Thank you all for diving in and joining the world-wide Purpose Revolution! As you know the course videos will live indefinitely on YouTube, so you can always come back and get energized, or take the challenge again in January! I want to give you the 21-Day Purpose Challenge by the numbers, so we have a sober State of the Planet, a deep understanding of where we're at in the Purpose Revolution:
1. 87% of humanity are not living their purpose at work, which means 13% are living their purpose at work, so roughly 475M people who know their purpose and are living it in their careers. 7.3B global population, times ~50% (those of working age) times 13% = 475M.
2. 80% of CEOs don't know their life's purpose, but 20% do.
3. The result of a world governed by largely purposeless economic interests is democracy collapse (Princeton 2015), capitalism collapse (Piketty, 2014) and ecology collapse (NASA and the UN warning of human colony collapse in as little as 15 years). Change happens, not when everyone gets it, but when a critical mass gets it. We are nearing that critical mass.
4. Per the diffusion of innovation model (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_of_innovations) we are just on the cusp of the 'tipping point' (13.5% adoption) where purpose is moving from early adopters to early majority, evidenced by the 13% who do know their purpose and are engaged at work, and the 13-19% of the US market (LOHAS "Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability":http://www.lohas.com/about) that purchase with their values / purpose in mind. That said, California and the EU are thought to boast purpose / LOHAS markets in the 50% range
Every great journey begins with a single step, so our first step together is the Challenge. Here's what it looks like:
1. 20 purpose coaches, teachers and change agents, as well as The ManKind Project, Pachamama Alliance and The Sacred Science got the word out to over 1 million people in the month of July.
2. 1,261 people, from over 50 countries, registered for the Challenge
3. 723 people began the Challenge (opened the Day 1 email)
4. ~500 have finished or are finishing the Challenge (420 people opened the Day 21 email by 12pm PST 8/28)
5. 270 people joined the Facebook Group
6. As of 12pm PST on 8/28, 53 people completed the course feedback form (7 Foundation, 5 Strength, 41 Mastery) and will receive certificates.
7. 95% said they would recommend the program to a friend.
8. The Purpose Masters Program has 12 people registered, to take their purpose even deeper and step into leadership as Certified Purpose Challenge Leaders. Half are receiving a full or partial scholarship for translating the Challenge in Spanish and Dutch for January's Challenge and editing / translating the book in English, Greek, Dutch and Spanish, for release by November 23, 2015.
Thank you all for embarking on this sacred journey with us! Keep up the great work, stay with it and we will be victorious!
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Some reflections on this world-wide journey...
“My emotions varied from delight and joy to sadness, tears, frustration and even anger, but at the end of the purpose challenge, I have found a deeper understanding of myself and how I want to relate with the world.” Trevor N.
“I recommend this program to any person who wants to find their purpose in life. This is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Until today I was not really sure of what I wanted, but now I know so much about myself I can't ever get lost again. The support I got from the Facebook group was very useful, it made me feel comfortable and that I was not alone in this journey. I thank Brandon and the team for everything they did!” Izabella S.
“Brandon Peele, Purpose Coach and Global Purpose Advocate, is a wealth of knowledge and insight. In the 21-Day Purpose Challenge, he leads with intelligence and genuine openness through tangible, result- producing exercises that will provide you with the foundations to start living your purpose in the world today. I have taken other life purpose courses before, but none where you finish after 21 days with a purpose project and a plan for moving forward and achieving it. If you have been stuck, this is the purpose challenge that will move you!” Vanessa B.
“It is a challenge!!!! You will have to open your mind and your feelings, be honest with yourself to state what you really, really want and what makes you feel happy and successful in the main areas of your life. This is an excellent way to find out where you are now, what you need to do to get where you want to be, knowing for sure what that means.” Marco A.
“This is a wonderful and powerful opportunity to give to yourself for free. It's a gift, not an assignment, and the Heart and sincerity you put into it will spread like the rings from a drop of Water in a clear lake.” June H.
“I would recommend doing the 21-Day Purpose Challenge to anyone. It is the most important course I have ever done. Not only have I found a new lust for life, I also learned some basic truths about myself. I now know that, if in doubt, I have to consult my various personas to remove any hesitancy. This course taught me newfound respect for myself and also the people that I encounter, and will meet in the future.” Paul Z.
“I absolutely enjoyed the 21-Day Purpose Challenge. The challenge is very well articulated, and provides greats insights and tools to move forward towards a purposeful life. Brandon Peele clearly knows what he is talking about, and with this challenge, he nicely brought together some key learning materials for anyone who wants to get closer to the full expression of their being and live purposefully. Personal insights, self introspection, working on resistance, communication, initiating a purpose project, connecting and reaching out for support, taking action - all the important elements of a purposeful journey are in there. I'd recommend the challenge to anyone.” Jerome M.
“I started this challenge because I've had a crappy year so far. I've felt lost and floundering and nothing I was doing was changing anything. I didn't start it with great optimism, rather it was at least doing something that might, as a long shot, bring about something more positive. My first few exercises were half-hearted. And then, I felt it, that sense, that this wasn't just a fill-in activity. This could really bring about the changes I was looking for. Where I had been asking, "what's the point?" I was now saying, "Yes! I know why this is important! There is a place for this in the world! And more importantly, a place for me in the world!" It's not a destination, rather a beginning . . . and the adventure that follows is going to be glorious.” Mandy V.
“I have spent 64 years trying to ‘figure it out’ and Brandon helped me cut to the chase in 21 days!” Cheri A.
“The 21-Day Purpose Challenge was an incredible inner journey, a marathon that pushed me past my old fears, catalyzed a shift my thinking and empowered me to embrace my gifts. Brandon Peele is a genuine teacher who is a gifted storyteller and whose vulnerability empowered me to find my gold. Thanks to the course, I am now part of a purpose revolution. Join us!” Leo N.
“This program turned out to be such a revelation, in many useful ways - say, in how I view myself, realities of this world, and what I can do about it... then, no, of course it's not about ‘it’ - rather, it's about myself, my ability to define my world, and make it work. I can't comment enough on Brandon's daily words of wisdom - almost every time, he would touch some parts of my consciousness, its nerve -seamlessly guessing, correctly, the very things that are bearing on my mind. Felt like Deja vu sometimes… what this world is really missing is its purpose, being declared loudly, followed relentlessly, and judged by no one but god's will... before it's too late.” Vladimir V.
“The 21-Day Purpose Challenge has the power to make the shift we need in the world. Everyone on the team, lead by Brandon Peele and Oscar Medina, gave their best with one goal: To get people on purpose so we can live grounded lives and take care of each other and our planet.” Jean Y.
“If you've been struggling with knowing why you are here on the planet, or maybe you know but can't quite bring it out, this is the challenge for you! Learning from a relatable, honest and open-hearted visionary is an opportunity not to be missed. On a personal note, I learned that I can turn my wounds into medicine. I can see the ways in which I felt unsafe and unheard to give that safety, connection and support to others. The container of the group was so supportive and it took the work to a deeper level by being able to share in the safety of the group and have feedback on my progress and then also give support to others.” Julia C.
“This Challenge offered me the chance to get to know myself better and to start making choices in my life based upon my purpose. I am conscious of my talents and attributes and how I can serve the world going forward. Anyone who puts in the work will be amazed at the insights and rewards. Awesome group of caring people here! Thank you!” Debbie M.
“This 21-Day Purpose Challenge was a powerful (& incredibly, free) masterpiece. It moves one from questioning what that thing is that makes your heart sing, to creating an actionable, exciting, project that will bring more clarity, joy and vitality into your life.” Myrna B.
“I'm a self-help junkie and have done so many different programs, most of which I haven't completed. This time I convinced my mom to do it with me, and although she was hesitant, she agreed. We both gained interesting insights and really enjoyed talking about each of the exercises. I really felt like this program actually lead to tangible results! And it was free! It was inspiring to see so much work go into something that doesn't cost anything. Truly an awesome experience! Especially when shared!” Tiffany A.
“Having spent a few years working on self improvement, transformation and finding a path in life. I have always struggled to feel connected to my version of my purpose. This course gave me practical steps and actions to take to deliver on this. It was an In-Action course which was fantastic and engaged me constantly.” Katherine O.
“The 21-Day Purpose Challenge provided me with a time-bound, team-supported, clearly structured program to learn about myself and my purpose. Brandon and his team are excellent motivators - highly recommend it!” Mickey K.
“Brandon and Oscar have created a remarkably dynamic and extremely relevant Purpose Challenge, that motivates participants to move towards a deeply purposeful life. I can't thank them enough.” Thor H.
“This 21-Day Purpose Challenge program is very thorough, with many explanations, tools and presentations and is the best way to achieve a specific life purpose for the individual that I have come across in my 92 years of life. I had participated previously with two teachers on the subject of life purpose and so I can evaluate what a wonderful instructive program is presented here.” Marlyse K.
“Well thought out and very professionally presented programme. Great tools and ongoing practices. Really helped me re-look at my sense of meaning and purpose and re-connect with strands, passions and people in my life. Thank you for putting the purpose challenge together.” Dirk R.
“The 21-Day Purpose Challenge course is outstanding in it's format and the way it allows people to move through the steps of aligning with their purpose in a way that is simple, yet inspirational and highly rewarding. I found Brandon's ability to relate exceptional and very motivational - I have never been so inspired or committed to complete any previous challenge or the like. I feel sure it has and will continue to positively change my life as well as other people in my circle. Having purpose is life.” Neville S.
“Aquest curs m'ha resultat molt profitós per clarificar-me i ficar una bona base per treballar-me el propòsit actual de la meva vida. Uns exercicis molt ben plantejats, escalables, cada vegada aprofundint més. Tanmateix els exercicis no eren difícils, només demanaven constància per realitzar-los. I trobar la constància, amb les eines que proporcionava el mateix curs, no m'ha costat gaire. Felicito el seu autor.” Enric C.