Quick note! There’s an audio version above if you click “play” or a written version below! 🙂
This was hands down one of my top experiences EVER at LearnDoBecome. It was the first time our team got to see a group of our community members in real time. We’ve done hundreds of webinars, but they’re always chat-only. This time, we could see facial expressions, we could look into their eyes, and since we could all see each other, there was such a strong feeling of support. I think I got chills down my arms 3 or 4 times during the call–just being in the same Zoom room together. Ahhh! So fun!
I started with a little bit of mindset work. Here are a few things we discussed:
- Some really important things brought you here. I know there’s a lot of emotion going on behind the scenes–some of it you probably can’t even articulate. I know many of our members have felt nervous about today–like it’s the first day of school. Or you may have felt some opposition as other things came at you this morning, last night, etc., with thoughts like, “Why do I even try?” or “Will I even belong in a group like this?” I just want to remind you that there’s no competition here, there’s no judgment, and we are all on the same team. The world is a better place if all of us are organized, and so we are here to help one another and make progress together. You’ve made an important step, and no matter how overwhelming your home/office/mind/digital clutter feels, I promise you are not alone. But you are choosing to do something about it.
- Everyone here is starting at a different place. Some of you are familiar with STEP, some are brand new. Some of you have years of stuff to process, some of you are already pretty organized, but just want some new ideas. Some of you run businesses (or multiple businesses), some of you are managing the care of aging family members, some of you have a heavy load of projects that have to get done right now, at least one member is having a baby during these four weeks… So while the application will look different for each person, the principles are the same, and we’re going to focus on those.
- We’re going to hit the “target” and then emanate out from there. If you feel “off” as you’re progressing, the foundation/target was probably a little off. We’ll go back to that, center/get grounded, and then move forward. You’ll know you’ve hit the target if, as you are moving forward with your Command Central, you feel light, peaceful, happier, more confident, etc.
Then we went into the training portion of the call, where we talked through what the homework would be–and then we shared what they needed to know in order to complete it successfully.
We’re taking this group through the STEP program in a different way than I’ve ever done it before. We’re skipping around a bit, but we’re focusing on the most essential parts of the Command Central.
This is the homework for week 1:
|(1) Create your Current Projects List for this month–with no more than 8 projects (preferably 3–with Four Weeks to Finished being one of them), divided into “Me, My Family, and Beyond.” Put all other projects into “Next in Line” or “Someday.” This is a standard example:|
|(2) Create a Next Actions List that you will actually review each day (paper or digital). Choose the appropriate contexts for that list that best meet your needs, and record your Next Actions for one week.|
|(3) Lock in your calendar (so you have ONE that meets your needs) and commit to looking at it daily.|
|(4) Create a starter-routines list that you can easily post and/or review weekly. Add any date-specific routines to your calendar.|
|(5) Create a mind sweep of anything that feels overwhelming to you or needs to be managed/processed.|
Once we finished the training session, we had about an hour of Q&A.
I loved this because this group is so willing to share their hearts, ask great questions, and show up in a way that clearly demonstrates their commitment.
Then I sent everyone a list of resources within the STEP program and website that will help them get results, and now we have a week of coaching ahead of us–daily office hours live on Zoom with our awesome STEP coaches, daily Facebook group, email, and text coaching options, and a new accountability partner program (if you still want to join this month’s group–which we’re only leaving open for a couple more days, you can sign up for the accountability partner option until Monday night!).
We also have a “Homework Submission” post in the Facebook group (or it can be emailed in if someone wants to keep it private) where everyone will be sharing their progress and reporting back!
Thinking About Joining?
It’s not too late to be a part of the fun. The class replay is ready for you, if you’d like to watch it this weekend/next week, and we’re here to receive you with open arms for a couple more days! (I’m writing this Friday, February 4th, so while this will close soon/probably Monday morning, we want you to come in, if you think this is right for you!)
Here is the link to learn more about/join Four Weeks to Finished.
Or if you’d like to see more options, including our free 3-part organized mindset audio series, details about our STEP program, and our Play-Along-at-Home calendar…Click HERE.
I really love this community. Building LearnDoBecome over the last 7 years has been a labor of love, a huge project, and (to be totally honest) a really challenging time for me–mainly because of all the technical/hidden tasks that have to go on behind the scenes in order to make something like this work.
But yesterday, when I got to sit in that Zoom room with this amazing group–and walk them through the details of building their Command Centrals, I felt so much gratitude, awe, and love–knowing that I’m in the right place at the right time, doing what I was meant to do. (Not that everything was perfect, because I can give you a list of weird things that happened with the Zoom meeting setup and recording and file processing!) But overall, I believe this is one of the happiest times of my professional life, and I am grateful for everyone who showed up–and SO excited about all the Command Centrals that are going to be built and the lives that are going to change.
Hello! Will there be updates/ posts about the following weeks of Four Weeks to Finished? I have the STEP starter and was trying to follow along…
April Perry says
Hi Beka! I’m actually working on that over the next couple of days. 🙂 We had a FULL week, but it will be out soon! Keep up the great work!
Thank you! I appreciate all you do for this community!
I went back and listened to the podcast episode where you taught your kids about the system, that was helpful! And you are so generous to share your experience so candidly. Knowing that you were anxious and how you talked back to your anxious thoughts is so helpful. It makes you feel more like a friend and mentor, and less like an “influencer,” whose glossy, unattainable life is meant to be envied rather than joined.
Thank you, April!!
April Perry says
This means so much, Beka. My whole goal is to be a friend. ❤️ I spent a lot of years looking online/reading books/hoping for someone to help me manage all my responsibilities, and it was the help of so many virtual friends who made that possible. Now I feel so grateful to be part of this LearnDoBecome community of friends. There is so much strength when we come together. xoxo
I’m so sorry, April. I did not mean my comment as pressure to crank out a podcast rather than spend time with your family! The way that you model mom life and entrepreneurship is thoughtful and inspiring. Thank you for doing what you do. I’m sorry if I gave you any stress or negative feeling with my comment. I am just excited to follow along with you. (I just signed up for STEP Mastery, so can follow along in a more focused way as well.)
Thank you – and I’m sorry for any stress. I appreciate your inspiration – for organization AND for prioritizing what is important.
April Perry says
No worries at all, Beka! I’m so proud of you for working through the material. 🙂 No stress on my end. I do like to make people happy, but I am learning to just do my best and not worry too much. Keep up the great work! xoxo
Hi.. I really want to start your program. Is it too late ?
Thank you 🙂
Taryn Wood says
Hi, Nicole! Enrollment is currently closed for Four Weeks to Finished but you can join the interest list here, http://www.LearnDoBecome.com/4weeks. We’d love to have you join us for the next round!