I wiped my sweaty palms on my legs. I stepped up on the block. Then I stepped down. Did I really want to do this? No, to be honest, I didn’t. I was afraid – afraid to fall, afraid to hurt myself, afraid to look stupid. But I was already half way through the race, and that’s why I was here – to push out of my comfort zone. And so I gathered my courage and stepped up on the block. I reached out for the first bar, then the next, then the next. My confidence grew as I settled into a rhythm, soaring above the ground, moving on my own power. And before I knew it, I was at the end, hitting the bell!
Why was I swinging across the monkey bars, 10 feet off the ground, in a Spartan Obstacle Race? It was all thanks to Brian Johnson and the Optimize Coach program. To be certified as an Optimize Coach you had to complete a Spartan race or the equivalent. NOT something I would ever have chosen to do on my own! But that Optimize Mastery/Coach program I did in 2019 helped me up my game on so many levels that I was willing to give it a go, and found that I was more up to the task than I thought.
Thanks to my participation in the Optimize Mastery/Coach program, I now prioritize my sleep like never before. I stopped using the snooze button, which is something I would have said was impossible for me (turns out, it’s not)! My morning routine connects me with people I care about, focuses my intentions for the day, and keeps me out of email and other distractions waaaay more than before. I’m much better at consciously choosing what I eat, instead of mindlessly eating whatever is at hand – and I’m more likely to buy my willpower at the store. I’ve been introduced to deep thinkers and ideas that now positively influence my choices and my mindset – the Stoics, Cal Newport’s ideas on deep work, and the list goes on and on.
Which brings me to the whole point of writing you – starting on January 3, 2022, you can take the same Optimize Mastery/Coach program that I took! Not only that, you can take it for way less than what I paid. When I took the program as part of the first cohort, I paid $1000, and it was worth every penny. For this upcoming 8th cohort, which starts on January 3, 2022, you can join for only $300 – and you can bring a friend for free, making it as little as $150 each if you split it.
So if you are looking for a way to dial in your energy, your health, your mindset, your productivity, and your relationships in 2022 – I highly recommend this program. You do not need to be, or have any interest in becoming, a coach. The program is all about your own personal mastery of the content, and the coach part is completely optional. As is the Spartan Race.
You can sign up and get information here. Plus, every time someone signs up using my link I will make a $50 donation to Braver Angels. Braver Angels is an amazing organization, sorely needed in the United States right now, and if you don’t know about them, you should! https://braverangels.org/).
It is a commitment, and it won’t be for everyone, but even if you can only take advantage of a fraction of the program, it will be well worth your while. That’s why I’m writing you – to make sure you can take advantage of this opportunity if it speaks to you, because it may not come around again, and the program is starting soon.
If all of this sounds intriguing, but you’re not quite ready for the Optimize Mastery/Coach program, then do yourself a favor and sign up for Optimize Premium. This used to cost $100/year or $250 for a lifetime membership, and now it’s completely free!
There’s not as much structure with Optimize Premium – it will be up to you to decide what you want to look at and what interests you, but again, even if you only read one or two Philosopher’s Notes (I really like the one on Cal Newport’s book, Deep Work) or watch one Master’s Class (there’s a great one called Antifragile 101), or read some of the +1s (too many to list) you won’t regret it.
Here are the links again:
For the Optimize Mastery/Coach program ($300): https://kim7–heroicenterprises.thrivecart.com/optimize-mastery/
For membership in Optimize Premium (free): https://kim7–heroicenterprises.thrivecart.com/optimize-premium/
I’m available if you have any questions. And definitely let me know if you sign up for the Optimize Mastery/Coach program so I can make the donation to Braver Angels on your behalf!
P.S. – If you sign up for Optimize Mastery/Coach, and you’d rather not have $50 go to Braver Angels (their mission is to help bring civility and kindness back into our political and public discourse), let me know what cause you would like the $50 to go to and I’m happy to make the donation there!