Oh, my goodness! You’ve made that one small-but-significant step to change your life by embarking on Life’s Battle Plan. Welcome! 🙌🏻 🥳 🍻
What to expect from this experience
I thought it would be helpful to give you the details right here so that you didn’t feel left out – or worse, like you’re waiting for something that might not come. So here’s the run-down, and then I’ll send you Day 1 as the Welcome email.
As you may have seen when you signed up, you’ll have to wait until there’s a “class” of others to join you. The reason for that for now is that I’m editing the course based on the revision of the book, and as seasons change, references do as well. If anyone has questions about the material in a timely way, I can then fix it before the next Day goes out.
Day 1 sets the perspective for the course. You can even get started right away if you have a notebook handy.
Here’s something that bears repeating from the page you came through to get here:
By signing up, you know that by “10 day,” I meant there are 10 emails. They’re timed mostly 2-3 days apart, but triggered by your engagement with the material. If you’re engaged, you could complete the course in as few as 18 days, but no more than three emails will be sent before you have the opportunity to catch up to the course material.
Engagement means opening your emails and sometimes clicking a specific link to show you’re on board.
So you may leave the course if you get busy, but do come back to it as soon as you’ve had some time to adjust and reflect on your new plans and life.
To get the most out of this work, you need to commit to a regular schedule. Block this time off and set an alert on it so that you do the work consistently. That could be half an hour every day, or two to three sessions a week. Even if you only dip into the topic (and make a few scribbles) before the end of the day, it’s worthwhile to be able to “sleep on it” and come back to it with new insights. Much of our thoughts and feelings about what we do is from subconscious processing.
Sometimes what you’ll experience is ambivalence, frustration, annoyance, and disappointment. This is why we put off making plans, especially big plans – we are face to face with a discomfort that we think we might not have to put ourselves through. That thought is mistaken.
What you’re often experiencing is contrast: where you are, where you were, where you thought you’d be, and what you have to do or what you should have done instead to be there. Don’t judge yourself during this process. Just sit with the feeling and push through to the end of your draft.
Sometimes you’ll experience elation and optimism and big crazy ideas. Don’t judge these either. You will have to make some bold decisions to pursue them, but the heart wants what the heart wants, and even incremental changes can bring it closer. Please let yourself dream before you make your concrete plans. You might have to say “not this year,” but you can position it for the next.
Aside from dedication to a schedule and determination to be honest with yourself, all you need is a notebook or journal and a pencil for the drafting process.
I’ll soon be releasing the second edition of Life’s Battle Plan as a fillable PDF workbook. That way, you could do the work with or without the email course. You might consider transcribing your results for future reviews and revisions on a computer.
But the tool isn’t necessary for the work. Writing it by hand is powerful stuff. So check your email for Day 1, find yourself a notebook, and you’ll next hear from me when the other classmates have arrived.
We started a group on November 30th, and another runs starting mid-December to get people ready for New Year’s.
Once again, welcome. I’m glad to have you here, and I hope I can help you make quick work of creating a life vision and a set of milestones and projects to achieve it – and send you on your way with clarity, confidence, and good faith.
Also published on Medium.