“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Congratulations to everyone who hosted a meetup last month! And if you are yet to host one then great job continuing to show up! You rock and we look forward to supporting you hosting this month and beyond!
Also, we hope you checked out the LYL blog this week and our World Party Video – your local gathering could be featured!
Last month the focus was all about getting into momentum and choosing one thing/action your attendees would commit to doing.
So now that our amazing local people have been busy getting into momentum and have started to take some small imperfect actions, this month is all about MINI-EXPERIMENTS! And it’s perfect timing as we launch our Start A Blog Challenge again this month (hello mini-experiment!).
Below are all the instructions you need to be the best prepared you can be, and where 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:
- Go to your Local Facebook Group
- Click on Events at the top
- Click on Create Event on the right hand side
- Add an event photo (the group photo from last month works well)
- Add in title – “LYL Local APRIL Meetup – Mini-Experiments”
- Add in all other details – location, date, time, etc.
- Add a description:
Are you struggling to get clarity on where you want to go and what impact you want to make? Join us this month as we dive into how you can accelerate your sense of clarity through the birth of mini-experiments. By the end of the meetup you will be clear on your own mini-experiment as well as the very next steps you need to take to keep your momentum alive, no matter what stage you are at!
- Create your event (make sure you have ticked “invite all members of LYL Local to your event”)
- Celebrate as people decide to join you.
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 birth of mini-experiments!
We are the sum of our experiences. The more we have, the more we can understand.
Clarity comes from being ‘in the arena’ (or in momentum) and Scott was big advocate of life experimentation; it is one of the most crucial parts of momentum because it provides you with a huge amount of information or feedback on:
- what worked
- what didn’t work
- what you loved
- what you hated, etc.
Plus, you can have some fun with this one, take the pressure off, and shift your mindset from ‘all or nothing’ to ‘mini-experiment’ – since your intention is to simply learn something one way or another.
- Let the participants know in your local Facebook group that this month you will be focusing on launching some mini-experiments.
- Follow set agenda below (always optional).
- Make sure to mention the Start A Blog Challenge as an option for their mini-experiment as we will launch it week commencing 4th April on the LYL blog (Shhhhh! As part of the challenge we are giving away a ticket to World Domination Summit + we have a super exciting announcement from HQ!).
- Have an amazing time with your participants.
- Check in and Mingling [15 min]
- 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.
- Introduce the topic of the evening – The Birth of Mini-Experiments
- Share with your participants how important it is to stay in momentum by taking imperfect action and running mini-experiments. Provide an example from your own life where this strategy has been helpful in gaining clarity.
- Hand out the April Worksheet, which will assist your participants to figure out what their mini-experiment for the month could be.
- Have them individually complete the worksheet.
- Have them share their results with a partner next to them.
- As a group – move around the group and invite each person to commit to their mini-experiment and share what their next step is.
- Refresh the concept of ‘5 mins a day’
When a person commits to taking action 5 minutes a day, by the end of the month (the next meeting) they will be in much greater momentum than they were for this month.
- Take a photo of your group – to later share globally
- Share the date/venue for next meetup
- Mix and Mingle – allow participants to connect with each other
- 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!
- 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.
- Share – Log on to your Local and Global Group Facebook Page and share your group photo.
- Share – Log on to your Global Hosts Facebook group and share your favourite moment/lessons learned.
- Reflect on your evening – What was your favorite moment? What do you think could be done better?
- Complete this short questionnaire to keep LYL HQ informed about your meetup and your group.
- Celebrate YOU one more time – you are a rockstar!