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Fearless Mastery: Going Deep & Operating Collectively


By Leo Babauta

In the beginning of the pandemic, within the midst of chaos and uncertainty, I launched Fearless Mastery, my small group teaching and mastermind program.

It was really excellent timing: my intention was to assist folks prepare to be open in the course of uncertainty, in order that they might do their goal work with pleasure.

Over the past 2.5 years, it’s grown into precisely that, and one thing rather more. I’d like to let you know a bit about what I’ve been studying, as a result of it’s such an enormous a part of my mission to assist folks prepare in uncertainty.

On this submit, I’m going to share the 2 most fascinating issues I’ve discovered by way of 5 cohorts of Fearless Mastery to date (every cohort is 5 months lengthy):

  1. Going deep requires assist
  2. Operating collectively, we create one thing highly effective

Then I’ll share a bit about what I’m most enthusiastic about within the subsequent spherical (which begins in January, with enrollment opening this month).

Going Deep Requires Help

The individuals who’ve jumped into Fearless Mastery have been brave of their willingness to work deeply with their patterns that present up after they put themselves into uncertainty. I’ve been extremely impressed by them!

After we step out into the unknown, we are inclined to tense up, and search for guard rails. Inform me what to do, give me a information, let me go underneath the covers and conceal and choose myself. It’s freaking scary!

What I’ve discovered is that you could’t do this sort of transformative work alone. I’m somebody who resists this reality – I wish to disguise the stuff I’m combating and determine it out by myself, so I don’t must embarrass myself. This type of hubris is so human! However again and again, I’ve been humbled. I’ve discovered I can’t do the toughest issues within the unknown, with out assist.

When folks come into Fearless Mastery, they’re often hoping for a information, for info, for solutions. However what they discover, each time, is that they didn’t want extra info or how-tos. They wanted assist to go deeper.

In Fearless Mastery, an enormous a part of that assist is me, my workforce and the opposite coaches. And the opposite a part of that assist is the opposite contributors — being part of a bunch doing this collectively modifications every thing, and empowers one thing transformative.

Individuals have shifted lifelong patterns of avoiding their significant work, of getting caught in indecision and self-doubt, of taking good care of everybody else however themselves, of avoiding troublesome conversations, of pushing aside uncomfortable issues. It’s among the most shifting stuff on this planet.

Operating Collectively

The opposite factor I’m so impressed by is how highly effective it’s to run collectively. Like a wolf pack, or a workforce serving to one another get to the end line.

In Fearless Mastery, folks type lifelong bonds, and genuinely care about one another’s struggles and success. I can’t overstate how essential that is! We don’t typically have folks like that in our lives — people who find themselves not solely rooting for our success however actively serving to to make it occur.

Should you don’t have that already, then it’s potential to deliberately create that. Nevertheless it’s not simple. In Fearless Mastery, folks typically have the expertise of feeling like they lastly discovered their folks. It’s a sense of belonging, of individuals having your again, of lastly feeling understood.

When you will have this in your life, unexpectedly you grow to be extra brave. You might have a sense of belief, in one another and in your self. Not belief that every thing will work out completely, however that you could deal with the bumps within the street, since you’ve bought assist. This belief and feeling of operating with others is a big power multiplier.

What would it not be like if you happen to abruptly leveled up your goal work with this sort of a pack operating with you?

What I’m Excited For Subsequent

The subsequent 5-month cohort of Fearless Mastery is opening for enrollment this month, and begins in January. Every cohort, we discover methods to make it higher. It’s advanced each single spherical, regularly getting higher and deeper, and I’m actually pleased with myself and my workforce for what we proceed to create.

Right here’s what I’m most excited for within the upcoming cohort:

  • Elevated accountability & logging — we’ve been rising the rigor of our accountability system each spherical, and subsequent spherical we’ll be including a each day log that may deliver improved accountability.
  • Elevated deal with operating as a pack — we’ve at all times been a pack operating collectively, however within the subsequent spherical we’ll deliver an elevated deal with this a part of issues, and invite folks to get inventive with methods we might help one another attain our targets and get by way of struggles.
  • First stay retreat!!! Launching within the pandemic has meant we’ve needed to forgo stay occasions to date … however we’re lastly getting collectively in individual within the Spring! Extra to come back on this quickly, however I’m completely thrilled by the concept of working with and enjoying with these inspiring folks nose to nose.
  • Elevated transformative reflection — I’ve been more and more trusting in folks’s potential to check out what they don’t wish to see, with my assist. Individuals in Fearless Mastery are deliberately shifting every thing for themselves, and that requires that I mirror issues to them that they don’t need to check out. I’m dedicated to that in a much bigger method than ever earlier than, and excited for what we are able to create from that.
  • Weekly micro teaching classes — we’ve been testing out a very cool construction the place contributors get a standing 15-minute session with a coach. It’s implausible — this retains you shifting all through the spherical. We’re going to roll it out for all members within the subsequent spherical.
  • Teaching & group facilitator coaching — subsequent spherical, we’ll be rolling out a pilot program to coach folks (who’ve gone by way of a minimum of one spherical as a participant) in facilitating teams like Fearless Mastery, which is a strong ability that may solely be discovered by way of apply. We’ll even be beginning to prepare folks within the type of teaching that I do in this system, and that I do 1-on-1 with my teaching shoppers.

That is all along with the actually sturdy construction we’ve created in earlier cohorts: weekly calls and workplace hours, group work classes for elevated focus, month-to-month creator’s workshops, a neighborhood discussion board with weekly accountability and the flexibility to ask me questions, and 1-on-1 deep dives.

I’m so pleased with what we’ve created, and excited for what’s developing subsequent! Should you’re curious about studying extra, join one of many three workshops I’m internet hosting over the following couple of weeks:

Workshop #1: Growing the Behavior of Self-Self-discipline
Date/Time: Tuesday, November eighth @ 9am Pacific / midday Jap / 5pm London
Click on Right here to RSVP for Growing the Behavior of Self Self-discipline

Workshop #2: The 7 Habits of Calmness
Date/Time: Friday, November eleventh @ 2pm Pacific / 5pm Jap / 10pm London
Click on Right here to RSVP for The 7 Habits of Calmness

Workshop #3: A Roadmap to Overcoming Insecurity
Date/Time: Sunday, November thirteenth @ 11am Pacific / 2pm Jap / 7pm London
Click on Right here to RSVP for a Roadmap for Overcoming Insecurity

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