Train Your Intuition

I'm going to build this course in public, just as I have been writing Deep Life in public.

By the end of the year, I'll have detailed ideas for the foundational module of this course (my take on personal transformation and intuition, with some of the neuroscience and philosophy behind it) plus a couple of other modules. Most of my draft content and thoughts on those, and the course in general, will also have been shared somewhere (on twitter, in my newsletter, or on YouTube).

I'll launch a sales page on December 15th. And see what happens.

Assuming some people buy it, I'll start teaching the course early in January. As they learn, I can ask them which of the many things I want to create to develop next. And I'll keep doing that, releasing new modules on a roughly monthly basis (say 9-10 a year).

If you want to be kept up to date, sign up for my newsletter. I'll be writing to subscribers regularly regarding both my book (Deep Life) and the development of this course. Special offers for subscribers only are not unlikely.

And if you have any feedback for me on anything you read here, please drop me an e-mail (mail@davecbeck.com) or chat over on Twitter DMs (@DaveCBeck). This is all work in progress. It'll likely all change. I'd love your thoughts.

How the Course will work

Each module will consist of 2-3 hours of heavily distilled "content", a mix of video, text, and visuals as suits the material. Plus suggested exercises for students to complete, that could take minutes or days depending on how much work they have to do in that area. And possibly some further content or options for those who want to dive deep: though I sincerely want to avoid edutaining paying students.

The first module will be foundational - exploring where your intuition is at now, making sure we're on the same page with words like "intuition", clarifying your aspirational self, and setting some directions. It'll be a lot to cover, and likely end up as two or three modules over time.

Each content module will be focused on a single aspect of one of the learning outcomes below. (e.gs. Using your breath as a window into your intuition. Building your empathy. Projecting your life path.) I could feasibly run the course and launch new content near-monthly for decades, but I'll conservatively say 20 modules over two years.

My intention is that people take one module a month. For most people, it'd be tough to take in this material faster than that rate, especially self-led. This isn't a topic you learn in one go, you have to live it between "learning" and let it sink in.

But there will be exceptions to that, where people are adding to existing knowledge or practices. I might make 1/month a limit you have to request specific opt-outs from, or simply a strong-advisory, we'll see how y'all benefit from the course and what feedback I get, first.

There will be an asynchronous community. My aim in that community is to share learning journeys, ask questions and provide feedback, as well as develop relationships with cool people. And I guess I should mention it could provide accountability, too (though you won't need that for too long, if you take this course).

I'll drop in to the community to provide in-public guidance to individuals, nudge people into playing productively, and use the community as a feedback mechanism. A note: If I step back from asynchronous participation in future, that will happen after I have employed and trained a coach to step forward.

What's the course about?

These are the three high-level learning outcomes I'm keeping in my mind as I think about this course. It's a distillation of what I do for my clients as a cognitive coach - or at least the parts of what I do that can if generalized improve the world as well as yourselves.

1- Be able to listen to your bodymind, and use it as a window into your intuition.

You will unlearn the idea that decisions must be made consciously, following a rationale. Most life decisions do not have a right or wrong answer; simply different paths you can take. Your feelings, inner voice, or "gut" all give you insights from your subconscious. Which knows a lot more than you do about everything that matters to you as an individual.

Among other things, listening will tell you how well what you are thinking about aligns with your model of the world, your 'self', and your current state.

2- Have trained your intuition to align with your aspirations in specific areas and know how to train it more broadly.

You will unlearn the idea that our intuition can only ever be a ‘base’ response, guided by our reptilian brain or cognitive biases that make it useless for decision-making. Almost everything about you can be trained if it is salient to who you want to become. The more trained your intuition is, the more often your automatic response will be the right one (for you).

The aim is that your  intuitive responses align with your long-term aspirations. That your subconsicous works to guide you in the direction you want to go.

3- Have calibrated your confidence so that you know when to simply decide, and when to stop and think.

When a decision requires deep conscious intervention, you will know not to rush. You will by this point also have a working process to make such decisions well, so you can consistently walk your path.

Most of the time, though, you will be able to make decisions intuitively. Without procrastination, prevarication, or stress. Just make the decision, move on, then make the next one, confident that it was the best decision taking into account everything that matters to you.

First draft of the salesy bit

Make decisions with more confidence and less stress, by listening to your intuition and training it to reflect your long term aspirations.

You will discover how you listen to your intuitive insights, and how you can train them. The aim of the training is to encourage your subconscious insights and motivations to work for you, to guide you to the person you aspire to become (and the life you aspire to live).

As your intuition starts to reflect your aspirations, what you do falls into better alignment with what you believe, and stress falls away. You make better decisions in all aspects of your life and realize that you would be best making most of them without thinking too deeply.

It's like life, on cheat mode.

Who is this for?

Everything I (will ever) teach in public is targeted particularly for those who aspire to:

The early iterations of this course will be aimed at people who:

  • live a good life, but want a great one (doubly so if they’re not sure what that would look like, or which path to take to get there).
  • feel that there is a mismatch between the decisions they make quickly, and what they believe is important to achieve their aspirations.
  • are already interested in developing your intuition, and want practical techniques to do so.
  • believe that there is more to being human than attempting to be rational.

On the other hand... if:

  • Your primary drivers center around money or business, and you are happy that way.
  • Less than half of the aspirations above resonate.

Then this course (and my content) is probably not for you - I'd suggest leaving this site and going to plant some trees.

AND, if you would currently rate your general mental health at 6/10 or less, please don't buy now. Stay tuned, I'd like to help you, but right now I don't think I can. This iteration of the course is at the “good to great” end of self-development.

How I'm thinking about pricing

Long term pricing for the course

If this works out and there's sufficient interest to grow the course, the long-term price will be around $500 per year. That's enough to cover someone I'd employ's time to:

  • Provide an average of c. 2 hours of asynchronous support per student in public each year (within appropriate cohort/group sizes)
  • Facilitate the community
  • Help me re-develop and improve the content
  • Measure learning (and probably write some research papers here, as online education is woeful in terms of documented gains)
  • Reflect, grow

Plus make 20% or so of places available for free, and do a few other things that should be part of all profitable online teaching (but often are not).

Group Coaching

Here, rather than content, the value is in my time. I think the least-effort that would make this worthwhile for people is a combination of once-monthly live calls with a relatively small group, and ongoing asynchronous chat (using Twist, initially, because I love the ethos). With an expectation that I'm reasonably available on there when my life permits it.

I'll start pricing for that at around $300 per month. But, probably not offer it for a while - I can't manage it alongside other commitments without sacrificing my lifestyle. So, it'll have to wait until there's enough potential interest for me to fire a 1-on-1 client (i.e. when I think I'd have 10+ people joining the group).

Getting it off the ground

This is one reason for building in public (the other is, its fun). By all accounts, chatting about what you are doing on Twitter and elsewhere helps attract some early eyes to courses.

I'll likely use discounts while I build the course out, with the aim of enrolling some early people who will provide both testimonials and word-of-mouth marketing.

Anyone who buys right now, before I launch an actual sales page, can have this deal: $250 for life-long access to Train Your Intuition content and the asynchronous community. If you want to - buy here (via stripe checkout).

After a sales page goes live (December 15), I'll switch to annual pricing. I might start as low as $250, or not, depending on how many pre-launch lifers find that link and sign up.

I'm also mulling over some NFT-related ideas, but I doubt I'll make a decision on that this year.

Advertising

I know, dirty word in some early-stage builder circles. But I value my time pretty highly, so am going to test this out even now.

My assistant and I are going to build short funnels around the two content modules that launch in December. Whoever sees the paid ad and gives me their e-mail will get the pdf coaching guide, some educational content, and a pitch for a standalone mini-course (the foundation module plus one that aligns with the coaching guide). For a marketable price, $127 or something like that.

I'm guessing that if anyone buys that, they're pretty likely to end up as annual subscribers, so I'd be happy to loss-lead a touch IF it brings in any traffic at all. I'm not that hopeful we can make this work, but it's worth a shot. Advice and offers of (profit-share based) assistance welcome here.

Any other questions?

Drop me an e-mail dave@davecbeck.com. I'll get back to you (but probably not quickly).

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