Creating something brand new is messy. We rarely get it right the first time, and that’s ok! Let’s replace pesky perfectionism with play.
As Edison famously once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.“
Since we’re usually only permitted to see final results, I’d like to give you a peek behind the curtain… I want to celebrate messy.
Here’s what’s been going on backstage with the authenticity and clarity program called Intentional Rebels.
The first beta cohort was so much more than I imagined…. powerful and deeply connecting. And yet I knew that working with a small group over a long period of time wasn’t the best long-term approach.
See, I want to make the transformative power of the Inner Compass more widely accessible. I was also feeling overwhelmed and wanted to take a few things off my plate.
So I shifted the model to a low-price, self-paced course. Man, did I get that wrong!
The message from wait-listers was loud and clear: “no thanks.”
Ok… let’s try this again.
Realizing I’d failed to take my own advice, I asked myself the two questions that I pose to my clients all the time:
How do rebels want to feel?
Oh right… they want to feel seen and valued for who they really are.
Outsiders in the mainstream world, they want to feel a deep sense of belonging within a like-minded tribe.
You can’t get that from a self-paced course.
What’s the third way?
If it’s not a small group, and it’s not a self-paced course…. what is it?
How can I create the best of both worlds?
It’s a membership, not a course.
Self-paced videos and workbooks enable more Rebels to participate, and do the work on their own schedule…
… while small weekly peer groups provide a safe container for connection, accountability, brainstorming and peer coaching.
I also took my own advice about focus and built a team. My rockstar assistant Alexa is now handling behind-the-scenes processes and community support. And cohort 1 graduate Davina Burgess is stepping into the role of Curator of Belonging and Magic, injecting the whole experience with the creative connection that she excels at.
I’m now free to do what I do best.
My favorite part is “compass weaving” — integrating different (and often contradictory) aspects of identity into a coherent whole — which will be one of several weekly group coaching calls.
Whether you participate in the program or not, I’d like to encourage you to play, experiment, and not get hung up on getting things right the first time. We are all intentional creators of our lives and work, and every act of creation is messy and emergent.
Share that messiness. Invite others to play in your possibility space — freeing you to focus on what lights you up — and delight in what manifests.
If I’ve piqued your curiosity about Intentional Rebels, you can get more information here.
If you put your name on the waitlist, you’ll be sent a Fit Form designed to help us curate a like-minded tribe. We’re planning to launch the week of the new moon, May 10.
I hope to see you there.
“This process is life-changing!”
“I feel more focused, empowered, and emotionally stronger.”
“I have felt more and more anchored, surer of me and what directions work for me…”
“I can now be more unapologetically myself at work.”