14 Nov Watch the LYL “Do Work You Love” Dance Party Music Video: 150 Cities in 48 Countries & Counting!
“The fastest way to do the things you don’t think can be done is to hang around people already doing them.”
– The Live Your Legend Local Revolution
Last week, Chelsea and I booked two one-way flights to Buenos Aires.
That was a first for me. And so was the crazy nervous/excited vibration that takes over your body when you tell the United booking agent…
“Yes, I’d like two tickets to Buenos Aires, please. Nope, no return date. Just there.”
And the fact that they were Business Class tickets and we only paid $13.70 each, certainly added to the fun. But we’ll save the travel hacking for a future post. 🙂
More on all that in a minute.
For now, I’d like to share something very close to my heart and ask you to do two things that will take no longer than five minutes. Then I’ll give you the opportunity to get involved with the LYL revolution in a way like never before – that won’t cost you a dime.
I’m about to share something with you that I’ve never made public on Live Your Legend.
A few of you have seen it in more private settings and some of you were even a part of it happening. I’ve seen it dozens of times and it gives me chills of disbelief every time.
On January 7 of this year, our community did something that’s never been done before. In 150 cities in 48 countries, thousands of you came together in the real world to help each other make your own difference in the world – on the same day.
This was the official launch of our Live Your Legend LOCAL movement and since then, these meetups have been happening every month all across the world, from Kuwait to Kenya and Sydney to San Francisco.
Below you’ll find a 4-minute video montage put together by Troy Young, one of our incredibly talented LYL Local members (who also happens to have just sold his house to travel the world with his wonderful wife Dorene next year, and the next…). We call it The Global Dance Party, as it contains a short clip from each LYL Local group doing a dance that represents what it means to live their own legend and do work they actually care about.
And through those dances, and many attendee and host accounts, it tells the story of why Live Your Legend Local has turned into the most powerful thing we all have ever done together.
Because as we all know by now…
“The fastest way to do the things you don’t think can be done is to hang around the people already doing them.”
That is why LYLL exists, and today I’d like you to invite you to become a much bigger part of something we’ve been working like crazy on all year.
I’d like to invite you to become an official LYL Local Host in your city or town.
Being a local host is definitely an important responsibility, and it’s also become a hell of a privilege, as you’ll see in the video below.
Last month, I did 18 one-on-one 45-minute Skype interviews with our most dedicated community members to better understand the future of LYL. Every single one of them said LYL Local had an unbelievably profound impact on their lives. They’d met friends and business partners, written books, quit jobs, started businesses – all as a result of simply having a new supportive environment.
Most of them said it was the most important thing Live Your Legend had ever done.
And the really fun part about all this is that LYL Local is totally FREE to host and to attend – because we believe that connecting with other inspiring, passionate people in the real world is a fundamental human right.
So after hearing so many of you swear by it, my team, the hosts and I put our heads down and have worked our asses off for the past few months to create a totally new and upgraded experience for LYL Local. This includes a new technology platform so hosts and attendees from around the world can better connect both in person and virtually, new host on-boarding and training materials and some sweet new event hosting tools.
You see, we have very, very big plans for what this can become.
My big lifetime vision for Live Your Legend LOCAL is… To have a LYLL community within 20 miles of every city and town in the world so no matter where you are, you always have a local support group of inspiring people – in the real world – to help you find and do work that matters.
Thanks to so many of you, that vision is well on its way to becoming reality. Take a look in the Global Dance Party below.
So now, I’d like you to do 3 things:
Two of them won’t take you more than 4.5 minutes total. And the third might take another five, but will be well worth it.
1. Watch the 4-minute LYL Local Global Dance Party below.
Soak in the power of this community and the even bigger opportunities that are ahead.
2. Leave a comment to tell me how the video made you feel. If you were inspired, tell us. Maybe just say “Inspired!” or “Holy s*&#!” or whatever you happen to feel in the comments. One word is fine. And if you’re in the video, let us know too! Leave a comment here.
We have a very simple application process, and once accepted, you will be welcomed into the LYL Local host family, including access to a private online community where you can connect, learn and share with our hosts across the world. This will also be your tool for managing, hosting and promoting your meetups to your attendees and the rest of the LYL community. For now it’s only available to hosts until we open it to the public in a few weeks.
And to give you a feel for what I’m talking about, here’s a taste of the experience from one of our hosts…
From Matias in Salta, Argentina, on November 20, 2013, when I first invited you all to become hosts…
I’m SO in! haha
I’m afraid LYL, and the community behind it, has become a daily spark in my life. Working with the mastermind group from CWA, watching all the magic in the Creators Guild and seeing people being awesome in the LYL Action Team is something that inspires me to action despite any trouble…
… and I can only wonder what happens when you get people in the same room!! I can’t even stay on my seat! Let’s do this!
I only have a question: I’m from Argentina and – as the map shows – there aren’t many LYLers around here, and I’ve been thinking that this whole revolution needs to be spread, if I work on some kind of translation or adaptation of the material to Spanish, would it be OK?
Then, a couple months ago I interviewed Matias after he’d been hosting in Salta for nearly a year…
It’s amazing! I live in a really closed and traditional culture and community in Argentina. When we started, we really thought people were going to think we were crazy. But now after all these months, there’s this community of people doing things differently.
I’ve met more passionate people in eight months than I have before in all my life. And also people that I already know started to talk to me in a different way or about different stuff. It has really made things change.
During our call, he also told me about one of his dreams coming true – being invited to give a TEDx Talk. And I’m humbled that he credits part of his success to LYL Local and Connect With Anyone (although he deserves all the credit!).
Then, just yesterday on Facebook, I saw the below picture taken just after Matias stepped off the stage at TEDxPeatonalAlberdi. Here are Matias and his girlfriend, business partner and LYLL co-host Lucia living the dream…
Remember that one-way ticket out of the country that Chelsea and I booked last week?
Well, that will kick off our yearlong world tour on January 10 next year, where we’ll be hosting LYL Local dinner parties in as many LYL Local cities around the world as we can fit into a year.
And on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, we will be hosting our second annual LYL Global Party with meetups across the world all on the same day, just like the video above.
Yes, there is a hell of a party brewing, and all of you are invited. 🙂
I often refer to our community here as a family.
I hope you’re starting to realize how literally I mean that.
Thanks for being a part of the magic. We’re just getting started…
P.S. Don’t forget that early-bird registration for our new workshop on How to Make Your First $1,000 from Your Passions & Talents closes tomorrow night (Wednesday, November 5 at 11:59pm PST). After that, tickets go up by over 50%. It comes with our first ever ‘Make Your First $1k Guarantee,’ so I’d check it out. Learn more and register here.