We’re Taking Life Coaching to the Mainstream
On March 31st at the American Documentary Film Festival, there’s going to be a documentary premiering that poses the question “Is Life Coaching A Scam”?
All the tickets are already gone, but I saved 20 that I’m giving away for free only to people who are on my email list who write to me with a compelling reason why they should be part of an exclusive group consisting of me, several other seven-figure coaches, and a bunch of my successful authors for a private coaching event, VIP admission to the documentary premiere, and access to an exclusive VIP reception afterwards.
Many people (including my best friend who is a prominent life coach) asked me why I agreed to participate in this controversial film. The truth is this project is actually terrible for business! I don’t sell life coaching and it’s a huge distraction from my real job which is helping healers and experts get their books done.
I did it for the same reason I run my company. Life coaching saved my life, and if this film helps just one person whose family or friends told them coaching was B.S. to say yes to changing their life, then it was worth it.
This film is an opportunity for us all to defend ourselves and to put Life Coaching on the map as a valid way to solve persistent problems. Coaching is not just for the Encinitas Jet-Set, but is valid and legitimate to common, regular, everyday people who deserve relief from suffering too.
As we all work to bring the relief of personal development to the mainstream, the legislation, litigation, and controversies about us are getting louder and louder. People are calling us scam artists. Psychiatrists and psychologists are saying we hurt people instead of helping them. Religious people call us false prophets and say we lead people away from God. And of course, there are many, many people who really need our help but have judgements or little understanding of what we are really about.
At this critical juncture, we need to come together to form one single, powerful, inspiring voice of truth. People love negative news, and so as we get bigger and bigger, we need our side of the story to be consistent and to resonate beyond the noise for us to become fully legitimized and accepted in mainstream society.
But for that to happen, this movement to put life coaching on the map needs your support.
Keep reading to find out how you can get one of my free tickets to this exclusive event.
My intention in participating in this movie is to simultaneously defend us, to give people enough insight into what we do to make an informed decision about life coaching, and to put life coaching on the map.
This is not a money-maker for me. This movie is a strategy that will make the industry bigger and better for ALL of us.
Extrovert Entertainment, led by Director M. Douglas Silverstein, came to me with this idea but agreed to feature me in the film only if I agreed I would have no say over the final product. We filmed for something like 1,000,000 hours (okay I think the actual number was 40, but it felt like a million) and there were a few times where my guard was down, and I said and did things I really don’t feel 100% comfortable about. Of course, those were the moments that made it into the edit. You will have to see what you think; it’s definitely a “warts-and-all” documentary. In the movie, I get into a heated debate with a leading psychologist who is anti- life coaching. And there is input from people from religious and various social backgrounds who are both for us and against us.
Let this movie be our first step in creating this movement together.
We’ll make a whole day of it. In the afternoon before the event, I’ve planned a private, two-hour coaching session at a secret location in Palm Springs. Most of us have detractors in either our personal or professional lives. During our session, we’ll talk frankly about friends, family members, and even spouses who do not believe in coaching or personal development and what to do about that. We will work together to clear out the blocks they bring up that prevent us from putting our full selves into taking our movements to the masses. This will be a working session, and it will include some hot seats, and I’m not coaching alone— some of the brightest and best in our industry will be alongside us, digging for gold in your stories with me.
After the movie, I’ve planned an awesome exclusive after-party with an open bar, a surprise musical guest you won’t want to miss, and lots of opportunities for connection and play.
Here’s the full schedule for The Weight Of Success Insider’s Experience:
- 1-3pm: Coaching Event
- 6-6:30pm: Meet & Greet
- 6:30-8:30pm: Documentary Premiere
- 8:30-11pm: After Party
I’ve almost filled this event to the max with my authors, but I’ve saved 20 tickets for life coaches or future life coaches on my email list. Here’s how you can claim yours for free:
- Write an email to [email protected] with the subject line, “Please let me attend the Weight Of Success Insider Experience”
- Write no less than 100 words and no more than 300 words about why we should choose you and how the work you are doing – or will do – in the world makes a difference in people’s’ lives
- Write another 50 words about a detractor in your life, either personal or professional, and how you are working to make sure they do not stop you from making the difference you were born to make
The deadline for entries is tomorrow (Saturday, March 23rd). I’ll be reading the submissions on Sunday and we’ll let the people we choose to join our group get access to the coaching event with me and The Weight Of Success premiere by noon on Monday!
I can’t wait to hang out with you!