So, you want to be action-oriented?

And not necessarily across-the-board, all-areas-of-life action-oriented. (Because you're discerning—not lazy—and because life is short.)


You know, for example, that achieving Inbox Zero doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things; it gives you a false and fleeting sense of accomplishment. It's busy work. Not what you want to be known for. Not what you want engraved on your tombstone.

book watercolor by Helen McLaughlin

Time really is the most precious resource any of us have, and it's non-renewable. You know this. You think about this often.

So, you want to be action-oriented when it comes to the important stuff. You have a big, long-term goal (or a series of short-term goals you'd like to achieve) that will require of you a seemingly ungodly amount of commitment and determination and grit. You want to make progress on your meaningful work, because that's how you stay engaged—in the day to day, sure, but more importantly, over the course of your life.

To be action-oriented, then, is to be awake to the fleeting nature of time, to appreciate that you've been put here to experience life—and, in the process, to create something only you can create.

If this is you, I'd like to invite you to join a special group of people.

Who and what is this special group of people?

Action Oriented is a spot-coaching service for folks who understand the power of commitment and of taking small steps, even when the going gets tough.

All members have one thing in common: a dream, an ambition, a vision of some sort that they feel compelled to create in their lifetime—despite the fact that they don’t necessarily know how to create it. As you've likely already read over here, I call this their Big, “Impossible” Thing (or BIT, for short).

Big, because it's ever-present. For years, it's hovered somewhere in their periphery as the Someday Thing, and while they haven't yet given it their full attention, never realizing it would be painful beyond measure.

"Impossible" (air quotes are crucial here), because even though they don't necessarily have a clue as to how they’ll make it happen, they haven't let it go.

So, are all the members already action-oriented ninjas?

Nope. Not at all. Some want to become more action-oriented, others want to continue to be action-oriented. The important piece here is that all have made the commitment to themselves to keep taking steps in the direction of their dreams. In other words, all have their eyes trained on something, and they want the help of a coach in reaching it.

What if I don't have a BIT (or if I seem to have several)? Is this still for me?

Listen, if you're ready to commit to realizing your Thing—be it big or small, singular or plural—but you tend to get snagged by things along the way (e.g. foiled plans, interpersonal snafus, what-to-do-next-ness, logistical quandaries), then there's a place for you in Action Oriented. We'd be thrilled to have you.

What kind of support can I expect to receive?

Provided you show up to our twice monthly calls, you can expect to receive some serious laser coaching on a topic of your choice. Because of the nature of group calls, it’s imperative that you come to each session with a clear sense of what it is you need or want to get from the call.

Backstory can’t take up much time; drama has no place here.

By being in Action Oriented, you are choosing to be action-oriented—which means you’re choosing to get the help you need in order to keep advancing toward your Thing.

What does membership include?

Membership includes two 45-minute monthly group calls. This means that on any given call, there might be several folks joining me with a very specific request for help, support, or feedback; on the other hand, if you happen to be the only one who shows up to a particular call, you get me all to yourself for the full 45-minute session!

You’re welcome to join Action Oriented for a single month at a time, or for many months on end. Your choice.

What's the cost of membership? (And why do you charge for this?)

There's a monthly membership fee of $30 USD, which serves as a commitment filter. As you can tell from the price, this isn't about my taking oodles of your money; this is about your investing something in yourself and the realization of your Thing. People tend to devote themselves emotionally and mentally when they also happen to be devoting themselves physically with their cash.



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