Wanted to wrap up our 2021 New Year's updates before we get out of January so everyone can grok the landscape ahead and choose where and how you'd like to plug in along the way.
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that we have always deliberately modeled our life and work along that of Yvon Chouinard and the company he founded, Patagonia. Except that we're looking to do in the realm of training homegrown humans what they did for gearing homegrown humans.
To that end, we've acquired a property at 10,000' in the Rocky Mountains and are commencing building a fully sustainable off-grid passive solar alpine cabin up there. It is going to serve as FGP World HQ and the base for our most intense year-long training programs, the Omega Project. It will also be the likely place from which future books and creativity will come (thanks Elon for hooking up those Starlink satellites just in time!).
We are also building out a seasonal basecamp with rad pavilions and tensile structures, customized shipping containers that convert into kitchens and lounges, and extreme neuro-kinesthetic playground equipment so everyone can learn to throw down safely and with the support of community.
And as we share this Fall, we're getting back to our roots and running experiential leadership programs in beautiful natural settings.
So what happens when you put these three tiers––the Alpine HQ, the superfun basecamp, and the seasonal adventure trainings all together?
The world's baddest ass Hedonic Calendar ever.
And you're invited to chase the hydrologic cycle with us––from snowfall to snowmelt to rivers running to the sea.
Be like water. Sounded like a good idea when Bruce said it, so we decided we'd follow his sage advice.
We begin at the headwaters of the Colorado River at our FGP HQ at 10,000' where we ski, snowboard and explore in the winter (Flow and Snow). We gather as an extended community for Flow Camp in the aspen forests (Flow Camp). We then follow the snowmelt down to the Utah Canyons, etched over millennia on the river’s way to the Sea of Cortez (Flow Canyons). Then we end in Baja California Sur, in a little fishing and kitesurfing town to learn about ocean living and sport (Flow Ocean).
This reflects the cycle of the seasons, as well as the cycle of our lives, and provides community members from all around the world the chance to reset the metronome of each year by attending and training with us. We balance the intimate in-person events with a suite of digital courses, that allow anyone, anywhere the chance to level up their lives and impact.
That's the jam––it's simple and elegant and we're stoked to spend the next ten years building it all. It's how we've always lived our lives (as do most folks in mountain towns). And it seemed powerful enough to want to share with you too. We won't be rolling out signups yet for Flow Camp in late July, or our Fall trainings––but know they're coming.
In the meantime––three fun things to check out.
1. Our Podcast 🎧
We've spent some time over the past few months hosting an interview series called Homegrown Humans (think of it like Bill Moyers meets Joe Rogan) with some of the smartest and wisest folks we know––who all either feature directly in, or directly shaped my thinking about the contents of Recapture the Rapture.
We rolled it out in partnership with Big Think and our friends at Neurohacker Collective, hosted on the Collective Insights podcast. Initial reports were that the conversations were awesome, but finding them was a little harder––so we've cleared up some of the signposting and wanted to share direct links to them here if you haven't had a chance to listen yet.
2. The Attributes 📖
And Thing Two: our good friend Rich Diviney (whom you may remember as Rich Davis in Stealing Fire––the SEAL Team 6 commander who pioneered the Mind Gym)––well, now he's retired and has written a great book on the Attributes (not the skills) that distinguish the great from the good. Its the opposite of a hooyah! grunt book and is thoughtful, insightful and well-told. Checkit!
The Attributes by Rich Diviney
3. An Invitation to Train 👁
Lastly––we've had an overwhelming response to our last email inviting folks to join our only live teaching of Recapture the Rapture: A User Manual program. Our admissions team is backed up for the next three weeks taking calls.
If you're interested in jumping into that training––it's going to be a ton of fun, and a total one-off.
In person, outtakes, straight talk, and general diving deep, all before the book launches in the spring (and who knows what happens then ;).
All the best,