I'm trying something new and I hope you'll check it out.
At 7 pm (local time, wherever you are) on January 2nd, I'm inviting you and your peers, colleagues and friends to organize and attend an Icarus Session. You can find out the details at this link: Icarus Sessions. Read all the details to find the big picture and the link to sign up. Every city needs a volunteer organizer as well, and you can take the lead on the meetup site when you get there.
The short version: people volunteer to give a 140 second talk about what they're working on, creating or building, to do it with vulnerability, passion and generosity. And then to sit down and cheer on the next person.
Hundreds of cities, thousands of people, all connecting at the same time, around the world.
These are free, self-organized exchanges of bravery. A chance to find fellow travelers, artists and those making a ruckus and hear what they're passionate about. No pitching, no selling, but a 140-second confession of passion, fear and connection.
To kick it off, I'm hosting a live lecture, reading and session the afternoon of January 2nd in New York City. Details are right here.
I'll be hosting future events in Boston, London and one or two other cities over the coming months. I'll announce some soon.
I can promise it'll be interesting, and it might just change your work.