Yesterday I wrote a novel introducing the new Living for Monday and I promised several follow-on posts to dive a bit deeper on specific aspects. I’ll attempt to be thorough, but intentional with my words so you get what you want without spending a ton of time.
Here’s how the new Living for Monday model works in a nut shell (or, how you can make the most of the resources we’re providing):
- Watch workshops for free
- Build your library or become a member
- Once you’re a member, invest in the community and it will invest back in you
Watch Workshops for Free
On the site, you’ll see that almost everything is focused on one particular action we want you to take: sign up for a free, live, online, upcoming workshop. We’ve laid out an entire roadmap for the next three months are so, aimed at providing the foundations for building a career that matters, making an impact through your work, and having a good time along the way.
You can view upcoming workshops from the Homepage, the workshop calendar on the Watch Free page, or the course roadmap on the Become a Member page. Our first eight courses include:
- APRIL 14 – To Do’s: Reduce Stress, Get More Done, and Consistently Produce Results
- APRIL 28 – How to Achieve Unreasonable Goals Through Reasonable Habits
- MAY 12 – How to Build a Mastermind Group
- MAY 26 – The First 90 Days: What to Do When You Land a New Job
- JUNE 9 – Personal Finance Habits
- JUNE 23 – Negotiate for a Raise or Promotion at Work
- JUNE 30 – Take Control of Your Annual Performance Review
- JULY 21 – Build and Maintain Your Inner Circle
All of these workshops are in direct response to feedback from our community of young professionals here in Atlanta. We’re focusing on productivity, goals, relationships, money, and job performance in these first eight workshops. If you have ideas for other workshops, or you have specific challenges you’re facing at work, drop us a line and tell us so we can incorporate your ideas into our workshop roadmap.
When you find a workshop you’re interested in, head over to its signup page, click Sign Up, and create a free account. I have a founder’s secret to share here: you are making exactly zero commitments and taking on zero obligations by creating an account. This is the most low-risk think you will ever do.
Once you sign up for a workshop, you’ll be on our list for the workshop, so we’ll send you reminders leading up to the day of. When it’s time for your workshop, you’ll login into the Living for Monday site with your free account and then navigate to the livestream page, where you’ll be able to watch from any device with a screen and connected to the internet. Alongside the livestream will be a Twitter chat where you’ll be able to ask questions, which we can answer live, and interact with other people watching the ‘shop.
I’m usually bit more humble than this, but it is one of the coolest things on the face of the planet that you’ll be able to access professional development un-training 1) for free, 2) live, 3) in an interactive setting where you can get your questions answered and 4) in a way that doesn’t suck the life out of you like most webinars. But that’s a personal opinion.
You have absolutely no obligation to ever pay us any money for watching a live ‘shop (or any other live broadcast we ever put out). After the event, we’ll migrate you over to our main email list where you’ll be able to optin to receive our monthly workshop calendar at the beginning of each month, a weekly best of the blog email, a daily RSS feed of the blog, or none of the above. Regardless, you’ll keep your free account for one click workshop signup foreva, foreva eva, foreva eva (Outkast, anyone?).
Build Your Library or Become a Member
Build Your Library
All of our workshops will be available for individual sale after the livestream version has been aired. Why would you buy a course if you’ve already seen the livestream version? You’ll build you own library of courses that appeal directly to your professional needs. You’ll also get to download all of the supplementary materials for the course, which will help you put the material into action.
Not everyone gets to see the live version, but they might not want to become a member of the community just yet, which makes buying a single workshop perfect for you. Others will have very specific learning needs and will need a workshop immediately. And some won’t want to get deeply involved in a community of fellow young professionals just yet, which makes our single workshops perfect for you.
Become a Member
For less than the cost of two workshops per month, you can become a member of the community. When you become a member, you get access to the entire workshop library, which will only grow over time. However, the real value comes from the community that comes with membership.
- Living for Monday Mastermind Group membership
- Exclusive invites to join us as part of our in-studio audience for workshops on site in Atlanta
- Access to monthly community events in our major cities of operation
- Virtual office hours with the Living for Monday staff every other week
- Exclusive invites to quarterly retreats, our annual conference, and any other events we can dream up to serve you (this is just a small hint at our future growth plans)
Invest in the Community and We Will Invest Back in You
Every member is required to join a Living for Monday mastermind group. That sounds threatening, but mastermind groups are the key to our community. Mastermind groups are made up of 6-12 community members who share some combination of location, experience, industry, and/or career goals. The groups set their own culture, including meeting time and place, frequency, format, and more.
Every group meets under the Living for Monday Community Agreement, which members sign in their first mastermind group meeting. The Agreement is our shared contract with one another to invest in one another, always maintain the group’s integrity (what happens at group meetings stays there), and to bring up the truly meaningful topics of conversation rather than wasting time in small talk that does little to help you reach your potential.
We also provide meeting templates and suggested formats to make sure you get the most possible out of your meetings. We also create discussion guides for everyone of our workshops, in case your group wants to use our training to fuel your conversations.
So there you have it. How to engage with the new Living for Monday. At a minimum, go ahead and sign up for an upcoming course. They’re free, live, and online over the lunch hour. There’s no risk, and if you like it (we think you will, but we’re biased), consider becoming more involved with the community. We’re here to serve you, the ambitious, generous, and creative young professional.