LYL June 2016

“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.”

– Andre Gide

Congratulations to everyone who hosted a meetup last month! We hope you all have a heap of fun coming up with your FOCUS area for the months ahead!

Speaking of focus, as you know at LYL we love to travel & explore! Why? Because it’s one of the quickest ways to expand your mind, gain new perspective, find fresh ideas and meet new people!

So this month we want to encourage your local communities to do the same! And the great news is it doesn’t have to be some epic travel adventure over thousands of miles! Some of the best adventures are in our own backyards!

So June is all about MINI ADVENTURES!

This month you will be helping them identify where they, their families, or even with other members of the group can explore in the coming month.

Below are all the instructions you need to be best prepared you can be, and you will find the Agenda and Worksheets 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 JUNE Meetup – MINI ADVENTURES”
  6. Add in all other details – location, date, time, etc.
  7. Add a description:
    As you know at LYL we love to travel & explore! Why? Because it’s one of the quickest ways to expand your mind, gain new perspective, find fresh ideas and meet new people! So this month we want to encourage our local community to do the same! And the great news is it doesn’t have to be some epic travel adventure over thousands of miles! Some of the best adventures are in our own backyards!So June is all about MINI ADVENTURES! By the end of the meetup you will be clear on which mini adventures you are committing to undertaking before the next meetup.
  8. Create your event (make sure you have ticked “invite all members of LYL Local to your event”)
  9. 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 the art of decision making.
  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.
  3. Introduce the topic of the evening – Mini-Adventures
    1. Share with your participants how important it is to make decisions, regardless of how many options you are faced with right now. The worst decision is no decision. So pick one to focus your energy on and put the rest in the ‘Not right now’ bucket. Provide an example from your own life where you have made an important decision (if relevant).
    2. Handout the June Worksheet which will assist your participants to figure out which area to hone in on.
    3. Have them individually complete the worksheet.
    4. Have them share their results with a partner next to them.
    5. As a group – move around the group and invite each person to share what one area of focus they’ve chosen, and what next steps they’re committing to.
  4. Refresh the concept of ‘5 mins a day’
    When a person commits to taking action 5mins a day, by the end of the month (the next meeting) they will be in much greater momentum than they were for this month.
  5. Take a photo of your group – to later share globally
  6. Share the date/venue for next meetup
  7. 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
  6. Complete this short questionnaire so LYL HQ knows what is happening
  7. Celebrate YOU again – you are a rockstar!

Monthly Resources

PDF Files:
Agenda
Worksheet

Word Files:
Agenda
Worksheet