LYL Local – November 2016

Congratulations to everyone who hosted a meetup last month! We hope you all successfully danced with your fears, and supported and cheered on your fellow Legends!

This month our theme is Giving and Gratitude because it is a core component to Living Your Legend:

Lead, Serve, Give

You’ve become a self-expert and discovered your passions,
you’re doing the impossible and creating the life and career and business of your dreams, and you’ve surrounded yourself with the friends and colleagues and mentors who make it all possible. Now it’s time to take all you’ve learned, everything that’s changed your life for the better, and use it to improve the life of someone else.

How Will We Serve?

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” –Martin Luther King Jr.

November is about giving and gratitude at Live Your Legend. So, for our local meetups this month, we’re asking for you to do a very important task, and answer the question: “How Will We Serve?”

This means answering, as the Live Your Legend community in your city, what you can to do bring this concept to life in your area. What service can you perform that best exemplifies the Live Your Legend values, and will have the most positive effect on your local community?

There’s another reason for doing this in November. The 2017 World Party is just around the corner, and this year, we’ll not just be gathering and meeting up and partying, we’ll also be serving. We’ll be asking all the Live Your Legend Local chapters around the world to gather and perform an act of service for their communities on or near the World Party day!

So now’s your chance to start planning! Find a cause that has meaning for you all, that’s important to your local community, and that aligns with the Live Your Legend values. Come up with a way your group can be of service to the people with that need, and figure out how to make the most impact you can. Imagine what we can do if all of us band together to create positive change in our communities, to transform lives, and help others get a little closer to living their legends!

Below are all the instructions you need to be best prepared, and where you will find the Agenda and Guidance 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 November Meetup – Giving and Gratitude
  6. Add in all other details – location, date, time, etc.
  7. Add a description:

    “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” –Martin Luther King Jr.
    Join us as we explore Giving, Service and Leadership by answering the question “How Will We Serve?” Let’s explore what acts of service we can perform in our local areas that will create positive change in our communities, transform lives, and help others get a little closer to living their legends! Help us plan for a very special 2017 Live Your Legend Local World Party!

  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 discussions.

  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 [10 minutes]
  2. Host Introduction(s) [5 minutes] – 
    • 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. Take a photo of your group – to later share globally [5 minutes]
  4. Introduce the topic of the evening – How Will We Serve?
    • Lead the discussion/brainstorm about causes you can help in your local communities, and acts of service you can perform as a group at the 2017 World Party to change your communities for the better.
  5. Accountability Actions – have everyone share the action(s) they are going to take between now and the next meetup
  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 Local Group and the Global Hosts Facebook group and the Global Group Facebook Page to share what service project your group decided to do (inspire other groups!)
  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

Word Files:

Host Agenda and Instructions

Attendee Agenda (ready to print)

PDF Files:

Host Agenda and Instructions

Attendee Agenda (ready to print)

 

A note on the resource files: we’ve added two new file types for you: an attendee agenda that’s ready to print, and a handout of the fear questions for discussion (also ready to print). We’ve stripped out the host instructions in these documents so you can print and pass them out to your attendees without any extra work on your part. The two host documents are just for you, and have all the instructions and tips you’ll need to set up and run this month’s meetup and discussion.