most important aspects taught, waking people up, "what you have is not what you want!", "realize that!", "understand what you want!", "ask HOW?", "do something / take action!", "stop kidding yourself that everything is just fine!", "stop kidding yourself that you're making progress if you really don't -- and in most cases you don't make progress! (except if you've worked on something consciously and have been measuring progress)", the idea of "Positive Prediction"
my associations, Honesty, Openness, Authenticity, Prediction, Reality, Acceptance (of what is), Choice (the choices I have made so far / am making right now), (Authentic) Communication
most important aspects taught, consciously choosing and creating your ENVIRONMENT, which is..., supportive, encouraging, inspiring, accepting, loving, positive, the things it is made up of are..., people, physical items (things), circumstances, physical arrangement / organization of things, habits (?), Moving into a direction / doing things that bring you the most..., Love, Joy, Passion, Fun, Excitement, ...
my associations, Peace, Appreciation (of self, of others, of things and circumstances), Gratitude, Joy, Acceptance, Connection, Openness, Honesty?, Authenticity?, Worth / Self-Worth
my associations, Goals, Freedom, Creation, Manifestation, Intention, Focus, Will-Power, Discipline, Empowerment, Empowering Choices, Choice, Desire
my associations, Caring, Peace, Compassion, Groups, Support Networks, Joining, Coming Together, Contribution, Equality, Win-Win, Friendly Competition, Love for Others, Love for Self
my associations, Fears (Overcoming ~), Path with a Heart, Not Caring about Other People's Expectations, Self-Worth
my associations, Enforcing Decisions, Will Power, Expertise, transforming into reality (= applying my POWER) desires (= TRUTH of who I am / what I really want)
my associations, can act like a double-check: am I making intelligent choices, aligning with all other principles, does the whole picture actually make sense, viewed from new, different perspectives?, example of that found in last exercise day 1, Smartness, Analysis, (intelligent) Decision-Making, Shortest Path, Questioning Beliefs, also because they do affect which path seems to be the shortest, Questioning Assumptions In General, Analysing Patterns (of the past, looking at possible patterns for the future)
Showing what a great social environment would look like
asking principle-based questions raises awareness, gives new perspectives and insights
moving towards alignment with positive principles (= highest values) always yields positive results
through looking for patterns and recognizing them, day 1, first exercise
some really good, insightful stories from Steve, predictability & security VS unexpected results, the unknown etc -- the former stunt, the latter foster growth
being in a room with positive, purpose-, goal-oriented people inspires higher awareness of what's actually attainable
as a tool for how to effectively plan for & make changes / take action
helps understanding better why we often don't follow through on our decisions
the lesson from this could be expanded as it's a really important one -- as often as possibly become aware of what your goal is vs what you're focusing on and make sure you go from that to holding in your mind an image of the perfect desired outcome, how to do that?, remind people of that throughout the workshop: "what is your purpose / goal / desire here? what is the thing you've been focusing on / you're focusing on right now as you form this new desire? make sure you choose consciously!"
"What would be (even) (a little) better than this?" - for clarifying / "tweaking" desires, getting people to start using their imagination to come up with their own ideas for their lives, we all know how hard it often is to figure out what the heck one wants, and also and especially for lots of the CGW participants this is a big issue. And this process is very effective in solving that challenge.
outgoaling - project enough confidence and others will give in & follow, could this be turned into an exercise? ;)
baby steps VS immersive approach, could this be turned into an exericse? But maybe not too many people find this as inspiring as me... ?
How could one introduce the topic of "changing beliefs" in a fun way that is aligned with the goals of the workshop?
(Just want to emphasize that the social aspect seems to be a strong motivator for people to sign up for the CGW and then to come back a 2nd and 3rd time. Which is important to look at from the business perspective, i.e. to consider making that a very explicitly advertised and implemented aspect of the experience.)
(I think it DOES make sense to use both of them, it just has to be clearer how the BMSH model relates to the other one and when and how to use it.)
How about moving the vision to the Power principle and making the Intelligence principle all about looking at all the results from working with the previous principles from new, different, "sanity-check"-like perspectives to verify that those results are all in alignment with the principles and each other?
is this really that important to people? Don't we most of the time care about just 1 or 2 life areas? It seems to be the case for everyone I've talked to so far. It's very desirable though if all life aspects improve if one works on a single area consciously, by aligning with principles etc.
life coaches like me could take some of the new stuff, try it out in coaching sessions, go through a few refinement iterations, bring back feedback
holding (focused) mini-serminars / -workshops with pretty much only the elements that need testing, needn't be just Steve who does that
more like day 1, more methods and tools, or more of those that are already part of the materials anyway, but go through them explicitly or in more depth, more interaction, building more connections between participants, stories, exercises on stage, group exercises, humorous parts, keep things coming that raise awareness, challenge old thinking patterns... without that new insights are hardly possible
instead of going through all life areas, how about if everyone selects just one or two for themselves, everyone goes through the principle-based exercises together, but with a different life area as focus, sharing insights etc would still work very nicely, if people get ideas from others' sharing they are encouraged to write those down as they come, everyone can go through the rest of their life areas by themselves, after having done it in a guided fashion for the most important one or two, that's something many people mentioned... much of those writing exercises can be done alone at home and could also be just homework from day 2 to day 3 or split between after day 1 and day 2
exercises engaging the creative mind ("right brain") and the whole body if possible have to be there throughout the days, otherwise people get stuck in their left brains and heads in general