We all have circles of influence in our life, where we influence those in the circle and those in the circle influence us. Though each of us has two primary circles of influence, there's a third, very important circle, that many go through life without.
Our First Circle
One of the circles that we all have consists of our family and friends. These are the people who know us best, whom we have history with. They generally love us and want the best for us, but are often not inclined to push us, challenge us, draw us out from behind our walls, and begin living the best version of our lives. In many cases they have been a source of both pain and comfort over the years. And because of that familiarity, we tend to sacrifice growth to keep peace and maintain the relationships.
Our Second Circle
These are our colleagues, clients, and customers. We may spend more time every day with this circle than with our family and friends. They know us, but not nearly as well as those in our First Circle. There are professional boundaries that prevent them from becoming too close, and being pushed to grow as a person is typically not on the agenda within this circle.
The Third Circle
Some are fortunate enough to belong to a Third Circle, most of us are not. The Third Circle consists of men and women, some you may know, some who are new acquaintances, but we play a unique role in each other's lives, being committed to helping one another become the best version of personal and professional selves.
Away from the noise and privacy issues of social media, you'll be invited to join our private online community where you'll find an experience similar to Facebook, but with people who are there by invitation only. Not only will you be able to make posts, comment, and have open conversation with other members, but you'll also be able to participate in private topical groups, enroll in online courses, and follow our event schedule.
The Third Circle is all about belonging with a band of brothers and sisters who are committed to helping one another become the best personal and professional versions of ourselves. Three times each year you'll have the opportunity to join us for an intense 75-day challenge with a different focus each time. These challenges are designed to help you build mentally, emotionally, socially, and professionally healthy habits in your life that will result in long-term change, with people who will keep you accountable and cheer you on.
Throughout the year, particularly during our 75-day challenges, you'll be invited to participate in online group meetings where we'll learn together, support one another, share our stories and our struggles, and help one another evolve into the best versions of ourselves.
The internet allows us to be in relationship with one another around the world, but being together in-person is always the best experience! Over time we'll work to establish local chapters of The Third Circle in cities and towns all across the country, and maybe even around the world. In the meantime, your lead coach will create casual, local meetup events where we'll enjoy dinner, drinks, laughs, and build important life-changing relationships with one another.
We are not the product of our possessions, we're the product of our experiences, and travel is one of the most life-changing experiences a person can have. Throughout the year The Third Circle will have opportunities to escape daily life as a group and enjoy what we call "Purpose in Paradise" adventures together. Sometimes they'll be aboard cruise ships. Other times they'll be held at beautiful tropical resorts or in mountain villas. We'll even begin coordinating humanitarian group trips to serve others while we ourselves are changed by the experience.
We'll do the whole Facebook group thing because it's a great way to broadly reach others and invite them into our community. The group will be private, but it will be filled with people you haven't gotten to know yet the way you will in our exclusive online community.
Excited to tell you about our upcoming Day Job to Dream Life New Business Bootcamp. We'll spend six weeks together helping you lay the best possible foundation for your new business.