Haha, nice one, Andrew. At the workshop, Steve could have a short cooking session, and everyone can get involved! Later on, they can all eat the brown rice for lunch. Next year: Food Preparation for Smart People
, a weekly videocast hosted by Steve! (note: I would definitely watch that.)
Seriously though, this is a really great idea. Lately I've been reading 'Is Your Genius at Work'
by Dick Richards, and I'm drawn to the results-driven attitude of his workshops. In the book, Dick talks about his small groups format allows every person some of his personal attention, which in turn helps them to identify their own personal genius much faster.
Steve, what overall result would you like each attendee to walk away with?
Yes, this will vary from person to person and personal development is a broad topic, but as you know there are levels of awareness. Most people still won't be crystal clear on their Life Purpose
. Before anything else, I believe getting clear
on their life purpose should be the main goal of the workshop for those who haven't reached clarity on that yet. With personal attention, coupled with group interaction, I believe you can get most people clear on that by the end of the workshop. The personal element is critical – it is personal
development, after all.
For those that are clear on their purpose, you can move on to tips for expressing that purpose (which Dick refers to in the book as "putting your genius to work"). In fact, the workshop would do well to focus on the Courage to Live Consciously
, from which everything else flows. By setting a bedrock foundation of each person's personal purpose
, you can proceed with the rest of the "curriculum", as it were, in a much more comprehensive way.
Perhaps you have thought of all this already, but I submit these thoughts in the event that you haven't.