The Living for Monday team is (and always will be) made up of life long learners. We know the value of consistent growth and progress in our personal and professional lives first hand. Whenever we have been a part of an online learning community, one of the most valuable aspects has been the ability to know what is coming down the pike.
The first eight workshops at Living for Monday are meant to build the foundations of soft skills that every young professional can benefit from. When we talk to business owners, executives, and HR managers, we consistently hear similar complaints about how their young professionals can improve. Similarly, when we talk to members of our community, we know that there are challenges both at work and at home that, if solved, would produce massive personal and professional growth.
So, these are the first eight workshops at Living for Monday. Beyond this roadmap, we’ll begin branching out into more specific skills related to PR, marketing, and advertising, as well as continuing to build our the core soft skills to help you build a meaningful, impactful, and fulfilling career.
Here are the first 8 workshops for young professionals at Living for Monday
1) To Do’s Reduce Stress, Get More Done, and Consistently Produce Result
Pain point: The challenges of email, meetings, boss expectations, and colleagues who need help make it difficult to consistently focus on the most important work. Add in the distractions of everything on the internet, open office plans, and coffee breaks and it can be downright impossible to focus on some days.
Summary: Let’s be honest with each other: we both know that you don’t get done as much as you could get done on most days. When you do, it’s often the urgent that gets done before the important. Let’s fix that, shall we? Priorities, productivity, and focus. Get the important things done in less time so your boss stays happy and you reach your goals.
2) How to Achieve Unreasonable Goals Through Reasonable Habits
Pain Point: The importance of goal setting has been hammered into us, and yet it doesn’t make the process any easier or more enjoyable. We’re encouraged to set lofty goals, and yet we find it difficult to act on those goals on a daily basis.
Summary: Whether in your head, on a crumpled piece of paper, or posted on your wall, we all have goals we want to achieve in life. Whether you want to be CEO or you want to have more muscle definition, every goal can be broken down into daily, weekly, and monthly habits. This workshop will give you the system to make it happen, cap’n.
3) How to Build a Mastermind Group
Pain Point: “How do I find more people like me now that I’m out of college?” is a question I get more often than I can count. Finding friends who will push you to reach your potential is very difficult — after all, would you walk up to a random dude or lady at a bar and ask, “Hey, wanna be my friend and hold me accountable for my goals?” Good luck with that ;).
Summary: The most powerful way to raise the bar and reach your potential is to consistently surround yourself with people who expect your best. Mastermind group members will call your bluffs, hold you accountable, and offer encouragement when you need it. This workshop will give you everything you need, soup to nuts, to put together your own group. It also incorporates well with our membership to fuel your MM group from day one.
4) The First 90 Days: What to Do When You Land a New Job
Pain Point: Starting a new job is exciting, but what happens after you take the offer? There is no roadmap for getting acclimated to your new organization. Even the best onboarding programs are not sufficient for setting you up for success.
Summary: Landing a new gig is a major accomplishment and we’re proud of you… But the real work starts when you show up for day one. Your first 90 days will set the pace for your trajectory at your new job. This workshop will help you make all the right moves to catapult your career by building crucial relationships, setting effective goals, and understanding the company’s strategy.
5) Personal Finance Habits: Building a Budget That Works
Pain Point: As if it weren’t enough to deal with building a successful career, the first 10 years at work are the most crucial for establishing the trajectory of our financial future. And yet where is the handbook for handling a salary, 401K, insurance, and every other “grown up” expense we get to deal with?
Summary: Generally speaking, the word budget is enough to make us gag. Thankfully, with the right tools, your budget can become a low key way to stay out of debt, save for retirement, and still have a daggum good time along the way. In this workshop, we’ll set you up with a simple, but powerful budget to track all of your exciting expenses, help you get out of debt (if you need to), and consistently track your progress using free tools to make it happen. You can thank us when you’re on a fully funded beach vacation. (You’re welcome.)
6) Negotiate for a Raise or Promotion at Work
Pain Point: Sometimes the only difference between staying in or leaving your current company is whether you’re feeling a sense of progress or making enough money to live the lifestyle you want. The conversations to help you land a raise or promotion are intimidating, especially if you haven’t done it before.
Summary: The fine art of negotiating for what you’re worth requires walking a fine line between confidence and entitlement. You’ll need political savvy, strategic thinking, and the ability to build a case for why you’re the greatest thing since sliced bread (or close to it). Get it right by attending this workshop, which will help you prove your value, build a business case, and have the tough conversations.
7) Take Control of Your Annual Performance Review
Pain Point: Your performance review is your chance to show your employer why you’re so valuable to them. Most companies lay out a poor format and glaze over many of your accomplishments. If you don’t track your goals and progress, you won’t be able to cash in on your hard work.
Summary: Once a year companies turn people into data. Your annual performance review is like a trial with a biased jury who determines whether you’re fired or promoted, receive a bonus, raise, or nothing at all, and establishes your place in the leadership pipeline. We’ll help you take charge to turn the process into a sexy competitive advantage. Yeah, we said it.
8) Build and Maintain Your Inner Circle
Pain Point: Building relationships with great people after college becomes more and more difficult. The gap between meeting colleagues at work and meeting people at a bar is big, and yet it can be incredibly hard to meet fellow young pros any other way.
Summary: Our nerdy research tells us it’s because of the 50 person inner circle you surround yourself with has the greatest influence on what you achieve and how you spend your time. This workshop will give you a proactive way to build an inner circle that irreversibly changes your life for the better. (That was a bit dramatic, but hey, it got your attention.)
Take some time to sign up for one of our initial workshops by clicking on a link above.
As I described in an earlier post in this series, you can watch every workshop live online for free. Afterwards, you can purchase each workshop a la carte to download to the supplementary materials and templates, as well as having lifetime access to the workshop video modules. All of our members get access to our entire workshop library in addition to joining an LFM mastermind group plus many other benefits.