Fearless Mastery: Going Deep & Operating Collectively

By Leo Babauta

At the beginning of the pandemic, within the midst of chaos and uncertainty, I launched Fearless Mastery, my small group teaching and mastermind program.

It was truly excellent timing: my intention was to assist folks prepare to be open in the midst of uncertainty, in order that they might do their objective work with pleasure.

During the last 2.5 years, it’s grown into precisely that, and one thing way more. I’d like to inform you just a little about what I’ve been studying, as a result of it’s such a giant a part of my mission to assist folks prepare in uncertainty.

On this submit, I’m going to share the 2 most attention-grabbing issues I’ve discovered via 5 cohorts of Fearless Mastery to date (every cohort is 5 months lengthy):

  1. Going deep requires help
  2. Operating collectively, we create one thing highly effective

Then I’ll share just a little about what I’m most enthusiastic about within the subsequent spherical (which begins in January, with enrollment opening this month).

Going Deep Requires Help

The individuals who’ve jumped into Fearless Mastery have been brave of their willingness to work deeply with their patterns that present up once they put themselves into uncertainty. I’ve been extremely impressed by them!

After we step out into the unknown, we are inclined to tense up, and search for guard rails. Inform me what to do, give me a information, let me go below the covers and conceal and decide myself. It’s freaking scary!

What I’ve discovered is that you could’t do this type of transformative work alone. I’m somebody who resists this reality – I need to cover the stuff I’m combating and determine it out by myself, so I don’t must embarrass myself. This type of hubris is so human! However time and again, I’ve been humbled. I’ve discovered I can’t do the toughest issues within the unknown, with out help.

When folks come into Fearless Mastery, they’re normally hoping for a information, for data, for solutions. However what they discover, each time, is that they didn’t want extra data or how-tos. They wanted help to go deeper.

In Fearless Mastery, a giant a part of that help is me, my crew and the opposite coaches. And the opposite a part of that help is the opposite individuals — being part of a bunch doing this collectively adjustments all the pieces, and empowers one thing transformative.

Folks have shifted lifelong patterns of avoiding their significant work, of getting caught in indecision and self-doubt, of caring for everybody else however themselves, of avoiding troublesome conversations, of pushing aside uncomfortable issues. It’s among the most transferring stuff on the earth.

Operating Collectively

The opposite factor I’m so impressed by is how highly effective it’s to run collectively. Like a wolf pack, or a crew serving to one another get to the end line.

In Fearless Mastery, folks kind lifelong bonds, and genuinely care about one another’s struggles and success. I can’t overstate how necessary that is! We don’t typically have folks like that in our lives — people who find themselves not solely rooting for our success however actively serving to to make it occur.

For those who don’t have that already, then it’s doable to deliberately create that. However it’s not straightforward. In Fearless Mastery, folks typically have the expertise of feeling like they lastly discovered their folks. It’s a sense of belonging, of individuals having your again, of lastly feeling understood.

When you will have this in your life, rapidly you develop into extra brave. You have got a sense of belief, in one another and in your self. Not belief that all the pieces will work out completely, however that you could deal with the bumps within the street, since you’ve acquired help. This belief and feeling of operating with others is a big power multiplier.

What would it not be like should you all of the sudden leveled up your objective work with this type of a pack operating with you?

What I’m Excited For Subsequent

The following 5-month cohort of Fearless Mastery is opening for enrollment this month, and begins in January. Every cohort, we discover methods to make it higher. It’s advanced each single spherical, frequently getting higher and deeper, and I’m actually happy with myself and my crew for what we proceed to create.

Right here’s what I’m most excited for within the upcoming cohort:

  • Elevated accountability & logging — we’ve been rising the rigor of our accountability system each spherical, and subsequent spherical we’ll be including a day by day log that may carry improved accountability.
  • Elevated concentrate on operating as a pack — we’ve at all times been a pack operating collectively, however within the subsequent spherical we’ll carry an elevated concentrate on this a part of issues, and invite folks to get inventive with methods we might help one another attain our objectives and get via struggles.
  • First stay retreat!!! Launching within the pandemic has meant we’ve needed to forgo stay occasions to date … however we’re lastly getting collectively in particular person within the Spring! Extra to return on this quickly, however I’m completely thrilled by the thought of working with and enjoying with these inspiring folks head to head.
  • Elevated transformative reflection — I’ve been more and more trusting in folks’s capability to check out what they don’t need to see, with my help. Folks in Fearless Mastery are deliberately shifting all the pieces for themselves, and that requires that I mirror issues to them that they don’t need to check out. I’m dedicated to that in a much bigger approach than ever earlier than, and excited for what we will create from that.
  • Weekly micro teaching periods — we’ve been testing out a very cool construction the place individuals get a standing 15-minute session with a coach. It’s implausible — this retains you transferring all through the spherical. We’re going to roll it out for all members within the subsequent spherical.
  • Teaching & group facilitator coaching — subsequent spherical, we’ll be rolling out a pilot program to coach folks (who’ve gone via at the least one spherical as a participant) in facilitating teams like Fearless Mastery, which is a robust ability that may solely be discovered via observe. We’ll even be beginning to prepare folks within the type of teaching that I do in this system, and that I do 1-on-1 with my teaching purchasers.

That is all along with the actually robust construction we’ve created in earlier cohorts: weekly calls and workplace hours, group work periods for elevated focus, month-to-month creator’s workshops, a neighborhood discussion board with weekly accountability and the flexibility to ask me questions, and 1-on-1 deep dives.

I’m so happy with what we’ve created, and excited for what’s arising subsequent! For those who’re considering studying extra, join one of many three workshops I’m internet hosting over the subsequent couple of weeks:

Workshop #1: Creating the Behavior of Self-Self-discipline
Date/Time: Tuesday, November eighth @ 9am Pacific / midday Japanese / 5pm London
Click Here to RSVP for Developing the Habit of Self Discipline

Workshop #2: The 7 Habits of Calmness
Date/Time: Friday, November eleventh @ 2pm Pacific / 5pm Japanese / 10pm London
Click Here to RSVP for The 7 Habits of Calmness

Workshop #3: A Roadmap to Overcoming Insecurity
Date/Time: Sunday, November thirteenth @ 11am Pacific / 2pm Japanese / 7pm London
Click Here to RSVP for a Roadmap for Overcoming Insecurity