LYL Local – October 2016

Congratulations to everyone who hosted a meetup last month! We hope you all had an excellent time talking money with your fellow Legends! (cha-ching!)

This month our theme honors that favorite October holiday: Halloween. (No, our theme isn’t treats, or tricks.) Instead, we’re going to talk about fear.

Dancing with Fear

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” –Eleanor Roosevelt

All of us face fear at one time or another in our lives. No matter how much we accomplish, or how much we overcome, fear always seems to come back to haunt us.

As Chelsea shares in The 3-Step Process to Never Let Fear Stop You Again, fear never goes away. We can’t eliminate it. So, like so many things in our lives, we have a choice. We either be paralyzed by our fear, or we can dance with it.

In this month’s meetup, we’ll spend some time getting clear on what our real fears are and how they’ve held us back. We’ll follow that with an activity that’ll help us face those fears—and dance with them.


Below are all the instructions you need to be best prepared you can be, 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 October Meetup – Dancing with Fear
  6. Add in all other details – location, date, time, etc.
  7. Add a description:

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” –Eleanor Roosevelt

All of us face fear at one time or another in our lives. No matter how much we accomplish, or how much we overcome, fear always seems to come back to haunt us.

As Chelsea shares in The 3-Step Process to Never Let Fear Stop You Again, fear never goes away. We can’t eliminate it. So, like so many things in our lives, we have a choice. We either be paralyzed by our fear, or we can dance with it.

In this month’s meetup, we’ll spend some time getting clear on what our real fears are and how they’ve held us back. We’ll follow that with an activity that’ll help us face those fears—and dance with them.

  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 discussions.

  1. Let the participants know in your local Facebook group that this month you will be focusing on building skills to understand and handle fear.
  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.

  1. Take a photo of your group – to later share globally [5 minutes]
  2. Introduce the topic of the evening – Dancing with Fear
    1. Share a bit about your own struggles with fear, and how you faced them.
    2. Follow the instructions in the October Host Guidance which will assist you in facilitating the activity/conversation.
  3. Accountability Actions – have everyone share the action(s) they are going to take between now and the next meetup
  4. Share the date/venue for next meetup
  5. 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 favorite 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

Word Files:

Host Agenda and Instructions

Host Discussion Guidance

Attendee Agenda (ready to print)

Question Handout (ready to print)

PDF Files:

Host Agenda and Instructions

Host Discussion Guidance

Attendee Agenda (ready to print)

Question Handout (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.