Drill Sergeant vs. Terminator: A Workshop Showdown
Trying to stop yelling at yourself can be challenging. Even if you’ve grasped that mean motivation actually decreases your focus and momentum, it can still feel risky, even anxiety-provoking, to consider jettisoning that screaming inner drill sergeant.
For a lot of reasons, it can seem way more comfortable to keep our feet placed firmly on our own necks.
One of the most powerful and lasting ways to address that fear is to tune in to another part of us that is usually hidden in plain sight. It’s that steely inner drive keeping us battling away at using talents fully, over days and months and years. It’s the part of us that’s always looking to find some way to break through, and it's amazingly steely and focused. I think of it as a kind of inner Terminator—one that's programmed to eradicate whatever is keeping us from using our talents fully. I know you have one, or you wouldn’t be reading my stuff in the first place.
But this part can be difficult to locate when you’ve spent a lifetime thinking of yourself as lacking in focused will. It’s like a muscle we don’t know how to activate on purpose.
In this workshop, I’m going to take you through a specific process for activating this part of you and re-finding it at key moments. Especially those times when the inner drill sergeant threatens to take over.
This is a hands-on event where you’ll be working through the steps in real time. You don’t need to share what you do publicly, but you will get a chance to bank some progress before the end of the call. This material is usually only available in my small group programme.
Grab a free place here. And be sure to let me know whether you want to get coached live on the call!
How to attend
I'm hosting the exact same workshop twice, to ensure that people have a decent chance of being able to attend live. Follow the link to fill in a brief form and you'll receive a Zoom invite for the time you have selected. You'll also have a chance to indicate on the form whether you're interested in volunteering to be coached live.
On the day, I ask that you show up with a piece of paper and some kind of writing implement, in as much of a quiet environment as is available.
When: 31 August 2023, 12 pm NYC/5 pm London and 2 September 2023, 12:30 pm NYC/5:30 pm London
Investment: 60 minutes of your time
Sign up: Fill in this brief form. Be sure to let me know if you're interested in being coached live on the call!
Answers to frequently asked questions are below. Any others can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I don't want to be coached in front of other people or be on camera?
Coaching is volunteer only! If you're not interested, just don't volunteer. You can keep your camera and mic off the whole time if you'd like.
Is it really free?
It costs 60 minutes of your time, and I will talk for 5 minutes about my small group programme, Blazing Talents. But there is no monetary charge!
Why is it free?
Because I want to share tools and coaching with people who get something out of my writing but aren't able to work with me as a coach. Because I want the people who can really benefit from it to get a taste of why learning and getting coached in a group is so powerful. And because I love teaching this shit.
Can I attend both times the workshop is held?
Yes, you can attend both times, though if I coach you I will only do so in one workshop. You will need to book separately for each session.
What if I hate swearing?
I swear on my website and in my writing because I swear in person, and I want to connect with people who are the right fit for my way of working. If you find swearing alienating, I may not the coach or writer for you. But there are lots of other people out there who don't speak the way I do who can help. Keep looking!
Still have questions?