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The Big Shift course takes you through a four week process of self-understanding that has your blocks and resistance fall away. It leaves you feeling clear and motivated to take the actions that will create what you REALLY want.
Here's how it works:
First, we create a daily check-in habit that simply and elegantly focuses your attention on your emotions and existing motivations.
Second, we discover new levels of clarity around your existing patterns by developing your capacity to look directly at the moment-to-moment experience of your actions.
Third, we tie all of the collected experiential data you gather to a conceptual understanding of what I call The Big Shift. The Big Shift is the transition from looking outside yourself for motivation, meaning, and worth to looking within.
Once you make this shift you're no longer focusing your energy on what others think of you, and you become free to do what you really
want to do.I'm so excited about this course
, it really is the most concise and effective approach to creating a transformational shift in motivation that I've come across. I know it will have a huge
impact in your life.
If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to reach out: Eric@EricLanigan.com. Learn more about me at EricLanigan.com
“We are all living in cages with the door wide open.” -George Lucas
Course Content- All of the course content is available both in text form and unabridged audio form. You can pretty much take the course while you commute! Access forever.
Group Calls- While you can go through the course on your own, most people find they get a lot more out of the course with a weekly group call. There are 5 hour-long calls for the course, one as an introduction and to go over the Introduction content, and then one for each of the 4 weeks of the course. Access to one set of group calls (see below for available cohorts).
Graduate Coach- Having a weekly group call is great, but one call a week doesn't always leave you with all the answers you're looking for. We have a wonderful group of former Big Shift students (who we call Graduate Coaches) that volunteer to support new groups of students. You'll have one assigned to your group who will be on the group calls with you and who you'll have 15 minute one-on-one calls with each week. They've been where you are (in the course at least) and they're dedicated to helping you get the core shifts the course offers.
What people are saying about The Big Shift:
"For the past couple of years I have been creating a plan to change my career path and have been struggling with a general fear of failure and lack of direction.
I have read a couple of books hoping to find motivation and build my confidence, but didn't find any long-lasting support for real change.
When I read the description for The Big Shift, it seemed like the program would provide the specific guidance that I needed. I was pleased to find it to be relevant, specific, and containing the support for long term behavior changes.
The part of this program that I personally found to be the most useful the call to action that's included. Eric's plan leads to the specific actions and changes that I needed to move forward with my plans.
I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to effect change but is stuck and not moving in the direction they would like."
"Before The Big Shift I was knocking down all these things on my to do list, but I was forgetting what really mattered and what I really wanted. I was doing things, but I wasn’t focused, and as a consequence the actions weren't nearly as fulfilling as they could be. From taking the course I realized that taking actions on my checklist didn't mean anything; they were just check marks that gave me a five second boost of happiness that quickly faded away.
The key thing I was forgetting was how I was feeling. I wasn’t asking myself, “does this feel good, would I feel better if I did this?” I was just on auto-pilot going on with life’s daily nuances.
What changed, was it just that your actions felt more meaningful, or did you start taking action more consistently after the course?
When I get down to my real thoughts and what I truly want, it’s not so much a check list anymore – it’s a path to the life I want to live. Once that became clear the actions to realize that future became almost automatic."
"Before I started this course, I didn't really pay attention to how I felt. I just kept trying to force myself to do everything that I thought I "should" do. This not only left me feeling disappointed and beating up on myself, but also just less productive. From The Big Shift, I learned to focus on what I truly wanted to do with each day and worked within that. Instead of trying to force myself to do things I knew deep down I didn't really want to do, I trusted myself to feel into what I wanted to do and let that guide my actions. A lot of questions arose along the way, but Eric and The Big Shift Community helped answer those and supported me in overcoming some of the difficulties I felt in transitioning to this new approach to life.
I enjoyed The Big Shift because it focuses so much on experience over concepts. I'm a recovering personal development junkie, and I've always searched for new concepts to help me be better, happier, and more productive. But this never worked. With the Big Shift, I actually tried new things and paid attention to how I felt. With this, I learned from experiencing the change rather than just trying to work through theory in my mind. These experiences have proved invaluable.
I'd recommend the Big Shift for anyone who's facing resistance in something they want in their lives and feels like they've tried things that haven't worked. The Big Shift is truly unique compared to any course I've taken, and there’s no doubt it’s had a positive impact on my life."
These are the cohort groups immediately available for registration. When they fill up they will be marked off. If you'd like to participate, but can't regularly make one of the available times, you will have the ability to request a cohort meet at a time when you are available instead of registering for one listed here.
November (5 weekly calls starting Monday, Nov 5th or Thursday, June 28th; Registration Ends: Wednesday, June 20th)
As we slow down for the holidays there will be one online section of The Big Shift in November:
We're also offering one or two in person sections in Cleveland, OH. Please e-mail Eric at Eric@EricLanigan.com to reserve your spot in those.
Pay What You Can
To make The Big Shift course available to everyone, I'm temporarily employing a pay what you can
model. This lets you pay the full $300
if you're able to, or lower amounts of $150
. Please use the links below to pay what you can.Pay $300 (and give a scholarship*)Pay $150 (-$150)Pay $60 (-$240)
*One scholarship slot will be opened up for each person paying the full $300
. If you pay the full $300, you may receive a thank you note from someone who's used the scholarship slot you've created. Full Scholarships
For a few (including some international students), even $60 US may not be possible. If that's you, and you'd like to apply for a scholarship, you can do that here.
Scholarships are limited.
As I’ve envisioned the course and the supporting community, one question has stayed with me,
What if everyone was intrinsically motivated?
What would the world look like if people stopped chasing external solutions to feeling like they aren’t enough?
How quickly would the world around us change if people stopped running from their emotions?
Of course, not everyone will take this course, but you might.
What if you did what you really wanted to do? I don’t mean impulsive reactions to your moment-to-moment emotions, but acting from your deeper desires: the drives that only come into focus when you’re feeling great and connected to what’s meaningful in your life. What if you were able to find that connection all the time?
The answers I get when I entertain the earlier questions inspire me. Likewise, imagining what you might do if you clarified and acted on your deeper desires may inspire you. That feeling of inspiration is sincere, it's the true light at the end of the tunnel. But it's not an "end" to get to in the sense of achieving some external thing
. It's a way of continually acting in alignment with what feels good and right in the real circumstances of your life.
Self-worth isn't something you get to, it's an ongoing process of knowing what you want to do in your circumstances and doing it.
The result of this is living a life that just feels right- right to the point that you naturally stop comparing your life with others'.
I created The Big Shift and The Motivation Network to help everyone cultivate this self-connection, because I know that when people have this connection they start acting to create, serve, and connect with others. Why? Because when you feel great, you want to share that great feeling. That's just how life is. And unfortunately, right now as a culture, we feel less connected
than ever before.