LYL Local – September 2016

Congratulations to everyone who hosted a meetup last month! We hope you all had a heap of fun connecting and collaborating with your fellow Legends!

This month our theme comes from Christel Price, our rockstar host in Wellington, New Zealand. She created an agenda for her meetup focused on something any of us who aren’t independently wealthy are sometimes challenged by as we pursue passionate work: money.

The Reality of Making Money from Your Passion

“If there’s one thing that holds us back from living our passions, it’s the almost debilitating fear of not being able to financially take care of ourselves (and our families, if we have them). The regular pay check is one of the biggest things that keeps us in unfulfilling jobs.” –Live Your Legend

Ah, money! It’s one of the biggest challenges when it comes to chasing after your passion.

At this meetup we will be discussing the reality of making money from your passion, starting with the myths mentioned in the LYL blog post ‘The Biggest Myths about Money and Living Off Your Passion That Are Quietly Killing Your Dreams’.

In the LYL community we have people who are at all different stages of the journey, so it’s helpful to share our experiences and knowledge around making money doing work you love.


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 September Meetup – Making Money from Your Passion
  6. Add in all other details – location, date, time, etc.
  7. Add a description:

 “If there’s one thing that holds us back from living our passions, it’s the almost debilitating fear of not being able to financially take care of ourselves (and our families, if we have them). The regular pay check is one of the biggest things that keeps us in unfulfilling jobs.” –Live Your Legend

Ah, money! It’s one of the biggest challenges when it comes to chasing after your passion.

At this meetup we will be discussing the reality of making money from your passion, starting with the myths mentioned in “The Biggest Myths about Money and Living Off Your Passion That Are Quietly Killing Your Dreams.”

  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 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.

  1. Take a photo of your group – to later share globally [5 minutes]
  2. Introduce the topic of the evening – The Reality of Making Money from Your Passion
    1. Share a bit about your own struggles between making money and doing passionate work.
    2. Follow the instructions in the September Host Guidance which will assist you in facilitating the conversation.
  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 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 this month: an attendee agenda that’s ready to print, and a handout of the money 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.