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Despite how it may sometimes feel, many of us are fortunate to live in a world where we are spoilt for choice.
We have never had such open access to the resources we need to learn almost anything. We have never lived in such abundant times – with practically everything we want at the touch of a button or a mouse click away.
And yet despite these abundant times, so many of us are still struggling in what feels like survival mode, quite clearly NOT thriving. Yet.
We’re fighting systems we don’t fit within, working in jobs we don’t always believe in, constantly buying things we don’t really need, surrounded by people who keep us small, and all the while trying to keep the belief that there’s something more or something better for us just around the corner.
There has never been a better time to arm yourself with the tools to change what you don’t like in your life and your world, but so few people do. Why is this?
Sure, we sign up to course after course, do programme after programme, read book after book, and chatter away in our Facebook groups and forums but we rarely make the fundamental changes that would make the difference in our own personal lives and careers.
Why do so few people change?
Because it is easier NOT to change. Or so we believe.
When we’re considering making a change, the unknown and what lies beyond the change usually seems FAR more terrifying than the reality we know – no matter how uncomfortable that current reality may be. And so we continue along our path, often in denial, until something triggers a change (if we’re lucky)…
Often it’s a crisis or an external event that forces us to do something, and we go into panic mode, deal with it and then return to our usual modus operandi once the crisis is over.
We can do this again and again and again, until one day we can’t. But to actively choose CHANGE is not for the faint-hearted. It’s for the brave, the courageous, and the people who are no longer able to settle for their current reality.
“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle but gorgeous at the end.”
– Robin Sharma
So if the path you’re on no longer feels like the path you want to walk or the cycle you want to keep returning to, are you ready to change the game you’re playing?
Why The Game-Changer Experience?
The vision for The Game-Changer Experience came from the realisation that when people work with me, they often get a different and more ‘well-rounded’ experience from the one they were expecting.
In our sessions, we don’t just talk about business stuff, we talk about everything that impacts their career and their ability to be a business owner – which has included health, diet, beliefs, sleep, sex, relationships, parents, fears, money, living spaces, decluttering and much, much more.
So when it came to pulling together some kind of more scalable offering than one-to-one coaching, I knew I wanted to replicate this approach as much as I could, though at first I didn’t quite know how. So I started with what I wanted this to be…
What this is (and what it isn’t)
I don’t want surface level, I want deep. I want the time and space to explore the questions that matter in an intelligent, emotional and spiritual way. To be able to truly consider what we do in business/our careers, how we operate there, and why we do this. To explore why we respond and react the way we do to things – and understand what our triggers are. To be able to make conscious choices from a place of awareness, acknowledgment, and acceptance.
I don’t want to split or separate themes and topics, I want to integrate them. I don’t want to have a strategy offering, a marketing offering, a business coaching offering etc. – in my sessions with clients the way I work has always been to cover everything and anything that’s needed, with a little bit of coaching (guiding them to find the answers for themselves), mentoring (giving them the answers) and sometimes some consulting (doing stuff for them)…and yet I’ve structured and sell my offerings separately. DUH. I want The Game-Changer Experience to encompass it all.
I want to create a more immersive experience for the people I support. Apparently one of the upcoming trends is to use technology (virtual reality, AI etc.) to create better digital experiences for people; this is not what I want. I want to create more human experiences…chances to better and more deeply connect with people who are on the same journey as we are, to be more present and active in our real worlds, not just our digital ones.
“Your level of success will seldom exceed your level of personal development.”
– Jim Rohn
It is a digital and real life experience that combines emails, group chats, peer support, pizza parties (yes, really!), and more.
It is a commitment; not to me but to yourself, and to an ongoing exploration of what works best for you and what doesn’t.
It is about community; you’ll be joining a group of similarly committed explorers and game-changers who start together and stay together.
It is online and offline; you’ll meet online buddies and gain peer support, as well as have the opportunity to attend real life meet-ups and get-togethers, with regular online check-ins together.
It’s about a sense of belonging, identity and expression; you’ll get to wear the t-shirt, put up the poster and feel like you fit in (in a good way), instead of always being the odd one out.
It’s about experiencing fun, freedom, play and a little bit of naughtiness, in business and in life; because if it’s not fun and it’s not about freedom, then why are we bothering? There’ll be card decks, games, challenges and more.
It is focused and in-depth; exploring just one theme a month, focused on a central question to be explored from multiple angles (i.e. personal, business and career perspectives), you’ll have the time and space to dive deeply into the topic instead of being rushed from one module to the next at a pace you can’t sustain.
The Game-Changer Experience is for people who want something different from the usual self development or business course; it’s for people who want to dive deep into the themes that matter most when it comes to creating a life you want to live.
The themes we’ll be exploring, in relation to your life, career and business include:
- Blind Spots
- The ‘Healthiest’ You
How Does This Work In Practice?
At the core of The Game-Changer Experience is a series of emails to introduce you to the monthly themes and share the relevant information about other events, happenings and fun stuff that is taking place each month.
How The Emails Work
At the beginning of every month, you’ll receive an email sharing the month’s theme along with the central question we’ll be exploring and answering for ourselves.
The goal with each email is to help you pull apart any unconscious assumptions, cause you to re-examine your usual ways, and then help you reconstruct things in a way that will work better for you…in business and in life.
The theme will be chosen based upon the needs of the group – common patterns typically arise and each month will be tailored to the specific group you are a part of.
Throughout the month, you’ll receive further emails with details of other parts of The Game-Changer Experience, including:
- Regular group chats and webinars to share insights, questions and thoughts around the month’s theme.
- An invitation to participate in ‘real life’ challenges to stretch your own comfort zones.
- Suggested sources of information for you to explore the theme in even more depth, should you choose.
- A note or video sharing my personal experience and thoughts around the month’s theme.
- Invitations to virtual pizza parties – the party is virtual, the pizza is real with one lucky game-changer receiving their pizza on me.
- Special offers and discounts in the shop on products for each month’s theme.
What You Get When You Join The Game-Changer Experience
As a Game-Changer participating in The Game-Changer Experience, you’ll receive:
- All Game-Changer emails, including the monthly themes, additional resources, challenges, invitations to events and discounts from our shop.
- An invitation to our monthly group call.
- Membership of an online support group.
- An online buddy/accountability peer (if you choose to be matched up with someone, which is entirely optional).
- An invitation to our monthly virtual pizza party, and the opportunity to win free pizza for the party.
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
– Nelson Mandela
Join The Game-Changer Experience
The inaugural group of Game-Changers will be starting their journey on March 1st, 2017. The full journey lasts for 24 months, though you are not tied into a minimum period and can choose to leave at any time.
IMPORTANT: When you join a group, I ask that you do so with the intention to make a commitment to your fellow Game-Changers to be in this for the long haul. This doesn’t necessarily mean remaining part of The Game-Changer Experience for the full 2 years, but that the people you meet and the relationships you create are ones that you intend to nurture and cherish, and that you are committed to changing the game for yourself, no matter what challenges you may face.
“Change the game, don’t let the game change you.”
To join the very first group of Game-Changers and enjoy The Game-Changer Experience, set up your monthly subscription below. Note: This is a launch price for the inaugural group of Game-Changers (maximum of 20), which will increase for future groups.
I don’t have a business. Is this for me?
The Game-Changer Experience isn’t just for business owners though there will likely be a few of us around. It’s for anyone who wants to change the current career game they’re playing – whether that’s starting a new business (for the first or xth time), changing a current business or pursuing any other kind of career you want to. We will be exploring the themes from multiple angles – personally, career-wise and more so whether you have a business or not, you’re welcome to join.
If I have a question/problem, can I get support or do I have to stick to the monthly theme?
It’s my goal to support you on your journey as best I can; if something is blocking your way then I will do my best to help you through it. However, this – and the support group/calls/online buddy system – is not intended to be an anytime-support offering where you can ask everything you want about anything, at any time!
I ask that you keep your conversations, questions and shares as close as possible to the monthly themes in the online support group, with your online buddy and during the group chats.
Who will be my online buddy?
The purpose of having an online buddy is for you to feel supported throughout the experience by someone you (hopefully) get to know in some depth, who is experiencing this journey with you, and who you can mull things over with in a more private way than in the larger group.
We’re all adults here so if there’s someone on the group you’d like to be your online buddy, then ask them! Otherwise I am happy to do some matchmaking if I feel certain people might be a good fit. Having an online buddy is entirely optional; if you don’t want one, you don’t have to have one.
How do the pizza parties work?
On an agreed day – and bearing time zone differences in mind – you’ll be invited to take part in a more sociable, informal and virtual get-together (using online video).
Order pizza/your favourite food or cook something yummy for yourself and we’ll eat together, chat and get to know each other in a different setting. Each month, I’ll pick a random Game-Changer who I’ll be treating to their meal.
How often does a new group begin?
A new group of Game-Changers begins every 3-4 months. The next group after March 1st 2017 will begin on June 1st 2017.
Do I have to commit to the full 2 years? Can I leave at any time?
You don’t have to commit to the full 2 years, though of course I hope that you do. If you choose to leave The Game-Changer Experience, simply cancel your subscription and you’ll be able to leave immediately.