“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” said philosopher and poet of ancient China, Lao Tzu.
This week has all been about taking that very first step into the adventurous path ignited at the EPIC Champions 2.0 weekend where all the participants went through a journey of self-discovery, identifying their limiting beliefs and the fire that moves them and consolidate it into an innovative project.
Along with their teams, put together during the first day of EPIC 2.0, they created a team identity, gathering around areas of common interest and choosing the name that would define them as a group. Their team shout resonated through the walls of INTI and it was a true delight for the trainers and facilitators to see them joining brain-power over their innovation challenge.
From team-creation to brainstorming to meeting the mentors, the EPIC participants have shown dedication and commitment to create something new and step out of their comfort zone. As for the partners, they had the opportunity to meet the different teams during the second day, hearing about each group’s ideas and action steps.
So what happens now?
The teams will show what they are made of during this first week as they go through the initial stage of their journey: the Forest of Fear. Here they will let go of their fear of failing and of their limiting beliefs in order to make it to the Village of Hope.
Survival tip #1: we encourage the participants to agree on a weekly meeting to make sure everyone knows what they have to do, what goals have to be reached by the end of week 1 and keep the motivation strong.
Survival tip #2: create a team Whatsapp group to keep track of what the team members are doing and making it easier for the team leader to keep an overview.
Survival tip #3: make sure to post your progress with photos and videos on the EPIC Champions Facebook group (exclusive to EPIC participants). This way your team will earn points and will show the other teams the progress you are making and challenge them to keep up with you!
Awaken the champion within you and don’t be intimidated by the Forest of Fear! Let go of your “comfort-zone” version of you and endorse the costume of the adventurer you carry inside!
Best of luck.
Any questions? Contact Bettina@Leadapreneur.com