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Ladychips

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Anyone interested in a 'Designing Your Life' book club?
« on: November 08, 2022, 11:52:33 AM »
I'd love to participate but know enough about myself to know I can't coordinate it. Anyone want to start this?

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Re: Anyone interested in a 'Designing Your Life' book club?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2022, 03:09:14 PM »
Yes!

I was thinking about trying to start an in-person group to work thru this but actually think an MMM group would be better.
Maybe 5-6 people.

Hope some others are interested.

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Re: Anyone interested in a 'Designing Your Life' book club?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2022, 04:15:13 PM »
I would be in. I got about 15% of the way through myself and then got distracted by life so a group would be a good incentive for me to finish the thing and get it off my TBR pile.

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Re: Anyone interested in a 'Designing Your Life' book club?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2022, 08:07:27 PM »
@MoseyingAlong are you willing to lead us or at least get us started?  I hope so.

I'm excited!!

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Re: Anyone interested in a 'Designing Your Life' book club?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2022, 06:27:07 AM »
When are you thinking you'd want to start? Super-soon? Beginning of the new year?

I'm very interested, but can't reasonably squeeze it in until mid-December at the earliest. That said, if you're still looking for someone to raise their hand to lead the group, I'd be happy to (if we can delay a bit).

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Re: Anyone interested in a 'Designing Your Life' book club?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2022, 06:42:02 AM »
I'm very interested.

@Ladychips, any idea of how to organize and run? I'm willing to help make it all happen. Like @Miss Piggy, I have more time after the new year. It would be nice to have something to anticipate during the dark months.

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Re: Anyone interested in a 'Designing Your Life' book club?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2022, 07:16:27 AM »
What about a regular Zoom meeting, maybe monthly or every two weeks?
And/or a dedicated journal to share our ideas?

When I did a Mastermind group years ago, we did a monthly call to discuss a chapter but also were paired up with someone else to check in more regularly. Not saying that's the way to do, just one way.

Re timing. I'm happy to start whenever, now or later in December or January.

So excited to do this. I bought the book a year ago!

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Re: Anyone interested in a 'Designing Your Life' book club?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2022, 07:55:39 AM »
So excited to do this. I bought the book a year ago!

You're way ahead of me...it's been on my "buy it later" list for a looooooong time!

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Re: Anyone interested in a 'Designing Your Life' book club?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2022, 08:16:49 AM »
@Sailor Sam - I don't know what the best way is. I personally would prefer more often rather than less (at once a month, we are looking at almost a year to get thru the book). But I guess there are lots of exercises so maybe that's not necessarily a bad plan. The partner idea sounds good depending on the size of our group. I'm also good with zoom.  I think I'd be up for whatever as long as we do it.  While I'd like to start RIGHT NOW, it makes more sense to me to start in the new year.

@MoseyingAlong , why don't you draft up a plan and get us rolling? Sounds like Miss Piggy would help.  And @Miss Piggy , buy the book right now!

So excited!!

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Re: Anyone interested in a 'Designing Your Life' book club?
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2022, 07:50:57 AM »
I am intrigued.  Ordered the book from my library.

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Re: Anyone interested in a 'Designing Your Life' book club?
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2022, 11:33:30 AM »
There are 11 chapters. So it would take about a year if we did one chapter per month.
I think that's too long.

Would people prefer 2 chapters at once or more frequent discussions?
Or do you even want that much structure? How about a free flowing discussion in a journal thread?

@Miss Piggy Since you offered to lead, do you have a vision or experience?

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Re: Anyone interested in a 'Designing Your Life' book club?
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2022, 08:57:17 PM »
@Miss Piggy Since you offered to lead, do you have a vision or experience?

Sorry for the delay...yes, sort of. I have a ton of experience facilitating highly interactive corporate learning workshops. Zero experience with book clubs. I did an online search for book club materials for this particular book and didn't find much quality stuff. Then again, I spent less than 5 minutes on the task. I do plan to look again. And there's always the option to create our own materials/discussion questions/activities. :)