- Why is the program called A Better Way to Live & Work™ (ABW)?
- Who is this program for?
- What are the 7 Entrepreneurial Skills® (7ES)?
- How does the program work?
- Is this program for everyone?
- Does the program fulfill its promise?
- Why does it work?
- Who designed the program?
The program is called A Better Way to Live & Work™ because our promise to you is that after completing the program you will have a deeper, more meaningful life and a plan for work that answers your calling.
Participants say “the program rearranges your DNA”; “It helped me remember why I’m here” and “Made me sad that I’ve lived my whole life not being me”. You will see that you can have a life on your own terms. And you will know that you don’t have to do it alone.
The program is for people seeking more meaning and purpose in their personal and professional lives. It is for people who have an inner sense, deep-seated urge or premonition that there is something more for them in this life. They are people who have decided that now is their time, and refuse to settle for the status quo.
Typically, the people who get the most from this program have achieved some measure of success in their lives already. They also know there is more for them, more they want to do, more they want to be. They know they want to contribute more through their lives and work, leave a legacy, or live life more purposefully.
You might have your own business, work in a corporation, be in partnership with others in business or work for a small business or a corporation. Or you might be in a relationship where you both want to renew and revitalize both your work and your vision for your relationship. You might know exactly what is next, but you know you need structure and support and don’t want to do it alone! You might simply be Between Seeing, looking at the next phase in your life, knowing there is something more although you don’t quite know what it is yet. This is what Entrevis in French means – between seeing.
Common to all who are attracted to this course is that they want work and lives they are passionate about, lives that are congruent with their values and which gives them a sense of purpose. The A Better Way to Live & Work™ process was designed for and has proven to do just that.
The 7 Entrepreneurial Skills® provide structure and a framework for helping people find their better way to work. The 7ES are based on the core competencies and best practices of entrepreneurs. Whether or not you are an entrepreneur, these principles represent the minimum creative skill set that is both relevant and necessary to conceive and make real new work or businesses and lives that are fulfilling, sustainable, and successful—on your own terms!
The 7ES are a cycle, starting with the skill of developing a vision with faith and commitment, proceeding through each lesson and coming back to revisit the first skill again with a new and deeper understanding. The 7ES are skills that can stay with you for a lifetime. They are always in motion informing you of what is real and most important for you to pay attention to in the moment. In this sense, they move from being skills to life practices.
The Better Way to Live & Work™ program consists of an introduction chapter and 14 lessons. The work includes lessons on each of the 7 Entrepreneurial Skills® plus lessons called Focal Points that are specific activities supporting the creation of your Vision Story®, planning, and implementation to fully realize your dreams of creating a new, better way to live and work.
When you sign up for the program you will receive a 250 page manual. Each lesson in the manual contains exercises for you to complete. Following the exercise you will meet with me either individually or by phone.
No, this program is not for everyone. This is not a quick fix program. To create and implement a significant change in how you work, to get sustainable results, and to redefine and create new successes takes time. There is no silver bullet. It takes 6 months to complete the work. You will need to spend 2-3 hours on each of the lessons. If you are experiencing significant change such as a move, a job change, a change in relationship, or illness in the family, this may not the right time to begin this program. If you do not have a sense that there is something else calling you forth, that you are ready for change, it may not be the right time for you to do this work.
Yes, for those people who complete the work, it fulfills the promise. Hundreds of people have completed the course and have told us it has changed their lives, giving them direction and fulfillment. It has transformed their work so that is tremendously rewarding, sustainable and successful.
Read some of the testimonials to see for yourself.
It works because it marries a process and structure with support, accountability, perspective and just-in-time learning. We realize that in creating a new vision for your life you are initiating a major change. This process has an imbedded personal change management technology that enables you to move through the barriers that most frequently stop people. We are the only program of this kind to incorporate this proprietary technology.
The “Better Way to Live and Work” program was designed and written by Jeff Staggs and George Johnson. We no longer partner together but continue to be friends and offer the program to individuals and small and large groups.