Fearless Mastery: Going Deep & Working Collectively

By Leo Babauta

At 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 good timing: my intention was to assist individuals practice to be open in the midst 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 slightly about what I’ve been studying, as a result of it’s such an enormous a part of my mission to assist individuals practice in uncertainty.

On this put up, I’m going to share the 2 most attention-grabbing issues I’ve discovered by 5 cohorts of Fearless Mastery to this point (every cohort is 5 months lengthy):

  1. Going deep requires help
  2. Working collectively, we create one thing highly effective

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

Going Deep Requires Assist

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

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

What I’ve discovered is that you could’t do this type of transformative work alone. I’m somebody who resists this fact – I need to cover the stuff I’m battling and determine it out by myself, so I don’t need to embarrass myself. This type of hubris is so human! However time and again, I’ve been humbled. I’ve discovered I can’t do the toughest issues within the unknown, with out help.

When individuals 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 help to go deeper.

In Fearless Mastery, an enormous a part of that help is me, my group and the opposite coaches. And the opposite a part of that help is the opposite individuals — being part of a bunch doing this collectively modifications all the pieces, and empowers one thing transformative.

Individuals have shifted lifelong patterns of avoiding their significant work, of getting caught in indecision and self-doubt, of caring for everybody else however themselves, of avoiding tough conversations, of pushing aside uncomfortable issues. It’s a number of the most transferring stuff on the planet.

Working Collectively

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

In Fearless Mastery, individuals kind 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 individuals like that in our lives — people who find themselves not solely rooting for our success however actively serving to to make it occur.

For those who don’t have that already, then it’s potential to deliberately create that. However it’s not straightforward. In Fearless Mastery, individuals typically have the expertise of feeling like they lastly discovered their individuals. It’s a sense of belonging, of individuals having your again, of lastly feeling understood.

When you’ve this in your life, hastily you turn out to be extra brave. You’ve got a sense of belief, in one another and in your self. Not belief that all the pieces will work out completely, however that you could deal with the bumps within the street, since you’ve obtained help. This belief and feeling of operating with others is a large drive multiplier.

What would it not be like if you happen to abruptly leveled up your goal work with this type 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 developed each single spherical, frequently getting higher and deeper, and I’m actually pleased with myself and my group 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 every day log that may deliver improved accountability.
  • Elevated give attention to operating as a pack — we’ve at all times been a pack operating collectively, however within the subsequent spherical we’ll deliver an elevated give attention to this a part of issues, and invite individuals to get artistic with methods we may also help one another attain our targets and get by struggles.
  • First dwell retreat!!! Launching within the pandemic has meant we’ve needed to forgo dwell occasions to this point … however we’re lastly getting collectively in particular person within the Spring! Extra to return on this quickly, however I’m completely thrilled by the concept of working with and taking part in with these inspiring individuals head to head.
  • Elevated transformative reflection — I’ve been more and more trusting in individuals’s capacity to check out what they don’t need to see, with my help. Individuals in Fearless Mastery are deliberately shifting all the pieces for themselves, and that requires that I replicate issues to them that they don’t need to check out. I’m dedicated to that in an even bigger manner than ever earlier than, and excited for what we will create from that.
  • Weekly micro teaching classes — we’ve been testing out a very cool construction the place individuals get a standing 15-minute session with a coach. It’s improbable — this retains you transferring 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 individuals (who’ve gone by at the least one spherical as a participant) in facilitating teams like Fearless Mastery, which is a strong talent that may solely be discovered by observe. We’ll even be beginning to practice individuals within the sort of teaching that I do in this system, and that I do 1-on-1 with my teaching purchasers.

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 group 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! For those who’re curious about studying extra, join one of many three workshops I’m internet hosting over the subsequent couple of weeks:

Workshop #1: Growing the Behavior of Self-Self-discipline
Date/Time: Tuesday, November eighth @ 9am Pacific / midday Japanese / 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 Japanese / 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 Japanese / 7pm London
Click on Right here to RSVP for a Roadmap for Overcoming Insecurity

I am Christian Nnakuzierem Alozie (Kris Kuzie Alozie). A native of Eziama Nneato in Umunneochi LGA, Abia State, Nigeria. I am an inspirational writer and a motivational speaker. And above all, a lover of charity.

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