself with the people who make it possible. And there is no better way to genuinely and naturally connect with passionate, inspiring people than meeting them in the real world.

We believe that the world is at the heart of a global connection crisis.

In a world of never-ending online “connections” and friend requests, true friends are becoming fewer and farther between. We have lost sight of what it means to genuinely connect with another human in real time. To sit down with them and share our ideas and struggles. To discuss and discover what’s really possible.

The Internet has allowed us to connect with amazing individuals from all over the world, but we sometimes forget or undervalue the power of sitting in the same room with a living, breathing person. Those connections are essential, especially when you’re on the road less traveled – as all of us are!

So this is our next big step in solving that problem.

The days of feeling like you and your “crazy” ideas are all alone in this world are over!

We’re now officially in your corner. And right down the street. 🙂

All that’s left to do is show up.

Your task today is simple: Please find your city or a city near you below, click the link and register for your local LYL Meetup. 

I cannot wait to see what happens on January 7th!

I think it’s the start of something bigger than we can all imagine.

And I’m so glad and grateful to have you all a part of it.

It’s time to show up and join the party!

-Scott

Below is a list of all our events by continent. Find one near you or search the page for your city, state or country. On a Mac just hit “Command + F”. Welcome to the party and Enjoy!

**Note: The exact venue locations for each event have yet to be decided by the hosts, so don’t worry about that when registering. Just know that they are happening on January 7th and they’re going to be awesome! More details coming soon…

[Update 12/23/13] Our Live Your Legend LOCAL App and Website is now live. It’s a free tool for finding and registering for a meetup near you. Click here to check out the new Live Your Legend LOCAL Site!

North America

Calgary, CanadaLondon, CanadaEdmonton, CanadaKelowna, CanadaMontreal, Canada

Ottawa, Canada

Toronto, Canada

Vancouver, Canada

Victoria, Canada

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Beaumont, Texas, United States

Berkeley, California, United States

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Boise, Idaho, United States

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Clarion, Iowa, United States

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

Denver, Colorado, United States

Destin, Florida, United States

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Everett, Washington, United States

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Houston, Texas, United States

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Ithaca, New York, United StatesLas Vegas, Nevada, United StatesJamestown, North Dakota, United StatesLos Angeles, California, United StatesMiami Beach, Florida, United States

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

New York City, New York, United States

Orlando, Florida, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Portland, Maine, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Reno, Nevada, United States

Richmond, Virginia, United States

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

San Antonio, Texas, United States

San Diego, California, United States

San Francisco, California, United States (flagship event hosted by Scott at Samovar Tea Lounge)

San Mateo, California, United States

San Ramon, California, United States

Long Beach, California, United States

Santa Barbara, California, United States

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Santa Monica, California, United States

Santa Rosa, California, United States

Seattle, Washington, United States

Spencer, Iowa, United States

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States

Tampa, Florida, United States

Fairfax & Tysons, Virginia, United States

Valencia, California, United States

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

Washington DC, United States

South America

Buenos Aires, ArgentinaSalta, ArgentinaBridgetown, Barbados Santiago, ChileQuito, EcuadorRio de Janeiro, BrazilBrasilia, Brazil

Europe

Sofia, BulgariaBirmingham, EnglandCopenhagen, DenmarkParis, FranceBerlin, Germany

Bremen, Germany

Cologne, Germany

Heidelberg, Germany

Karlsruhe, Germany

Wiesbaden, Germany

Munich, Germany

Dublin, Ireland

Bergamo, Italy

Riga, Latvia

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Leiria, PortugalGothenburg, SwedenEdinburgh, ScotlandBarcelona, SpainStockholm, Sweden

Geneva, Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland

Leeds, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

York, United Kingdom

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Bristol, United Kingdom

Fareham, United Kingdom

Hull, United Kingdom

Asia

Guangzhou, ChinaJilin City, ChinaLiuzhou, ChinaHong Kong, ChinaBangalore, India

Chennai, India

New Delhi, India

Pune, India

Bali, Indonesia

Kiryat Tivon, Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel

Amman, Jordan

Tokyo, JapanKuwaitKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaManila, PhilippinesSingapore

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Taiwan

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hanoi, Vietnam

Australia

Bega, AustraliaBrisbane, AustraliaCanberra, AustraliaMelbourne, AustraliaPerth, Australia Sunshine Coast, AustraliaSydney, AustraliaAuckland, New ZealandWellington, New ZealandHobart, Tasmania, Australia

Africa

Alezandria, EgyptKisumu, KenyaNairobi, Kenya Johannesburg, South AfricaCape Town, South AfricaKampala, Uganda
39 Comments
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    Posted at 12:53h, 12 December Reply

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  • Ishwerdas
    Posted at 14:31h, 12 December Reply

    Wow, that’s great. I want to have one in my city Ludhiana, I can organize it. Any ideas, suggestions or guidance?

    • Scott
      Posted at 08:34h, 17 December Reply

      Absolutely! Can you just send us an email to events [at] liveyourlegend [dot] net and we’ll get you all sorted out asap. Awesome to have you with us!

  • Deborah
    Posted at 15:09h, 12 December Reply

    Wow! – That’s exactly the same date that Danielle LaPorte is doing her world wide Desire Map book groups – people meeting up all over the world to discuss their lives and how to make them more amazing. And now you’re announcing a really similar activity. Is this really a coincidence? Is the number 7 that powerful? The internet makes the world so small and so big at the same time.

    • Scott
      Posted at 15:25h, 12 December Reply

      Whoa that’s crazy! I had no idea. And her and I have actually traded some ideas. But not about that. That’s wild. Maybe we could combine forces. Crazy coincidence!

      • Edwin Abudho
        Posted at 12:38h, 12 January Reply

        Hi Mr Scott l had an opportunity to attend live your Legend Local Kisumu on 7th January led by Ben Didacus it was quite awesome!l felt all my fears were disappearing!

    • Lik Fenix
      Posted at 16:29h, 12 December Reply

      Hey, Deborah, I have also noticed that 🙂
      Actually, I have decided to represent both communities. I won’t be mixing the events – the book club will be devoted to the book, so there’ll be slightly different focus. But I’ll encourage the people to participate where they can!

      • Scott
        Posted at 20:10h, 12 December Reply

        Oh that’s great thinking Lik. How are you thinking about doing that? Will you do one event during the day and one at night?

        I’m sure there’s room for both at the same time. All we care about at LYL is that you get together to talk about something that matters. I’d rather join forces than be separate.

        And keep in mind Jan 7th is day one of a very long series of monthly interactions (or more often!). This is just the kickoff :). If you must do them on the 6th or 5th or whatever, that’s find too. Obviously more fun to do all on the same day but all that matters is that you get together and help each other make an impact! We welcome everyone…

  • Etienne
    Posted at 18:59h, 12 December Reply

    Hi Scott. Excellent message! However, a person from Montreal will be disappointed : the link is dead. Please use http://lylmontreal.eventbrite.com or http://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-your-legend-meetup-montreal-canada-tickets-9762256171

    Etienne

  • Etienne
    Posted at 19:01h, 12 December Reply

    Another note to all non-US organizers: don’t forget to change the currency to something local.

    • Scott
      Posted at 20:10h, 12 December Reply

      Oh yeah – good call Etienne!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 22:57h, 12 December Reply

    Hey Scott! I tried to submit a host form the other day but never got a confirmation email.. maybe I’m a little bit late..? Anyways, I would like to be a host if it’s still possible 🙂 I’m in Seoul, South Korea and I don’t see Korea on the list yet. Let me know! Thanks!

    • Scott
      Posted at 14:14h, 14 December Reply

      Awesome – we’d love to have you! Could you send an email to events [at] liveyourlegend.net and we’ll get you all set up? So cool you’ll be representing out there!

  • Lee
    Posted at 05:35h, 13 December Reply

    Hello Team Live Your Legend!

    I think I am up and running now! (York, UK). Apologies for messing up the profile! I can see that I’m not the only one:) I encourage everyone to watch the video we received, it makes it all much easier and clearer.
    I’m looking forward to this ride and would love other organisers to look me up on Twitter, share ideas and progress etc?

    ….and, if you are in York on the 7th of Jan……

    Cheers,

    Lee

    • Scott
      Posted at 14:15h, 14 December Reply

      Yeahhhhh Lee!!! Awesome to see you rolling.

  • Etienne
    Posted at 08:04h, 13 December Reply

    The link to the Montreal event is dead. Please use lylmontreal dot eventbrite dot com.

    This is my second comment on the subject, the first one was deleted by the moderator.

    Etienne

    • Scott
      Posted at 14:17h, 14 December Reply

      Sorry about that Etienne. Not sure what’s happening. Could you send us a note to events [at] liveyourlegend.net?

      We definitely what to be sure you have everything you need. We’re in your corner big time!

  • Alexis Meads
    Posted at 11:25h, 13 December Reply

    AWESOME idea, Scott! You’re truly starting a revolution here! Will definitely be showing up and spreading the word 🙂

    Cheers,
    Alexis

    • Scott
      Posted at 18:33h, 14 December Reply

      Yeahh Alexis! Well it only exists because all of you all willing to take it on as your own. Without you I’d just be typing ideas in my living room. I much prefer it this way 🙂

  • Rachel Denning
    Posted at 14:48h, 13 December Reply

    Wish we could host one for you down here. January 7th is the DAY we’re moving to Costa Rica… our visas expire the 8th…

    Maybe we’ll see you down here??

    • Scott
      Posted at 18:34h, 14 December Reply

      No worries. You can definitely host a different day too. All that matters is people getting together 🙂

      We land in CR on the 11th. Maybe we could ride a wave together (or attempt to ;).

  • Galina
    Posted at 07:51h, 14 December Reply

    Hi all 🙂
    I love the idea of LYL meet ups in more than 150 cities at the same time!
    I’d like to host a meet up in Munich. Who can help?

    Cheers,
    Galina

    • Scott
      Posted at 18:51h, 14 December Reply

      Yeah!!! We’d love to have you host. Please send a note to us at events [at] liveyourlegend.net and we’ll get you set up! So fun to have you involved Galina.

      • Galina
        Posted at 04:27h, 15 December Reply

        Thanks 🙂
        Done. I look forward to it!

        Cheers,
        Galina

  • Andrew
    Posted at 10:43h, 16 December Reply

    I’m hosting in Edinburgh, UK. I don’t see my city on the list but it is happening!

    -A

  • Kingston
    Posted at 09:51h, 17 December Reply

    This is really encouraging, Scott.
    Is there like an order of activities when the meet-up takes place, how the event starts and ends?

    From here, Austin, Texas. Peace.

    • Scott Dinsmore
      Posted at 14:56h, 25 December Reply

      There will be indeed. We’ll provide all that for hosts shortly!

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  • Meg Sylvia
    Posted at 17:54h, 19 December Reply

    This is amazing…it’s been tough finding people in “real life” as passionate and like-minded as the people on blog like yours, so I am truly grateful and excited for this!

    Thank you, Scott!

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  • Jan Koch
    Posted at 03:52h, 27 December Reply

    Hey Scott,
    I signed up for the meetup in Bremen, Germany.
    Excited to connect with likeminded people, great idea to conquer the world!

    Cheers,
    Jan

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