You want to do something to make the world a better place? You think you can do it all by yourself? Think again.
The world is complex, and the status quo is massive.
The way to make a difference in a complex massive system is to use a complex massive solution-generating organism: Your Circle.
This website empowers you to build and empower your circle.
A Circle Has No End
A circle has no end...
but it does have a beginning.
Your circle starts when you make a database and name it your Circle.
WHERE IS YOUR CIRCLE?
Your Circle is in a database.
Your database lists people's names, email addresses, and phone numbers.
If someone is not in your database they are probably not in your Circle.
Where do your Circle people come from? They come from meeting you and wanting to stay in touch with you to learn about what you are learning about. They want to be part of your journey. This means it is important to keep doing High Level Fun things where you can meet like-minded people. That's not so bad, is it?
MEETING PEOPLE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM.
Meeting people happens in person, physically, face to face, not online in social media.
If you do not believe me about this then you will be shocked and possibly disappointed when no one shows up at the public talk you advertised as a Facebook Event even though 40 people clicked 'Going' or 'Interested'.
The number of Facebook clickers who actually show up at physical (and even online) events can be counted on the fingers of one foot.
Instead of spending your time making Facebook events and posting there, go around and connect with flesh and blood people, face to face (See YOUCIRCL.03 Experiment). Talk to people. Ask questions. Be curious. Build Bridges (see Connect with Other Circles).
WHERE IS YOUR DATABASE?
In an EXCEL sheet. In your computer.
It takes 5 minutes to set up a database in Excel (or Google sheet).
If I can make a database, you can make a database.
You will feed this simple database into a free online newsletter generating program (like MailChimp, see below for the steps).
YOUR MAIN JOBS?
Your main jobs are:
1. To feed your Circle (See FEED YOUR CIRCLE)
It is more effective not to feed your Circle very much, yet it is important to feed your Circle regularly and with quality food.
A simple monthly newsletter from you is sufficient to feed your Circle and keep them healthy and strong.
2. To keep growing your Circle (See BUILD YOUR CIRCLE)
Your Circle is not going to grow by itself. It is like a fragile plant, you give it water, sun and time, and then it will grow.
The Water for your Circle is your legend-making actions and offers.
The Sun for your Circle is your Attention and your persistence to add every name and email address to your database of the people crossing your journey or walking with you on your journey.
A Circle requires Love, Attention, Energy.
Legend-Making and Not Marketing
'Selling' transformation is a very different business than selling any kind of other services or products. To acquire most other services or products only one thing is required in exchange: your money. The job people selling ordinary services and products is to convince you that you better spend your money on their products and services than their competitors' products and services. This is Marketing 101. There are all sorts of techniques for this. There are entire Masters degree to learn how to brainwash and convince clients that your product is the best.
Selling transformation is not the business of convincing clients that they should get transformation. The main reason is that it doesn't work. Before your clients are your clients, they are identified with their Box. The Box does not want transformation, it will actually do anything to avoid that your potential client gets any idea that transformation is possible. The Box thinks that if it can stay the same than it will survive, and the person inside of the Box will survive too.
'Acquiring' transformation requires the highest cost imaginable: the life of the Box. The Box - as it is - will not survive transformation. Your job is then to DEMONSTRATE something that the client will find more valuable than the life of their Box - which seems like their life as they are identified with their Box.
Demonstrating that thing so that your client wants more than their life is NOT about explaining. If you explain it to them, they could probably understand at an intellectual level what you mean and they might find it interesting, but they will not be ready to pay you to take them through the process. Explaining hinders your circle building. You might have had this experience already.
Explaining and convincing are old technology. There are newer technology: creating a vacuum.
Demonstrating by creating a vacuum for your client has the possibility of opening a door for your client in which they can see that they didn't know they didn't know about something.
Demonstrating by vacuum happens in two ways: Having Integrity and Legend-Making.
1. Having Integrity with the work that you deliver means walking your talk.
For example, if you sell Workshops and Trainings to heal emotional reactivity, next time you are having an emotional reaction in a group, admit it and tell them that you will go do the emotional healing process so that you can keep having this conversation with them.
For example, if you sell Workshops and Trainings for people to learn to keep their center, demonstrate that you can keep your center around them. Stop being adaptive, don't allow Gremlin to take over a space of relationship. Walk your talk.
For example, if you sell Workshops and Trainings in which you will distinguish parts and purposes, practice having meta-conversation about parts and purposes without judgments.
2. Legend-Making actions are actions that sends an energetic vibrations in the field that is strong enough to disrupt the status quo.
Those energetic vibrations are ripples, identical to the ripples in water after you throw in a stone. When the ripples hit hard matter (like the edges of a swimming pool) they come back to the sender: YOU.
The hard matter in the energetic fields are your clients: the people who have enough matrix to sense the vibrations and to respond to them. Your legend-making actions and their ripples will be invisible to most of the population on the Planet. You could consider this a good news, this means that the people coming back to you want something from you instead of wanting to kill you. The more you stay invisible to the fanatics of modern culture, the more you can keep doing your job in peace.
Legend-Making actions are actions that open doors into new territory that were invisible to people before.
Demonstrating emotional healing on radio show is legend-making, committing to deliver a work-talk every week is legend-making, holding space for 3/3/3 is legend-making, giving free talks in book shops is legend-making, walking barefoot everywhere is legend-making, going around the world using no fossil fuel powered engine machines is legend-making.
Life Boats Around a Sinking Ship
You have to get that you are not trying to get money from your people. If money is your primary concern while selling your transformational space, it is not safe for your people to go into those spaces because the moment you got the money, your work is done.
On the other hand, your work is NOT free work. Your value is your distinctions and your capacity to deliver them. Keep sitting in the Possibility chair until you leave the modern culture gameworld that provides you with money and builds the next culture gameworld in which a flow of resources comes through (including money).
You are not selling transformation for money.
You are selling transformation because there is no other way out of the mess that we - human beings - have created on Planet Earth than through personal, and collective transformation.
You have to get that by Growing Up, Healing Yourself, and Building Matrix, you have created for yourself a number of life rings and life boats next to a sinking ship. Great! Selling transformation is about sharing the ability with your Client from them to create those life rings and life boats for himself AND teaching them how to create those life boats for others.
Money is a resource to which the thoughtware of scarcity is attached to: "If you pay me, then you have less money and I have more." Money is a resource that shrink when you share it.
Transformation is resource to which the thoughtware of abundance is attached to: "When I hold the space for your transformation, I transform too." Transformation is a resource that grows when you share it.
Your Bright Principles and Archetypal Lineage Need a Circle
The status quo of the world is hard like stone.
The status quo of your Box's life is also hard as stone.
To create a space for your gameworld in your life and in the global ethnosphere you will need to carve new space in your life and the global ethnosphere with a grinder and a hammer and chisel.
The work of carving out new space is long and difficult. It is not for children. The fantasy world of 'being discovered by Oprah' or some famous movie director and suddenly going viral is just that, a fantasy world. Many hours and days and months can unconsciously slip through your fingers while you are fascinated by your fantasy world, busily making other plans...
If you succeed at creating a vacuum in the status quo, people will come and fill it. The universe will provide you with people who are hungry for the particular kinds of energetic and transformational food you offer.
It can help to realize that Your Circle grows one person at a time.
Then you can recognize that it takes persistence to build Your Circle. Each Legend Making action brings perhaps one more person into your database listing name / email / WhatsApp info.
It turns out that still now, in 2020, Possibility Management is located at the edge of edgeworkers. We are not yet mainstream in
the people's next culture bridge Experiments. We are still mostly unheard of, even with so much positive feedback and enthusiasm about the value of Possibility Management.
The people in Your Circle are the people whose contact info is in your database. Your Facebook 'friends' are not in Your Circle. There is no commitment in clicking on a button.
And, you can build conviction in your people by supplying tasty, crunchy, juicy food: distinctions, extraordinarily exciting nonlinear challenges, inspiring images, and transformational opportunities, along with the specific date, time, place, cost, and registration info. Each offer is a Doorway to a new future for anyone who finds your Doorway.
The way to build the experience of necessity in others to need the food you provide is to provide food that you would love to have had others provide for you.
What turns you on will not turn everybody on. Focus on further turning on the people who get turned on by what turns you on. This is your Tribe. Feed and empower your Edgeworkers with Distinctions and Experiments.
Most people cannot tell you what they don't know about what is possible. This is exactly the area where they would thrive on the clarity and possibility from you.
High quality energetic food rich, distinctions, and practical hints build bridges connecting from where people are to where they might want to go.
You may be unaware that many bridges to new territory exist at your feet. By taking one conscious step you would be off your beaten path and onto a bridge to an entirely different future. The world of humans is in the desperate condition that it is right now, because of the fear-avoiding habit of continuing along the path you are already on, rather than doing the Box Expansion work required to become aware of the many bridges to new paths that you blindly walk by.
People need to know what a regenerative culture bridge looks like, and how to make their first step onto a bridge.
A bridge can be a flyer, a public talk at a bookstore, an interview with an online video blogger. A bridge can be you saying to someone in the right moment, "If you do Rage Club you might make clearer decisions in your life."
A fruitful place to build necessity in Edgeworkers for the food of your Bright Principles is in parallel collaborative gameworlds. Many gameworlds are starving for your food and distinctions even if they do not know it yet. A list of such gameworlds is online at http://yourcircle.mystrikingly.com.
Attend their meetings, their conferences, their workshops, and ask questions that are close to your heart: "How do you handle conflicting purposes in your gameworld?"
When they say, "We don't know. Could you please say more about this?" you can reply, "I am researching ways that groups such as yours find to interact with people who speak and act from a purpose that is not in your gameworld context. There are some Experiments I could suggest you try that might give you exciting new possibilities about this. Do you want to do one now?"
The distinctions of your Bright Principles can empower other gameworlds that are bridges to next culture. Soon you will hear people telling you: "I am in Deep Adaptation, but I want to know about Rage Club."
Providing copyleft distinctions, tools, processes, and thoughtware into other edgeworker gameworlds strengthens these gameworlds as allies. There already exist global networks of collaborating next culture gameworlds. You have just found one.
BUILD A SPACE FOR YOUR CIRCLE
Build it and they will come.
If you don't build it, they cannot come.
STEP 0 - Make Your Website
Your website is not your Facebook page, it is not your Instagram page and it is not your Medium page.
Your different social media pages are connected to your website, and your website are connected to them.
Your website is one of the main doors for the world to access your work and yourself. Go on Make Your Website for the steps How To Make Your Website.
YOUCIRCL.01: STEP 1 - Create an Excel Sheet for your Database
Create an Excel sheet for example, on the free Google Sheet.
In the Excel sheet, make columns for: First Name / Last Name / Email address / Phone number.
Add to your Excel sheet:
YOUCIRCL.02: STEP 2 - Set Up a MailChimp Account
There are many free newsletter-sending platforms available to you online. We have been using MailChimp, where you are allowed to send out a newsletter to up to 2000 names per day, limited to 12,000 names per month.
Set a MailChimp account with your real name, professional email address and professional physical address.
Import your database and connect it to the newsletter that you format online, and create your first newsletter (see FEED YOUR CIRCLE)...!
YOUCIRCL.03: Collect Email Addresses Everywhere You Go
Every time someone look at you in the eyes;
Every time you participate in a workshop, work-talk or a training;
commit to collect one email address like this:
YOUCIRCL.04: Create a Newsletter Registration section on your website
Give opportunities possible for people visiting your website so register for your newsletter. I don't recommend pop-up registration message. Personally, they irritate me because I want to read what the person is about before registering.
Therefore, I can recommend to either create a unique page for your newsletter or to insert the section in the middle of your website.
YOUCIRCL.05: Commit to reach at least 2000 people in Your Circle
The experiment is to commit to grow your list to it has at 2000 people in it:
1. A beginning list starts at 100 people. When reaching 100 people in your database, send your first newsletter. You are already ready to deliver your first online or offline 1 to 2h talk.
2. A growing list starts at 200 people. You are ready to deliver your first day long workshop. Do it, only if there is 2 or 3 people. Commit to their commitment.
3. A solid list starts at 500 people. With 500 people, you are ready to deliver your Practice Expand The Box with 6 people.
4. An skillful list starts at 1000 people. Your skills to collect people's contact and feed them are sharp. With 1000 people in your database, commit to deliver an Expand The Box every other month.
5. Trainer-Trainer list starts at 1500 people. You might be ready to deliver your first Possibility Lab or other 4 to 5 day training space. And you are certainly ready to train other people to build a organic circle grown on High Level Fun, Clarity, Love and Possibility (as opposed to circle based on Marketing, Brainwashing, Coerciveness, etc...)
6. When you reach 2000 people: have a Party with your Circle!
Feed Your Circle
YOUR NEWSLETTER: A FEAST FOR YOUR GAMEWORLD
LEGEND MAKING ACTIONS: RIPPLES TO KEEP GROW YOUR CIRCLE
YOUCIRCL.06: Send Your First Newsletter & The Other Ones After That
Your main job is to feed the people in your Circle regularly with a newsletter - at least every month.
We recommend the following 5 nutrients be included in each of your newsletters:
1. Your NAME, or the name of your newsletter.
2. A PHOTOGRAPH
3. A DISTINCTION
4. An INVITATION
5. Your CONTACT INFO so people can call or write to you
Get used to making a lot of photographs. Try to avoid using canned photographs that someone else took. Believe it or not your people can tell the difference. They are not interested in something you download from the internet. They are interested in your photographs. Canned photographs taste like SPAM. Using canned photographs does not put you at risk. Every photograph that you share from your own camera was taken through your perspective of what you sense as beautiful, interesting, important, funny, wild, strange, colorful, educational, etc. Your photo is you. Share you.
A distinction with matrix-building EXPERIMENTS to try, such as provided in:
+ A S.P.A.R.K. (Specific Practical Applications of Radical Knowledge) written by Clinton Callahan. All existing S.P.A.R.K.s are available for free online through http://sparks.nextculture.org/ as PDF files for easy download. You can attach any of these S.P.A.R.K.s to your newsletter. In English there are already 210 S.P.A.R.K.s written. If you send out one S.P.A.R.K. per week with your newsletter there are enough S.P.A.R.K.s for 4 years of newsletters... if once a month then there are enough for 15 years! ...and by then there will be another 200 S.P.A.R.K.s written!
+ One of the 122 WAYS TO CREATE ORDINARY RELATIONSHIP, extracted from Radiant Joy Brilliant Love.
+ One of the 27 EXPERIMENTS TO CREATE EXTRAORDINARY LOVE, extracted from Radiant Joy Brilliant Love.
+ A video/interview/podcast from the Next Culture YouTube Channel: youtube.com/clintoncallahan
or from Next Culture Radio:
+ An Article: written by you ideally! or by
Clinton Callahan: https://email@example.com
Nicola Nagel: https://www.viva-essenza.com/215/articles
Anne-Chloé Destremau: https://medium.com/@annechlodestremau
Patrizia Patz: https://patriziapatz.de/autorin
Vera Franco: https://www.nextcultureradio.org/
To be with you at your upcoming events.
This can be an invitation to your:
- Study Group: https://possibilitymanagement.org/doingit/#courses
- Possibility Team: http://possibilityteam.mystrikingly.com/
- Public talk and workshop:
- Possibility Coaching sessions: http://possibilitycoaches.mystrikingly.com/
- to join you in an experiment you will do,
- on a journey to the flea market searching for archetypal lineage artefacts
- on an adventure through the sewer system of the city
- exploring local antiquariat searching for secret knowledge in old books
- to a cultural museum to study indigenous initiatory processes
- to a Pakistani supermarket to find foods you never tried before and cook a meal together
- to the airport to fly drones
- to New England Style Country Dances
FINAL CHECK & EXAMPLES
We highly recommend that you triple-check your links and dates before making that final click... A sloppy newsletter is a reflection of your attentiveness and care for your people. A newsletter is a reflection of your work with them. Be impeccable without driving yourself crazy.
POSSIBILITY MANAGEMENT NEWSLETTERS TO SUBSCRIBE TO:
YOUCIRCL.07: LEGEND-MAKING ACTIONS - WORK TALK
Commit and hold a 1h to 2h online or offline talk / work-talk EVERY WEEK or EVERY MONTH.
Hold 100 talks. That would be 2 years straight of holding a talk every week or 10 years straight of holding a talk every month.
YOUCIRCL.09: LEGEND-MAKING ACTIONS - SAY 'YES'
Commit and say 'Yes' to anyone asking for a process, coaching or Possibility in any group or Team. Deliver it for free, until someone asks you personally, then you can start charging them.
YOUCIRCL.10: LEGEND-MAKING ACTIONS - STUDY GROUP
Commit to hold an online or offline Study Group for a transformational book EVERY WEEK.
Record it and upload it to Podbean (podcast), YouTube or Vimeo.
YOUCIRCL.11: LEGEND-MAKING ACTIONS - ARTICLES
Write 100 articles. 2 to 3 pages. A beginning, a middle and an end. A distinction and hacking the status quo around that distinction.
Each article is a seed for people to grow, and a hook for people to find you.
And upload them to all listed platforms at Write Your Article.
YOUCIRCL.12: LEGEND-MAKING ACTIONS - MOVIE NIGHT
Hold a online or offline Movie watching night EVERY WEEK. Come together for a short greeting and check-in. Then all start watching the film at the same time. Then come back together for sharing discussion and research. List of movies to watch at Go Explore.
YOUCIRCL.13: LEGEND-MAKING ACTIONS - CONTRIBUTE TO THE GAMEWORLD
Commit and say 'Yes' to every offer that will build and evolve the gameworld that you are in for no reason.
YOUCIRCL.17: LEGEND-MAKING ACTIONS - EDU-VACATION
Bring together 3 to 5 adventures together and set out on a 2 year round-the-world edu-vacation journey without using fossil-fuel-powered land or sea or air transportation. Document your adventures with film and articles. Start off a purpose such as Leading The Way For Young People to Do 21 Century Walkabout.
Creating critical connections between communities of practice generates a field of influence for the emergence of next culture.
Another name for 'circle' is 'community of practice'.
There is a global ecology of circles, an organic meshwork of interconnected gameworlds, all serving the evolution of consciousness.
The Law of Emergence says that by exchanging value through critical connections with other Circles (other communities of practice...) you generate a field of influence that amplifies the emergence of Next Culture.
A 'critical connection' is a connection over which real value is exchanged.
How can your circle create real value for other circles?
A formidable question that shift the purpose of your gameworld to supporting the emergence and evolution of other gameworlds!
Other circles are also hungry for distinctions, experiments, and authentic adulthood initiatory processes that build matrix in the energetic bodies of their people to support evolution. The people may be quite hungry for evolution even if they do not articulate it with clarity.
If you can provide the spaceholders and participants in other circles with food they will be grateful and interested in further collaborations.
What we have found is that many circles already exist in your area that have a context with resonance to the context of Possibility Management. This automatically makes us friends, brothers and sisters in fact.
If you reach out to these circles by personally connecting in with their people, attending their meetings, asking relevant nonlinear questions, being authentically curious, providing clarity and possibility whenever and wherever you can, you open the door to collaboration. With consistency, you also build an appetite in their people for the distinctions and tools of Possibility Management. This feeds their circle and builds your circle. The people in their circle are alraedy hungry for what your upcoming Expand The Box training has to offer them. This is exciting news for them!
Some of the circles we have already found that are deeply resonant to the context of Possibility Management are:
The suggestion is to immediately and often meet with any of these groups in your area. When you share yourself with them, in addition to making new edgeworker friends, you will automatically build your Circle with more people interested in your newsletter.
Connect with Other Circles
YOUCIRCL.19: MAKE POSTCARDS
Be sure you have POSTCARDs with you to every meeting and drop them off so people can connect with your NAME, CONTACT and WEBSITE.
Hint: Create non-linear, non-glossy postcard. There are so many postcard out there which are all trying to look cool. Try something else, and your postcard will stand out.
YOUCIRCL.20: DISTRIBUTE POSTCARDS EVERYWHERE
Distribute them everywhere, in cafés, libraries, bookstores, train stations, airports.
Each postcard is a doorway into your gameworld that creates real value.
It is a safe boat where the ship in going down. And damn right, the ship is going down, throw as many life rings as you can.
YOUCIRCL.21: CALL UP THE SPACEHOLDERS
Actually do it.
Call up the spaceholders, connect and provide clarity and possibilities in a meeting, offer to provide some tools and demonstrations at their next meeting.
I'm not kidding, this will be harder than you think.
Sit at your desk, get your center, grounding cord, and bubble.
Call up your Gremlin and tell him: "I'm going to need you to call up spaceholders of other gameworlds. We are doing it now. Are you ready?" Yes, he/she is. If you 'think' he is not, it is your Box getting in the way. Let your Box freak out. You don't have to.
Make a list of the different phone numbers.
Practice beforehand saying:
"Hello, my name is ... I am a Possibility Manager." Wait for them to say "Hello." Keep breathing. Then, "I'm calling you because I was reading about your work and notice how close it is to the work that I provide. I would like to come and meet you and connect. When is your next meeting?"
Call the first number of the list.
After you got the information needed, say thank you and hang up. Don't hang around. Alchemy needs Clarity.
Call the NEXT PERSON IMMEDIATELY, don't let your unconscious fear distract you with WhatsApping, Facebooking, or other.
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