Ready to give life to your daily conversations? Instead of draining them? Determine to do just this from Friday Oct 25 through Thursday Nov 14, 2019. Yes, it is a concert! 🎫
“When one does not complain, one pays for outward calm with an almost unbearable inner struggle.” (Charlotte Brontë). Here goes: ... 21 days without complaining.
Do you recognize the struggle, though? Life is not perfect. Never has been, never will be. And yet, we love to complain. We obligingly commiserate. There is a lot of research out there to show that this is not helpful. Not for your work. Nor for others. Nor for you. Click on the image to enroll and make a difference instead.
The definitive why of the endeavor: When we intentionally reduce our complaining or commiseration, gratitude takes root. Call it the other side of gratitude practice. In time for Thanksgiving, November 28.
We'll show up together, in a private Slack space, even live. You can participate entirely at your own pace. As much or as little as you want. I am, of course, a big proponent of these 21 days. Because I will benefit as much as you will. By saying yes we can live into so much more us! A key: Let's embrace the idea of experimentation.
How to join:
Endeavor begins Fri. Oct 25 and ends on Thurs. Nov 14.
Enroll now to secure your spot. Registration ends Tues 22, 12pm HST. (see below why this fee.)
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Enrollment suggested fee: $21. This comes to one dollar a day. A symbol of Endeavor commitment: Part of it will cover a little of my admin, most will go to the Polaris Project, which seeks to prevent and disrupt human trafficking. In the registration window, the amount will show up as $21.94: By adding just $0.94 you are eliminating payment processing overhead and enabling 100% of your intended commitment to be for the 21-day Endeavor. To keep this simple, no refunds. This is not about money and I love for you to participate. It is about joy, and an experiment.
The endeavor promises you:
daily quotes or prompts for discussion or reflection
insight to increase understanding: what is a complaint, why our attraction?
insight into the wonderful science + benefits of complaint-free conversation
practical ideas on how to complain less and cease to be complicit
a safe private online space to share with one another + my coaching support
two 45-minute group sessions by video (recorded for those who can't make it)
the magic of greater happiness and effectiveness
a going-forward gift
The endeavor asks you to:
commit to your intention for the 3 weeks (I'll help you set it, if desired)
show up for yourself, online or in your journal, even if only for a few minutes a day.
celebrate your failure and success
lean into new ways of being
get out of your comfort zone.
Image credit: Maria Popova: (Yes, even monks complain, as witnessed by the imaged collection, scribbled in the pages of medieval illuminated manuscripts.)
And please email me if you have any questions. Perhaps we'll play later this month! Sophia
Thanks for choosing to read this blog. Intended to serve as a compass for all of us to wake up, wisen up, show up. A mix of resources, links to articles, and quotes from others, a question to lean into or an invitation. Your thoughts are welcome. Together we soar wider, and grow our impact for good 10x. With gratitude, sophia
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