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How our labs beat resistance

How our labs beat resistance

“Have you ever been to a workshop?  These boondoggles are colleges of Resistance.  They ought to give out PhD.’s in Resistance.  What better way of avoiding work than going to a workshop?“

— The War of Art, Steven Pressfield

We have such a high level of respect for Pressfield that we made sure to set our Summer Performance Lab more like a “workshing shop” than a workshop in the conventional sense.

Let me explain, no one ever learned how to ride a bike by listening to an inspiring talk about it. You learn how to ride a bike by trying, falling down, cleaning up your bruises, and giving it another go. True learning is about doing.

That’s why our Summer Performance Lab is an active experience of brainstorming and feedback. These workshops are about stretching the work you have done. They’ll be lived with a group of committed people from all over the world that are all looking for the same thing: becoming their best selves. We know, we know. That’s a little harder than learning how to ride a bike. But hear this out: the results are the same. Once you learn the fundamentals through hard work and a lot of self-reflection, you’ll be able to reach more balance (as with a bike), feel more confident (as when you try to release the rudder), and visit other places (as when your bike trip is not just a few turns around the corner, but longer, more exciting commutes).

As you can tell by now: these workshops are not about lectures. We aim to talk less and have you do more. You’re going to have to do the hard work of gathering courage and riding that bike.  So, don’t worry. These working sessions are Pressfield approved.

Stefy Bolaños

SUMMER PERFORMANCE LAB