LYL July 2016

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”

Brené Brown

Congratulations to everyone who hosted a meetup last month! We hope you all have a heap of fun coming up with your MINI ADVENTURES!

Speaking of adventure, one of the most powerful tools and abilities you can possess as you strive to do work that matters to you, is to be able to connect with others. And what better location to start to practice than at your own local Live Your Legend meetup!

So this month we want to encourage even deeper connectedness within your local communities with a super fun and high-energy activity! And once they get going with this month’s activity, we can almost guarantee you’ll have trouble getting them to stop connecting! What an awesome problem to have!

So July is themed STOP, LISTEN, SHARE & CONNECT.

We get so busy rushing through our lives that we forget to connect in a meaningful way to each other. We think we are connected because we spend hours on Facebook, but in fact the deepest connections are ALWAYS in person.

Below are all the instructions you need to be best prepared you can be, and where you will find the Agenda and Host Guidance sheet for downloading (we are providing the agenda in full here, too):

A Note on Creating Your Monthly Facebook Event

If you haven’t already, create your next event in your Local Facebook Group:

  1. Go to your Local Facebook Group
  2. Click on Events at the top
  3. Click on Create Event on the right hand side
  4. Add an event photo (the group photo from last month works well)
  5. Add in title – “LYL Local July Meetup – Stop, listen, share & connect”
  6. Add in all other details – location, date, time, etc.
  7. Add a description:

One of the most powerful tools and abilities you can possess as you strive to do work that matters to you is to be able to connect with others. And what better location to start to practice than at your own local Live Your Legend meetup! So this month we want to encourage even deeper connectedness within our local communities with a super fun and high-energy activity – Speed Connection Dating!

  1. Create your event (make sure you have ticked “invite all members of LYL Local to your event”)
  2. Celebrate as people decide to join you

Pre-meetup Guidance

Below is some optional guidance to set you up for success for the meetup and to enable you to effectively facilitate a discussion around the art of decision making!

  1. Let the participants know in your local Facebook group that this month you will be focusing on building connection skills.
  2. Follow set agenda below (always optional).
  3. Have an amazing time with your participants.

Meetup Agenda

  1. Check-in and Mingling [15 min]
  2. Host Introduction(s) [3-5 min]

Introduce yourself and share about the LYL movement and the purpose of the meetup (i.e. to support each other in doing work that matters).  Feel free in this part to touch on the vision that Scott had and how together we are going to continue to grow that legacy.  That together we really can change the world.

  1. Introduce the topic of the evening – STOP, LISTEN, SHARE & CONNECT
    1. Share with your participants how important it is to get out from behind our laptops, and connect in person! Congratulate them for being there! It’s one of the quickest ways to open your mind, support others, get supported, find collaborators, and create deep and long-lasting connections for life!
    2. Follow the instructions in the July Host Guidance which will assist you to facilitate the connection activity.  
  2. Take a photo of your group during the connection activity – to later share globally
  3. Share the date/venue for next meetup
  4. Mix and Mingle – allow participants to connect with each other

Post-meetup Guidance

  1. Celebrate – You are an amazing host.  Take a moment to celebrate yourself and your achievements.  What you have just done is nothing short of incredible!
  2. Follow Up – Make a post in your Local Facebook group sharing how much you enjoyed the evening.  Ask the group to share what they committed to at the event.
  3. Share – Log on to your Local and Global Group Facebook Page and share your group photo
  4. Share – Log on to your Global Hosts Facebook group and share your favourite moment/lessons learned
  5. Reflect on your evening – What was your favorite moment?  What do you think could be done better
  1. Complete this short questionnaire so LYL HQ knows what is happening
  2. Celebrate YOU again – you are a rockstar!

Monthly Resources

PDF Files:

Agenda

Host Guidance

Word Files:

Agenda

Host Guidance