17 JulFind “Your” People & Take Imperfect Action (+ 54 Lessons from #WDS2014)
“The only people who can change the world are people who want to. And not everybody does.”
- 休·麦克劳德（Hugh MacLeod）
Finding Your People
This past week has been interesting…
上周三下午，一个名叫卡洛斯（Carlos）的家伙走了起来，在我从波特兰机场的火车上介绍了自己。他是一个住在德国的西班牙人，他独自旅行了两周的旅行。他也恰好是长期的LYL成员，并且显然知道如何放置188金宝搏足彩网址the 3-second ruleto work.
On Friday morning, I did yoga with 807 folks in the center of Portland as webroke the world record对于最长的人类瑜伽链，有100多人。
On Saturday morning,Jon Giganti, one of LYL’s first readers, founding CWA member and my very first coaching client, took the stage on Saturday to share how he helped a paraplegic kid get his life back and become a speaker and published author. For lunch, I joined 18 LYL Local hosts from around the world to learn how they’re building their in-person communities.
On Sunday, Linda, our LYL Local host and dance contest winner from Kansas City, walked on stage to accept a现实生活奖学金that she won for the work she’s doing to teach urban children creativity and entrepreneurship throughMINDDRIVE.
Then at about 4:45pm, somehow my wife Chelsea took the main stage to perform her own rap to 3,000 people, in an attempt to win a rather unconventional type of race (she rocked it!).
By midnight that night, I was dancing Bollywood style while wearing a charcoalcapethat read世界统治峰会对面。直到凌晨4点左右，我与密友结束了与亲密朋友谈论大型想法（和小主意）。
The question of the weekend was simple…
How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world?
This was the gathering thatChris Guillebeauthought up four years ago – one that started as a little blog with no followers a few years before that.
Since then I’ve been infected with possibility.
Finding your people changes everything.
And this alchemy results in those ideas actually coming to life. You can see the progress in the dozens of people no one even knew about in year one who are now in the spotlight.
You can get some of it online, in a forum or on a site like LYL or反对nect With Anyone.
您可以在当地社区中获得它 - 查看聚会或188金宝搏足彩网址LYL局部for starters.
And if I were you, I’d get it everywhere.
It starts with one other person who believes what you believe. If you’re looking, they’re probably closer than you realized, especially if you’re a part of our movement at Live Your Legend.
Take Imperfect Action
当贾达·塞纳（Jadah Sellner）提供了一个开头的主题演讲，并表演了她的人生故事 - 口语诗歌风格时，这个主题提供了完美的建议。这三个词将周末绑在一起 - 他们将每个人都捆绑在一起。
Dee had a heart attack at 40, pressed reset and sold all her stuff to build and live in an 84-square foot house in the woods.
Jadah went from directionless and deeply in debtto building a thriving business and community around green smoothies.
A.J.turned himself into a human guinea pigand is building the world’s biggest family tree.
Elise took a love for crafting and experimentationand turned it into her living, all based on becoming an expert at “the attempt”.
John rebelled against the 1971 San Francisco oil spillby giving up motorized vehicles and taking a vow of silence for 17 years.
泰勒戴上了伟大的名字and brought 808 people together to crush the previous record…
These standouts don’t even scratch the surface. Every attendee I spoke with had only a hint of a story or plan before the route began.
Because as it turns out, imperfect is the only action there is.
我们只是愚弄自己，以为我们将在以后做好准备 - 更有经验，更受教育程度，更为准备。我们出于恐惧，不确定性和困扰的想法来做到这一点，即我们可能正在走错道路。但是，如果您今天相信这是一条途径，那怎么可能存在呢？只有您不做任何探索它的事情才会错。
The right people make this type of action, the only type, feel okay.
It’s pretty simple.
To kick it off, here’s an imageChelseacreated during our coffee shop writing session this morning…
A.J.雅各布斯, human guinea pig:
- Be non-stop grateful – there are hundreds of things that go right every day and we tend to focus on the few that go wrong.
- We’re all family – help us treat each other with more compassion.
Jadah Sellner, founder of简单的绿色冰沙:
- 大声说出自己的梦想 - 向自己和世界展示您的认真。
- Anything that compromises your health and relationships is not a good business.
- Engagement over time is what builds a relationship.
- Choose love over metrics. Even with 315,000 email subscribers, every one is still one person. People can feel the focus on heart over money. We’re all in the business of changing one life at a time.
- Live unedited.
Gavin Aung Than, founder ofZen Pencils:
- What are you uniquely good at that you could do for the rest of your life and how could you use it to help people?
- For best results, add flexibility.
- The drifting and the driven life are two sides to the same coin. They’re both autopilot choices that take you where you don’t want to go.
- Three questions to leading a designed life: How do I want to be remembered? What is important to me? What single brave decision do I need to make today?
- We unconsciously live as if we are going to keep living. But statistics say three of us in this room will be dead in 30 days.
- Part of the myth of society is that you can do it all. You can do anything, but not everything.
- In business and personal success, you can’t win at one without the other.
- Priorities make things so clear. You realize that business might actually be fourth or fifth in line – behind family, love, health, happiness, adventure…
- Don’t trick yourself into thinking your situation is permanent. That’s how it becomes permanent.
- Don’t let the urgent replace the important.
- Big, deep planning is a glamorous way of procrastinating.
- If you’re going to get fired, cause it. Take a stand you believe in.
- 反对stantly check in and ask yourself – how are you doing with what you’ve been given?
迪威廉姆斯领导tiny house movement:
- Embrace basic curiosities, walk with your shoes off and unplugged in nature. This leads to action.
- I measure success by how I’m showing up with my friends.
Shannon Galpin, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year:
- When you find yourself saying, “Why isn’t someone doing something about this?” remember, “Well, I am someone, and I can do something.”
- We all have something we know we can change. We are that somebody that we want to help change the world.
John Francis, who spent 17 years walking in silence:
- You must have an audience to hear your message. Find one.
- Thinking you’ve learned it all causes you to hardly listen.
Elise Blaha Cripe– professional crafter and expert at “the attempt”:
- Great people do things before they’re ready.
- If you’re not good, who cares? You tried and you learned something about yourself.
- Set the goal before you have the skills to finish it.
- If we waited until we’re ready, we’d do nothing.
- Embrace daily challenges. I love to make stuff. This is how I figured out what fills me up.
- When something stops inspiring you, it’s okay to just stop and move on.
- Say it out loud. Getting it on someone’s radar makes you accountable. Saying it is the first step to realizing it’s possible.
- Stop looking for the full map. Start with just the first steps.
- Create resource circles where each member puts his idea out there to see who can help.
斯科特Berkun, author of Making Things Happen:
- Ideas feel really good out in the abstract when they come up. Then there’s the work.
- The process of creating looks like work and not that much fun – watch an author write.
- Luck is at play with all creative ventures. You can do everything right and still fail.
- In almost all creative worlds, people journal. Get your ideas out.
John Jantsch, author ofDuct Tape Marketing:
- The secret to life is occasionally meeting or exceeding expectations.
- 谨防地平线效应:梦想和expectations grow with our experiences. Turn around and look at how far you’ve come.
- 放弃我们的小选择应对一切发生的事情ens piles up into big choices over time.
- Creating loyal customers is mostly about choosing the right customers.
Different Visions, Identical Values
CWA alumni and friendMike Goncalvesput it perfectly – among the thousands of attendees from more than 30 countries, many of us came with different visions, but we all shared the same values. And that makes for the perfect, magical environment for acting before you’re ready.
Thank you for that.
Together, we all make the imperfect action not only possible, but encouraged. By showing up the way you do, you allow the rest of us to live our own unedited life. And that’s the ultimate gift.
我们将以克里斯的一人结束，在他打电话给观众中的四个毫无戒心的人之前交付，向他们展示介绍，装备，礼物和飞机票 - 所有这些都是定制的，以启动他们的每个梦想……
“Just because you can’t help everyone doesn’t mean you shouldn’t help someone. It is our capability and responsibility to help people along in pursuing their dream.”
– Chris Guillebeau
We have our people. They’re right here. And I bet you have at least an idea of how you could make a difference. That leaves only one thing.
P.S.Next week we’ll be holding a scholarship contest for lifetime access to our反对nect With Anyone course and community, which opens again in a couple weeks. I hope it helps you find your people and pursue what matters. Keep an eye out!
In the comments, tell us your favorite takeaway from WDS. If you weren’t there, just share a lesson you try to live by.
Images courtesy ofAmosa Studios
EmilyPosted at 22:26h, 17 July
斯科特Posted at 10:30h, 18 July
HelenePosted at 01:49h, 18 July
Thank you so much Scott, Chelsea and all the others for this summary! Very inspirational.
It sounds more and more like it’s better to be sorry than safe!
When idle, I like telling myself (and others) “Pull your fingers out of your butt and do something”. It’s from a French expression and helps me realize how stupid you look when you do nothing…
One day I’ll definetly join you guys at WDS
斯科特Posted at 10:31h, 18 July
伊芙琳娜Posted at 04:35h, 18 July
Fantastic post – thanks! You can sense just from reading it that the event was full of positive energy.
The life lesson I try to live by is simple – “Accept yourself”. Events like these seem to always attract people who do that & accept others with their awesome and inspirational ideas! I love it!
斯科特Posted at 10:32h, 18 July
Love that simple lesson Evelina. And that was certainly a theme last weekend. Thanks!
DavidPosted at 05:30h, 18 July
Thank you for the recap Scott!! And nice artwork by Chelsea! I was just going over my notes as well yesterday, and I am amazed by the positivity and depth of the recommendations and encouragements that I heard and received over the course of the weekend at WDS. The LYL pre-party on Friday was a huge highlight, as there I really felt like I was with my people. It was so awesome! We are definitely going back next year.
斯科特Posted at 10:33h, 18 July
What an awesome, perfect summary of the entire WDS weekend, good stuff here Scott. Thanks for the shout out as well, you’re awesome man! It was an absolute pleasure getting to meet you. The energy at your LYL Local beer tasting event was unreal. Seeing the faces and hearing the stories of this amazing community and what each person is up to, working on, and creating was incredible. I am so grateful and feel so fortunate to be part of it all. There were many takeaways for me from WDS but if there was one I heard often and resonated with me was that whatever it is we’re thinking of doing or wanting to do, just do it…just start! Elise Blaha Cripe expressed it by saying, “if we waited until we knew everything, we’d never do anything.” John Francis stated it by saying, “head in the path of your passions and the plan will reveal itself.” And both you and Jadah Sellner state it by saying, “take imperfect action”. The message is clear, show up, take action, and make a difference. Thanks again Scott… Cheers!
斯科特Posted at 10:35h, 18 July
And thanks for the inspiration for the closing of this post!
本Posted at 07:24h, 18 July
很棒的回顾 - 感谢您将其放在一起。周末真好。
斯科特Fox, ClickMillionaires.comPosted at 10:35h, 18 July
Love all the inspiring quotations in this post, too. And Chelsea did a great job of turning many of them into that nice looking graphic.
One question: Who said “It is easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than think your way into a new way of acting.”?
I’d like to give credit when I share that bit of wisdom with others during my next podcast.
You would have added so much to that event Scott! And that quote was from A.J. Jacobs I’m pretty sure. His talk was hilarious.
这是一个一生中最难忘的时刻,我深感嗡嗡声bled to share Adam’s story on stage. It’s funny to think back to when you first started coaching me three years ago. The Catalyst Project was a vision and you really helped me bring it to reality. Bringing the Hero’s Journey out in others is really what it’s all about. And, there is no better teacher than you and the LYL community on that very thing! Thanks for all you do! Great to catch up this weekend.
克里斯Posted at 14:29h, 18 July
Imperfect action always beats perfect inaction.
I also feel that it’s important to not stress yourself out about all the things you’re doing “wrong” or all the things you “should” be doing, but aren’t.
One small step at a time, one tiny action per day, done consistently to the point of forming a habit is incredibly powerful and will permeate into all areas of your life. Connecting with others and helping them achieve the same is the ultimate multiplier.
This post is very inspiring, Scott. Thanks for sharing!
斯科特,thanks for the great summary. In fact, it was so rigorously detailed that once I saw how many times it had been retweeted, I felt free to write my own reflections without detailing who said what. Kudos for mentioning Scott Berkun’s pronouncement on luck. I was the one on the floor who shouted “Finally!”
Steve RoyPosted at 17:02h, 18 July
All I can say is WOW. I so admire your passion and dedication to your community. As someone who is trying to build something special with my own readers, I really look up to you and all you’ve done.
bethPosted at 17:28h, 18 July
” Be yourself” is what I keep in mind each day. Very inspiring post! Thank you so much. As I read more about people really doing what they are meant to on their highest level, it makes me believe I can as well. Thank you Thank you!
Robert van TongerenPosted at 02:54h, 19 July
Love this post. So much quotables in here. But these two must be my favorites:
One day I’l make it to WDS. Sounds like such a great event to be a part of.
Sergio SalaPosted at 09:27h, 19 July
Oh man, it was my first WDS and was such a experience – finally had the chance to meet you there! (I’m the mexican guy, remember? :))
Take. Imperfect. Action. Now
The quotes, the stories, the new friends, the portland experience, the surprises, the parties, the impact.
Beautiful put, thanks Scott!
KathleenPosted at 10:20h, 19 July
This was my first WDS (amazing!!!), and several people mentioned your community while I was there. I’m so excited to find my way here!
斯科特Posted at 14:36h, 20 July
欢迎来到家人凯瑟琳 - 和冒险:)。非常感谢您遇到的人！
Carlos (the Spaniard mentioned in the post! :D )Posted at 14:50h, 20 July
I am bringing back to Germany awesome memories, incredible touching stories of other attendees, and a huge motivational push for continuing working day-by-day on my next new projects! “Take imperfect action.” is pure wisdom.
And indeed, I did put in practise the very valuable 3-second-rule that has never let me down
Keep it up Scott!
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Great seeing you Scott and what great things all the LVL members and community are doing! Love the graphic Chelsea made! Love it! Sums it all up great.
Keep doing what you’re doing. You make a difference.
PS I take imperfect action all the time. I’m the person that jumps in with both feet and then stops to ask “how do I do this?”
ShaunPosted at 01:31h, 23 July
I don’t know what this WDS business is, but I stumbled upon LYL from a Google search. I have to say I was struck by how much these pithy lessons and takeaways resonated with me, especially right now, when I’m trying to find the motivation to take action to jump start my career.
I’m always worried about whether the action I’m taking is the right decision or the wrong one, but I realize that it is up to me to turn whichever action I’ve taken into the right decision by my subsequent behavior.
Let me try my hand at this pithy lesson thing: if you make the most of every action you take, they will all be perfect.
MattewPosted at 13:39h, 24 July
Thank you so much for your action Scott ! You are a true inspiration to all of us newly awakening folks in search for a meaningful existence. I am a recently graduated engineer who only realises now that I want to spend my life healing people ! Following my grandpa’s tracks, instead of working for a big car’s company and making money overproducing nonsense goods !
I just would like to post a great inspirational song that I used to watch a lot during the hard times : Wear Sunscreen, from Baz Luhrmann :
Keep up with your fight Scott ! We need it.
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Man WDS looks off the chain! Ever since I found out about it I’m plotting on how to get there.
Next year it’ll happen, I’ll be there with fellow legends rocking it out!
Thanks for the great wisdom you learned Scott!
RosannaPosted at 08:02h, 29 July
What a great post with some awesome little nuggets of wisdom. I’ve been thinking a lot about being imperfect and making mistakes and just getting out there and trying… so this post really resonated with me this morning.
Especially this: “Set the goal before you have the skills to finish it.”
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