"Most people overestimate what they can do in a day,
and underestimate what they can do in a year."
(adapted from Bill Gates)
Make time to make a plan, online on Feb 24th or 25th
New Year's Resolutions already falling short? That's totally normal.
Didn't even make any, because you're sick of feeling stressed about them? Also very common.
Fortunately, January 1st isn't the only time that you can make a major course correction. This Goal Crafting Intensive is an online workshop that picks up where resolutions fall short. It's designed to provide you with the structure, focus and support you need to develop powerful goals that will help you have the most productive year of your life (so far!)
What you will accomplish:
The intensive includes advance content so that you arrive ready to hit the ground running, instruction and coaching to support your goal crafting, and structured co-working so that at the end of the day you're all set to go! We also have an ongoing practice group that meets weekly, that you'll gain membership in by coming to one of these events.
Mindfulness meditation is the primary practice and framework I've used to inform my personal development over the past 10 years. I work on a few different projects where I have fun wearing a number of hats: coach, facilitator, entrepreneur, manager. I've learned a ton working with the frameworks and practices behind the Goal Crafting Intensive, and can't wait to learn about and explore them with you all!
I've designed many productivity systems, the most well-known of which is of course Complice itself. I've also experimented with dozens of other systems, habits, and techniques for making my life more productive. I used to coach for Beeminder, so I have a pretty good gauge of hard accountability systems too. I'm particularly keen to talk to anyone who is trying to figure out how to cause their year to make a difference to the future of humanity.
I enjoy catalyzing flow through internal conflict debugging and creative responses to stuckness, along with meaning-making and mindset work. I can help you experience more coherence between what you’re doing and what you care about, build a supportive mindset to get your whole self on board for for action, and troubleshoot systems for scaffolding your goals.
I also have quite a lot of experience in helping people integrate intense emotional or transformative experiences. (I used to work at an ayahuasca center in Peru, and was fired for being too rational!)
I can help you figure out what kind of social accountability/support structure you need for reaching your goals, and how to make the most of it.
I've created and have been actively maintaining a Complice co-working room for Russian-speaking users, and I've hosted 20 offline and several online coworking events. I have learned from both successful and unsuccessful experiences with different accountability partners and support groups.
Also I co-host the weekly GCI practice meetings, so I hope to see you there! Let's make some nice steady progress.
"The 2017 Goal Crafting Intensive gave me more clarity around how to create goals that strike a balance between focus and flexibility."
"The GCI workshop set a great tone for the new year—starting it in a growth-oriented way focused on building systems rather than setting commitments without follow-through."
75% of respondents were significantly more prepared this year than previous years, due to our workshop.
The scientific literature broadly agrees that goals have (at least) four important effects:
Some people (notably Dilbert creator Scott Adams) have claimed that instead of goals, you should have "systems". Nonsense. Have both.
At the Goal-Crafting Intensive, we'll talk about how to use goals effectively, while not falling into some of the common traps, like lost purposes or a mindset of pre-success failure.
...but Complice can still help you think about your year. Click this button:
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The Goal-Crafting Intensive will be offered on a PWYW basis, for the following reasons:
There will be a $25 deposit required up-front, to confirm that participants are serious about the event. But then, after the event, when we settle up, you pay whatever you want. There's no minimum (and no maximum).
We know some people would rather not engage in economic experiments though, so if you'd rather, you can go ahead and just pay a market rate of $275 up-front.
Start reflecting now and arrive ready to hit the ground running.
Learn from professionals and receive customized support.
Dedicate time to dream and strategize alongside other workshop participants.
Our 2018 Goal Crafting Handbook filled with frameworks and toolkits is yours to keep!
(You'll get an email in the next minute or two with next steps.)
In the meantime, why not invite your friends to join you?
Having other people in your life hold you accountable to making progress on your goals really increases your odds of success!