Yesterday I finished creating and publishing all of the lessons for the co-creative Stature character sculpting deep dive.

The full course is 16 hours and 20 minutes of audio, with the average lesson being 15 minutes. I wanted to keep the lessons for this course very focused and tight.

There’s also a 138-page workbook to accompany the audio lessons, including a one-page summary for each lesson and exercises to apply each lesson. That’s complete as well.

Additionally we have full text transcripts published for most of the lessons now, and the remainder will be done within the next several days.

And next up there are several more bonuses to create for the course as well, so we’ll add those as soon as they’re ready.

Here’s the full list of published audio lessons:

Module 1: Awareness

  1. Introduction
  2. The Airing of Grievances
  3. The Airing of Commendations
  4. Who Do You Think You Are?
  5. Impossible Invitations
  6. Summoning Your Power
  7. Avoiding Your Power
  8. To the Pain
  9. To the Love
  10. Backstory
  11. Personal Trainers
  12. Self Sculpting
  13. Your Origin Story

Module 2: Harmony

  1. Choosing Harmony
  2. Ridiculous Ridicule
  3. Stepwise Character Growth
  4. Aligned Income
  5. Expressive Alignment
  6. Expressive Commitment
  7. Family
  8. Making Progress
  9. Sweet Surrender
  10. Character Care
  11. Immortality

Module 3: Desire

  1. Opinionated You
  2. Pointers to Desire
  3. The Child Inside
  4. Wanting
  5. Inner Demons
  6. Chorus
  7. Pretending to Care
  8. Spontaneity
  9. Decision Rituals
  10. You Are So Lovable

Module 4: Courage

  1. The Voice of the Heart
  2. Trust
  3. Dancing with Fear
  4. Edginess
  5. Directness
  6. Adaptability
  7. Don’t Get Stuck
  8. Opening the Heart
  9. Courage Training
  10. Defending Your Character

Module 5: Will

  1. Responsibility
  2. The Source of Power
  3. Investment
  4. Balance
  5. Fame
  6. Reputation
  7. Dreaming Sideways
  8. Character in Crisis
  9. Wireframing
  10. Defining Your Core
  11. Fire

Module 6: Voice

  1. Memories
  2. Sculpting the World
  3. Embodiment
  4. Mortality
  5. Experiences
  6. Authority
  7. Self-control
  8. Developing Discipline
  9. Releasing
  10. Journey’s End

While I could say that this was a 3-1/2 month project since I’ve been designing and recording lessons for it since December, it was actually a multi-year project since I’ve been engaging with these ideas and developing this course in some fashion for a few years.

Originally this was going to be conceived as a course on clarity, then it evolved into one on goal setting. But I realized that in order to do those topics justice, we have to get to know ourselves very deeply. In order to set aligned and intelligent goals, we have to know who we are and what matters to us. In order to have clarity about anything else in life, we must create sufficient clarity about ourselves.

Without this depth of self-understanding, it’s very difficult to set meaningful goals and work towards them consistently. If you’ve ever set a goal and then lost sight of it within a few weeks or months, then you’re already familiar with that experience.

To do such deep work into personal awareness, we need ample courage too, so that’s a major part of the course with a whole module being dedicated to it. Sometimes the most courageous acts involve looking deeply into the parts of ourselves that most disturb us.

I’m delighted that many of the lessons were co-creatively inspired by feedback and suggestions from course participants who signed up during the first quarter of the year. Some people provided some really great seeds of ideas that were developed into full lessons or parts of lessons. For instance, I recall that lesson 2.2 on Ridiculous Ridicule (i.e. your inner critic), lesson 3.5 on Inner Demons, lesson 5.5 on Fame, and lesson 6.9 on Releasing were all created because of suggestions received.

I’m absolutely delighted with how this course turned out. It’s been a tremendous amount of work and a huge focus of my life for so long. I’ve been publishing each lesson as soon as it’s ready, so new lessons have been getting added every week since we started in early January. Hundreds of people signed up for Stature in January and have been going through it. Some are going slowly, still on Module 2 or 3. Others are close to finishing Module 6.

I feel pretty happy now that the long journey of creating the core lessons for this course is complete. I have this nice warm feeling in my heart this morning. Even though many of us are in some form of lockdown right now, I feel a strong sense of connection with the people who’ve been going through the course, like we’ve been communicating energetically from a distance. I also feel that what we’ve co-created together is really beautiful and magnificent.

Creating this course is easily one of the top five projects of my life, largely due to the decades of experience it took to create it. It feels amazing to share this unique creative contribution with people.

It’s been transformational for me to engage with these ideas so deeply for so long. I feel that I’ve emerged from this process a different person, especially in terms of my ability to focus well and maintain good self-control. Developing this course refactored my previous ways of connecting the dots among ideas, so now I mentally and emotionally link ideas together in ways that feel fresh and exciting. It felt like going through a gradual rejuvenation process, and some aspects of life feel easier as a result.

While the world is undergoing major shifts right now, I feel grounded and safe in the midst of the chaos. Somehow this course gave me a deep sense of inner peace. That may also be because I’ve improved many of my habits and reworked my entire daily routine along the way.

It’s especially satisfying to know that since this is a timeless course, people can be benefitting from it for decades to come.

A huge thanks to my wife Rachelle as well for helping with the course creation, including compiling and editing the lesson transcripts, many discussions of ideas, and abundant cuddle breaks to recharge along the way. ❤️