LYL May 2016

“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”

– Tony Robbins

Congratulations to everyone who hosted a meetup last month! We hope you all have a heap of fun coming up with some fun mini-experiments!

As you know, last month was all about helping your local attendees stay in momentum with some mini-experiments and actually playing and testing ideas out during the month…awesome!

So this month’s focus is all about FOCUS: CHOOSING WHERE TO PUT YOUR ENERGY RIGHT NOW! It’s time to help yourself and your attendees start to hone down and make some decisions on ‘where to go from here?’

This month you will be helping them take a step back, look at all the information and experimentation they’ve done, and focus down on one thing for the month for further testing.

Below are all the instructions you need to be 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:

  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 MAY Meetup – Focus: Choosing Where To Put Your Energy”
  6. Add in all other details – location, date, time, etc.
  7. Add a description:
    If you’re like many of us, you might have a few different fires starting to crackle and you might be asking yourself: “I have multiple passions but how do I know which to choose? Where do I focus my energy? Join us this month as we together explore the topic of FOCUS: CHOOSING WHERE TO PUT YOUR ENERGY RIGHT NOW. By the end of the meetup you will be clear on which path to take for futher passion testing.
  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 – Focus: Choosing Where to Put Your Energy Right Now
  4. 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).
    1. Handout the May Worksheet which will assist your participants to figure out which area to hone in on.
    2. Have them individually complete the worksheet.
    3. Have them share their results with a partner next to them.
    4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Take a photo of your group – to later share globally
  7. Share the date/venue for next meetup
  8. 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