A two-part workshop consisting of two three-hour sessions on two consecutive days, Left-Brain Planning For Right-Brain People (LBP) is a generous, flexible, satisfying method of working with time, in time and on time.
In just six hours you’ll dramatically improve your capacity to:
- get things done
- meet commitments to yourself and others
- do what you say you want to do (instead of thinking about it and feeling guilty)
- transform procrastination into productivity
- feel less chaotic, bewildered, helpless
- become more directed, clear and in control
- overcome overwhelm
- end that powerless sense of “Uh-oh, where did the day go? I’ve accomplished nothing!”
- harness the power of “relentless incrementalism”
- align your goals, dreams and longings with what you’re doing to get there
- understand planning holistically: in whole-life terms and in the next 15 minutes
- enjoy the passage of time; use it wisely and strategically, in all phases of life
Session One: Monday, December 28, 2020, 2:30 to 5:30 pm CST
Session Two: Tuesday December 29, 2020, 2:30 to 5:30 pm CST
Taking place over two days, Left-Brain Planning’s two consecutive three-hour sessions build on each other. They’re timed to make the best possible use of that weird interval between Christmas-and-New-Years (during which, in Covid times, lots of us might otherwise be climbing the walls).
Especially for creatives and the self-employed, as well as those in transition (new parents… newly retired people), this workshop is a major game-changer for anyone who is having a hard time with procrastination, low energy, getting off track, transforming good ideas into reality.
If you have a hard time meeting deadlines, if everything from getting bills paid on time, to completing a batch of laundry to returning library books by their due dates seem frustratingly difficult, LBP will change this.
It’s also timely if you used to have it together but find yourself thrown off by the disorientation of Covid times: this’ll help you reorient productively in the face of uncertainty.
(And P.S.: even those who are naturally well-organized left-brain persons will benefit from LBP’s whole-life approach and paradigm.)
As I mentioned in the video above, this workshop is priced on a pay-what-you-are-able scale: $45-$95 for Covid times.
My typical two-day workshop registration fee is $175, so this is a deeply discounted offering … my wish to get this out there and offer practical support for these challenging, everything-is-a-blur, times.
If you need further financial support to be able to attend, please email Sweetie at email@example.com to arrange registration We’re happy to work with you.
MATERIALS to gather or purchase:
Please get the following simple, inexpensive, easy-to-get materials before class. You probably have many of these items on hand already. (Note as of 11-25-2020: the materials purchase links below are not working, and because it is almost Thanksgiving, Crescent’s beloved tech diva is not able to fix it till Saturday. Come back then for any purchases you’d like to make! Sorry… as Picasso said, “If you don’t have green, then orange has got to do it.”)
- A nice pristine notebook (any kind you like) in which to take notes during the sessions.
- One to three durable, hard-cover, blank spiral side-bound 5X8.5 inch notebook(s), which will become your planner(s). I sometimes use these Pro Art notebooks, and have also enjoyed these, from U.S. Artists. Any notebook that meets these criteria is fine; I have sometimes found usable ones on the shelves at Staples or Office Depot. Each notebook typically covers about three months (though it depends on the number of pages your particular notebook has. I usually purchase several at a time.
- Writing pens, of several colors, that you enjoy in your hands. I adore the Varsity Ink Pens and have also greatly enjoyed the Pilot Rolling Ball Pens. But it’s whatever feels pleasurable to you.
- Not essential, but nice to have on hand (you may already have some perfectly good equivalents): some other color options such as a good quality set of colored markers (I love these two-tip ones by Tombow), colored pencils (these, from amazon, are good quality and reasonably priced for what you get), even a small watercolor set (like this one), with brushes. As I say, these are not strictly necessary, but I guarantee they will add playfulness and fun to your planning process… and the way we’ll use them engages the whole brain.
- And last, not remotely required for LBP, but so useful and neat if you work in multiple spaces or travel (remember ‘travel’?) that I can’t resist adding it here, perhaps for your someday wish-list: this nifty zip-up, push-down/pull up canvas pen carrier. Available in many different colors.
P.S. # 1: I know the art supplies may make some of you anxious, but I promise there is no drawing or “art” as such involved… you will make the LBP system work your way.
P.S. # 2: If you do run out and get new supplies, try not to use them until class — that way you’ll have a little bit of that brand new first-day-of-school excitement.